Thursday, March 20, 2008

David Colagiovanni selects...

Lydia Moyer, jonestown (work in progress), video

Owen Smith, Photo=Performance No.2, Every Mac Donald's, 2006

Both artists position themselves in the landscape in search of personal and cultural memory; Lydia with our society's desire to forget tragedy as landscapes are left to grow wildly over infamous sites of tragedy and Owen through a futile performance to catalogue our culture of sameness and uniformity. - David Colagiovanni

Friday, March 14, 2008

Amy Talluto selects...

Amy Finkbeiner, Sexy Jesus, 2005, pencil on paper

Summer McCorkle, Perpetual Adoration Series: No. 21, 1:05am, 2006, C print

Catholic nuns entering a convent consider themselves to be the literal brides of Christ.  During life, most dedicate themselves to prayer, contemplation and charitable service, and then upon death, they believe they unite finally with Jesus as a wife would her husband.  Amy Finkbeiner and Summer McCorkle both explore facets of this belief in their works. - Amy Talluto

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Christopher Reiger selects...

Amy Talluto, Thicket, 2007, oil on canvas

Josh Keyes, Creeping Hours #2, 2008, acrylic on panel

Josh Keyes and Amy Talluto use very different lenses, but explore the same territory. Keyes' pictures are emblems of our contemporary displacement, with particular regard to our evolving comprehension (or lack thereof) of the "natural" world. Talluto's sensitive drawings and paintings might be considered records of her "deep looking," and serve to animate the connection between self and landscape (and the melting of that distinction.) – Christopher Reiger

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Jenny Laden selects...

Elbow-Toe, I Cannot Recognize You As Any Other Age, portion of 20+ foot tall woman

Jonathan Burstein, Black T #1, collage, pencil on paper

Both artists are intensely involved in the arduous process of building their work from very small pieces, creating larger than life sized figurative works which transform the original photographic images, the materials used and the space they finally occupy. - Jenny Laden

Monday, March 10, 2008

Austin Willis selects...

Joy Drury Cox, State of Georgia Certificate of Live Birth, Filed Nov. 21, 1978, 2007

Vivienne Griffin, House on Stilts 043, 2007

Both drawings share the same delicate but caustic formal touch and address a similar kind of systemic social architecture with a sense of honest humor. - Austin Willis

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Molly Schafer selects...

Christopher Reiger, a cruel and beautiful faraway place, 2007, watercolor, gouache, sumi ink and marker on Arches paper

Jenny Kendler, Relic from Wunderkammer, 2007, found deer skull, hand-sculpted polymer clay, micro-beads, iridescent ink, acrylics and glue under bell jar

Both Kendler and Reiger are curious about humankind's place in (or out) of nature; their works evoking a lush & verdurous sense of hope. - Molly Schafer

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Hekla Dogg Jonsdottir selects...

Asdis Sif Gunnarsdottir, The Performance Call Girl, 2007

Monika Frycova, Za Usima Cokoladu, 2007

Both artists do performances where they succeed to make the moment magical and illusive. - Hekla Dogg Jonsdottir

Monday, March 3, 2008

Tory Wright selects...

Molly Schafer, Olympiad, 2006, swimsuit liner, fur, ferrules, plastic grapes & foliage, trail marking tape, thread

Megan Sullivan, Building - New Orleans, 2005, cotton and polyester

Both artists engage with craft as a strategy for creating two very different narratives. - Tory Wright