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Artist Talk with Sarah Sudhoff

Artist Talk with Sarah Sudhoff

Exhibition Dates: January 21 – February 19, 2017 This exhibition brings together two photographers who dive into the human body through surgeries, implants and medical waste. Erin Neve uses her own experience with surgery to create her still lifes. Sarah Sudhoff explores the material that is discarded after an important history. Erin Neve In the series Suture, I build still-lifes as metaphors for human anatomy and surgical dissection. Using documentation of a personal past surgery as visual reference, I recreate the surgical scene as staged dioramas using draped fabrics and foodstuffs as material to resemble human flesh, internal organs, and abject post-surgical scenes. The images are visceral and seductive, oftentimes referencing the aesthetic of Dutch still-life paintings and vanitas as well as its tradition of contemplation on symbolic objects. I build these body-like objects out of bread-dough, honey, syrup, jam, and other food (food is an intimate extension of the body and contains repulsive and seductive qualities; food can dictate power in acts such as fasting, dieting, or celebration). In many photos in Suture, the bread-dough skin in punctured or sliced, and I attempt to repair the wound using imprecise and unsteady sutures with a needle and tread. Although the sutures are rough and crudely attempted, this act of reparation mirrors my attempt to heal my body through surgical intervention. Bio b. El Paso, TX Erin Neve is a photographic artist based in the Washington DC area. Erin received her MFA in photography from The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2012. She received her MA in philosophy in 2006 where she focused her research on Aesthetics and Photographic Theory. Her work has been exhibited nationally in Minneapolis, Chicago, Austin, and San Antonio as well as internationally in Beijing, China and Turku, Finland. Erin is currently Assistant Professor of Photography at Shepherd University. Sarah Sudhoff I am continuously fascinated by the residual histories of a particular object. In my latest body of work, Precious Metal, I explore medical implant recycling, a common practice for most crematoriums in the United States and abroad. As an environmentally conscious individual, I’m interested in the duality of a process which both conserves natural resources while at the same time gives new life to these otherwise discarded artifacts. By interrupting the reclaiming process, I preserve the history of a medical implant and highlight the unique markings left on its surface by both the body and the cremation process. Bio Sarah Sudhoff is an artist, photographer, educator and former photo editor for Texas Monthly and Time magazines. She served as Executive Director of the Houston Center for Photography. Just recently, Sudhoff opened Capsule Gallery dedicated to exhibiting contemporary photography and craft. In 2012, Sudhoff was an artist-in-residence at Artpace, San Antonio, Texas and Anne Strainchamps interviewed Sudhoff on her series At the Hour of Our Death for a segment titled Minding Mortality for the NPR program To the Best of Our Knowledge. Sudhoff holds a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Parsons the New School for Design, NY and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.

Tomorrow is the last day of Erin Neve and Sarah Sudhoff 's show. Sarah will be her at 2pm on Sunday for her artist's talk. Please stop on by. https://www.facebook.com/events/1408846692512148/

Artist Talk with Sarah Sudhoff

Artist Talk with Sarah Sudhoff

Exhibition Dates: January 21 – February 19, 2017 This exhibition brings together two photographers who dive into the human body through surgeries, implants and medical waste. Erin Neve uses her own experience with surgery to create her still lifes. Sarah Sudhoff explores the material that is discarded after an important history. Erin Neve In the series Suture, I build still-lifes as metaphors for human anatomy and surgical dissection. Using documentation of a personal past surgery as visual reference, I recreate the surgical scene as staged dioramas using draped fabrics and foodstuffs as material to resemble human flesh, internal organs, and abject post-surgical scenes. The images are visceral and seductive, oftentimes referencing the aesthetic of Dutch still-life paintings and vanitas as well as its tradition of contemplation on symbolic objects. I build these body-like objects out of bread-dough, honey, syrup, jam, and other food (food is an intimate extension of the body and contains repulsive and seductive qualities; food can dictate power in acts such as fasting, dieting, or celebration). In many photos in Suture, the bread-dough skin in punctured or sliced, and I attempt to repair the wound using imprecise and unsteady sutures with a needle and tread. Although the sutures are rough and crudely attempted, this act of reparation mirrors my attempt to heal my body through surgical intervention. Bio b. El Paso, TX Erin Neve is a photographic artist based in the Washington DC area. Erin received her MFA in photography from The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2012. She received her MA in philosophy in 2006 where she focused her research on Aesthetics and Photographic Theory. Her work has been exhibited nationally in Minneapolis, Chicago, Austin, and San Antonio as well as internationally in Beijing, China and Turku, Finland. Erin is currently Assistant Professor of Photography at Shepherd University. Sarah Sudhoff I am continuously fascinated by the residual histories of a particular object. In my latest body of work, Precious Metal, I explore medical implant recycling, a common practice for most crematoriums in the United States and abroad. As an environmentally conscious individual, I’m interested in the duality of a process which both conserves natural resources while at the same time gives new life to these otherwise discarded artifacts. By interrupting the reclaiming process, I preserve the history of a medical implant and highlight the unique markings left on its surface by both the body and the cremation process. Bio Sarah Sudhoff is an artist, photographer, educator and former photo editor for Texas Monthly and Time magazines. She served as Executive Director of the Houston Center for Photography. Just recently, Sudhoff opened Capsule Gallery dedicated to exhibiting contemporary photography and craft. In 2012, Sudhoff was an artist-in-residence at Artpace, San Antonio, Texas and Anne Strainchamps interviewed Sudhoff on her series At the Hour of Our Death for a segment titled Minding Mortality for the NPR program To the Best of Our Knowledge. Sudhoff holds a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Parsons the New School for Design, NY and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.

