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Julie Eisenberg Pitman Exhibits

October 25, 2014

Julie Eisenberg Pitman (BFA 1993) will be exhibiting her work at The Williamsburg Art & Historical Center in Brooklyn NY.

Over the Edge: Paperworks Unbound, Part 1
The Williamsburg Art & Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY
October 25 – November 23, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 25, 4-6 PM
Gallery Hours: Fri – Sun, Noon - 6 PM
Juried by Claire Gilman, Curator at the Drawing Center
Curated by Yuko Nii, Assisted by Rebecca Cuomo

Throughout human history, paper has been essential in countless developments that have transformed the way we think, live, and act. Paper as we know it today originated in China over 2,000 years ago during the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). The ancient Silk Road eventually brought paper to the West, where it was quickly adopted and widely used. Since its genesis, paper has been valued for its relatively easy, cost-effective production and functional versatility.

In 1453, Johann Gutenberg invented the first printing press in Germany – an innovation that revolutionized the spread of information and initiated a proliferation of literacy and scholarship. For centuries, printed publications such as books, newspapers, magazines, flyers and pamphlets were the primary sources for information and communication. In recent years, however, these printed publications are becoming obsolete as we increasingly rely on digital platforms. In addition to this paradigm shift, environmental concerns are cited as reason to abandon published print and reduce paper products in favor of a more eco-friendly digital alternative.

Artists who use paper as the primary medium for their artworks defy the mainstream understanding of books as antiquated artifacts and paper as a cheap, disposable commodity. These materials are used as points of departure for infinite creative possibilities achieved through drawing, painting, cutting, carving, printing, folding, sculpting, and assembling art that highlights the universality of paper.

Julie Eisenberg Pitman Exhibits

Julie Eisenberg Pitman: OBJECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS I

Exhibition: Mark Newport: My Heroes at NCRC

October 22, 2014

Mark Newport: My Heroes
Location: NCRC, Rotunda Gallery, Building 18
2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor
Now through December 19, 2014
Hours: M-F 9am to 6pm
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Mark Newport is Artist-In-Residence and Head of Fiber at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Big Batman, Big S Man 2 and the other costumes included in the show grow from The Sweatermen series, which are heroes of Newport’s invention. The costumes push the image of the hero by highlighting knitting materials, textures, and traditions (cables and the use of “ends” to make a sweater) in the form of the costume. Some of the color and texture choices are based on the sweaters his mother made - her love of cables and her color choices. In these he works to forge the link between childhood experience and an adult understanding of protection, masculinity, and heroism.

Exhibition: Mark Newport: My Heroes at NCRC

Da Bedroom Presents: Low Standards, High Life

October 22, 2014

Low Standards, High Life: A collaborative* multimedia exhibition and performance between Paula Schubatis (BFA 2013) and Dessi Terzieva surveilling the utilitarian possibilities of nostalgia and the silliness of idealization. Visitors are advised to come hungry.

*an unnatural act between two unconsenting adults

The exhibition will take place on Friday, October 24 from 7:00 to 10:00PM, with a performance from 7:00 to 8:30 in Da Bedroom, 9386 Mcdougall, Hamtramck, MI.

Da Bedroom is the live, work, and gallery space of Paula Schubatis and Dessi Terzieva. In Da Bedroom, local artists are encouraged to share experimental work with the community and each other in an informal setting, and respond to the constraints of exhibiting work in an active live/work environment. The mission of Da Bedroom is to foster a new way to experience art, and facilitate spontaneous social sculpture.

Da Bedroom Presents: Low Standards, High Life

Melanie Manos Featured in Detroit Performs

October 21, 2014

Melanie Manos (MFA 2008) is a featured artist for Detroit Performs! airing on Detroit Public Television Tuesday, October 21. Manos was interviewed this past summer about her visual and performance work while she was preparing and installing her solo exhibition at Re:View Contemporary, Detroit. A trailer for the episode can be found on YouTube. The episode features: Self-taught singer-songwriter Audra Kubat; Interdisciplinary artist Melanie Manos; Painter, curator and punk rock musician Stephanie Rond. Plus, host DJ Olliver tours the Re:View Gallery in Detroit.

http://www.detroitperforms.org

Melanie Manos Featured in Detroit Performs

Photo credit: Eric Wheeler

Holly Hughes: Distinguished Artist Lecture at Hamilton College

October 20, 2014

Hamilton College, one of the nation’s most highly ranked liberal arts colleges, presented Holly Hughes on October 1st in their Distinguished Artist Speaker series. Hughes gave a performance, a workshop, and met with art, design and theatre students working on their senior theses.

