RYAN COMPTONPennant Banners, 2013Nylon and Metal Rings 1800 Block of Guilford Ave, Baltimore MD(photo Courtesy of Arts and Sciences Projects
PAINT IT BLACK CLOSING + DISCUSSION
SATURDAY JAN 4, 2014 2pm-4pm


Vincent Como, Ryan R Compton, Adam Farcus, Terence Hannum, Jason Lazarus, Jen Schwarting, Michael Sirianni

Paint it Black looks at seven artists’ work relating to the concept of black. Contained, yet expansive, black suggests that it is not finite, but exists beyond our understanding of a shifting spectrum. Black  is an idea that is closely linked to the limitations of our collective cultural understanding and perception over time. Black has been retrofitted as a contemporary mode; as a bookend for its own branding. The selected pieces negotiate the genre of minimal art influences and the social/political aspects of the artists’ work, with a regard to black as a recontextualisation of the post-minimalist language.
Vincent Como (b. 1975, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) has exhibited his work throughout the United States and abroad. The focus of Como’s work is black, in both subject and material, which is used to explore ideas and relations within modernity, astrophysics, psychology and nihilism. His work has been discussed in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, ArtSlant, Art Press, Progress Report, and Bite Magazine among others. He holds a BFA in Drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art and is represented by MINUS SPACE in Brooklyn, NY, where he recently presented the solo exhibitionParadise Lost.
Ryan Compton (b. 1980, Turnersville NJ), graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2003.  He mixes cultural experiments with drawing, installation, and new media tools to explore context and conditioning within contemporary society. Public Collection, Getty Museum Research Institute. He has exhibited in group shows and projects at the Tate Modern (London), X Initiative, John Connelly Presents, White Box, and Foxy Production, and has been published in Charley Independent, K48, and Time Out New York. He is currently based in New York.
Adam Farcus has been the gallery director at Hood College since the spring of 2013. He also co-directs the artist-run space, Lease Agreement, in Baltimore. His artwork has been exhibited nationally and he has lectured on his work at numerous venues, including The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Performance Studies International 16 conference.  Adam received his MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, BFA from Illinois State University, and AA from Joliet Junior College.  More information on Adam Farcus, and samples of his artwork, can be found on his website, www.adamfarcus.com.
Terence Hannum (b. 1979, USA) is an artist and musician based in Baltimore, MD. He earned his BFA from Florida Southern College and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His solo exhibitions include those at Stevenson University, Western Exhibitions, the Chicago Cultural Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and he has also participated in group exhibitions at Locatie Z, The Hague (Netherlands), telephonebooth (Kansas City), and San Francisco Cinamatheque. Hannum has performed music solo and with Locrian, and in collaboration with Nicolas Lobo at De La Cruz Collection (Miami) and Scott Treleaven at Kavi Gupta Gallery (Chicago).
Jason Lazarus (b. 1975) is a Chicago-based artist who received his MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2003. His work has been exhibited internationally and is in major collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Bank of America LaSalle Photography Collection, and the Milwaukee Museum of Art among others. Major exhibitions include Black Is,Black Ain’t at the Renaissance Society, On the Scene at the Art Institute of Chicago, Not the Way You Remembered at the Queens Museum of Art, “Image Search” at PPOW Gallery in NYC, Michael Jackson Doesn’t Quit, Part 3 at the Future Gallery, Berlin, Self Portrait as an Artist at Kaune Sudendorf in Cologne, Germany, and Tiny Vices at Studio Bee in Tokyo, Japan. Major solo exhibitions include Your Time is Gonna Come at Illinois State University, Jason Lazarus: Chicago Works at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Live Archive at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco (opens November, 2013). Jason is the Co-Director of Chicago Artist Writers, a new art criticism platform and is currently touring a new experimental feature length film (a collaboration with Eric Fleischauer) called twohundredfiftysixcolors.
Jen Schwarting is a Brooklyn-based writer and artist working in collage and sculpture. She holds an MFA from CalArts and a BFA from Cornell University. Her work has been included in exhibitions at HalBromm Gallery, Smack Mellon, the Bronx Museum of the Arts and Islip Art Museum in New York, David Patton Los Angeles and Newspace Gallery in LA, and her most recent series of collages will be shown in Miami in December. Her work has been featured in Art21, The L Magazine, and The New York Times. In addition, Schwarting writes art criticism and reviews for The Brooklyn Rail.
Born in upstate New York,  Michael Sirianni received his MFA from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 2010. Working in video, photography and sculpture, Sirianni explores queer history and internet social space. Recent exhibitions include Mechanical Turk at the Rhode Island School of Design and How Do I Look? at Roots and Culture in Chicago. A 2010 recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant, Siriannilives and works in Brooklyn, NY. His work can next be seen in a solo exhibition at Lease Agreement, Baltimore, opening March of 2014.
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RYAN COMPTON
Pennant Banners, 2013
Nylon and Metal Rings 
1800 Block of Guilford Ave, Baltimore MD
(photo Courtesy of Arts and Sciences Projects

PAINT IT BLACK CLOSING + DISCUSSION

SATURDAY JAN 4, 2014 2pm-4pm

Vincent Como, Ryan R Compton, Adam Farcus, Terence Hannum, Jason Lazarus, Jen Schwarting, Michael Sirianni

Paint it Black looks at seven artists’ work relating to the concept of black. Contained, yet expansive, black suggests that it is not finite, but exists beyond our understanding of a shifting spectrum. Black  is an idea that is closely linked to the limitations of our collective cultural understanding and perception over time. Black has been retrofitted as a contemporary mode; as a bookend for its own branding. The selected pieces negotiate the genre of minimal art influences and the social/political aspects of the artists’ work, with a regard to black as a recontextualisation of the post-minimalist language.

Vincent Como (b. 1975, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) has exhibited his work throughout the United States and abroad. The focus of Como’s work is black, in both subject and material, which is used to explore ideas and relations within modernity, astrophysics, psychology and nihilism. His work has been discussed in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, ArtSlant, Art Press, Progress Report, and Bite Magazine among others. He holds a BFA in Drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art and is represented by MINUS SPACE in Brooklyn, NY, where he recently presented the solo exhibitionParadise Lost.

