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Concrete Utopia

08-20-2018 10:00 AM CET | Arts & Culture

Press release from: Johansson Projects

Johansson Projects presents Concrete Utopia where fragments of urban life and daydreams unite the works of Rachelle Bussières and Courtney Sennish.

The works lure you in through their use of color and material; comparing the softness of a sky palette to the texture of concrete. Both artists, sculpting their mediums, record different processes of perceiving, experiencing and relating to the physical world.

For Bussières, the lumen print process allows her to layer colored light exposures of cut shapes to build a glowing geometric presence. She considers the light of specific geographical locations when creating. In the darkroom, in the studio and outside, her shapes are manipulated, overlapped or aligned, to create records of sculpted moments. The dusty pinks and lavenders regress next to glowing yellow shapes, akin to lunar moments viewed through architecture. The photograms radiate next to Sennish’s concrete sculptures which stand as silent urban monuments. Her sculptures are made of familiar textures and materials that become symbols of our constructed landscape. She stacks, puzzles and combines moments recorded during her city walks. In her work, our relationship to nature within the built environment is recorded as a single tree shadow.

Both artists explore place and intuition; their combination leaves us somewhere between the extremes of light and concrete.

A contemporary art gallery in Oakland California

2300 Telegraph Avenue Oakland CA 94612

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