Installation Exhibition by
May 2nd – May 26th, 2012
Reception: Friday, May 4th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
With our latest exhibition Arts Visalia has shifted gears, this month taking a turn towards conceptual art. In an exhibition titled Onflow, we present the creative vision of artist Bachrun LoMele, who, over the past several days, has literally transformed the gallery spaces at Arts Visalia into a new environment
The co-founder and a participating artist in the two recent art exhibitions held at the Hatchery, an expansive, abandoned building located on the former Synanon property in Badger, California. Together with his co-curators, LoMele recruited artists from throughout the United States and as far as Europe to collaborate in the 2011 show, the Hatchery: East of Fresno.
For that show, LoMele reimagined the very walls of his own studio walls inside the expansive space of the Hatchery building. Using hand-printed and painted papers and foils laminated to foam board material, he created faux wood panels and lumber, doorways where there were no doors, windows looking onto blank walls, even the impression of stone and mortar walls.
LoMele now brings this environmental, site-specific vision to the galleries of Arts Visalia in a new manifestation which incorporates elements of the original Hatchery installation now adapted to the interior of Arts Visalia. The resulting exhibition represents the accumulated changes to the project as it has moved from one location to another.
With a degree in Aesthetic Studies from UC Santa Cruz and a second degree in Illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, LoMele spent twenty years working as an illustrator in New York before he returned to California in 2003. There, he established a studio in the mountains near Badger so that he could concentrate on making art.
Arts Visalia is proud to share LoMele’s ambitious creative effort with the community. The exhibition will be on display through May 25th, with a reception on Friday, May 4th from 6:00 to 8:00p.m. As always, attendance is free and open to the public.
This exhibition has been made possible with generous support from the following: