Speculative Materialism: Abstract Art and Its Conditions

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This survey of seventeen abstract artists looks at how abstraction has become a speculative practice in the wake of postmodernism. At the level of form many of the artists included in this show mix different mediums, participate with site-specific concerns and embrace an aesthetic that doesn’t view the architectonic and the organic as mutually exclusive. … Continue Reading

S.O.S. travels to monOrchid in Phoenix, AZ

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S.O.S. (Save Our States) is on its way to Phoenix, Arizona for the opening on Friday, April 1 at monOrchid. The exhibition will be part of the “First Friday” art walk, a monthly event which invites visitors to explore new exhibitions, artist studios, and events in the Downtown Phoenix area. S.O.S. is a joint collaboration between D-Block Projects, Mexicali Biennial and Phantom Galleries, with grants from the Ted Decker Catalyst Fund, F.A.R. (Foundation for Art Resources), and Arts Council Long Beach.

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Read the S.O.S. press release for more information.

S.O.S. opening reception photos

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JJ Stevens @ Dark Matter

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Artist JJ Stevens presents objects from the “Department of Archeological Oversight,” a fictitious institution which collects unique circa-19th century technological inventions. “Department of Archeological Oversight” is a collaboration between D-Block Projects and Dark Matter Gallery, and was curated by D-Block co-director Jeff Chabot.

Where:
Dark Matter Gallery
218 Promenade N
Long Beach, CA 90803

When:
March 12 – March 31, 2011
Hours: Thurs., Sat. 2-6pm or by appointment

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S.O.S.

S.O.S. exhibition

D-Block Gallery
March 5 – 26
Reception March 12, 6-9 pm

S.O.S. is a group traveling art exhibition showcasing artists from the states of Arizona and California programmed for display in the downtown areas of Long Beach, CA and Phoenix, AZ.  Fostering a relationship between neighboring states whose recent political disagreements stemming from legislation of Prop 1070, the exhibition seeks to explore the issues of personal and political identity, citizenship and the effects of media.

S.O.S. exhibition catalogue

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