Opening Reception – Kyle Thompson

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There are artist that I admire for how close I feel to their work in terms of how it aligns to my own process and aesthetic. Conversely there are artists I admire despite feeling completely distant from how they think and operate. Kyle Thompson falls into the latter category. Perhaps it’s because his work and his practice is so utterly foreign to me that I find myself fascinated by it. No matter the reason why, I think Kyle has a unique perspective and approach to making art and I’m excited to be working with him.

In his words:

I’m trying to decide whether this reaction is proceeding along an E2 or an SN2 pathway. There is plenty of “exchange”, and also plenty of “substitution” — there is a liferaft here because there is now a floating rock out there — but some of the things I really have to consider are: is there a strong nucleophile involved? Does the rock have a primary moiety? Does the liferaft have a tertiary, allylic, or benzylic structure? Is either one sterically hindered? Are the transition states of these buoyant objects relatively stable? Is the solvent (seawater) or the inverse solvent (spacetime) highly protic?

Once I figure these things out, I can move on to stereochemistry, kinetics, and NIHIL. 

 

Please join us Saturday, November 12th, 6-8pm

Closing Reception – Rust Magic

Sadly it’s time to say goodbye to this 1/4 scale R17 subway car

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It really is impressive to see this thing in person. You can come pay your respects and say hello to Super Kool Sake himself this Saturday:

11/5/16

1 – 4pm

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We hope you can make it.

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Opening Reception – Rust Magic

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In the 1970’s and 80’s, with the New York City subways as the primary “canvas”, graffiti was forged into one of the last great art movements of the 20th century. Nowadays graffiti is everywhere except the iconic subway cars that propelled it from NYC to the entire world. That is the underlying premise of the new installation titled “Rust Magic” by San Diego graffiti veteran Sake. In addition to the interior of Ice being bombed with graffiti from top to bottom the exhibition also includes a display of vintage spray cans, an outdoor mural, and a 1/4 scale replica of an R17 subway car.

I hope you’ll come and take a look.

Saturday, September 10th, 2- 6pm.

As always, if you can’t make the opening you can always schedule an appointment for a time that’s more convenient.

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Last week to see 4:2

The last day to see my installation at Quint Projects is this Saturday, 7/16/16.

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If at some point you told me that you plan on seeing it but have yet to do so, be advised that the excuses submission deadline has passed.

Just drive over and see it already. LA people, I’m not excluding you.

(only half joking. heh)

This is the last time you’ll ever get the chance to see this piece. After Saturday, it’ll be gone forever.

Gallery hours on Saturday will be from 10am – 1pm. If you wish to see it before Saturday you may make an appointment with me or the gallery for a time that’s more convenient for you.

I hope to see you there.

Photos from Finest City are up

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One of the things that makes running ICE Gallery fun is offering a space to an artist and telling them they can do anything they want with it. The only restrictions being the confines of the space and their own budget. The result, if you’ve chosen your artists wisely, is that you get such a diverse array of exhibitions. A line up that doesn’t remotely fit into any sort of tangible uniform aesthetic. The contrast between this show, the previous one, and the next one is so stark that in a normal gallery situation it would seem that the curators interests are all over the map. Well, good. I love that. Click HERE for more photos from Nathan Gulick’s exhibition “Finest City”.

 

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Closing Reception – Nathan Gulick

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Please join us on Saturday, February 20th from 4-6pm for the closing reception of Nathan Gulick’s solo exhibition, “Finest City”.

“Finest City” presents a series of arrangements (possibly a sculpture garden, or ruin field) of readymade architectural decorations in amplified colors, set amongst a faux grass lawn (a necessity in a time of catastrophic drought) and a sheer wall of tan stucco.
Reveling in a distinctly artificial American style, still rooted somewhere in old Europe, the work seeks to highlight the temporary and temporally unsure aesthetic landscape of a region still contending with a legacy of mass migration and suburban sprawl.

Artist Reception – Nathan Gulick

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“Finest City” presents a series of arrangements (possibly a sculpture garden, or ruin field) of readymade architectural decorations in amplified colors, set amongst a faux grass lawn (a necessity in a time of catastrophic drought) and a sheer wall of tan stucco. Reveling in a distinctly artificial American style, still rooted somewhere in old Europe, the work seeks to highlight the temporary and temporally unsure aesthetic landscape of a region still contending with a legacy of mass migration and suburban sprawl.

Artist Reception: Saturday, January 30, 4-6pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, Feburary 20, 4-6pm

Or by appointment

 

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Photos of 3450 Threads are up

A very grateful and sincere thank you to everyone that helped me make this piece a reality, to Philipp for helping me document it, and to all of those who made a special trip to come and see it.

Click HERE to see photos by Philipp Scholz Rittermann.

Below are some lesser quality iphone photos that I took along the way.

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