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.)
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:
Old Dominion University
Norfolk VA 23529
757 683 5459
I’m participating in the action/exhibition IWANTTOBELIEVE at the Bolivar Cafe + Gallery in Santa Monica, California. The show was organized by Helvetica Jones Projects and features original postcard works by 16 artists. Sales of the postcards go to the Obama-Biden 08 campaign.