Have It All
Casey Arguelles Gregory
Artist Reception, Saturday April 1 6P to 9P
Please join us for the opening reception for
Alan Disparte
Saturday May 6 from 6P - 9P
This show runs through the end of May.

Have It All
Casey Arguelles Gregory

In her own words:

Have It All
is my most personal exhibition to date. All of the works in this show attempt to reconcile my own experiences as an artist with my experiences as an average, thirty-something mother with a part-time job. Issues as diverse as feminism, gentrification, middle-class materialism and the sometimes contradictory physical landscape of suburbia are on offer here. The exhibition unites sculpture and painting in a variety of modes, all of which are firmly rooted in my process-based practice.

Through these different approaches to artmaking, I hope to present a broad, humane, and sometimes humorous investigation of what it means to be a young (ish), emerging (ish), female artist in this specific time and place. These works, individually but especially collectively, represent a radical descent from the thirty-thousand foot academic perspective that I have traditionally taken. They are of, and about, my own life- an autobiographical offering in which I hope you the viewer will find some glimpses of the familiar.

Alan Disparte

Hindsight bias is the belief that an event could have been predicted after it has already occurred, creating a narrative supporting what we believe could have been foreseen.

Alan Disparte is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Austin, Texas. Through a filter of gestural and psychedelic abstraction, Disparte's practice offers a hyperbolic mix of references to memory, technology, body aesthetics, nature, culture, gender, and time distortion. Disparte received his MFA in Painting and Video from San Francisco Art Institute in 2007. He has a BFA in Applied Arts from California Polytechnic University. Disparte has exhibited in Austin, Portland, San Francisco, La Jolla, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Phoenix and London. Encaustic: Through the process of melted wax (Encaustic Ink Transfer), Disparte explores and challenges ideas about beauty by shifting the markers of facial and body aesthetics.

The fragility of the Encaustic medium reflects the same tenuous relationships between physical appearance, ego, symmetry and complex belief systems based on historic and modern standards of beauty. Painting: The framework for many of Disparte’s pieces invokes inquiry into the creation and compression of time. Our conditioned relationship to the traditional human construct of time becomes suspended. Unexpected combinations of color and structural motifs interact with Disparte’s own reminiscences. They navigate between what he recalls having once existed, and what is now lost in the fog of mass-produced, mass-manipulated “truth.” Organic shapes and symmetry found in both nature and our human anatomy create weightless ambiguity, where familiar forms are seen in unfamiliar ways.

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