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Matt Kenyon: RT Interview

February 5, 2016

Stamps Associate Professor Matt Kenyon was recently on RT’s Watching the Hawks in a wide-ranging interview on his work, including Notepad and Giant Pool of Money.

A Giant Pool of Money w/ Matt Kenyon | YouTube

Terry Braunstein: Career-Spanning Museum Exhibition

February 5, 2016

Terry Braunstein (BFA 1964) is featured in a career-spanning exhibition at the Long Beach Museum of Art. The exhibition features nearly 100 pieces of Braunstein’s work taken from various points in her roughly 40-year career. The majority of the work being featured is Braunstein’s collage work, in which she brilliantly uses a culling and clipping technique – a form receiving new appreciation in today’s digital age. Other work being featured includes assemblage sculptures, models, and photographic prints as well as copies of her original artists books.

Throughout her career, Braunstein has engaged with photography, painting, mosaic, printmaking, stone, stell, brass, public art, performance, site-specific sculpture, and video. With roots in Surrealism, European modernism, and mid-century American assemblage, Braunstein constructs congruity from separate images that can only be seen in the imagination or dreams.

The exhibition runs through February 14, 2016.

To learn more, visit: http://lbma.org/calendar/?mc_id=6557 or http://terrybraunstein.com/tb/

Terry Braunstein: Career-Spanning Museum Exhibition

Nancy Lorenz Exhibits at Pierre Marie Giraud

February 5, 2016

Nancy Lorenz (BFA 1985) will have her work exhibited at Pierre Marie Giraud from February 5 – March 5, 2016. Lorenz combines Post-War abstraction with materials from traditional Asian art. She lived in Tokyo for 5 years, where she gained an appreciation for materials such as mother-of-pearl inlay, lacquer, and Gold Leaf. After living in Japan, Lorenz earned a BFA in in Painting and Printmaking at the University of Michigan. She now lives and works in New York City. Her exhibit at Pierre Marie Giraud is titled “Boxes and Screens.” It features many of her pieces, including paulownia boxes covered in pigment, metal leaf, and aqua resin, as well as some covered in glass, mother-of-pearl inlay, and lacquer.

Pierre Marie Giraud is a gallery that specializes in unique pieces by international artists focusing in ceramics, glass and silver. Named for Pierre Maria Giraud, who is known worldwide for his expertise in ceramics, the gallery was founded in Brussels in 2005 and is housed in a nineteenth-century townhouse.

Pierre Marie Giraud
7, rue de Praetere, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Hours: 11 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 6 pm, Tuesday – Saturday

Nancy Lorenz Exhibits at Pierre Marie Giraud

Sharron Pollack Exhibits at Bonsack Gallery

February 4, 2016

Planting(s), an exhibition of work by Sharron Pollack (BFA 1971, MFA 1973) opens at the Bonsack Gallery in St. Louis on February 12. Pollack uses intaglio, relief and digital printing processes, as well as 19th-century nature printing to express her admiration of texture, structure, and growth patterns of plants, representing a connection between plants and cultural signifiers of happiness and lamentations.

Pollack is an Associate Professor of Studio Art at St. Louis University where she teaches Drawing and Printmaking. She received her BFA and MFA at the University of Michigan, and previously taught art education before working at St. Louis University.

Planting(s)
Exhibition Dates: February 12 – April 6, 2016
Artist’s reception: Friday, February 12, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Bonsack Gallery: John Burroughs School, 755 South Price Road, St. Louis, MO 63124
Gallery hours: 8 am - 5 pm on weekdays.

Sharron Pollack Exhibits at Bonsack Gallery

Matt Kenyon Featured in “Animal, Vegetable, Digital”

February 1, 2016

Stamps Associate Professor Matt Kenyon's work Spore is the focus of a chapter in Elizabeth Swanstrom’s book Animal, Vegetable, Digital.

In Animal, Vegetable, Digital, Elizabeth Swanstrom makes a confident and spirited argument for the use of digital art in support of ameliorating human engagement with the environment and suggests a four-part framework for analyzing and discussing such applications.

The book was the recent winner of the Elizabeth Agee Prize in American Literature.

Animal, Vegetable, Digital - University of Alabama Press

Matt Kenyon Featured in “Animal, Vegetable, Digital”

Rebekah Modrak Presents at College Art Association Conference

February 1, 2016

Stamps Associate Professor Rebekah Modrak will give an invited lecture as part of a panel at the College Art Association conference in Washington DC on February 5 at 12:30pm. Her presentation “Re-Made Co.: Meeting Legal and Publishing Challenges with Help from CAA’s Code” is part of the panel “Putting the Fair Use Code to Work: Case Studies from Year One,” chaired by Judy Metro of the National Gallery of Art.

