June 13 - July 5, 2009June 13 - July 5, 2009
Ashley Hope Carlisle: Dissemination NationDissemination Nation deals with connections made between plant life and the human condition. What makes us comfortable and uncomfortable and how do we deal with the inevitability of surviving as inhabitants on this planet? Uncomfortable circumstances are reality, so instead of dwelling on this veracity of life, I seek to bring hopeful awareness to happenings that normally evoke anxiety and fear. Using materials as my vocabulary, I strive to glorify the illusion or false comfort of protection. I utilize formal concerns, the sensitivity of touch, and luscious materiality to produce works that take both roles as visual guidance when confronting the uncomfortable, as well as reassurance when dealing with the inevitable. An optimistic role is taken with the visual conversation I build, so regardless of physical pain, ego stampedes, or moments of smallness, I line my ideas with silver to exhilarate and infuse the viewer with hope.
D. Nuego: MetamayaFound Forms (Dada)
Hitech to Aztec
Giant Stelae Remotes
Demons and Deities of Earth
and Water For more information contact the artist @ 504/488-8332
David Jones David Jones' work incorporates a wide range of materials and is typically made up of model scale objects that are composed into larger room size landscape installations. Utilizing elements from western landscape imagery and scale shifts, Jones builds constructions that address some of the current socioeconomic issues that have had a global impact.
Sesthasak Boonchai: Between the Searching and the Need to Work it OutThis new installation is a conscious and conscientious look at the obliquely synchronous lives of two close friends. Consisting of photographic and text-based objects, Between the Searching and the Need to Work it Out, quietly ponders patriarchal and marital anaclisis. Sesthasak Boonchai is an artist currently based in Brooklyn, NY and is a faculty member in the Photography Department at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.www.oliowork.com
Artist Talk: Friday July 3rd, 7pm
Polymorphic Plastic Parade
Installation will be on view July 3rd and 4th at Irby Field, City Park between Victory and Dreyfous Streets with an additional two tipis in the backyard of The Front. Polymorphic Plastic Parade features a village of tipis made with salvaged and renewable resources. The juxtaposition of modern waste materials with the humble iconic structure of the tipi encourages site visitors to contemplate issues of excess and sustainability in present times. PPP is maintained by Ian Gamble and Sarah Witt, "Etc," Artists. "Etc." is an international collective of artists associated with Elsewhere Artist Collaborative, a living museum in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina.