Gabie Strong

Solar Invocation, Gabie Strong, 2012
Mixed-media installation
Photo credit: courtesy the artist
Exhibition location: forest clearing near Astronomical Museum
Gabie Strong is an artist with a multidisciplinary approach to creating work about nature, technology, power and social resistance. Through her art she seeks to tease out the contemporary sublime by visualizing the post-Cold War affect of the American West. With a foundation in conceptualism and research in the built environment, Strong traces entropy in the West by framing vernacular obsolescence as speculative futures through photography, installation, and sound. Her sound performance and recordings are studies in degeneration. She improvises arrangements and layers of aural textures to emphasize reduced and abstracted musical gestures to further invoke drone and decay. She has received grant awards from the University of California, Irvine, UCIRA/UCR Sweeney Art Gallery, the UCR Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts, and was a 2011 CCI ARC grant award recipient. Strong’s work has been exhibited internationally and nationally, including Angels Gate Cultural Center, Autonomie, PØST, Pitzer Art Galleries, University Art Gallery at UC Irvine, LAXArt, Gallery Five Thirty Three, and the Torrance Art Museum. She has performed collaboratively at venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Human Resources, LACE, 2011 Art Los Angeles Contemporary fair, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Las Cienegas Projects, and the MAK Center for Art and Architecture.