Resonant Forms

Resonant Forms, a collaboration between Catherine Fairbanks and Laura Boles Faw, is an exhibition containing a series of duets.  Composed of individually-authored works and collaborative pieces, Resonant Forms brings into proximity the artists’ relationships to objects and ideas in art history through the very different ways in which they handle material, form, and the acts of installation.  The exhibition contains wall-based and sculptural works which provide a site for comparison, competition, and an elucidation of difference.

Curated by Michele Foyer

Exhibition runs through October 31, 2015
Mystic Art Series
417 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 

Mount Farallon, a solo exhibition by ap-art-ment at Scrawl Center for Drawing

Mount Farallon
A Solo Exhibition of Experimental Works by ap-art-ment
Scrawl Center for Drawing
2325 Third Street, Studio 318

April 18th, 2015, 2-6 pm
Mount Farallon as an exhibition will consist of ap-art-ment's audio recording of the full text of RenĂ© Daumal's Mount Analogue, and the distribution of the first volume of N 37.7249°, W123.0303°, a magazine published by ap-art-ment based on their project Far Along, a journey to the Farallon Islands.  

Mount Analogue has become an influential text in their practice, and this exhibition will attempt to use the kunsthall-like space of the Scrawl Center for Drawing to offer a contemplative listening environment for the full audio work.

The audience is encouraged to understand that the nature of this exhibition is to attend the event as a whole. The audio will begin about 20 mins into the event and will play for roughly 140 mins. During that period audience members will be able to sit or lie down comfortably in the space of the exhibition, on mats and blankets provided. There will be an intermission during the audio piece and there will be refreshments served throughout. 

For the full audio, archived at soundcloud, click the link below 
Audio of Mount Analogue

ap-art-ment is inlcuded in Bonanza's publication by n/a, Oakland, California

ap-art-ment is included in a text titled     some type of way     by Bonanza, a collaboration between Conrad Guevara, Lindsay Tully, and Lana Williams.

Published with n/a gallery in Oakland, CA, there were so many great artists on the list of contributors, ap-art-ment was honored to contribute a text page and a photo spread...

Other contributors were:
Nicolas Andre Sung 
Wendy Yao
Marion Anthonisen
Kate Mooney
Chris E. Vargas and Greg Youmans
Amanda Roscoe Mayo
Margit Galanter and Nicolas Sung
Jackie Im and Aaron Harbour
Legacy Russell
Sarah Hotchkiss and Carey Lin

Sailing with Students

To date, ap-art-ment has taken three day-long sails with students from the San Francisco Art Institute and California College of the Arts.  We have made experimental drawings on the San Francisco Bay while sailing and also used the time on the boat as research for students' proposed projects that investigate various aspects of the bay as site.

Collaborative Sculpture Making with SFAI Students_Fall 2014

Three hour collaborative sculpture making with first year students at SFAI:

An Exercise: The Surrender

This exercise of surrender was performed with SFAI Contemporary Practices students in the fall of 2014.

Our intention with this exercise was to have students question what they were participating in and to consider the idea of surrender and negotiation within collaboration.  Our belief is that collaboration can be sticky and it questions the authority and autonomy of an individual. This exercise with white flags was an attempt to encourage contemplation around concepts of surrender and negotiation. Some questions we wanted to provoke were: Within collaboration, is there a giving up of autonomy or an opening up to another’s perspective in the world? What can be accomplished with many bodies/minds as opposed to one body/mind? Can working with others sometimes create a larger impact?  Here specifically, we wanted to introduce the idea of marking space and drawing a line or action throughout the school.

The actions within the score for this exercise were to spend time outside of the lecture hall, to move differently than we normally do (bodily), to move through the space differently (architecturally), to communicate that difference to other members of the community that day (using the flag), and to use a symbol that has been deployed historically and today for what we consider to be important political, emotional, and social communication.

The negotiation with the object can’t be denied either as we all have different feelings related to the white flag. Historically, the white flag has had different meanings in different cultures but most of us in this place and time think about power struggles and war, a giving over to another power.