Come by the open studio at Floodwall Studio (2 Manchester) and say hello!
Come by the open studio at Floodwall Studio (2 Manchester) and say hello!
The Nothing That Is: A drawing show in 5 parts. V2
I'm happy to be a part of the second iteration of this show at the Carnegie in the Cincinnati area.
The Carnegie’s 2016-17 Gallery Season continues with The Nothing That Is: A Drawing Show in Five Parts running March 10 through April 15, 2017. The exhibition will kick off with an opening reception on Friday, March 10 featuring a gallery talk led by Carnegie Exhibitions Director Matt Distel and curator Bill Thelen.
THE NOTHING THAT IS
The Nothing That Is presents an exhibition in five parts about drawing, curated in collaboration with Bill Thelen, an artist, curator and educator based in Raleigh, NC. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and he operates the influential and ambitious Lump Gallery in Raleigh.
The exhibition, featuring works by more than 90 artists, will combine artists of national and international stature alongside works by artists based in this region. The various sections of the exhibition will explore the practice of drawing from the very traditional to conceptual practices to community-based activity. A previous iteration of this exhibition was presented at CAM-Raleigh.
Menagerie - Amelia Center Gallery
Panama City, FL
The Visual & Performing Arts Division of Gulf Coast State College presents Menagerie, a group exhibition featuring work by Adam Doyle, Katherine Gallagher, Amy Guidry, Laurie Hogin, Gabriel Lovejoy, Chris Musina, and Kevin Taylor.
A menagerie was a collection of exotic animals from around the world that were kept for display and entertainment, and were especially popular in European courts of seventeenth and eighteenth century. In art, animals have long been used as a vehicle to explore our relationship to each other, our environment, and ourselves. The artists in the exhibit fully embrace this tradition and use animal imagery to address a wide range of topics from environmental concerns, to societal constructs, to self-examination, to pure celebration of nature. Just like the menageries of the past this exhibit brings together a collection of fantastic beasts, however this time they are more than just mere curiosities. The specimens here ask us to think, they ask us to feel, they ask us to take action.
The exhibit will run from February 3 to March 3, with an opening reception on the evening of February 3, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The work will be on display in the Amelia Center Gallery (Room 112).
Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please contact Pavel Amromin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 850-872-3886.
Just Another Animal...
I will be showing new drawings and paintings at Lump for the month of October. The work looks at animals (of course), specifically delving further into the human animal.
Come by the opening this Friday Oct. 7th if you are in town!
Look for my work as a part of RadeoFlyer: Artists Reimagine the flyer.
From August on the works will be played in public spaces in NY and LA and a gallery show will be up in LA at DAC Gallery Jan 13th - Feb 12th.
I'm happy to announce that I'll be teaching painting and drawing as assistant professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA starting this fall.
I currently have a piece up in Raleigh at Lump Gallery for the 20th anniversary show "Arise! Bald Man! King of Hair People".
Stop by and check t out if you're in the area.
Puffin Foundation Grant
I am the proud recipient of a Puffin Foundation Grant.
A bit about the grant:
The Puffin Foundation Ltd. has sought to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy.
Keep an eye out for the forthcoming project this grant is funding.
The Nothing That Is - A Drawing Show in 5 Parts / Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh
I have a solo show of drawings up at the CAM Raleigh For the month of July.
As a part of this show I will have available a limited edition zine, available for free and made possible by a career opportunity grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.
Both the zine and the show are titled "We're All Here and We're All Going to Die"
I recently participated in an open call for artists at Greenhill Gallery http://www.greenhillnc.org/
You can watch it (minus the following Q & A) on their youtube channel.
The ColArt Collection in Montreal, which focuses on emerging Canadian artists just added Tiger Head, in a Box to their collection. I'm honored.
I will be presenting my work, and lecturing on its role in the culture of animals at this years ICAS conference at Rice University.
