I am thrilled to announce that I will spend next summer on a research trip in Seoul. Immense thanks to the Sustainable Arts Foundation for supporting my work.
The Flat Files: Year Five
Closing reception and sale
Tuesday November 13, 2017, 6-8 PM
“Please join us for a closing reception and sale for our current flat file program. From 6-8 on Tuesday, November 13 we will feature works from our 2016-2017 flat file program. These pieces will be out and on display for easy perusal. Visitors who come during this time to this cash or card and carry event will receive a 10% discount on works in our flat file.
Our current flat file program features works by Paolo Arao, Carlos Beltran Arechiga, Caetlynn Booth,
Ellen Burchenal, Emily Burns, Eddie Chu, Andrea Sherrill Evans, Jacquelyn Gleisner, Rhia Hurt, Raymie Iadevaia, Vanessa Irzyk, Chris Joy, Tricia Keightley, Songyi Kim, Rachel Klinghoffer, Alison Kudlow, Vanessa Larsen, Mary Laube, Amanda Lechner, Tonya Lee, Greg Lindquist, Elizabeth Livingston, Leeza Meksin, Bridget Mullen, Ryan Sarah Murphy, Erin Murray, Justin Plakas, Keisha Prioleau-Martin, Lauren Rice, Kristen Schiele, Jennifer Shepard, Niki Singleton, Sarah Slappey, Melinda Steffy, Catalina Viejo Lopez de Roda, Bettina Weiß, and James Woodfill.”
Ground Floor Gallery is pleased to present our 6th Annual Juried Exhibition, Rhythm & Rush. This show comprises the work of 23 National and International Artists selected by our Juror, Catherine Haggarty, a painter and Co-Founder of Ortega y Gasset Projects.
Please join us for the artists’ reception, art book presentation (produced by R.D King and Extended Play) on September 8th 6-9 pm.
"The selection of these artists for Rhythm & Rush spans paintings, sculptures and mixed media. Each artist has such a unique and specific connection to their materials and subject that I felt strongly reflected the ethos of the show’s title. The most beautiful thing about the work and the diversity in the artists in this show is that it speaks to the very human element of language and of connection. Each artist is making work in very different regions and in very different ways. It makes perfect sense to me, that some pieces are figurative, some purely abstract and some hedging between these two spectrums. I envision this show and these pieces as championing a very personal perspective and steady pace. Rhythm and Rush shows us that in 2018, there is not one language in art making that triumphs - rather a multitude of efforts, of attention and of diverse formal solutions & reactions to the pace of the world today.” --Catherine Haggarty
Also, please check out a recent studio visit from Brian Jobe, Carrie Jobe, and Ashley Layendecker of Locate Arts: https://locatearts.org/the-focus/2017/studio-visit-mary-laube
I'm super excited to have three drawings included in the SPRING/BREAK Art Show this year. Curated by Ian Etter, Frontiers includes work by Pete Schulte, Kristy Luck, Matthew F. Fisher, Mike Nudelmam, and Ian Etter.
March 6 - 12, 2018
4 Times Square, NYC (Chashama)
Entrance at 140 West 43rd Street
Preview Day: March 6th
Collectors Preview 11am - 5pm
Press Preview 3pm - 5pm
Opening Night 5pm - 9pm
Regular Show Days: March 7 - 12
Daily Hours: 11am - 6pm
Nocturnal Suns is an exhibition of four faculty members from the UT School of Art.
UT Downtown Gallery
106 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
December 1, 2017 – January 6, 2018
The Warp Whistle Project is humbled to be in such good company!
Emily Ward Bivens is an Associate Professor of 4D arts and Time-Based Art at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She received her MFA from The University of Colorado, Boulder in 2004. Bivens uses found and made objects to forge narratives, provoke or encourage interaction, and reveal fictional and non-fictional mysteries. These objects shift from prop to subject to evidence when used in performance, video, and installation. Characters or identities are created to act as subjects, authors, inventors, and curators of the work.
