BOOLEAN VALLEY OPENS AT MOCA



AGENCY : The Work of Artists

A new arts initiative curated by Julie Lazar and presented by Montalvo Arts Center

After exhibiting at San Jose Museum of Art, and in Montalvo's Project Space, Boolean Valley, by Adam Silverman and Nader Tehrani shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Pacific Design Center, West Los Angeles (MOCA) from March 22nd through July 5th 2009 (MOCA Boolean Valley page).

Boolean Valley (2008) is a room-sized installation comprised of 400 clay objects glazed in a striking compound of cobalt blue, black and silicon carbide. Together the pieces form a sloping sculptural landscape derived from the principle of "Boolean logic," which calibrates the geometry of intersecting objects. Cast from a single mold, each clay piece is intersected with a variable slice, cut in two and redistributed over the gallery floor to produce the topography of a landscape. Silverman and Tehrani's collaborative project premiered at the San José Museum of Art and is being re-sited at Montalvo's Project Space, opening Jan. 30 through May. In May, the artwork moves to Los Angeles for exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art's Pacific Design Center gallery.

Boolean Valley is the first exhibition as part of AGENCY: The Work of Artists, a new arts initiative curated by Julie Lazar and presented by Montalvo Arts Center.