Ryan Compton (b. 1980, Turnersville NJ), graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2003.  He mixes cultural experiments with drawing, installation, and new media tools to explore context and conditioning within contemporary society. Public Collection, Getty Museum Research Institute. He has exhibited in group shows and projects at the Tate Modern (London), X Initiative, John Connelly Presents, White Box, and Foxy Production, and has been published in Charley Independent, K48, and Time Out New York. He is currently based in New York.

Adam Farcus has been the gallery director at Hood College since the spring of 2013. He also co-directs the artist-run space, Lease Agreement, in Baltimore. His artwork has been exhibited nationally and he has lectured on his work at numerous venues, including The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Performance Studies International 16 conference.  Adam received his MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, BFA from Illinois State University, and AA from Joliet Junior College.  More information on Adam Farcus, and samples of his artwork, can be found on his website, www.adamfarcus.com.

Terence Hannum (b. 1979, USA) is an artist and musician based in Baltimore, MD. He earned his BFA from Florida Southern College and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His solo exhibitions include those at Stevenson University, Western Exhibitions, the Chicago Cultural Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and he has also participated in group exhibitions at Locatie Z, The Hague (Netherlands), telephonebooth (Kansas City), and San Francisco Cinamatheque. Hannum has performed music solo and with Locrian, and in collaboration with Nicolas Lobo at De La Cruz Collection (Miami) and Scott Treleaven at Kavi Gupta Gallery (Chicago).

Jason Lazarus (b. 1975) is a Chicago-based artist who received his MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2003. His work has been exhibited internationally and is in major collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Bank of America LaSalle Photography Collection, and the Milwaukee Museum of Art among others. Major exhibitions include Black Is,Black Ain’t at the Renaissance Society, On the Scene at the Art Institute of Chicago, Not the Way You Remembered at the Queens Museum of Art, “Image Search” at PPOW Gallery in NYC, Michael Jackson Doesn’t Quit, Part 3 at the Future Gallery, Berlin, Self Portrait as an Artist at Kaune Sudendorf in Cologne, Germany, and Tiny Vices at Studio Bee in Tokyo, Japan. Major solo exhibitions include Your Time is Gonna Come at Illinois State University, Jason Lazarus: Chicago Works at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Live Archive at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco (opens November, 2013). Jason is the Co-Director of Chicago Artist Writers, a new art criticism platform and is currently touring a new experimental feature length film (a collaboration with Eric Fleischauer) called twohundredfiftysixcolors.

Jen Schwarting is a Brooklyn-based writer and artist working in collage and sculpture. She holds an MFA from CalArts and a BFA from Cornell University. Her work has been included in exhibitions at HalBromm Gallery, Smack Mellon, the Bronx Museum of the Arts and Islip Art Museum in New York, David Patton Los Angeles and Newspace Gallery in LA, and her most recent series of collages will be shown in Miami in December. Her work has been featured in Art21, The L Magazine, and The New York Times. In addition, Schwarting writes art criticism and reviews for The Brooklyn Rail.

Born in upstate New York,  Michael Sirianni received his MFA from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 2010. Working in video, photography and sculpture, Sirianni explores queer history and internet social space. Recent exhibitions include Mechanical Turk at the Rhode Island School of Design and How Do I Look? at Roots and Culture in Chicago. A 2010 recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant, Siriannilives and works in Brooklyn, NY. His work can next be seen in a solo exhibition at Lease Agreement, Baltimore, opening March of 2014.

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PAINT IT BLACK 

November 9, 2013 through January 4, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday November 9, 2013 7pm-10pm

Hours: Wednesday 5-7pm & Saturday 1pm-4pm or by appointment

Image: Michael Sirianni Blanks, 2012  (video still)

Vincent Como, Ryan R Compton, Adam Farcus, Terence Hannum, Jason Lazarus, Jen Schwarting, Michael Sirianni

Guest Spot @ THE REINSTITUTE is proud to present a group exhibition, Paint it Black. Opening Saturday November 9, 2013, the work will be on view through January 4, 2013.

Paint it Black looks at seven artists’ work relating to the concept of black. Contained, yet expansive, black suggests that it is not finite, but exists beyond our understanding of a shifting spectrum. Black  is an idea that is closely linked to the limitations of our collective cultural understanding and perception over time. Black has been retrofitted as a contemporary mode; as a bookend for its own branding. The selected pieces negotiate the genre of minimal art influences and the social/political aspects of the artists’ work, with a regard to black as a recontextualisation of the post-minimalist language.

Vincent Como (b. 1975, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) has exhibited his work throughout the United States and abroad. The focus of Como’s work is black, in both subject and material, which is used to explore ideas and relations within modernity, astrophysics, psychology and nihilism. His work has been discussed in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, ArtSlant, Art Press, Progress Report, and Bite Magazine among others. He holds a BFA in Drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art and is represented by MINUS SPACE in Brooklyn, NY, where he recently presented the solo exhibitionParadise Lost.

Ryan Compton (b. 1980, Turnersville NJ), graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2003.  He mixes cultural experiments with drawing, installation, and new media tools to explore context and conditioning within contemporary society. Public Collection, Getty Museum Research Institute. He has exhibited in group shows and projects at the Tate Modern (London), X Initiative, John Connelly Presents, White Box, and Foxy Production, and has been published in Charley Independent, K48, and Time Out New York. He is currently based in New York.

Adam Farcus has been the gallery director at Hood College since the spring of 2013. He also co-directs the artist-run space, Lease Agreement, in Baltimore. His artwork has been exhibited nationally and he has lectured on his work at numerous venues, including The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Performance Studies International 16 conference.  Adam received his MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, BFA from Illinois State University, and AA from Joliet Junior College.  More information on Adam Farcus, and samples of his artwork, can be found on his website, www.adamfarcus.com.

