Warped Space

September 17, 2003 to November 15, 2003

Warped Space presents artworks that generate hypothetical spaces. Putting the hex on the clarity and legibility of that old euclidean model, they invite you into unpredictable spaces that fluctuate, dissolve, or multiply, often altering your sense of the surrounding architecture. Using different means and media, each of these works engineers a psychological, as well as perceptual, disequilibrium, addressing you from a point where your "objective" seeing meets hallucinatory vision.

In deploying art's ability to stir the mind by targeting the body, many of these artists are reinvestigating a phenomenological terrain associated with 1960s light-and-space art, op art, and minimalism. Considering these earlier movements as unfinished projects, their work builds on its historical precedents by, in many cases, embedding conceptual and narrative content into vision-altering artworks.

The Artists

Ricci Albenda
Jesse Bransford
Rosana Castrillo Diaz
Olafur Eliasson
Graham Gussin
Carsten Höller
Evan Holloway
Rachel Khedoori
D'nell Larson
Ann Lislegaard
Josiah McElheny
Yunhee Min
Sandeep Mukherjee
Jennifer Steinkamp
Philip Taaffe
Fred Tomaselli

Generous lead sponsorship for Warped Space is provided by the LEF Foundation. Significant support for the CCA Wattis Institute has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy and Bill Timken. Additional generous support has been provided by Grants for the Arts/ San Francisco Hotel/Tax Fund.