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Best Practice: 'Thick Pile'

Every week from May 13, 2023 until June 17, 2023.
Tuesday: 11 AM - 4 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM - 4 PM
Thursday: 11 AM - 4 PM
Friday: 11 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: 11 AM - 4 PM
Best Practice
Opening reception 5-8 p.m. May 13

Artists: Lyndsay Bloom, Jessica Buie, Cat Gunn, Sarah Hotchkiss, Thomas Macie, Morgan Mandalay, Megan Mueller and Chris Warr

25th/Commercial on the Orange Line
Barrio Logan on the Blue Line

From the gallery:
BEST PRACTICE is especially excited to present Thick Pile, a group exhibition curated by BEST PRACTICE Creative Director Joe Yorty that brings together the work of eight artists from San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Austin, Texas. Thick Pile consists of work in painting, sculpture, collage, photography, and video. The exhibition was not conceptualized around any distinct theme or topic, but rather assembled at the instinctive whim of its curator.

Pile is a word used in the soft flooring industry to define the length of the fibers and loops in a carpet or area rug. A thick pile carpet, because of its abundance of fibrous material, offers maximum comfort while magnifying its capacity to accumulate filth over time. The curator’s intention is not to connect the works in this show through these concomitant but conflicting themes of luxury and revulsion, one that is central to his own studio practice, but rather assemble the exhibition in much the same manner that he accumulates materials and ideas for his own artworks. Using intuition, he has gathered and arranged these works in the gallery to attempt an exchange through approximation between objects and images that may initially seem disparate. His aim is to cast a light that may reveal nuanced approaches to reading and experiencing each of the works in this exhibition and, more generally, each artists’ studio practices. And, for him, whether or not his attempt is effective, he can rest assured that the gallery is filled with a lot of very good art.

Read more about the artists here.

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1955 Julian Avenue
San Diego, California 92113

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