May Open Critique
Sunday May 17th
730pm to ~10pm
3245 Amber st, 4th floor.
The LOOM building.
The 9th of our monthly group critiques series in collaboration with The St.Claire.
This session will feature Misha Rene Willey; and
Hard refreshments, easy conversation, critical looking will be provided.
Misha Rene Wyllie
Misha is an artist and teacher based in Philadelphia PA. She works through sculpture, photo, painting and collage to question aesthetics as they shape our relationship with power, our environment and ourselves.
With a sense of absurdity, black humor and playfulness, she manipulates familiar and everyday materials, to re-present them in a way that emphasizes their physical properties and psychic affect. The content she works with changes from project to project, but the common thread is the questioning of what is visible, what is hidden and what is imagined in a given system in order to challenge conditions that encourage alienation, isolation and complacency.
Recent projects have explored issues of representation in public art, science fiction narratives as a context for reimagining our relationship with material culture, and advertising strategies for organizing and displaying excess.
More about Misha: http://mishawyllie.com/
Sebastien Derenoncourt had to cancel for personal emergency
How can you participate?
If you are interested in being a presenter for a future critique, please send us an email with your contact information, a short statement about the piece you’d like to talk about, and perhaps an “Artists Statement” we can use in to introduce you.
If you have any questions feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 267 277 26666.
The work can be presented either with originals, sketches, reading or other artifacts to illustrate your direction; or with a digital presentation of materials/ideas.
We would love to see work in time based projects, maker art projects or projects integrating sound and video (limited to 10min samples), but this is truly an interdisciplinary critique and it would be great to have a variety of projects.
Hope to see you soon,