Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sean Pearson Opens His Show at Crossley Gallery: Frontier Farm, Kazakh Motorbike Malfunction (Farm)

Sean Pearson's statement:  

"There is no longer any area of the world that has been left unincorporated and unassimilated by 'late capitalism.' Today, there is no more 'new'; there is no more frontier. There is now a post frontier - a hologram frontier - the idea of the frontier in images that you can access at a local library just outside Helena, Montana. All there is left for social, cultural, and academic navigation is not so much about emptiness, it is about what has already been navigated. It is about re-pioneering and remixing. A theme in my work is imagery such as farms, frontiers, steppes, valleys and plateaus that can manifest a simulated notion of the open range."

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Studying & Creating art in Antwerp, Belgium.

E. Dannielle Slaughter will be giving a talk on Friday, at 11:30 in the Crossley Gallery about her experiences studying & creating art in Antwerp, Belgium last semester.  Students who are interested in studying in Antwerp next spring should attend.  Beverages & pizza will be served.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hotlava & Bier-Featuring the work of Treavor Rennick, Rachel Robbins & Dannielle Slaugher .

Treavor Rennick and Rachel Robbins spent the spring of 2010 studying at the New York Studio Residency Program in Brooklyn, New York.  During the semester, Treavor primarily made drawings on paper.  His drawings feature a series of hairy spacecrafts and ghoulish characters.  Rachel made audio installations that consist of candid and edited recordings.  She also produced sculptures using found electronic parts.  Her series of sculptures become a part of the installation.

Danielle Slaughter spent her spring semester studying in Antwerp, Belgium. The way in which she approaches her work often comes from humor and play with the tangible. Content is clarified by, and is a result of, collecting information and experimentation with material. Her body of work is made up of both abstract and recognizable imagery from the world around her. "My work is made up of unrestrained realities that attempt to make the incompatible compatible. Asking myself, for example, what physically needs to be altered or kept the same when putting a photograph into a painting or turning a painting into a sculpture?"