May 25th from 7-10pm at Light Grey Art Lab
Immersion: Iceland Residency Exhibition
Bioluminescence: Meet Us in the Woods, Julie Kuo and Emily Dove
Rewilding: Solo Exhibition of Chloe Giordano
Featured Collection by Junyi Wu and Jon Lau
Join us Memorial Day weekend, May 25th from 7-10pm, for the opening reception of four new shows about the hidden elements of the natural world with bioluminescent curiosities, small creatures realized through expert needlework, and original artwork inspired by the diverse and ever-changing geology of Iceland.
The Immersion Exhibition includes the 50+ illustrators, art directors, photographers, video game artists, and creatives from around the globe that participated and traveled together in the Light Grey Iceland Residency 2017. Artists hiked and sketched throughout the landscape, learning about the history and mythology each day, and exchanging ideas through artist-led workshops and conversations at night. This exhibition is a collection of new work, including original illustrations, paintings, zines, and multimedia experiences capturing the senses, memories, and visceral reactions to being a part of the landscape. Along with the exhibition, May 25th will be the launch of the Light Grey Iceland Residency 2019 Creative Applications.
This is a show about immersive experiences, sinking into the land and embodying the qualities of the earth around us. While daydreaming on mountainsides, ideating amongst the moss, nooks and crannies, and melding into the landscape, we became part of the experience, and it became part of us. -- Light Grey Founder, Lindsay Nohl
Bioluminescence: Meet Us in the Woods is a creative partnership between illustrators Julia Kuo and Emily Dove. They have been sharing their love for the environment through writing and drawing, most recently as artists in residence in Banff National Park. Bioluminescence is the first solo show by Meet Us in the Woods. Collectively, the duo has kayaked among dinoflagellates in the Bay Area, held foxfire in Taiwan, and gazed up at glowworms in New Zealand. Julia’s video piece and paintings explore the magic and delight of witnessing the first bioluminescent sparkles in the darkness, while Emily’s silk-screened pieces highlight several of the curious life forms responsible for the surreal glow.
Rewilding: UK-based embroidery artist, Chloe Giordano, creates a series of intricate needlework with subjects of woodland animals, touching on interconnectedness and the need for biodiversity. The series, Rewilding seeks to replant forests, reintroduce missing species and, most importantly, to allow the land to rewild itself, free from human intervention.
Thanks and we hope to see you here!