Devotional Cache

guest curated by Alexander Goodwin  

Guendalina Cerruti
Racheal Crowther
Steve Kahn
Mareiwa Miller
Mel Paget

July 8 - July 30, 2023

opening reception: July 8, 7:00 - 10:00 pm


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Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00 pm

House of Seiko is pleased to present Devotional Cache, a guest curated exhibition by Alexander Goodwin featuring work by Guendalina Cerruti, Racheal Crowther, Steve Kahn, Mareiwa Miller, and Mel Paget.

In 1968, IBM created the first commercially available computer featuring a cache memory.

Utilizing spatial and temporal locality, the cache could predict and prefetch main memory data into a smaller and faster buffer memory, collapsing time and space.

Similarly, human memory employs spatial and temporal locality without explicit engineering. The human brain processes vast swaths of data–instincts, experiences, skills–abstract concepts for purposes that are not clearly discernible.

A cache is artificial memory: a latent process made invisible by its functionality. Memorialization crystalizes instinct, experience, and skill through representation.

Devotional Cache brings together five different artists of varying disciplines that explore art as mnemonic device. The works engage with archival and found objects, recontextualizing materials to posit memory as something fragmented, personal, and at times ambiguous.

Guendalina Cerruti (born 1992, Milan) lives and works in London. She received a MA from Royal College of Art, London (2017). Cerruti has held exhibitions at V.O Curations, London (2022); New Low, Los Angeles (2022); Public Gallery, London (2021); and Studiolo, Milan (2018 & 2015). Selected group exhibitions include Luminous Terrain, Atipograpfia, Arzignano, Italy (2023); Civil Twilight, Ginny on Frederick, London (2022); September Issues, Peres Projects, Milan (2022); Primary Domain, Ordet, Milan (2021); Old Friends, New Friends, Collective Ending HQ, London (2021); Gli impermeabili, Galleria Giovanni Bonelli, Milan (2020); That’s IT, MAMBO, Museum of Modern Art, Bologna (2018).

Racheal Crowther (born 1991, Dublin, Ireland) lives and works in London. She received a BA from Goldsmiths, University of London (2013) and is in the process of completing a Postgraduate Programme in Fine Art at Royal Academy Schools, Royal Academy of Arts (2024). Crowther has held solo shows at Ginny on Frederick, London (2022) and Peak Gallery, London (2019). Selected group shows include This is nowhere & it’s forever, Galerie Louise, Brussels (2023); Royal Academy Schools: Premiums, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2023); Who are you wearing?, Kupfer, London (2022); Royal Academy Schools: 1st Year Group Show. The Shop at Sadie Coles HQ, London (2022); The Correspondence, Residence Gallery, London (2020); and Intermission: White Noise Ballrooms, Cork Street Galleries, London (2020). Recent publications include Qualified to Care, (Racheal Crowther, 2022) and Forever Guilty (Innen Books, 2022)

Mareiwa Miller lives and works in the Bay Area. She received a MFA from SFAI (2020) and a BA from Central Saint Martins, University of The Arts London. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions including Closer Together, Jessica Silverman Gallery (2021); Uplift / Heavy Lift, Berkeley Art Center (2021); and P.R.I.S.M Or Practice Recreating Imaginary Squalls and Metamorphosis, San Francisco Art Institute, Swell Gallery (2019). She works as a curatorial assistant at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.

Mel Paget is an artist from Vancouver, BC. Her work ranges from illustration, mixed media, and sound work as MASS MARRIAGE. Her work has been displayed internationally at galleries including Spas Setun, Moscow (2023) and Or Gallery, Vancouver (2015).

Steve Kahn (born 1943, Los Angeles, died 2018, Oakland) lived and worked in New York and California. He received a BA from Reed College (1966). Kahn had solo exhibitions at Casemore Kirkeby Gallery, San Francisco (2020, 2018, 2016); the de Young Museum, San Francisco (2019); and Gagosian, Los Angeles (1977). He is the recipient of awards including an NEA grant (1978) and the LACMA Young Talent Purchase Award (1979). Publications include The Hollywood Suites (Nazraeli Press, 2018); One Picture Book #89: Corridors (2015, Nazraeli Press). His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Bibliothèque nationale, Paris; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Getty Museum, Los Angeles.






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