Visual Artists Network - 2012 Catalog is now available.
With an introduction by VAN program specialist Alec De León, the new VAN catalog features three artist interviews (De León/Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Shelly Spector/Theaster Gates, and Steve Lambert/Emily Bivens), thirteen project profiles from the VAN Partners across the country, and 122 pages of handsome full-color photographs of artists' work.
Pages 86-97 feature text and images about my residencies and installations that were supported by VAN: Event Horizon at Women and Their Work Gallery in Austin, Texas and Singularity at the Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Download a free pdf copy or order a soft-bound copy fromAmazon.com.
VAN is supported in part by the Ford, Andy Warhol and Joan Mitchell Foundations.
This summer, I will be installing in South Bend, Indiana in the Biennial 27: A Window into Contemporary Art in the Midwest at the South Bend Museum of Art. The juror for Biennial 27 was Lisa D. Freiman, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art. There will be a reception for the exhibition on August 2, 5:00-7:30pm.
This 27th incarnation, the South Bend Museum of Art’s all media Biennial 27 presents a diverse look into contemporary artwork made by artists living in the Midwest. Open to artists residing in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin, this exhibition is an up-to-date dialogue of art happening in our own backyard. From hundreds of submitting artists, only eleven were selected by juror Lisa D. Freiman, Senior Curator and Chair of the Department of Contemporary Art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN. The pool of exhibiting artists is deliberately limited to allow for the showing of a greater body of work by each artist.
The following artists were selected by Freiman from a pool of 230 submitting artists:
- Leticia Bajuyo (sculpture and installation) of Madison, Indiana
- Terrence Campagna (photography) of Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Derek Coté (sculpture and installation) of Grosse Pointe, Michigan
- Meredith Foster (drawing and photography) of Urbana, Illinois
- Margaret Leininger (fiber) of Oak Park, Illinois
- Kylie Lockwood (sculpture) of Detroit, Michigan
- Cherith Lundin (drawing and sculpture) of Wheaton, Illinois
- David Masters (painting) of Cleveland, Ohio
- Todd Reed (painting) of Bolingbrook, Illinois
- Amanda Smith (painting) of Bloomington, Indiana
- Maxwell Stolkin (sculpture and installation) of Mooresville, Indiana
Review of the show: Evan Gillespie, "'Biennial' paints exuberant portrait," South Bend Tribune, August 1, 2013.
For this exhibition, I will be installing a new pair of sculptures and a recent series of graphite drawings that were inspired by wormholes. These new drawings were made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
June 27 - September 1, 2013
The 7 Borders
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
Opening to the public on Saturday, June 29th, a group exhibition titled The 7 Borders at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft will feature a variety of artworks inspired by and about living in the midwest. For this exhibition, I will be installing Pre-fab(ulous) Environments with new elements designed for this show. On Saturday, August 31st, at 1pm, I will be joining designer Mark Moskovitz to present lectures at a closing reception
An article about the show: Elizabeth Kramer, "KMAC's new Exhibit takes a regional approach to art," Louisville Courier Journal, June 30, 2013
Review of the show: Chelsea Gifford, "The 7 Borders exhibition at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft," ÆQAI, August 2, 2013
Erin Keane, Arts and Humanities reporter for Louisville NPR station WFPL, wrote about Pre-fab(ulous) Environments and included highlights from the interview on WFPL. Erin Keane reports on the issues, trends, people and events that impact Louisville's arts landscape. 'Happiness, at a Cost': Art in the Fly-Over States at KMAC's 'The 7 Borders' Exhibit, ARTCRAFT, August 28, 2013
April 5 - May 18, 2013
Let's Talk About Love Baby
Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art
In 2009, Chido Johnson started an art book exhibition titled Let's Talk About Love Baby which is currently on exhibit in Chelsea, New York at Printed Matter, February 14th to March 14th. The next stop for the Love Library is this April in Indianapolis at iMOCA. For this upcoming venue, Chido has asked me to be the Love Librarian. Chido's website for Let's Talk About Love Baby catalogues the 250+ Love Books including mine titled Unforgettable.
April 1 - 26, 2013
West Street Art Center in Madison, Indiana
This spring, I will be in a two-person exhibition titled Singularities with Richard James at the West Street Art Center in Madison, Indiana. My artworks on exhibit will include recent graphite drawings and a site-specific CD installation titled Ad infinitum. The exhibition will conclude with a reception on Friday, April 26th, 6-9pm.
This new series of drawings was made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
March 7, 2013
Thank you Inhabitat for including my CD installations on your site.
"Inhabitat.com is a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future."
February 14, 2013
Event Horizon has been included on Sweet Station.
"Sweet Station is a NY/NJ based website with a steady stream of posts on art, architecture, advertising, photography, product design, and graphics."
January 14, 2013
VVIEU, fashion and style website based in Taiwan, has included Event Horizon on its site. "Through an international scope, VVIEU exclusively shares aesthetic details in life and acts as an influential guide in Asia."
July 2012 - June 2013
To support the production of a new series of artworks, I have been awarded an Individual Artist Program grant for 2013 from the Indiana Arts Commission. This new work will be featured in a two-person exhibition April of 2013 at the West Street Art Center in Madison, Indiana