Curated by Karen Rapp & Linda Theung
January 30 - March 18, 2006
Artist’s reception: Wednesday, February 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Curator’s walk through: Saturday, March 4, 2:00 p.m.

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technocraft is a group show featuring the work of seven contemporary artists who, through meticulous processes, apply a hi-tech aesthetic to create work that is derived from and reflects the culture of mass production.

The exhibition focuses on startling transformations of mundane materials into otherworldly, hi-tech objects and renderings; indeed the work conveys a presence and complexity that is greater than the sum of its parts. Using intensive, hand-made production skills, each artist imbues everyday lo-tech materials with a highly polished, digital-age-based vernacular.

Exploring notions of wastefulness, indulgence, and a fascination with technology, the exhibition provides insight into the varied representations of contemporary culture by looking at the fissure between the machine-age and its heir apparent, the age of information. technocraft includes a presentation of work diverse in size, scale, and media in the form of installation, sculpture, works on paper, and multimedia constructions by artists Eduardo Abaroa, Stephen Hendee, Won Ju Lim, Amy Myers, Jason Rogenes, Jane South, and Shirley Tse.

technocraft opens at the Wignall Museum, Chaffey College on January 30 and continues through March 18, 2006. The exhibition is co-guest-curated by Karen Rapp, Civic Art Coordinator, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Los Angeles, and Linda Theung, Research Assistant, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Hendee_Zombie Rogenes wonju

Stephen Hendee

Jason Rogenes Won Ju Lim