Some info about the conference:
The 13th Annual North American Conference for Critical Animal Studies is being held at Rice University in Houston, TX April 11th – 13th, 2014. About 350-400 national and international scholars, activists, and scholar-activists generally attend this conference each year. This conference merges academic and activist insight, with presentations from scholar-activists and grassroots organizers alike
I will be showing in a group show of small works at Hellion Gallery in Portland curated by the wonderful folks at Antler Gallery .
Collaborative & companion works by: Allison Sommers & Nicomi Nix Turner
John Casey & Susannah Kelly, Ben Kehoe & Jon MacNair, Frank Gonzales & April Coppini, Julianna Menna & Jason Borders Douglas Miller & Neil M. Perry, Ferris Plock & Kelly Tunstall,
Syd Bee & Matt Linares, Kathleen Lolley & Julianna Swaney, Masako Miki & Laura Jean Graham
“Unnatural Histories” & “Brink” group shows in miniature: Lisa Ericson • Heiko Müller
Annie Owens • Josh Keyes • Siolo Thompson • Susannah Kelly • Vanessa Foley • Chris Musina
Neil M. Perry • Brin Levinson • Ashley Mackenzie • Wes Younie
Check out my essay titled "Towards a New Animism" along with images of my work in the newest edition of Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture available as pdf download at antennae.org.uk
pp 5-10 and back cover
ANTENNAE's SECOND INSTALLMENT ON PAINTING IS NOW ONLINE:
This and the previous issue of Antennae have been entirely dedicated to the practice of painting. The aim of this exploration is not that of attempting to draw conclusions on the matter of animal representation through the medium of painting itself, but to focus on the specificities of the medium in order to understand how they can aid, address, envision or suggest new human-animal relations. In the case of painting, both issues do not present a conceptualised selection of contributions but instead aim at maintaining a very open mind about the intricacies that painting animals may unveil. Resisting a thematic curatorial approach, both issues, however provide a departure from classical representational tropes in which the non-human has for centuries been symbolically objectified. How objectification is prevented, exploited, or subverted in panting is something the selected works and texts featured in these installments aim at mapping.
As per usual, this is a very rich issue gathering a number of contributions from established and emerging academics, researchers, curators and artists. Special thanks go to all those who have contributed to the making of this ambitious project.
Editor in Chief of Antennae Project
Lecturer in Visual Culture:
Queen Mary University of London
Sotheby's Institute of Art
Antennae is a quarterly experimental, academic, peer-reviewed publication which broadens the debate on subjects such as animal and environment in Visual Culture. We take an eclectic editorial approach bringing together academic essays, fiction, feature articles, interviews and the use of high quality images. We aim to encourage contributors to engage in creative approaches that may not fit within the requirements of standard academic journals. Antennae has become a point of reference for academics, art connoisseurs, enthusiasts, artists, animal lovers, curators and students.
My work is featured in New American Paintings #106 juried by Miranda Lash, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, New Orleans Museum of Art.
I also have the honor of being Juror's Noteworthy Pick.
(A huge thanks goes out to Miranda Lash!)
This issue should be on newsstands now.
I am the proud recipient of a 2013 Culture & Animals Foundation Grant.
This is a meaningful recognition, as my work deals explicitly in the realm of animal studies, with the purpose of engaging the audience with human/animal relationships as they are expressed (often violently) within human culture.
From the website cultureandanimals.org:
Culture & Animals Foundation (CAF) seeks to expand humankind’s understanding and appreciation of other animals, improving the ways in which they are treated in today’s society.
With philosopher Tom Regan at its helm, it was only natural that CAF would look to intellectual and creative pursuits to achieve this goal, fostering dialogue and rigorous exploration of contemporary animal issues.
By appealing to individual intellect, creativity and compassion, CAF believes we can awaken people to the plight and grandeur of kindred animals–and ultimately build a deeper understanding of human-animal relationships and a greater respect for basic animal rights.