FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Still Life After Death
Ce Ce Iandoli
Mercury 20 Gallery
25 Grand Ave. (at Broadway)
Oakland CA 94612
October 4 – October 28 2007
Opening Reception: Friday October 5th from 6:00 – 9:00pm (in conjunction with First Friday/Oakland Art Murmur).
Peter Honig and Ce Ce Iandoli open an exhibition of new work at Mercury 20 Gallery on October 5th with a reception for the artists from 6:00 – 9:00pm.
Peter Honig is a Berkeley artist whose work consists of large-scale studio photographs of assemblages of found objects. His commercial-looking digital photographic prints present the viewer with razor-sharp images of cultural ephemera cobbled together in a manner that recalls a junior high-school science project left too long in the trunk of a car. Honigﾒs ﾓdo-it-yourselfﾔ constructions seem to thumb their runny noses at the very notion of a refined sculpture based on craftsmanship. Instead they offer up gritty little models of states of decay that float preserved in a formaldehyde-like sea of light within the generous blank margins of the photographs. As product shots of his imagination these works unite in a no-manﾒs land located somewhere between the borders of humor and horror.
Peter Honig artist professional photographer and art educator was born in Boston MA and attained his BA in Photography at Hampshire College. He has been living and working in Berkeley California since 1991.
Bay Area artist Ce Ce Iandoli deliberately works with detritus–the leftover junk found on the street recycled at home and close to evaporation. She seeks to make something sumptuous or pleasurable out of these beautiful disasters.
Ce Ce Iandoli was born in Cambridge Massachusetts. She has been teaching design for 17 years in the Bay Area.