Catalog is an exhibit of work that engages with lists, enumerations, classifications, and categories, curated by the artist group GRR: Adriana Grant, Kristen Ramirez & Dan Rhoads. Twelve talented artists (including one artist team) from six different cities, Seattle to Beijing, are participating in this exhibit which includes photography, embroidery, watercolor, video, and installation.
The diverse work in this show is connected by the theme catalog. Sometimes this cataloguing is done to better understand the components that make one thing whole, while other artists simply indulge their own compulsive need to bring order to their world. Through a wide range of compelling work, the artists in this exhibit show the diverse ways in which art work catalogs.
The work ranges from delicate, yet playful embroidery pieces, like Allison Manch’s Jolene depicting the lyrics of Dolly Parton’s song in orange thread, to Rutherford Chang’s video of words in alphabetic order, clips spliced from a 2004 broadcast of the NBC Nightly News. Diane Jacob’s work is comprised entirely of human hair, rolled into balls which are then presented in a grid. Heather Hart’s installation is a set of artists’ faces, mapped out, connected by the words they use to describe their work.
California) is a filmmaker, writer and photographer whose work has screen
internationally. He earned his MFA from UCLA Film School this past June. His
documentary Growing Hope, Homeless Garden Projects was narrated by Harrison
Ford and broadcast nationally on PBS.
+ Alice Tippit are Seattleites who collaborate to make art. Tippit’s
work is part of Proposed Land Use Action at Bellingham’s Whatcom Museum
and Cerny will have a solo show at Gallery4Culture in 2006. In July 2006,
the two will install An Artful Scheme of Happiness at SOIL. The work included
in Catalog is a part of that upcoming show, a sort of process piece.
Chang (Beijing, China) has shown work in Berlin, Germany; Boulder, Colorado;
London, England and New York City.
(Brooklyn, New York) has a solo show at PH Gallery in NYC in 2006 and her
work is available through galleries in San Francisco and Berlin. She has been
artist-in-residence at Centrum and the MacDowell Colony.
(Brooklyn, New York) is faculty at the Brearley School in New York City and
will be artist-in-residence at the Santa Fe Art Institute in 2006. Her work
explores the dichotomy of identity, and perception versus reality.
(Portland, Oregon) has shown her work from San Francisco to New York, at such
venues as the SFMOMA Artists Gallery and The Getty Research Institute. She
teaches letterpress printing at the Oregon College of Art and Craft.
(Seattle) is part of Cornish College of the Arts’ Art Department. His
work was most recently shown at Catherine Person Gallery and was included
in CoCA’s People Doing Strange Things with Electricity II exhibit.
(Seattle) is Art Director for Rivet Magazine. She earned her MFA candidate
in Photography, and is a photography instructor at the University of Washington.
Her work has been shown at Zeitgeist Coffee, Threadshop and in Works on Paper
at the UW’s Jacob Lawrence Gallery, curated by Greg Kucera.
Nelson (Seattle) His work was part of a Seattle Print Arts exhibit in Shenzhen,
China this year. He has been part of Art Detour and Little Things Count at
Russell (Seattle) earned her MFA in Photography at the University of Washington
and her MFA thesis work was named a Seattle Weekly Pick. She has been involved
with Rivet Magazine, Strange Co., and has curated shows at CoCA and Sand Point
Dan D Shafer
(Seattle) teaches in the Design Department at Cornish College of the Arts.
His design work was given honorable mentioned by the Adobe Design Achievement
Awards (2004) and has appeared at adbusters.com.
Catalog has been produced with financial support from Art Patch.
|Spanish Orange Mound Celeste Fichter|
|Blue Sign leneb|
|Notebook Paper Series Karen Reimer|
|Pattern's Factions Ariana Page Russell|
|Map 1 Dan D. Shafer|
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