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‘Fragmented Phenomena' exhibit at Hyde Gallery

Posted on: Jan 30, 2015 1:00:00 AM
In: Grossmont, District
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Grossmont College’s Hyde Art Gallery debuted “Fragmented Phenomena,” a showcase of three contemporary, ceramic-based artists from the Los Angeles area. The gallery will host a free opening event from 5 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3; the free exhibition is on display through March 5.

The exhibit explores the dual worlds of thought and perception, and of experience and consciousness — what one thinks versus what ‘is.’

“This exhibit explores the fragmentation of the work and process of three different artists,” said exhibit curator and Grossmont College art instructor Brian Benfer. “By providing us with a visual translation that ultimately defines a minute introduction into their world, the ceramic and other materials the artists use establishes a set of parameters by which we – those observing the work – can begin our own dialogue with their art.”

Stanton Hunter explores structures that exist both in the contemporary architectural landscape and in nature. Hunter’s grids reference ephemeral structures whose fragility is often not recognizable, visually or psychologically.

Ian Meares discusses rationalization and intuition: those things recognizable and those that are not. With hybrids of ready-made, every-day and fine art materials, he plays with the role of appropriation while utilizing context and discussing our relationships to objects.

Alison Raguette employs porcelain, medical-grade rubber and silk thread to create imagery evocative of biological cross-sections. The balance between biology, technology and nature is explored via the process, as well as with the materials themselves.

Hyde Art Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, with the exception of legal holidays. Admission is free and open to the public. Visitor parking is available from the vending machine in Parking Lot 1, section F.

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