Dec. 6 – Dec 21, 2014
Re:View Contemporary Gallery is pleased to present Re:Collect 2014, the gallery’s only annual group exhibit, including all gallery artists.
In this edition of Re:Collect, each gallery artist curated an artist whose work they consider relevant in contemporary practice today. The exhibit will be in Re:View’s Gallery 1 space, and runs through Sunday, December 21.
READ ABOUT THE ARTISTS
[Curated by Melanie Manos]
Katherine Behar is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist whose work includes performance, interactive installation, video, and writing about digital culture. Behar’s work appears at festivals, galleries, performance spaces, and art centers worldwide, including the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Judson Church in New York; UNOACTU in Dresden; The Girls Club Collection in Miami; Feldman Gallery + Project Space in Portland; De Balie Centre for Culture and Politics in Amsterdam; the Mediations Biennale in Poznan; the Chicago Cultural Center; the Swiss Institute in Rome; the National Museum of Art in Cluj-Napoca; and many others. She is the recipient of fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Art Journal and the Rubin Museum of Art; and grants including the Franklin Furnace Fund, the U.S. Consulate in Leipzig, the Illinois Arts Council, and the Cleveland Performance Art Festival. Her ongoing projects include two collaborations, the performance art group Disorientalism, with Marianne M. Kim, and the art and technology team Resynplement, with Ben Chang and Silvia Ruzanka. Behar’s writings on technology and culture have been published in Lateral, Media-N, Parsons Journal for Information Mapping, Visual Communication Quarterly, and EXTENSIONS: The Online Journal for Embodied Technology. She is Assistant Professor of New Media Arts at Baruch College.
[Curated by Adam Shirley]
After graduating from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam in 1994, Iris Eichenberg worked as an independent artist and art educator, as well as a part-time curator, and co-organizer of art-related events. She began teaching jewelry in 1996 at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, and has given numerous workshops at various art academies in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. Eichenberg became Head of the Jewelry Department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2000, a position she held until accepting an appointment as Artist in Residence and Head of the Metalsmithing Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in 2007. Eichenberg’s work can be found in museums in various European countries as well as the United States, including the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Schmuck Museum in Pforzheim (Germany), the Fondation National d’Art Contemporain in Paris (France), the Mint Museum in Charlotte (North Carolina), and the Rotasa Foundation in Mill Valley (California).
[Curated by Megan Heeres]
Skye Gilkerson’s work has been shown in solo, two person, and group exhibitions in museums and galleries across the US including the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, the Temple University Gallery in Philadelphia, and the Dumbo Arts Festival in New York. Skye was a 2011 and 2012 Trawick Prize Finalist, and she was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, a Smack Mellon Studio Fellowship, and Artist Residency Grants with the Vermont Studio Center, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center and the La Napoule Art Foundation. Her work is featured in Learning to Love You More by Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July, and is in the Robert F. Pfannebecker Collection, the Notre Dame of Maryland University Collection, and many personal collections in the US and Germany. Skye received her MFA in 2009 from Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Barbara F. Kendrick
[Curated by Tim van Laar]
Born in Troy, New York, Barbara F. Kendrick received her B.F.A. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her M.F.A. from The Ohio State University. She has exhibited her work in France, England and Greece as well as throughout the United States. She has shown her work at Dart, Zolla Lieberman, Gwenda Jay, I-Space and Sulllivan galleries in Chicago; Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska and J.M. Kohler Gallery, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She has received fellowships from the Millay Colony, the MacDowell Colony, the Henry Luce Foundation and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Other artists’ residencies includethe Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Ragdale, the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Cergy-Pontoise, France ,Fundacio Artigas, Gallifa, Spain and the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland. She has been the recipient of grants from the Illinois Arts Council, the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. She was recently selected for the Viewing Program at the Drawing Center, New York. She taught in the Painting and Drawing Program, School of Art and Design, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL from 1987-2007, where she is now Professor Emerita.
