Featuring: Adam Katseff, Eric Larson, Angela Willetts and Todd Anderson, Kevin Seaman, Scott Kildall, Ashley Lauren Saks, Nicole Phungrasamee Fein, Surabhi Saraf, Brice Bischoff, Michael Namkung, Yuki Maruyama, Jennifer Campbell, and Leeza Doreian.
Opening Reception: Friday, October 7, 2011, 6 – 9pm
Exhibition dates: October 8 – October 29, 2011
Gallery hours: Thursday – Saturday, 16 – 6pm
The Lab is located at 2948 16th St, San Francisco.
My drawings are strongly influenced by Japanese Manga (comics), my favorite form of art and literature since my childhood in the US and through my adolescence in Japan. To this day, the narrative and formal possibilities of the Manga genre continue to fuel my imagination and curiosity.
I am interested in the implication of Time and Space inherent to Manga and comics, that is, the representation of disparate moments (frames in a comic book) within one picture plane. This Time/Space relationship is one I have been particularly conscious of in my recent work.
For the Time Exhibition I am presenting an installation of drawings on wood blocks of various sizes and shapes whose sides function loosely as comic frames. The blocks are modular; they can be assembled and reconfigured into countless spatial arrangements. The interplay of two-dimensional and three-dimensional pictorial spaces, as well as the modular nature of the blocks, allows for a great range of formal and narrative experimentation.
Over the course of the exhibition I will periodically alter the installation by recombining, removing, and adding pieces.