John C. Kelley is an Assistant Professor of 4D and Time-Based Arts at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. His video work has screened domestically at venues such as The Mid-America Arts Alliance (Kansas City, MO), the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, AR) the Arizona International Film Festival (Tucson, AZ), The Front (New Orleans, LA), the Index Art Center (Newark, NJ), Living Arts (Tulsa, OK), internationally in cities such as London, Moscow, Berlin, Sao Paolo, Mexico City, Edinburgh, Vienna, Prague, Amsterdam and others. Kelley has written original music for award winning feature length narrative and documentary films through Gray Picture in St. Louis, MO, released music as a solo artist through King Electric Records in Austin, TX, and has appeared on more than 25 recordings and albums
John Douglas Powers studied art history at Vanderbilt University and earned his MFA in sculpture, with distinction, at The University of Georgia. His work has been featured in The New York Times, World Sculpture News, Sculpture Magazine, Art Forum, The Huffington Post, Art in America, The Boston Globe and on CBS News Sunday Morning. He is the recipient of the 2013 Virginia A. Groot Foundation Award, a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant as well as a Southeastern College Art Conference Individual Artist Fellowship, an Alabama State Council on the Arts Fellowship, and the Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award. Powers currently lives and works in Knoxville, Tennessee and is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at The University of Tennessee.
The 2018 Flat File: Year Five
December 1 – December 17
Reception: Friday December 12, 6-9 PM
Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York is pleased to present an exhibition launching our 2018 Flat File program. Chosen from an open call that attracted a diverse range of artists, the 37 selected represent an array of approaches towards flat media: drawing, collage, printmaking, and photography. In many cases the selected works are emblematic of an artist’s core practice, while for some this work represents a departure from a larger body of work. The small-scale format presented in our program presents an elastic site for play and exploration.
During this exhibition, and throughout the year visitors are welcome to browse and acquire artworks from the flat file. Individual pieces from the program will be selectively highlighted throughout the year. All works can be viewed on our website and a catalog highlighting all artists in the 2018 program is available for purchase on our website and through MagCloud.
The 2018 Flat File features works by: Paolo Arao, Carlos Beltran Arechiga, Caetlynn Booth, Ellen Burchenal, Emily Burns, Eddie Chu, Andrea Sherrill Evans, Jacquelyn Gleisner, Rhia Hurt, Raymie Iadevaia, Vanessa Irzyk, Chris Joy, Tricia Keightley, Songyi Kim, Rachel Klinghoffer, Alison Kudlow, Vanessa Larsen, Mary Laube, Amanda Lechner, Tonya Lee, Greg Lindquist, Elizabeth Livingston, Leeza Meksin, Bridget Mullen, Ryan Sarah Murphy, Erin Murray, Justin Plakas, Keisha Prioleau-Martin, Lauren Rice, Kristen Schiele, Jennifer Shepard, Niki Singleton, Sarah Slappey, Melinda Steffy, Catalina Viejo Lopez de Roda, Bettina Weiß, and James Woodfill.
The Warp Whistle Project is working hard on a cross-disciplinary performance piece that will debut on January 21st at the Caplan Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. Commissioned by the Network for New Music, The Navigator will feature performers from the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra.
Special thanks to the University of the Arts School of Music and School of Theater for aiding in the facilitation of set design/construction, lighting, sound design, interactive electronics, documentation, and promotion.
About the work
The Navigator is a hybrid work of art: a staged collision of sonic and visual information. The visual components are inspired by Asa Smith’s 19th century astronomical illustrations: outdated planetary charts that served a didactic purpose for his readers. Additional source materials include 1950s science fiction stage sets, clock parts, and mythological scientific instruments. Tensions between the hand-made and the mechanical, illusion and artifice, and function and futility, positions The Navigator as an amalgamation of past representations of ideological futures. Similar to make-believe, the viewer is consumed by an experience on the verge of rupture.
As The Navigator performs its various functions, its true purpose remains enigmatic. While every journey has a destination, The Navigator’s priority is the voyage. In “Wind Up”, the music is energetic and intricate, influenced by strains of minimalism, yet the question of mechanical malfunction begins early on as kinks enter into the clockwork precision. “Unlock” is an hypnotic journey through nocturnal spaces - pointillistic starbursts of sound map a course out of the darkness and into the light. In the final leg, once a tenuous signal is established, The Navigator is ready to “Transmit” to its final destination.
In day to day life, we put the material world to use: cars, coffee makers, and cell phones, to name a few. These objects are typically defined by the unique purpose they serve: cars take us places, coffee makers fuel the morning routine, and cellphones . . . do most of the rest. However, philosophers have argued that we never truly see these objects for what they actually are until they break. A broken cellphone no longer able to serve any of its myriad purposes, can be seen for what it truly is: a chocolate-bar-sized piece of glass and aluminum housing an intricate array of precious metals and circuit boards. Without a purpose, the object’s techne is revealed.