Terence Hannum (b. 1979, USA) is an artist and musician based in Baltimore, MD. He earned his BFA from Florida Southern College and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His solo exhibitions include those at Stevenson University, Western Exhibitions, the Chicago Cultural Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and he has also participated in group exhibitions at Locatie Z, The Hague (Netherlands), telephonebooth (Kansas City), and San Francisco Cinamatheque. Hannum has performed music solo and with Locrian, and in collaboration with Nicolas Lobo at De La Cruz Collection (Miami) and Scott Treleaven at Kavi Gupta Gallery (Chicago).

Jason Lazarus (b. 1975) is a Chicago-based artist who received his MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2003. His work has been exhibited internationally and is in major collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Bank of America LaSalle Photography Collection, and the Milwaukee Museum of Art among others. Major exhibitions include Black Is,Black Ain’t at the Renaissance Society, On the Scene at the Art Institute of Chicago, Not the Way You Remembered at the Queens Museum of Art, “Image Search” at PPOW Gallery in NYC, Michael Jackson Doesn’t Quit, Part 3 at the Future Gallery, Berlin, Self Portrait as an Artist at Kaune Sudendorf in Cologne, Germany, and Tiny Vices at Studio Bee in Tokyo, Japan. Major solo exhibitions include Your Time is Gonna Come at Illinois State University, Jason Lazarus: Chicago Works at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Live Archive at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco (opens November, 2013). Jason is the Co-Director of Chicago Artist Writers, a new art criticism platform and is currently touring a new experimental feature length film (a collaboration with Eric Fleischauer) called twohundredfiftysixcolors.

Jen Schwarting is a Brooklyn-based writer and artist working in collage and sculpture. She holds an MFA from CalArts and a BFA from Cornell University. Her work has been included in exhibitions at HalBromm Gallery, Smack Mellon, the Bronx Museum of the Arts and Islip Art Museum in New York, David Patton Los Angeles and Newspace Gallery in LA, and her most recent series of collages will be shown in Miami in December. Her work has been featured in Art21, The L Magazine, and The New York Times. In addition, Schwarting writes art criticism and reviews for The Brooklyn Rail.

Born in upstate New York,  Michael Sirianni received his MFA from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 2010. Working in video, photography and sculpture, Sirianni explores queer history and internet social space. Recent exhibitions include Mechanical Turk at the Rhode Island School of Design and How Do I Look? at Roots and Culture in Chicago. A 2010 recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant, Siriannilives and works in Brooklyn, NY. His work can next be seen in a solo exhibition at Lease Agreement, Baltimore, opening March of 2014.

Strangers

Curator Hyejung Jang

September 21, 2013  through October 26, 2013

Opening Saturday September 21, 2013 7pm-10pm

Baltimore, September 3, 2013- Guest Spot is pleased to present a group exhibition of international artists curated by Hyejung Jang. Strangers will be on view at 1715 North Calvert Street from September 21 through October 26. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held at the gallery on Saturday, September 21 from 7 to 10pm. 

Exhibition Statement:

Although globalization and nomadism are not new themes in contemporary art, there is an intriguing new tendency for current artists who purposely put themselves in a strange environment to pursue their artistic practices. In recent decades, most of immigrant or international artists have usually explored issues of ambiguous identity, a lacking sense of belonging and/or a notion of nostalgia in their practice. However, in more recent years, more artists put themselves into strange places by their own free will, and actively and creatively try to connect themselves to society through their art.  From the artists’ points of view, their consideration for connection is naturally tied to a consideration for where they live and who they meet. As  examples of the scope of artwork created in this realm, artists are going out and creating projects in the public, inviting the public to their private space, asking audiences to be in collaboration, and may or may not include participatory elements. 

Strangers represents four emerging international artists – Cindy Cheng, Tamar Ettun, Kwantaeck Park, and Ting-Ting Cheng – who have the shared experience of transplanting themselves in foreign countries to study and pursue their art practices. The artists are working in a variety of media including photography, sculpture, multi-media, performance, and installation. The diversity of media allows each artist to creatively find their own place in a new environment, while making connections with one another. By adapting a participatory component, either in the producing process or the final work, the artists invite the public to complete their work at various levels. Using familiar materials including string, hardboard and found objects, C. Cheng produces a site-specific installation with objects and drawings that she found or created in her daily life. She often collects the objects from her friends and neighbors and continuously reinvents the relationships between her drawings, the objects, herself, and the viewer. Ettun engages the public through performance and/or performance-based installation. Her work explores the environment where she lives and suggests a creative perspective of it to viewers. Park’s work stimulates our curiosities and critical thoughts about society, sharing his curiosities and feelings in the new city with people through poetic and participatory language. T. Cheng often uses dialogue as the medium and finds participants for her work through public platforms such as Twitter and community boards. Her work centers on the themes of language barriers, alienation, and human relationship.

Cindy Cheng was born in Hong Kong and is currently living and working in Baltimore, MD. Her work is based in the practice of drawing and explores the relationship between drawing, objects and installation, investigating its implicit narrative potential. Cheng graduated with an MFA from the Mount Royal School of Art at Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011. Her work was included in this year’s Sondheim Semi-final Group Exhibition and will be featured at Flashpoint DC in 2014.

Tamar Ettun is a Brooklyn based multimedia artist from Jerusalem, Israel. Ettun’s solo exhibition and performances include: The Lion Who Liked Strawberries, PS3 Studio, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas commissioned by Art Production Fund, One Thing Leads To Another, Indianapolis Museum of Art, and Performa 11 presented by RECESS (2011), One Thing Leads To Another: Part 2, Andrea Meislin Gallery (2012) Empty Is Also, Performa 09 presented by the X-Initiative. 
Group exhibitions and performances include: Socrates Sculpture Park (2013, 2012), apexart (2012) Contemporary Jewish Museum SF (2012), Herzelia Biennial ARTTLV (2011), RH Gallery (2011, 2012), The Queens Museum (2010), Center of Contemporary Art Tel Aviv (2009), The Jewish Museum NYC (2009), among others. Ettun has been honored by several organizations including Abron’s Art Center, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Art Production Fund, Socrates Sculpture Park, America Israel Cultural Foundation, The World Performance Project, Artis, Yale School of Art, RECESS, and Triangle Workshop Residency. 
Selected publications include: The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Observer GalleristNY, Artforum video, Time Out NYC. Ettun received her MFA from Yale University in 2010, where she was awarded the Alice English Kimball Fellowship. Ettun studied at Cooper Union in 2007, while earning her BFA from Bezalel Academy, where she graduated with honors.

