Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Thank you to all who attended our Artist Talk with Suda House

dnj Gallery would like to extend a huge thank you to all who were in attendance of our Artist Talk with Suda House on Saturday October 13, 2012.  Here are some photos of the event:

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Buzz Spector: Off the Shelf at the Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University

"The Grunwald Gallery of Art is pleased to announce Buzz Spector: Off the Shelf. This exhibition will open to the public with a lecture and reception, Friday, October 19, and be on view through Saturday, November 16, 2012. The exhibition is part of a broader discussion of the relevance and role of books and libraries in the arts and humanities. A panel discussion on October 24th "Books, Text and Information" will broach such topics as the future of the book, the importance of stacks and browsing, and forms of scholarly production and authorship. Panel members include Ron Day, Professor of Library and Information Science, Ian Meares, Visiting Assistant Professor of Ceramics, and Dawna Schuld, Assistant Professor in the Department of History of Art, and moderator Emilee Mathews, Interim Director of the Fine Arts Library. Receptions in the Fine Arts Library and the Grunwald Gallery will follow. 

Spector is an eminent figure in the artists' book and book arts communities and an internationally known artist and writer. He has published numerous artists' books as well as editing the critical volume The Book Maker's Desire: Writings on the Art of the Book. Spector has lent his critical voice to numerous publications, including American Craft, Artforum, Art Issues, Art on Paper, Exposure and New Art Examiner. He is also a co-founder of the magazine WhiteWalls. Among his many awards, Spector received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in 2005. He also received Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowships in 1991, 1982, and 1985, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Award in 1991. He is currently the dean of the College and Graduate School of Art in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. 

Buzz Spector: Off the Shelf features Spector's large, sculptural installations of books and his Polaroid works. The installations, including The Library of Babel, comprised of 4,500 books, and a piece featuring books by Indiana University authors, all borrowed from Indiana University's libraries. These installations invite commentary on the logic and poetry of the arrangement of books, and ask us to consider the function of the book object. His oversized Polaroid prints further investigate the themes of meaning and form, authorship and ownership, and the physical experience of reading.

He will be signing his recent book "Buzzwords: Interviews with Buzz Spector." This selection of six interviews spanning nearly thirty years showcases Spector's ideas about art, books, libraries and his own history of reading. Spector describes and elucidates his installations, book objects and photographs within an intellectually rich context, provoking stimulating conversation and thought. Spector has designed new page art especially for this publication, including a section that he has individually hand-torn for each book. 

This program is sponsored by the College Arts and Humanities Institute, Indiana University Libraries, the Fine Arts Library, and the Ruth Lilly Auxiliary Library Facility."

To learn more about this event visit Grunwald Gallery's website here.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Cynthia Greig featured in Upcoming Group Exhibition

                       BODY/OBJECTS: Works by 10 Photographers
                  October 12 – December 22, 2012 
Body/Objects: Works by 10 Photographers is a curated group exhibition added as a special project for FOTOFOCUS, the first biennial celebration of photographic arts in Cincinnati. Body/Objects will open in conjunction with the two solo FOTOFOCUS exhibitions currently on view at Carl Solway Gallery:
Stephen Berens: Thinking of Pinturicchio (While Looking Out Sol LeWitt’s Windows) and Elizabeth Bryant: Sol LeWitt Studio Still Lifes.
Opening reception for all three FOTOFOCUS exhibitions at Carl Solway Gallery: October 18, Thursday, 5-8 pm.
Artists included in Body/Objects:
Sarah Charlesworth
John Coplans
Anita Douthat
Cynthia Greig
Ann Hamilton
Suzy Lake
Amanda Means
Laurel Nakadate
Cindy Sherman
Hannah Wilke
Body/Objects: Works by 10 Photographers includes a selection of recent and vintage black-and-white and color photography spanning the last thirty-five years (1977-2012) by artists from the United States and Canada.
The exhibition features various approaches to depicting the human body and  objects related to human presence.  It will include photographic documentations of ‘body related actions’ and artists’ performances that were staged or produced as self-portraiture. Light sources become key elements in many of the works, ranging from available light within the artist’s own studio, to natural daylight utilized outdoors within the landscape, to artificial studio lighting.  The final images may incorporate techniques such as photograms (produced without a camera) or pinhole camera photographs transforming figures within an architectural space.
For more information or images, please contact Michael Solway at Michael@solwaygallery.com or 513-621-0069.