September 10 — October 14, 2016
Everything and Nothing
Informed by biology and physiology, Sandra Ono’s amorphous sculptures are additive constructions built upon, piece by piece, from transformed commercial materials. Interested in what we consume and how those same materials can consume us, Ono mines dollar stores and big box “buy in bulk” retailers for synthetic and ubiquitous products such as Q-tips, aluminum foil, fish tank sand, Ace bandages and sandwich bags. Ono then melts, cuts down and glues the individual cellular elements into non-functioning, organic and corporeal forms that examine experiences of the human body.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Sandra Ono earned an M.F.A. from Mills College in Oakland, CA in 2008 and a B.F.A. from the University of California, Davis in 2003. During the summer of 2016, Ono spent two months as an Artist in Residence at the Centraltrak Residency in Dallas, Texas and in June of 2016 was awarded the Minnesota Street Project Tosa Studio Award in San Francisco, CA. The exhibition will be Ono’s third at Conduit Gallery. Recent exhibitions include; Root Division, San Francisco, CA (upcoming); Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA (upcoming); Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ (2015); and Transmitter Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2015).