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Culver Center of the Arts @ UCR ARTSblock presents Patrick Quan: Accidents and Failures

Patrick Quan: Accidents and Failures Exhibition

Dates: August 17 – September 28, 2013
Closing Reception: Saturday, September 28, 6-9 PM, free admission

Location: Culver Center of the Arts, UC Riverside

RIVERSIDE, CALIF.— Patrick Quan: Accidents and Failures is a multi-media exhibition at UCR ARTSblock’s Culver Center of the Arts that will occupy several spaces—a first for Culver. Altogether, Quan’s new sculptures and photographs are a site-sensitive arrangement of objects that engages with the Culver.

On the Culver’s second floor, he has created a Zen-like garden of bent aluminum shards in the Hammond Dance Studio and in the Media Room he displays large-scale photographs and paintings that will be rotated on the Culver’s ground floor in the atrium. In the center of the atrium, he has created a counterpart to the bent aluminum shards on the second floor, but with shredded, black, plastic, garbage bags, as if to pit the hard metal against the airy, ephemeral, everyday bags. Quan is interested in creating an environment that provides a platform for one to separate themselves from their consciousness through this odd combination of elements. Failure and accidents are important components in his working method. Both notions, embodied in the show’s title, can lead to a “success” which can then become its own failure too. It is a feedback loop that allows the artist to explore in his work the nature of observing and understanding objects, and then providing the same investigative experience for the viewer.

Patrick Quan: Accidents and Failures is organized by UCR ARTSblock’s Culver Center of the Arts, and curated by Tyler Stallings, Artistic Director, Culver Center of the Arts & Director, Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside. UCR’s College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) has provided support. Patrick Quan is a Culver Arts Research Laboratory (CARL) Resident, an ongoing series in which artists in the literary, performing, and visual arts utilize the Culver’s second floor to develop projects that are then presented to the public in a final project.

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