…A MUST SEE, if you ask me…
Space, Time and Architecture
Luca Antonucci and Cybele Lyle
January 13–February 26, 2012
Opening: Friday, January 13, 7-10pm
… Cookies and Beer Artist Talk: Saturday, February 18, 2-4pm
In the book, Space, Time and Architecture, author Sigfried Giedion, describes humankind’s separation between thinking and feeling with the unconscious parallelism of art and science. He speaks of a split-personality where physicists and artists regard the same space as both boundless and confined. The current state of art and science, and its negotiation of space demand a revision of this work and suggest a converging of these two parallel fields.
Through her work, Cybele Lyle explores the connections between constructed space and subjectivity. She creates personal spaces that take on a physical presence, transforming architecture in to a relative and negotiated space.
Luca Antonucci approaches the field of astronomy as a practice that engages in a delicate balancing act between hope and truth, framing our vision of the universe in to a systematic categorization of existence. Through his work, he questions the position of the viewer and the romanticism inherent in representation, instilling a practice that parallels technical science by creating a link between concept and the mechanics of production.
This exhibition is concerned with the definition of space as both an entity, a relationship between entities and a conceptual framework. This is not an attempt at a hierarchy of thought, but rather a conversation that allows for a collapse of structure, in both literal and figurative terms.
Luca Nino Antonucci is a practicing artist and co-founder of Colpa Press. He received his MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 2010 and is currently in residency at the Kala Art Institute for Printmaking. Luca lives and works in San Francisco, CA.
Cybele holds an MFA from Hunter College in New York City, where she received the Tony Smith Award upon graduating. She received a BFA in printmaking in 2001 from California College of the Arts. Cybele has been an artist in residence at the Bemis Center, Atlantic Center for the Arts and Ox-Bow. She currently has a studio in Oakland and lives and works between San Francisco and New York.