blurring and its opposite
jayson kellogg | justin lowman | adrian paules | katie sinnott

(march 28 to april 18)


Jayson Kellogg
This is me
(2015) 8ft metal stud wall frame, single channel HD video - duration 00:16:24

“I put out a casting call for an actor or actress to read a set of 20 lines. Those lines consisted of broad general statements, without context to a specific time or place, only conveying an internal dialogue spoken to oneself during moments of crisis. Lee Sargent, a professional trained theater actor from Chicago, was cast as the performer.

Without context on how to deliver the lines, I instructed Lee that what I was looking to capture was his struggle and process in finding strategies to deliver the lines in a convincing manner. Through capturing this self-reflexive process, the artificial lines take on a real meaning while simultaneously revealing their artificiality.

This created a condition in which what was Lee and what was performance became entirely blurred and entangled. As the director working with him for the several hours on set, I no longer knew if how he was interacting with me was his real frustration and pleasure or another layer to his performance.”

Jayson Kellogg is a graduate of the University of Southern California, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 2012. He currently lives in Chicago where he is enrolled at the University of Chicago in their Master of Fine Arts program. This will be Jayson’s first exhibition.

Justin Lowman
Untitled (spring green)
(2015) mixed-media installation

“The reasons for wanting to use this area have more to do with where I think my work is at (and has been) both conceptually and formally in relationship to architecture, interior/exterior complications, and ways that I have worked with these conditions in the past and now more recently as I start to blend and fragment them together with a mix of materials and more facets.

What you have are lit and painted elements intersecting/communicating with the grid of the glass facade (note the door reversal and other lines to redirect the path), the drop-ceiling grid connected through the "wall", to the floor and slightly beyond. I want the work to synthesize the three elements of floor, ceiling and wall at the interface of inside and outside while reaching toward a fourth along the floor.”

Los Angeles based, Justin Lowman received a Master of Fine Arts from Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design in 2009. In 1996, Lowman received Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Wisconsin in both Art History and Classical Humanities. His artwork has been presented at venues including the Kala Art Institute, Berkeley; Cottage Home/Brennan Griffin and the Armory Center for the Arts in Los Angeles. Most recently he presented Belvedere Temple, a site-specific project commissioned by the Montalvo Art Center in Saratoga, CA.

Adrian Paules
Two Gray Diagonals
(2014) concrete and paint

“Two Gray Diagonals begins with the action of painting two simple gray bands from corner to corner on a stack of concrete blocks. By re-arranging the individual blocks, while respecting the original dimensions of the stack, I reveal a permutation that produces complexity without adding or subtracting information. The resulting sculpture is a history of physical thought.”

Adrian Paules is a graduate of Yale University’s Master of Fine Arts Sculpture program (2003). He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2000 from Tyler University’s School of Art. Adrian has presented solo exhibitions at Ambach and Rice, Los Angeles; Parker Jones, Los Angeles and Greenleaf Gallery at Whittier College. In addition, his works have been featured as part of group exhibitions at Los Angeles venues including South of Sunset, Champion Fine Art, Black Dragon Society and Hayworth Gallery. Adrian Paules lives and works in Los Angeles.

Katie Sinnott
Zero Point
(2015) mixed-media installation

“The way I would describe this piece is as a gateway, and an elemental geometric landscape, formed by a compression of time and space. The way the work attaches itself seamlessly to the architecture of the gallery, plays with the idea of permanence, and adds to its role as an entry into a specific moment in time. The angles and shapes of the piece beckon falling into an illusory depth, while its plain simplicity and physical presence, I hope, point back the experience of beholding, wonder, and awareness of energetics.”

Katie Sinnott received a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2013; a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate and Studio Art Diploma from Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts (2007-2008); and a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005. In 2013, Katie presented a solo project at Night Gallery, Los Angeles. Her work has also been seen in exhibitions at Cirrus Gallery and ACME in Los Angeles. In July 2015, Katie’s work will again be featured at ACME as part of a three-person group exhibition.