Spectra
Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon
Margo Wolowiec
March 18 - April 16, 2016
Exhibition Text Documentation
 
 
 

Et al. etc. presents

Spectra
Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon
Margo Wolowiec

March 18 – April 16, 2016
Reception: March 18, 6:00-10:00 pm
1275 Minnesota, San Francisco, CA

Occasionally the undead would see people and things as they are perceived by living humans’ spectra. But in general, he saw parts of the bodies as they appear under a microscope, with the magnification differing on various occasions.Thus he frequently could see the microbes in her face and the pores in her skin.

In our encounter with most things, living or not, and events, our reduced sensory spectrum plays an equivalent role to that played by low temperature in the case of hibernating animals: it forces every- thing that exists, including ourselves, to hibernate. Undeath, with its extreme extension of the spectra, is the return of the repressed. The bat that had just awakened from hibernation was roused again from yet another hibernation for the person perceiving it (telepathically?) had extended his spectrum by the intake of a psychedelic. The extension of the spectrum is very risky because the power of the entity with whom it might put one in relation may reside in that additional part of the spectrum.

-Jalal Toufic, Vampires

Et al. etc. is pleased to present Spectra, our first exhibition in our new exhibition space. Artists Jacqueline Gordon and Margo Wolowiec’s practices fold, reflect, and/or otherwise distort phenomena. For Gordon, soundwaves and objects read and rewrite each other, for Wolowiec visual language is revised. Dis/ambiguation as a kind of authorship.

Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon works in sound, installation, sculpture and performance. Jacqueline received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from Stanford University in 2011. She has had recent solo shows at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Western Front, Eli Ridgway Gallery and Queens Nails Projects and has exhibited at ICA London, Machine Project, CULT Exhibitions and Mills Collage Art Museum. As a member of the collective, 0th, she has performed at the Berkeley Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Southern Exposure and the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival. 

Margo Wolowiec (b.1985) received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from California College of the Arts, San Francisco. Her work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and institutions including Lisa Cooley, New York, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, and the Di Rosa Foundation, Napa, CA, among others. Her work is in the collections of the Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, CA, and the Detroit Center for Photography, Frame/s, Digital Gallery of Lens Based Media. She has lectured at Maryland Institute College of the Arts, Baltimore, and San Francisco State University, San Francisco. Wolowiec lives and works in New York.

 
 

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Spectra was reviewed in Art Practical, Glossary, and the San Francisco Chronicle.