Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Is It Just Me?

If you find yourself in the Albany area in the coming month, be sure and check out the 10-year survey of work by Jennifer Dalton at the Hudson Valley Community College Teaching Gallery. Opening tomorrow (with an artist talk...which Jen claims she isn't comfortable doing, but I've seen her and she's great!) and organized by the very charming Tara Fracalossi, the exhibition is the first time a number of Jen's larger installations have been seen in the same space. Details are:
Jennifer Dalton: “Is It Just Me?”
Exhibition: Sept. 17 – Oct. 24
Artist Lecture: 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium
Reception: 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17
Teaching Gallery, Administration Building

“Is It Just Me?” surveys the last 10 years of Jennifer Dalton’s sculptures and installations based on exhaustive “excavations” of herself and her surroundings. She is an archaeologist of the presentday, collecting and examining personal and cultural information, organizing and evaluating the information according to her own unique criteria, and displaying the findings in sculptural installations consisting of assembled or handmade objects. The artist received a BFA degree from UCLA and a MFA degree from the Pratt Institute in New York, and has exhibited her work throughout the United States and Europe.

For more information, see here.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm just curious that you americans repeatedly mention artists schools and qualifications. Is this supposed to somehow make the art better?

9/16/2009 09:37:00 AM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

The practice is somewhat traditional now, but I'm not sure why it started, so your question is a good one.

I do know that I make conclusions about an artist based on what I know of the school they attended. I also assume that one has to be considered better by experts to be accepted into the better art schools, which might translate into assuming the art is better, but...

I think that's good fodder for another thread.

And I'm assuming that the practice isn't common elsewhere. Correct?

9/16/2009 09:42:00 AM  
Blogger ArtChick1 said...

The pix... This work was shown at the Flag Art Foundation this summer. I turned the knobs...

9/17/2009 02:51:00 PM  

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