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Dahn Gim and Alex Wand: New Works

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Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean

1450 Ocean Ave

Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Join us for the culminating exhibition of studio residents Dahn Gim and Alex Wand, exhibiting new sculpture and sound works. Light refreshments provided.

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Throughout: Dahn Gim will be exhibiting work in an open studio format
3pm Alex Wand will lead a session of round singing
4pm Alex Wand discusses his Camino de las Monarcas project

Dahn Gim was born in Busan (Republic of Korea), raised in Toronto (Canada) and now lives and works in Los Angeles (United States). Gim explores a wide range of media and techniques to create her work such as sound, video, textile, drawing, digital prints, sculpture, and performance. Gim has received fellowships from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and UC Institute and Research in the Arts (UCIRA). She was awarded 2016 International Emerging Artists Award (Dubai) and 2018-2019 Kala Art Institute Fellowship. After completing her MFA in Media Arts at UCLA, she has been exhibited internationally including venues such as Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles; Currents New Media 2017: El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, Santa Fe; Nuit Blanche: Art Souterrain 2017, Montreal; Dongdaemoon Design Plaza (DDP), Seoul; Barnsdall Art Gallery, Los Angeles; New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles; Fellowship of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Somerset House; London, and TAG bxl, Brussels. For her residency project, she is creating sculptures from beach plastics, keeping the material out of the waste stream and highlighting both the problem of plastic and the overlooked utiliy of this resource. In addition, Dahn is creating a large format weaving with workshop participants, using bottle plastic yarn. dahngim.com

Alex Wand is a Grammy Award-winning musician and composer based in Los Angeles. He performs as a solo artist and with the groups Desert Magic and The Partch Ensemble. He often collaborates with filmmakers, dancers, and coders, to create music scores that involve his interests in just intonation, sonification, folk music, and sound art. Originally from Detroit, he studied music composition at the University of Michigan and at CalArts with composers Bright Sheng, Michael Fink, Ulrich Krieger, and Wolfgang von Schweinitz. For his Camera Obscura residency project, he is exploring the sonification of kinetic information from ocean waves as a part of his broader study of the range of sounds that can be drawn from the environment. alexwand.com

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Directions: The Camera Obscura Art Lab is at 1450 Ocean Ave on the west side of Ocean just north of Broadway. By Metro - 4th St. Santa Monica Downtown stop, walk two blocks west to Ocean and 1.5 blocks north from the Pier entrance. Parking is $6 or less for 3 hours in Parking Structure 6 (2nd between Broadway and Santa Monica), and $5 on weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot just down Main Street at 333 Civic Center Dr. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info: smgov.net/parking. Buses: visit bigbluebus.com or metro.net for more information. Bike share lockup just south of us in the park; for personal bikes remember to bring a strong lock.

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