Bonanza VI: Eighteencharacters
486 49th Street, Oakland, CA 94609
October 1 – October 31, 2014
Now on view at Oakland’s Interface Gallery, Bonanza VI: Eighteencharacters is an exhibition of work by artists Conrad Guevara, Lindsay Tully, and Lana Williams, working collaboratively under the moniker Bonanza. Drawing their inspiration from the show names given to race horses, the horse races at Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley, and the gallery space’s former life as a horse stable, the artists of Bonanza experiment with practices of naming, the connection of names to real entities and objects, and the possibilities of an alter ego. The exhibition takes its name from a technicality; a race horse’s show name—California Chrome, I’ll Have Another, Brangelina, etc.—may not exceed eighteen characters, including spaces, so the name Eighteencharacters is viable while Eighteen Characters is not. Playing with common conceptions of artistic ownership and the solitary creative genius, the artists of Bonanza combine forces and identities to create an immersive installation with what seems to be a singular vision, however alien.
The exhibition remains on view through October 31.
For more information, please visit the gallery’s website.