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Art Reception: "Wave Motion" by Candace Gaudiani September 15, 2022 (05:30 PM PDT - 07:30 PM PDT)
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Location: MSRI: Commons Room

Candace Gaudiani - Wave Motion (Closing Reception)

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Event details will be posted in late August 2022.

2nd floor Commons Room deck (Art on display 2nd floor -- This exhibit is closed to the public except during this reception event.)

Over the course of several years, Candace Gaudiani has made videos of bodies of water in Colorado, California, and Mexico. She has recorded the same bodies of water in different seasons, times of day, with varied wind, water, and weather conditions. The videos take us into peaceful and meditative territories. The still images taken from the videos ask us to question what we are looking at and how it is that the play of light, wind, and water can manifest in vastly different abstract images from the same places.

The invisible becomes visible as the videos mesmerize and the stills address the notion of our limited “seeing” as they reveal mysterious, abstract characters and faces from the videos – an antediluvian simplicity.

We are all composed of water, and this universal ingredient sets the stage for our shared visceral experience.

Artist Biography
Candace Gaudiani was born in Boston and grew up in Wisconsin and Maine. She holds a B.A., cum laude, in English Literature, and an MBA from Harvard University. Gaudiani studied fine art and portraiture at University of California, Berkeley, and print-making with the print maker for the late Eugene Smith. She lives and works in the San Francisco Bay area.

Gaudiani’s narrative work with people explores what lies beneath the public face. More recently, she has pictured America through train windows, considering - What is 'home'? How do our memories and the speed at which we move through life shape us? From what do we derive our identity? Can we ever see clearly where we have been and what we have become? Can we ever understand 'place' or 'each other'?

Her works are held in numerous collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; George Eastman House; The Prentice and Paul Collection/Sack Photographic Trust; Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States; the Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection; The Harry Ransom Center for the Humanities, Austin, Texas; Ryerson University, Toronto; and private collections. Her work is exhibited widely in the United States and Europe

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