(“Grand Illusion,” acrylic and photo transfer on panel (16″ x 20″) by Jessica Mongeon)
Celebrating 40 years of showcasing art of all mediums, Livingston’s Danforth Gallery will open the second summer show of the season during the Livingston Art Walk on Friday, July 25th from 5:30-8:30pm. The Other Side: Conceptual Emerging Experimental brings together artists that are exploring and pushing their work beyond contemporary conceptions of medium, dialogue, academia and reality. As participating sculptor Aaron Murphy explains, “Nothing is ever the way you see it.” The show includes mixed media work by Jesse Albrecht, experimental film by Kathy Kasic, and emerging artists (recent graduates from MSU’s School of Art) Aaron Murphy and Megan Clark with sculpture, Jade Lowder with painting on canvas, Jessica Mongeon with paintings/mixed media on panel, and Rjika Weis with metals and hanging wall sculptures. Henry Real Bird, poet laureate from Kasic’s film Enter the Wind, will read a poem during the opening reception from 5:30 -8:30 pm on Friday, July 25th at the Danforth gallery. The show will be up until August.
As the Danforth/PCFA celebrates its 40th anniversary, they have invited guest curators who have significant roots with the organization. This show has been co-curated by Suzanne Truman, artist and MSU professor, and Claire Sands Baker, veteran director of the Danforth PCFA from 1993-1996.