Chris Duncan: EYE AGAINST I
September 11 - October 15, 2010
Baer Ridgway Exhibitions is pleased to present EYE AGAINST I, a solo exhibition and large scale installation by Bay Area artist Chris Duncan. Taken from the title of the incredibly influential punk/hardcore record I AGAINST I by the Washington DC based Bad Brains, this moniker references Duncan's early influences of the punk/hardcore community and his current concepts in regards to optics, self-reflection and perception. Building upon op-art and the work of color theorists, this new body of work is about seeing, both literally and metaphorically. While questioning the objectivity of sight, Duncan provides a platform of contemplation of what is real.
For his most elaborate installation to date, Chris Duncan will alter the gallery space through a dizzying array of mirrors, string installations, new walls and scrims. In addition, Duncan has curated a series of readings and performances to be held in the gallery during the course of the exhibition. All are free and open to the public.
Wednesday, September 15th, 6-9pm
An Evening of Readings by Whitney Chadwick, Max Goldberg, Colter Jacobsen, Jessica Lanyadoo, Miranda Mellis, Larry Rinder, Ryan Wallace, Lindsey White and Matthew Zapruder
Friday, September 17th, 7-10pm
Ghost Stories as told by Donal Mosher with musical companionship from Danny Grody
Followed by a screening of October Country, a film by Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher
Friday, September 24th, 6-9pm
Live Performance by Believer
Treats will be provided by The Donut Field Research Team
SHOCK and ORBLESS
Saturday, October 2nd, 6-9pm
Live Musical Performances by Shock (a new band by the members of Rubies & Sorcerer) and Orbless.
BAD AT SPORTS
Live Interviews by Chicago Based Bad at Sports
Friday & Saturday, October 8th & 9th, 11am - 6pm