Sunday, October 5, 2008

Jessica McCambly "The Moment After a Wave Crashes" opens Saturday, October 11th

As a continuation of her investigations and documentations of place and sentimentality via an abstracted and minimal vocabulary, the Visual Art League of Lewisville presents Jessica McCambly’s latest installation: The Moment After a Wave Crashes. The exhibition opens with a gallery talk by McCambly on Saturday, October 11th at 6pm followed by the opening reception at 7pm. The talk and reception are free and open to the public. The exhibition end on Saturday, November 15th. This exhibition is based on observations of the ephemeral, rhythmic instances of waves crashing on the beach. McCambly began documenting these moments in 2006 on the beaches of Puerto Rico and its outer islands and has recently continued this research on the beaches of Southern California. The undulating shapes of hand-cut paper combine with cast shadows to suggest, on an exaggerated scale, the frothy sensuality of the moment.
Originally from the North Shore of Boston, MA, Jessica McCambly lives and works in San Diego, CA. She earned a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from the University of North Texas, College of Visual Arts and Design. During her time in Dallas, she also served as a member and officer at 500X Gallery, Texas’ oldest, artist-run gallery. Currently, McCambly is an Assistant Professor of Art at Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, CA.
Her large-scale works on paper and sculptures have been featured in exhibitions at local galleries such as Dunn and Brown Contemporary, And/ Or Gallery, 500X and Holly Johnson Gallery. McCambly’s work has also been shown at the Dallas Museum of Art, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, The Dallas Contemporary, The Garage Gallery in San Diego, CA and in the London Biennale.
McCambly is a current member of the national artists collective Gimme Baby Robots and will be showing a series of sculptures and drawings based on the natural phenomenon of minus tides in an upcoming solo exhibition at IGLOO in Portland, OR.

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