Opening November 6th, Abner Nolan: Babble
San Francisco based artist Abner Nolan's Babble is informed by the wandering creative impulses of his 4 year old son. The installation combines videos documenting the intimate building of temporary structures overlaid by boarded up windows, a contemporary symbol of urban recession and blight.
Opening November 13th, Patrick Hillman: Sets & Reps
Patrick Hillman’s new installation Sets & Reps evolved from a series of conversations and interactions between the artist and a 70 year old bodybuilder named Guy. Discussions on male muscle culture, gay sex apps, and heartbreak translated into a diverse range of works including crocheted undergarments, a paper and Mylar sculpture, and a series of photographs.
Opening November 20th, Melissa Wyman: Backwards Beasts
Melissa Wyman’s Backwards Beasts is the marrying of two participatory projects that explore the awkward and symbiotic nature of interpersonal relationships. Collaborating with intimate partners, total strangers, and her 14 month old daughter, she utilizes wrestling and backwards gestures to seek out the transition (and oscillation) between forced and fluid moments: when ‘foreign’ or strange actions appear ‘natural’ and vice versa.
You roll away your stone, I’ll roll away mine is a series of week long solo exhibitions organized by artist Jason Hanasik. Noticing the generative nature of the intergenerational relationships in his own life, Hanasik tasked each invited artist to create a week long solo show with the stipulation that the artists collaborate with someone significantly older or significantly younger than they are. The result is a captivating series of projects which eloquently build on top of each other to collectively explore the themes of isolation, miscommunication, and expectations.
Please join us for three receptions, one for each artist:
On Sunday, November 6th from 7:30-9:30, Abner Nolan: Babble
On Sunday, November 13th from 6-8pm, Patrick Hillman: Sets & Reps
On Sunday, November 20th from 6-8 pm, Melissa Wyman: Backwards Beasts