Para Lola

PARA LOLA.
One Exhibition, Two Shows.

Jonathan Cane (South Africa)
Myriam Tapp (Canada)
Adam Triano (United States)
Andrés Monzón (Colombia)

March 23rd – 24th
Opening Reception: March 23rd, 4:30 p.m.

La Renverse

Trytique La Renverse, vaccum form plastic, cardboard, porcelain / plastique moulée, carton, porcelaine, 18”x 18”x 48”, 2012

Ombre

Ombre, inkjet print, wood/ impression à jet d’encre, 2011

La Mancha II

La Mancha II, plaster, mesh, paper / plâtre, métal, papier, 54”x 42”x 27”, 2012

Island

The wind blows upon a white translucent world. The houses in the islands, the invisible people in the houses, oscillate and vacillate… they refract your thoughts. They rise up towards being; they fall down onto nothingness. They are opaque and they are transparent; they reunite and they disperse. The wind blows and sends you adrift, distances you from the object you were contemplating. You seek to seize the subject with your imagination but it eludes you. Words cannot draw it, there is only sight. Infinite things flow freely in your reverie, but you can arrest none. You look at the tiny houses, their fragile islands, the light broken by forests, the shifting geography, the flowing water, the running ink. You try to put everything together, but it escapes you. You listen to the wind blow.
Myriam Tapp’s work Island constitutes a seductive yet elusive experience. Objects and sensations conduct the spectator through a stream that never stops; she is induced into reverie. The substance of the work, more than the materials of which it is made, seems to be that of dreams. Without a concrete object upon which to fix his attention, the viewer constantly displaces his gaze, draws his mind onto something different, seeks to unveil another idea or memory. Every moment there is something new that appeals to him or her. Experiencing the work becomes an eventful journey across the substances of the mind, through imagination and memory. Instead of resting on an island, our psyche crawls through the interstices that separate subjective states. Our own mental process becomes integrated into the content of the work.
Our subjectivity, the lenses through which we refract and interpret what we apprehend, is that ever shifting current of air and water. It is what separates the islands, the houses, the people. Yet, it is also what unites them.
~Gustavo Larach

Survival Tactics: Rueff Galleries

Survival Tactics is an exhibition that brings together a group of young emerging and established artists who have come out of the University of New Mexico’s MFA graduate program in studio art. Featuring new media projects that explore interactivity, video, sound, processing and light, the works tangentially address ideas of survival through technological mediation of nature and culture. The exhibition is curated by Mary Tsiongas and includes work by Chad Person, Min Kim Park, Mitchell Marti, Schwinn Xuan Chen, Myriam Tapp, Conor Peterson, Sheri Crider, Teresa Buscemi and Molly Bradbury.
Jan 7 – 18, 2013

ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine of wilderness

The Eighteenth International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness is a symposium and series of events exploring the discourse of global proportions on the subject of art, technology and nature. The ISEA2012 symposium will consist of a conference starting September 19 – 24, 2012 as well as an expansive, regional collaboration throughout the fall of 2012, including art exhibitions, public events, performances and educational activities.

Inside-out

Inside-out, plexiglass, wood, video projection/plexiglas, bois, projection video, 2012