On June 1st, the Sonoma County-based 428collective will open their first collaborative show, “Falling Dark,” at Perdita Productions in Geyserville, CA. “Perdita Productions is one of the best venues to see smart, challenging contemporary art in our area, so we are honored to have our inaugural show in this space,” says 428collective artist Jessica Martin.
In keeping with the boundary-pushing nature of past shows at Perdita Productions, the works in “Falling Dark” range from site-specific installations to innovative interpretations of film, painting, and photography. Each artist in the show has created new work inspired by the time when day turns to night, or “the hour between dog and wolf.” The works in the show consider this liminal state through a wide lens, depicting ideas and experiences such as the space between public and private, moments of opportunity and risk, childhood perspectives of time, and the creative process. As another 428collective artist, Maura Harrington, observes: “We are bordered by the absolutes of day and night, lightness and darkness. The transition time, dusk, is where these absolutes lose definition. Like looking through a veil, or a curtain, to another place or state, we become an observer of experience. As observers, we are the most open to the creative mind, where perception can be altered, and even manipulated, to create a new story.”
In producing “Falling Dark” and future projects, the artists in 428collective aim to give contemporary art a stronger voice in Sonoma County.
“Falling Dark” features the artists of 428collective: Cristina Hobbs, Maura Harrington, Pat Lenz, Jessica Martin, Caitlin McCaffrey, Susan Preston, Flora Skivington, Carol Vena-Mondt, Victoria Wagner, and Alice Warnecke.
428collective has also published a catalog to compliment the show, which will be available for purchase through Perdita Productions.
Falling Dark was our first exhibit produced by 428collective. The gallery show considered the liminal twilight hour--both as a time we appreciate in rural Sonoma County, and as a metaphor for the creative impulse--the moment when one pushes past one's creative boundaries.
Falling Dark culminated in a public performance in the main intersection of Geyserville, CA. 428collective members and the local community filled the street to howl at the moon, at the hour between dog and wolf.