Press Release - "Call It What You Want" by Kellen Chasuk
Call It What You Want
Opening Reception: Saturday August 10th, 12-10pm.
Artist Talk: Saturday, August 10th at 4pm.
Showing Through: Friday, September 6th, 2019
1523 b Webster St. Oakland, CA 94612
pt.2 Gallery is happy to present “Call It What You Want” a solo exhibition by Kellen Chasuk opening Saturday, August 10th in Downtown Oakland. The exhibition will feature a new series of paintings and drawings by the Oakland based artist. Kellen alongside Cannon Dill have also curated a group exhibition that will be on display in the viewing room. pt.2 gallery is located at 1523 b Webster St. and is just blocks away from both 12th & 19th St Bart Stations. Opening receptions at pt.2: are always free and open to the public. To receive a preview of the exhibition please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I live on Earth at present, and I don’t know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process – an integral function of the universe.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller.
In my work I am looking at the inbetweenness of things; this show is a conversation around an unattainable answer. Most of life is an ambiguous feeling or unnamable experience, these works are considerations of how my experiences are influenced by time. Painting itself is a negotiation and a way to measure time, the building up of layers are indications and markers of things that surround me.
Kellen Chasuk (b. 1995) lives and works in Oakland, CA her studio practice is a reflection of daily life and its accumulated anxiety explored through a humorous lens. She attended Pacific Northwest college of art and San Francisco Art Institute.