Repurposes Selections

Thirty-one artists have been selected from nearly (perhaps over) 80 applicants for the Repurposes exhibition to be held at the Ellin and Baron Gordon Galleries at Old Dominion University, March 20–April 18, 2010. The artists come from around the world, with work representing a wide variety of media, including artist books, print, text, design, photography, sculpture, installation, video, and web. (Image: Wesley Stuckey, “Where Did The Forest Go,” No.2 yellow pencils, wooden clothes pins, toothpics, thread, sticks and matches, 72¨ h x 66¨ w.)

Michael Alstad
Kristen Alvanson
Mary Babcock
Andrew Bascle
Robert Billings
Alice Bradshaw
Andrew Breitenberg
Jenna Collins
Caroline Cox
Gale Flax
Scott Groeniger
Hilary Jack
Daniel Jasper
JK Keller
John Kramer
Roselyn Leibowitz
Ann Liu
Paul Matosic
Chris McCampbell
Steven McCarthy
Rebecca Mushtare
Antonia Perez
Vincent Romaniello
Marie Reig
Marcella Stasa
Wesley Stuckey
Beth Taylor
Bradly Treadaway
Isabel Uria
Supisa Wattanasansanee

Repurposes: Call for submissions

Baron and Ellin Gordon Galleries at Old Dominion University
March 20–April 18, 2010
A joint project of Ephemeral States and Helvetica Jones

Repurposes is an exhibition that seeks to present work representing themes of reexamining and reengaging convictions or finding new uses for what’s been produced for other prospects. Instead of crafting new doctrines for how we should regard our world and ourselves, we might first rehabilitate meanings that have been lost or disfigured. We must also face the overproduction of material culture and its implications for our self and the environment. How might we employ and transform the abundant objects and imagery that already exists? In a time of historic change and challenge—politically, economically, technologically—how do we remake ourselves?

Works may address the idea of Repurposes either in their concept or their material form. Submissions of existing 2D and interactive (short QuickTime movies, Flash animations) work are welcome in addition to proposals for installation work. Submissions should be either as high-quality JPEG images or PDFs.

Curated by Kenneth FitzGerald, Associate Professor of Art, Old Dominion University, and Garland Kirkpatrick, Associate Professor of Art, Loyola Marymount University.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, October 2, 2009
Selections announced: Monday, November 30, 2009
Deadline to receive work: Monday, February 15, 2010
Show opens: Saturday, March 20, 2010
Show closes: Sunday, April 18, 2010

Send submissions to:
Kenneth FitzGerald
Art Department
Old Dominion University
Hampton Boulevard
Norfolk VA 23529
757 683 5459