Historically, art objects have served the purpose of glorifying the spiritual, entertaining the masses, and representing ideals of truth, beauty, and power. . In the early years of the 20th century, with the wheels of modernity in full swing, the purpose, appearance, and function of western art was set on a new course. No longer fixated on mimesis, artists began working in opposition to the dominant trend that art should copy nature. As The Navigator charts its own 21st century voyage, its destination remains a question and, in doing so, imparts something else about its true nature.
From the Network for New Music:
You won’t want to miss this unique, cross-disciplinary performance, where you will hear and see "The Navigator", a new multi-media work by composer Paul Schuette and visual artist Mary Laube, side-by-side in U. of Arts state-of-the-art black box theater. The Network Ensemble will also respond to iconic graphic scores by William Kraft and Gyorgy Ligeti/Rainer Wehinger.
Advance ticket sales: $20 Regular/15 senior/10 student (at the door; $25/20/10)
University of the Arts students and faculty FREE ADMISSION
I have three drawings from the Mythos series included in the 2017 Great Lakes Drawing Biennial at Eastern Michigan University. My work was also selected for the 2nd prize award.
This exhibition of artists nationwide highlights current artistic activity in contemporary drawing. Juried by Claire Gilman, Senior Curator at the Drawing Center, New York.
I am thrilled to announce that I will be joining the faculty at the University of Tennessee Knoxville as an Assistant Professor in painting and drawing in August. Go Vols!
I fit all of my materials in a shoe box - scissors, glue, paper, and watercolors. I spent my time making small watercolor collages, sketching, writing, reading, and walking. My plan is to develop this project into a series of small paintings on panel. My two week residency flew by and the collages were very time intensive. I spent the last two days snapping photos and making sketches so that I could return home with plenty of information.
Curatorial statement by Georgia Erger:
Piecing It Together presents a selection of abstract paintings and drawings by Danielle Kimzey, Mary Laube, and Christopher Reno. These three artists explore the private world of the ‘home’ and seek to demystify, through their abstract works, this insular, domestic space. The artists’ subjects reveal both the contents of the ‘house’ (mundane objects encountered everyday) and associations of ‘home’ (deeply ingrained memories and constructed ideals). These artists draw from their experiences of parenthood and the home, and in doing so, bring to the forefront a view that is uniquely private, yet shared.
Kimzey, Laube, and Reno work within modernist painting traditions, yet blur boundaries between the art world and the domestic sphere. Modernist abstraction in America was largely dominated by notions of the singular (male) genius and praised for its unbridled expression of freedom and lofty notions of artistic autonomy. The artists of Piecing It Together challenge this tradition of abstraction by exploring domesticity, a subject that is considered banal or sentimental. Kimzey reconfigures puzzles and employs the logic of Legos to explore formal concerns of color, composition, form, and gesture. Laube modifies and flattens perspective in depictions of her surroundings to complicate the intersection of constructed and idealized spaces. Textiles and fibers, foundational to Reno’s practice, reflect his experimental manipulation of materials most often associated with craft or the home.
The artists do not strive to monumentalize their experiences, but rather, make them accessible through the context of the practice of abstraction. The small scale of the paintings and drawings presented in this exhibition mimic the intimacy of the subject matter addressed by the artists. In piecing together their memories, from the idealized to the monotonous, and constructed imagery of the home, Kimzey, Laube, and Reno evocatively problematize the historical marginalization of the domestic to the periphery of art.
Danielle Kimzey is based in Dallas and studied Painting and Drawing at the University of Iowa and Southern Methodist University. Her work has been exhibited nationally in Dallas, Memphis, and Irvine, and internationally in Berlin.
Mary Laube is based in Cleveland and studied Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture at the University of Iowa and Illinois State University. Her work has been exhibited nationally in Dallas, New York, and Philadelphia, and internationally in Gimpo, South Korea.
Christopher Reno is based in Galesburg, IL and studied Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking at the University of Iowa, Knox College, and the New York Studio School. His work has been exhibited nationally in New York, Austin, and St. Louis.
Curated by Georgia Erger, Curatorial Fellow for the Hawn Gallery.
I am excited to announce that I will be working at Stiwdeo Maelor this summer for two weeks. The residency is located in Corris, a small village in North Wales.
Stiwdio Maelor was established in July 2014 by Australian artist Veronica Calarco to provide residency opportunities for artists and writers from the UK and other parts of the world.
