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Roll Call: Bay Area Arts and Culture
ICA Soundworks 2012. 100 New soundworks evoked from Bruce Nauman’s seminal work “Days” (ica.org/projects/soundworks)
MEDIUM METAL ROOM, SMALL PREHISORIC CAVE, 18TH CENTURY FRENCH SALON—Jacqueline Gordon
MY NEIGHBOUR—Patricia Esquivias
BRUCE IMPERIAL—Written and produced by Dan Fox, narrated by local composer Ben Furstenberg.
Some selections by guest Rebeca Bollinger who has a proclivity for ancient recordings and 78 records.
REBECA BOLLINGER—Translation No. 1 is text from a NY Times critic Holland Cotter’s review of Giorgio Morandi’s exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, translated into sound. This sound project was produced for SFMOMA talk. (blog.sfmoma.org/2012/03/bollinger-on-morandi)
[Vintage Comedy and Drama by Various Artists]
Comic Consequences—Light Descending
Comic Consequences—Staccato, Building
Comic Consequences—Busy, Building
Handel Festival “Israel In Egypt” 1888. Excerpt, on note with cylinder: A chorus of 4000 voices recorded with phonograph over 100 yards away. Composed by Handel. Conducted by August Manns. Record format: Edison yellow paraffine cylinder. Recorded by Col. George Gouraud, foreign sales agent for Thomas Edison, at the Crystal Palace, London, England.
Cav-Salvatore-Salvati—O Sole Mio
[End] Oneohtrix Point Never—Physical Memories—Rifts
Dj Margaret is joined in conversation with artists REBECA BOLLINGER and JAMES STERLING PITT on their practice, current projects, and exhibitions.
REBECA BOLLINGER is a visual artist whose work fluctuates between flat space and objects, photography, painting, sculpture, and moving images. She is interested in translations, and where things fall apart, and ultimately become other things. In her recent work, Rebeca uses her own photographic archive as a starting point, translating pictorial fragments into ceramics, sculpture, drawings, animation, collage, sound, prints, books, and sculptural video projections. She currently has work in the Data Deluge exhibition, curated by Reynard Loki and Rachel Gugelberger at Ballroom Marfa, in Marfa Texas, and currently in Los Angeles with a new work for Video Vault at Walter Maciel Gallery, which opened July 14th. Rebeca’s work has garnered numerous awards including a SECA Award in Electronic Media from SFMOMA, the James D. Phelan Award in Video, Eureka Fellowship from the Fleishhacker Foundation, and the Artadia Award. She has been nominated for both Rockefeller and Guggenheim. Rebeca has exhibited nationally and internationally, and her work has been reviewed in Artforum, Flash Art, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Sculpture News, Art Papers, New Art Examiner, San Francisco Chronicle, and Artweek. Her work was featured in Art in the Anchorage, New York; California Biennial; the inaugural Bay Area Now, (YBCA); and 010101: Art in Technological Times (SFMOMA.) Solo exhibitions include Henry Art Gallery (Seattle,) Feigen Contemporary (New York,) Rena Bransten Gallery (San Francisco,) and Walter Maciel Gallery (Los Angeles.) She is a Senior Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Program in Fine Arts at California College of the Arts. Rebeca is represented by Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, and Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles.
JAMES STERLING PITT’s art functions as a chronological, visual archiving of memories. These memories are represented at times as playfully recognizable objects—and at times abstracted forms that come from perceptual shifts or dreams. Conceptualized to exist as an object based journal, his current body of works are three dimensional recreations of moments past. Pitt’s subconscious explorations aim to bridge notions of reminiscence with the present and future by way of tangible markers of a time and place. When installed together, the work not only becomes a map of personal identity, but invites pause and careful examination of one’s own intimate recollections. Pitt holds degrees from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and Mills College. He has been exhibited at Parklife; Headlands Center for the Arts; Sight School; The LAB; Artist Television Access (ATA); Ping Pong Gallery, now Romer Young; Richard Levy Gallery (New Mexico); Gallerie Axel Obiger (Berlin); and San Jose Museum of Art. He has been the recipient of the Vera Noland Award, Trefethen Merit Award, and the Djerassi Foundation Artist Recidency. He is currently included in a contemporary watercolor show at Morgan Lehman New York curated by Veronica Roberts, and a solo exhibition opening this fall at Eli Ridgway Gallery, San Francisco. The artist lives in Oakland and is represented by Eli Ridgway Gallery.
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JAMES STERLING PITT
Color Study, 2010
Pigment print on paper glazed ceramic, paper and collage
13 1/8 x 23 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches Her Scarlet Leaving Turns To Blush, 2011
Acrylic printed on Plexiglas, glazed ceramic,
spray paint, glitter
12 x 16 x 10 inches Photo to Object Study
Courtesy of the artist and Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco.
James Sterling Pitt
Untitled (Rendition No. 3 (For Lauren), 2012
Acrylic on wood
16.5 x 12 x 2.5 inches
Untitled I, 2012
Acrylic on canvas, pins
12 x 12 x 2 inches
Untitled (Bernal Hill/Fall Wind), 2012
Graphite and watercolor on paper
13.25 x 10 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Eli Ridgway Gallery, San Francisco.
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