Material Matters

Lisa Davidson, Matt Flegle, David Hevel, Seth Koen, and Megan Wilson

Curated by Michael Schoolnik

June 24 - July 16, 2005

Opening Reception: Friday, June 24, 6-9 PM
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1-6 PM

The five Bay Area artists featured in Material Matters all employ a similar methodology, but don't necessarily produce artwork in the same way. Common among the group are obsessive, consistent, and repetitive processes in their art practice. All demonstrate intense attention to detail and mastery of specific materials. Two of the artists create exclusively while watching television. Ask them their influences and you'll hear nothing in common: sixties and seventies interior design and architecture (Wilson), contemporary pop culture (Hevel), and American landscape (Flegle). Highlights from this show will include a massive wall piece by Megan Wilson made of quilled paper, paint, pins, and fabric cutouts. Seth Koen will exhibit a site-specific floor-to-ceiling work, made entirely of crocheted thread, stuffed with dried lentils. Lisa Davidson will show a site-specific work of archetypal landscape elements in knitted format.

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