The Chazan Gallery, at the Wheeler School, is presenting a group show with works byHannah Antalek, Harrison Bucy, Jenn Houle, Anne Rogers, Margaret Rogers and Jodi Stevens from January 17 to January 30, 2014.
There will be an opening reception for the artists on Friday, January 17, from 5.00 – 7.00 p.m. The public is invited.
Hannah Antalek graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013 with a BFA in painting and a concentration in art history. Born in Albany, New York, she now lives and works in Brooklyn. Hannah’s work explores identity performance with a particular focus on women (herself included) and the internal and external influences that allow them to curate their self-image in the public sphere.
Harrison Bucy draws mainly people, monsters from comics, movies, old yearbooks, and images from the internet. His prints are complex compositions inspired by drawings from his sketchbooks with hints of a halftone process pulled from old advertisements. The colors and variety of his figures create an unlived nostalgia that allows the viewer to imagine a history undefined by a timeline. Harrison graduated in 2011 from the University of North Texas with a BFA in Printmaking. He presently lives and works in Providence.
Jenn Houle’s work focuses on ecological imbalances such as threatened, endangered and invasive species. In her work she uses a multitude of individually crafted organisms drafted from a variety of made, found and reused materials. Jenn’s passion for the environment stems from growing up in NH, where she spent time camping, skiing, swimming and hiking. These activities continue to enrich her practice today. Boston became her second home after earning a BFA in painting at Massachusetts College of Art. She is an alumna of the Artist’s Professional Toolbox Program and the Vermont Studio Center, and she is currently a MFA candidate at Cornell University.
Anne Rogers has worked, in recent years, on a series of immersive installations that drew their source material and inspiration from interior spaces in which she has lived. This body of work was made as a mnemonic exercise. It involves a process of sorting personal history as well as questioning the perceived authority of objects commonly used to access the past, such as photographs and historic artifacts.
Margaret Rogers was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. She graduated with honors from Knox College in 2006, and earned her MFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art in 2012. Her work frequently explores broad themes of domestic life, often employing handmade craft materials to illustrate domestic spaces, apparatuses and household labor. She uses lightweight, fragile, and often degradable materials that cannot actually function as the objects and spaces that they represent. In this way the objects become punch lines. Margaret was a 2012 recipient of a Full Fellowship Award to the Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been shown in Minnesota, Illinois, Maryland, and New York. She lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland.
Jodi Stevens’ work is often large scale and made of natural materials such as thread, yarn, fabric, or wood. On-site installations are made with everyday objects normally found within a domestic space. These can be architectural elements or utilitarian objects. She also makes work that ranges in size and materials, from intimate embroideries to small-scale sculptural objects. Jodi earned a BFA in Textiles from the East Carolina University and an MFA in Artisanry Fibers from the University of Massachusetts Darmouth.