Vertical Hold
An Exhibition of Experimental
Video & Sound

November 1 – 25, 2007

Opening Reception: 5-8pm
First Thursday, November 1, 2007

PUNCH Gallery in cooperation with the Ellensburg Film Festival presents Vertical Hold, an international video and sound exhibition, which highlights the experimental and resolutely unique. This exhibition brings together artists navigating complex and divergent issues in both visually compelling and intellectually challenging forms. French bullies and boxy troublemakers, prankster hooligans, operatic deconstructions, political coin tossing and obsessive confabulations all work to explore concepts of memory, interaction, politics and culture.

Artists in the exhibition include:

Justin Colt Beckman (Thorp, WA)
Brian Bress (Los Angeles, CA)
Andrew Kaufman (Ellensburg, WA)
Luciana Lamothe (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Adriane Little (Kalamazoo MI)
Stefanos Pavlakis (Edinburgh, Scotland)
James Sham (Richmond, VA)

About the curators:

Andrew Kaufman is a convergent artist and teaches in the Department of Art at Central Washington University. He was recently awarded an Artist Trust GAP grant and has exhibited nationally and internationally.

Justin Colt Beckman is a founding member and board president for PUNCH Gallery in Seattle, WA. In 1998, he received his BFA in Fine Art with emphasis in photography and film/video from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. He currently lives and works in the unincorporated town of Thorp.

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Brian Bress, The Portrait Room,
still from color video, 4 minutes 10 seconds, 2006

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James Sham, Opera Telephone,
still from color video, 13 minutes 44 seconds, 2006

Luciana Lamothe, Autor Material,
still from color video, 2006