“Corresponding to the primitive right of Anthropophagy, the eating of human flesh, is the philosophical rite of Cosmophagy, the eating of the world” ~Susan Sontag
Temple Ad Hoc is pleased to Announce REWIRING THE REAL
a one day only group exhibition curated by Samuel Partal
October 13 2-6pm 519 Santa Clara ave Venice CA
Lina Pin Janusas
Damien Kardokas Johanson
The works of these artists, of various practices, mediums, and disciplines, are presented here with an eye to a common method, what the philosopher Mark C. Taylor has termed ‘rewiring the real;’ refiguring and repurposing the forms and strategies of perception and cognition in an attempt to formulate anew the underlying experiential relationships between the viewer and her world.
Operating in the theoretical void that has languished in the historical wake of post-structuralist critique, these artists have embraced ‘subjecticity’ as a means to reify the connection between mind and matter, a new commingling of object and subject… a ‘reconstruction’ to follow the deconstruction… “A new [un]romanticism, which points to the shadow of a different God”
James Dean, was born in Chicago, Illinois and received a BFA in sculpture from Northern Illinois University. He works in various media mainly focusing in sculpture, installation & photography. While maintaining his studio practice in Venice Beach, CA. he has also a developed a career a set designer collaborating with numerous internationally recognized photographers including Rankin, Tierney Gearon, David LaChapelle & Mark Seliger.
Lina Pin Janusas is a Los Angeles born, New York based painter and sculptor. She received her BFA from University of California, Berkeley (2008). Her work has been shown at 4N5 in San Francisco, Diego Rivera Gallery in San Francisco, and The Brewery Art Colony in Los Angeles.
Damien Johanson received a Bachelors degree in Philosophy as well as a BFA in studio art from the University of California Berkeley (2008) His painting, printmaking and multimedia work has been exhibited by Under The Table Gallery in San Francisco, Balazo Gallery in San Francisco, Sancho Gallery in Los Angeles, and Temple Ad Hoc. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area
Samuel Partal is a los angeles based visual artist and a co-founder and co-director of Temple Ad Hoc. His work has been exhibited by R&R Gallery in Los Angeles, Sancho Gallery in Los Angeles, the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts forum, and was a featured artist at the ReVISIONS of LA workshop series at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions).
Carrie Schreck is a Los Angeles based filmmaker, painter, and multimedia arist, and a co-founder and co-director of Temple Ad Hoc. She studied photography and filmmaking at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Her work has been exhibited at Sancho Gallery in Los Angeles, Echo Curio in Los Angeles, R&R Gallery in Los Angeles, and the Magmart Video Art Festival in Naples Italy.