Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design
Anno Domini presents...

1 WORLD let the world begin – February 4-24, 2005

Brad Isdrab & Lucien Shapiro
debut gallery exhibit and site specific installation

1 WORLD, Brad Isdrab & Lucien Shapiro

Brad Isdrab is 24 years old and desires to create a world that captures the experience of being in another place. “When I close my eyes I can find myself in other places, worlds. I want to express these worlds in whatever means I can.” Currently this manifests by taking ordinary objects, removing them from their context, replicating them, building upon them, and altering them to create something new. “When I take away its context, I find within it a new being.” The desire to see these things living and moving has led to animations and films with these new beings. “The characters I create are archetypes and pawns in a greater mythology in a story only I know. These are the things that I want to see in the world, these things that I see in my dreams. I want to revisit them.”

In a world that is constantly filled with conflict, destruction, and over indulgence, we strive for a better reality. A place to take our minds away from the chaos of order. A new world, Our world....

Lucien Shapiro started at a young age building small territories in his sand box. Later in life, still in the sandbox and graduating with a bachelors degree in sculpture, he makes dead things come alive with found parts and unique sculpting techniques. Shortly after graduation, a small line of hand made toys emerged and from that his world began to grow. Soon it will grow around him forming a giant bush in which he can never leave until he achieves all of his goals, so never.

Lucien painting in Granny's Garden

1 WORLD, Brad Isdrab & Lucien Shapiro
Opening Reception

partial installation view

Opening Reception

Aeroplane by Lucien Shapiro

Subnominal Mutation Astronaut
by Brad Isdrab

Chairanderthal looks on

Artists' Reception:
First Friday, February 4th, 8 p.m. 'til late
Music by: Basura
Admission: free

Gallery Hours: M-Th, Noon-5 p.m.
additional hours by appointment

please note: the gallery will be closed Feb. 10, 14-15

Anno Domini
150 So. Montgomery Street Unit B
(btwn Park & San Fernando) map
San Jose, CA 95110
t: 408.271.5151 / f: 408.271.5152

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