Archives for April 2009
By coincidence and good luck I will be concurrently in three shows next month, though the overlap will be just two days. They are:
Material Afterlife at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, MI from April 10 through August 8, 2009
The Sky’s the Limit at the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, CT from April 10 through May 15, 2009
Bubble and Squeak at Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, PA from May 14 through June 20, 2009
Here is the press release from Rebekah Templeton:
c o n t e m p o r a r y a r t
173 W. Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art is pleased to announce Bubble and Squeak, a group exhibition highlighting the work of first year Master of Fine Arts students Fritz Horstman, Jennifer Jones-O’Neil, Jiwon Lee, Heather Ramsdale and Leigh Van Duzer, some of the Mid-Atlantic region’s most promising emerging artists. The title references a classic English dish that is made from leftovers and scraps.
Fritz Horstman uses discarded shipping crates to form a dialogue about the human perception of nature. By cutting out a hole, in which the viewer is enticed to place their head, Horstman illuminates an interior space full of images of stars. Using elements of camera obscura, Horstman envelopes the viewer in a private world of light and image.
Jennifer Jones-O’Neil is a photographer exploring ideas of abstraction, flattening and altering by using color fields that are created analogously and digitally. Infused with elements of the absurd, Jones-O’Neil’s photographs highlight the alienation we can experience from consistently being bombarded with mass amounts of information.
Jiwon Lee’s carbon paper drawings jumble multiple images together to create a mass of circumstances and marks. Lee’s fragments are mashed together giving the drawing the power to create something new and unpredictable in the mind of the viewer and outside the complete control of the artist.
Using common construction materials, Heather Ramsdale’s work challenges our notions of our private spaces. Ramsdale inverts the organization of domesticity by reorganizing the materials we encounter during everyday life, exposing the space within structures.
Leigh Van Duzer’s photographs detail an interior space rich with narrative and engorged with structural decay. Her photographs deal with the detritus of human activity. Van Duzer’s recent series involves photographing a bankrupt video store as a ‘container of history’.
Bubble and Squeak opens on Thursday, May 14, 2009 with an opening reception from 6-9 pm. The exhibition includes drawing, photography, sculpture and installation. The show closes on Saturday, June 20, 2009.
Apr 30, 2009