In honor of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, McColl Center for Visual Art welcomes five contemporary artists whose work will challenge the balance of inner belief with outward expression.
As our DNC Artists-in-Residence, each artist will hold a studio at the Center this August. During their term, they will create and install site-specific work which will be on display for the America Now exhibition.
To meet our talented group of resident artists as they begin their one-month residency, join us at Artist-to-Artist, a free artist talk on Thursday, August 9 at 6 PM.
DNC Artists-in-Residence at Artist to Artist include:
Imminent Disaster (aka Robyn Hasty) is a multi-disciplinary artist who follows the thematic thread of collapse and the potential for re-growth. Using a variety of media, she works in large-scale collaborative installations and meticulous technical projects. Hasty lives her life as art, creating projects that challenge and inform.
Greg Haberny utilizes the medium of installation and integrates a multi-faceted artistic vision to create a space that evokes excitement. Mixing influences from Alfred Hitchcock to Terry Richardson, Haberny’s assimilation and adaptation of cultural iconography remain true to themselves.
Chris Stain is inspired by the graffiti movement that exploded in the 1980s in neighborhoods throughout America. He uses printmaking and street art to illustrate the struggles of the unrecognized and underrepresented individuals of society, striving to inspire compassion for the less fortunate.
Ben Wolf is a sculptor whose work gives life to shape, color, and space in the form of site-specific installations. Abstaining from representational imagery, Wolf uses abandoned materials like rusted metal, rotten boards, and peeling paint to invite the visual journey of interpretation.
>> Can't make Artist to Artist? Then join us during Open Studio Saturday on August 18 from 11 AM to 6 PM, when the artists will be working in their studios. Admission is free.