Opening Reception Wed, June 29, 6:30-9:30pm; exhibit runs June 25th - July 23rd
In You We Trust presents a series of installations by artist couple, Debby and Larry Kline, who deftly jockey the conceptual borders that inextricably link the U.S. and Mexico. Their projects explore diverse themes such as religion-based rivalries, California-Mexico relations, the U.S. role in global conflicts, and the nature of creative thinking.
Game at Hand, for example, is a piece presented as a beautifully hand-crafted chess set. Upon closer inspection, however, the futility of the game is revealed. The result is a poignant commentary on US involvement in both hot and cold wars in the Middle East.
Debby and Larry Kline met in the 1980's while attending John Herron School of Art; Indiana University, where both artists earned their BFAs. Larry completed his MFA studying under the tutelage of Grace Hartigan at The Maryland Institute, School of Art. Both artists have significant exhibition histories in museum work.
In the Inti Raymi Gallery, Ricardo Rivera's "Fantasy is a Place Where it Rains" mines databases of information and cultural research to trigger images and memories in the viewer's physiological experience of the work. In this featured work, spinning monitors activate digital sculptures, rendering time and space as phantoms- a literal (dis)embodiment of the "constant present" that is symptomatic of our contemporary moment.
Currently Rivera is Visiting Lecturer at University of California, Berkeley in the department of Art Practice, and a lecturer at City College of San Francisco. Additionally, his diverse practice has led him into collaborations with Christophe Fellay, Kim Anno, Benoit Antille, David Coll, Violeta Luna, Jose Navarrete, and Terry Berlier. Rivera is a member of the Ice on High collective, and is currently working in collaboration with Jose Navarrete, and Violeta Luna on their landmark work Atlacualo, which premiered at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco in March 2011.
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Added by FullCalendar on June 21, 2011