SU Art Grad Students Featured in LA Gallery Show
October 17, 2016
Eric D. Charlton G‘18, Cait Finley G’18 and Jack Honeysett G’18 are graduate students pursuing degrees from SU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts who are currently participating in the Turner Semester Residency program in Southern California. Supported by Marylyn Turner Ginsburg-Klaus and Chuck Klaus, the artists share a studio and live together in San Pedro, CA. The artists have previously worked and shown collaboratively. ‘Tumult of Frozen Creatures’ will be the first time work from their individual practices will be presented together, and their first show in Los Angeles.
'Tumult of Frozen Creatures'
A group show featuring work by Eric D. Charlton, Cait Finley and Jack Honeysett
Preview: Saturday, November 5 from 3-6 PM
Show runs November 5 – December 23, 2016
1923 S. Santa Fe Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
About the artists
Eric D. Charlton’s sculpture examines the relationships between objects. In Tumult of Frozen Creatures he will present a re-boot of his OSCADIYO Project, where he collaborated with a data mining bot to create sculpture. Dredging the websites of ‘big box stores’, the bot, a piece of software created by the artist, chooses products and materials for Charlton to combine as sculpture. Through this collusion of human and machine, he aims to experience the affect of his sculptures from an object perspective.
Cait Finley was raised on the high desert plains of western Montana. The subject of Finley’s work is science practice; she focuses on decay and the cyclical nature of existence. Her work questions the misuse of science as didactic truth maker. In her work ‘La Loba,’ Finley creates a mythology out of cast objects and collected plastic ephemera. The story of “La Loba” is about a timeless she-wolf character that uncovers the bones of the dead and brings them back to life. Presented here as part archeological exhibit, Finley uses the myth of “La Loba” to question the relationship between historical mythologies and contemporary science communication.
Jack Honeysett is a British artist whose fascination with history stems from growing up in the ancient man-made landscape of England, scattered with Neolithic monuments. Questioning the contemporary use of historical narratives and the romanticizing of the past, Museum Views focuses on the aesthetics of the museum environment. Through photographic composition and bringing attention to the various frames within which historical artefacts are held—in this case the interior architecture of the Getty Museum—Honeysett equalizes the status of the piece, display method and interior architecture.
The artists thank Kevin Larmon, Assistant Professor, Studio Arts/Coordinator, Painting at the VPA School of Art for his instrumental support, Clyde Beswick, Owner/Director CB1 Gallery for exhibiting their work, and Carole Ann Klonarides, Art Career Management Consultant For Artists, Galleries & Arts Organizations for her critical feedback. They would also like to thank Marylyn and Chuck Klaus for their generosity and support, without which they would not be here, and the community of Artists in LA, who have been extremely welcoming and kindly given their time and attention in studio visits.