“Unseen” is the inaugural exhibition of a new gallery in town, CULT Exhibitions, a new contemporary gallery for cutting edge work by emerging and established artists. The opening reception is on Saturday, November 9th, 2013 at 3191 Mission Street, San Francisco. CULT is founded by curator and performance artist Aimee Friberg. “Unseen” investigates subtle and hidden forces in the works of Miya Ando, Miguel Arzabe, Chris Duncan, Klea McKenna and Dean Smith. Abstraction is employed by each of these artists through sacred geometry, psychedelia, physical phenomena and ethereal light. The work is striking and satisfying, resonating a chord in the cultural psyche in that it satisfies a desire for order while situating itself aside from the material world.
The artists in “Unseen” approach abstraction and the immaterial in different ways. Duncan and Smith question perception and the psyche’s response through various phenomenological exercises, such as pulling our awareness to the periphery, tricking the connection between our retina and our brain, or alluding to the majestic through lo-fi fabrication (Duncan). Ando and McKenna use landscape, or the suggestion of, to give a sensation of transcendence or a portal to the sublime.
“Unseen” is on view through December 21st, 2013.
For more information on “Unseen” visit CULT, San Francisco.