Thursday, June 12, 2008

"The Beast In Me" at Ping Pong Gallery

Exhibit Title: "The Beast in Me"
Curated by: Allison Cummings
Gallery: Ping Pong Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday June 20, 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: June 20 - July 18, 2008
Address: 1240 22nd Street (between Pennsylvania and Mississippi)

Of the beast in me that everybody knows
They've seen him out dressed in my clothes
Patently unclear if it's New York or New Year
God help the beast in me
-excerpt from The Beast in Me by Nick Lowe

This exhibit brings Reuben Lorch-Miller, who lives in New York City, back to San Francisco. He just finished an exhibit at Catherine Clark Gallery, which rocked. I was able to meet and talk with him about the way he uses color and geometric shapes in his work. His relationship with the meanings of his pieces is exceptional.

Themes and ideas behind this show:

Bringing together the work of six different artists from a variety of disciplines including painting, drawing, sculpture, video and sound—The Beast in Me presents a rich and dynamic environment within the gallery itself. A subtle dark undertone pervades the exhibition, made poignant by the occasional juxtaposition of humor and beauty. Physical incarnations of creatures, the structures they inhabit, and narratives they inspire, exist adjacent to non-representational forms that evoke a darkness which is simultaneously intimate, vast, and austere.

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