Wednesday, January 30, 2008

VCU invades Ojai

Amy Chan, Brooke Inman, Jessica Langley, Theresa Marchetta, Carmen Mcleod,
Valerie Molar, Monica Palma, Alexis Semter
The gallery will host an opening reception on Saturday, February 2, 5 – 7 pm.

How did it happen? Eight out of eight. All women. Whatever the reasons, the current MFA candidates at Virginia Commonwealth University constitute a welcome inversion of the typically male dominated art and academic worlds. One thing is certain: it was not the result of affirmative action; the strongest applicants just happened to be female. Nor is it all that surprising, considering the proliferation of women artists making some of the best work today. What sets this group apart, especially with the current climate of dog-eat-dog competition, is the manner in which they behave as a unit, an old-school gang, despite their diverse backgrounds and points of view. Amid their individual triumphs and adversities, they embrace each other to move forward collectively, revealing a profound sensitivity to the issues and concerns of the world around them. Each of their contributions stands squarely on its own, but the collective exhibition of their work demonstrates how entire creative communities come into being and flourish: with the right combination of talent and luck. The fact that they are all women merely makes this transformation more vivid.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Penelope Gottlieb

Penelope Gottlieb will have work in "Blown Away" at Krannert
Art Museum. "Blown Away" features work in a variety of media by artists
who address the character, meaning, and implications of explosions-
from the intensity of an impending event to the sensation of the
release and the reverberations of the ensuing shockwaves.

Curators: Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox

The show will run from January 25 - March 30, 2008
An opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 24th, 6-8pm

Krannert Art Museum
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
500 East Peabody Drive
Champaign, Illinois 61820

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Amir H. Fallah

Amir H. Fallah will have multiple works in an, The Aerials of Sublime Transscapes, at Lokaal 01.

Artists: Berlinde De Bruyckere, Peter Buggenhout, Nogah Engler, Bracha Ettinger, Amir H. Fallah, Ori Gersht, Anita Hrnic, Amal Kenawy, Marilou van Lierop, Maryam Najd
Jakrawal Nilthamrong, Alda Snopek, Pé Vermeersch, Johan De Wilde

Curator: Sofie Van Loo
in corporation with Lokaal 01

Opening: february 15th, 8pm

15 februari-22 maart 2008
Lokaal 01
Kloosterlaan 138
4811EE Breda