[Curated by Marie T. Hermann]
Anthony Marcellini is an artist and writer. His practice examines the social relationships of seemingly disparate things: objects, artworks, individuals, historical events or natural phenomena. His work has been exhibited internationally at museums, galleries and art institutions, including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2013), Witte De With, Rotterdam (2013), The Gothenburg Konsthall (2013), Wilkinson Gallery, London (2012-13); amongst others. And in biennials and festivals such as the 9th Annual Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre (2013), Gagnef Festival, Sweden (2012) and Sequences Art Festival, Reykjavik (2011). His projects in 2014 included a new commission for EMPAC, Troy and a residency at Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taipei. From 2004-2007, Anthony worked alongside curator Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy as the Curatorial Assistant at Art in General in New York City. He received his M.F.A. in Social Practice from California College of the Arts, San Francisco in 2009. From 2000-2004, Anthony co-founded and directed the collaborative art group It Can Change with John Hoppin, a collective that produced art, interventions and performances in public space and in art institutions. His writing has been published in Paletten Art Journal, the web-based publication Nowiswere, and he is a featured contributor to the online journal Art Practical, San Francisco.
[Curated by Simone DeSousa]
Jonathan Rajewski was born in Bismarck, North Dakota, and currently lives in Hamtramck, Michigan. He earned a BA in Philosophy from Michigan State University. His work is currently on display at Jack Hanley Gallery in New York City and forthcoming at Center Gallery at the College for Creative Studies. His writing has appeared in The Exhibitionist (MIT Press), Mousse Magazine, and Museum of the Fucking Future.
[Curated by Ian Swanson]
Christopher Samuels was raised in metro Detroit mixed with a brief stint in the deep south of Florida. Samuels creates works that expose the mythologies of comfort and class in the 21st century while utilizing handmade & every day objects as symbolic cues. In 2009 he co-founded the artist-run gallery Org Contemporary and in 2010 he attended Skowhegan School Of Painting & Sculpture. Samuels’ has participated in exhibitions at the Austin Museum of Art’s Arthouse at the Jones Center in Austin, TX, Purdue University, IN and recently at Brennan & Griffin Gallery, New York. In 2013 Samuels exhibited a short film at the Pollock Gallery, Meadows Museum of SMU University in Dallas Texas. Samuels currently lives and works in Detroit, Mi.
[Curated by Cedric Tai]
Michaela Mosher is a multi-disciplinary video installation artist. Originally from Flint, MI, she currently lives and works in Hamtramck and Detroit, MI. She holds a Bachelors in Fine Art from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. In addition to solo shows at backroom (Hamtramck, MI) and CAVE (Detroit, MI), her work has been exhibited at numerous venues including, but not exclusively: Public Pool (Hamtramck, MI), Detroit Contemporary (Detroit, MI), Northend Studios (Detroit, MI). She also curates, organizes and collaborates on music/projection installations and performances with local artists.
Dustin J. Farnsworth
[Curated by Kate Silvio]
Dustin Farnsworth graduated from Kendall College of Art and design in 2010, and has since participated in over 35 exhibitions nationally and two solo exhibitions. Farnsworth has an upcoming solo exhibition at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, North Carolina. He was the recipient of the prestigious Windgate Fellowship Grant upon graduating in 2010, as well as receiving a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship Grant in 2014. His work is included in a number of collections, both public and private. Farnsworth has been an Artist-In-Residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and is currently entering the third and final year as a Resident Artist at Penland School of Craft.
[Curated by Sharon Que]
James Stephens graduated with a BFA from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit in 1982, and moved to Chicago in 1990. Stephens has exhibited extensively in the area, and had a Mid-Career Retrospective at Oakland University Art Gallery in 2007.
[Curated by Matthew Zacharias]
Scott Allen works in multimedia, including painting, video, and music. Besides showing locally, Allen has written, and directed documentaries (“Turn the Camera Around”), as well as produced video projects. He has also toured the world, and released recordings in his acclaimed band, Thunderbirds Are Now!