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Josh Tonies @ Best Practice's New Project Space


  • WHEN Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 6 p.m.
  • WHERE Best Practice , 2284 Kearney Ave, San Diego, CA 92113
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

Best Practice announces a new project space opening in San Diego.

The inaugural exhibition will feature new drawings and a video installation by Josh Tonies titled "Songs and Views of the Holocene Garden" on view from Feb. 9 – Mar. 9.

An opening reception on Feb. 9 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. will participate in the Barrio Art Crawl, and will include a three-hour performance with field recordings and acoustic instrumentation by Josh Tonies and longtime collaborator Matt Wellins.

After the opening reception the exhibition is viewable by appointment.

In the exhibition "Songs and Views of the Holocene Garden", Josh Tonies presents new drawings and animated works depicting interior landscapes and domestic objects which employ projection and migrating shadows that merge and congeal image to material. Themes of the work include desire, human-induced extinction, and sensations of loss.

Josh Tonies is an artist who works with drawing and the moving image. His work centers around temporary ecological studies that take form as animation, drawing, works on paper and book arts. He is a lecturer on record at University of San Diego and UC San Diego, teaching courses in film, video art, animation and studio arts. He has exhibited his work most recently at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, The Center for Fiction in NYC, Comfort Station in Chicago and the San Diego Museum of Art.

Matt Wellins is an artist from Pittsburgh, PA. His work is largely based in particularities of materials, the snafus of live performance, and a general ambivalence towards contemporary technology. His current interests are in the private loft theater of 1970s New York, cybernetic music systems, and the ZBS Artist-in-Residency program. He has presented his work - most notably in collaborations with artists Sarah Halpern and Josh Tonies - at venues such as Anthology Film Archives, EMPAC, and Cass Projects.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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