REVEAL + HIDDEN
May 4th, 2012 through June 16 2012
Reveal + Hidden is a group exhibition which plays with the viewer’s sense of expectation, in which the pieces are aligned with a roundabout or interrupted sense of disclosure.
The exhibition comes from a place of fractional or marginal disclosure that amounts to an abstract cohesivness and connection that is contrary to the practice of curation and traditional critique. However this being said…the exhibition stems from a place of love, a reflection on past artists’ whose works have explored ideas surrounding the void. The works selected align themselves with a tranquil sense of intervention, with a similar impact as being surprisingly, yet softly, hit in the face by a down pillow.
Works by: Amanda D’Amico Juan Fontanive Gary Kachadourian Geoff Lupo Phuong Pham Elena Volkova Audra Woloweic
Amanda D’Amico is a book artist working under the imprint Tiny Revolutionary Press. She is also a printer, managing the Borowsky Center for Publication Arts and the Digital Imaging Labs at the University of the Arts. Amanda’s enthusiasm for artists’ books has led her to publish several articles in JAB: The Journal of Artists’ Books, to co-organize The Hybrid Book: Intersection + Intermedia, an international book arts conference in Philadelphia in June 2009, and to blog about local book arts events and work at phillybookartist.blogspot.com. Her artists’ books have been collected and exhibited nationally.
Juan Fontanive was born in 1977 in Cleveland. He was infulenced at an early age by optical devices found in his father’s pathology labratory. His work often explores tangible ‘moving images’ by means of hand-made screens and clockwork mechanisms. His installations are compositions of sound and image, inspired by subjects ranging from the movement of foxes, to the cryptic coloration of certain birds. Fontanive graduated from The Royal College of Art in 2006 and currently lives and works in New York City.
Gary Kachadourian lives in Baltimore, Maryland. His recent work has been drawing centered and is often designed to be copied and shown and distributed as Xeroxed or ink jet printed booklets, prints or posters. Recent exhibitions of his work include One Every Day: A Printeresting Curatorial Project, EFA Project Space, NY; Super/Prime: Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA; FAX at the Contemporary Museum, Baltimore; Rectified at Gallery Four; Failure and Better, both at The Lab at Belmar, Lakewood, CO; and Copilandia in Sevilla, Spain. His books and posters have been carried by Cinders Gallery, Half Letter Press, Printed Matter, Tryk Tryk Tryk, and Quimby’s Bookstore. He received one of three Baker Artists Awards for 2011 and will be showing a large scale installation at The Baltimore Museum of Art in September, 2011 as part of that award. He worked for the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, formerly the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Art and Culture, from 1987 to 2009 where he coordinated grant programs, exhibitions for Artscape, the city’s mural program and numerous temporary public arts projects in the city of Baltimore. He is currently attending an MFA program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Geoff Lupo is a Brooklyn based, conceptual and performance artist. He is best known for posting hand-drawn flyers around New York City advertising small used objects for sale such as erasers, or crackers. His work has shown at The Drawing Center, and in 2003, Full Frame: Documentary Shorts Vol. 2. ,”Have You Seen This Man,” gave insight into Geoff Lupo’s practice of taking the gallery to the streets. Through his business interactions with the public, his work comments on traditional roles of advertising and consumerism.
Phuong Pham has an MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA and currently works in the book conservation lab for the Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Through drawing, artist books, and installations, Phuong is interested in blurring the moments between memory and artifacts. Phuong is also a member of the Baltimore artist collective, Charm City Craft Mafia, and the proprietor of Phampersand Press. Her work has been collected and exhibited nationally.
Elena Volkova was born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine, and moved to the U.S. in 1994. She earned two degrees from the Maryland Institute College of Art: an MFA in Studio Arts as well as a BFA in Photography. Elena’s current body of work follows the post-minimalist aesthetic and focuses on the idea of liminal space, as well as legibility and the limited amount of information that is needed for a viewer to perceive a subject. Volkova’s work brings attention to the everyday overlooked moments as well as addresses the viewer’s interaction with an art space.Volkova has received several recognitions and awards, including the Janis Meyer Traveling Fellowship, Hamiltonian Fellowship, and Sondheim semi-finalist award. She has exhibited her work regionally and nationally.
Audra Wolowiec is an interdisciplinary artist from Detroit, Michigan, living in Brooklyn, New York. Using sculpture, sound, text and performance, her work mines themes of communication and modes of exchange. She received an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and has shown work at Norte Maar (Brooklyn), Magnan Metz (New York), and the Museum of New Art (Detroit). Art in General commissioned a sound work in 2010 and her work has been featured in The Brooklyn Rail, The New Criterion, and Thresholds Magazine (MIT Dept of Architecture).