OCTOBER 12 - NOVEMBER 18
BEST PRACTICE is proud to present All-Nighter, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by San Diego-based artist CHANTAL WNUK. All-Nighter is full of "leaners" - sculptures and paintings tilting in the same direction – un-sturdy, sleepy, precarious. The work, informed by life on a college campus - fatigued by lack of sleep from hard work and/or hard play - asks us to consider the formal qualities of many exhausted bodies moving, or not moving, in space.
CHANTAL WNUK is a painter and sculptor currently living and working in San Diego, CA. She was born in Houston, TX and received her BFA from the University of Texas at Austin. Using found materials and imagery, she focuses on the vulnerability of being alone versus that of being bound to another human or object. In 2012, she received the Undergraduate Professional Development Travel Grant, resulting in Girls Gone West at the Visual Arts Center in Austin, TX in 2014. More recent exhibitions include Wouldn't It Be Nice at Eastfield College in Mesquite, TX, Having a Coke with You at Helmuth Projects, and Not Quite Nothing at SDAI in San Diego.
More on Chantal Wnuk can be found at http://www.chantalwnuk.com
FLOWER STUDY; ARRANGEMENTS
SEPTEMBER 14 - OCTOBER 7
BEST PRACTICE is proud to present its inaugural exhibition, Flower Study: Arrangements by Los Angeles-based artist Tanner Cook. The exhibition will include a small selection of black and white photographs from a developing body of work. Flower Study: Arrangements is part of an ongoing investigation of domestic interiors and exteriors of the Southern California region - the images are exercises in photographic still life.
Cook’s work was selected for exhibition because of our interest in his methods of testing the limits of representation in relationship to a particular investigation of the landscape and built environment of Los Angeles. His understanding and manipulation of photographic traditions and techniques offer a complex conceptual analysis of often unseen fragments of the cities and neighborhoods in which we live.
TANNER COOK is the youngest born of a normal, middle-class suburban family from Garden Grove, California. He moved to Los Angeles in 2015 after studying art and local politics in San Diego. Through his analog photography practice he explores the continuous bloom and decay of the California dream through common spaces and landscapes. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Arts: Media from the University of California, San Diego.