Kwantaeck Park lives and works in New York. His work has been shown in the US and Korea at venues including Chelsea Art Museum, New York; Dumbo Art Festival, Brooklyn; Nurture Art, Brooklyn; The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn; Bronx Art Space, Bronx; Electronic Gallery, Maryland; Cais gallery, Seoul; Gallery Light Box, Seoul. He was awarded a residency at the Philadelphia Art Hotel and Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. He will be awarded residencies at Yaddo in Fall 2013 and The Arctic Circle Expeditionary residency in Fall 2014. Park’s work was included in Korean national art textbook in 2012 and was reviewed in The Daily Times by Ursula Ehrhardt. He received a MFA from School of Visual Arts in New York in 2013 and a BFA from Seoul National University in 2008. 

Ting-Ting Cheng was born in Taiwan, and graduated from MA Photographic Studies at University of Westminster, London. She applies images and texts in her works to explore the concept of the other socially, culturally and politically. Her works has been exhibited internationally, including solo shows at Taipei Fine Art Museum, Galerie Grand Siecle (Taiwan), Identity Gallery (Hong Kong), Addaya Centre d´Art Contemporani (Spain), SACMA (Spain), Rowan Arts (London) and Before Exhibition Gallery (Hungary). Cheng is also the winner of Signature Photography Award (2009, London) and shortlisted for Taipei Art Award in 2011. She is currently studying at MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London.

 

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SELFIE 
June 8, 2013 through July 13, 2013
Opening Reception: June 8, 2013  7-10 pm
Hours: Wednesday 5-7 & Saturday 1-5 or by appointment
Location: 1715 North Calvert St. Baltimore, MD
Julie Benoit
John Bohl
James Bouché
Gina Dawson
Lisa Dillin
Alex Ebstein
Jean Frater
Skye Gilkerson
Lesser Gonzalez
Carl Gunhouse
Ryan Hoover
Jason Hughes
Lou Joseph
Katie Kehoe
Rob de Oude
Jassie Rios
Ginevra Shay
Amanda Valdez 

 
Guest Spot at THE REINSTITUTE is pleased to announce its upcoming group exhibition SELFIE, which opens on June 8, 2013. SELFIE commemorates Guest Spot’s two years in existence and the exhibition will feature select artists  with whom we’ve worked in the past.
SELFIE is a group exhibition that examines the origins of commerce: the principle of trade. All participating artists will create work to trade with each other. The experience relies on the ability of artists to self-determine value, while overcoming the major disadvantages of commerce through the double coincidence of wants* of the barter system.
The coincidence of wants problem is an important category of transaction costs that impose severe limitations on economies lacking money and thus dominated by barter or other in-kind transactions. The problem is caused by the improbability of the wants, needs, or events that cause or motivate a transaction occurring at the same time and the same place.
SELFIE: Picture of yourself, usually taken by yourself.  “Miss McBee hates when people post selfies of themselves on facebook, she already knows what you look like. 168 more pictures does not solidify the aesthetic value of who you are.”
Trading will happen during the opening at 9pm.

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SELFIE 

June 8, 2013 through July 13, 2013

Opening Reception: June 8, 2013  7-10 pm

Hours: Wednesday 5-7 & Saturday 1-5 or by appointment

Location: 1715 North Calvert St. Baltimore, MD

Julie Benoit

John Bohl

James Bouché

Gina Dawson

Lisa Dillin

Alex Ebstein

Jean Frater

Skye Gilkerson

Lesser Gonzalez

Carl Gunhouse

Ryan Hoover

Jason Hughes

Lou Joseph

Katie Kehoe

Rob de Oude

Jassie Rios

Ginevra Shay

Amanda Valdez 

 

Guest Spot at THE REINSTITUTE is pleased to announce its upcoming group exhibition SELFIE, which opens on June 8, 2013. SELFIE commemorates Guest Spot’s two years in existence and the exhibition will feature select artists  with whom we’ve worked in the past.

SELFIE is a group exhibition that examines the origins of commerce: the principle of trade. All participating artists will create work to trade with each other. The experience relies on the ability of artists to self-determine value, while overcoming the major disadvantages of commerce through the double coincidence of wants* of the barter system.

  • The coincidence of wants problem is an important category of transaction costs that impose severe limitations on economies lacking money and thus dominated by barter or other in-kind transactions. The problem is caused by the improbability of the wants, needs, or events that cause or motivate a transaction occurring at the same time and the same place.

SELFIE: Picture of yourself, usually taken by yourself.  “Miss McBee hates when people post selfies of themselves on facebook, she already knows what you look like. 168 more pictures does not solidify the aesthetic value of who you are.”

Trading will happen during the opening at 9pm.

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LIVE FROM THE REINSTITUTE

NEW YORK CENTRALITY AND THE ARTISTS PRACTICE: Streaming Live today @ 2:30pm! 

