July 12 – July 30, 2006
Opening Night performance by Usun (Mark Borthwick, Hisham Bharoocha and David Aron)
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“Cosmic Satellites” celebrates the intimate, handmade, the beloved souvenir and the special gift. Guest curator and art director Betty Nguyen will set up a temporary shop at the Triple Base gallery carrying limited edition art works, merchandise, clothes and media by an international roster of artists — many of whom are featured in Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ simultaneous exhibition “Cosmic Wonder.”
Satellite artists include Ara Peterson, Paperrad, Cory Arcangel, Nieves Books and Zines, Tagbanger and Textfield, Cosmic Wonder, Andy Hershey, Mike Pare, Soft Circle, Eric Bauer, Michael Williams, Sean McKinnon, Jos Pollard, Willshine, Hanna Fushihara Aron, David Aron, Hisham Bharoocha, Mark Borthwick, Feathers, Sam Gordon, Sabrina Gschwandtner (KnitKnit), Yukinori Maeda, Ports Bishop and many more.
In both the “Cosmic Wonder” exhibition and satellite show, Nguyen strings together a community of artists from New York, Los Angeles, Japan, and San Francisco that work between aesthetics of transcendental, digitally tight and homespun. “Cosmic Satellites” is a contemporary cube of intricate jewelry, silk-screened and digital posters, couture clothes, humorously clever tee-shirts, documented zines, ephemeral paintings, and recursive videos that highlight the varied creative endeavors of these multi-talented artists.