FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10 - November 24, 2018
Artist Reception: Wednesday, October 10, 6-8PM
In collaboration with Porto Vista Hotel, 1805 Gallery is thrilled to present Jenessa Goodman as the featured artist in the Hotel’s lobby this Fall from October 10 through November 24, 2018. Goodman will exhibit a series of gouache and ink paintings that are inspired by the mystical and spiritual aspects of everyday life. Her work is composed of imagery derived from dreams, nature and patterns of human movement. An artist reception will be held on October 10, 2018 from 6 to 8 PM. This event is free and open to the public.
Jenessa Goodman (b. 1979) received a BFA from The San Francisco Art Institute and is a candidate for a Masters in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She has exhibited at The La Jolla Athenaeum, Lux Art Institute in Encinitas and Kit and Ace in San Diego. Additionally, she has shown work in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.
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ABOUT 1805 GALLERY
Founded by artist Lauren Siry in 2012, 1805 Gallery functions as an open artist studio and exhibition space with a mission to encourage meaningful dialogue and art appreciation. The gallery curates exhibitions, artist residencies and events that feature emerging and mid-career artists who explore unique concepts through painting, drawing, sculpture, installations and digital work. 1805 Gallery’s collaboration with the Porto Vista Hotel encourages an elevated hotel experience as guests encounter unique works of art in unexpected places.
1805 Columbia Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Gallery Director: Lauren Siry
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
To Do • A Mending Project
October 5 - November 6, 2018
Artist Reception: Thursday, October 4, 6-8PM
In Residence: Thursday, October 5 through November 6, 2018
1805 Gallery is pleased to present To Do • A Mending Project, a collaborative residency with artists Michelle Montjoy, Anna O'Cain and Siobhán Arnold. To Do • A Mending Project is a response to the escalating political, social and economic tensions in the United States that has increased divisions within communities.
In support of inclusivity and open communication, To Do will host free workshops focused on acts of repair from October 5 through November 6, 2018 . An artist reception will be held on Thursday, October 4, from 6-8PM. To Do will guide community participants in knitting holes in sweaters, repairing jewelry, changing flat tires, and joining in simple activities like breathing or reading silently together. This project encourages mending actions as a mode of sustainability and creative community engagement. This is what we do. This is what we can do.
As November midterm elections approach, To Do • A Mending Project’s concept of constructive collaboration has the potential to empower individuals to participate in political action. Devoted entirely to interaction and self-empowerment, 1805 Gallery will act as a relational space that brings together diverse individuals to demonstrate the potential of communication and collaboration as a political force.
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Michelle Montjoy is an Oceanside, California based visual artist. She encourages communities to sit together and knit large textile installations, climb in, sit on or dance inside her textile sculptures, and learn how to mend and repair clothing and household items. Her life and art also include activism, parenting and growing vegetables. Michelle is the recipient of California Arts Council and San Diego Foundation grants, was a recent artist resident at IPark Foundation, and currently has a large installation at the San Diego International Airport. She will also be part of Being Here with You/ Estando Aqui Contigo at MCASD in September 2018.
Siobhán Arnold is a visual artist and arts educator living in San Diego, California. She is a mixed media artist who works with photography, textiles, sculpture and installation. Her work has been exhibited nationally including the Charles Wright Museum, Detroit MI, the Carr Center, Detroit MI, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA; Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Los Angeles CA; SCA Contemporary Art, Albuquerque, NM, the Gallery Project, Toledo, OH, the Ann Arbor Arts Center, and San Diego Space 4 Art. Her work has been featured in several magazines including View Camera, Pacific San Diego, Encaustic Arts Magazine, Detour, the Portland Review, Orange Coast Weekly and reviewed in The Seattle Times and The Stranger. She received a BA in Art and Design from the University of Chicago and an MFA in Art Studio from University of California Santa Barbara.
Anna O’Cain is a San Diego based artist who was born on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. In the seventies she studied ceramics, photo, film, and conceptual art for two years at Oklahoma University, moved to Chicago to continue her studies in art and received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and in 1983 she received an MFA in Visual Art from the University of California San Diego. Anna is a recipient of a public art commission with artist Richard Keely for Aviara Community Park in Carlsbad, California. She has received grants from the California Arts Council and Art Matters in New York City, and held artist residencies at the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming and the Djerassi Foundation near Palo Alto, California. Anna has developed installation projects with students in the art departments at Oberlin College in Ohio and Southern Oregon State College in Ashland, Oregon. She currently teaches in the Art Department at MiraCosta College in Oceanside, California.
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Corey Dunlap’s sculptural seduction
Local artist combines abstract photography and digital reliefs
by Seth Combs
There’s something immediately unnerving about the works of Corey Dunlap. The Alabama native seems to acknowledge this fact even while perusing his own works at the 1805 Gallery. He glances at “Coming ‘Round the Mountain,” one of the more scintillating and bright pieces at his solo exhibition that’s on display through July 27 at the Little Italy gallery.
