Apr 15, 2011

Liberated! @ ImpromptuSpace



Exhibition by Bob Lake

Presentation by Ignacio Valero


April 22nd, 6pm to midnight

900 Tennessee Street #16, San Francisco, CA 94107

This evening we feature two spaces within the 900 Tennessee Street building. One space presents Liberated!, an exhibition of found objects by artist Bob Lake. The second space features Heat & Noise - photography by Lucy Im and Audry Jones, and music by DJs Vinnie Esparza and Jerry Nice.  

A central claim in art is that it offers freedom or escape. Implicit in this notion is the realization that the previous state, of non-freedom, is left behind. In other words, within freedom is the contradictory concept of loss. True acts of liberation inevitably have buried within them a poignancy at this loss. Bob Lake's unusual exhibition of found objects, collected over a period of several years, amplify this contradiction, pointing both to the possibility of new found freedoms and the ghosts that are left behind. 

Accompanying this exhibition, there is a brief critical lecture by Professor Ignacio Valero at 6.30pm, on themes of the free in art. Ignacio is a theorist at California College of the Arts, well known for his wide ranging insights and spontaneous style of speech.


Photography by iM and Audge
DJs The Count, Jerry Nice and The Others

In the adjacent space is the event Heat & Noise. Lucy Im and Audrey Jones will be exhibiting photographs based on the topic of optics, entropy and work obliquely inspired by the ideas of Kandinsky's musical synesthaesia. DJs Vinnie Esparza and Jerry Nice will be spinning Latin Boogalu, psych and avant-garde jazz. 


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Apr 4, 2011

Rhythm in Space @ ImpromptuSpace


Installation of Suspended Sculptures by Soo-Hwa Yuan
Performance by Liesa Lietzke

Friday's Opening Party April 15th 5-9pm
April 16 & 17  12pm-5pm

900 Tennessee Street #16, San Francisco, CA 94107

In this exhibition we bring together work by Soo-Hwa Yuan and Liesa Lietzke. Architecture and performance art are apparently very divergent fields, with their own specific histories and dialogs. By placing practitioners from these two different fields within the same exhibition frame, we aim to both juxtapose their differences and also reveal ways that they adopt similar strategies for occupying and problematizing space.

Soo-Hwa Yuan, Sculpture & Installation

Soo-Hwa Yuan's work deals with the intersection of light, form, and movement. While his installations explore the mystery of space with light and fabric surfaces on a large scale, it is his suspended sculptures that embody these three elements on a more intimate level.  With light, the sculptures create movement with shapes, and change shapes with movement.  This dynamic interplay of light, form, and motion creates visible rhythms as air moves the sculptures through space.  

The work will be shown in a unique space that allows the viewer to move around, beneath, and above the sculptures to view them from various levels and angles.  

Yuan holds a Master of Architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and BA in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.


Liesa Lietzke, Playing at the Edge of Intelligibility

Liesa will install herself as a performing sculpture in suitu (business tutu) and flirt with absurdity, accompanied by spoken word. She earned her MFA from California College of the Arts and her BA in Creative Arts from San José State University. She is currently completing an MA in Visual and Critical Studies at California College of the Arts.


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Apr 1, 2011



Gary St. Frankenstein playing the piano.

I have created a temporary popup event space in two unusual 1,000 square foot industrial units in the heart of Dogpatch, San Francisco. ImpromptuSpace will host a series of art events and performances for two months.

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