Group ‘Address’ at Perimeter

Aug 02, 2017
“No Such Thing” by Jonathon Peck is a 2017 work of vinyl decals on stretched vinyl.

Belfast — Perimeter Gallery will open “Address,” a group exhibition curated by Female Background, with a 6 to 8 p.m. reception Thursday, Aug. 10.

“Address” features works that use writing and frequently emphasize direct communication alongside graphic strategies. This emphasis mixes the social modes of signage and conversation with the personal and particular information found in gesture, material and image.

Female Background comprises New York artists Cameron Crawford and Gabriella D’Italia, formerly of Maine. Their collaborative work has been exhibited at Perimeter Gallery, as well as in New York.  For this exhibition, they have selected work from the following nine artists.

Maura Bower works in video, performance and experimental garment design. Her projects examine the ways that consumer culture, including mass media and fashion, constructs female subjects. Recent shows include MUMOK in Vienna, Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève and Samuel Freeman Gallery in Los Angeles. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

Carly Glovinski investigates patterns, objects and organizing systems found in everyday life. She is represented by Morgan Lehman Gallery in New York; and her work has been included in exhibitions at deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Boston Center for the Arts, and the Portland Museum of Art. She currently lives and works in New Hampshire.

Rachel Kennedy is a PhD neuroscientist and published poet. She has shown her photographic-based poetry at the Robert E. White Gallery at Husson University; and has participated with her husband Shane C. Smith in performance venues and sculptural projects. She currently teaches for Bard College and Columbia University.

Shane C. Smith is a New York City-based artist whose his venues circle between unsanctioned performance spaces and curated museum exhibitions. Venues have included the Maine College of Art; the Carrack Modern in Durham, N.C.; the University of North Carolina’s Ackland Museum; DAC Gallery, Los Angeles; and New York’s American Museum of Natural History.

Selena Kimball works primarily in large-scale collage, using printed documentary evidence and physically re-working visual histories into constructed surfaces and installations. She has exhibited internationally as well as has collaborated for over a decade with visual anthropologist Alyssa Grossman on films that have been shown at documentary film festivals internationally. Her published work includes the collage novel "The Dreaming Life of Leonora de la Cruz," which was produced together with art historian Agnieszka Taborska. She is Assistant Professor in the School of Art, Media + Technology at Parsons, the New School for Design.

Christine Negus is a multidisciplinary artist and writer employing humor and irony to investigate nostalgia and loss. She received the National Film Board of Canada’s Best Emerging Canadian Video/Filmmaker award in 2008 and she won one of two jury prizes at the Milwaukee Underground Film Festival in 2012. Exhibitions and screenings include Dalhousie Art Gallery, Montreal Underground Film Festival, Cambridge Galleries, Art Gallery of York University, Xpace Cultural Centre and Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn.

Jonathan Peck’s work has been exhibited at Mrs Barbers, Los Angeles; the New Museum, New York; Deitch Projects, New York; VersaceVersaceVersace, Miami; and Thessaloniki Museum of Photography. Peck was awarded the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Arts and was an artist in residence at the Cooper Union School of Art. He lives and works in New York.

Steve Reinke is an artist and writer best known for his video essays. He lives in Chicago and teaches in the department of Art, Theory, Practice at Northwestern.

Courtney Tramposh lives and works in New York. She has exhibited widely in New York, as well as in Beijing.

“Address” will run through Oct. 1. Perimeter Gallery is located at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 338-0555.

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“Ditto” by Christine Negus is a 2013 work of engraved razors.
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