Heading to New Albany, Indiana and Louisvile, Kentucky to set up an installation and speak on a panel in the Ephemeral Art and Practice Symposium. All of the events are listed below including a description of the ideas behind the symposium.
The Ephemeral, The Evolving
Barr Gallery, Indiana University Southeast
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 7th, 4:15-6pm
Curated by Brian Harper
Artists: Courtney Kessel, Joyce Ogden, Linda Swanson
The Ephemeral, The Fleeting
McGrath Gallery, Bellarmine University
Opening Reception: Friday, November 8th, 4:30-6:30pm
Artists: Letitia Quesenberry, Natalie Tornatore, Lisa Walcott
Moments and Methods
Panel Discussion moderated by Emily Sheehan
Ogle Center Recital Hall, Indiana University Southeast
November 7th, 2:15-4:15
Panelists: Courtney Kessel, Joyce Ogden, Linda Swanson
Panel Discussion moderated by Ginger Shulick-Porcella
Horrigan Hall, Bellarmine University
November 8th, 2:30-4:30
Panelists: Letitia Quesenberry, Natalie Tornatore, Lisa Walcott
Our commodity-driven culture is filled with physical representations of ideologies, where objects become embodiments of memory and merit. As we are drawn to tangible, physical materials and the illusion of permanence, we often miss experiences that present themselves in impermanent and intangible ways; in unnoticed spaces, in the grey areas of our memory, or in the tension or fluidity of movement. The ephemeral and fleeting nature of these experiences may make them less discernible, yet they are no less authentic.
Many artists are now seeking to highlight an appreciation of transience, where their works of art shift from objects of representation to communicative acts, exploring liminal spaces, changing/evolving materials and the incorporation of chance. The artists and curators involved in this symposium embrace the discourse surrounding ephemeral art, and will analyze the state of art media in their own practice and the practice of others, as it evolves from object to ephemera.
This symposium is hosted by Bellarmine University and Indiana University Southeast Art Program, the Bellarmine McGrath Gallery and the IUS Barr Gallery. Both galleries will exhibit the works of participating artists in two exhibitions: the ephemeral, the fleeting, on display at Bellarmine’s McGrath Gallery, including works by Leticia Quesenberry, Natalie Tornatore and Lisa Walcott, and the ephemeral, the evolving, on display at IUS’ Barr Gallery, with works by Courtney Kessel, Joyce Ogden and Linda Swanson.