FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rebecca Trawick, Wignall Museum
NEW EXHIBIT EXAMINES THE GAP BETWEEN MASS-PRODUCED AND HANDCRAFTED OBJECTS
Rancho Cucamonga, CA - The Wignall Museum at Chaffey College is pleased
to announce technocraft, 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.
technocraft opens to the public on Monday, January 30 and runs through
March 18, 2006. The opening reception is Wednesday, February 1 from 6:30
to 9:30 PM. A Curator’s Walkthrough will be held on Saturday, March
4 at 2:00 PM. Admission and events are free and open to the public.
Curated by Karen Rapp and Linda Theung, technocraft 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,
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.
The Wignall Museum is located on the Rancho Cucamonga campus of
Chaffey College at 5885 Haven Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737-3002.
is open Monday – Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM, and Saturdays from 12
to 4 PM. Closed Sundays and holidays.
Admission is free. Parking is available in the North Parking Lot. Parking
permits can be purchased via vending machine for $2. Parking is free during
museum receptions and special events.
EVENT INFO: (909) 941-2702, www.chaffey.edu/wignallgallery