If you have the chance, I recommend the journey from Orange County to our L.A. County neighbor, Long Beach, for the show Constructions and Excavations featuring the work of Southern California artists Jonathan Anderson and Nathan Huff. Curated by Jeffrey Rau of Sixpack Projects, a new curating collective.
Anderson's body of work entitled "Constructions" and "Impasse" establishes a consistent conceptual framework that uses the flat surfaces of painting to investigate tensions that exist in our understanding of both image and word.
Huff's series of "Absurd Excavations" fully invites the viewer to enter a new reality where objects and memories are transformed and re-imagined through paint and sculpture. Mining his own personal history and family folklore, Huff begins his work from a very real grounding and then embarks on a wholly original journey.
Title: Constructions & Excavations
Artists: Jonathan Anderson and Nathan Huff
Curator: Jeff Rau, Sixpack Projects
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 8th, 2011, 6-9pm
Location: Sixpack Projects at Phantom Galleries Long Beach
Address: 170 N Promenade, Long Beach, CA
Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 4-7pm