Tuesday, January 12, 2016

ROAD SCORES-Sudhu Tewari and Carly Hoopes sculpture and photographs at FLOAT through March (Oakland)


Sudhu Tewari and Carly Hoopes sculpture and photographs

FLOAT Floatation Center -
Art Gallery exhibits local cutting edge art
from the East Bay, Oakland and San Francisco
Bay area. We focus on contemporary art. Painting,
sculpture, mixed media, photography, neon and plasma
sculpture, graffiti, environmental art, ethnic art,
furniture, metal work, jewelry, kinetic and robotic art.
FLOAT is located in a store front loft of the historic Cotten Mill Studios at 1091 Calcot Place Unit #116, Oakland Ca 94606. We are open 7 days a week, 10 am to 10 pm by appointment. we can be reached at: (510) 535-1702, or by email to Info@TheFloatCenter.com

Show runs December 27th through March 19th 2016

Sudhu Tewari and Carly Hoopes sculpture and photographs

ROAD SCORES is a project born from the love of collecting treasures found on the side of the road (and abandoned buildings, railroad tracks, freeway underpasses, etc.)

Inspired by the burnt out wreck of an RV found in the Trinity mountains, Tewari decided to create a series of sculptures from objects found in the wreckage after spending several hours watching Hoopes find interesting shots of the untouched remains.

Carly Hoopes is a Bay Area photographer who documents “naturally” occurring compositions as she finds them (without rearranging ANYTHING). You may find her gathering bits of visual treasure on the side of the road, near railroad tracks, freeway underpasses, alleyways, dumpsters, piles of garbage (to some), or going quietly into abandoned structures.

The subject matter of Hoopes’ work is often ephemeral. She composes her photographs in camera from the momentary arrangement of weathered waste, burnt remains, abandoned structures and objects with an awareness that anything and everything could be altered dramatically by the kick of a foot, steady wind, curious hand or work of a demolition crew. While not for everyone, Hoopes has a unique perspective on rust, detritus, and neglected place and matter.

Hoopes’ photographs are honest (sometimes uncomfortably direct) expressions of her empathy for and questions regarding life, death, truths, and the inaccessible horizon as nothing is clearly seen and always in flux.  cargocollective.com/carlyhoopes

Sudhu Tewari has been called a professional bricoleur, junkyard maven and young audio-gadgeteer. Sudhu builds electronic audio devices, electro-acoustic musical instruments, kinetic sculpture, interactive installations, wearable sound art, mechanical televisions, physical models of astrophysical phenomena, lamps, objet d’ art, and sound sculpture.

Highly educated at Mills College in electronic music, Tewari has been seen performing improvised music on the east and west coasts of the US, Europe, and Japan. In 2006 Sudhu was selected to be the Artist in Residence program at the Recology in San Francisco. Since then, Tewari's visual and interactive art has been exhibited at many galleries and museums in the Bay Area and a few in Europe.

Tewari is currently a PhD candidate at UC Santa Cruz in the Cultural Musicology program. Sudhu also teaches youth and adult classes at the Crucible in Oakland and has recently been working with young adults to create interactive, kinetic, and musical public art works.  sudhutewari.comhttp://www.thefloatcenter.com/index.html

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