February 20 - April 3, 2005
Curated by Roy Dowell & Annetta Kapon, Graduate Fine Arts Dept., Otis College of Art and Design.
IDIOLECT noun; from Greek idios 'own, distinct' + -lect as in dialect: an individual person's vocabulary and particular and unique way of using language.
Angels Gate Cultural Center and the Otis College of Art and Design - in a first-time-ever collaboration - present new works from eight Los Angeles artists.
Curated by Roy Dowell & Annetta Kapon of Otis' Graduate Fine Arts Dept., the show interweaves eight individualistic voices into a single space. Dissonant? Consonant? Or both?
Public reception was held on Sunday, February 20, 2-4 pm.
The artists of IDIOLECTS:
Jesse Benson plays with ideas of originality and seriality via language, sculpture and painting.
Molly Corey recreates the geodesic domes remembered from her youth in a commune. Constructed of photographs, the domes refer to the idealism and optimism of the 1960's.
Maryanne Matson paints the seemingly clichéd image-babies, flowers, food and brides-to question assumptions about painting, gender and sincerity.
Jacob Melchi's sculptures combine the apparently incompatible genres of narrative painting and drawing with installation, which leads to unexpected connections between language and object.
Vally Mestroni hybridizes drawing and sculpture, creating physical environments with one leg in architectural or scientific rendering and another in abstract mark making.
Joe Sola exhibits film, video, installations and paintings with a wicked sense of humor (and a keen analytical impulse).
Whitney Stolich's photographs investigate public space first as real estate, then as 'nature,' engaging the nature of politics and the politics of nature.
Sam Watters' exquisite drawings conceal and reveal the nature of association and meaning, and create a lexicon of images that are endlessly productive of new ideas.
Jesse Benson - "Let's All Get Back Together (Banana Chip Collaboration)", 2004
banana chips, wire
Jacob Melchi: "it 8 shoe"
Jacob Melchi: "it 2 peach"
Jacob Melchi: "brick wall"
Jacob Melchi: "here"
Jacob Melchi: "openings"