SAN PEDRO, Calif.
- Oct. 18, 2019
-- Tangled Dimensions
is two person art exhibition featuring Long Beach artist Katie Stubblefield and San Pedro artist Nancy Voegeli-Curran. It will be the 4th
installation of the Art@Work exhibition series. IDEA's space visible from Ocean Blvd. sets the location for Stubblefield and Voegeli-Curran's paintings and wall sculptures that blur the line between 2D and 3D in a discussion over the tangling, chaotic consumption of the natural world.
Nancy Voegeli-Curran, an Angels Gate Cultural Center artist, uses mixed media and abstract forms to map visual, emotional, and psychological space in sculpture. In her artist statement she writes, "My current sculptural drawings are derived from chance events and forces found in the natural world. A vortex, a tangle of unruly vines, or water carving its own path through rocks - all provide a framework with which to explore process and materiality."
Through her work she refers to our complex and tenuous relationship with the natural world at present and its overall fragility. Through a build-up of layers tension grows as dualities are explored: chaos and order, growth and decay, containment and release.
Katie Stubblefield, a Long Beach-based artist, also uses a variety of materials to explore order, chaos, and entropy. Her color-soaked oil paintings and value-based prints take visual cues from the natural resources also present in her sculptures: salvaged trees, rebar, concrete, discarded clothes, deconstructed architecture, and disused vehicle parts. These working materials are interwoven, tangled, and refigured in space. Stubblefield's imagery is informed by site visits, forensic photography, first-hand accounts and evidence of changed/damaged/
The Art@Work collaboration bridges two port hubs, Long Beach and San Pedro, through artistic representation. Co-Curated by Angels Gate Cultural Center and the Arts Council for Long Beach, each organization is given an opportunity to introduce an artist to a new audience. The curators pair artwork through the Arts Council for Long Beach's Artist Registry with Angels Gate studio artists. The gallery space at IDEA, Precision Dynamics International, provides a place for artists to create a dialogue through art and conversations.
Art@Work will host an opening reception that open to the public for the three-month exhibition Tangled Dimensions
on Friday, November 8th from 6pm-8pm in the IDEA, Precision Dynamics International space located at 100 Oceangate, Suite 375 (street-level northwest corner) Long Beach, CA 90802. The exhibition will be open by appointment only or can be viewed from the walkway on the west side of the building.