Alumni News

Tim Bearse

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Tim Bearse (MFA) at Nobile Amundsen.
Opening: December 5th, 5pm.

Tim Bearse’s sculptures and mixed-media artwork reference the composition, form, and velocity of skateboarding videos. His objects, which at first glance appear to be modernist abstractions, borrow their shape from concrete swimming pools and community-built ramps. The referents, and their larger culture, are specific, though they ultimately point toward something larger: the built environment’s capacity for intervention, collectivization and empathy; the creative potential of kinesthetic awareness; the complexities of tactile, modular forms; and speed as a method of non-lingual communication.
In addition to Bearse’s three-dimensional pool models, all sourced from archival skateboard magazine sketches, ephemera from existing skate sites are layered into and on top of his objects. Together, they create a larger collective archive, or super model. Bearse cites the work of mid-century sculptors such as Barbara Hepworth and Frederick Kiesler as critical to the evolution of modern sculptural abstraction and a reclamation of the individual and cooperative craftsmanship in industrial materials.

Bearse received his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He’s currently a visiting assistant professor at Ohio State University.

Andrew Brehm

 

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Andrew Brehm (MFA) at Legion Arts.
December 4, 2014, to January 4, 2015.

 

Hominine and Mr. Lips: Two Works is an exhibition by New York-based artist Andrew Brehm.

The sculptural installation and video series deal with issues of family and relationships in general, specifically with those that are dysfunctional.

In the Digital Gallery, Brehm shows three segments from his Mr. Lips series. The videos explore mundane suburban middle-class through an oversized caricature of an American family portrait, wherein Brehm hilariously voices each family member.

In the Club Room Gallery, Hominine, a multi-media installation of objects and sound, features disembodied heads—male and female—struggling with romantic issues from staggered positions on wooden stakes. Modeled on the Homo-Erectus, the couple appears to have been decapitated by a more advanced species: the more intelligent and skilled Homo-Sapiens. The sculpture is flanked by altered rugs resembling animal hides. Acquired second-hand, the rugs have been manipulated to resemble cave trophies by emphasizing the pre-existing stains and wear-patterns.

Omri Zin/Seven for Seven

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Yolk

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Gallery 5
Opening reception Nov 7th 6pm-10pm

New work from:
Chen Wang
Christian Gregory
Brooke Inman
Ian Gamble (BFA alumnus)
Olivia Lewis
Jesse Burrowes (VCU Sculpture instructor)

Fall Mix

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Gallery Five
Monday November, 3rd from 7pm-11pm.

An evening of performances, presentations, and more hosted by Community Room.

The night will feature works by: Michaela Amato, Jasmine Calvert (BFA alumna), Caroline Dahlberg (BFA alumna), Zach Stahl, Grace Huddleston, Janelle Proulx, Tyler Kirby, The Houff Foundation (JoJo Houff (BFA alumna)), and Long Distance Sandwiches: Ginger Kitchen (BFA alumna) and Ha Tran (BFA alumna).
Topics to be covered include: plants, sandwiches, raffle tickets, prizes, relaxation, dough, Omegle, the future, shifting weights, relationships, the color pink, and history

Disturbing Innocence

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Disturbing Innocence

October 25th 2014 – January 31st 2015
FLAG Art Foundation

Over 60 artists curated by Eric Fischl. Including artist Bonnie Collura (MFA).

http://flagartfoundation.org/exhibitions/disturbing-innocence/

No Pilota

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No Pilota

Yevgeniya Baras, James Fischetti, Beka Goedde,Patrick Groth,
Veronique Leriche-Fischetti, and Thomas Simon (MFA)

SHOW ROOM | Gowanus

Opening on Friday September 26, 2014, From 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
On View September 26, 2014 – October 26, 2014

http://showroomgowanus.com/nopilota.html 

Radio Galaxy

Valerie Molnar, Matt Spahr, and Amy Chan- “Radio Galaxy”

Radio Galaxy

Amy Chan (MFA), Valerie Molnar (MFA) and Matt Spahr (MFA).

University of Virginia, McIntire Department of Art, Ruffin Gallery

October 10th – December 12th, 2014

Please join us for the opening reception on October 31 from 5:30 – 7:30pm.

http://www.virginia.edu/art/events/ruffin-gallery/

“30/30_IAP”

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30/30_IAP July 2014 

Look and Listen Galerie
Ancient poudrerie, St Chamas 13250, France
7/26/2014 – 9/20/2014

www.lookelisten.com

30/30 is a growing collective collection of unique small-scale artworks by invited artists from around the globe. Works selected by Tilman Hoepfl.

Featuring works by: Mike Asente (BFA 1982) & Monique Luchetti (BFA 1981)

The first edition of 30/30-IAP was presented at Minusspace, Brooklyn,NY. Following venues include PS Projects (Amsterdam/NL), Moins-un (Paris/FR), ABContemporary Gallery (Zuerich/SUI), NOI (Dolceacqua/IT).

Fuzzy Kudzu

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Ralph Eaton (BFA 1987): Fuzzy Kudzu
Taubman Museum of Art
Roanoke, Va
July 22, 2014 - January 17, 2015
http://www.taubmanmuseum.org/main/exhibitions/ralph-eaton-fuzzy-kudzu