Patterns of Disintegration on view through October 13

Patterns of Disintegration

opening reception: First Friday, September 6, 7–10pm
with South First Fridays art walk and StreetMRKT art fair on South First

exhibition on view: September 7 through October 13, 2019
hours: Fridays noon–6pm, Saturdays and Sundays noon–4pm

artists talk: Thursday, September 26, 6pm
learn about the work of the artists and the curatorial process
free admission with free snacks as well!

closing reception: First Friday, October 4, 7–10pm
with South First Fridays art walk and StreetMRKT art fair on South First
join the event on Facebook!

featuring work by:
Abiam Alvarez
Mape Andrews
Mike Battey
Jackie Baxton
Marcia Boyajian
Emily Van Engel

Patterns of Disintegration explores the natural decay and material break-down that intersects with our daily life. The show is co-curated by Monica Valdez and Emily Van Engel and includes six emerging artists living in San José and the surrounding area.

“The artists embrace different ways in which things change and fall apart,” notes Valdez. “Through sculpture, photography or painting, the artists reiterate broken-down components to produce artwork that then becomes a vehicle to discuss those changes.”

“The notion of disintegration is part of a healthy life cycle, but is often overlooked,” said Van Engel. “Regeneration or decay can bring about uncomfortable feelings, such as laziness, uncleanliness or shame, but when we look at the multitude of ways that break-down occurs in our daily life, it can inform how we operate in the world.”

 

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