September 5, 2017 through October 12, 2017
College of the Canyons Art Gallery
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Los Angeles-based artists Stephanie Deumer and Arden Surdam are featured in the latest exhibit at College of the Canyons Art Gallery. The exhibition features dynamic works of art that combine contemporary and traditional visual forms, photography, video, and sculpture.
Deumer uses water and fluidity as metaphor to blur the boundaries between video and sculpture, as well as subject and object. By editing together found digital imagery from multiple sources with original footage of a woman’s hands expertly navigating tablet and computer screens, Deumer focuses on how women experience, embody and interact with digital images of themselves.
Surdam’s new photographic series captures the unique still lifes she creates, many of which exist for only a few minutes, by combining sculpture, contemporary photography, and floral arrangements as her subjects.
The sculptures are made by cutting, chopping or manipulating sourced flower materials and then assembling these distorted fragments into new compositions. Referencing art history’s metaphoric relationship to flowers and fabric, her work explores the discourse between pleasure, objecthood, and disrupted space.
A reception for the artists will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12.
A special conversation with the artists will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14.
The College of the Canyons Art Gallery is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. Those unable to visit the gallery during normal hours are welcome to contact the gallery to schedule a viewing appointment.
All gallery exhibitions and related events are free and open to the public.