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CONNECTIONS: connected by Chris Sollars

Balazo Gallery 2811 Mission @ 24th St Friday, May 16, 2003 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

May 16 - May 25 Sat & Sun 2:00 - 6:00 PM Mon - Fri 5:00 - 7:00 PM or by appointment For more info or to make appointments contact: chris@667shotwell.com

in connection with Short Circuits a video screening connected by Hector Escarraman at ATA May 9th

Hector Escarraman and Chris Sollars met at Artist Television Access in 1999, and ended up working together as computer video technicians. Hector was given a slot to do a show at Balazo Gallery through Tuxtxo Perez. Hector approached Chris with a concept for the show. Chris suggested the show be based on James Burke's television series CONNECTIONS which they had both been watching.

The Premise: Select a group of artists and a series of art works by each. An artist's series will focus on one topic or theme that relates to the ideas generated by social, cultural, political, physical, or personal connections. Bring together a diversity of mediums and genres and allow connections to override the differences. Each artists' process is an ongoing journey, both conscious and unconscious, falling in and out of time. The question of "when or where" the original thought arrived, perhaps is never known. But through linking past and present work, can suggest how the development of a concept or theme can form new connections, threads, and possibilities.