Downtown Davis, CA, New Art Installation by Stephen Kaltenbach & Seongmin Yoo

The newly launched exhibition centers around the work of conceptual artist Stephen Kaltenbach, a former graduate student at UC-Davis. Kaltenbach first gained acclaim for his solo exhibitions in the 1960s and 1970s. With the month-long event, the John Natouslas Gallery brings Kaltenbach’s unorthodox multimedia work back to Davis. The exposition will be centered around a brand new site-specific multi-media installation and an immersive full-room installation.

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The first major portion of the exhibition is the Suspended Inverted Pyramid Room – just the third ever fully realized Room Alteration. Kaltenbach first began drawing up plans for this room in 1967, and, after pursuing other interests for decades, he resurrected this idea in 2018. The artist launched an early version of the room at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art before continuing to fine-tune the exhibit into the version that will now be accessible to the public.

The second exhibit, known as the Epicenter, was created in collaboration with Seongmin Yoo – a Korean-born multimedia artist whose work has a futuristic approach. The hybrid of her forward-facing work with Kaltenbach’s minimalist approach is expected to attract attendees seeking a unique artistic fusion.

The John Natsoulas Center For the Arts says that the Epicenter mimics light through the use of fabric by combining Kaltenbach’s geometric techniques with Yoo’s vibrant softness. Attendees can walk through the room, passing by and under the multi-colored fabrics hung from the white cube in the center of the space.

The new exhibition will run from August 30th to September 30th, allowing attendees ample time to schedule their visit. On September 8th, the Linda Bair Dance Company will conduct a performance beginning at 7:00 PM.

About the John Natsoulas Center For the Arts

The John Natsoulas Center for the Arts has earned widespread acclaim for the exhibitions it hosts. It was voted “Top Gallery in California” and was one of just 250 galleries across America chosen for inclusion in the Radiante Guide.

A local man reviewed his experience at the John Natsoulas Center For the Arts, stating, “Always a good collection of local work. Several almost hidden areas; feels like ascending an old house… make sure you don’t miss the roof. Sunset views from the trees right at closing time.”

For more information visit:

John Natsoulas Gallery
521 First Street

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