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Gallery 808: 1st & 2nd Year Mfa Exhibition


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First and second year MFA students at Carnegie Mellon University present new work in “Gallery 808” a month-long pop-up gallery at 808 Ivy Street in Shadyside. February 12 – March 19 New art opening every Thursday at 5:00pm Critiques 6:30-9:30pm w special guests All events are free and open to the public #Gallery808 Artists: Daniel Allende, Kevin Brophy, Zhiwan Cheung, Brittany DeNigris, Jamie Dickerson, Nima Dehghani, Hannah Epstein, Ada-Scarlett Hopper, Jesse Kauppila, Tucker Marder, Adam Milner, Daniel Pillis, Moses Williams. Guest critics: Arif Khan, Tyler McPhee, April Friges, Adam Frelin, Ethan Murrow. ******SCHEDULE******* FEB 12 – HANNAH EPSTEIN & JESSE KAUPPILA / guest critic: ARIF KHAN (Curator, WV) “The rules of the game interpreted and repurposed. Served back with an invitation to creative participation in absurdity.” – Hannah "My work explores the material and metaphoric use of reticulating patterns. It is the artistic side of a curatorial project on display throughout this semester at the Posner Center on Carnegie Mellon’s campus." - Jesse ...................................... FEB 19 – MOSES WILLIAMS, ADA-SCARLETT HOPPER, TUCKER MARDER / guest critic: TYLER MCPHEE (Artist, NYC) “The breadth of affectual and bodily experience, as a sense-body, is considered in sculpture and installation. Posing questions as to our understanding of the world and the complex forces that make it present, familiar, and identifiable.” – Moses “Through various media, most currently those of sculpture, performance, and photography; I allow my diverse background in medicine, dance, and the visual arts to explore many philosophical and physical issues relevant to understanding the vast spaces between extremes." – Ada “Come see a panoply of fragile global warming jokes on ice! What do a duck in a frying pan and an elephant wearing sunglasses have in common?” – Tucker ...................................... FEB 26 – DANIEL PILLIS & ZHIWAN CHEUNG / guest critic: APRIL FRIGES (Artist, PGH) “I specialize in synthetic and virtual experiences, particularly concerned with issues of compression, representation and abstraction. My new work remixes Nils Baricelli's early experiments with artificial intelligence with E.M. Forester's 1909 allegory for the future "The Machine Stops" blending both into an interactive narrative about the history of computer graphics.” – Daniel “My practice consists of creating a psychological ping-pong between fluctuating states of identity, from a non-state to an in-between-state. I attempt to put the viewer in the same perceptual and conceptual spiral of the cultural liminal state within an invisible, borderless realm.” – Zhiwan ...................................... MAR 5 – ADAM MILNER, KEVIN BROPHY, DANIEL ALLENDE / guest critic: ADAM FRELIN (Artist, NYC) “I use a variety methods to intimately and rigorously document my private life. Through these performances, texts, and collections, I research methods of interpersonal exchange.” – Adam “I’m a multidisciplinary artist who questions and critiques, often in a satirical and self-implicating way, the dynamics of power structures. The meeting of contradictions is a forever-interest: powerful and impotent, serious and funny, glamorous and mundane, consumer and producer, and so on.” – Kevin “I collage social and functional systems to correlate themes in unconventional pairings - frequently working in collaboration with many disciplines to create projects that blur the boundaries of art with science, activism, technology and theater.” – Daniel ...................................... MAR 19 – JAMIE DICKERSON, BRIATTANY DENIGIRIS, NIMA, DEHGHANI guest critic: ETHAN MURROW (Artist, MA) “As a multi-disciplinary artist, I use a variety of media in my exploration of post-internet identity: manifesting as installations, interactive sound pieces, videos, sculptures and performances. They always begin from a psychologically driven space and often suggest the self as lost or in transition.” – Jamie “I composed the following lines walking on an asphalt road ‘picking up a worm/ I wondered where is the hand/ lifting me to shade’. I am currently employed constructing meaning from the structure of this poem.” - Brittany “#Social #Confusion #Media #Human #Man #Woman #Stuck #Long #Dark #Hard #Distance #Virtual #Life #Lives #Among #Loneliness #Crypt #Fear #Transformation #Photo #Video #Installation #Interaction #Distraction #Construction #De #Repetition #Nothing #Empty #Ego #Echo #Five_days_Ago” – Nima ******GUEST CRITICS****** ARIF KHAN is the Mary Price Ratrie Curator of Art at the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences and moved to Charleston, WV in August 2011. Prior to working at the Clay Center, Arif was Gallery Director at Tamarind Institute, a world-renowned fine art lithography workshop offering educational programs and a professional collaborative studio for artists, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He also served as Curator of the Governor's Gallery, New Mexico Museum of Art, in Santa Fe. Arif holds a BA in History from Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin; MA in American Studies from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; and an MA in Art Business from the Sotheby's Institute, London, UK. In 2012 completed The Getty Leadership Institute "Museum Leaders: The Next Generation (NextGen)" training program. TYLER MCPHEE is a New York-based artist working across sculpture, photography, and video. Recently, his work has been exhibited at Napoleon, Philadelphia; Jekyll & Hyde, Chicago; MoMAStudio, New York City; MassMoCA, North Adams, MA, and the Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA. In 2011, he was a resident at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He holds an MFA in Sculpture from Syracuse University and a BA in Philosophy and New Media from the University of Maine. Tyler has received awards and fellowships from the Lighthouseworks, Fisher’s Island, New York; Mildred’s Lane, Beach Lake, PA; Skulpturenpark Berlin_zentrum, Berlin, Germany; the John Kittredge Foundation; and the United States Department of Education. APRIL FRIGES, Born in Cleveland OH, is a multidisciplinary artist and educator whose practice engages photographic conventions and creates alternate methods by blurring the boundaries of digital and analog media. In her most recent work, Spectator, she addresses the medium of photography and its classification as a two-dimensional art form. Friges received her MFA from The University of California, Ïrving. Her work has been shown in galleries and museums such as LAXART, Los Angeles; Autonomie, Los Angeles; The Spencer Museum of Art; The Printed Matter; MOCAD; Sculpture X; ForYourArt; and 20 Jay St. She is currently the Assistant Professor of Photography at Point Park University. ADAM FRELIN has shown widely at venues such as The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Getty Research Institute, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, and Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. He has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Gateway Foundation, and College Art Association. Frelin has completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, MacDowell Colony, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Ucross Foundation, Helsinki International Artists Program, Youkobo Art Space, and Fine Arts Work Center, among others. He has published two books of photography and has had several public artworks commissioned throughout the world. He received a BFA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and an MFA University of California, San Diego. Currently he is an Associate Professor of art at the SUNY University at Albany, and lives in Troy, NY. ETHAN MURROW received his B.A. from Carleton College and his M.F.A from The University of North Carolina. He shows his drawing, video and film work nationally and internationally. Recent solo shows include La Galerie Particulière in Paris and Winston Wachter Fine Art in New York City. Upcoming exhibitions include Slete Gallery in Los Angeles and Galerie Foucher Foucher in Brussels. Ethan recently participated in the DeCorodva Museum’s 2013 Biennial and had his first solo museum show at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences. His film project “Dust” with Harvest Films and wife Vita Weinstein Murrow was an official selection of the 2008 New York Film Festival. Vita and Ethan frequently work together on video, film, print and publishing projects. Murrow received the Excellence in teaching award at SMFA in 2011.


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