curated by Vomit Mangos
November 5 - 27, 2016
Opening: Saturday, November 5th, 6 - 9 pm
Traces presents the work of Nathalie Brilliant, Helga Hizer, and Lindsey Lyons. The traces of time -- influences from friends, family, places visited, ideas encountered, subconscious meanderings, memories and the future -- inform and comprise the present. The three artists have been in steady exchange with these ideas while intersecting at sites throughout California.
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Lindsey Lyons lives and works in Los Angeles. Born in Sarasota, Florida in 1983, Lyons received an MFA from California College of the Arts in 2013 and a BA from Mount Holyoke College in 2006. Her abstract paintings and other forms are influenced by swamps, saltwater, detritus, and shifting terrain, and they give rise to the once fragmented and unseen. Lyons has exhibited at spaces including Southern Exposure and the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, both in San Francisco, and The Thank You House in Mammoth Lakes. She has done residencies and site specific art trips in Point Arena, Nevada City, Mount Hood backcountry, and remote areas of Iceland. lindseylyons.com
Nathalie Brilliant is a multi-disciplinary artist. Her work studies human interaction and behavior in new formats, natural formations and patterning, while considering optic relations, perceptual illusions, and relational philosophies. Nathalie Brilliant received her MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute and her BA in psychology from Wesleyan University. She has done performances at Kadist Art Foundation, Southern Exposure, YBCA, and The Adobe Backroom Gallery, all in San Francisco. She has exhibited works at The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and The Mono Inn. She is a curator and was the director of The Thank You House Gallery in Mammoth Lakes, California. Nathalie currently lives and works in San Francisco, California. nathaliebrilliant.com
Helga Hizer (b. 1977) was born and raised on the Great Plains of North Dakota and currently lives and works in Lee Vining, CA. She earned her MFA at California College of the Arts in 2013. Her work looks at different movements through landscape and how it develops a sense of time, space, and place. Hizer has exhibited nationally in Seattle, Brooklyn, and San Francisco and internationally in Berlin. helgahizer.com