New California Sculpture
Joey Enos & Tamra Seal
November 21st – December 19th, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, November 21st, 7-10pm
Ever Gold Gallery is pleased to present New California Sculpture, an exhibition of new works from Northern California based artists Joey Enos (UC Berkeley MFA, 2014) and Tamra Seal (SFAI MFA, 2013). Both artists are rooted in working with non-traditional sculptural media and experimenting with notions of color theory, creating very different yet cohesive bodies of work that engage the viewer with excitement and wonder.
Enos draws from the assemblage tradition of using one’s own creations as components in other works, presenting surfaces and structures in reconstituted forms and different iterations as if they were raw materials. Pulling from other California traditions, these sculptures receive applications of “finish fetish” treatments over their aesthetically “junky” forms. The immediacy of the object and the automotive treatment of the surface create tensions that allow for an illustrative, three-dimensional experience.
Seal’s work extrapolates iconic two-dimensional imagery from cinema into a three-dimensional phenomenological experience. Seal’s sculptural fabrications of cinematic objects-like telephone booths and flying saucers-employ synthetic and saturated Technicolor hues to elicit an emotional response and to bring the dynamic visual experience of the screen image into lived, maneuverable space. For the exhibition at Ever Gold, Seal presents a series of sculptures that react to artificial and natural light by the nature of their physical construction, accompanied by photographic studies of their mysterious transformations.