Michael Bell · Kendra Billman · Mary Foster Boeh · Josemar Castillo · Ben DeLuca · Jaime DeMarco · Carrie Firman · Sam Foreman · Robert Garrett · Sarah Gibbons · Jason Heritage · Amanda Kline · Venessa Lechler · Elenore Lubas · Bill Mauro · Sara Davern Mika · Patty Mowell · Liz Runyan Parrish · Matthew Parrish · Jason Shipley · James States · Alex Tankeloff · Andrea McDonough Varner · Cara Walsh · Constance Wellnitz
As suggested by the title, All’s Well That Starts Well, the sculptures included in this exhibition are intended to evoke a loosely constructed narrative. Here, objects stand in for “characters” and are placed in staged environments that hint at the complex relationship among identity, place and time. The imagined storylines that emerge for viewers of the artwork are unique and personal, but also are designed to reflect a larger collective social experience. Conceptually and visually skewed, fragmented and perhaps just illogical, these often humorous sculptures explore the metaphorical space between beginnings and endings. Anthony Cervino is a sculptor and assistant professor of art at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, and the former the Director of Exhibitions at the Corcoran College of Art & Design.
The Playground Series is about human fascination with recording instances of places, others, and themselves in the most visited environments around the world. Bayar states: "My intention is to reveal how human interaction with the cameras, places and others while shooting in public places can become both a public and a private act. In a broader sense, the project explores the possibilities of seeing, imagining, and understanding by using a variety of camera formats. This anonymous act of recording goes across borders, race, gender and age. The interplay between the private and public, individual and social are the main inhabitants of this ongoing series. With this new body of work I act as an observer; recording as I see it without the fear of becoming a subject for others' photographs." Tulu Bayar has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions at venues both in the US and Europe and received artist-in-residency grants and fellowships, including the William Sackett Fellowship from Virginia Centeer for Creative Arts, the Camac Centre d'art artist-in-residency grant funded by Tenot Foundation in France and the Center for Photography at Woodstock artist-in-residency grant funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation.
Multiples is an exhibition of the prints and multiples in a variety of media, including etchings, silkscreens, digital print editions, and drawings. Powhida's non-traditional approach to producing multiples is reflected in the work, which take the form of satirical critiques of the often opaque art world. His multiples shed light on the hidden, unspoken, and private practices and rituals of the art world, while also commenting on the artist's own struggles within the fiercely competitive field. Powhida's work is not simply institutional critique, but a pathology of critique as the artist literally discusses his various roles in the art world through text-based works. William Powhida is a habitual critic of the art world, who lives in Bushwick, has a studio in Williamsburg, and exhibits in Chelsea, as well as Los Angeles, Seattle, London, Madrid, Miami, Chicago, Dublin, Minneapolis and Copenhagen. Recent shows include Dirty Kunst at Seventeen Gallery, London; I Like The Art World And The Art World Likes Me at The Elizabeth Foundation; READykeulous: The Hurtful Healer at Invisible-Exports; and If These Walls Could Talk, a contemporaneous exhibition at Marine Art Salon and Charlie James Gallery in LA. His work has been discussed in the New York Times, Artforum, and Art in America.
Juror: William Powhida
Senior Show 12