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HUR-RBAN // PAOLA GUIMERANS AND RAUL GOMEZ VALVERDE

September 9–October 7, 2011

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Viewing hours: Thursday–Friday 5–7PM, Saturday–Sunday 12–6PM

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Ventana244 Art Space is pleased to present Hue-rban, an exhibition by Paola Guimerans and Raul Gomez Valverde. Hue-rban connects two discourses that explore the construction and digitization of perceptual experiences.

Paola Guimerans uses emerging techniques to embed in paper and canvas conductive materials such as thermal inks and electric fabrics. In her installation, "Beyond the sleeping lighthouse", Paola refers to "The Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship", by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a seamless short fiction full of references to nature, light and drama. Her mural includes drawings, painting and a series of soft switchers that motivate visitor's interaction. With the use of thermochromic paint, different shades of color appear in response to the story. paolaguimerans.com

Raul Gomez Valverde investigates notions of visualization and change. His project "To look and to look" is based on the picturesque Regent's Park opened in London in 1811. Raul analyzes the transformation caused by seasons, weather and human intervention. During 2006-07, the artist followed a calendar of moon positions, solstices and equinoxes to photograph the "designed" landscape. He later transformed that data into chromatic charts. The prints depict specific natural events, while the video projection "NCC-J2010" condenses a yearlong loop of changes from an ideologically loaded environment. gomezvalverde.com