Thursday, August 8, 2013

Drafting Universes

 Drafting Universes

Performance and Installation 
by Sara Schnadt

September 7 - 29, 2013
Opening Reception and performance:
Saturday, September 7, 6-9pm

Additional reception:
Saturday, September 14, 7-10pm
in conjunction with NELA Art Walk 

Adjunct Positions
5041 Coringa Drive, Los Angeles, 90042
Gallery open during the reception and by appointment

As part of Craftswoman House Temporary Residence, Sara Schnadt will create a new site-specific and large-scale version of her ongoing work Drafting Universes. This version will take over the interior of a converted garage space in Highland Park as the inaugural project of Adjunct Positions, a new space and curatorial project of LA-based artist David Prince.
Drafting Universes is a process-based performance that also takes the form of an installation. Through repeated gestures that represent creation, explosion, and removal, Schnadt scatters hundreds of tiny metal nuts over a floor grid. Schnadt’s grid implies a field of measurement that when filled with metal “stars” approximates the experience of looking at the night sky, amplified by the illusion of infinite space created by surrounding mirrored walls. Through her simultaneously clinical, absurd, and evocative gestures, Schnadt considers the diligence, imagination, and hubris of the scientific process as it tries to define the unknown. This new version, sited in a former garage, emphasizes the personal vision, effort and ethos of experimentation that drive scientific discovery.

LA-based artist Sara Schnadt explores technology in her work both as subject and media. Her installations and performances use found objects, interactivity, projection, and movement derived from common gestures. Much of her work involves representations or data that translate large quantities of socially resonant information into poetic forms, including data visualization. Schnadt often performs within accompanying sculptural environments, attempting to articulate the personal within virtual and technological innovation.

Sara Schnadt's US projects include: Drafting Universes at Perform Chinatown LA 2013; Travelogue at Torrance Art Museum; MCA Chicago’s 12x12: New Artists New Work and Without You I Am Nothing: Interactions, Hyde Park Art Center, Pop-Up Art Loop temporary gallery series, Looptopia, Site Unseen Performance Festival, What It Is project space, Balloon Contemporary, and Antena Gallery (all in Chicago); Spatial City, An Architecture of Idealism at MOCAD Detroit; Travel Patterns at Counterpath in Denver; and Exchange Rate public projection series in LA and NY. International projects include: Upgrade! - Chain Reaction in Skopje, Macedonia; Upgrade! Soft Borders in Sao Paulo, Brazil; and at CINEA Paris; FreeManifesta, Frankfurt; and the Busan Biennale in South Korea.

Adjunct Positions is a new art space and curatorial project of LA-based artist David Prince. An artist-centric test site, it supports work that brings creative process into the exhibition space -- transforming, performing, or otherwise materially inhabiting it.  The residential gallery is a non-commercial space locatedin the Los Angeles neighborhood of Highland Park.

Craftswoman House Temporary Residence is a project dedicated to fostering a dialogue on feminist issues through projects and exhibitions. Inspired by collective efforts such as Womanhouse, the project pays homage to the rich legacy of feminist art in Southern California. Temporary Residence will partner with artists and organizations to present innovative site-specific works in found domestic and public spaces in and around Los Angeles. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Images from Yard Work

Cupcake Pillow Grass installation by Tina Linville and Annelie McKenzie

 The Locomotion Cover Song for Little Eva performance by  Chelsea Rector

Summer Skin performance by Cindy Rehm

Accessorize As I See performance by Rachel Finkelstein

Leaves in the garden, burning once performance by  Linda Ravenswood

Gone performance by Marisa Williamson