Pam Douglas, SIGHT, Opening Reception at TAG September 30th

Pam Douglas, SIGHT, Opening Reception at TAG September 30th

In A Dark Time, detail

Pam Douglas
SIGHT

On view September 26th to October 21st
Reception September 30th 5-8pm
Artist Talk October 7th

TAG
5458 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
https://www.taggallery.net/
http://pamdouglasart.com/

 

Please join us for artist Pam Douglas’s solo show “Sight” opening at TAG, September 26th with a reception on September 30th from 5-8pm and an artist talk on October 7th.

In SIGHT, a solo exhibition of new work by Pam Douglas, she uses transparencies and reflections to reveal multi-layered perspectives of our times.

SIGHT evokes the courage to see what is happening. Douglas has enjoyed the metaphysical realms of vision in past works, and with this exhibition she continues her interest in the circle as an embrace of “oneness.” Amidst current national challenges, she felt these times call for boldness. That led her to images of women crying out in darkness, oil derricks spewing oil, the unflinching gaze of a woman inside a round sawblade, and the line from Thoreau beneath another work: “The question is not what you look at but what you see.”

Art critic Shana Nys Dambrot wrote: “Pam Douglas is steeped in the magical way assemblage creates meaning. But she also excels at using paint, light, and line to create thematic compositional elements of powerful abstract narratives. Motifs of landscape, stylized abstraction and portraiture, and elemental forces of earth, water, and air are depicted and embodied using plexiglass, rope, machine parts, and newsprint, as well as rich colors and mirrored surfaces. The works in SIGHT share material interests with her previous bodies of work, but for this series she has chosen those elements with increased specificity because their message has intensified as a response to society’s troubles. SIGHT evokes ideas about perspective and perception, truth and spectacle, evidence and witness, and includes both physical and metaphysical sensory experiences.”

Pam Douglas Received her BA in Art from Vassar and her MFA from Columbia. She took classes at the Art Students League in NY and Cornell University. Recently she has exhibited at the California African American Museum, LA Artcore, Tag Gallery, Arena 1, Tarfest, I-5 Gallery and Studio C. Currently she is professor at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.

Author

Kristine Schomaker is a new media and performance artist, painter and art historian living and working at the Brewery artist complex in Los Angeles. For over 14 years she has been working with various interdisciplinary art forms including online virtual worlds to explore identity and the hybridization of digital media with the physical world. Whether virtual or physical, the object-based work Kristine creates combines elements of color-based gestural abstraction, animation, pattern and design, neo-Baroque and Populence. Using installation, text, photography, mixed media, video and performance for her ongoing conceptual project My Life as an Avatar, she visualizes a narrative/dialogue with her virtual persona, Gracie Kendal. Kristine then documents her experiences on her blog. In 2012, exploring ideas of community, Kristine turned a local gallery into a modern day creation of Gertrude Stein’s salon of the 1920’s with a live mixed-reality dinner party merging the physical world with the online virtual world. Over the summer she also performed The Bald and the Beautiful in which she had her head shaved as a statement to challenge society’s standards of beauty. Currently, Kristine is working as an Artist-in-Residence through the Linden Endowment for the Arts creating an immersive virtual environment which she is planning to bring into the physical world via sculpture/public art work.

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