THE REINSTITUTEPanel Discussion: New York Centrality and the Artist’s PracticeSaturday May 25, 2013 2pm-4pm1715 North Calvert St. Baltimore, MD.In collaboration with Guest Spot’s current exhibition Same Same But Different, THE REINSTITUTE is hosting a community and panel discussion on New York Centrality and the Artist’s Practice. The program is inspired by recent related articles that depict New York City as not a place for young artists - Vulture: Saltz on the Death of the Gallery Show; and The L Magazine: Don’t Move to New York. The discussion will spark a critical conversation about the exchange and transformation of the artist’s practice in New York and the current challenges that artists face while living in the City. The panelists include three recent MFA graduates from Hunter College (New York City): Jay Gaskill, Fabian G. Tabibian, and Amanda Valdez; the talk will be moderated by the Director of The Reinstitute, Rod Malin.“I’m sad that New York, the city I’ve lived in for more than 10 years, is now barely hospitable to those making the kind of art I love.” Paddy Johnson“Art doesn’t have to be shown in New York to be validated.” Jerry SaltzSame Same but Different is an exhibition collective formed by three Brooklyn-based artists (Jay Gaskill, Fabian G. Tabibian, and Amanda Valdez). They do not share a studio nor do they make works together. Their collaboration supersedes the physical space of the studio; it exists ephemerally in conversation, in actions, and in shared thinking. The collective’s physical manifestation is in the exhibition space as a site-specific opportunity in which the three artists’ work is brought together to create new meaning and propositions. The phrase “Same Same but Different” represents the nexus at which their work converges and diverges from each other.Amanda Valdez is a Brooklyn based artist, born in Seattle, Washington. She received her MFA from Hunter College in New York City and BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Additionally, she studied at Utrecht University in The Netherlands. Amanda has been the recipient of a Yaddo Artist-in-Residency, MacDowell Colony Artist-in-Residency, the 2011 College Art Association MFA Professional-Development Fellowship, and is a contributing arts editor at Dossier Journal and Bomb Magazine. Recent shows include Taste of Us, her Solo Exhibition at Denny Gallery in New York, El Regreso de los Dinosaurios at Abrons Art Center, in New York, Same Same but Different at Parallel Art Space, in Brooklyn and SOIL Gallery, in Seattle, MsBehavior at The ArtBridge Drawing Room, in New York, Faraway Neighbor at Flux Factory, in Queens, and Don’t Fence Me In…Or Out at Lesley Heller Workspace, New York.Fabian G. Tabibian is a Brooklyn based artist, born in New York City. He received his MFA from Hunter College, studied at the Royal College of Art in London and at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. His work has been exhibited at Parallel Art Space in Brooklyn, Rush Arts Gallery in New York, Momenta Art in Brooklyn and at the Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY. His work has been selected as a best of 2011 by the editorial board of Rhizome.org and is featured in the 2013 Northeast edition of New American Paintings. He currently teaches at Hunter College and LaGuardia Community College.Jay Gaskill was born in Silver Spring, MD in 1980. He received his education in New York City, earning a BFA in Painting from the School of Visual Arts in 2002, and an MFA in Painting from Hunter College in 2011. During his time at Hunter, he was awarded the Judy and Arthur Zankel award for travel to the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX. He has exhibited in several group shows in New York City, Seattle, and Vienna, Austria. His work has been profiled online in Dossier Journal, and the influential Pencil in the Studio Blog. He is currently preparing for his first solo show at Oner River Gallery in Englewood, NJ in the fall of 2013. Jay lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.The discussion will mark the closing of Same Same But Different on Saturday May 25, 2013.

THE REINSTITUTE

Panel Discussion: New York Centrality and the Artist’s Practice

Saturday May 25, 2013 2pm-4pm

1715 North Calvert St. Baltimore, MD.

In collaboration with Guest Spot’s current exhibition Same Same But Different, THE REINSTITUTE is hosting a community and panel discussion on New York Centrality and the Artist’s Practice. The program is inspired by recent related articles that depict New York City as not a place for young artists - Vulture: Saltz on the Death of the Gallery Show; and The L Magazine: Don’t Move to New York. The discussion will spark a critical conversation about the exchange and transformation of the artist’s practice in New York and the current challenges that artists face while living in the City. The panelists include three recent MFA graduates from Hunter College (New York City): Jay Gaskill, Fabian G. Tabibian, and Amanda Valdez; the talk will be moderated by the Director of The Reinstitute, Rod Malin.

“I’m sad that New York, the city I’ve lived in for more than 10 years, is now barely hospitable to those making the kind of art I love.” Paddy Johnson

“Art doesn’t have to be shown in New York to be validated.” Jerry Saltz

Same Same but Different is an exhibition collective formed by three Brooklyn-based artists (Jay Gaskill, Fabian G. Tabibian, and Amanda Valdez). They do not share a studio nor do they make works together. Their collaboration supersedes the physical space of the studio; it exists ephemerally in conversation, in actions, and in shared thinking. The collective’s physical manifestation is in the exhibition space as a site-specific opportunity in which the three artists’ work is brought together to create new meaning and propositions. The phrase “Same Same but Different” represents the nexus at which their work converges and diverges from each other.

Amanda Valdez is a Brooklyn based artist, born in Seattle, Washington. She received her MFA from Hunter College in New York City and BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Additionally, she studied at Utrecht University in The Netherlands. Amanda has been the recipient of a Yaddo Artist-in-Residency, MacDowell Colony Artist-in-Residency, the 2011 College Art Association MFA Professional-Development Fellowship, and is a contributing arts editor at Dossier Journal and Bomb Magazine. Recent shows include Taste of Us, her Solo Exhibition at Denny Gallery in New York, El Regreso de los Dinosaurios at Abrons Art Center, in New York, Same Same but Different at Parallel Art Space, in Brooklyn and SOIL Gallery, in Seattle, MsBehavior at The ArtBridge Drawing Room, in New York, Faraway Neighbor at Flux Factory, in Queens, and Don’t Fence Me In…Or Out at Lesley Heller Workspace, New York.

Fabian G. Tabibian is a Brooklyn based artist, born in New York City. He received his MFA from Hunter College, studied at the Royal College of Art in London and at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. His work has been exhibited at Parallel Art Space in Brooklyn, Rush Arts Gallery in New York, Momenta Art in Brooklyn and at the Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY. His work has been selected as a best of 2011 by the editorial board of Rhizome.org and is featured in the 2013 Northeast edition of New American Paintings. He currently teaches at Hunter College and LaGuardia Community College.

Jay Gaskill was born in Silver Spring, MD in 1980. He received his education in New York City, earning a BFA in Painting from the School of Visual Arts in 2002, and an MFA in Painting from Hunter College in 2011. During his time at Hunter, he was awarded the Judy and Arthur Zankel award for travel to the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX. He has exhibited in several group shows in New York City, Seattle, and Vienna, Austria. His work has been profiled online in Dossier Journal, and the influential Pencil in the Studio Blog. He is currently preparing for his first solo show at Oner River Gallery in Englewood, NJ in the fall of 2013. Jay lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

The discussion will mark the closing of Same Same But Different on Saturday May 25, 2013.

