Art faculty news update

August 27, 2010

The sculptural work of assistant professor and director of graduate studies Michael Ashkin was included in the Triennale Kleinplastik Fellbach 2010 in Germany.

Visiting Assistant Professor Renate Ferro's recent two part conceptual project, Private Secrets/Public Lies, sponsored by the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, was featured earlier this month on the HEMI website. The project encourages viewers to consider what happens when the collective, gestural performance of writing and editing personal information takes place within the sphere of digital technology.  

Associate Professor Todd McGrain's Birds of Paradise is on view in Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon. The installation — part of his Lost Birds Project series — is made up of five bronze sculptures of extinct birds and is up through the end of the year. McGrain was interviewed for Oregon Public Broadcasting and featured in Audubon Magazine Online.

Earlier this summer Visiting Assistant Professor Carl Ostendarp participated in a benefit exhibition at the Neuberger Museum in Purchase, New York. Ostendarp is working toward a solo exhibition of paintings to be held this fall at MTL Gallery in Montreal, as well as a group exhibition at Artjail, Brooklyn curated by Eric den Breejen (M.F.A. '06).

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