“Naming the Line Between” By Dannielle Tegeder
An installation of two animations and twenty drawings from “The Library of Abstract Sound.”
Tegeder was born in Peekskill, NY and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York where she maintains a studio at The Elizabeth Foundation in Manhattan. She received a BFA from the State University of New York at Purchase and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. For the past fifteen years, Tegeder’s work has explored abstraction. While the core of her work is paintings and drawings, she has recently begun to include large-scale installation, sculptural objects, video, sound, and animation. Tegeder’s work has been presented in over 100 gallery exhibitions, both nationally and internationally in Paris, Houston, Los Angeles, Berlin, Chicago, and New York. She has participated in numerous institution exhibitions including PS1/MOMA, The New Museum, The Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, and Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Several of her drawings have recently been purchased as part of the Contemporary Drawing Collection at the Museum of Modern Art, and her work is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and The Weatherspoon Museum of Art in Greensboro, NC. Tegeder has held three full time university positions at Cornell University, SUNY Purchase, and the City University of New York at Lehman College where she is now an Associate Professor of Art.
“The Cloud Story Project” By Jana Harper
September 2014 – Current
For “The Cloud Story Project,” Jana Harper works with the community to explore notions of perspective, connection and environment through cloud imagery. Inspired by her search to recover thousands of photographic negatives of clouds taken by her mother who was diagnosed with Bipolar I, Harper aims to study, contextualize, and equalize her mother’s obsession with clouds through the thoughts, stories, and experiences of many others.
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“Athens of the South” By John Warren
October 2014 – Current
“Athens of the South” is inspired by John Dewey’s belief that communication creates a great community, and that citizens who participate actively with public life contribute to that community. In “The Public and its Problems,” he writes:
“The clear consciousness of a communal life, in all its implications, constitutes the idea of democracy.”
John Warren has been teaching video art to underserved students at Maplewood High School in East Nashville every Friday since early October. He’s working with about 60 students to make self-portrait videos, observational documentaries about life around the school (ROTC, an auto body shop, etc.), funny fake trailers, and rap videos. Project is ongoing, and will culminate in a final presentation in 2015.
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