The MAC presents 14th Annual Cedars Open Studios
The MAC will bring together artists living and working in the Cedars neighborhood for two solo exhibitions as part of the 14th annual Cedars Open Studios tour. Sean P. Miller's Gazing Reflecting Unknown is a new body of work which combines video and sculpture, while Deep Purple includes new paintings by Joshua von Ammon.
Miller's new works highlight the value of contemplative experiences through optically engaging mixed reality forms. Gazing Reflecting Unknown presents elemental ephemera in the form of video-sculptural composites. In these works light emits through a moiré pattern, suggesting a physics-defying depth. Through this specter, the artist invites viewers to look into a surreal fire of virtual coals, gaze upon a physically dynamic abstraction representing a turbulent water feature, and speculate about dimensions beyond the scope of our understanding.
von Ammon's Deep Purple applies minimal approaches to painting through use of natural hand-dyeing canvas, and Mad Libs-style text appropriation. Meditating somewhere between the cacophony of Twitter culture, and the serenity of Zen's escapism, von Ammon's work amalgamates popularized phrases stripped of context to be used as arbitrarily as any abstract gesture.
Following the opening reception, both exhibits will be on view through December 10.