Copy The Copy

David Wilson at Land and Sea.

For five months at the beginning of 2014, Oakland artist David Wilson occupied the Berkeley Art Museum with The Possible, an amorphous gathering of artists that reimagined the parameters of a museum by filling it with a constantly evolving array of workshops presented by more than one hundred artists. He began the project by snail-mailing invitations to all of the participating artists. For many of his projects, he indulges his affection for paper goods by making maps, invitations, or mailers — and when making these, he often uses a Xerox machine. On Saturday, November 21 at Land and Sea (5428 San Pablo Ave., Oakland), Wilson will present a project that uses the Xerox machine “as a tool towards its own ends.” Wilson plans to explore the act of copying by enlarging one of his drawings, cutting it into pieces, enlarging those pieces, cutting each of them into pieces, and repeating that process until he fills an entire wall. Wilson, who is also known for his playful walking tours, will also be leading a walk through the neighborhood around Land and Sea at some point during the reception.


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