Gallery Schedule

FALL  2014 Exhibitions & Events

Video 101: Barry Stone "Hum"

August 5—September 5

Gallery 101

Video 101 is a series featuring new video & film works in Gallery 101 by emerging and established artists. Barry Stone’s Hum is a multimedia project that places images from 80’s metal magazines, cloud pyramids, and broken Camaros alongside a 16-minute suite of music composed of the sounds of sampled roto-tom double-bass drums ripped asunder like a sinking galleon giving way to hazy balladry and carpeted walls of guitar.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Barry Stone lives in Austin, TX and is an Associate Professor of Photography in the School of Art and Design at Texas State University-San Marcos. He is a founding member of the photography collective Lakes Were Rivers and is represented by Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery in NY, NY and Art Palace in Houston, TX.

RELATED PROGRAMMING: Artist Lecture: September 3, 5:30, LDSOA S150; Performance in the Galleries, September 3, 7pm, Gallery 101

Performance in the Galleries

September 3, 7-10pm

Gallery 101

Join us for an evening of art and music featuring Barry Stone, Quiet Evenings, Future Ape Tapes, Jung Bouquet and Circuit des Yeux.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

QUIET EVENINGS is the long-running musical collaboration between husband and wife, Grant and Rachel Evans. Inspired by nature, the Evans’ organic blend of modern classical, neo-kosmische, electroacoustic, field recordings, and sound art is at times somber and elegiac, while at others soaring and celebratory.

FUTURE APE TAPES is an Athens-based shape-shifting experimental rock collective. Founded by Donald Whitehead and Thomas Valedez in 2005, the duo have been steadily releasing music and performing under the moniker ever since. Their sound continues to expand and refine itself with a recent revolving cast of local musicians who ebb and flow in and out of the group. The resulting recordings and performances are a swirling mixture of styles, drawing on influences from hip-hop to garage rock and everything in between; a fitting soundtrack for futuristic dystopian landscapes.

JUNG BOUQUET is the solo project of LA-based artist Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs. Jung’s songs interleave prosaic details with memory and mythology as the compositions move between painterly landscapes out of time and a primal pop tenacity. Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs has performed at SFMOMA, MOCA LA, All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival UK, Montalvo Center for the Arts, Berkeley Art Museum and most recently at the Hammer Museum of Art as part of the Los Angeles Biennial: Made in LA. She is currently composing a song-cycle: “Songs About Sculpture.”

CIRCUIT DES YEUX is the solo project of Chicago-based artist Haley Fohr. Named for the nerve in the eye that supplies power to the act of seeing, Circuit des Yeux launched in 2008. A combination of folk chanteuse and noise maven, Fohr’s sound vacillates seamlessly between lo-fi and effortless-sounding songwriting sophistication. Says Pitchfork, “the emotional depths can be intoxicating, and even life-affirming”. Between 2009-11 Fohr released three solo records and a series of EP’s and 7-inches with De Stijl, gaining international momentum with literally hundreds of live appearances around the world.

Exhibition Opening Party Extravaganza!

September 12, 7-9pm

Join us in celebrating four new exhibitions in the Galleries: Ry Rocklen: Local Color in Gallery 307, PhotoTopos 1: Rinne Allen, Michael Lachowski, & Carl Martin in Gallery 101, Zipporah Thompson: Menagerie in the Suite Gallery, and Jessica Machacek + Ella Weber: Suspended Preservatives in the Plaza & Bridge Galleries.

Ry Rocklen: Local Color

September 12-October 9
Gallery 307

L.A. sculptor Ry Rocklen follows a loose set of criteria when choosing a found object:
1.The object is experienced habitually
2.The object is culturally universal

In Rocklen’s most recent work a new criteria has emerged. The found object must be flattened, molded, and cast in porcelain. These shirts, monitors, gloves, and tin cans hang on the wall, their greater whole represented all on one side. Rocklen chooses objects as a photographer chooses a subject. Slabs of soft clay are pressed into flat molds and developed.

“I am attracted to objects that are anachronistic despite their commonality,” Rocklen explains. “The objects used in my work are unavoidable.”

