The Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University is pleased to present Demolition Woman, an exhibition curated by Young Chung, Monday, September 23 to Friday, October 25, 2013. The exhibition assembles an intergenerational sisterhood of artists whose projects re-envision our shared habitat through inflections of difference.
Utilizing a symbolic stratagem that undergoes both physical and contextual transformations, Demolition Woman dismantles shoddy infrastructures of knowledge and social order by regenerating an open system for grafted realities and truths. Adopting various epistemologies of material process, Kaucyila Brooke, Kelly Cline, Veronique d’Entremont, Danielle Dean, Lecia Dole-Recio, Patricia Fernández, Margaret Honda, Alice Könitz, Bessie Kunath, Young Joon Kwak, Gina Osterloh, Gala Porras-Kim, Jen Smith, Ariane Vielmetter, and Brenna Youngblood synthesize permutations of language, history, and memory toward divergent forms and meanings.
The artist reception will be held on Sunday, October 20, 1 p.m.- 4 p.m., coinciding with the release of the exhibition catalogue designed by New Byzantium and featuring an Eknæs font/cover design by Nicolau Vergueiro and essays by Doris Chon, Chương-Đài Võ, and Catherine Wagley. The catalogue will be printed in an edition of 196, each print corresponding to a 1:1 scale segment of the walls, floor, or ceiling of Margaret Honda’s 4366 Ohio Street Bathroom, an ongoing, full-scale reconstruction on paper of a house in Southern California.
Gallery hours are Monday—Friday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.