Artist talk this Sunday! https://www.facebook.com/events/1408846692512148/

Congitopia - Jana Swec & Decoy - Nate Burbeck

Congitopia - Jana Swec & Decoy - Nate Burbeck

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 25, 7-10pm Exhibition Dates: February 25 – March 26, 2017 Congitopia - Jana Swec The work in this series is an exploration of the unexpected when collaborating on the visual expressions of shared ideas and dreams. The process of collaborative art making feels like trying to solve a puzzle with infinite paths one could take, but they all lead to a solution. When collaborating on a piece, you do not begin with a finished product in mind; It’s about the process of perspective; It’s about weaving and integrating ideas and concepts together. There's a freedom and palpable sense of adventure when making art this way. It teaches us how to let go of control and embrace the unknown. It surprises and forces us out of our comfort zone. It opens doors and illuminates paths that would not have been visible otherwise. Collaborators: Abi Daniel, Will Gaynor, Suzanne Koett, Shea Little, Cai Littleswec, Olive Littleswec, Jude Littleswec, Aaron Michalovic, Julie Swec, Joe Swec, Alexandria Valenti, Cherie Weaver, Jon Windham, Adam Young Bio Jana Swec was born in Berkley, California and received her BFA at the School of Visual Arts, NY. Swec is a founding member of the non-profit Big Medium, the East Austin Studio Tour, and The Texas Biennial. She is a part of an artist collective called Sodalitas that began working collaboratively in 2002. This group has won a number of awards including; Best of Austin Awards, Best New Art Collaborative, Austin Chronicle Top Ten Artists and Austin Critics Awards Art Community Leadership. She has exhibited nationally. decoy - Nate Burbeck decoy grayDUCK's sister space, decoy, is a sometimes pop-up gallery within (or relatively near) the walls of grayDUCK Gallery. As an adjunct space, decoy provides flexibility that is not always possible with grayDUCK’s long projected exhibition calendar. For decoy, the progression from conception to curation to presentation is greatly reduced, providing an opportunity to show work that is relevant to a particular event, or is only available for a condensed period. Nate Burbeck Nate Burbeck is a mid-western painter whose work dances on the edge of surrealism through the delicate balance of American landscapes and ethereal elements. His work echoes a heightened state of suburban middle-class American life, leaving the viewer almost haunted by the story behind each scene. His work, in its dream-like state, leaves the viewer between eras, fascinated by his innate ability to freeze time. Bio Nate Burbeck was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and currently lives in New York City. He graduated with a B.A. in Studio Art from St. John's University (Collegeville, MN) and participated in the Summer Artist Residency Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York. In 2011, Burbeck was part of a collaborative artist group that created a site-specific installation which was featured at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in an exhibition entitled “Intersections.” He has exhibited across the country including, New York City, Minneapolis, New Orleans and Greenwich. In 2015 he won the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant.

