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.
Dark Matter Gallery
218 Promenade N
Long Beach, CA 90803
March 12 – March 31, 2011
Hours: Thurs., Sat. 2-6pm or by appointment
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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