January 21, 2014
Francie Hester (BFA 1982) will exhibit her work “Symbolic Spaces” in four galleries, spanning from California to Virginia, in 2014.
California - March 15 to May 3
Opening: March 15, 6-8 pm
Green Chalk Contemporary
616 Lighthouse Avenue Monterey, CA 93940
New York - April 24 to June 6
Opening: April 24
Susan Eley Fine Art
46 West 90th Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10024
Washington D.C. - May 1 to June 14
Opening: May 1, 6-9 pm
Gallery Talk: May 4, 2 pm
Kaller Fine Arts
3732 Chesapeake Street, NW Washington, DC 20016
Alexandria, VA - June 26 to August 3
Opening: June 29, 4-6 pm
201 Prince Street Alexandria, VA 22314
January 21, 2014
Second Nature, a solo exhibition by Katie St. Clair, opens Jan. 28th at the School for Natural Resources and Environment.
Due to inclement weather conditions, the opening reception and artist’s talk will be postponed until a later date. Please check http://www.snre.umich.edu/gallery for details.
Katie St. Clair is currently in her final year as an MFA candidate at the Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan.
My large scale landscapes weave layers of paint into fragmented photo collages of highly detailed images of nature. I gather these images from my natural surroundings and, most recently, from roadside locations that challenge my assumptions about where nature is most vibrantly manifested.
Drainage ditches, land between gas stations and street medians are places that breed uncertainty. They are largely ignored boundary lands, gathering the detritus of our culture into a tentative wildness. Unless we have a reason to be in these places, they are glanced over, forgotten, lost, or just never found. Children see the possibility of these places; in adulthood it takes open eyes, imagination and a willingness to explore that is rare. Every day I expand my awareness of this territory and submerge myself in experiences that inform my thinking.
In the details of my work there is a meeting place of constructed human spaces and natural environments. I complicate the interaction by cutting into the images, so it takes longer to read them. A collage is a layering of experiences, most of which are felt and not seen in their absence. Images that hold tense conversations, textures that rub shoulders, and the weaving composition that holds these complexities while also guiding direction. These choices create an atmosphere, in spatial form rather than linear understanding.
I believe that displacement shows us things we may have overlooked. The title Second/Nature derives from my process of giving these images a new space to be investigated. When we become aware of all the subtleties around us, we open our senses to a new world and ways of seeing.
January 20, 2014
Photographs by Michele Trombley (BFA 1992) are featured in the group show “Naturally Toledo”, opening at the Toledo Museum of Art’s Community Gallery on Jan. 24.
Inspired by TMA’s major international exhibition, The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden, the Community Gallery will be transformed into a sensory experience with two-dimensional and three dimensional works celebrating the natural beauty of the Toledo region.
Exhibition Dates: January 24 to April 24, 2014.
Opening Reception: Friday, January 24 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Toledo Museum of Art
2445 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH
January 20, 2014
“Animal Acts: Performing Species Today,” a collection of animal themed performance scripts with commentaries from leading scholars, co-edited by Holly Hughes and Una Chaudhuri, will be published by the University of Michigan Press on January 24th. The book features work by well known performance artists such as Rachel Rosenthal and Hughes, as well as original essays by Donna Haraway, Jill Dolan, Larry LaFontaine, and others. Co-editor Una Chaudhuri directs NYU’s program in Abu Dhabi and is one of the most prominent scholars in the field of animal studies. The Press’s website will also feature video clips of performances in excerpt that were filmed last year in the Duderstadt Studio.
January 15, 2014
Next month, thanks to the generosity of Dean Nadarajan, faculty, students, staff, and alumni will take over Chicago’s Links Hall for four nights! Each night, a different mix of music, multi-media collaboration, monologue, story telling and unclassifiable work will be showcased!
Can’t spend a week in Chicago? Come and get a sample of some of the fabulous work at the Duderstadt Video Studio this Thursday and Friday.
Thursday, January 16 - 7:00 pm:
- Corey Smith
- Emilia Javanica: “The stages of New Born Baby Poop”
- Brian Garcia
- Gabrielle DeCaro
- Sophie Goldberg
- Erica Gavan
Friday, January 17 - 7:00 pm:
- Willie Filkowski, Nola Smith, Corey Smith: “Who is Luther Burbank?”
- Carisa Bledsoe
- Melanie Manos: “Salad!”
