Ever Gold [Projects]
1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
May 13 – July 16, 2016
Reception: May 13, 6-9 pm
May 13, Ever Gold [Projects] opens Zero-Day Darling, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles based artist Petra Cortright. Cortright presents a new series of large-scale paintings which are created from a single digital file, with the source color, imagery, and brushstrokes based on images found online. Cortright develops a fluid master file, from which she captures still images, transferring this manipulated digital work to aluminum panels, linen or rag paper, depending on how the file and internal/external light will interact with substrate. Taking these factors into account brings the final physical work as close to the digital file as possible. The titles of her work are also a reflection of the immaterial space her work refers to, mashing up names from SEO (search engine optimization) lists and file extensions, such as: 1872HRPR’SWKLLPHNTRPBLCNS_failsafes.SAB, deicideCHEMICAL_records.tbl, and KRNKNKSSNBTRGVRGLCH_archive.LZ. Zero-Day Darling is the second exhibition for Ever Gold [Projects] at its new Minnesota Street Project location, and the first solo exhibition in the Bay Area for Petra Cortright.