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It's About Time

On View: September 23 - November 22, 2023

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 23 | 6-9pm

It's About Time postcard

Image: April Greiman, Untitled, 2023. Giclée print, 36 x 36 inches.

Brand Library & Art Center is pleased to present “It’s About Time,” an art exhibition that attempts to make the complex subject of time more coherent through a multidisciplinary, tactile, and visceral study of materiality, process, and technique. The exhibition, co-curated by April Greiman and Stacie B. London, features 17 Los Angeles artists including Jamison Carter, Carolyn Castaño, Joe Davidson, Tibbie Dunbar, April Greiman, Ravi GuneWardena, Dennis Keeley, Mary Little, Stacie B. London, Maria Moyer, Sandeep Mukherjee, Jennifer Remenchik, Michael Rotondi, Shizu Saldamando, Adam Silverman, Pamela Smith Hudson, and John Ziqiang Wu. Utilizing their authentic and unique relationships with cement, clay, fabric, flora, graphite, ink, wood, paint, paper, photography, resin, video, and wax, amongst others, the artists explore the metaphors of time’s arrow (sequential events or narrative) and time’s cycle (repetition or patterns and seasons). A subject often explored by scientists and artists, including philosopher of science Stephen Jay Gould who writes in his book The Flamingo’s Smile: Reflections in Natural History (1985):

“The human mind delights in finding pattern—so much so that we often mistake coincidence or forced analogy for profound meaning. No other habit of thought lies so deeply within the soul of a small creature trying to make sense of a complex world not constructed for it.”

By delving into human’s short history within the enormity of all time, these 17 artists meet the challenge of representing the intangible threads of space and time through their diverse artistic expressions. Innovation and experimentation of thought, process and materials, results in artworks that pierce traditional boundaries and successfully make philosophical concepts physical. The exhibit invites the viewer to engage in dialogues that will challenge the idea of where the artwork is experienced; in the public space of the gallery, or in the private space of the mind, thus allowing for both a personal and shared perspective.

April Greiman is an influential transmedia designer widely recognized as one of the first to embrace computer technology as a design tool. She is a pivotal proponent of ‘new typography’ and ‘new wave’ design that has come to define late twentieth-century graphic design. Greiman actively challenges interdisciplinary boundaries, investigating the parallels and intersections between art and design. Greiman is the director of Made in Space design consultancy, based in Los Angeles.

Stacie B. London is a Brand staff member and exhibition producer with over 15 years of experience in gallery and museum exhibition production which includes seven years working at MOCA as the Exhibition Designer and Production Coordinator where she executed over 80 exhibitions in all three of its venues. London has a MS in Industrial Design from ArtCenter College of Design, completing part of her thesis in the Nano Labs at JPL; and her BA in Theater Arts is from UCSC where she focused on Theater Production. London’s fascination with time extends to her past pursuit as a motorcycle racer. She holds 5 land speed records.

"It’s About Time" will be on view September 23 through November 22, 2023. The artists will be present at the opening reception on Saturday, September 23 from 6-9pm.

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