Untitled (Fantasy II), 2012
Foam, felt, cotton, wood, ultrasonic speakers, mp3, speaker stands
Dimensions variable, 90 x 207 x 162 inches as shown

Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon: No Touch
August 17- September 15, 2012
Opening Reception Friday, August 17th, 5:30 - 7:30pm

Eli Ridgway is pleased to present No Touch, an exhibition of sound and sculpture by Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon. Gordon's work focuses on the numerous potentials of sound as an architectural, immersive tool for perception. Inspired by the research of sound pioneers Ernst Chladni and Alvin Lucier, the installation works in No Touch visually and perceptually replicate the impact of sound waves on the body in various situations.

The experience of sound in an acoustically altered environment presents a renewed recognition of space through non-visual means. By exploring this awareness and reverting it back into a visual context, Gordon challenges the relationships between sight and sound in form and function. Harnessing the postulates of well known sound theory with various methods (including amplification, distortion, and absorption), the artist's intuitive investigations create various audible confrontations from unique pairings of acoustical materials. Combining classic building provisions such as drywall, cement, glass, and wood, with sound altering mediums such as felt, foam and fabric, Gordon manipulates a sonic experience by exploring the reverberance of these adapted architectures. 

No Touch will include three new sound works-- one absorbent, one reflective, and one that incrementally produces moments of each. In the guise of the ability of light to travel endlessly into space or be redirected from its path, the sound distortions of No Touch are Gordon's playful interferences with ambience taken for-granted.

Jacqueline received her MFA in Studio Practice from Stanford University. Most recently, she was the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation award, Phelan, Murphy, and Cadogan Fellowship, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture residency. She has exhibited at San Francisco Arts Commission, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, ICA London, Queens Nails Projects, and various sound and music festivals with the group 0th.

No Touch will be Jacqueline's first solo showing at Eli Ridgway.