Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Melissa Carr

externalized pain
casting wax, glass, cables, ink

Melissa Carr

Heart of Glass
Glass, Adhesive, Wood, Fabric, Dirt
8''x 9''x4''

Melissa Carr

Little Houses
dimensions vary

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Shannon Tomanovich

Leftovers (part B)
Sharpie on vinyl
40" x 60" x 10"
Leftovers (part B)-detail

Leftovers (Part A)
60" x 40" x 10"
Wedding dress, ceramic, sharpie on vinyl

These works seem to make suggestions regarding their subjects. The transparency of the plastic is the most important aspect of these works. The drawings on the vinyl were traced directly off of living people. Part A revolves around the dress, my Grandma's discarded wedding dress from 1963 and suggestions of someone being trapped inside it.
Part B is a colorful plastic depiction of a friend of mine. A 22-year old girl, the same age my Grandma was when she was married in that dress.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Susana Cortez

"It is Culture"
Metal rods,fabric, clay & intaglio prints
32" x 28" x 72"
Fall 2010

This piece came together by combining two projects. The intaglio prints of a female figure which represents an allegory of indigenous young girls & an amorphous shape that came from a dream. This piece was inspired after I came across an article about how now in 2010 there are still several towns around the world where females' rights are not respected. Once a girl reaches the age of 12 or reaches puberty her family will exchange her for an animal or money.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Mike Gates

Installation - Covers approx. 3' x 8' of floor space.
Steel, sand, matches

This piece is a study on different kinds of deforestation both natural and man made.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Susana Cortez & Sarah Freitag

The Gallery
laminated cardboard and wood
7' x 20' x 7'

The idea of the gallery started after a small talk among us about the exclusivity of galleries. We wanted to respond to their exclusivity by creating our own gallery using found materials and displaying our own work to the general public.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Shannon Tomanovich

card ribbon and ink on newsprint
10' x 18' x 24'
Scroll was inspired by these card ribbons. The process of collecting the material has been slow going for a few years now. The manner in which I installed the piece emphasizes the visual and tactile characteristics of the ribbon material. The ribbons change the light and the light changes the space. They weave to show different colors of the spectrum in different layers. The systematic ink drops on the newsprint scroll are the result of an experiment. I used cyan, magenta, yellow and black ink to dripped row after row from each step of a twelve foot ladder five times.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mike Gates

122" x 12" x 6"
MDF board, wood, glass bottles, sand, screws

This piece is the result of using two forms of the same material to show the movement of time by making use of it's natural properties. The firmness and solidity of glass can be manipulated to have a wax-like liquidity, while the ever-changing motion that sand has can be frozen in time to almost imitate a solid.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Alex Phillips

Alex Phillips
Steel, Yarn, Beads, Spray Paint
67" x 30" x 16"
Fall 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tia Fay

Instillation- dimensions vary

Mike Gates

Industrial: Steam
Mike Gates
Approx. 5' x 4' X 1'
Steel, Charcoal, wood, water, steam

Industrial: Steam is a question mark on the idea of what art can and should be. With the creation of new technologies that pollute, along comes discussion of environmental concerns. The justification of such pollution is usually the advantage of being able to travel long distances in short period of time, or create massive amounts of energy to simplify our lives. In a world of practicality and "end-justifed-by-means" thinking, is art enough of a "means" to create pollution?