For more information, visit the CAA conference site at http://conference.collegeart.org/

Rebekah Modrak Presents at College Art Association Conference

Cartoon by Rose Jaffe

Bianca Ng Awarded, Selected for Type Directors Club Exhibition

February 1, 2016

Stamps senior Bianca Ng's work has been recognized with a “Certificate of Typographic Excellence” from the Type Directors Club. Her submission will be included in the Annual of the Type Directors Club, Typography 37, and will also be shown at the 62nd Awards Exhibition (TDC62) in New York City this summer.

Ng's work is one of 379 pieces selected from over 2000 entries from 49 countries. Besides being exhibited in New York City, the winners will also be included in 8 exhibitions that will tour cities in the United States, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Japan, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Ng's submission, Everything is Temporary, was created while studying abroad at Central Saint Martins in early 2015.  The piece is a response to the creative brief “What is your statement as a designer?”

I designed an interactive, typographic installation out of post-it notes, which emphasized the communication.  The ‘interaction’ aspect touches on the idea of responsibility and relevance to society.  People were allowed to interact with the piece by contributing or taking away.  I wanted people to question the ephemeral nature of life.  If everything is so temporary - including graphic design - what is the point?

About the Competitions | The Type Directors Club

Bianca Ng Awarded, Selected for Type Directors Club Exhibition

TJ O’Keefe Explores Objects Creating Their Own Environment

February 1, 2016

Furniture and object designer TJ O’Keefe (BFA 2004) introduces his new light object, F/G.

F/G explores the concept of an object creating its own environment; a figure creating ground. Rather than being passive to particular lighting conditions in a space, F/G - using diffuse light emitted from its structure - helps define the context it lives in.

O’Keefe is a clinical assistant professor of industrial design at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His work is centered around minimalism and “achieving the greatest effect by the simplest means” because “the simplest solutions have the potential to be the most powerful.”

TJOKEEFE: F/G

TJ O’Keefe Explores Objects Creating Their Own Environment

Jessica Frelinghuysen Featured in Essay’d

February 1, 2016

Detroit writer and gallerist Steve Panton reviews Stamps Lecturer Jessica Frelinghuysen‘s participatory work in the latest post of the Detroit publication Essay’d.

Art, it’s been said, is often about taking something small, and making a really big deal out of it. For Jessica Frelinghuysen, that initial seed is the minutiae of social interaction – the tiny events that individually are of little consequence, but that collectively make up the fabric of any society. Her concern is that, despite the increasingly impersonal nature of our modes of communication, and however personally awkward these micro-interactions may be, we should continue to both value and question them.

42 Jessica Frelinghuysen | Essay’d

Jessica Frelinghuysen Featured in Essay’d

Roland Graf: Solar Pink Pong Awarded at Japan Media Arts Festival

January 29, 2016

Solar Pink Pong, the street game and interactive art installation created by Stamps Assistant Professor Roland Graf’s artist collective Assocreation, received an excellence award in the entertainment division at the 19th Japan Media Arts Festival. With 4,417 entries from 87 countries and regions, this festival is one of the biggest and most respected media arts festivals in the world. It honors outstanding works in the four divisions of Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga and provides a platform for appreciation of the Award-winning Works.

The awards ceremony will be held Tuesday February 2, 2016 at the National Art Center, Tokyo. A jury of distinguished artists, game designers, and curators wrote in their statement about Solar Pink Pong:

Many of us have childhood memories of reflecting sunlight with a handheld mirror, sometimes tickling the cheeks of the other with light. This work is the technological offspring of these memories. There are three types of interaction: Human to mechanism, human to nature, and human to human. The project also provokes unexpected interactions between pedestrians in various settings. A physical device that is independent of video projection. Versatile design that can be carried and mounted anywhere. Autonomous system that requires only sunlight. The instruction-free friendliness with which the light approaches the player. These qualities are combined into a gaming device that is simple yet eye-opening. Physical and real-life characteristics like the sunlight and shadow, human gestures, variable settings, etc., separate this project from a game contained inside computer graphics. No two setting is ever the same, making the game even more enjoyable.

Solar Pink Pong | 19th Japan Media Arts Festival