CSUB Todd Madigan Gallery presents
February 11- March 18, 2017
opening reception Saturday, February 11, 4-6 pm
Todd Madigan Gallery at CSU Bakersfield is pleased to present the most recent in a series of site-adaptive works that capture, reroute and represent light as material resource. These works draw inspiration from the pragmatism of ad hoc domestic interventions, as well as the ambition and conceptual rigor of major resource infrastructure.
Jenkins approaches the gallery not as an empty space, waiting to be filled with art, but instead as a territory already filled with light and space resources. Using commonly found materials such as plastic, mylar and lumber, the light entering the gallery will be captured and redirected through a series of conduit and dam-like structures. As a result, the gallery will become shrouded in darkness, and light will be focused and given sculptural form.
Bill Jenkins is an artist born in California in 1981 and based in New York City. Jenkins received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2003 and a MFA from the University of California at Berkeley in 2007. Jenkins has had solo projects at Galeria Stereo, Warsaw, Poland, The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR, Laurel Gitlen, New York, NY, and Feature Inc. New York, NY. Jenkins has also had two-person collaborative shows with Alina Tenser at The Suburban, Chicago, IL and with Chadwick Rantanen at Thibault & Sunder, Los Angeles, CA. Jenkins’ work has been included in group shows at Feature Inc., James Cohan, Sekkima Jenkins & Co., and White Columns in New York, NY, and Yvon Lambert in Paris, France. Reviews of Jenkins’ work have been published in Artforum and artforum.com, artinamericamagazine.com, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, The New Yorker and the San Francisco Bay Guardian among other publications. Jenkins is a 2015 Artadia Award winner in New York.
This event is free and open to the public
For more information contact
Jedediah Caesar at email@example.com
Todd Madigan Gallery
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Wed- Fri 1-6 pm
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