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Artist Walkthrough and Discussion: THEMODELINGAGENCY: TEKTITE –reflux

Artist Walkthrough and Discussion: THEMODELINGAGENCY: TEKTITE  –reflux

Artists and collaborators Nick Herman and Christopher James will guide viewers through their current exhibition, THEMODELINGAGENCY: TEKTITE –reflux. The walkthrough will be followed by an informal discussion led by the artists. Conflating experimental art with scientific method, the drawings, paintings, sculptures, and videos on view utilize the environment of the lab and strategies familiar to field work to produce alternative results to an existing body of scientific research. The objects and images (re)frame the oppositional relationship between utility and art, the objective and subjective, and aesthetics and knowledge. The exhibition is on view in the Armory’s Mezzanine Galleries through September 11, 2016.

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About the Artists
Nick Herman is an artist and writer and publisher of the imprint anteprojects. He has an MFA in sculpture from Yale University and a BA in religious studies from Macalester College. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally at The Museum of Modern Art, Antwerp, The Sculpture Center, Peter Blum Gallery, LA><ART, 356 Mission, Artist Curated Projects (ACP), and Public Fiction, among others. He was an artist-in-residence at The Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas in 2011. He is represented by Grice Bench Gallery.

Christopher James is an artist, and occasional writer. He has been published in Cabinet, artUS, and X-TRA Journal of Contemporary Art, where he has written about the unique conditions of art production in Southern California. His artwork has been exhibited at The Kitchen, Brooklyn Museum, Whitney at Altria, SAUCE, the Museo San Telmo, Magasin 3, as well as various sites and galleries in Los Angeles. He was educated at Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, and the San Francisco Art Institute and was awarded a Joan Mitchell grant to attend the residency program at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.

Time:
Sunday, August 28, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location:
Armory Center for the Arts
145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103