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George Pfau:
Zombies, identified

Exhibition Dates: Friday, October 3, 2014

Join us for a one-night event featuring Bay Area artist and Zombie expert George Pfau.

Pfau’s work deals with the notion of the human body as a permeable screen, in-flux with its surroundings. Stemming from his writing, drawing, and academic research, he locates these idea within the historical and pop-cultural framework of “zombie.” He approaches “zombie” as an entry point into conversations about legibility, inbetweenness, contradiction, binaries, identity, and death. 

In addition to showing a selection of new works, Pfau will present a short (10-12 minute) slide show lecture: “Zombies, identified” which has been shown in art galleries across the country. Portland ‘Pataphysical Society is a domestic alternative arts space. Upside: cocktails will be served. Downside: Guests should arrive on time in order to get seats for the performance.

This event is co-presented by c3:initiative (www.c3initiative.org)
For more information about the artist, visit www.georgepfau.com
For more information about Trepanning, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trepanning.



George Pfau is a multimedia artist based in San Francisco. Recently he has exhibited videos, performances, paintings, and photographs at Pro Arts, Queen’s Nails, Royal Nonesuch Gallery, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, and the Luggage Store Annex in the Bay Area; the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts and Reaves Gallery in New York; and Gallery 400 in Chicago. He is currently working collaboratively with the group ERNEST at C3:Initiative in Portland, OR.  His slideshow-lecture entitled “Zombies, identified” has been presented at art galleries and universities across the U.S.  In 2013-2014 his work was reviewed in publications such as Vice Motherboard, Fast Company, i09, Boing Boing, Kotaku, AV Club, Art Threat, KQED.org, Art Practical and Esquire Russia.  George has a BFA from NYU and an MFA from California College of the Arts.