2278 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, California 94612


SCIENCE FAIR opens at the Rock Paper Scissors Collective

The exhibition Science Fair is opening First Friday April 4th at RPSC. Organized by up-and-coming Detroit curator Andrew Thompson, the exhibition features eight artists whose work addresses the intersections of art and science as subject matter, whether it be through the guise of pseudoscience, the lure of technology, or the eccentricity of cultural anthropologies.

Eric Araujo, a prominent Bay Area artist and recent graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute, explores the interpolations between technology and organic life. He is unveiling a new work for this exhibition.

Trisha Brookbank’s work features highly constructed mythological creatures that playfully exist on the borders of belief and imagination. Her cyborgian animals are loveable freaks, provoking emotions of odd familiarity as well as an unsettling and fascinating horror.

ERCH, an artist living and working in Oakland, presents Thermonuclear Tamafluanoia, a work from a series of awkward modernist space-constructions that are often imbued with a sort of self-defeating machismo.

Architect Mike Flynn will be exhibiting a video work that explores “the emergent relationship that architecture has with biology, physics, mathematics and computation.”

Brooklyn-based artist Amanda Lechner will not only be showing some of her characteristically exquisite narrative drawings, but also an artist book especially formulated for this exhibition.

The relations between objects and their human counterparts are the subjects of Oakland artist Martin Morehouse’s work. His absurdly wonderful propositional objects and devices of self-reflection often create a more interactive space and overall experience for the viewer / participant.

Soft Serve, a work by Erik Peterson, is just one of the many urban oddities he creates through his role as a “cultural archaeologist.” Culling his eccentric and hilarious interactions from the “natural” landscape, Peterson creates an altogether ridiculous and curious participatory experience.

Lastly, Nathan Vince explores issues of sustainability and hierarchy in Snakeskin Green Pearl, an installation composed of synthetic and organic materials. His piece calls attention to the “imbalances within environments and societies” that are overlooked and ignored in modern consumer culture.

The opening reception for the exhibition will be on Friday April 4th from 6-9PM. Andrew Thompson will be giving a special Curator’s Talk the following day, Saturday, April 5th at 7PM. The show will be available to the public 12-7PM daily during gallery hours (except Mondays) from April 4-25th. RPSC is located at 2278 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland. Please email [email protected] with any questions or inquiries.

Official Website: http://rpscollective.com

Added by rockpaperscissors on April 1, 2008