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Nashville International Airport, Nashville, Tennessee
March 2017 - January 2018
Donated CD and DVD discs, Monofilament, Cable ties, Aluminum, Stainless steel cable, and hardware.
Titled Lift, this installation has been designed for the skylights at the Nashville International Airport. Inspired by landfills and black holes, the form will be similar to looking across a flat bed of water with a whirlpool drawing all the surrounding water into itself; however, the emphasis of this sculpture would be a vortex that is pulling all the memory discs upward like a black hole in space.
PROJECT 18: NATURALL
Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky
June 2- August 19, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday June 2 | 6-9 pm
Artist + Curator Talks: Thursday June 29 | 6-7 pm and Friday August 18 | 6-7 pm
Thank you to Karen Gillenwater for curating and including my artwork in Project 18: Naturall. I look forward to this four-person exhibition with Ezra Kellerman, Claire Pope, and Rachel Singel this summer at Zephyr Gallery in Louisville, Kentucky.
Zephyr Gallery is a multidisciplinary exhibition space located in the East Market Street Business District of downtown Louisville, Kentucky. The mission of Zephyr Gallery is to serve as a platform to incubate, advocate, and facilitate innovative ideas in art and artistic practices in the region. In 2014, Zephyr launched an ongoing Project series with curated proposal-based exhibitions as well as collaborations with universities, colleges, and cultural institutions.
August 5 – September 10, 2017
ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, Georgia
For this upcoming solo exhibition I will be creating a site specific installation for ATHICA. I am presently collecting materials for this upcoming project. Please contact me if you have any donations or would be interested in participating as I collect discs, electronic, and analog media. firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art is an independent, non-profit gallery promoting and supporting innovative contemporary art and artists through exhibitions, education, and events. ATHICA is committed to the local art community and to bringing in national and international contemporary artists of all media.
August 5 – September 10, 2017
Piedmont College, Demorest, Georgia
For this upcoming solo exhibition I will be creating a CD installation in the campus gallery of Piedmont College. I look forward to designing in response to this gallery with large windows facing campus and high ceiling. Please contact me if you have any donations as I collect discs, electronic, and analog media or would be interested in participating on the installation team. email@example.com.
I am looking forward this installation and to continuing to work with Rebecca Brantley. Piedmont College dedicates itself to the transformative power of education through reciprocal learning, the development of compassionate leaders, and the stewardship of our local and global communities.
October 24 – November 17, 2017
Texas A&M University - Commerce, Texas
Titled Sugar Coated, this upcoming solo exhibition at Texas A&M Commerce will feature Gaze-bo(ught) and Pre-fab(ulous) as well as works from Exurban and Naturall. It has been great getting to work with Chris Blackhurst, the University Exhibitions Coordinator at TAMUC in Commerce, Texas.
Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 at 6pm
21C Museum Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky
21C Museum Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky will be holding an Information Session about ArtPrize and the Pitch Night grant program.
As the winner of the 2016 Pitch Night held at 21c Louisville, I will presenting about my experience and share tips for artists interested in presenting their work at ArtPrize and applying for Pitch Night.
For 2017, there will be six Pitch Night cities.
PYRO Art Gallery, Louisville presents:
ENID - Generations of Women Sculptors
Exhibition Dates: April 13th – May 27th
Opening Reception on Friday, April 14th from 6-9 pm
I am honored to be a member of this organization and I am looking forward to being part of this group exhibition.
PYRO Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of ENID, Generations of Women Sculptors, a group exhibition featuring the artwork of the Louisville, Kentucky-based collective of female sculptors. The name is taken from the first recognized female sculptor from Louisville, Enid Yandell.
ENID formed in 1998 and has collectively shown in the region since that time. Their ages range from 33-95 with members having different levels and various degrees; from self-taught sculptors- to those with graduate degrees, from those who have remained steadfast to sculpture - to those who have ventured into other mediums. The common thread is their support for each other as artists.
