Friday, April 20, 2012

Forged: Examining contemporary approaches to the ancient process of forged metal work.

What: Forged
When: May 19 - June 24, 2012
June 14, 6 - 8pm; juror talk with Twylene Moyer at 7pm

Forged explores how artists today are taking a contemporary approach to one of the oldest known metalworking processes. The selected works represent a broad range of formal qualities, techniques, and points of view. They run the gamut from conceptual to functional, from practical to outrageous, but they all share a common root in the deep-seated role of metal as a shaper of thought and behavior. As stated by the juror Twylene Moyer, the selected work has “…the power to make us think, again, about how the most ancient of materials and processes can be renewed to forge a continually evolving present.”

The selected artists are: Ross Caudill (NY), Michael Leo Chmielewski (NC), Dylan Collins (WV), Ben Dory (IL), Ellen Durkan (DE), Wendy Edsall-Kerwin (PA), Seth Gould (NC), Lu Heintz (RI), Holland Houdek (NY), Lucas House (NC), John Huckins (ME), Daniel Marcucio (ME), Laurie Marshall (IL), Cozette Phillips (TX), Mike Rossi (PA), George Rousis (MO), Jon Shearin (NY), Steve Shelby (IN), Lisa M. Wilson (OH).

Monday, April 2, 2012

Push Pull Play opens April 12th

Exhibition Dates: April 12 - May 13, 2012Reception: April 12th, 6-8pm

Target Gallery hosts this juried exhibition that focuses on interactive, and toy inspired art. The juror for this exhibition is Prescott Trudeau, curator for the Children’s Museum of Art in Manhattan. This exhibition is in participation with MINDS WIDE OPEN: Virginia Celebrates Children and the Arts 2012, a statewide collaboration of artists, arts organizations, and other institutions to present programs focusing on Children and the Arts.

Selected Artists: Ellen Benson (PA), Ashley V. Blalock (CA), Phillip Delacruz (FL), Marlene Hawe (VA), Erika Heffernan (NY), Joel Jonientz (ND), Melanie Kehoss (VA), Caroline McCatty (MD), Christopher Nitsche (GA), Seamus Liam O'Brien (NY), Mallory Sloss (PA), Alex Waggoner (GA)