Events Fall 2014
Edith Feldenheimer Gallery, Studio Art Building
Laura Heit "Two Ways Down"
Monday, August 25th - Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Opening reception: Tuesday, September 9th, 4-6 pm
Artist's talk: Thursday, September 18th 4pm
Free and open to the public
This project was funded in part by a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture council.A hand drawn animated installation and film Two Ways Down, which takes inspiration from the Hieronymus Bosch work Garden of Heavenly Delights. Reflecting on the momentary nature of life, Heit’s fantastical piece uses thrown shadows from tabletop dioramas and a reflected and refracted animated projections to create a fleeting world where human-animal hybrids, specters, and body parts morph and flit across the walls.
Bio:Laura Heit is an experimental filmmaker and performance artist living in Portland Oregon since 2011. Her experimental animation and puppet films have been screened extensively in the US and abroad including Rotterdam, Annecy, Hong Kong International Film Festival, London International Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film festival, Walker Art Center, MOMA, Millennium Film, Guggenheim. Recent performances of her solo cabaret act in which tiny stories unfold with puppets inside match boxes The Matchbox Shows have included Pompidou Centre, Paris, FIMFA Puppet Festival Lisbon, Portugal, TBA, Portland (2012), REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA., Santa Monica Museum of Art, CA., The 8th Annual Great Small Works Toy Theater Festival at St. Ann’s Warehouse, DUMBO, NY., and others. Two Ways Down premiered at Adams and Ollman gallery Portland Oregon Spring 2014. She has been given grants and awards from RACC -including this years 2014 Innovation Award for this project, Henson Foundation (2009, 2014), ARC California, Illinois Arts Council, Puppeteers of America, Thames and Hudson,The British Council, and the Mac Dowell Colony.
This project was funded in part by a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture council.
Events Spring 2014
Stephen E. Ostrow Distinguished Visitors Program in the Visual Arts
To Die Upon A Kiss, 2011
Photograph by: Kerry Ryan McFate / Courtesy The Pace Gallery, New York
"The Silent Message of the Museum"
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Free and open to the public
Fred Wilson will present his museum installations of the past 25 years, which infiltrate museum structures and art historical canons through the medium of display. He will also show his recent sculpture in bronze and glass, which investigate the symbolism and meaning of the color black. In these works, inspired by historic design, art, and literature, Wilson creates both baroque and simple forms that speak to contemporary times.
Fred Wilson is a conceptual artist whose work explores the relationship between museums, individual works of art and collections of other kinds. Wilson is a 1999 MacArthur Fellow and represented the United States at the 2003 Venice Biennale. Since 2001, Wilson has explored making sculpture in glass, among other media. His work can be found in several public collections, including The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Tate Modern in London, The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
The Stephen E. Ostrow Distinguished Visitors Program in the Visual Arts was established by a generous 1988 gift from Edward and Sue Cooley and John and Betty Gray in support of art history and its place in the humanities. The lecture program enables Reed College's art department to bring distinguished individuals in the arts to the college for periods of up to a week. These visitors give public lectures and seminars with students.
The intent of the program is to bring to campus creative people who are distinguished in connection with the visual arts and who will provide "a forum for conceptual exploration, challenge, and discovery." The program is named in honor of Stephen Ostrow as a tribute to his career and out of respect for his advisory role in the formulation of the Cooley-Gray gift and the design of the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery. Ostrow is the Chief of the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress, D.C.
Past artists have included:
2013.10 Dario Gamboni, art historian
2012.10 Kara Walker, collage artist
2012.02 Richard Shiff, art historian
2011.09 Do Ho Suh, installation artist/sculptor
2011.03 Joseph Koerner, art historian
2010.11 Patricia Fortini Brown, art historian
2010.02 Terry Winters, painter/printmaker
2009.10 David Rosand, art historian
2009.03 Alexander Nemerov, art historian
2008.10 David Reed '68, painter/installation artist
2008.03 Martin Powers
2007.11 Gary Hill, video artist
2007.10 Barbara Stafford, art historian
2007.04 David Freedberg, art historian
2006.10 Mona Hatoum, installation artist/sculptor
2005.04 Ann Hamilton, installation artist
2004.09 Hans Haacke, conceptualist artist
2003.11 Jennifer Bartlett, painter/printmaker
2003.04 T.J. Clark, art historian
2003.04 Al Held, abstract painter
2002.11 Leo Steinberg, art historian
2000.04 Michael Fried, art historian
2000.01 Judy Pfaff, installation artist
1999.04 Linda Nochlin, art historian
1999.03 Adrian Piper, performance artist
1998.09 Robert Davidson, performance/installation artist
1997.09 Robert Morris, minimalist sculptor
1996.09 Jules Feiffer, graphic artist