Cerritos College Art Gallery

ABSTRACTED VISIONS: Information Mapping from Mystic Diagrams to Data Visualizations

August 25, 2015 - September 24, 2015
Opening: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 @ 6PM

Participating Artists: Brian Bulfer, Jake Dotson, Dawn Ertl, Laurie Frick, Helen Rebekah Garber, Kysa Johnson, David Leapman, Rona Lee, Karen Lofgren, Melissa Manfull, Emery C Martin, Khang Boa Nguyen, Carrie Paterson, Brian Porray, Brendan Threadgill, and Dani Tull

"The diagrammatic or abstract machine does not function to represent, even something real, but rather constructs a real that is yet to come, a new type of reality."
- Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus (NY: Continuum, 2004), 157.

By loosely appropriating the coded visual vocabularies and organizational syntaxes of both spiritual and scientific traditions, filtered through the intensive membranes of nomadic lines and patterned deterritorializations, these manifestations of abstract machines provide for a metacritical exploration of the various regimes of signs that order our collective understanding and experience of ontological existence.

Note: This exhibition is presented in conjunction with a complimentary group show, "Via Negativa: The Transcendence of the unReal," at South Bay Contemporary (September 3 to October 10, 2015).