G U E S T  S P O T @ THE REINSTITUTE

SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT

 April 13, 2013  through May 25 2013 

Curator: Same Same But Different

Opening Reception: April 13, 2013  7-10 pm

Closing And Panel Discussion: May 25 2-4 pm

Hours: Wednesday 5-7 & Saturday 1-5or by appointment

Location: 1715 North Calvert St. Baltimore, MD



Guest Spot & THE REINSTITUTE is proud to present a group exhibition curated by Same Same But Different. Opening Saturday April 13, 2013, the works will be on view through May 25, 2013. A panel discussion New York Centrality and the Practice will be held along with the closing Saturday May 25th from 2-4pm.

Same Same but Different is the third in an ongoing series of eponymous exhibitions organized by the collective of the same name. The infamous Southeast Asian colloquialism is used as both descriptor for their collaboration and inspiration for their exhibitions. Formed in 2012 in Brooklyn, they have previously mounted exhibitions in New York City and Seattle. Each exhibition is site-specific but remains rooted in the core concept of their collaboration, which is their common formal language of purposeful colors and simple shapes in complex arrangements. The phrase “same same but different” is elastic and is used by merchants to describe a wide array of wares. They have embraced its full meaning by using these exhibitions as an opportunity to showcase multifarious sides of their practices, thereby enabling different combinations of their work to produce new meanings and connections. For the show with Guest Spot @ THE REINSTITUTE, they have taken very literal inspiration from the gallery by expanding the scope of their collaboration by inviting two guest artists to join them in the exhibition space.

Jay Gaskill – Halsey Hathaway – Maya Hayuk – Fabian G. Tabibian – Amanda Valdez

The collective approaches an exhibition as artists would approach a new work, by allowing its form and concept to organically assert itself. This happens not by putting paint to canvas, but through discussions during studio visits with individual artists. The root note of this show is mirroring. Quickly, it became apparent that, in one form or another, each artist is engaging in works that deals with a kind of Rorschachian near-symmetry. The dialogue between the works furthers this notion, as certain elements from one piece is reflected in a distorted fun-house mirror style in other pieces around the room. One can almost trace certain elements as they zig-zag like shards of light through the exhibition. Amanda Valdez’s provocative sturdy forms become Halsey Hathaway’s interlocking curvilinear space which gives way to Jay Gaskill’s swirling zones of colors which are picked up and hypercharged by Maya Hayuk, whose weaving expressive lines lead directly to Fabian G. Tabibian’s drawn diagonal structures, which then get melted and molded by Valdez’s pouring paint.

The connective threads that one can find are limitless. Which do you choose? Same same but different.

Same Same but Different is an exhibition collective formed by three Brooklyn-based artists (Jay Gaskill, Fabian G. Tabibian, and Amanda Valdez). They do not share a studio nor do they make works together. Their collaboration supersedes the physical space of the studio; it exists ephemerally in conversation, in actions, and in shared thinking. The collective’s physical manifestation is in the exhibition space as a site-specific opportunity in which the three artists’ work is brought together to create new meaning and propositions. The phrase “Same Same but Different” represents the nexus at which their work converges and diverges from each other.

Amanda Valdez is a Brooklyn based artist, born in Seattle, Washington. She received her MFA from Hunter College in New York City and BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Additionally, she studied at Utrecht University in The Netherlands. Amanda has been the recipient of a Yaddo Artist-in-Residency, MacDowell Colony Artist-in-Residency, the 2011 College Art Association MFA Professional-Development Fellowship, and is a contributing arts editor at Dossier Journal and Bomb Magazine. Recent shows include Taste of Us, her Solo Exhibition at Denny Gallery in New York, El Regreso de los Dinosaurios at Abrons Art Center, in New York, Same Same but Different at Parallel Art Space, in Brooklyn and SOIL Gallery, in Seattle, MsBehavior at The ArtBridge Drawing Room, in New York, Faraway Neighbor at Flux Factory, in Queens, and Don’t Fence Me In…Or Out at Lesley Heller Workspace, New York.

Fabian G. Tabibian is a Brooklyn based artist, born in New York City. He received his MFA from Hunter College, studied at the Royal College of Art in London and at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. His work has been exhibited at Parallel Art Space in Brooklyn, Rush Arts Gallery in New York, Momenta Art in Brooklyn and at the Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY. His work has been selected as a best of 2011 by the editorial board of Rhizome.org and is featured in the 2013 Northeast edition of New American Paintings. He currently teaches at Hunter College and LaGuardia Community College.

Halsey Hathaway was born in Buffalo, NY in 1980.  He received his BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, his MFA from Hunter College in New York, NY and was awarded the Tony Smith Award from Hunter College. Halsey Hathaway is a 2010 fellow in painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts.  His first solo show was at the historic Reid Chapel of First and Franklin Street Presbyterian Church of Baltimore, MD, in December of 2011.  He showed with Gary Petersen in a two-person exhibition at Storefront Bushwick in Brooklyn, NY in January 2012 and participated in a three-person show at Nathan Bernstein Gallery in New York, NY in May of the same year.  His work has been mentioned in many publications including Time out New York, The New Yorker and Art in America.   Halsey is currently planning for an upcoming solo exhibition with Rawson Projects in Brooklyn, NY.

