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Gideon Bok: Wave
Start Date: 3/19/2019 All Day
End Date: 4/5/2019

Event Description:
The explosion of time-based media in the second half of the twentieth century – generally, artwork based in technology and inseparable from a durational dimension – has become synonymous with the sensation of experiencing art as it unfolds, expands, and evolves through the electronic medium of its creation. In these new works, physical dimensions are typically variable, in marked contrast to the ways artworks have been historically described. Yet video-, film-, digital-, or sound-based works, while paralleling the ubiquitous rise of our electronic consumption of information of all kinds, and thus, most immediately relatable in this universe, are not the only ways to stretch time and space.

Gideon Bok, an American painter born and raised in Maine, similarly elasticizes time and space, but through the traditional medium of oil on linen canvas. His subjects are his studio, his home, and his friends and family members, and, as he explores them again and again, his responses to how they evolve chronicle his perceptions of the spaces and how they are filled, providing an experiential interface with the viewer that is not unlike that resulting from works of contemporary time-based media. At the same time, his paintings function as windows into his own developing understanding of where he lives, with whom he shares his life, a and how the passage of time affects all: a record, in his words, of “ongoing engagement” with his days.

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10am - 4pm
Tuesday evening 6-7:30pm
And by appointment
Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery
San José State University, Art Building
Open to the public free of charge.

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Location Information:
SJSU Main Campus
Contact Information:
Name: SJSU Art Gallery Office
Phone: 408.924.4330
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Open to the public FREE of charge!

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