Throughout his month-long residency at the LDSOA Galleries, Rocklen will create a series of castings from the stuff of Athens and Los Angeles. Treating himself as found object, Rocklen will also exhibit a series of porcelain tiles made from molds of his old clothes.

The immediacy of these objects will be recreated both in form, as porcelain renders the objects in white, and in some instances in image, using photographic decals printed in glaze. The resulting works serve as dimensional snapshots of a common materiality, dictated by the human body, cast in stone and frozen in time.

RELATED PROGRAMMING: Artist Lecture, September 9, 5:30, S151

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Ry Rocklen was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He received his MFA in sculpture from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He has recently held solo exhibitions at UNTITLED, New York, NY, The Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas, Austin, Praz Delavallade, Paris, France, Bernier/Eliades, Athens, Greece, and Baronian France, Brussels, Belgium. His work has been included in group exhibitions at the Hammer Museum, L.A., MoMA PS1 and the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY.

PhotoTopos 1: Rinne Allen, Michael Lachowski, & Carl Martin

September 12-October 9

Gallery 101

Featuring photographs of interiors by Rinne Allen, an elaborate self-portrait by Michael Lachowski, and a series of portraits of local Athens residents by Carl Martin, PhotoTopos explores ideas surrounding “site” and “place.” This exhibition is the first edition of a new photography biennial at the LDSOA Galleries. The exhibition is organized by LDSOA Associate Professor in Art Asen Kirin.

“‘Place of light’ is the literal meaning of Photo Topos,” said Dr. Kirin, explaining the title of the biennial. “And in this context, it can be understood as a ‘a site of photography.’ Therefore the larger theme that the show endeavors to explore is the sense of place as rendered in the art of photographers and as a factor in the perception of photography.”

RELATED PROGRAMMING: Artists in Conversation with Asen Kirin, September 24, 6-7pm Gallery 101

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Rinne Allen is a photographer living in Athens, Ga. She received her B.A. in Photography from the University of the South (Sewanee) in 1995. She works in black-and-white and color photography, and also makes light drawings. In addition to her own work, Allen collaborates regularly with other artists, documenting their process and creative work.

Michael Lachowski has been a contributor to the creative culture of Athens since coming to UGA to study art. He was a founder of the band Pylon, has organized art shows and film screenings, published the culture magazine Young, Foxy & Free, served on the board of ATHICA and is on the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission. An artist in photography, drawing and film, Lachowski currently works at the Georgia Museum of Art as the public relations coordinator.

Carl Martin is an artist and designer. Trained at the School of Visual Arts, he won a Guggenheim Fellowship for photography and has exhibited in California, New York, Florida and Georgia. His work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, MOCA GA, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and numerous private collections.

Zipporah Thompson: Menagerie

September 12-October 9
Suite Gallery

In Menagerie, MFA candidate in Textiles Zipporah Thompson responds to the sensual properties of the material world through her exploration of the exotic by means of surrealist and folklore traditions.

RELATED PROGRAMMING: Lunchtime Talk with Zipporah Thompson: October 2, 12 noon

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Zipporah Thompson was born and raised in North Carolina where she attended college and received her BFA in Fibers. She is in her final year of her MFA in Textiles and will be exhibiting work in the MFA Exit Exhibition this spring at the Georgia Museum of Art.

Jessica Machacek + Ella Weber: Suspended Preservatives

September 12-October 9
Suite & Bridge Galleries

UGA MFA candidate Jessica Machacek and MFA candidate at the University of Kansas Ella Weber are two artists who examine, through sculpture and photography, the physical and psychological presence of everyday objects. Their works blend concepts of the found and the fabricated, the real and the synthetic as the artists explore a late-capitalist mode of production that relies on and creates overconsumption, superficial realities, and constructed happiness.

RELATED PROGRAMMING: Lunchtime talk with Jessica Machacek: September 17, 12 noon

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Jessica Machacek received her BFA from the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. She has recently exhibited work with Latticeworks in Athens, GA, and participated in Printworks 2012, a juried exhibition at the Artists Image Resource in Pittsburgh, PA.

Ella Weber also received her BFA from the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. She has recently exhibited work at the New BLK Gallery in Omaha and in the Nashville Print Revival Printmaking Exhibition held at Middle Tennessee State University in Nashville.