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EVENT

luggage store exhibition extended through August 4th


Dates:
Sat Aug 04, 2007 00:00 - Sat Jul 28, 2007

Exhibition extended through August 4th-

the luggage store
1007 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel. 415. 255 5971
www.luggagestoregallery.org

For Further Information:
Contact: Laurie Lazer, +1.415.255-5971
luggagestore@sbcglobal.net
or
Christina Linden
christina.linden@gmail.com

COME ACROSS
Amy Patton, Gaelle Boucand
curated by Christina Linden

This exhibition is part of the luggage store's Short Cuts Program. Short Cuts was designed by Darryl Smith and Laurie Lazer of the luggage store in 2002 to identify, support and emerge new/young curators and artists and to attract new and diverse audiences.

DATES:
July 13th - August 4th, 2007

Gallery hours:
Wed. - Sat. 12 - 5 PM and by appointment

The Luggage Store Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition “Come Across,” curated by Christina Linden as a part of the Luggage Store’s “Shortcuts Program” for emerging curators. This exhibition presents San Francisco with an opportunity to see work by two young artists from Berlin, Germany. A film by Amy Patton is shown along with a video and sound piece and an interactive sculptural installation by Gaelle Boucand.

Both artists meticulously craft moving image and sound that looks as if it were a half-forgotten and unexplained relic from another time, to be rediscovered by the viewer. The embedded narratives, whether dictated or implied, leave gaps and missing information. Like the experience we might have if we came across a handsome but somewhat dusty and completely unlabeled apparatus in a storeroom, these intriguing but somewhat mystifying works don't come with instructions. We are left to fill in the missing gaps with our own imaginations.

The exhibition presents Gaelle's Boucand’s video "Berliner Bildstorung” along with the sculpture "KEVO 2" The video is comprised of images taken at west Berlin's Zoologischer Garten zoo, but empty of people and animals the spaces we are shown seem deserted. The soundtrack combines white noise and intermittent animal sounds. The juxtaposition between the empty scenery and the broken noise creates a strange, dated tension. "KEVO 2" uses a microfiche reader to display 200 pictures from inside an abandoned scientific research lab in Finland; an outdated archival method is used to preserve the archives of a defunct research station.

In "Chronicle of a Demise," Amy Patton uses what she describes as “doubtful, untrustworthy narrative voices” and “invisible, unnamed protagonists” to construct an uncommon relationship between image and narrative. The footage seems old and tampered-with. Patton shot her own "found footage" on a Bolex in Hamburg, East Berlin's Tierpark zoo, and Hutto, Texas.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Gaelle Boucand (French, lives and works in Berlin) studied at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts of Paris, and completed a six-month residency at Cooper Union in New York as a part of her studies. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout France as well as in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and in New York. Gaelle will be returning to Paris this coming fall to participate in the Palais de Tokyo's residency program at Le Pavillon.

Amy Patton (American, lives and works in Berlin) began her art practice while studying Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, and completed her graduate work in Experimental Film and Media Design at the University of the Arts in Berlin, where she studied under Stan Douglas. Her work has been shown in Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the United States.

ABOUT THE CURATOR
Christina Linden recently returned to the bay area after a year spent working in Berlin and in Leipzig, Germany at the gallery Pierogi. She studied Art History and Fine Arts at New York University and will be starting work on her Master's Degree at Bard College's Center for Curatorial Studies this coming fall.

ABOUT THE LUGGAGE STORE
The luggage store is one of San Francisco's premiere non profit arts organizations. It's programs are dedicated to broadening social and asethetic networks, encouraging the flow of images and ideas between different cultural and economic communities...

Funded in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Grants for the Arts of the Hotel Tax Fund and SF Art Commission / Cultural Equity.
300 dpi jpegs available upon request
available at our website:
www.luggagestoregallery.org
click on "View Images" to the left of the screen


EVENT

"Come Across" shortcuts exhibition at the luggage store, San Francisco


Dates:
Thu Jul 13, 2006 00:00 - Thu Jul 05, 2007

the luggage store
1007 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel. 415. 255 5971
www.luggagestoregallery.org
For Further Information:
Contact: Laurie Lazer, +1.415.255-5971
luggagestore@sbcglobal.net
or
Christina Linden
christina.linden@gmail.com

COME ACROSS
Amy Patton, Gaelle Boucand
curated by Christina Linden

This exhibition is part of the luggage store's Short Cuts Program. Short Cuts was designed by Darryl Smith and Laurie Lazer of the luggage store in 2002 to identify, support and emerge new/young curators and artists and to attract new and diverse audiences.

DATES:
July 13th - July 28th, 2007

Opening Reception
Friday, July 13th 6-8 PM

Gallery hours:
Wed. - Sat. 12 - 5 PM and by appointment

The Luggage Store Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition “Come Across,” curated by Christina Linden as a part of the Luggage Store’s “Shortcuts Program” for emerging curators. This exhibition presents San Francisco with an opportunity to see work by two young artists from Berlin, Germany. A film by Amy Patton will be shown along with a video and sound piece and an interactive sculptural installation by Gaelle Boucand.

Both artists meticulously craft moving image and sound that looks as if it were a half-forgotten and unexplained relic from another time, to be rediscovered by the viewer. The embedded narratives, whether dictated or implied, leave gaps and missing information. Like the experience we might have if we came across a handsome but somewhat dusty and completely unlabeled apparatus in a storeroom, these intriguing but somewhat mystifying works don't come with instructions. We are left to fill in the missing gaps with our own imaginations.

The exhibition will present Gaelle's Boucand’s video "Berliner Bildstorung” along with the sculpture "KEVO 2" The video is comprised of images taken at west Berlin's Zoologischer Garten zoo, but empty of people and animals the spaces we are shown seem deserted. The soundtrack combines white noise and intermittent animal sounds. The juxtaposition between the empty scenery and the broken noise creates a strange, dated tension. "KEVO 2" uses a microfiche reader to display 200 pictures from inside an abandoned scientific research lab in Finland; an outdated archival method is used to preserve the archives of a defunct research station.

In "Chronicle of a Demise," Amy Patton uses what she describes as “doubtful, untrustworthy narrative voices” and “invisible, unnamed protagonists” to construct an uncommon relationship between image and narrative. The footage seems old and tampered-with. Patton shot her own "found footage" on a Bolex in Hamburg, East Berlin's Tierpark zoo, and Hutto, Texas.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Gaelle Boucand (French, lives and works in Berlin) studied at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts of Paris, and completed a six-month residency at Cooper Union in New York as a part of her studies. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout France as well as in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and in New York. Gaelle will be returning to Paris this coming fall to participate in the Palais de Tokyo's residency program at Le Pavillon.

Amy Patton (American, lives and works in Berlin) began her art practice while studying Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, and completed her graduate work in Experimental Film and Media Design at the University of the Arts in Berlin, where she studied under Stan Douglas. Her work has been shown in Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the United States.

ABOUT THE CURATOR
Christina Linden recently returned to the bay area after a year spent working in Berlin and in Leipzig, Germany at the gallery Pierogi. She studied Art History and Fine Arts at New York University and will be starting work on her Master's Degree at Bard College's Center for Curatorial Studies this coming fall.

ABOUT THE LUGGAGE STORE
The luggage store is one of San Francisco's premiere non profit arts organizations. It's programs are dedicated to broadening social and asethetic networks, encouraging the flow of images and ideas between different cultural and economic communities...

Funded in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Grants for the Arts of the Hotel Tax Fund and SF Art Commission / Cultural Equity.

300 dpi jpegs available upon request
available at our website:
www.luggagestoregallery.org
click on "View Images" to the left of the screen