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Kate Lee Short, The Oculus (detail), 2012, salvaged speakers, speaker wire, Motu audio interface, Mac Mini, amplifiers, wood, 192 x 168 in., courtesy of the artist Photo: Scott MacDonald

Hear This! explores the artistic potential of sound, inviting visitors to look, listen, and immerse themselves in the works of five contemporary artists working across disciplines and in a diverse range of media. Including sculptures, prints, tapestry, and video, this exhibition includes works investigating perception, the passage of time, and nostalgia. Encounter a range of visually compelling sonic works by artists such as Kate Lee Short (Oakland), who creates monumental sculptures composed of stacks of salvaged speakers. Make your own sounds on an amplified wire installation by Chris Duncan (Oakland). Listen to Julianne Swartz’s (New York) woven electrical wire tapestry. Watch and listen as Mark Malmberg’s (Petaluma) kinetic mobile responds to light, twitching, chirping, and clicking. Experience a video projection in which artist Christian Marclay (New York and London) repeatedly changes vinyl records, lifting and dropping the tone arm of a spinning turntable, searching for the word “love” in the song lyrics.

MEMBERS-ONLY PROGRAM

Exhibition Preview & Walkthrough with the Curator
Friday, January 16, 9 - 10 a.m.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Opening Celebration
Friday, January 23, 7 - 10 p.m.
Meet some of the exhibiting artists, experience a live sound performance by Chris Duncan with a film projection by Paul Clipson, treat yourself to food provided by Ada’s Café, or indulge in a curated cocktail!

Love of Sound: Live Sound Performances by Danny Paul Grody & Félicia Atkinson
Saturday, February 14, 2 - 5 p.m.
Join musician Danny Paul Grody, founding member of San Francisco bands Tarentel, The Drift, and Moholy-Nagy, and visiting French artist and musician Félicia Atkinson, as they explore the sonic potential of exhibiting artist Chris Duncan’s interactive installation.

Artist Panel
Saturday, March 7, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Join exhibiting Bay Area artists Chris Duncan, Mark Malmberg, and Kate Lee Short for a conversation and learn more about their artistic explorations of sound.

January 17-April 12, 2015

Left: Lauren DiCioccio, Familiar, 2014, 18 x 8 x 12 in., mixed media, courtesy of the artist
Right: May Wilson, In Wobbling, 2014, 204 x 48 x 48 in., mixed media, courtesy of the artist; Photo: Andria Lo

Collaborating for the first time, artists Lauren DiCioccio and May Wilson will employ a range of techniques—sewing, stapling, riveting, weaving, wrapping, and stuffing—transforming fabric into anthropomorphic sculptures. For lift/HEFT, the artists will collect soft, organic textiles such as cotton, wool, and linen, and hefty, industrial materials such as vinyl, nylon, and commercial felt, to create a new series of whimsical forms.

MEMBERS-ONLY PROGRAM

Exhibition Preview & Walkthrough with the Curator
Friday, January 16, 9 - 10 a.m.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Opening Celebration
Friday, January 23, 7 - 10 p.m.

Artists Talk
Sunday, March 15, 2 - 3 p.m.

Last Updated: Dec 19, 2014