Jessica Angel: Multidimensional SpaceWednesday, February 18 / 6 p.m.
Hess Family Lecture Hall
Co-presented by the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) and the UAB Department of Art and Art History
Jessica Angel is a Colombian artist living and working in New York. Her recent and upcoming projects foster cross-disciplinary initiatives. Her last solo project in 2014, at the AC Institute in NYC, enabled forms of collaboration among sciences, philosophy, music, art and new media. She currently installed a massive site-specific project at Seton Hall University's Walsh Gallery that studies the intersection between art and astrophysics. In 2013 she organized Pintura Abierta, a collaborative project that prompted the circulation of ideas about painting and its site-specific possibilities. The project took place at El Museo del Banco de la República in Bogotá.
Jessica Angel's recent work takes over architectural interiors, exploring the possibility of visual illusion and space transformation with the use of perspective. She transforms the processes and usage of traditional media, like mural painting, large scale drawings and wallpapering, in order to create immersive environments that bring people closer to imagination and the experience of unconventional sensations, enabling a disorienting encounter with reality. The research that currently nourishes her practice addresses digital physics, astrophysics, information sciences, architecture, and network theory.
While living in New York City Jessica Angel has been nominated for the World Technology Award in the Arts Category (2014) and was awarded the Teaching-Artist Residency at The Cooper Union as well as the Media Arts Fellowship (2012). She participated in City Walls with the Brooklyn Arts Council (2010) and the BOFFO Artist in Residence (2009). She has exhibited solo at Juan Salas Gallery (2012), The Museum of Modern Art of Bucaramanga (2008), at the Salamanca University Cultural Center in Bogotá (2008), at The Project Room of Los Andes University in Bogota and at Casas Riegner Gallery (2006 and 2009). Her work has been exhibited both locally and abroad in cities like Bogota, New York, Miami, Washington, Albuquerque, Rosario, La Paz and Mexico. In 2007 she received an honorable mention at the 4th International Biennial SIART, Bolivia and at the 1st Drawing Biennial of the Americas, Mexico (2006).
Main Image Credit: Jessica Angel, Hemispherical Immersion 2.0, 2014; Site-specific installation at 516 Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Adhesive vinyl and off-set prints on walls and floor; 35' 5"L x17' 8”W x 25’H; Image courtesy of the artist.
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Warhol: FabricatedJanuary 9 - February 28, 2015
Reception: January 9, 2015, 6 - 8 p.m.
The first major show at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts since it opened last winter, Warhol: Fabricated is a truly remarkable presentation of private and public Warhol pieces that have never before been exhibited together.
This innovative exhibition will combine nine Warhol screen prints and 120 photographic prints already owned by UAB with loaned pieces from the Andy Warhol Museum, the Booth Western Art Museum, the Birmingham Museum of Art, beta pictoris gallery, several private collectors and photos of Warhol from Photography Adviser to the Library of Congress Mr. Bob Adelman. In addition, well-known New York-based contemporary artist Charles Lutz will display works from his “Denied Warhol Paintings and Sculpture” series.
Warhol’s impact on the global arts scene is unparalleled. Perhaps more than any contemporary artist, Warhol shaped and defined not only our ways of viewing art, but also our understanding of society, culture, celebrity, and politics. His prolific production process meant that he was able to mass-produce prints and other pieces in an almost-instantaneous response to the cultural conversation of the day. From political leaders, movie stars, and rock icons to household items, wallpapers and three-dimensional installations, Warhol’s art offered immediate commentary on the evolution of American society and our growing fascination with consumption: of goods, of media, and of information. His pieces now seem prescient, as today’s society consumes—and demands—ever more at an even faster pace.
Warhol: Fabricated will be anchored by several signature pieces, most of which have never been shown in Birmingham including Marilyn, Mick Jagger, Red Lenin, Hammer and Sickle, Joseph Beuys in Memoriam, Reigning Queens, Skulls, Cologne Cathedral, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, Annie Oakley, Kachina Dolls, Action Picture, Vote McGovern, Birmingham Race Riot, Electric Chair, Silver Clouds, 100+ Polaroids, and Silver Gelatin prints.
Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind exhibit at one of Birmingham’s most iconic buildings.