Thursday, April 5, 2007

PING PONG GALLERY: JEFF EISENBERG, Automatic Transmission, Friday April 6, 6-9pm


Automatic Transmissions

Opening Reception, Friday April 6, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Exhibition Dates:
Saturday April 7, 11:00am - 5:00pm, and 7:00pm - 9:00pm* (*As Part of Art Walk, a RAIL action)
Sunday, April 8, 11:00am - 5:00pm

Ping Pong Gallery is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition with San Francisco artist Jeff Eisenberg. The artist who, at age 3, had a recurring nightmare that involved trips to multiple layers of the underworld, and at age 32 had a strange dream about heaven involving a complex and bizarre interactive architectural map, presents a new series of drawings, Automatic Transmissions. Eisenberg's painstakingly hand drawn works on layered mylar represent a world heavily inspired by science fiction, architecture, nano and biotechnology, surrealist landscape, industrial installations, and other quasi science-like things.

What intrigues me about all of these things is the gray area between a vision informed by objectively collected facts and a world of fantasy that arises when we attempt to piece the facts together. Most compelling to me is the relationship we have with the tools we use to model images of the unseen: When the model itself becomes what we expect to see and the tools we've developed to aid our vision begin to drive the way in which we imagine
- Jeff Eisenberg

Alongside the drawings, Eisenberg will exhibit a new, site-specific audio installation which, much like the works on paper, involves a unique signature that can be used to 'mimic, model, or even invent reality.'

Eisenberg received his MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2005 and has recently exhibited at Receiver Gallery, Southern Exposure, and the Headlands Center for the Arts.

For additional information and images, please contact Vanessa Blaikie and Joey Piziali at 415.550.7493 o

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