castaneda/reiman: Still Life Landscape
June 4 - July 16, 2011
Baer Ridgway Exhibitions

Using common construction materials such as drywall, plywood, insulation, carpet and cement, collaborative duo castaneda/reiman creates simple, evocative works with Minimalist inflections. Conceptualists hooked on old-school craftsmanship, the artist team works with two overlapping strategies: the appropriation and transformation of the customary depiction of terrain, and the invention of new landscapes by purely formal inclination. The result is an ambiguously categorized amalgam of painting and sculpture situated in suitably complex environments. Via this method of forensic reconstruction, the artists propose a number of intriguing hypotheses about what it means to select, isolate, and depict the natural environment. Call it "Home-Depot Modernism."

castaneda/reiman received MFAs from the University of California at Davis and were named recipients of the Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Fellowship. Their works have been featured in numerous exhibitions, including DCKT Contemporary (New York), Stephen Wirtz Gallery (San Francisco), John Berggruen Gallery (San Francisco), and the Oakland Museum of California (Oakland). Their work is included in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.