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Membrana

Waterbod

Membrana is an exhibition of soft matter.
In refusal of scientific analysis and literal depiction, its subjects offer sensorial abstraction of their biological fabric.
Echinodermata, Annelida, and Mollusca breathe, strain, discharge, and reproduce; mechanical impulses antecedent to our own ritual constructions of the same purpose. Instincts all at once alien and familiar, bent beneath the refraction of light in the Pacific Ocean. Membrana is an exploration of genetic continuum, of DNA, pocketed evolution as generative sculpture.

About the Artist

Aron Sanchez-Baranda documents wildlife, fungi, and natural phenomena found along the Californian coast. His art rejects didactic structure in favor of sensory abstraction; exploring the permeability of context, perception, and psychic entanglement. Primarily utilizing video, photography, and field recordings to realize his current body of work , Sanchez- Baranda has now begun expanding into sculpture and fabrication.

He’s recently created pieces for Apple, musicians including Arca and Kingston Family Singers, and partnered with the state of California to support environmental initiatives. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his cat.

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  1. cross touch fluid - Glycera americana, Santa Cruz County CA, May 2021 

  2. empty self - Glycera americana, Santa Cruz County CA, May 2021 

  3. dental mineral - Glycera americana, Santa Cruz County CA, May 2021 

  4. magical thinking - Dendraster excentritus, San Mateo County CA, Sept.
    2020 

  5. birth martyr - polychaete worm, San Mateo County CA, Nov. 2021 

  6. metanoia - polychaete worm, San Mateo County CA, Nov. 2021 

  7. skin two - Octopus rubescens, San Mateo County CA, May 2021 

  8. sun aura - Dendraster excentritus, San Mateo County CA, April 2021 

  9. death mask - polychaete worm, San Mateo County CA, Nov. 2021 

  10. cruel and thin - Chironomidae couple atop Anthopleura sola, San Mateo
    County CA, May 2021 

  11. discalced - Dendraster excentritus, San Mateo County CA, October 2020 

  12. lunar ecstatic - polychaete worm, San Mateo County CA, Nov. 2021 

  13. exit counseling - polychaete worm, San Mateo County CA, Nov. 2020 

  14. blood doors - Megathura crenulata, Los Angeles County CA, May 2016 

  15. querist - Urechis caupo, San Mateo County CA, June 2018 

  16. cultist - Urechis caupo, San Mateo County CA, June 2018 

  17. pietist - Urechis caupo, San Mateo County CA, June 2018