Wyatt Grant, Lionel Guzman, and Jared Silbert
November 5 - December 18, 2011
San Francisco, CA
HungryMan Gallery Chicago, presents : work by Wyatt Grant, Lionel Guzman, and Jared Silbert.
With the constant proliferation of newer, faster, more sophisticated modern technology, communication is rapidly changing. The traditional forms of the written word have become less prevalent, often being overshadowed by images and slang. Symbols are used as signifiers in place of sentences in conversation. Strangely, the more advanced communication technology becomes, we are increasingly turning to ancient manners of communication and the formalities of written communication, such as grammar, are rendered archaic.
Through the use of symbols, associations are quickly drawn in the brain and a message is passed along. The symbols give an impression of scenery, much like a landscape painting. However, the combination of symbols and their order could represent an entirely different intended message. The artists' work collectively consists of shapes upon shapes - images that are not meant to provoke a certain emotion or correlate to a certain scenery. The images are as much about the artists' intended messages as they are about viewers' understanding of the messages.
Wyatt Grant lives and works in Chicago. He received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has his work at several venues in Chicago, most recently at Autumn Space Gallery. He also performs music under the name Pool Holograph.
Lionel Guzman was born in the Philippines and raised in Northern California. He started doing stop motion films when he was 12 years old with a camcorder. Since then he has exhibited in over a dozen venues showing visual art. More recently has started directing in film and will be releasing music projects later this year. He currently dwells and works in New York doing graphic design, web coding and video editing.
Jared Silbert lives and works in San Francisco. He received his BFA from College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI in 2008. He is currently working on music videos and live video projections for bands in the Bay Area.
November 5 December 18, 2011
Opening Reception 7-10pm, November 5