|LIQUIDAMBER SWEET GUM
November 18- December 3, 2006
Opening November 18th 6-9 pm
From the opening on Saturday, November 18th
Park Projects is pleased to announce an exhibition of installations and works on paper by Mary Janacek. Janacek's installations use faux architectural interventions to explore the relationship between interior and exterior spaces. They expose the way we see, the phenomena in looking.
Grass and tree branches growing from imperfections in the walls and baseboards bring an unsettling read to interior design principles. Interior and exterior spaces are united. On closer inspection, wall paintings blur the lines between what is flat and what has shape, between tangible objects and painted illusions.
A large-scale window display of a suspended animation of fall leaves in the wind examines our relationship to seasons in Southern California. In a climate without seasons, changes in décor, department store displays, wreaths on front doors, seersucker or tweed, mark the time of year.
The works on paper are small gauche diptychs of landscapes. The division of the picture plane creates a question of continuity between places.Mary Janacek was born in Texas in 1978. In 2000 she graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute, and she received her MFA in 2005 from Cal Arts. She has exhibited work in spaces such as the Walter Mc Bean Gallery, Four Walls, DiverseWorks, and Lawndale Art Center. Her work has been featured in publications nationally and internationally including Matrix Magazine, Glasstire.com, and the Houston Press.