Wednesday, October 13, 2010
SATURDAY OCTOBER 16, 2010
FiveTen Studio will be hosting a Opening Reception for our new show (n) BODY, showcasing the work of Monique D. Lopez. (n) BODY will be on from October 9 through until November 16.
This is what Monique D Lopez says about her work...
Mikhael Bahktin describes the grotesque body as "a body in the act of becoming. It is never finished, never completed; it is continually built, created, and builds and creates another body." Throughout my practice there has been a a continuous metamorphosis - a transformation that has continued from one "body" of work to the next. Like Bahktin's grotesque body, certain aspects in the work inform each other as to what change needs to be taken to create the next "body."
For this exhibition, different "bodies" of work will be presented that possess the dualities of contained /uncontained, revealed/unrevealed, and internal/external. As site specific installation will be created that will consider the architecture of the gallery, specifically the windows. Here I will be able to experiment with the transparency of the windows and make a new "body" that will bring the outside in and the inside out.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
FIVEten Studio has completely renovated and redesigned another storefront space in Old Oakland, Miel Tequila Bar, the new expansion of Tamarindo Antojeria.
Miel is designed for now, but with features of an old school flavor of Mexico and Oakland's early American architecture. The combination of all these seemingly differently elements blend well together without any one element outshining the other. Hard surfaces of the exposed brick walls, tin ceiling, and classic parquet floors are all traces of the classic American architecture in Old Oakland. The metal light fixtures designed by FIVEten Studio above the bar and in the center of Miel were taken from cues of Tequila, as is the pink divider wall and green couch. The unique texture of the plastered walls also causes one to think of adobe walls.
All in all, the food at Tamarindo is off the chain, and the drinks from Miel are too. Miel has the perfect atmosphere for lounging with some friends for a few drinks or even a date. And don't forget there's always happy hour.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
have the viewer be attracted and repulsed simultaneously. Her intent is not to literally depict a disease, but rather have the work be a presence in the space—an invasive entity.
See Monique's work in person at Era Artbar, coming in August, details TBA. A follow-up exhibit will be shown at FiveTen Studio in September. To see more samples of the artist's work, click here.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Tanya Aguiñiga is a Los Angeles based designer raised inTijuana, Mexico. Tanya’s work is informed by border experiences: the interconnectedness of societies, the beauty in struggle and the celebration of culture. She translates emotions into three dimensional objects and tell stories trough color and touch. Her work encourages users to reconsider the objects they use on a daily basis by creating work that explores an objects’ unseen aspect. Her hand-woven and hand-dipped accessories are made from 100% cotton, jersey or wool.
Double Cotton Rope Necklace
Medium Rope Cotton Necklace
Cotton Dipped Rope Bracelet
Jersey Woven Rope Bracelet
Wool Lace Cuff
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
A Two 3” full range speak
B Two bass ports with dynamic loudness
C Two Class D digital amplifiers – extremely efficient, low-consumption
D Digital radio
E Digital clock with alarm program
F EmbracingSound DSP restores and improves compressed music files
G PowerDock for iPod/iPhone connection and protection
H TouchLight controls - backlit, touch-sensitive
I Line-in jack for external audio