Art Exhibition: Signification
September 2nd – 8th
Friday Opening Hours: 6pm to 10pm
Saturday: 1pm to 3pm
Sunday – Thursday:
By Appointment, email A1Artsubmission@gmail.com
On Friday September 2nd, 2016 6-10 pm Emily Schleiner along with A1 Lab Arts is hosting an exhibit about art and language’s power of signification.
Inevitably people interpret more than expected with they communicate. Signification is an exhibition of *unaccounted for interpretations* that have led to the creation of new worlds. Some artist contemplate a space beyond space, such as Shannon Novak, who generates virtual shapes, colors, and sounds on top of everyday objects within the exhibition space with her augmented reality app. Aaron Oldenburg has created a poetic video game about the cremation site of Pol Pot, a place of contradictory spiritual and political significance in Cambodia. The exhibit also includes video art by Norman Magden, who makes a study of changes in Christian iconography historically.
Sara Blair McNally, on the other hand, will perform a piece called ‘The Social Reunion’ wherein she will create and gift drawings with specific instructions for viewers. Grayson Earle‘s installation ‘Poemecia’ combines microbe activity with NSA’s sensitive word list to generate haikus. Michael Arpino‘s paintings dig into the magical world of Appalachia with imagery of six-eyed cats, moths, mythic and psychedelic plant-life. Robert Thompson‘s painting sets poetic words loose on a winter landscape. This exhibition will also include works by Tracy Riggs, Elizabeth Mcnall, Beth Fox, Melanie Eichholz, Heath Schultz, Grayson Earle, Monique Grimord, Carson Grubaugh, Anna Ursyn, Peter Whittenberger, and The Bureau (Liat Berdugo, Josh Finn, Leora Fridman, and Shawn Manchester). Artists of the Signification exhibition each in their own way, have created artwork that highlights unaccounted for creativity and explores previously invisible sites, where there are universes that extend further than ‘all there is’.
Curator Bio: Emily Schleiner is a local Knoxville artist and web developer who has an interest in patterns and people that brings her work into a zone of interactive installations, video sculptures, and short-films. Born in Davis, California, she completed her MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts at Brooklyn College in New York, embracing ensemble-style collaborations with artists from multiple disciplines and partaking in the emergent creative process of group art-making. Her work has shown in the Play With Fire Video Art Festival (2009), Marian Spore Museum in Brooklyn (2009), in N 68 Media Labs in Brooklyn (2010), she is an award winning exhibitor in The Consilience of Art and Science Juried Exhibition of UC Davis’s Art/Science Fusion Program at Pence Gallery (2013), and has exhibited a large-scale interactive installation in Broadway Augmented in Sacramento (2014). She has presented at the Consciousness Reframed International Research Conference in Trondheim, Norway (2010), and at Oddball Film and Video in San Francisco (2011-2012), at the Ninth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society in Vancouver, Canada and the AVANCA Film Festival in Portugal in 2014.
For more information on the exhibit, call visit www.a1labarts.com.
Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, A1LabArts is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1995 by a group of local artists. It is dedicated to multi-disciplinary and experimental exploration of contemporary art issues in all media.