Thursday, August 5, 2010

JABBERWOCKY : Cheryl and Liz's Adventures in Vunderland

FLOAT Gallery presents:


JABBERWOCKY : Cheryl and Liz's Adventures in Vunderland

Artists Reception, Saturday, August 14, 2010 6 – 9PM

With music by DJ KODA (45 Amp Recordings)

Exhibit runs August 2 - September 18, 2010


FLOAT, Floatation Center & Art Gallery, 1091 Calcot Place, Unit # 116 (located in a store front loft of the historic cotton mill studios) Oakland, CA 94606


Cheryl Finfrock (Austin, Texas) and Liz Mamorsky (San Francisco) live miles apart but share a love of the bizarre creatures lurking on the margins of the mind. Hypnogogic images floating behind the eyes on the borders of sleep. They invite you to share their painted visions at the Artists Reception, Saturday, August 14, 2010 6 – 9PM


About the Artists:


Artist Statement - Liz Mamorsky

Adventures in Vunderland marks my return to painting after a three year stint building my sculptural Artbots. I am enjoying, once again, the sensuality of stroking buttery oils onto canvas and drifting off into the noun-less Neverland where time expands, drawing me into the whorl of creation. Painting is like writing a novel. It starts with the terror of the blank canvas but abates as I make arbitrary marks with brush and fingers. From this messy grid a thread evolves and I surrender to where it is taking me. Characters emerge and are developed, sometimes deleted or allowed to morph into other creatures. It is an exciting process that scares, thrills and delights in turn. I am swimming in the creative soup, and loving it!

An artist all her life Liz Mamorsky was a child star in New York and currently does voice work for radio, television and games, including Sims 2, Sam & Max, and A Vampyre Story. She is also the narrator for the recent PBS documentary, The Remarkable Red Hat Society. Since graduating from Bennington College, Mamorsky has exhibited her unique recycled-materials sculpture, studio furniture, and visionary paintings and drawings nationally and internationally. Her work resides in numerous public and private collections including: The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; The Spertus Museum, Chicago; The Oakland Museum of California, Sony Corporation, Nektar Therapeutics, First National Bank of Arizona, Santa Clara Medical Center and Paramount Pictures for the set of Star Trek:Voyager. You can find her hard at work in her amazing Studio in San Francisco Lizland.com


Artist Statement - Cheryl Finfrock

Dreams inspire my work. Images ranging from public domain icons to archaic glyphs grab my attention. My work is narrative in its intent, with titles helping to progress the story. I see my work as a painterly memoir, and the color and humor are grounding for me in this process. Cherylfinfrock.com


About FLOAT:

FLOAT is an urban art spa that offers new, public exhibits of local artists monthly to stimulate and challenge your senses. FLOAT is the only floatation center & art gallery in the San Francisco Bay Area. Floatation therapy is a unique and powerful tool that allows you to shut out the world, and drift into the deepest possible level of physical and mental relaxation. http://www.thefloatcenter.com/


FLOAT, Floatation Center & Art Gallery, 1091 Calcot Place, Unit # 116 (located in a store front loft of the historic cotton mill studios) Oakland, CA 94606 510.535.1702

info@thefloatcenter.com, thefloatcenter.com


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