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Erin Dunn & Kyle Riedel Exhibition - Oct 26-Dec 2 '10

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Erin Dunn & Kyle Riedel Exhibition - Oct 26-Dec 2 '10

Postby Charles » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:57 am

Harris Art Gallery | The University of La Verne
1950 Third Street La Verne, California 91750
909.593.3511 | www.laverne.edu/harris-gallery

SOMEONE TOLD ME YOU'D BE HERE
October 26 - December 02, 2010

Erin Dunn and Kyle Riedel

Reception: October 26, 2010 6-8 pm
Gallery Hours: Monday through Thursday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, & by appt. Admission is free.

The Harris Art Gallery of The University of La Verne will present Someone Told Me You’d Be Here a two-person exhibition featuring Erin Dunn and Kyle Riedel. These artists invite viewers to discover and identify the distinct character of a visual environment. With an indulgence of skillful do-it-yourself knowhow, the art making practices of Riedel and Dunn blend traditional disciplines, which invigorate ordinary spatial perceptions with a sense of hyper reality and decorative tactility.

When encountering the broad range of media utilized by Erin Dunn, one gazes into a new world constructed for playful exploration. In her stop-motion animations, drawings and paintings comprise the scenery where paper and wire puppets are harmoniously synced with digital audio recordings. In the video work, the progression of events unfolds in a dreamlike space where time and gravity behave according to the artist’s choreography. Artificial flowers blooming on a windowsill, swans swimming in a fantasy lake and an energetic red monkey dancing around dollhouse gazebo are spectacles set in motion with incredible attention to detail and delightful whimsy.

In a recent series of large format photographs Kyle Riedel has documented site-specific outdoor installations he created in the Mojave Desert. Some of these temporary structures introduce vivid artificial color into the dessert space by using gift-wrapping paper to cover surfaces of objects and planes. With a careful balance between the artist’s hand and the natural environment, isolated close ups of individual plants become fragments of unknown territories and expansive vista views, altered by Riedel’s placement of eye-popping patterned color, feel less like an artist’s studio and more like a UFO landing.

Kyle Riedel received his MFA in Transmedia from the University of Texas at Austin and his BS in psychology from Portland State University Oregon. Currently he is an Associate Professor at California State University Long Beach in the photography program. His work has been exhibited and screened internationally including a solo exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne Australia.

Erin Dunn received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is presently an MFA candidate at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Her work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in The United States and in The Netherlands. Dunn is represented by Carl Berg Projects, West Hollywood, CA.

For additional exhibition information please contact Dion Johnson djohnson@laverne.edu or 909.593.3511 x 4273
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