Melissa Walter: San Diego CityBeat

1805 Gallery is proud to announce that resident artist Melissa Walter is featured in San Diego CityBeat as "one of the most fascinating and prolific artists currently working in the local art scene."  

"What is that?” asked a passerby, stopping mid-stride to look inside the window of the 1805 Gallery in Little Italy.

It was a rather apropos question considering what she was looking at:  a series of encompassing thread sculptures that protrude from the wall and prismatically extend out over the small gallery space. An early evening during the solstice was the perfect time to see it. The rays of the setting sun blocked by surrounding buildings, the dwindling light of day completed and complimented the rays of artistic energy that were being blasted out of the walls and onto any person that happened to be walking by....."

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Melissa Walter will be in residence at 1805 Gallery through July 9, 2017.  Her residency project Dark Energy is complete and available to view daily. Walter will host a viewing reception on Wednesday, June 28th from 7-9PM with an informal talk at 8PM.  

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Jeremy Zierau featured in the 2016 Southern California/Baja Biennial

1805 Gallery is pleased to announce that Jeremy Zierau’s residency piece Singular Concept (2016) is featured in the 2016 Southern California/Baja Biennial . The exhibition will be on view at San Diego Art Institute(SDAI) from December 10 - January 29,2017. For more information on Jeremy Zierau please visit http://1805gallery.com/artists/#/jeremy-zierau/

The international exhibition is juried by Anthony Graham, Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and features work in a range of mediums including photography, installation, painting, video, and sculpture.

Images: Jeremy Zierau. Singular Concept. 2016. Acrylic Paint, Caulk Gun, Concrete, Matte Panel (White). 10" x 10" x 22".  

Our ability to solve complex issues has been hindered by our level of education. Content injection is a negated obloquy. Art gives the viewer equal stake in the topic at hand, and instead of allowing for free communication (whether it be positive or negative by nature), art has a habit of hindering the voices of objection. In order for art to evolve, ALL lines of communication need to be kept open, and not just ones that are acceptable only to the most “open-minded” Globalist. Censorship in it’s simplest form, is ignorance.

 

Resident Artist Chantal Wnuk December 2, 2016 - February 2, 2017

Chantal Wnuk, Another Painting About Touching, 2015. Oil on paper mounted on wood panel, 14" x 11"

Chantal Wnuk, Another Painting About Touching, 2015. Oil on paper mounted on wood panel, 14" x 11"

1805 Gallery is pleased to announce that Chantal Wnuk is the artist in residence from December 2- February 24. While in residence, Wnuk will explore concepts of human connection and examine moments of solitude and companionship within her painting practice.

Chantal Wnuk (b. 1989, Houston) received a BFA from the University of Texas, Austin in 2012.  Recent group exhibitions featuring her work include Not Quite Nothing at the San Diego Art Institute (2016); Having a Coke With You, Helmuth Projects, San Diego, CA(2014); Mass Gallery, Austin, Texas (2016).

Irrelevant Episode 7: Alternate Dimensions - Jeremy Zierau chats with Olin Caprison

Irrelevant is a weekly podcast dedicated to topics unrelated to art. Episode 7 will feature Jeremy Zierau and Olin Caprison in conversation about alternate dimensions. Caprison is currently taking over the world under the moniker VIOLENCE. A multi-instrumentalist, Caprison composes, produces and performs for all of VIOLENCE's output. He composes and dissects diverse styles of music in search of a syncretic narrative of human sound. View his work here: https://soundcloud.com/vilentsiolence

Irrelevant Episode 5: Nu-Metal - Jeremy Zierau chats with Trevor Amery

Episode 5 of Irrelevant features artist Trevor Amery, a sculptor and installation artist. Jeremy Zierau chats with Amery about Nu-Metal, an alternative type of metal music that combines elements of various music genres such as funk, hip-hop, and grunge. Amery graduated with a Bachelors from Maryland Institute College of Art and is a candidate for a Master of Fine Arts degree at University of California, San Diego.  

New Work by Resident Artist Jeremy Zierau

Singular Concept

Jeremy Zierau. Singular Concept. 2016.Acrylic Paint, Caulk Gun, Concrete, Matte Panel (White). 10" x 10" x “22. 

Our ability to solve complex issues has been hindered by our level of education. Content injection is a negated obloquy. Art gives the viewer equal stake in the topic at hand, and instead of allowing for free communication (whether it be positive or negative by nature), art has a habit of hindering the voices of objection. In order for art to evolve, ALL lines of communication need to be kept open, and not just ones that are acceptable only to the most “open-minded” Globalist. Censorship in it’s simplest form, is ignorance.

Jeremy Zierau

September 2 through Friday, November 18, 2016

While in residence, Zierau will create art object pairings and produce a weekly podcast that documents conversations with local artists about irrelevant topics.  

b.1985, Lives and works in San Diego, CA

Jeremy Zierau explores human communication and the methods we use to process data. He creates semi-objective objects, renderings and videos that focus on the late 20th century ideology of artistic inclusiveness and the rise of the Arts & Craft stores. Zierau holds a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art. 

Irrelevant Episode 4: Tree Forts - Jeremy Zierau chats with Greg Smaller

Tree Forts

Jeremy Zierau and Greg Smaller examine the complexities of Tree Forts! 

Artists talk mischievous childhood experiences, explosions, shivs and music.  Chairs are broken. 

Greg Smaller is a San Diego-based educator, mixed media artist, and founder of Rita Records.  Smaller has collaborated with Ship in the Woods, Island Boy and Gary WIlson. 

Greg Smaller contact : labslabslabslabslabs@gmail.com

Jeremy Zierau

September 2 through Friday, November 18, 2016

While in residence, Zierau will create art object pairings and produce a weekly podcast that documents conversations with local artists about irrelevant topics.  

b.1985, Lives and works in San Diego, CA

Jeremy Zierau explores human communication and the methods we use to process data. He creates semi-objective objects, renderings and videos that focus on the late 20th century ideology of artistic inclusiveness and the rise of the Arts & Craft stores. Zierau holds a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art. 

Irrelevant Episode 2: Pantsuits - Jeremy Zierau chats with Peter Zohore

In the second episode of Irrelevant, Jeremy talks with Peter Zohore about Pantsuits. They struggle to avoid Hillary Clinton as they explore her iconic outfit choice and touch upon topics that include: non-sexual adult camps, bathing suits, irredeemable television characters, and Pat Riley.

Zohore, an Ivorian-American performative artist, explores ideas of privilege, romance, and miscommunication within domestic and professional spaces. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.