Temptations

February 15 - April 1

Curated by Daniel Wallace and Josh Pavlacky

Generations of man have attempted to overcome oppression only to be quieted either by overt aggression or by failing to keep hold of ideals in the face of culture's consolations. Today we knowingly, if not gleefully, submit ourselves to the global panopticon, where the peddlers of vice and the potential for trans-human salvation both reside. "Temptations" draws parallels between the demands for freedom heard from youth culture around the globe and the internal quest for peace as we continue in the cycle of revolt and complacency.

Benjamin Young / Colin Self / Michael Welsh /
Daniel Glendening / Sarah Johnson / Martin Basher
Carlos Gonzalez / Kristin Smallwood / Linda Cordell
/James Johnson



Part 1: Sculpture and video installed in the gallery reveal an anxious examining of the over-saturated self and an attempted release from our material condition.



Daniel Glendening + Michael Welsh "Maybe Tomorrow Today", 2012


Daniel Glendening + Michael Welsh Detail


Sarah Johnson "johnsonandjohnsonandjohnson.tumblr.com" 2012


Kristen Smallwood
Maximum Exposure, 2012
Video, 24:51min


Maximum Exposure from Kristin Smallwood on Vimeo.





Installation


Linda Cordell "Untitled", 2010 Slip Cast Porcelain


Martin Basher DEAD HEADS / MINIMUM WAGE, 2010. Metal halide lamp, beads


Colin Self "Elation", 2012 Lucite, Plastic, Rubber, Synthetic Hair, Styrofoam, Ceramic, Stepper Motors, Steel, Foil, Tarantula, Grasshoppers, LED Lights, Oil Paint, Synthetic Concrete


Colin Self Detail


Colin Self Detail


Ben Young E4 E5, 2012 Felt, Metal Detector, Concrete


Carlos Gonzalez "Ashes to Ashes", 2012 Slip Cast Porcelain



Part 2: Contemporary uprisings have spawned the creation of a simultaneous physical and digital group-mind. Audience members face the persistent nag of culture's opiates on their path towards a trans-human Operetta inspired by The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.



James Johnson "Work" (excerpt) Cash, Mirror, Light






Carlos Gonzalez


Kristen Smallwood












Colin Self "Elation 1"

Colin Self "Elation 1" from extra extra on Vimeo.