When: July 3-Aug. 8 2015
Amy Rathbone’s upcoming exhibition at Aggregate Space gallery (801 West Grand Ave., Oakland), limen, will be in “present tense.” That’s to say, most of the work won’t arrive in the gallery as a finished product. Rathbone’s art is performance-based, and she has developed a specific brush stroke that she will be repetitively applying directly to the gallery walls throughout her residency, drawing attention to the time that she has spent in the space and the diligence that has gone in to creating the work. The strokes will mark Rathbone’s engagement with the space, but aren’t meant to constitute the entirety of the artwork. For the show’s opening reception on Friday July 3, from 6–10 p.m., Rathbone and at least fifteen other artists will be performing the prescribed action simultaneously on one wall to an atmospheric musical accompaniment by Wayne Grim and Suki O’Kane. Videowork by Phoebe Tooke will play in the gallery’s theater. There will also be a poetry reading by Amina Cain on July 11 and a film performance by IN/S on August 1, both of which will contribute new dimensions to potential meanings behind the process-based show.