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May 2, 2014-May 31, 2014
To Labor with Love
featuring work by Vox member Jay Muhlin and alumni Danges and Neighbor

Muhlin - "Guilty Pleasure"

Vox member Jay Muhlin along with Vox alumni Micah Danges and Anna Neighbor are included in a group show To Labor with Love at Fjord, a two-part exhibition curated by Fjord member Elisa Gabor. TLWL will feature Artists at Work, a film by Elina Brotherus from which the exhibition takes its launching point, as well as works by 17 artists collected via an open call.

Participating artists include:

Joe Bochynski
Anthony Bowers
Kelton Bumgarner
Brittany Carmichael
Micah Danges
Andy Giannakakis
Matt Giel
Sam Mapp
Jay Muhlin
Anna Neighbor
Thomas Pontone
Sherina Poorman
Lydia Rosenberg
Kate Speidel
Chad States
Gordon Stillman
Michelle Lee Wallace

While Brotherus’ film plots the triangulation of the artist-subject gaze, each selected work presents its own narrative of performed effort and poetic strategy. The sculpture, video, images, books,performance, and augmented machinery comprising TLWL act as forms of research revolving around the artists’ awareness of their process.

A review of the exhibition can be found over on Title Magazine. Erica Maust writes: “Almost hidden in the rafters, Jay Muhlin’s Guilty Pleasures is a whisper of solace. Recalling a collection of photographs, Muhlin’s work explores the innate human need to seek comfort and pursue happiness. Although a bleak sentiment, Muhlin’s work suggests that sometimes hiding in the open is the only way to seek refuge from the outside world.”