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sm.ART curating & consulting

sm.ART curating & consulting

Private Gallery
Ishan Clemenco @ [2nd floor projects], San Francisco
Ishan Clemenco, Chalk Lines on black Polaroid paper
Ishan Clemenco, Chalk Lines on black Polaroid paper
  Dear (sm.)ART-Friends,

San Francisco-based artist

Ishan Clemenco

would like to invite you to visit his show

unlikely arrivals


June 7 - July 13, 2008

a three-person exhibition

with Nina Zurier and Susan Martin, which opens at Margaret Tedesco's space:

@ [2nd floor projects]

3740 25th Street, #205
San Francisco, CA 94110

Gallery hours: Sunday 12 - 5pm & by appointment
Phone: 415 824 2644

Opening Reception:


Saturday, June 7, 2008

7 - 10 PM

"The new work develops earlier concerns with compositional process of repetition and inversion, proportional ratios, arithmetical progressions and extended duration. I am interested in symmetries and oppositional permutations and the relationships of static and dynamic, elevation and weight, movement and repose. Methods of determination are informed by synchronicities and chance.

Parallel vertical lines in chalkline installations and drawings establish optical drones. The continuum of chalked lines snapped directly on walls utilizes a limited color scale of orange, pthalo blue, cobalt blue and white pastels, handground in mortar and pestle. Found chalkline vessels prepared for this work are gathered from use as traditional marking instruments. Their absolute verticality in suspended installation acquires an equilibrium realized in uncomplicated markings on walls.

I am working to transcend the theoretical matrix and technical processes through which a given work is shaped and evolves. This intention balances the concerns of the medium with an emotional response to life aspiring to be both contemplated and felt. The overall approach to my work is that of exploration and discovery, allowing an inevitable, open end."

Ishan Clemenco

For [ 2nd floor projects ] Ishan Clemenco will make a wall drawing on large opacified black Polaroid paper and may install several smaller works.

There will also be held a reading by BILL BERKSON

For the Heart of the Second Floor

(broadsheet, edition of 100)

On Sunday July 13, 4:30-6:30pm

[ 2nd floor projects ] is an artist-run project space.

Support for this project is provided by Southern Exposure's Alternative Exposure Grant Program.

Please note: Ishan will also have a work in an exhibition curated by Luis Camnitzer which will be installed in the entrance to the National Library of Spain in Madrid later this year - we will keep you informed.

Please view the Ishan Clemenco - unlikely arrivals invite as pdf-File 49,2 KB


images as pdf-File 356 KB

For more information please contact sm.ART at

or visit the website of [2nd floor projects] at

Best regards from sm.ART and enjoy Ishan's works,


sibylle mueller
sm.ART curating & consulting

le montaigne
7, avenue de grande bretagne
98000 monte-carlo

phone +33 - (0)6 - 27 58 77 48
fax +377 - 97 70 35 16
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