Associated is pleased to announce the first of a series of group shows evoking the theme of transition. Please join us on Saturday, November 16 from 7-10pm as we celebrate the opening of Transitions v.1 (Like an Indefinite State), featuring works by Michael Alongi, Diane DiMassa, Peter Hoffmeister, Shinto Imai, Robert Nava, Elizabeth Riley, Cecilia Salama, and Mika Yokobori.
From the start of life, we begin to die; Transition between parent and child, or one force to another (Shinto Imai), a blue tarp as a metaphorical dividing line between self and other (Elizabeth Riley). By spending time with them and taking pictures, I feel that I’ve been able to participate in something meaningful – a relationship with each – which is something that can’t be overlooked (Michael Alongi). I could not see the image on this, and carefully washed the mud off, to have a portrait emerge… (Diane DiMassa). I choose to use biomorphic images as a metaphor for social hierarchy, as well as human cells, body parts, or organs as for an individual or a collective functionality within an organism or culture (Mika Yokobori). The fluidity of borders which change according to government policy and conflict, but which can also provide a people with sovereignty (Peter Hoffmeister) is a narrative of the integration of the body and an individual’s psychological states with the city (Elizabeth Riley). In the process of streaming ideas and imagination onto canvas or paper, I become an observer and a single component of my own social environment (Mika Yokobori). The words transcend into the mind, hopefully to a somewhat familiar place of an emotional loopty loop that can occur during a tear-jerking argument (Robert Nava). It definitely begs for an archeological explanation, as it is a sort of enigmatic object that feels like something you can't quite identify (Peter Hoffmeister)… A mold that has tiny nodules which create a sort of binary-code onto the iridescent latex when it dries (Cecilia Salama). Finally, the text piece, I feel, is left for the mind to handle, in the flow of a circular conversation (Robert Nava).