Eighteen members of ENID will be featured in this exhibition including: Leticia Bajuyo, Gayle Cerlan, Caren Cunningham, Jeanne Dueber, Linda Erzinger, Ewing Fahey, Sarah Frederick, Fran Kratzok, Valerie Sullivan Fuchs, Mary Dennis Kannapell, Paula Keppie, Shawn Marshall, Suzanne Mitchell, Joyce Ogden, Jacque Parsley, Emily Schuhmann, Gloria Wachtel, and Melinda Walters.
Enid Yandell (1869-1924) represents a timeless tale of strength and persistence against the odds. Her success as a professional sculptor at the turn of the twentieth century is particularly impressive on many levels. Despite her gender, Yandell achieved great recognition through major projects and commissions in cities like Chicago and Paris and ultimately was accepted into the National Sculpture Society. Her brazen attitude and bold professional approach is perhaps best captured in her creation of Pallas Athena, a 30-foot-tall plaster sculpture of the Greek goddess that was presented in the Parthenon reconstruction for the Nashville Biennial in 1897. Although this piece has since been destroyed, her legacy lives on locally through two iconic Louisville sculptures: Hogan's Fountain and the portrait of Daniel Boone. Her story, both interesting and inspiring, should be a staple of art and local history.
April 5-8, 2017
National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices (NCCCIAP), Birmingham, Alabama
For the upcoming Iron Conference, I am honored to get to be one of the presenters for 20 X 20 PRESENTATIONS during the conference. The title of my talk will be: Pieces of the Pie.
The conference theme is: In Iron We Rust
When you walk onto the grounds at Sloss Furnaces, you immediately feel the looming weight of history towering overhead. Upon closer inspection though, you’ll see those massive and intimidating structures of our industrial past have decayed. Their age and obsolescence is ever-present in beautiful monochromatic streaks. With iron, rust is the physical display of transformation. It often evokes the negative – a weakening through deterioration. However, this verdict relies on a determination of worth. Such judgment inherently values the new, the unchanged, the pristine over that which might be worn, battered, calloused - without considering the merit of storied experience. Every two years we gather at Sloss for good reason.
Great Meadows Foundation, Louisville, Kentucky
I am honored to be a recipient of a Great Meadows Foundation Artist Professional Development Grant. Thanks to the financial support and generosity of Al Shands and the Great Meadows Foundation in Louisville, Kentucky, I am looking forward to this special professional development opportunity and to being able travel to the 57th Venice Biennale 2017 and Documenta 14!
February 10, 2017
Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas
Random Bits of Unknown Significance will be on display during the 2017 Mix 'n' Mash exhibition. Thank you to the Mexic-Arte Museum and especially Sylvia Orozco for the invitation to be a part of this special event.
January 26- February 16, 2017
Louisiana Tech University School of Design
Exurban: Yard Cubes and Exurban: Preserved Blue Skies will be on exhibit at the 4th Louisiana Biennial: National Juried Exhibition, Louisiana Tech University School of Design, Ruston, Louisiana
Juror: Rachel Cook, Curator of DiverseWorks in Houston, TX.
March 2016 - May 2018
Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
Event Horizons, 2016
This public art installation was commissioned to be part of the Indiana State Museum's celebration of the bicentennial celebration of the state. For museum's entryway, I designed and created a site-specific installation comprised of 12,000 community collected used CD’s and DVD’s with color changing LED lights. Titled Event Horizons for the series of five vortex openings in the curved wall, this installation covers 15 ft H x 60 ft L west wall on the first floor.
Amplitude II - October 15, 2016 – June, 2017
Ad Infinitum II - October 15, 2016 – January 7, 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico
I am honored to be one of the ten artists selected for the upcoming special group exhibition titled: DECADE. In celebration of 516 ARTS 10th anniversary, this group exhibition and series of off-site projects draws from the diverse local, national and international artists they have worked with since 516 ARTS opened.
For DECADE, I created two installations:
Amplitude II - a silent, suspended CD/DVD sculpture at the Tony Hillerman Library.
Ad Infinitum II - a suspended CD/DVD installation with a Theremin in 516 ARTS