Artist Talk with Sarah Sudhoff

Artist Talk with Sarah Sudhoff

Exhibition Dates: January 21 – February 19, 2017 This exhibition brings together two photographers who dive into the human body through surgeries, implants and medical waste. Erin Neve uses her own experience with surgery to create her still lifes. Sarah Sudhoff explores the material that is discarded after an important history. Erin Neve In the series Suture, I build still-lifes as metaphors for human anatomy and surgical dissection. Using documentation of a personal past surgery as visual reference, I recreate the surgical scene as staged dioramas using draped fabrics and foodstuffs as material to resemble human flesh, internal organs, and abject post-surgical scenes. The images are visceral and seductive, oftentimes referencing the aesthetic of Dutch still-life paintings and vanitas as well as its tradition of contemplation on symbolic objects. I build these body-like objects out of bread-dough, honey, syrup, jam, and other food (food is an intimate extension of the body and contains repulsive and seductive qualities; food can dictate power in acts such as fasting, dieting, or celebration). In many photos in Suture, the bread-dough skin in punctured or sliced, and I attempt to repair the wound using imprecise and unsteady sutures with a needle and tread. Although the sutures are rough and crudely attempted, this act of reparation mirrors my attempt to heal my body through surgical intervention. Bio b. El Paso, TX Erin Neve is a photographic artist based in the Washington DC area. Erin received her MFA in photography from The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2012. She received her MA in philosophy in 2006 where she focused her research on Aesthetics and Photographic Theory. Her work has been exhibited nationally in Minneapolis, Chicago, Austin, and San Antonio as well as internationally in Beijing, China and Turku, Finland. Erin is currently Assistant Professor of Photography at Shepherd University. Sarah Sudhoff I am continuously fascinated by the residual histories of a particular object. In my latest body of work, Precious Metal, I explore medical implant recycling, a common practice for most crematoriums in the United States and abroad. As an environmentally conscious individual, I’m interested in the duality of a process which both conserves natural resources while at the same time gives new life to these otherwise discarded artifacts. By interrupting the reclaiming process, I preserve the history of a medical implant and highlight the unique markings left on its surface by both the body and the cremation process. Bio Sarah Sudhoff is an artist, photographer, educator and former photo editor for Texas Monthly and Time magazines. She served as Executive Director of the Houston Center for Photography. Just recently, Sudhoff opened Capsule Gallery dedicated to exhibiting contemporary photography and craft. In 2012, Sudhoff was an artist-in-residence at Artpace, San Antonio, Texas and Anne Strainchamps interviewed Sudhoff on her series At the Hour of Our Death for a segment titled Minding Mortality for the NPR program To the Best of Our Knowledge. Sudhoff holds a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Parsons the New School for Design, NY and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.

Not Original To Its Location

Not Original To Its Location

Opening Reception: Saturday January 21, 7-10pm Exhibition Dates: January 21 – February 19, 2017 This exhibition brings together two photographers who dive into the human body through surgeries, implants and medical waste. Erin Neve uses her own experience with surgery to create her still lifes. Sarah Sudhoff explores the material that is discarded after an important history. Erin Neve In the series Suture, I build still-lifes as metaphors for human anatomy and surgical dissection. Using documentation of a personal past surgery as visual reference, I recreate the surgical scene as staged dioramas using draped fabrics and foodstuffs as material to resemble human flesh, internal organs, and abject post-surgical scenes. The images are visceral and seductive, oftentimes referencing the aesthetic of Dutch still-life paintings and vanitas as well as its tradition of contemplation on symbolic objects. I build these body-like objects out of bread-dough, honey, syrup, jam, and other food (food is an intimate extension of the body and contains repulsive and seductive qualities; food can dictate power in acts such as fasting, dieting, or celebration). In many photos in Suture, the bread-dough skin in punctured or sliced, and I attempt to repair the wound using imprecise and unsteady sutures with a needle and tread. Although the sutures are rough and crudely attempted, this act of reparation mirrors my attempt to heal my body through surgical intervention. Bio b. El Paso, TX Erin Neve is a photographic artist based in the Washington DC area. Erin received her MFA in photography from The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2012. She received her MA in philosophy in 2006 where she focused her research on Aesthetics and Photographic Theory. Her work has been exhibited nationally in Minneapolis, Chicago, Austin, and San Antonio as well as internationally in Beijing, China and Turku, Finland. Erin is currently Assistant Professor of Photography at Shepherd University. Sarah Sudhoff I am continuously fascinated by the residual histories of a particular object. In my latest body of work, Precious Metal, I explore medical implant recycling, a common practice for most crematoriums in the United States and abroad. As an environmentally conscious individual, I’m interested in the duality of a process which both conserves natural resources while at the same time gives new life to these otherwise discarded artifacts. By interrupting the reclaiming process, I preserve the history of a medical implant and highlight the unique markings left on its surface by both the body and the cremation process. Bio Sarah Sudhoff is an artist, photographer, educator and former photo editor for Texas Monthly and Time magazines. She served as Executive Director of the Houston Center for Photography. Just recently, Sudhoff opened Capsule Gallery dedicated to exhibiting contemporary photography and craft. In 2012, Sudhoff was an artist-in-residence at Artpace, San Antonio, Texas and Anne Strainchamps interviewed Sudhoff on her series At the Hour of Our Death for a segment titled Minding Mortality for the NPR program To the Best of Our Knowledge. Sudhoff holds a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Parsons the New School for Design, NY and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.

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