BEST PRACTICE is excited to present a body of works on paper by San Diego-based artist J Noland. This new series of concrete poems cum instructions for speculative sculptures is presented one at a time over the course of the exhibition. The works will be compiled and presented as a book later in 2017.
From J’s online bio: “I'm an interdisciplinary artist with an interest in the American experience. My work engages questions of leisure, laziness, masculinity, nature, and class. My gestures reflect a sense of fear and wonder at the ingenuity and stupidity of the human condition.” J received his MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego in 2014. He currently lives and works in San Diego.
To find more on J’s work please visit http://www.jnoland.org/
EKTACHROME / HAND DANCE / STARFISH
APRIL 8 - 21
BEST PRACTICE is very pleased to present three works by San Diego-based artist and filmmaker, Lyndsay Bloom. Each film was shot during a residency at The Handmade Film Institute on Orcas Island in Washington State.
Super 8, color, silent
16mm, b/w, silent
16mm, b/w, silent
Lyndsay Bloom (b. Florida, USA) is a filmmaker and artist working in experimental cinema and film installation, who received her BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2006, and her MFA from The University of California, San Diego in 2016. Bloom's films have screened in venues as diverse as The 9th Berlin International Directors Lounge, Peras De Olmo-Ars Continua in Buenos Aires, Pleasure Dome in Toronto, Fylkingen in Stockholm, SOMA in Mexico City, Brooklyn's Microscope Gallery, Birch Aquarium and The Martin Johnson House at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, The San Diego Art Institute and The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, A Ship in the Woods in Escondido, Artists’ Television Access in San Francisco, Commonwealth & Council in Los Angeles, CineMarfa and The Austin Film Society. Her eclectic experiences include assisting filmmakers Babette Mangolte and Jennifer Reeves, building dioramas for the Climate Change exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and working on the R/V Roger Revelle as an oceanographic researcher for Scripps on a 25-day expedition from Taiwan to Palau. Bloom lives and works in San Diego.
More on Lyndsay Bloom can be found at http://www.lyndsaybloom.com/