“The material surface is seductive and the colors are seductive, but the forms themselves are somewhat repulsive,” Dunlap says. “Well, maybe not repulsive.”
Even with his more aesthetically pleasing pieces, Dunlap’s abstract, digital photographs are still jarring. Evolved over years of experimenting with digital modeling software programs, Dunlap’s pieces are unique in that they manage to seamlessly incorporate a variety of mediums. This fact is not immediately evident, but the more time the viewer spends with Dunlap’s works, the more evident it is that he’s much more than an abstract photo artist. He’s a sculptor, as well as a photographer; a digital artist, as well as a luminist.
“I always wanted the work to be about that visual seduction. How you seduce people into being interested in that you’re doing,” Dunlap says.
His talents have not gone unrecognized. In addition to shows at UC San Diego, where Dunlap was working on his MFA, his art was recently on display at Bodies in Trouble, an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. In the pieces, tubular, almost intestinal-like sculptures rest and recline on rigid boxes and in front of a dueling backdrop. In pieces such as “The Coronation” and “Folie a Deux,” the main, explorative dichotomy is certainly between the sculpture and the what/how/why in which it’s displayed.
“I just didn’t want there to be a division between the main object and the stand or support… what is the real subject? Is it the print? Is it the tube? The background?”
Still, the way in which the sculpture is lit within the photo itself is just as important. Shadows fall on just the right places, working to both highlight particular aspects of the sculpture and almost working to make the viewer believe that they’re actually looking at a photograph of a real sculpture. The fact that the pieces are framed in textured, homemade frames—almost sculptures within themselves—only adds to the many contrasting elements.
“The ultimate goal was to have a photograph and really think about it that way,” says Dunlap, who describes the works as “digital reliefs.” “But I like the idea of people thinking that there was a sculpture and lights and a camera I position… it’s like they’re created specifically for a camera.”
July 5 - July 27, 2018
Artist Reception: Thursday, July 5, 7-9PM
1805 Gallery presents a solo exhibition of new work by San Diego based artist Corey Dunlap. The exhibit will run from July 5 - July 27, 2018. The gallery will host a reception for the artist on Thursday, July 5, from 7-9PM.
The exhibition focuses on a series of digitally rendered prints and sculptures that explore the boundaries between object and body. Dunlap constructs seductive objects in luminous colors that appear to coil and wiggle under an invisible pressure. The objects resemble fluid bodily forms that exist only within a virtual realm Dunlap has produced using a digital modeling software.
Corey Dunlap (b. 1990) received his BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2013 and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of California, San Diego. Recent solo exhibitions of his work have taken place at Helmuth Projects, San Diego (2017), How’s Howard?, Boston (2016), In The Pines Gallery, Jackson, WY (2015) and Howard Art Project, Boston (2014). He has participated in shows at the San Diego Art Institute, The Chazen Museum of Art, Embassy Galley, and The New Art Center. Corey is a recipient of the 2016 SMFA Traveling Fellowship, which allowed him to travel to Reykjavik, Iceland to attend the SIM International Artist Residency.
INTERVIEW WITH ARTIST KUROSH YAHYAI
EXHIBITION: KUROSH YAHYAI
JUNE 7- JUNE 16, 2018 | ARTIST RECEPTION: JUNE 7, 2018 | 7-9P
1805 COLUMBIA ST. 92101
While in residence at 1805 Gallery, Kurosh Yahyai has produced a new body of work that explores anxiety as a universal human condition. Yahyai paintings and sculptures challenge traditional notions of portraiture as a truthful representation of an individual and offers an alternative visual language to discuss a shared psychological condition.
How has anxiety affected your life and art practice?
(KY) Anxiety has always been an interest of mine. When I was a child I remember not really knowing what the term anxiety meant, yet I remember having thoughts and feelings that I would later associate to the term or definition of anxiety. I also understood that it is such a fundamental/primal mental state that all humans experience. It doesn’t matter what experiences, background, ethnicity, social status people come from. It is all relative and anxiety is a common thread that makes us all very human. In my life I have learned to understand the things I can control and not worry about the rest. This is easier said than done. My art practice has helped me understand my thoughts and mental process when working through anxieties in my own life. It is a tool that always to pour out my thoughts and feelings when my mind is full.
How do your expressional figures effectively approach anxiety?
(KY) Whether I am painting in a representational or abstract style, the figure is generally expressionless. These expressionless faces allow the viewer to place their own feelings and potentially anxieties into the work. I understand that not everyone will feel this way, but I do believe that everyone has anxiety in some form or another. I also feel that the viewer expects to see a face when looking at a “portrait” and when the face is blank it creates a sense of discomfort or anxiety because the faceless figures do not satisfy the viewer.
