Thursday, July 22, 2010

Treva Elwood & Adam Dwight at Transformer

July 23 – August 14, 2010
Treva Elwood & Adam Dwight
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, July 23; 5 – 9pm
ARTIST TALK: Saturday, July 24; 2pm

Featuring new works by Reuben Breslar, Jennifer DePalma, Adam Dwight, and Treva Elwood, this year’s Exercises for Emerging Artists program, guest-curated by artist and professor Page Carr, highlights various incarnations of drawing, painting, and animation that explore themes of artistic process, personal history, character study, and the struggle for perfection.

Launched in March 2004, Transformer’s Exercises For Emerging Artists was created to support artists at critical points or crossroads in their professional growth and development, and to advance participating artists’ creative careers. Consisting of a series of two-hour, bi-weekly gatherings spanning three months, the program is designed to stimulate and encourage participating artists as they create new work. In addition to peer critique sessions, the participating artists received mentorship and critical feedback on their work from artists Billy Colbert and Molly Springfield, as well as Andrea Pollan, Director of Curator’s Office.

In selecting artists for this 7th year of the Exercises, guest curator Page Carr states, “I looked for artists with energy, drive, and intensely individual ways of thinking and generating ideas who were also ready and eager to enter into a vigorously supportive group critique. Three of the artists had not been in art school for several years; one had not been in art school at all… As different as their approaches were, all four artists took keen and positive interest in one another’s problems and ideas, multiplying energy, maintaining momentum, and deepening awareness.”

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