07-08-2011 09:30 AM CET - Arts & Culture

Johansson Projects presents BISCHOFF SOREN BLACK

Press release from: Johansson Projects

Johansson Projects presents a three-person show in which landscape, seascape and dreamscape melt into a new sub-human habitat. Through the use of photography and video with varying degrees of analog and digital effects, Brice Bischoff, Tabitha Soren and Ellen Black manipulate environments, creating uncanny exaggerations and projections of what could exist. Bischoff's large format ‘Bronson Caves’ prints use long exposure to create an equation in which performance and photography produce a perceived object. The blurred, saturated colors that become the subject in his photographs lend a striking contrast to the dark, mystic Bronson Caves, which have been the set of many films and television shows. Tabitha Soren captures the sublime quality of the ocean in her 'Panic Beach' series, skewing accepted perspective and placing the viewer in a foreboding yet awesome position. Ellen Black’s video collages expose the flawed side of the virtual world. Her digital apocalyptic landscapes are only separated from the physical world by the geodesic architectural protrusions in which the videos are embedded.

Show runs August 25 - October 15, 2011
Artist Reception: September 2, 5-8pm

Johansson Projects is a contemporary art gallery that functions as a curatorial laboratory, creating exhibitions that pair established and internationally-recognized artists with up-and-coming locals. Its moss ceiling by Misako Inaoka and unique architecture allows for innovative exhibitions in a fully immersive viewing environment. With no show confined purely to gallery walls it prompts viewers to actively engage with artists who explore the mysteries embedded in modernity often using unorthodox materials and methods. Johansson Projects is a locus for curators, collectors, and artists to connect and engage in dialogue with the larger art community both regionally and nationally.

Johansson Projects 

2300 Telegraph Ave,
Oakland, CA 94612
Matthew Draving


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