Starts:
Mar
29
2013
Exhibition:

BASEMENT MIRACLE: 2013 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Carnegie Mellon University

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POSTED BY: School of Art Carnegie Mellon University | Tue Mar 12th, 2013 10:55 a.m.
LOCATION: Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon

The School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University presents "BASEMENT MIRACLE", an exhibition of final work by the Masters of Fine Arts class of 2013. The exhibition and related events are all FREE and open to the public.

ARTISTS:
SCOTT ANDREW
FELIPE CASTELBLANCO
CRAIG FAHNER
STEVE GURYSH
LUKE LOEFFLER
DAN WILCOX
ERIN WOMACK


|| OPENING RECEPTION ||

MARCH 29, 6-8pm, Miller Gallery, CMU

|| ARTIST CRITIQUES ||

APRIL 4, 6-9pm:
Special Guest : Steve Deitz, President and artistic director of Northern Lights.
Artists: C. Fahner, S. Gurysh, L. Loeffler, D. Wilcox

APRIL 18, 6-9pm:
Special Guest: Daniel Baumann, co-curator of the 54th Carnegie International at the Carnegie Museum of Art.
Artists: F. Castelblanco, S. Andrew, E. Womack

For more details, visit:
http://www.cmu.edu/millergallery/exhibitions/mfa2013

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"They say that some people have gone into the basement of Carnegie Mellon’s Doherty Hall and never been seen again...In subterranean studios, they have performed their alchemy - ingeniously transforming everyday materials, objects, and devices into extraordinary constructions, challenging propositions, outrageous performances, political statements, and conceptual conundrums." - John Carson, Head of the School of Art

|| ABOUT THE ARTISTS ||

SCOTT ANDREW creates immersive environments that generate confrontational and absurd experiences with characters culled from parallel universes. His opulent fantasies draw from prelapsarian longing, fetish, and kitsch by recycling fashion, mythology, and items from his grandma's attic. www.scottnandrew.com

FELIPE CASTELBLANCO creates participatory experiences and coexistent (if sometimes contentious) encounters across vast distances, through urban interventions, video, and networked installations. He is currently developing a body of work that imagines air as a material embodiment of the public sphere. www.felipecastelblanco.com

CRAIG FAHNER is a sound and media artist whose radical uses of media and technology facilitate unlikely participatory experiences. www.craigfahner.com

STEVE GURYSH creates time-based and sculptural media that explore economies of energy, cycles of technological advancement and obsolescence, as well as sincere attempts to encounter the miraculous. www.stevegurysh.com

LUKE LOEFFLER works with sculpture and code in response to the consumption, influence, and politics of personal technologies, exploring the gap between our desires reflected through our tools and the disappointing reality they can unintentionally engender. www.lukeloeffler.com

DAN WILCOX is an astronaut. His recent research and experience on a simulated Mars mission in the Utah desert laid the groundwork for a concept album and astronaut rock opera, robotcowboy: Onward to Mars, that viewers will encounter in this exhibition. www.danomatika.com

ERIN WOMACK creates multimedia artworks that embody a series of imagined worlds, creating a framework for mapping consciousness and reflecting the chaos of the human experience. www.erin-womack.com

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The School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University considers, in practical and visionary terms, the role of art and the artist in society. Ranked #1 in the nation for its multimedia Master of Fine Arts Program, the school produces artists of exceptional ability and initiative who are able to connect meaningfully with the communities around them. All School of Art degree programs (Master of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Arts) and its Pre-College Program, incorporate a broad-based approach to art-making, encouraging a coherent, informed understanding of personal, public, conceptual and technical issues relevant to many forms of artistic expression.

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The Miller Gallery supports experimentation that expands the notions of art and culture, providing a forum for engaged conversations about creativity and innovation. The Miller Gallery is the contemporary art gallery of Carnegie Mellon, located on campus in the Purnell Center for the Arts in Pittsburgh, PA. Admission is free and open to the public from 12-6pm Tuesday - Sunday.

Link:
http://www.cmu.edu/millergallery/exhibitions/mfa2013

Address:
Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon
Purnell Center for the Arts, 5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
United States of America