Los Angeles-based artist Allison Alford will present work in, Moving in the Technium, a solo show consisting of installation, video and performance opening April 9th at D-Block Projects, Long Beach, CA. In her work, Alford looks at human interactions with digital interfaces out of a curiosity of what happens within the human body while engaging a virtual environment. Body movements from rituals such as martial arts, dance, and bird mating are integrated with the use of iPhone apps, laptop touch pads, Microsoft’s Kinect and Nintendo’s Wii Console. Within these interactions, Alford uses gestures to articulate the multi-faceted relationship between humans and digital devices, and explores the potential for presence and intimacy as mediated by technology. Read Press Release
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. (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.
D-Block Project’s inaugural exhibition.
“Open Storage” is an invitation for artists to use D-Block Projects as storage facility and exhibition space for artworks that were being stored in their studios and out of view of the public’s eye. This exhibition draws upon the “open storage” trend found in several museums where storage facilities are opened to the public to see the otherwise private existence of stored art. The open storage experience removes the historical context of works and instead displays work based on the size, logistics of storage and the availability of space.
The exhibition “Open Storage” aims to create a heterogeneous display of artworks that have an intended random association to each other and require the viewer to create a narrative or framework outside of the traditional method of viewing art.
“Open Storage” will be D-Block’s inaugural exhibition and a transitional organization of art works as D-Block begins it’s 2011 programming at 218 The Promenade in Downtown Long Beach, CA.
Artists: Celine Bayla, Ed Bopp, Jeff Chabot, Ethan Crenson, Emmanuel Crespo, Carla Danes, Chris Danes, Rashell George, Ed Gomez, Fidel Hernandez, Luis G. Hernandez, Ryan Lamb, Ivan Limas, Albert Lopez, Matt MacFarland, Caroline Maxwell, Chris Morales, Mike Rogers, Steve Schmidt, Francesco X. Siqueiros, JJ Stevens, Jason Wallace Triefenbach, and Yalda Yazdanpanah.
Opens: Dec. 11, 2010 (soft opening), Jan. 8, 2011 (Official Opening)
Hours: Saturday, 7pm – 10pm
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Thanks to Phantom Galleries LB, D-Block Projects is now occupying the back space at 218 N Promenade in Long Beach, CA . We welcome project proposals and submissions of work for consideration in our large alternative space (containing both cement and dirt floors), entryway, hallway, and smaller project space. Take a look at the layout or view photos of the gallery’s exhibition spaces.