We are playing with shadows from bumper to bumper. Sweeping pinecones with a broom. Granola by the fistful and the dampness of day-old coals. An easy escape with the right gear, like making babies when you’re pushing thirty three. Sliding jet-puffed confection along the business end of a dowsing rod. Still searching but proudly found in the back of a Subaru with bumper stickers that say: I’d rather be car camping.
Jonah Susskind and Emmy Moore, the co-founders of S.H.E.D. Projects show new work of their own for this second to last exhibition in the space before the two move to Massachusetts via cross-country road trip.
Please join us on Saturday November 16 for “We’ll Make It Somewhere, Somewhere” – a collective channeling of wonder and admiration for the human species.
Born from a desire to combat the overwhelming sense of doom found in the wake of industrialization, this evening of performances and collective offerings aims to generate a communally charged ball of magnanimous reverence for that which industrialized peoples, do, have done, and will do to establish, enrich, and beautify meaningful bonds between one another and the universe.
With Oakland based performance artist Scotty Slade at the helm, this event will look to offer insight through collaborative and experimental manipulation of psycho-spiritual notions pertaining to “the enrichment of human life.”
For the first hour of the performance, attendees will be encouraged to participate in the collective building of a shrine to humanity by presenting offerings. Attendees are welcome to bring a material something to place in/on this altar or just their thoughts and feelings.
We hope you will join us for this one night only performance event. Please note, if you are planning to bring an offering, Scotty recommends choosing anything you think/feel will charge this physical space and increase the magnitude of the waves, which we will be collectively sending deep into the homosphere.
put the it back in some bodies, and our platonic costumes….put the it back in I
IT A BOY is an on-going video project by Wilder Alison, with music made in collaboration with Monroe Street. These music videos and projection works are born of texts, which typically precede and provoke A/V elaborations and deal with human and non-human object fixations, dream renderings, and shifty androgynies. Moving through painterly landscapes that evoke a provisional kind of nature, the figures in these works play with the trope of the mask and the impossible task of mimesis, playfully donning and discarding various fictive identities as they engage in acts of impersonal intimacy.
Wilder Alison is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY, and sometimes Vermont. She completed her undergraduate work at Bard College and the Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art, and she is currently an MFA candidate in Painting at Bard College. Alison is a former artist-in-residence at Real Time & Space in Oakland. Monroe Street is a musician, writer, and analysand-in-formation currently studying psychoanalysis and the humanities in NYC and Burlington, VT.
An Attempted Partial Taxonomy of Rocks… is an ongoing examination of geologic process through the lenses of history, mythology and personal narrative. Begun in the fall of 2011 while in residence at The Wassaic Project, in Wassaic, NY, the work was published as a folio of photographs and found images accompanied by text. An Attempted Partial Taxonomy of Rocks… has been subsequently reworked for presentation at S.H.E.D. Projects as a site-specific lecture / reading exploring the relationships between geologic time scales, geometry, power, death and sex. It’s sort of about rocks, and it’s sort of about everything else.
Daniel J Glendeningis an artist, writer and inter-disciplinary researcher based in Portland, OR. He holds an MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art and a dual BA in Art Studio and English/Creative Writing from the University of California at Davis. Glendening has published work with “Panhandler,” “Drain,” and Social Malpractice Publishing, among others. He has exhibited locally and nationally including exhibitions at Appendix Project Space and Disjecta, Portland, OR; FiveMyles, Brooklyn, NY; and The LAB, San Francisco, CA. He is currently working towards upcoming projects with High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA and Eights, Portland, OR. He collects books and mystical shit.
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.”
WHITE RUSSIANS UNDER THE FLOWER MOON, BETWEEN TWO PILLARS
SARDINES AND ORBS THAT ARE CHANGING
BALLOON-TWISTERS AND MUSICAL SCORES
SCOTTY AS SHEILA
PAULETTE AS HERSELF
WET CLAY WITH CANDLES
THE MOON IS A FUCKING YIN-YANG!
TREADMILLS, TIME, AND WOMEN
A one-night project by Bailey Hikawa and Erin Jane Nelson
Friday, May 24th from 7pm-10pm.
Performance at 9pm
Bailey Hikawa (b. Los Angeles, CA) lives and works in Oakland, California. She received her B.F.A. from The California College of the Arts in 2012. She is a member of Real Time and Space studios and recently had a show at Important Projects (Oakland), Emperor! Emperor! Emperor!
Erin Jane Nelson is an artist and writer living in Oakland, California. She studied at The Cooper Union School of Art in New York, Malmö Art Academy in Sweden, and the Ox-bow School of Art in Michigan. Recent projects include Love’s Labor’s 1 at Important Projects (Oakland), On The Line Making Time at Vessel & Page (Pontiac, MI), Summer School at Project Space (Vancouver), and Broon published by Gottlund Verlag (Los Angeles).
detail from: Approximation of Sun Through Closed Eyelids, 2013
S.H.E.D. Projects is pleased to present Mother Tongue, an exhibition of new photographic and sculptural works by Kristine Eudey. Eudey’s work often finds itself straddling the margins between image and object, as she strategically engages the overlaps and dissonances between, sight, physical experience, and representation.
Mother Tongue explores this phenomenological space in conversation with the specificity of S.H.E.D.’s architecture by exposing the threshold between the site’s interior and exterior realms. Eudey’s recent work, much of it inspired by the way we see and comprehend the daily light cycle, is made complete as the sun tracks through and past the exhibition space, connecting her work to those routine experiences that remain intractably unrepresentable.
Kristine Eudey lives and works in Oakland, California. She is currently an MFA candidate at California College of the Arts and, hailing from the Midwest, earned BFA degrees in photography and sculpture from University of Illinois in 2009. Mother Tongue is her first solo exhibition.
S.H.E.D. Projects is pleased to present Above/Below, a ONE NIGHT ONLY light installation by Rebecca Najdowski.
Using only rudimentary overhead projectors and aluminum foil, Najdowski will transform S.H.E.D. Projects into a homespun planetarium that shifts and moves with the presence of an audience.
Above/Below not only references the intensity of the night sky that our urban location restricts, but also harkens to a prehistoric picture of stars as punctures in the mythological fabric of a night sky. The result is a phenomenological experience of light and shadow that reveals a latent capacity for the makeshift and the frivolous. Najdowski’s economical use of materials and strategies is in formal contrast to the astral quality of her installation, exposing a well understood relationship between potential failure and potential magic.
Rebecca Najdowski is a visual artist based in the Bay Area. She received her MFA from California College of the Arts in 2010 and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Brazil in 2011 to produce a visual and social art project. Among her numerous exhibitions and screenings, she has shown at The Lab and Queens Nails Projects in San Francisco, Kala Art Gallery in Berkeley, the Athens Video Art Festival in Greece, and performed at Oi Futuro in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. In 2010-2011 Rebecca was an artist-in-residence at CAPACETE in Rio de Janeiro and in 2012 at Signal Fire in Oregon, she has an upcoming residency at the Institute for Electronic Arts at the University of Alfred, New York.
Emotional Trash is Keith Boadwee’s Conceptual Drawing class on visual parade at S.H.E.D. Projects FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!
THURSDAY 11/29, 7pm – 10pm
FEATURING WORK BY:
ian van hammersveld
& daniel gonzales