From the press release:
“The Translated Mark”
Curated by Teresa Cole
Work by artists:
Craig Dongoski, Cassidy Russell, Ann Stewart, Joe Tsambiras, and Teresa Cole
Exhibition Dates: February 17th – March 25th, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, February 17th | 7 – 10 pm
Print Conference Reception: Friday, March 17th | 7 – 10pm
Performance: Friday, March 17th | 8 pm
“The Translated Mark” is an exhibition at Whitespace Gallery of works by artists Craig Dongoski, Joe Tsambiras, Ann Stewart, Cassidy Russell and Teresa Cole. These five artists are collectively inspired by the process of printmaking, though each artist’s approach is unique and distinctive. Artist Stanley William Hatter referred to printmaking in the twentieth century as journalism of a line; this exhibition reveals contemporary artists pushing the line even further towards a new authority in the carved, etched and extruded line, as well as a musical score.
Curated from the stable of Whitespace artists who have either a traditional or tangential connection to print, each piece interrogates the process of mark making from a mediated view, whether that is an aquatint etching of hybrid objects by Joe Tambiras, or utilizing new technologies with an extruded line from a 3-D printed sculpture by Ann Stewart or an installation of laser printed felt forms by Teresa Cole. Craig Dongoski negotiates an even newer territory through the process of the sonic interpretation of line, while Cassidy Russellsews her monoprints into geometric shapes that merge the realms of fiber and print.
This exhibition is being held in conjunction with the SGC International Print Conference entitled Terminus.
About the Performance: Apocalypse NOOSPHERE
A multiple-musician set employing a number of Craig Dongoski’s drawing/writings from his current series ‘H E M I S P H E R E S’. Dongoski sees these works as a direct and non-technological form of biofeedback e.g. a neurological seismograph.The performance takes Rainer Maria Rilke’s portentous question, in his essay ‘Urgeräusch”, as a point of departure for inquiry. That question being, “what outcome would occur if the phonograph needle were allowed to traverse the sutures of the skull?” Dongoski’s work will serve as descriptive scores for interpretation placing the musicians in their conventional role of instrumentation while at the same time using their respective instruments as a probe akin to the phonograph needle that Rilke describes.
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