Thursday, August 9, 2012

Herndon Gallery to host closing reception for SOURCE exhibition

Antioch College will present the SOURCE closing reception with artist Amber Ginsburg on August 17 at the Herndon Gallery in South Hall on the Antioch College campus. The closing reception, featuring an artist talk with Ginsburg, is from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Friday, August 17, 2012.

SOURCE presents the work of four artists whose work is intimately involved with “the seed” and includes the goal of environmental restoration, preservation of endangered genetic material, and uncovering histories. They work in a range of mediums, from photographs made with X-Ray cameras in seed banks across the world, to carving of ice books that use seeds as “text,” to an imaginative repurposing of World War I ceramic test bomb dummies into seed shakers. The work is poetic, performative, and profound.

The exhibition has been curated by Dennie Eagleson ’71, creative director of the Herndon Gallery, and Sara Black, assistant professor of visual arts at Antioch College. About the artists Amber Ginsburg and partner Joe Madrigal have been collaborating on projects since 2007, working with the material and social properties of clay. Their participation in the exhibition will be from an installation that they call FLO(we)(u)R that will contain reproductions of World War II terra cotta dummy test bomb seed-shakers, a casting station, and a video of their production. The test bombs have been re-purposed to be seed distribution objects. This exhibition is a part of a larger exhibition that is being shown concurrently at the Soap Factory in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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