SHARON KOELBLINGER, HAROLD MENDEZ, RONNY QUEVEDO
June 2 – July 9, 2016
First Thursday opening June 2, 6 – 8pm
This group exhibition is curated by Upfor artist Rodrigo Valenzuela. Sharon Koelblinger (Philadelphia, PA) has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at Vox Populi, Hillyer Art Space (Washington, DC), and POP Gallery (Brisbane, Australia). Harold Mendez (Houston, TX) is an artist-in-residence at The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (Captiva, FL); past residencies include the Core Program (TX) and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (ME). Ronny Quevedo (New York, NY) is an artist-in-residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace and the Kala Art Institute Fellowship Program. Mendez and Quevedo were published in Artforum for their collaborative project, Specter Field.
EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY
July 14 – August 27, 2016
First Thursday gallery walk August 4, 6 – 8pm
Maria Lux begins her installation-based works with research culled from diverse fields, from evolutionary biology to film. “How we know what we know—especially through the lenses of many disciplines—forms the overarching interest of my work,” Lux explains. “And, significantly, animals have always been at the center of our production of knowledge. My work recognizes and explores the longstanding, essential role that animals play in human understanding.” Lux holds an MFA in Studio Art from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2012) and a BFA from Iowa State University (2006). She was the 2014 Artist in Residence at Willian Patterson University, NJ.