NCECA Influences 2013
11 months ago
Planes of Consistency: Dean Burton, Thom Heileson, Tamara Scronce
*Catalogue available designed by Thom Heileson
Opening/Lecture: Thursday August 27, 2009
Lecture 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Reception 6:30 - 8 pm
Exhibition Run: August 24 - Sept. 25, 2009
Please join us for Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery's first exhibition of the 2009-10 Season! Planes of Consistency is a three-person exhibition between Nevada photographer Dean Burton, Seattle video/photographic artist Thom Heileson, and University of Nevada, Reno professor and interdisciplinary sculptor, Tamara Scronce. Artworks include multi-media sculpture, photography and video. The theme was inspired by a philosophical dialogue between Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, in which they explored the rhizomatic nature of human experience as represented by intersecting lines connecting time, history, intellect, and aliveness. Both philosophers and the three artists examine ways of understanding and visualizing the more remote and abstract elements of our experiences. Burton, Heileson, and Scronce uniquely use repetition, cropping, and editing in a way that undermines presumed context. Context is traditionally understood by surroundings and in relationship to other details, events, or information. Instead, the artists remove that structure in such a way that we are forced to endure the limbo of their content's existence and come to deeper levels of familiarity. Please join us in the gallery at 5:30pm on opening night to hear the artists talk about their work.
Gallery located in Church Fine Arts Building, North Virginia St, two buildings south of Lawlor Events Center
Gallery hours: Mon - Thur 11am - 5pm, Fri 11am - 2pm, and by appointment
Free parking in Whalen Parking Lot after 5pm, East side of North Virginia St, One building south of Lawlor Events Center. Gallery is not responsible for parking tickets regardless of circumstance.
Collect and Respond. You are invited to do just that: Collect & Respond. Monday, August 24th is the start of a community-wide collaboration. A bulletin board is located in the "reference Gallery" in Prim Library. This will be a space to map our community's thoughts/activities and provide opportunity to respond to others.
... it wasn’t until graduate work at Clemson that Hutter’s signature style today developed. A lot of thinking in the studio drew her eye to the objects around her: tape, paint cans and other artist supplies. She began experimenting with symbols and repetition through stenciling. “For me, that’s where things started clicking,” Hutter says. “I was looking for this big idea about why I paint, but instead found myself drawn to banal, everyday items.”
...both Everything Is Terrible! and Rip! have a lot to say in their separate ways about what kind of collage-art gets singled out and sued, and what kind doesn’t. Artists who use something popular, owned by a company with deep pockets, are likely to get in trouble, especially if the new work contains an element of sarcasm or critique. But if they stick with artifacts nobody cares about, like old “edutainment” programs, then they can fiddle away, largely undisturbed. Either way, the best way to avoid getting picked on is to keep a low profile.