Kate Lee Short
Curated by Anja Ulfeldt
June 5th-July 3rd
Hours: Saturdays 1-5pm
& weekdays by appoinment
Basement Gallery Oakland is thrilled to announce Cease, an exhibition of new site-specific works by sound sculptor, Kate Lee Short. On view June 5th through July 3rd.
Inspired by the acoustics of intimate spaces such as churches as well as the physical effects of low frequency noise, Kate Lee Short’s auditory installations envelope the listener within unexpectedly intimate surroundings. Her work alludes to the architecture of sacred spaces, the field of neuroacoustics and a long lineage of minimalist sculpture that implicates the body.
An artist who insists on subtlety, Kate’s works alternatively dish out seductive comfort and opposing feelings of unease by working with the way we as humans subconsciously use sound to process our surroundings. In keeping with Donald Judd’s monumental minimalist interventions her bold sculptures command the entirety of space they inhabit. This exhibition features new site-specific works that augment and activate the existing structure of the building while turning the walls into speakers, the windows into lenses and the gallery space into a transcendent zone.