Jay Gaskill was born in Silver Spring, MD in 1980. He received his education in New York City, earning a BFA in Painting from the School of Visual Arts in 2002, and an MFA in Painting from Hunter College in 2011. During his time at Hunter, he was awarded the Judy and Arthur Zankel award for travel to the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX. He has exhibited in several group shows in New York City, Seattle, and Vienna, Austria. His work has been profiled online in Dossier Journal, and the influential Pencil in the Studio Blog. He is currently preparing for his first solo show at Oner River Gallery in Englewood, NJ in the fall of 2013. Jay lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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PUBLISHING IN THE DIGITAL AGE 
Discussion with Waal-boght Press and photographer Carl Gunhouse
Saturday March 23, 2013 2-4pm
Guest Spot and THE REINSTITUTE are proud to present a discussion with Jason John Würm from Waal-boght Press and photographer Carl Gunhouse. The talk will explore how the current economic state of the US has changed how the independent publisher is regarded and the influence of a culture characterized by a profusion of content. Waal-boght Press is a new independent publisher of small edition photography books and zines located in Brooklyn, NY. Carl Gunhouse is a NYC-based photographer who is also known for his photography writing and his online website called Searching for the Light.
The discussion will mark the closing of Carl Gunhouse’s solo exhibition Falling Apart on Saturday March 23, 2013. Book and Exhibition details below.
Falling Apart (published by Waal-boght Press 2013) draws on Carl Gunhouse’s academic background as graduate student in American history to investigate the way in which history tends to affect our perception of current events. The work is culled from images made over six years of wandering across America, a path based on intuition and the chase of the occasional historic event. This journey began in the crumbling of the Bush presidency and continued through Obama’s first term, witnessing the unraveling of American prosperity and the long slog of dealing with the repercussions. The resulting work lacks the grandiosity of journalism and its constant hysteria for the now and instead exposes the little visual bits of America that are left to history and give voice to our shared experience.
The exhibition Falling Apart is a survey of Americana, documenting economic and social regression in a time needed for great progressive change in American history. Living in a culture that is obsessed with access to excess, blind trust in technology and its lure for the infallible has poisoned our ability to decipher between choices. Carl Gunhouse’s work draws on his academic background as a graduate student in American History to investigate relationships between current events and their historic significance. For the past six years Gunhouse has been traveling across America by car, bearing witness (with his large format camera in trunk) to the unraveling of America prosperity.
Carl Gunhouse was born in 1976 in Boston, Massachusetts, but he spent his formative years in suburban New Jersey. Growing up, he developed a love/hate relationship with suburbia that led to the angst familiar to most suburban youth. With this unrest came the discovery of the anger and DIY ethics of hardcore punk rock. Yearning to be part of the hardcore scene, he started photographing bands, which began his love of photography.
To escape suburban New Jersey, Carl enrolled at Fordham University in New York City. While completing a BA in European History at Fordham, he discovered that photography could be something to pursue a career so he decided to simultaneously complete a BFA in Photography. After going on to earn his MA in American History from Fordham, Carl concentrated on street photography. In hopes of developing and refining his photography work, Carl completed his MFA in Photography at Yale University.
Since graduating, he has found a great deal of personal satisfaction teaching as an Adjunct at Montclair State University, Cooper Union, Marymount Manhattan College, and Nassau Community College. He has also gained some renown for his straightforward writing on photography for such web sites as Searching For the Light, Lay Flat, and American Suburb X. His photography has been shown nationally and internationally. As an artist, he has produced a body of landscape and portrait photographs by driving around the United States to expose the little visual bits of America that give voice to our shared history and experience. Carl currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

PUBLISHING IN THE DIGITAL AGE 

Discussion with Waal-boght Press and photographer Carl Gunhouse

Saturday March 23, 2013 2-4pm

Guest Spot and THE REINSTITUTE are proud to present a discussion with Jason John Würm from Waal-boght Press and photographer Carl Gunhouse. The talk will explore how the current economic state of the US has changed how the independent publisher is regarded and the influence of a culture characterized by a profusion of content. Waal-boght Press is a new independent publisher of small edition photography books and zines located in Brooklyn, NY. Carl Gunhouse is a NYC-based photographer who is also known for his photography writing and his online website called Searching for the Light.

The discussion will mark the closing of Carl Gunhouse’s solo exhibition Falling Apart on Saturday March 23, 2013. Book and Exhibition details below.

Falling Apart (published by Waal-boght Press 2013) draws on Carl Gunhouse’s academic background as graduate student in American history to investigate the way in which history tends to affect our perception of current events. The work is culled from images made over six years of wandering across America, a path based on intuition and the chase of the occasional historic event. This journey began in the crumbling of the Bush presidency and continued through Obama’s first term, witnessing the unraveling of American prosperity and the long slog of dealing with the repercussions. The resulting work lacks the grandiosity of journalism and its constant hysteria for the now and instead exposes the little visual bits of America that are left to history and give voice to our shared experience.

The exhibition Falling Apart is a survey of Americana, documenting economic and social regression in a time needed for great progressive change in American history. Living in a culture that is obsessed with access to excess, blind trust in technology and its lure for the infallible has poisoned our ability to decipher between choices. Carl Gunhouse’s work draws on his academic background as a graduate student in American History to investigate relationships between current events and their historic significance. For the past six years Gunhouse has been traveling across America by car, bearing witness (with his large format camera in trunk) to the unraveling of America prosperity.

Carl Gunhouse was born in 1976 in Boston, Massachusetts, but he spent his formative years in suburban New Jersey. Growing up, he developed a love/hate relationship with suburbia that led to the angst familiar to most suburban youth. With this unrest came the discovery of the anger and DIY ethics of hardcore punk rock. Yearning to be part of the hardcore scene, he started photographing bands, which began his love of photography.

To escape suburban New Jersey, Carl enrolled at Fordham University in New York City. While completing a BA in European History at Fordham, he discovered that photography could be something to pursue a career so he decided to simultaneously complete a BFA in Photography. After going on to earn his MA in American History from Fordham, Carl concentrated on street photography. In hopes of developing and refining his photography work, Carl completed his MFA in Photography at Yale University.

