Untamed (parking) Spaces
Nine artists transformed buses, campers and tents into unexpected art galleries – curated by NewTown Arts
Exhibition Openings: Mar 9th, 2012 6-10pm
Lisa Mann – Tentnology 2.0
Inside her illuminated tent, a blogging camper has brought along the technological comforts of home: cell phone, digital notepad, and laptop.A portable cell tower disguised as an evergreen tree provides a 5-bar signal and a generator recharges all batteries. Projections of U.S. National Parks sprout “stealth” cell towers. The campsite is complete with a flickering, virtual campfire.
Purgatory Arts – Recollect
The afterlife, solitude, peacefulness, the passage of time.A physical representation of a fictional character’s memories and feelings that evoke Nostalgia in the viewer.
Theresia Rosa Kleeman – Allegory of the Tipi
An appropriation of Plato’s Cave Analogy; an ephemeral nomadic structure where the viewer is not bound by chains but rather free to move around.Shadows dance around on the exterior while within the source of the illusion is blatant and the magic is revealed collapsing the spectacle to a mere trick.The illusion falls apart and the magic is lost.
Nicholas Fedak II – Wedding Bell Blues
The past is yet to come!An installation about memory and the evanescent, ethereal, and intangible past. A ‘floating’ disintegrating wedding dress and wedding tuxedo hang in the doorway to welcome visitors inside a private dream world through visual and olfactory bombardment. Once inside, each person is free to discover their own personal memory of the familiar.
Kira Vollman – Do Not Enter
An explosion of broken signs, Frankensteined dead-ends, dripping blood red off-limits and scattered reminiscences of forbidden locations.A metaphorical hysterectomy that blocks the audience from taking a necessary path in life and evokes a jarring sensation through auditory and visual perception.
Margaret Adachi – House of Cards
Life spins out of control. Events can seem to happen in random yet fateful patterns. House of Cards presents the viewer with a choice: to play the hand you’re dealt or to change the game.
This project is made possible through a grant from The Pasadena Department of Cultural Affairs Arts.
Margaret Adachi is a studio artist working primarily in sculptural installation. The imponderables of our lives are her terrain, affable pop-culture figures her vehicles, sly humor her (renewable) fuel.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and reviewed in Sculpture Magazine, ArtWeek, Coagula and other publications. Born and educated in Southern California, Margaret graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Pitzer College and received an MFA in Visual Art from Claremont Graduate University. Even though she would never have imagined matriculating at Harvard, her art has made it into the permanent collection of the Fogg Museum of Harvard University.
Theresia Rosa Kleeman is an artist, educator, and entrepreneur. Theresia investigates institutional frameworks and human experience through color as form at the intersection of art and science.
Nicholas Fedak II received his Master of Fine Arts Degree in Photography from Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles and received his BA from Cal State University Northridge in 1985. Nicholas has had solo exhibitions at across California, Arizona, New York, and Colorado.