Ted Vasin: Paintings and Sound
June 7 - July 19, 2008Limn Art Gallery
LIMN Gallery is pleased to present the work of San Francisco-based artist Ted Vasin. The exhibition consists of over a dozen colorful and geometrically precise paintings along with a site-specific sound installation. A live sound performance will take place on Saturday, June 7th at 5pm.
Bridging the gap between fantastical dreams and quotidian life, Ted Vasin’s work communicates an unfamiliar perspective, an enveloping multi-dimensional world containing shapes that defy simple associations. The execution is crisp and precise and make use of a wide variety of metallic pigments and robust colors. The artist mixes these with particles that refract light, shift hues, and become iridescent, each visual aspect carefully designed to frustrate the viewer’s ability to pin the image down and name it.
“Vasin’s paintings based on digital sketches are full of energy that comes from their colors and imaginative forms on an almost horizon-less canvas. The mathematical precision of the paintings intuitively relate to the accompanying sound episodes. The juxtaposition between the imagery and sound makes the work feel dream-like yet familiar.” – Laura Stewart Heon, SITE Santa Fe. Vasin’s sound compositions have an intuitive symmetry and are complementary to the artist's shapes and colors. Ambient sounds are processed until they emerge as dream-like representations of themselves, while electronic instruments are almost hyper-real in their presence.
Vasin has exhibited at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor and the de Young Museum. In 2006, he was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.
Ted Vasin Sound Performance at the opening