Holly Hughes: Distinguished Artist Lecture at Hamilton College

Endi Poskovic: Solo Exhibition at Marion Gallery

October 20, 2014

Rockefeller Arts Center Cathy Marion Gallery at State University of New York at Fredonia presents “We Were All – Endi Poskovic: Printworks”, an exhibition which features Poskovic’s prints which “hint at the dichotomies that exist in life and encourage the viewer to explore universal themes of cultural displacement, fragmented memory, transformation and revival.”

Organized in collaboration with the Fredonia College Foundation, Department of Visual Arts and New Media, Art Forum, and International Education Center various events associated with the exhibition will take place during Poskovic’s a week-long visiting artist residence.

We Were All – Endi Poskovic: Printworks
Exhibition Dates: October 17 – November 19, 2014
Artist Lecture: Thursday, October 16, 8:30 pm; McEwen Hall
Opening Reception: Friday, October 17, 7 pm; Marion Art Gallery, Rockefeller Arts Center
Printmaking Workshop: Saturday, October 18, 10 am to 12:30 pm; Rockefeller Arts Center
Gallery Talk: Saturday, October 18, 12:30 to 2:30 pm; Marion Art Gallery

Endi Poskovic: Solo Exhibition at Marion Gallery

Faculty Discuss Holly Hughes’s Latest Book

October 20, 2014

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender presents a discussion of Holly Hughes’s most recent book, Animal Acts: Performing Species Today, co-edited by Una Chaudhuri and published by the University of Michigan Press.

The book contains animal themed performance texts by artists including Hughes, alumn Joseph Keckler, and others accompanied by commentaries from leading scholars in the fields of animal and performance studies such as Donna Haraway, Jill Dolan, and Cary Wolfe.

Panelists include Hughes, Stamps Associate Professor Irina Aristarkova, Larry LaFontaine, Associate Professor of American Culture and Clare Croft, Assistant Professor of Dance.

4 pm, November 11 - 2239 Lane Hall

Faculty Discuss Holly Hughes’s Latest Book

Chris Landau: 11th Street Bridge Park in DC

October 20, 2014

Chris Landau (MFA 2006) recently worked with his colleagues at OLIN on rendering and design for the 11th Street Bridge Park in Washington DC.
OLIN worked with Internationally recognized architecture firm, OMA, founded by Rem Koolhaas. The bridge aims to connect two neighborhoods in DC, the Navy Yard and Anacostia.

Chris Landau: 11th Street Bridge Park in DC

Chin-Azzaro Storefront Opening in November

October 20, 2014

Chin-Azzaro, an art, design and photography firm comprised of husband and wife team, Nick (BFA 2004) and Yen (BFA 2003) Azzaro, is opening a storefront space in Ypsilanti this November.

Located at 9 S. Washington Street in historic downtown Ypsilanti, the space will serve as a photography and teaching studio and art exhibition space. There’s also an office for consulting and appraisals. Yen and Nick are working on a calendar of events including discounted portraits (for those with 48197/98 zip codes), Holiday Happy Hour Headshots, and collaborations with Ypsilanti Public School programs Bright Futures and Art Around Town.

Chin-Azzaro Storefront Opening in November

Cynthia Greig: “the nearest distance”

October 20, 2014

Cynthia Greig’s (MFA 1995) solo exhibition the nearest distance opens Thursday, Oct. 16th at Fred Torres Gallery in Chelsea, NY.

For this special opening we will feature Cynthia’s current work which focuses on physical spaces intrinsic to the art world, and considers the threshold between the spaces of creative production and those in which the aesthetic, critical and economic valuation of art occurs via its public display. An exhibition catalogue with essays by Welsh artist and curator, Peter Finnemore and Director of MOCA London, Michael Petry, has been produced in conjunction with the exhibition.

The exhibition will be on display Tuesday - Saturday, until November 29.

Fred Torres Gallery
505 West 28th Street
Between 10th & 11th Ave.
Chelsea, NY 10001

Cynthia Greig: “the nearest distance”

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