“Bangles” and “Rehearsals”
SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016 – SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2016
Sacramento – Verge Center for the Arts is pleased to present two solo shows: Bangles by Lisa Rybovich Crallé, and Rehearsals by Richard Haley
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 9th, 6pm – 9pm Artist talk with Lisa Rybovich Crallé: Thursday, July 28th, 6pm
Bangles is a solo exhibition by Bay Area artist, Lisa Rybovich Crallé. For Bangles, Crallé fills the vertical space of Verge’s main gallery with an immersive installation comprised of large, suspended sculptures. The sculptures’ elongated looping forms incorporate denim, pleather, and coiffed synthetic hair, alluding to an archetypal 1960s “girl gang” aesthetic. Crallé’s sculptures reduce the human figure to its most basic linear form, adorning the gallery like architectural jewelry.
Join us for a conversation with Lisa about her work on Thursday, July 28th, 6pm at Verge.
This exhibition is one of 4 shows being held in celebration of the partnership between Verge Center for the Arts and the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis, opening November 13th. Verge, in collaboration with Lisa Rybovich Crallé, is curating the festivities for the grand opening weekend of the Manetti Shrem. For more information, please visit manettishrem.org.
ABOUT THE ARTIST Lisa Rybovich Crallé is an interdisciplinary artist based in the SF Bay Area. Her installations and collaborative performance projects incorporate elements of drawing, painting, and sculpture to address the possibilities of spectatorship, participation, and embodiment. Lisa is the recipient of the 2011 Robert Arneson Award and the 2015 Alternative Exposure Award. Her work has been shown at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF), the Berkeley Art Museum, di Rosa (Napa), Field Projects (NYC), Weekend (LA), The Dublin City Gallery (Ireland) and other venues. Lisa has been an artist in residence at Arteles Center for Creative Art, (Finland), Bubec Sculpture Studio (Prague), Ox-Bow (MI), Art342 (CO), and The Studios of Key West (FL). In addition to her studio practice, Lisa teaches Sculpture at California College of the Arts. For more info: www.lisaRcralle.com
Rehearsals Richard Haley July 9 – August 21, 2016
Rehearsals is a solo exhibition by Detroit-based artist, Richard Haley. Haley’s works investigate the use of surrogates in performance as he documents staged events being performed by inanimate proxies. The surrogates function in a number of ways: as literal casts of Haley’s body parts; as digital 3D renderings; and as traces of the body, such as the impression one would leave behind if lying down in the grass or residue left behind from the ashes of Haley’s cremated body. A number of works employ hand crafted miniature sculptures of everyday objects to be used as stand-ins for the original. Haley is interested in treating the body as raw material, and with consideration of the body as an apparatus. His stand-ins create attentiveness to the materials they are being made from, and point to the authentic corpus it references. Rehearsals serves to shift the work outside the vernacular of performance and documentation and steer it towards the presence and presentness of sculpture. By using screen-based technology, Haley forces a collision between the hyperreal/unreal virtual world and the tangible physical lived experience, calling into question the ephemeral weightless matter of digital images and their heavy influence on daily lives. This exhibition is one of 4 shows being held in celebration of the partnership between Verge Center for the Arts and the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis, opening November 13th. Verge, in collaboration with Lisa Rybovich Crallé, is curating the festivities for the grand opening weekend of the Manetti Shrem. For more information, please visit manettishrem.org.
ABOUT THE ARTIST Richard Haley is an artist, teacher, and arts writer working in Detroit, MI. His work has been exhibited in galleries and non-profits in New York City, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Detroit, and Berlin. Critical praise of his work has been published in the Los Angeles Times , San Francisco Chronicle, and Bad At Sports. In addition his scholarly writings have been published in the peer-reviewed journals Body, Space, and Technology and About Performance