Three new exhibitions featuring work by Stamps Lecturer Kathryn Brackett Luchs, current MFA candidates Clara McClenon and Johnathan Verney, and 2015 MFA Trevor King open with a public reception on Wed., Oct. 21 at the NCRC.
Wednesday, October 21
5 pm – 7 pm
NCRC, Buildings 18 & 28
North Campus Research Complex, 2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 – 2800
Exhibitions in Rotunda, Connections and South Galleries
NCRC, Building 18, Rotunda Gallery
Kathryn Brackett Luchs (Stamps Lecturer) creates work that resource many studios technically. She has worked with processes and materials creating monumental woodcuts merged with the parent block, opening like pages or moth wings, both fragile and heavily worked. She has given energy to works of disparate and resonating materials and studio processes — combining approaches that become aesthetic statements about the process, evolved in the materials and the evolving relationship to the ‘parent’ studio.
NCRC, Building 18, Connections Gallery (near tunnel)
Clara McClenon (Stamps MFA/MSI Candidate) is motivated by questions of how we find, use and, ultimately, create meaning out of information. Using imagery from ordinary landscapes, she brings attention to the wonder of sight. Inspired by a recent visit to Monet’s gardens in Giverny, France, McClenon sees clear evidence of the artist’s pursuit of “phenomena.” Between his flower garden and his Japanese-inspired water garden, Giverny is replete with patterns, shapes, and textures. In the drawings presented here, the gardens’ role as a visual laboratory is celebrated and explored.
NCRC, Building 28, South Gallery
Jonathan Verney (Stamps MFA Candidate) creates paintings and photographs that explore notions of ephemerality, transformation and human identity with nature. Through alchemical experimentation inside the studio/darkroom and outside in the landscape, Verney’s work incorporates natural processes to accentuate the material phenomena that make up our terrestrial existence.
Trevor King (U‑M MFA 2015) creates sculptures, pottery, sound works, and videos to document moments of stillness and passing time. Fusing traditional materials and processes with contemporary sites and situations, King’s work integrates old media with a moment of the present.
These works are inspired by Yellowstone Park and the words of John Muir in 1901.