- Amanda Krugliak: “Rockabye”
- “Off the Wall Cabaret”, Curated by Holly Hughes
Production Manager: Chantel Gaidica
Production Assistant: Rebecca Kephart
Duderstadt Crew: Jacques Mersereau and Jeff Adler
January 13, 2014
Matt Kenyon’s Notepad will be shown with works by Ai Weiwei, Mel Chin and more in State of Emergency, opening Jan. 23 in Davidson, NC.
Curated by Lia Newman, the works of art in State of Emergency depict both real and imagined disasters. The exhibition features 18 contemporary artists working in a variety of media. Artists: Ai Weiwei, Miguel Aragón, Mel Chin, Joelle Dietrick, Eben Goff, Naoya Hatakeyama, Miki Kato-Starr, Tatana Kellner, Matt Kenyon, Kate Kretz, Mario Marzan, Richard Misrach, Jason Mitcham, Matthew Picton, Robert Polidori, elin o’Hara slavick, Katherine Taylor, and Paul Villinski.
The Notepad is an act of protest and commemoration disguised as a stack of ordinary yellow legal pads. Each ruled line, when magnified, is revealed to be microprinted text enumerating the full names, dates, and locations of each Iraqi civilian death on record over the first three years of the Iraq War. A printed edition of 100 notepads, was covertly distributed to US representatives and senators, as a sort of Trojan horse, injecting transgressive data straight into the halls of power and memorializing it in official archives. SWAMP is now working on a new edition that takes into account the American incursion into Afghanistan; with the disclosure of confidential information by WikiLeaks.
State of Emergency
Opening Reception: January 23, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm
Belk Visual Arts Center, Van Every/Smith Galleries
315 N. Main St., Davidson, NC 28035
January 13, 2014
Irina Aristarkhova will be a Visiting Fellow at Tembusu College of the National University of Singapore, one of the two residential highly selective colleges at University Town. She will conduct a Fellow’s Tea on January 21st, Tuesday, to discuss her most recent work and writing projects with a group of students.
January 9, 2014
In Print, the new exhibition curated by Andy Gabrysiak at Work: Detroit, is featured in the cover story of the Metro Times Jan. 8 - 14 issue.
Working with the gallery’s director of exhibitions, Stephen Schudlich, Gabrysiak has thrown a spotlight on what he’s discovered with a show that takes a serious look at some out-there art. Visitors can expect to see a few striking pieces on the walls, of course, but there will also be display shelves of the actual self-published works, from the simple to the saddle-stitched, that the public is invited to touch, feel, peruse, even smell.
In Print: The Art of Zines - Metro Times
January 8, 2014
Parisa Ghaderi (MFA 2014) is featured in in “A ‘Womanhouse’ or a Roaming House?”, on display at NYC’s A.I.R gallery from Jan. 9 – Feb. 2.
A ‘Womanhouse’ or a Roaming House? ‘A Room of One’s Own’ Today revisits the requisite territory for artistic production by women visual artists suggested by Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own and articulated at Womanhouse in Los Angeles in 1972. As many around the world are considering reviving the model of the commons as an alternative to global capitalism’s privatization of the social, and as local geographies compete with global identities, this exhibition considers the following questions: What is the room today? Who occupies it? What is the space necessary for an artist to make art in and for whom? Rather than a “Womanhouse” ought we now envision a Rooming House or a Roaming House?
“A ‘Womanhouse’ or a Roaming House?”
January 9 – February 2, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 9, 2014, 6-9pm
Video Screening: Saturday, January, 18th, 2014, 3-5:30pm
Panel Discussion: Saturday, February 1st 2014, 4-6pm
January 8, 2014
Bernadette Witzack‘s (MFA 2013) painting “We Can’t Hide Our Asses” was chosen for the National Wet Paint MFA Biennial 2014 Exhibition, an outlook and an overview of emerging artists across the United States currently working in the medium of painting. The National Wet Paint MFA Exhibition consists of 46 paintings representing some of the top MFA programs in the country. Artists were selected from a national call which resulted in over 600 submissions.
National Wet Paint MFA Biennial 2014 Exhibition
January 13 to February 15, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, January 17, 2014 7 - 10 pm
Admission is free and open to the public
Zhou B Art Center
1029 W. 35th Street Chicago, IL 60609