Since graduating, he has found a great deal of personal satisfaction teaching as an Adjunct at Montclair State University, Cooper Union, Marymount Manhattan College, and Nassau Community College. He has also gained some renown for his straightforward writing on photography for such web sites as Searching For the Light, Lay Flat, and American Suburb X. His photography has been shown nationally and internationally. As an artist, he has produced a body of landscape and portrait photographs by driving around the United States to expose the little visual bits of America that give voice to our shared history and experience. Carl currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

NEWS: 
Eric Doeringer   




Ed Ruscha: Books & Co.
Tuesday, March 5–Saturday, April 27, 2013

Gagosian Gallery
980 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
www.gagosian.com
 


Gagosian Gallery is presenting an exhibition featuring artist books by Ed Ruscha and more than one hundred artists he has inspired.
The Gagosian show will include Eric Doeringer’s Stains, Stained (as part of the ABCED box set), Some Los Angeles Apartments, Real Estate Opportunities, and Records. MIT Press’ Various Small Books will include Doeringer’s Stains, Some Los Angeles Apartments, and Real Estate Opportunities There are multiple photos and a short text for each book, and Real Estate Opportunities will also shown in the Various Small Books’ introduction.
On March 6, Ed Ruscha takes the stage at The New York Public Library to reflect on his career and enduring influence in conversation with Paul Holdengräber, director of LIVE from the NYPL . For more information and to purchase tickets to this event, click here.
Ed Ruscha’s publication of artist books beginning in the early 1960s had a profound effect on other contemporary artists. Bruce Nauman’s Burning Small Fires (1969) was the first of many books directly influenced by and in conversation with Ruscha’s publications; in this case Ruscha’s Various Small Fires and Milk (1964), a book featuring documentary-like photographs of matches, a smoking pipe, and other forms of fire. The opening of Ed Ruscha Books & Co. will coincide with the release of MIT Press’s Various Small Books: Referencing Small Books by Ed Ruscha (2013) and will feature over one hundred artist books by Ruscha and numerous others, showcasing Ruscha’s lasting impact along with those he has inspired.
View more information here.
 
Guest Spot will be featuring Eric Doeringer’s work at Open Space Editions and Multiples Fair (Baltimore) 
View more information here  

NEWS: 

Eric Doeringer   

Ed Ruscha: Books & Co.

Tuesday, March 5–Saturday, April 27, 2013

Gagosian Gallery
980 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
www.gagosian.com
 

Gagosian Gallery is presenting an exhibition featuring artist books by Ed Ruscha and more than one hundred artists he has inspired.

The Gagosian show will include Eric Doeringer’s Stains, Stained (as part of the ABCED box set), Some Los Angeles Apartments, Real Estate Opportunities, and Records. MIT Press’ Various Small Books will include Doeringer’s Stains, Some Los Angeles Apartments, and Real Estate Opportunities There are multiple photos and a short text for each book, and Real Estate Opportunities will also shown in the Various Small Books’ introduction.

On March 6, Ed Ruscha takes the stage at The New York Public Library to reflect on his career and enduring influence in conversation with Paul Holdengräber, director of LIVE from the NYPL . For more information and to purchase tickets to this event, click here.

Ed Ruscha’s publication of artist books beginning in the early 1960s had a profound effect on other contemporary artists. Bruce Nauman’s Burning Small Fires (1969) was the first of many books directly influenced by and in conversation with Ruscha’s publications; in this case Ruscha’s Various Small Fires and Milk (1964), a book featuring documentary-like photographs of matches, a smoking pipe, and other forms of fire. The opening of Ed Ruscha Books & Co. will coincide with the release of MIT Press’s Various Small Books: Referencing Small Books by Ed Ruscha (2013) and will feature over one hundred artist books by Ruscha and numerous others, showcasing Ruscha’s lasting impact along with those he has inspired.

View more information here.

 

Guest Spot will be featuring Eric Doeringer’s work at Open Space Editions and Multiples Fair (Baltimore)

View more information here  


   Matthew Northridge Labor Day, 2012

 

TOWARD A NEW FORM ORDER 

Artist Talk:  Saturday January 26, 2013  2-4pm


Guest Spot is proud to announce a dual exhibition entitled Toward a New Form Order featuring artists Lisa Dillin (Baltimore) and Matthew Northridge (New York City). Opening Saturday December 15, 2012, the works will be on view through January 26, 2013.

Recursive systems generally create the impression that the sum of parts dictate the form of the whole. Fractals, as self-similar patterns, are understood to be the same from near as from far. In the realm of social and political satire, when presented as a form of critique, a certain alchemy can occur and elevate familiar patterns beyond trivial self-similarity.

The tendency to dissect a punch line and disaggregate a joke into its parts truncates one’s ability to see the particular humor within. The somber order, sense of solitude, and dry wit contextually linked to minimal art is merely a backdrop against which these artists embellish their political will.  Both Dillin and Northridge’s approaches are in some ways substantially similar; although both borrow from a minimal aesthetic, they also possess the ability to obsessively examine minutely, while maintaining a transcendent outlook.  The result is a humorous-like paradox, as if they are saying “I am serious, so I am laughing.”

Recursion is sometimes used humorously in computer science, programming, philosophy, or mathematics textbooks. It is not unusual for such books to include a joke entry in their glossary along the lines of:

Recursion, see Recursion. [2] ” 

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Born is Silver Spring Maryland in 1976, Lisa Dillin is based in Baltimore MD, relocating to the area in 2010 via Brooklyn, NY. Dillin received a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in the area of Sculpture in 2006 and a BFA from Atlanta College of Art in the areas of Photography and Sculpture in 1998. Dillin is currently employed as an Adjunct Faculty member at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and American University in Washington D.C. Her work has been selected for exhibition at various venues including the Washington Project for the Arts in Washington D.C., Flashpoint in Washington, D.C., Artspace in New Haven, CT, Nurture Art in Brooklyn, NY, Flux Factory in LIC, NY, and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, MI. Dillin was selected as a finalist for the 2012 Sondheim Prize and a semi-finalist for the 2011 Trawick Prize.

Matthew Northridge lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.  He received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999.  His work has been included in such exhibitions as “Out of Site: Fictional Architectural Spaces” at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, “Open House: Working in Brooklyn” at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, “Material Matters” at the Johnson Museum (Cornell University), and “The 183rd Annual” at the National Academy Museum.  His solo efforts include shows at Gorney Bravin + Lee (NYC), Western Exhibitions (Chicago), and KANSAS (NYC). He has received fellowships from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the MacDowell Colony, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.  His work is currently included in “United States” at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT.