EXHIBITION DATES: July 11 – August 1, 2014
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, July 11, 6 – 10 pm
GALLERY TALK WITH MATTHEW BRANNON AND HOWIE CHEN: Friday, July 11, 6:30 pm
OPENING NIGHT PERFORMANCES: Kate Bonsted 7 pm – 10 pm in VOX, Daniel Lichtman 8 pm in AUX, I am the One Who Knocks 9 pm in AUX
CLOSING RECEPTION: Friday, August 1, 6 – 10pm
GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 6 pm
Vox Populi is excited to announce VOX X: Present Tense, our tenth annual juried exhibition, featuring more than 50 works by 32 artists from across the country. The exhibition will be on view July 11th -August 1st , with an opening reception on July 11th and a closing reception on August 1st . Please join us on the opening night, July 11th for a curator walk through at 6:30pm and a series of artist performances.
The jurors Matthew Brannon and Howie Chen sought a wide range of artists working in various media: “Along with the more traditional mediums of painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, conceptual, video and performance art we also encouraged the submission of sound, text, spoken word, dance, comedy, cooking, large scale painting… As a new century begins and the last still informs every move we make an anxiety of where we are takes many forms from the personal to the political.”
The selected artists include Liz Ainslie, Anthea Behm, Kate Bonsted, Cudelice Brazelton, Josh Brilliant, Jordan Buschur, Christopher Carroll, Sarah Coote, Alex Echevarria, Becket Flannery, Mike Fleming, Kevin Frances, Annie Frazier, Carrie Fucile, Daniel Greenberg, Colin Hunt, James Inscho, I am the One Who Knocks, Jim Leach, Daniel Lichtman, Yefu Liu, Wallace Ludel, M.M. Mantua, Mores McWreath, Rebecca Morgan, Camden Place and Annette Isham, Justin Rubich, Vabianna Santos, Walter Sutin, Nicole Tschampel, Rodrigo Valenzuela, and Allison Yasukawa.
Matthew Brannon is an American artist living and working in New York City. Brannon studied visual arts, art theory and psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles and received a Masters of Fine Arts from Columbia University in New York. Beginning in January of 2011, he presented a major body of work at Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. This solo exhibition, A question answered with a quote, is the third adaptation of two prior exhibitions; Reservations, at Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraitchal, Germany, and Mouse Trap, Light Switch, at the Museum M, Leuven, Belgium. Other solo museum exhibitions include; Where Were We, Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York and Try and Be Grateful, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto. He is also the author of the novels Antelope (2013) and Leopard (2014) as well as a biography of the late actor Laurence Harvey.
Howie Chen is a New York–based curator involved in collaborative art production and research. Chen is a founder of Dispatch, a curatorial production office and project space founded in New York City, later transitioning to a peripatetic exhibition model. His past curatorial experience includes organizing exhibitions and programs at the Whitney Museum of American Art and MoMA P.S.1 among other international institutions. Chen is currently teaching critical theory at the New York University Steinhardt School and Parsons The New School for Design. He is a lecturer and research affiliate at the Art, Culture and Technology program at MIT.