In your previous body of work, you were exploring representational imagery of the figure while your current work employs more abstract aesthetics. How has this transition supported your practice?
(KY) Representational painting vs abstract painting has taught me a lot about my examination of anxiety. I only understood the difference when I would show the two types of paintings to an audience. It evokes two different reactions. A representational figure will almost always be associated with the viewers own experience with someone that looks like that person. For my own intention as an artist that can be distracting. At the same time, it does allow for different psychological effects, for example, the figure staring out at the viewer can create a sense of tension and discomfort. The ambiguous facial expressions allow the viewer to place their own feelings into the mind of the figure they are looking at which can create the potential for a visceral response. In contrast, an abstract figure or abstract painting has a different set of pros and cons. An abstract painting can be difficult to resolve, can be left too open-ended where the artist intention is lost. With my own abstract work, I enjoy the ambiguity as I want the viewer to put their own experiences into them as well as have an intuitive feeling rather than a logical response.
Do you listen to music, videos, audiobooks or podcasts while working?
(KY) I do! I listen to all kinds of music to inspire me while I work. I’m especially into the underground rap music. Like Atmosphere, Sage Francis, Jonwayne to name a few. I also listen to podcasts regularly including Radio Lab, Snap Judgment, Invisibilia, Hardcore History, Joe Rogan Experience, and More Perfect.
What is your daily routine and how do you incorporate time for art making?
(KY) My daily routine Monday through Friday consists of waking up at 5 am to work out and then I work at the New Children’s Museum Downtown from 9am-5: 30 pm. After work, I usually head home to do some smaller paintings at my apartment or try to work on art related things. During the weekend or days I am not working at the museum, I am in the studio for 8 hours until my brain stops working.
Where do you find inspiration?
(KY) I find most of my inspiration from the subtleties of everyday life. Not only including my own life but the stories and experiences I hear of the people around me or on a broader level. Finding interesting connections between social and private lives is very interesting to me especially in a modern society with social media being a large part of our communication.
Kurosh Yahyai's residency work will be on view through June 16, 2018 at 1805 Gallery in Little Italy.
For inquiries regarding Kurosh Yahyai's work please contact Gallery Director Lauren Siry email@example.com
KUROSH YAHYAI | ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
MAY 14 - JUNE 2, 2018
ARTIST RECEPTION: JUNE 7, 7-9PM
1805 Gallery is pleased to announce Kurosh Yahyai as the new artist in residence from May 14 through June 2, 2018. Yahyai is a San Diego based painter exploring themes of anxiety. Focusing on faceless figures framed by multi-colored and textured patterns, Yahyai positions his expressionless subjects within claustrophobic spaces that visualize the unconscious mind as it processes the pressures of modern life. An artist reception will be held on Thursday, June 7 from 7 to 9 PM.
Kurosh Yahyai holds an MFA from San Diego State University and a BA from Sacramento State University.
ABOUT 1805 GALLERY
Founded by artist Lauren Siry in 2012, 1805 Gallery is an open artist studio and exhibition space with a mission to encourage meaningful dialogue and art appreciation. Siry curates exhibitions, artist residencies, events and off-site projects that feature emerging and mid-career artists who explore unique concepts through visually stimulating aesthetics.
1805 Columbia Street
Owner/Director: Lauren Siry
“Corrales’s elevator installation is something of an experience. Not only do the colors ebb and flow with the movements of the elevator, but they play off the rotating space and ask that the viewer truly pay attention. The panels that have been installed could easily be mistaken for their true interior however, they are painted with the precision required to immerse the viewer in a manipulated space. A place that allows for depth, movement, and questioning.” - Antoinette Genevieve of Vanguard Culture
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Elevating Art in an Actual Elevator
"Elevators can be super awkward. People are forced to stand close to one another, but they mostly avoid eye contact and conversation by either looking at their phones or staring at the glowing elevator buttons.
Artist Lauren Siry, who runs 1805 Gallery, is making the elevator ride at Porto Vista Hotel in Little Italy much more pleasant. She commissioned San Diego artist Daniel Barron Corrales to create an art installation inside the elevator. Corrales just installed the work, and it’s a cool James Turrell-inspired piece that really jazzes up the small space with color and light projections. " - Kinsee Morlan engagement editor at Voice of San Diego and author of the Culture Report.
