Nov. 15 – Jan. 20, 2012
Trois Gallery | SCAD Atlanta, 1600 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, Ga.
Feb. 15 – Apr. 13, 2012
Pei Ling Chan Gallery | 322 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Savannah, Ga.
The SCAD exhibitions department presents "Immaterial Extracted," an exhibition that explores the physical and psychic tensions between form, color and space. Curated by Fairfax Dorn, this exhibition features works by Rosy Keyser, Laleh Khorramian, Heather Rowe and Erin Shirreff originally commissioned by Ballroom Marfa for the Fall 2010 show "Immaterial." Working in varied mediums, the artists are united in process-driven practices that evoke the metaphysical aspects of art production by establishing a psychic space outside the work, one that is almost as tangible as the physical space inhabited by the object itself. Here, somewhere in the interstices of abstraction, formalism and minimalism, the works precipitate the complex relationships between color and form; the artists' confrontation of the medium and its materiality; the interpretation of time, space and perception; and the intuitive process and the act of making material immaterial.
with guest curator Fairfax Dorn: Thursday, Jan. 19, 3 p.m.
Join guest curator Fairfax Dorn for the "Immaterial Extracted" gallery talk where she will discuss works by Rosy Keyser, Laleh Khorramian, Heather Rowe and Erin Shirreff commissioned by Ballroom Marfa. Dorn is the executive director and co-founder of Ballroom Marfa. She will also speak about Ballroom Marfa's mission and the impetus for this group exhibition that showcases the physical and psychic tensions between form, color and space as exemplified by four emerging artists exploring the language of abstraction. Dorn will also screen the digital animation "Liuto Golis," by Laleh Khorramian.
: Thursday, Jan. 19, 6-7:30 p.m.
: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Pei Ling Chan Gallery
Presented as part of the 2012 deFINE ART program
as part of the deFINE ART gallery hop: 6:30-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24
: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
Rosy Keyser, from Baltimore, Maryland, lives and works in Brooklyn and Medusa, New York.
Peter Blum Chelsea, New York, New York
- Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, New York
- D'Amelio Terras, New York , New York
- Grimm Fine Art, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Laleh Khorramian, from Tehran, Iran, creates quasi-abstract and deeply spatial prints that she uses as backdrops for her animations, which depict the spectacle of unfolding human tragic-comedies. She lives and works in New York, New York.
AWARDS AND HONORS
- Gottlieb Foundation Grant
- Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
- Agnes Martin Award
- Salon 94, New York, New York
- The Third Line, Dubai, UAE
- Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico
- Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Heather Rowe is a sculptor whose materials are the raw supplies and castoffs of building-drywall, 2x4 beams, wood and metal-which she combines with more decorative elements, including ornamental frames, expanses of shag carpet, mirrors, wallpaper and molding. She lives and works in New York, New York.
- Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
- D'Amelio Terras Gallery, New York, New York
- New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art, Asbury Park, New Jersey
- MoMA PS1, New York, New York
Erin Shirreff, from Kelowna, British Columbia, works in video, sculpture and photography, often combining the fields to create comprehensive pieces that investigate the material nature of new media. She is a 2011 Chinati Foundation Artist-in-Residence and currently lives and works in New York, New York.
ON THE WEB
- Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
- The Power Plant, Toronto, Ontario
- MoMA PS1, New York, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York