560 Second Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Curated by Jeff Eisenberg, Aaron Ximm and Swarm Gallery
September 18 – October 24, 2010; Opening reception Saturday, September 18, 6-8pm
Swarm Gallery presents “Building Steam”, a year-long program dedicated to sound art. The inaugural installation presents work by New York-based artist Lynn Koble. Koble’s current work reflects her interest in the many forms of constructed and simulated environments that exist in a technology-saturated world. She is curious about how people experience, order and disrupt these environments according to systems, both scientific and personal, tangible and virtual. Koble creates interactive sound installations and sculpture to explore this idea of environments, presenting participatory experiences that engage multiple senses: vision, sound, touch. These systems exist in the context of exaggerated, hand-made sculptural environments, which offer a richness of texture, color, scale, and sound that mocks and transcends the referents from the “real” world.
Swarm Gallery’s exhibition program features the latest work by represented artists. Special projects and two-person shows include of work of affiliate artists from around the world.