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1805 GALLERY PRESENTS CONVEYOR:AN ELEVATOR EXHIBITION SERIES AT PORTO VISTA HOTEL
2018 FEATURED ARTIST: DANIEL BARRON CORRALES
Conveyor: Daniel Barron Corrales
Artist Reception: Thursday, April 19, 2018, 5-7PM
Location: Porto Vista Hotel, 1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego, CA - In collaboration with Porto Vista Hotel, 1805 Gallery is thrilled to announce the launch of Conveyor, an exhibition series that takes place inside the elevators at the Porto Vista Hotel in Little Italy, San Diego. Curated by Lauren Siry, select contemporary artists will create art installations that respond to the intimate and often overlooked space.
Daniel Barron Corrales will be the first featured artist in Conveyor, producing an installation composed of tinted, textured and reflective materials that explore transcendence and infinite space. Corrales will transform the constrained space of an elevator into an ever-expanding portal. In conjunction with Conveyor, the artist will have an exhibition of works on view in the hotel’s gallery located in the Lobby of the Porto Vista Hotel. The Lobby Gallery exhibition will be on view from April 19 through July 29, 2018. An opening artist reception will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018, from 5-7PM. The art installation in the elevator will be on view through April 2019.
Daniel Barron Corrales is a San Diego based artist that intuitively responds to the unique nature of environments, heightening the experience of space, light, color, and architectural elements through mixed media interactive sculpture and installations. Composed of mass-produced textiles and everyday construction supplies, Corrales’ work aims to visually engage audiences while renewing their perception of everyday materials and spaces. Corrales has exhibited work at the San Diego Art Institute, Mingei International Museum of Art and Ted X San Diego.
About 1805 Gallery
Founded by artist Lauren Siry in 2012, 1805 Gallery is an open artist studio and exhibition space with a mission to encourage meaningful dialogue and art appreciation. The gallery curates exhibitions, artist residencies and events that feature emerging and mid-career artists who explore unique concepts through visually stimulating aesthetics. In addition to exhibition and residency programming, 1805 Gallery offers curatorial services that include researching, acquiring, commissioning and framing works of art for personal and professional spaces.
1805 Gallery is located at 1805 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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Contact: Lauren Siry 619.888.8288 firstname.lastname@example.org
1805 Gallery is pleased to announce that A New Stellar Order, a documentary featuring Melissa Walter's residency project at 1805 Gallery, has been nominated for best documentary short at the San Diego Film Awards.
While in residence at 1805 Gallery, Melissa Walter a graphic designer and science illustrator for NASA, completed an installation of black threads that burst from points within the pristine white gallery wall fanning out toward the large square window. The installation explored the concept of dark energy, a hypothetical form of energy that permeates all space and exerts a negative pressure that causes the universe to expand at an ever-increasing rate. Walter’s installation of intersecting and overlapping threads translates the challenging concept of the Universe into a visual and physical experience.
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Image stills from A New Stellar Order courtesy of the Artist Odyssey
Missed Samantha Marett’s exhibition? It’s Gonna Be Okay! You have another chance to see the work in person. In collaboration with the Porto Vista Hotel, 1805 Gallery will present Samantha Louise Marett as the featured artist in the PV Lobby located at 1835 Columbia Street in Little Italy. Please join us Monday, February 12, from 4-6PM for a complimentary champagne reception. The exhibition will be on view through March 23, 2018.
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Gallery Director Lauren Siry
While in residence, Samantha Louise Marett invited Angela Garzon from Create with Gusto into the studio to discuss vulnerabilities and the importance of art in our daily lives. Read more about Angela's experience in the studio here.
Please contact Gallery Director Lauren Siry to schedule a private viewing of Samantha Louise Marett's work.
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Images courtesy of Angela Garzon www.createwithgusto.com
1805 Gallery is pleased to present It’s Gonna Be Okay by Samantha Louise Marett. The new artist in residence will be painting in the gallery from January 1st through the 20th of 2018. Marett will recreate her home studio aesthetic and invite diverse individuals into the space to share vulnerabilities, self-love and experiences of coping. Marett will respond to shared stories of vulnerability through experimental painting techniques, vivid color combinations and materials that speak to the unique experiences of the participants. It’s Gonna Be Okay aims to inspire people through intimate interactions that reveal vulnerability as a strength rather than a weakness. Please join us on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 6-8PM for an exhibition reception featuring Samantha Marett’s residency work.
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RY BELOIN: WE SEE YOU, WE'RE LISTENING
DECEMBER 8, 2017
While in residence at 1805 Gallery, Ry Beloin has been engaging the community through clay portraiture. We See You, We’re Listening is an exhibition that focuses on relationships mediated by art and art practices. As Beloin delicately molds and carves the distinct features of her subjects, the artist and subject become intertwined through shared stories and experiences.
“In contemporary culture there’s a great deal of emphasis on self-discovery and personal journey, and I want to try an opposite tack—listening to other people. A good portrait acknowledges that someone else’s reality exists, which you could also say is what empathy is.” - Ry Beloin
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