Low Five, an exhibition of paintings by Walter Sutin
Opening Reception on Friday, February 2nd from 6-9pm
Storefront Feature Exhibition runs through February 25th
Open hours Saturday and Sunday from 1-6pm or by appointment
“Found God in San Diego...nothing comes to mind.”
-From “Low Five” 1999 by Sneaker Pimps-
In each of these works moments from songs are stretched to include an expanded field for action. This space is then ruptured by automatic drawing and the use of found form. In this way, the forms give up some of their solidity, hinting at hidden connections between symbols. Some paintings reference my own experience. Some are evidence of collective histories. In this way I hope to blur the boundaries between history painting, identity art and music. These songs have defined periods of my life. With these paintings I trace my experience of the music and the ways in which it intersects with my personal struggle to understand the world around me.
Walter Sutin was born in Trenton NJ in 1985. He has been living and working in San Diego California for ten years. He holds a BFA from Maryland Institute College of art 2003 and an MFA from UCSD 2014.
SEDIMENT's Storefront Feature Exhibitions highlight works that are intended for distribution or sale. For Walter Sutin's feature, original paintings as well as prints-on-demand will be available for purchase. To schedule a viewing outside of normal hours, please contact Claire Zitzow at email@example.com
Elico Suzuki (suzurei) - Tokyo, Japan
Robert Scott Andrew - RVA
David Moré & Dana Ollestad - RVA
Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø - Norway
$5-10 sliding scale
Elico Suzuki (aka. suzueri) is a Tokyo based sound artist. She studied Fine Art at Musashino Art University in Tokyo and Media Art at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS) in Ōgaki, Gifu, Japan. Her recent interests have centred on the exploration of the gaps and narrative aspects between the interaction of instruments and particular embodiments, for which she both performs and makes art work - these involve her making complex interfaces with various handmade devices that play with pianos and other instruments . She is also well known as an improvised musician and recent releases include, "Live at Ftarri" with Roger Turner, Tetuzi Akiyama, and Makoto Oshiro (Ftarri, 2016); and "Two Before the Fourth" with Edward Lucas (IKLECTIK, 2017).
Robert Andrew Scott is a chamber composer, improvisor and experimental folk musician exploring collaborative, cross-cultural and intuitive/ritual approaches to music making.
David Moré & Dana Ollestad
After making some of the most brutal, breathtakingly aggressive, all-hell’s-a-breaking-loose music ever created, being one of the four people that defined an entire musical genre and being the person that other heavy acts are measured against and aspire to…after nearly 37 years, releasing 12 studio albums, multiple live recordings, compilations, live video and two box sets, playing nearly 3000 concerts in all corners of the world, receiving countless awards including five Grammy nominations and two Grammy awards, Gold records and other accolades…having his own exhibit in the Smithsonian Institute, gracing hundreds of magazine covers, and even appearing on “The Tonight Show,” the age of David Moré, one of the greatest thrash/ metal/punk bands of this or any age, is coming to an end. David will do one last concert tour around the globe to thank his fans for all the support over the years.
Dana Ollestad's work presents seemingly simple gestures that facilitate experience and encounter to create open-ended structures that may be influenced, but never fully controlled.
Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø (born 1986 in Trondheim, Norway) is a trombonist working mainly within contemporary fields of music. An ambiguous relationship with the trombone has led him to explore both the boisterous and brassy side of the instrument, as well as it’s counterpoint in microscopic and ‘electronic’ sound possibilities. Utilizing a wide spectrum of playing techniques, from pure long tones to noise and the almost inaudible, he often works balancing the intuitive with the precisely constructed.
Nørstebø’s time is divided between his regular projects; trios As deafness increases, Lana trio, Whirl (with Tobias Delius) and Nørstebø/Strid/de Heney, duo BEAM SPLITTER (with Audrey Chen), new music ensemble "Aksiom" and the freejazzpop-band "Skadedyr". He is also a member of several project based groups, and have appeared in a myriad of ad hoc settings. Having toured actively since 2010, he has played at clubs and festivals all over Europe, as well as in Russia, Japan, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia, USA, Brazil and Argentina.
Apart from his big range of collaborations, Henrik has been working regularly with solo music since 2007. His debut record was released in 2011, and his second solo record “Melting into foreground” was released on SOFA in november 2015. In addition to numerous other releases, his discography contains duo records with Swedish pianist Rasmus Borg and Austrian sound artist Daniel Lercher.
Educated in improvised music and jazz from the music academies in Gothenburg (BA) and Oslo (MA), he is now based in Norway and Berlin.
Poster design by Hank Allen
Video Party on Tour in Richmond
Film Screening, Feb 9 & 10, 8:00-10pm
Two different 90 minute programs of short films
The world of independent filmmaking is full of infinite possibilities, and new images have been created one after another every year. VIDEO PARTY aims to introduce increasing numbers of individual film projects in various places.
Beyond the creator's affiliation and status, we make efforts to introduce a variety of works including drama (fiction), animation, experimental, and documentary films. VIDEO PARTY collaborates with film festivals, educational institutions and screening organizations to promote exchange screenings.
Beginning at Lumen Gallery in Kyoto, then Sapporo, Japan, VIDEO PARTY 2017 has screened in Taiwan, Korea, Macao, and China. We are very excited for our first screening in the United States.
VIDEO PARTY is an annual international film screening founded and organized by Yasuto Yura, based at Lumen Gallery in Kyoto Japan.
Yasuto Yura graduated in Video Studies from Kyoto College of Art, 1991. He participates in international film festivals as well as media art festivals. He is an Associate Professor at Osaka Seikei University Faculty of Art and Design, as well as part-time lecturer at Kyoto Seika University and Doshisya Woman's College of Liberal Arts.
Organizer of VIDEO PARTY
Program director of Lumen Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
Poster Design by Polina Vetsen