THE UNKNOWN: INQUIRIES + ASSERTIONS
April 1 - 29
StoreFrontLab is pleased to present two projects that probe the metaphysical and cultural pursuits into the meaning of existence:
Dimensions of Time and Space
Dimensions of Time and Space is an exploration by Lauren Marie Taylor of the cultural constructions—historical, scientific, spiritual and metaphysical—that shape our understanding of what we experience as time and space. Through weekly workshops led by artists and thinkers, the public is invited to participate in the investigation. Youth groups are invited to reflect on their own understandings of time and space. Over the month, the StoreFrontLab project space will become a laboratory for presenting these ongoing inquiries.
Thoughts on the Cyanometer
Collectively and individually, humanity has always strived to understand their existence in a world that often eludes them. Through a month long installation and a one night presentation in StoreFrontLab's new annex space, Lindsay Tunkl invites the viewer to explore constructs such as time, metaphysical inquiries, and art’s attempts at making sense of our existence in an interrogation of humanity’s many attempts to quantify the unquantifiable.
Lauren Marie Taylor is a Bay Area conceptual artist. In 2013 she was the first Artist in Residence at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. In 2105 she was an Artist in Residence at the American Academy in Rome, through which she worked with the Vatican Astronomical Observatory. Recent projects include collaborative work on the Man in Space Collection at the WDFM, Satellite Engineering at the California Academy of Sciences, YBCA workshops for BAN 7 and a solo exhibition at SoEx on robotics in the Civil Rights Era. She holds a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, an MEd from Portland State University and an MFA in Social Practice from the California College of the Arts. Taylor is the currently the Senior Manager of Education at the Bay Area Video Coalition.
What does it mean to be human in the contemporary moment? When everything is seemingly tragic and absurd at the same time. It is Lindsay Tunkl's aim to create moments for this question to be answered, for the individual and for the human species. By researching and exploring subjects such as Affect, Death, The Apocalypse, Encounter, Solitude, Space (travel), Time (travel), Tunkl's work uses a tender and humorous hand to invite the viewer into reflexive experiences with their emotions, their perspectives, and their place within a world that is uncertain, scary and, more often than not, heartbreaking. Tunkl graduated from CalArts with a BFA in 2010 and is currently a MFA in Studio Practice and MA in Visual + Critical Studies candidate at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Her work has been shown in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany.