Mark Golamco
Cloak and Candle

Featuring guest artist Jennifer Levonian and her video, Holy Donuts!

February 16 – April 15, 2008
Reception: February 16, 5-7 pm


Prices reflect those at the time of exhibition- not the current market value. For current value, go the artist page.

Previous Exhibitions

2012

NARCISSISM, THE REAL, THE FAKE AND THE ANTI-DIGITAL IMPULSE

ONCE EMERGING, NOW EMERGING: OPEN NETWORK

ONCE EMERGING, NOW EMERGING: THE VISITATION

2011

ONCE EMERGING, NOW EMERGING: LIVIN' L.A.

ONCE EMERGING, NOW EMERGING: NOW AND THEN

INSIDE/OUTSIDE: STATES OF BEING

SUSAN LOGORECI, JAMES GRIFFIOEN AND DENNIS OPPENHEIM

2010

JONAS WOOD: PRINTS

CRAIG KAUFFMAN:
WORKS ON PAPER RETROSPECTIVE

REMIX JULY 2010

GILLIAN THEOBALD:
NEW PAINTINGS


2009

NATHANIEL DE LARGE
at large

THE AWFUL PARENTHESIS
CURATED BY
ARAM MOSHAYEDI

VENICE/VENICE
JOHN BALDESSARI AND
 BRUCE NAUMAN


NO SHOES ON THE CARPET

JAY BOLOTIN: THE JACKLEG TESTAMENT: PART ONE: JACK & EVE

CHARLOTTE F. SMITH

2008

JEDD GARRET:
WONDEROUS ORBS OF LIFE


COSMOS FACTORY
CURATED BY
BRAD EBERHARD

SUMMER COOL

SUSAN LOGORECI
THERE IS ALWAYS
MORE FOR PEOPLE
LIKE YOU


MARK GOLAMCO
CLOAK AND CANDLE
 

VIJA CELMINS

2007

ALL HUMAN ACTIONS
CURATED BY

DAWN KASPER

NIGHT BLOOMS
CURATED BY
MARK GOLAMCO


JUSTIN MOORE: TIME MACHINES & PARANOID LANDSCAPES

STRODE & WILDER

WORKS ON PAPER

2006

NAIVE SET THEORY
CURATED BY CATHERINE TAFT 

SUSAN LOGORECI: AREAS OF INTEREST

SUPERSIZE PRINTS

QUIVER

HEATHER BROWN-
JACOB HALEVY-JONAS WOOD

THE LATEST FICTION

2005

FINE LINE

GILLIAN THEOBALD "ELEMENTS"

THE PICTURE I CARRY IN MY HEAD
CURATED BY
TERRI PHILLIPS

DIMITRI KOZYREV

JJ VILLARD

SUSAN LOGORECI

2004

ELAINE BRADFORD

JUSTIN MOORE - "GENESIS"

PLAY-GALLERY FOR STILL AND MOTION PICTURES AT CIRRUS

ARBORETUM

MARGO VICTOR "MVG TESTS"

JACOB DYRENFORTH "ROMANTIC COMEDY" AND "EVERY GUITAR MOVE"

MARK BRADFORD MONOPRINTS

"CRAZY THOUGHTS HAVE QUICK WINGS"
CURATED BY
EVE WOOD

2003

DIMITRI KOZYREV "JOURNEY'S II

PAINTING BY LETTERS

ROSS BLECKNER "PATHWAYS"

DANIEL BRANDELY "ALAMEDA DANCE"

"RECESS"
CURATED BY DAN BAYLES

"IN THE SHADOW OF SUMMMER BLISS"
CURATED BY JUSTIN MOORE AND JEAN MILANT

"SERIES"

"SELECTED GRAPHICS" LOPEZ COLLECTION

"DRAWINGS" DIMITRI KOZYREV

2002

MAGGIE LOWE TENNESEN

SALOMON HUERTA

ED RUSCHA "COUNTRY CITISCAPES"

JUSTIN MOORE

FLATLINE

DIMITRI KOZYREV

2001

RICHARD BAKER

"GILLIAN THEOBALD"

"l*AND*sc*APE"
CURATED BY GEORGE RAGGETT

"AUXILIARY SETTINGS"
CURATED BY STEVEN CRIQUE AND JEAN MILANT

2000

"VIJA CELMINS"

NEW PRINTS BY
JOAN NELSON AND 
CERAMICS BY ROGER HERMAN

"Past and New Prints"

1999

"GILLIAN THEOBALD"

"STEVEN CRIQUI"

"JERRY BRANE"

"GUY DE COINTET"

More information about previous exhibitions at Cirrus will be added to our website in the near future.

Prices in red are sold

Cirrus Gallery presents Cloak and Candle, an exhibition of Mark Golamco’s recent work.  Taken from a strange masquerade or illustration of a new legend, the figures characterize certain myths and far-off truths.  They are carved from wood and dressed in coats of wax, adorned with rubber snakes and tattoos.  Sea Traders, Peace Seekers, and Father Figures are amongst the cast.  Their costumes show a desire to inhabit impossible selves and illuminate the space between transformed identities and real roles.

For years Mark Golamco has cut images of people and places into plywood panels.  Carving from memory as well, as from life, Golamco ritualistically excavates this industrial material.  As he carves shapes out of the wood, he reveals the unseen layers beneath.  Distinct from more traditional methods of woodcarving that use pre-determined pattern and precision, Golamco’s woodcarvings are composed of intuitive marks.  Like woodblock prints, Golamco’s carvings are negative bas-beliefs incised into the wood, but unlike woodblocks, they are never printed.  Instead, he then builds up color with layers of encaustic, creating an effect that is both painterly and sculptural.

Regarding the use of familiar materials such as wax and wood, the artist says:

Guest artist Jennifer Levonian has created a video for Cloak and Candle.  She describes the work and its relation to her art practice:

"By working with cut paper, I hope to connect the primitive, naïve force of the medium -- the child-like innocence of cutting and pasting -- to the kinetic energy of the moving image.  Freely moving between techniques that I practiced as a child and the sophistication inherent to medium of film, my work tries to capture the uneasy tension of living in a world always beyond our grasp and yet at the same time dishearteningly familiar.

"This most recent animation continues my interest in clichés about romance and religion, the meaning of American identity, and desires to escape the routine."

Mark Golamco
The Non-Joiner
2008
Plywood carving, encaustic, acrylic
48" x 36"
023-08-MG

$4,500
Mark Golamco
New Use
2008
Plywood carving, encaustic
23 1/2" x 23 1/2"
024-08-MG

$2,500
Mark Golamco
Knit Net
2008
Plywood carving, encaustic
23 1/2" x 23 1/2"
025-08-MG

$2,500
Mark Golamco
Chest Nest
2008
Graphite and color pencil on paper
26" x 40"
007-07-MG

$2,500
Mark Golamco
Snakeskin Nest
2008
Graphite and color pencil on paper
26" x 40"
030-08-MG

$2,500
Mark Golamco
The Races
2008
Litho crayon on paper
26" x 40"
029-08-MG

$2,500
Mark Golamco
Untitled
2008
Watercolor woodblock print
10 3/4" x 14 3/4"
011-08-MG

$850
Mark Golamco
Untitled
2008
Watercolor woodblock print
10 3/4" x 14 3/4"
012-08-MG

$850
Mark Golamco
Untitled
2008
Watercolor woodblock print
10 3/4" x 14 3/4"
013-08-MG

$850
Mark Golamco
Untitled
2008
Watercolor woodblock print
10 3/4" x 14 3/4"
014-08-MG

$850
Mark Golamco
Untitled
2008
Watercolor woodblock print
10 3/4" x 14 3/4"
015-08-MG

$850
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