Kyle Mock: Do Not Disturb

Do Not Disturb
Kyle Mock Solo Show
July 13 – August 26, 2007

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Triple Base Gallery is pleased to announce Kyle Mock’s first solo exhibition, Do Not Disturb. Perhaps you have wondered what it would be like to step into one of your favorite paintings or even into the mind of an artist you admire. This is your chance to do just that. Mock’s large-scale installation, acting as a three-dimensional drawing will allow you to enter an imaginative space created by one of San Francisco’s most promising young artists.

Do Not Disturb is an art installation that transforms Triple Base Gallery into a minimalist bedroom designed for quiet reflection and examination. Each participant enters the quirky, solitary scene and is given a pair of specially designed eyeglasses to wear in Mock’s imagined environment. Viewers are invited to explore the space alone in order to contemplate their own relationship with the prescribed setting. For some, this time alone could be the first in quite a while or if your life is similar to Mock’s, the scene may be very familiar. Within Mock’s fabricated sleeping chamber one may sense the presence of a young person desperate for physical connection, simultaneously striving to become his or her ideal self.

Most of Mock’s previous work consists of small-scale paintings and drawings. Each one is executed with meticulous precision and skill, all the while strikingly clever. While Mock’s attention to detail and humorous nature are equally apparent in this new installation, the large-scale format and use of materials are entirely new to his practice. As with most young artists, Mock continually challenges himself. In the time leading up to his solo exhibition, he was working on ways to increase the scale of his two-dimensional works. For Do Not Disturb, Mock worked closely with Triple Base curator Joyce Grimm, who purposed that he try translating his work into a full scale installation, which would require him to learn new sculptural and spatial skills. The curatorial assignment, along with Mock’s technical research and recent travels to Berlin and Copenhagen, have given him solid footing to explore his formal ideas and concepts.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Triple Base Gallery produced an 80 page, limited edition book titled “Legend of the Sunset”. It is complete with Mock’s intimate sketchbook drawings, Grimm’s curatorial essay and lively interview with the artist. Click here to order one.

This project is made possible by the San Francisco Arts Commission Equity Grant Program.

Kyle Mock was born in 1981 in San Jose, California. He graduated from the California College of the Arts in 2005 with a B.F.A. in Painting/Drawing. Most recently, he was included in Cali in CPH, Co-lab Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark; The Secret Fire Escape, My Hero Gallery, Montréal, Canada; One and OH, Park Life, San Francisco, California; and Affair, Tart, San Francisco, California. His work was also included in The Family Room Show, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, New York (2005/06), For Landscape, Queen’s Nails Annex, San Francisco, California (2005); and Infinite Fill Show and Foxy Production, New York City (2004). He performed in Music for Artists, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California (2005). Mock currently lives and works in San Francisco.

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