New Members Show -2012 Seth Damm, Paul Komada, Amanda Manitach, Serrah Russell, and Allyce Wood
The New Members Show will feature work by five of SOIL's newest additions: Seth Damm, Paul Komada, Amanda Manitach, Serrah Russell, and Allyce Wood. This diverse group of artists will exhibit surveys of their current work in mediums such as video, textiles, sculpture, collage, and painting.
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Seth Damm, "Continuous Strand", cotton rope with hand dying and spray paint Damm's series "Neon Zinn" takes the raw materials of rope and Howard Zinn quotes to create beautiful, frayed, tangled jewelry.
Amanda Manitach, 'Wise virgins eating blue rocks (the ecstasy of Rudolf Schwarzkogler)' video, 2012 Manitach Investigates and reacts to the 12th century French liturgical drama about three wise virgins who make themselves immune to men by eating blue rocks and an except from Rudolf Schwarzkogler's 1965 performance "Wedding" which shares similar symbols.
Serrah Russell, collage, 2012 Russell's work is currently dealing with identification by means of appropriation as she draws attention to the ambiguous resting place between remembrance and abandon
Paul Komada, 'In the Trench', watercolor on paper,14"x19.5", 2012 Komada’s recently made watercolors could be described as Indeterminate Geometric Abstractions. Transparent and opaque shapes dissolve and fuse together at once.
Allyce Wood 'Worth Two (constructed refuge)' hand cut plastic, paint pen, wood, 5'x5'x3', 2012 Wood deconstructs the phrase 'A Bird in the Hand is worth Two in the Bush', applying its symbols to societal constructs through structural sculpture.
'The Pugilist' Margaret Meehan
With images of Victoriana, pugilism, medical anomalies and barren landscapes, Margaret Meehan's work proposes a choreographed fight outside the circled square. Her photographs, drawings and sculpture based installations let innocence collide with the monstrous, evoking race, gender, and empathy for otherness.