9D Collective: Monica Johnson, Bryan Aguilera, Nonlocality
Dreams, Multiples, Universe
December 17 - 28, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, December 19, 7 - 10 pm
A painter, a sketcher, and a musician explore creative influence.
Our everyday decisions are largely based on experience, which means the images and messages in our environment affect our choices. 9D Collective – comprised of visual artists Monica Johnson and Bryan Aguilera, and musician Nonlocality – investigates this effect in terms of creative influence. Each member has been sharing the progress of their individual practices with the rest of the group on a regular basis to see how being exposed to each other's work influences their own. The varied, yet cohesive show Dreams, Multiples, Universe is the result of the experiment.
The exhibition will feature work in a range of media including oil paint on panel, ink, graphite and spray paint on paper, video and music. Despite the diverse mix, there are common threads that tie the work together. Repetition, pattern and layers are prevalent across all the media, and there are some distinct parallels in the subjects and themes explored in the visual art. There are also some dynamic contrasts. For example, the street attitude and sketchiness of the figures in Bryan's works on paper, play off the introspective and meticulous quality of Monica's oil paintings. Plus, it’s intriguing to take in a collection of work with your eyes and ears simultaneously.
Comparing and contrasting is fun. Come discover some high caliber work by emerging artists at Propeller, and don't miss the live set by Nonlocality on Dec 19 to experience the full effect of the collaboration.