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Sunday, March 29, 2015
Gallery Talk
Dave Eassa, Julia Klein, Heather Leigh McPherson, and Theo Mullen
December Gallery Talk, Photo by John Muse

Please join Vox for a gallery talk with this month’s visiting artists- Dave Eassa, Julia Klein, Heather Leigh McPherson, and Theo Mullen. The gallery talk will be held on Sunday, March 29th from 3-5pm with the artists, moderated by Vox Populi member Kelsey Halliday Johnson.

The four artists were invited to exhibit in Philadelphia by the Vox membership because of their interdisciplinary play between mediums and dismissal of medium-specific conversations. On view are works where photographs find themselves in dialogue with sculpture, animation slips into the realm of the painterly, and painting finds itself in the third dimension.

Vox Populi offers artists living outside of the Philadelphia area the opportunity to extend and challenge their artistic development and exposure to new audiences. Proposals for solo exhibitions are considered annually for one month long exhibitions. Vox Populi is particularly interested in offering these exhibition opportunities to artists who work in experimental materials and/or employ alternative methodologies, whose work is less likely to be shown in a commercial setting.

A little about the artists:

Dave Eassa lives and works in Baltimore, MD. He received his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013. Recent solo exhibitions include “The End of Spring” at Big Law Country Club in Brooklyn, NY and “Dreamhouse” at Lil’ Gallery in Baltimore, MD. He has shown nationally and internationally in exhibitions most notably at Sophiajacob (Baltimore, MD.), Artisphere (Roslyn, VA.), Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York, NY.), artSTRAND (Provincetown, MA), Reh Kunst (Berlin, Germany), Current Space (Baltimore, MD.), and Casa das Artes Criação Ambiente Utopias (Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe). I 2014 his work was published in New American Paintings No. 112 and was awarded an Individual Artist Grant in Sculpture from the Maryland State Arts Council. He facilitates the program “A Different Kind of Home” which brings the arts to long-term incarcerated men at the Maryland Correctional Institute in Jessup.

Julia Klein‘s work has been exhibited in a variety of venues including solo and two-person exhibitions at Sidecar Gallery (Hammond, IN), the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and the International Museum of Surgical Science (Chicago). Group show venues include Songs for Presidents (Brooklyn), Elaine L Jacob Gallery at Wayne State University (Detroit), Passenger (Detroit), Gridspace (Brooklyn), and the Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago). Klein has participated in residencies at Sitterwerk St. Gallen (Switzerland), the Terra Foundation Summer Residency in Giverny, and at the Vermont Studio Center. She received a BFA from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Sculpture from the Bard College Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. Since 2009, Klein has run Soberscove Press, which produces art-related materials that fill a gap in the literature or are difficult to access, as well as artists’ books.

Heather Leigh McPherson is a Providence-based artist whose work deals with painting, digital expression, and contemporary models of subjecthood. Recent solo shows include Hot Salad at 186 Carpenter and A Platform for Traits at Providence College; she was also an artist-in-residence in 2014 at the Wassaic Artist Residency in Wassaic, New York, and has upcoming solo exhibitions at Rockhurst University in Kansas City and Actual Size L.A. in Los Angeles. She has been on the full-time faculty of Providence College since 2009, where she teaches courses addressing painting, studio research, and contemporary art history. Winner of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts 2015 Merit Fellowship in Painting, McPherson holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s from Rhode Island School of Design.

Theo Mullen is an artist living and working in Charlottesville, Virginia. He received a BFA from the University of Colorado Denver in 2008 and an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 with a certificate in Time Based Media. He teaches photography at the University of Virginia. Mullen has shown at the Franz Joseph Kai 3 Gallery in Vienna, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Gaff Gallery in Vancouver, and other cities including Philadelphia, Austin and Denver. He is a fellow the Vermont Studio Center and Starry Night Retreat in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. He is the recipient of the Charles Addams Memorial Prize from the University of Pennsylvania and two research grants that funded him to photograph his hometown of New Orleans in aftermath of Hurricane Katrina between 2005-08.

March Visiting Artist Gallery Talk
March 29, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
March 29, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Kelsey Halliday Johnson