Maria Park + Branden Hookway: Training Setting

Exhibitions Nancy Toomey Fine Art

Maria Park + Branden Hookway: Training Setting

Feb 24 — Apr 4, 2018

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Nancy Toomey Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by Maria Park and Branden Hookway entitled Training Setting on view from February 24 to April 4, 2018. The gallery is located inside San Francisco’s Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota Street. The public is invited to the artist reception on Saturday, March 3, from 5pm to 7pm. Join the event page here.

Training Setting follows the debut of a collaboration between Maria Park and Branden Hookway at Cornell University in Fall 2017 that presented work using a diagrammatic language of flight cockpits and table settings to investigate the social and control protocols that underlie contemporary interfaces. To train within a technologized environment is to mediate formal and informal instruction-where a formal understanding of information and procedure coexists with an informal understanding gained through embodied action. In this sense, training is inherently an orientation toward both the actual and the virtual, as performance draws upon tacit knowledge according to formalized protocols. This exhibition is a further exploration on the language of flight instrumentation and display.

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Maria Park and Branden Hookway. Training Setting — 2017, Detail View, Acrylic Reverse Painted on Plexiglas and Mounted on Plywood, 56 x 166 Inches, 26 Panels