I have an exhibit of â€œA New Cabinetâ€ at CSUCIâ€™s Channel Islands Art Centre opening this Saturday.
I do hope you will come see the show.
Saturday, June 28, 4pm â€“ 6pm
“Mr. Pearce’s New Cabinet of Wonders” – by Michael Pearce
This fictional yet intensely well researched archaeological and ritual-based art installation takes the viewer on a contemplative exploration of the correspondences between our culture and a seemingly uncivilized past 6,000 years back in time. The objects in this exhibition are Michael’s eccentric response to his understanding of Neolithic Art and Architecture. They are not meant to be improvements upon the distant past, but revitalizations of it.
Michael Pearce has watched developments in Neolithic Archaeology for twenty-three years. He has experienced stone circles and ancient artificial caves throughout Britain, walking through Neolithic landscapes and exploring the culture of the Stone Age. In 1984 he followed the Druids’ procession at the last Stonehenge Free Festival, and he has slept in the ancient burial chamber of West Kennett Long Barrow, hoping to dream Neolithic dreams. Mr. Pearce is currently an assistant professor in the art department of California Lutheran University and curator of the Kwan Fong Gallery at Cal Lutheran.
Thereâ€™s a map and directions to the gallery here: http://www.studiochannelislands.org/pages/maps.html