The School of Art presents visiting artist Mary Laube for our First Friday Lecture Series on Oct. 7 at noon. Mary Laube is a painter and installation artist who has exhibited her work internationally. The lecture will take place in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts, 325 Terrace Dr. in Kent, Ohio. All lectures are free and open to the public.
The Fuel And Lumber Company Presents: Off Kilter / In Time
The Fuel And Lumber Company presents Off Kilter / In Time, a two-person exhibition with works by April Bachtel and Mary Laube. April Bachtel’s sculptures are made from second-hand artifacts that she dismantles and reassembles with both a violent and tender hand. In contrast to Bachtel’s rough-hewn objects, Mary Laube’s austere paintings of imagined, flattened worlds are at once familiar but removed from a reality directly perceived. Bachtel’s assembly of fragmented parts and Laube’s sharply cropped scenes distort our perspective and alter our sense of body and space. --The Fuel and Lumber Company
CICA Museum’s art book project “Art Yellow Book” provides a unique art space for artists. Unlike gallery spaces, art books are portable and ubiquitous. Unlike online media, books are tactile and “real.” Art Yellow Book aims to create a space where individual artists can freely express themselves and become media themselves.
Art Yellow Book features artists from around the world. Each artist freely organize two facing pages in the book, using these pages as an exhibition form and an advertisement for themselves and their work. There are no rules or restrictions regarding the layout, design, or content. If you would like to know more about the artists, visit their websites by scanning their QR codes, or contact them directly by email.
The Art Yellow Book International Exhibition Summer 2016 features 32 international artists who participated in Art Yellow Book #2. The exhibition will be held from July 1st to 17th, 2016, featuring Photography, Video Art, and Digital Art. --CICA
The Warp Whistle Project was invited to present at this years International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) in Hong Kong. Paul Schuette will be presenting our most recent project Nightly Light from Suns, an installation piece developed during our collaborative residency at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts in 2015.
Nightly Light from Suns merges visual art and technology to explore the notion of Nostalgic Futurism, a yearning for a time when it was possible to imagine a corporeal, tangible technological future, uncomplicated by knowledge of the current moment. The handcrafted materials and antiquated electronic sounds are reminiscent of 1950’s science fiction, reigniting a promising dream of what lies ahead. Visions of the future cannot escape the ideologies of the present moment. Similar to the nature of memory, these projections are romanticized ideations, born from a longing to “be elsewhere.” To facilitate this unhinging from the present, we experiment with the relationship between sonic and visual information by staging various points of intersection. Nightly Light from Suns represents an otherworldly intelligence that implies an unknown and advanced functionality. These unmapped qualities of the work renew a positive sense of longing and wonder about the future that seems to be all but a memory of the past.
Founded in the Netherlands in 1990, ISEA International (formerly Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts) is an international non-profit organisation fostering interdisciplinary academic discourse and exchange among culturally diverse organisations and individuals working with art, science and technology. The main activity of ISEA International is the annual International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA). The symposia began in 1988.
CURATED BY JESSE DAVID PENRIDGE
Dates: May 5th - June 11th, 2016
526 W 26th st #807 New York, NY
Opening: May 5th, 6-8pm
Field Projects is pleased to present Signaling to ^ the Cipher ^ towards a Segway, curated by Jesse David Penridge, featuring the work of Austin Ballard, Rory Baron, Sarah E. Brook, Pat Byrne, Abigail Collins, Sean Dustan-Halliday, Carla Edwards, MaDora Frey, Tricia Keightley, Myeongsoo Kim, Alison Kudlow, Mary NaRee Laube, and Jessie Rose Vala.
Somewhere along the line I had a teacher that convinced me that, at their core, science and religion were ultimately the same things. They are systems for making sense of the human condition. They function as narratives; bedtime stories that ease the mind to sleep. They provide framework that give us purpose and keep us confident that we aren’t just hapless passengers, stuck on a rock hurtling through space, that truly, something bigger is at work.
On an individual level, we all write our own smaller narratives. It’s what we choose to wear and how we present ourselves socially to the world. They are where we come from and where we choose to go, how we interpret history, politics and evolution as they relate to us personally. Whether the stories are fact fiction or some blurred reality, they keep us sane and give us a place.
This show is a patchwork of strategies- works the artists are using to look both at the world and their self. They are analyzing systems, mythologies and environments that were presented to us as fact and comparing them to those that we craft ourselves everyday. These tools not only identify the artists’ points of departure from the world around them, but create new realities, new mythologies, new belief systems. --Jesse David Penridge