About the Book
A double catalog for two-linked shows exploring knowability in religious and scientific traditions at Cerritos College Art Gallery and South Bay Contemporary.
Information Mapping from Mystic Diagrams to Data Visualizations
CERRITOS COLLEGE ART GALLERY
Participating Artists: Brian Bulfer, Jake Dotson, Dawn Ertl, Laurie Frick, Helen Rebekah Garber, Kysa Johnson, David Leapman, Rona Lee, Karen Lofgren, Melissa Manfull, Emery C Martin, Khang Boa Nguyen, Carrie Paterson, Brian Porray, Brendan Threadgill, and Dani Tull
This large group exhibition brings together sixteen local, national, and international contemporary artists, working in a range of visual media, each of whom produce diagrammatic abstractions that prioritized the representation of systemic structures over optical reductions (i.e. figuring rather than the figurative), thereby generating ontographic mass ornaments through which process may be seen as form (and by which form can, in turn, be processed).
The Transcendence of the unReal
SOUTH BAY CONTEMPORARY
Participating Artists: Lynn Aldrich, Sean Higgins, Kirk Miller, David O'Brien, Christopher O'Leary, Christopher Pate, Debra Scacco, Lisa Schulte, Nichole Speciale & Curt D Miller, Christian Tedeschi, Kyle J Thompson, Shannon Willis, and Zaid Yousef
This large group exhibition, which brings together fourteen contemporary artists working in a wide range of media, seeks to explore various aesthetic engagements across a flat ontological field. Through the development of visible erasures, emergent structures, vicarious causations, and animate objects, the artists manage to probe the sensuous glue holding everything together, specifically the immanent interplay of vibrant matter and ‘dark’ energy, a dynamic tension of trace opposites refusing to resolve into a comfortingly knowable synthesis.
The Cerritos College Art Gallery presents rotating exhibitions highlighting the work of emerging and mid-career artists. A special emphasis is placed on works that confront challenging and pressing issues in contemporary art and culture. In support of exhibitions, the Cerritos College Art Gallery also regularly hosts workshops, lectures, and performances.