Identities and wayfinding designed for the solo exhibitions of artists Noel Anderson (Blak Origin Moment) and Andrea Bowers (Womxn Workers of the World Unite!)
BLAK ORIGIN MOMENT:
From tattered old rugs to mechanically-produced tapestries, Anderson embeds a spectrum of fibers with found images and physical usage just long enough to fray their edges and challenge their legibility. Blak Origin Moment continues this course as Anderson pushes his study into the fraught post-Ferguson era of Black Lives Matter and heightened racial tensions in the United States. Prompted by the provocative question, “when did you know you were black?” he collects oral, artifact-based and visual histories to ultimately restructure the origin and genealogy of black consciousness.
WOMXN WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE!:
Bowers looks to (and participates in) civil disobedience as a lens to explore contemporary causes including women’s, gay & trans rights, immigration, environmental protection and labor relations. Through the cross-disciplinary intersections of drawing, photography, video, collage, craft, performance, participation and archival research she raises awareness of persecuted communities while highlighting individual voices within collective entities. Note: Exhibition identity not documented in gallery space. Identity shown below with artist's work.
On Display February 10, 2017 through June 18, 2017, Blak Origin Moment (above) and Womxn Workers of the World Unite! (below) curated by Steven Matijico
Brochure created for Summer 2016 group exhibition Unraveled: Textiles Reconsidered.
Curated by Kate Bonansinga
UNRAVELED: TEXTILES RECONSIDERED
The artists in Unraveled: Textiles Reconsidered reinvent the everyday and make it resonate. Magazines, clothing, rugs, bed sheets, blankets and even popular phrases are taken apart and then rebuilt into something entirely new. The reconstruction thereby entails processes associated with textiles such as cutting then sewing, folding then stacking, unraveling then reforming, or printing on, embroidering or weaving fabric.
Exhibition materials for the Opening of 2014-2015 season at the Contemporary Arts Center.
THE ONE-EYED THIEF:
Wayfinding and promotional materials for solo exhibition The One-Eyed Thief, the first major US exhibition of Berlin-based duo Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs. The One-Eyed Thief derives from the Taiyo & Nico’s use of manipulating the camera’s eye to create surreal satire of the everyday. The One-Eyed Thief consists of past bodies of work, including The Great Unreal, Spins, and Construction.
Brochure for group exhibition Memory Palace, conceptually based on the Greco-Roman technique of visualizing architectural structure to organize and recall memories. Memory Palace featured work from Franz Ackermann, Michael Ashkin, Louise Bourgeois, Peter Crnokrak, William Kentridge, and many other contemporary artists.
Displayed September 12, 2014 through February 22, 2015
The One-Eyed Thief curated by Kevin Moore for FOTOFOCUS.
Memory Palace curated by