Kara Vaggio Does Sol Lewitt

July 18, 2013 by SHED

Aug 3- Aug 10

OPENING August 3, 2013

S.H.E.D. Projects presents a new site-specific installation by Oakland and SoCal based artist, Kara Joslyn a.k.a. “Kara Vaggio.”

Kara Joslyn received her BFA from CCA in 2008.  Her work has been exhibited extensively in San Francisco, Oakland, Chicago, Los Angeles, and NYC.  Joslyn currently lives, and works in Oakland and will be returning to her native San Diego in the fall where she will attend the MFA program at UC San Diego.

Kara Vaggio Does Sol Lewitt

For this exhibition, Joslyn, has taken on the task of re-purposing a specific body of work by the late minimalist artist, Sol Lewitt under her alter ego Kara Vaggio.  Joslyn sites Lewitt, whose work engages with interpretation, rationality and optical effects of chiaroscuro (light emerging from dark), as one of her biggest influences. The cool, rational control found in Lewitt’s highly coordinated and (often) visually stoic wall drawings have been championed as an iconic example of Minimalist strategy.

Minimalism itself has been criticized by the contemporary art world as excessively male-dominated both in thought and in practice.  Joslyn’s project is to address this criticism by posing questions about what works would become if made by a female artist.

This is the first time the S.H.E.D. Projects exhibition space will be utilized as a singular large-scale sculptural work.

The Opening of Kara Vaggio Does Sol Lewitt will be from 7-10 Saturday August 3.

There will be a preview with Q&A with the artist during the day on Saturday August 3 from 1-5.

August 10 at 7 pm, singer/songwriter, Joel Robinow will perform a live re-creation of John Baldessari’s 1970’s film “Baldessari sings Sol Lewitt.”

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