where: the loft gallery 401 s. mesa street, san pedro, ca 90731
when: first thursday: november 1, 2018
opening reception: sunday, november 4, 2018 2-5 pm
artists in conversation: sunday, december 16, 2018 2 pm
closing reception: sunday, december 16, 2018 2-5 pm
Never underestimate the power of force and irreverent, obsessive imagination. South Bay Contemporary is proud to present walking upstream, a group exhibition that showcases six artists and makers who work with a defiance of process, walking upstream and pushing the boundaries of their mediums with rigorous innovation. Unlike the grooves in a record that repeat the same refrain, these artists bump the needle to disrupt, surprise, and change. They work in both two and three-dimension and cut, mark, layer, repurpose, wire, redact, and string together their creations through exhaustive and often playful transformation.
Defying convention, their pieces feel alive with the self-assured conjuring of the hand and the power to engage second and third looks. walking upstream showcases a deliberate and painstaking defiance of predictable processes. What results is a body of work that leads the viewer on a magical journey through extraordinary transformation and invention.