on view April 30 – June 7
Dublin Arts Council gallery, 7125 Riverside Dr., Dublin
opening reception Tuesday, April 30, 6 – 8 p.m.
Subrural is a site-specific mixed-media installation for Dublin Arts Council, exploring the similarities and differences between urban and rural environments. Through the immersive artworks, the artists seek to address the cultural anxiety experienced where these familiar, yet unpredictable, places and ecologies intersect.
Repeated forms in painted plastic and screen are metaphors for the environmental commonalities. Contorted vines, rusting power towers and swaths of disembodied insect wings capture the experience of driving between the city and country.
Three artists will create the site-specific installation. Karen Snouffer whose home and studio are in Gambier, Ohio, teaches painting, drawing and multimedia at Kenyon College. Snouffer concentrates on installation and multimedia. Jenn Figg and Matthew McCormack each live in Baltimore. Figg is an assistant professor of art at Towson University near Baltimore and is pursuing a doctorate in media, art and text at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. McCormack works with technology, kinetic sculpture and blown glass, and is pursuing an interdisciplinary Master of Fine Arts at Towson University.
Subrural will be on view in the Dublin Arts Council gallery, 7125 Riverside Dr., in Dublin from April 30 through June 7, 2013. The exhibition opens with a reception with the artists at Dublin Arts Council on April 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition and opening reception are free of charge. Exhibition hours: Tuesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Subrural (production detail), 2013
Karen Snouffer, Jenn Figg and Matthew McCormack
Site-specific mixed-media installation for Dublin Arts Council