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Open House Open Studios, 27 March 2012

The Open House on Tuesday March 27 makes it possible to see the Winter/Spring 2012 projects and meet the artists working in our studios: Julie Covello aka DJ Shakey, Caroline Cox, Sabisha Friedberg, and Haroon Mirza, plus to take a tour through the Canyon Candy exhibition.

Caroline Cox juxtaposes two installations; Spin, a sprawling, immersive work made of hand sewn white vegetable packaging mesh installed in an all black environment, and OrangeBlueOrange, a piece that emphasizes saturated colored shadows cast in part by acrylic balls that simultaneously reflect their surroundings. Plus a special mirror magic creation for our entrance window display.

Haroon Mirza is the first Clocktower Gallery/Island Studio Sessions project artist. The British artist’s sculptures and installations were assembled from an eclectic inventory of objects, from found bits of furniture, electrical appliances and outmoded musical equipment.

Artist and composer Sabisha Friedberg has developed Interstice, in which she pairs her visual practice in drawing and painting with music composition to address that which intervenes between things, or breaks what is continuous. Drawings and songs are presented as renderings of a thematic existence of an in-between; an effusive emotive state existing between defined lines is explored in a musical performance presented by Friedberg in the Clocktower’s Upper Gallery Fall 2012.

Artist, producer, DJ, and audio explorer Julie Covello aka DJ Shakey builds a workshop laboratory in our recording studio and invites innovators, students and creative souls from the electronic music scene to share and innovate together.

The Main Gallery was also open, and all the long term installations (by Tony Oursler, Mary Heilmann, Japanther, others) were on view.

Mike Anderson and Javelin's Canyon Candy: The Clocktower Gallery's main exhibition space features a large screen viewing theater for the 16-minute film by Mike Anderson and Javelin alongside a winding walk through a maze of life size dioramas including a wind-washed cabin, termite hills and cactus fields with glimpses of coyotes, campsites, and lawless hijinx. Javelin has created a multi-channel surround-sound environment embedded in Anderson’s set with sounds of crickets, howling winds, mysterious voices, and drifting melodies. See photos from the exhibit's opening here.

This program is made possible in part with the generous support of the Jerome Foundation.

Caroline Cox, Spin

In adjoining rooms inside a project studio at the Clocktower Gallery, Caroline Cox juxtaposed two installations; Spin, a sprawling, immersive work made of hand sewn white vegetable packaging mesh is sited in an all black environment, and OrangeBlueOrange is a piece that emphasizes saturated colored shadows cast in part by acrylic balls that simultaneously reflect their surroundings. Both works grew organically out of Cox’s improvisational process where manufactured objects are repeatedly altered and manipulated in ways that subvert their traditional function while documenting their subtle interactions with such natural phenomenon as light, space and gravity. By entwining associations tethered to recognizable objects with topologies of the material world Cox explores perception, questioning the relationship of subjectivity to physical matter and phenomenon. Cox also installed ‘Scuse Me While I Kiss The Sky, Remix in the reception window of the Clocktower Gallery. This piece is comprised of hundreds of glass lens suspended over an array of convex and concave mirrors to create a kaleidoscopic, ever mutating optical field.
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