“Ground Waters” Art Gallery Exhibition in Noe Valley
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CHUNG | NAMONT | 4071 24th Street, San Francisco, California, 94114, United States
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Liz Hickok is a San Francisco-based artist working at the intersection of photography, video, sculpture and installation. Hickok’s artwork has been exhibited across the country and internationally. Her work is included in such collections as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Blue Shield of California, and Mills College Art Museum. Hickok’s Cityscapes in Jell-O series attracted media attention, receiving coverage in the New York Times, CBS Early Show, and NPR.
Hickok has developed photomurals for Facebook and Google’s San Francisco offices, as well as for UCSF and Sutter Hospitals. In 2019, she created a site-specific installation for the Surreal Sublime exhibition at the San Jose ICA, and had a large solo exhibition at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts in Longview, TX. In 2020, she was part of the Center of Photographic Art in Carmel’s 8×10 Fundraising Exhibition. She currently has an outdoor photomural on display in Palo Alto, CA which integrates three-dimensional layers of augmented reality video and sound. Liz’s most recent projects include an interactive large-scale video projection for Palo Alto’s Code:ART2 festival in October 2021 and an upcoming augmented reality installation in Los Altos, CA.
Inspired by the ephemeral quality of the Earth’s landscape, from the built structures to the subterranean layers that comprise the planet. Liz Hickok explores the intersection of chemistry, the environment, and imagination, engaging material play, conjuring wonder and awe as well as environmental urgency. With glowing colors and shifts in scale, the artist’s work calls into question what is real and what is imagined. Using photography and video, the artist captures the evolution of fabricated miniature urban landscapes that are alive and evanescent.
For the Ground Waters series, miniature scenes are built and the tiny environments are flooded with a solution that grow crystals over a period of days/weeks. As time passes, the crystals engulf the sculptures, transforming them into otherworldly spaces. Within the series, each experiment yields unique imagery that, at times, specifically references the landscape. In other instances, the materials reveal a more abstract environment that only suggests the invisible forces at work around us. This series also includes works with augmented reality.
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