Johansson Projects presents Pixilated Drift featuring David O'Brien, Andrew Benson + Tamara Albaitis
Andrew Benson’s entrancing videos depict liquid pixels, oozing like primal matter between sharp fractals and blinding colors. These epileptic glitches threaten to forever climax, causing a visual overload that forces you submit your brain to pure bliss. David O’Brien’s photographs explore human connectedness by weaving together colorful helices of bodies cloned, stamped, and exploded apart. There exists a sense of detached euphoria in his hovering figures, just as our own digital entities float in the void that is the Internet. Tamara Albaitis’ interactive sound drawings invite the viewer to navigate through an artery of aural jungles. As a lo-fi contrast to O’Brien and Benson, Albaitis appropriates audio cable that crawls up the walls, budding clusters of speakers that saturate the atmosphere with sounds of a more tangible world.
Show Runs January 24 – March 16, 2013
Artist Reception: Feb 1, 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.
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Oakland, CA 94612
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