Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Gay Outlaw: The Velocity of Ideas

(Image from the Sacramento News and Review)

The current exhibition at CCAS is Gay Outlaw: The Velocity of Ideas, a solo show of sculpture and a few small works on paper by San Francisco artist Gay Outlaw. Primarily regarded as a conceptual sculptor with a growing national reputation, Gay Outlaw works as an investigator of physicality, perception, memory, and materials. Her work revolves around combining inherent contradictions: sculptures that seem to be constructed of voids; photographs of false surfaces transformed into solid objects; images of holes, reversed, and cast in bronze and glass.

The show opened on April 5, and on Second Saturday, April 9 CCAS premiered a 30 minute video of a conversation between Outlaw and exhibition curator Chris Daubert.
A highlight from the video is up on our YouTube channel and may be viewed below:

Daubert also wrote the catalog for the exhibition, which is available for purchase at CCAS for $14.95 ($9.95 for members). An excerpt from the catalog is available online here.

The show has been the talk of the town recently, with mentions in the Sacramento News & Review, Midtown Monthly, the Sacramento Bee's Friday Ticket, the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau website, Examiner.com and even the Newton Booth Neighborhood Blog. So what are you waiting for? Come and see for yourself what all the fuss is about!

As always the gallery is open 12-5, 6 days a week (Tue-Sun excepting Easter Sunday, the 24th) and the show is up through May 15.
The artist will give a lecture ($5 entrance, free for members and students) at 3pm on May 14, and there will be a closing reception that evening from 6-9pm.

SN&R's Shoka described the show as "brain-explodingly good"--you don't want to miss this!

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