avaf@AMAM

February 20 – May 1, 2015
Richard D. Baron Gallery
65 East College St., Suite 5
Open Monday through Friday: 9am to 4:30pm

Opening Night Event: February 20, 2015, 7:00 - 9:00pm

The AMAM’s celebration of contemporary Latin American art continues with an off-site exhibition featuring sculpture, graphics, and video by the artist collective known as assume vivid astro focus (avaf). Spearheaded by Eli Sudbrack, a Brazilian-born artist based in New York since 1998, avaf is known for creating large, multimedia installations. Campy photographic images culled from various pop culture sources are spliced together with neon colors and psychedelic animation.

In collaboration with Oberlin’s Department of Art, avaf@AMAM brings together works from the AMAM collection as well as elements on loan from the artist. Works from the museum collection include the Plexiglas sculptures Sinister Smile and Pasta and Graffiti LA 4—shown in avaf’s installation at the 2004 Whitney Biennial—as well as the animated film Pills and Cigarettes, which features swirling patterns, dancing figures, and flashing representations of household items.

Organized by Denise Birkhofer, curator of modern and contemporary art, with assistance from Nicole Alonso (OC 2013).


Image:
assume vivid astro focus (avaf)
Graffiti LA 1, 2004
Print on Plexiglas
Gift of Jerry M. Lindzon, 2012.6.10.1