Help Us Welcome Our New Residents Wednesday, June 3rd, potluck, 6:30 to 8:30 with artist presentations at 7:30.
We've had such a great time inviting members of the community to swing by Elsewhere for some great food and inspiring artist presentations. Who doesn't love food & art? This time we'll be welcoming photographer Trent Davis, who's here for an extended residency to work on his project centered around the North Fork Valley, Angela Dieffenbach, an almost visceral ceramic sculptor and husband & wife installation team Tyler Lewis & Mara Marxt.
Trent Davis Bailey (b. 1985, Denver, CO) is a photographer based in San Francisco, CA. He is currently an MFA candidate at the California College of the Arts, completing his graduate studies in May 2015. He received his BFA in Photography and BA in Art History from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009. His work has been shown in galleries in New York City, Denver, Aspen, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Oakland, and Guatemala City. Trent will be an Artist-in-Residence at Elsewhere from June through November continuing his ongoing long-term photographic project, "The North Fork," which is inspired by his childhood memories, by the North Fork Valley's community and natural resources, and by the passage of the region's seasons.
Angela Dieffenbach is a ceramic sculptor who lives and works in Chicago, IL. Dieffenbach’s research based work focuses on the intersection of science and art.Angela is a Full-Time Lecturer of Art and Design at Chicago State University in Chicago, IL. She was named a 2014 Luminarts Cultural Foundation Fellow and grant recipient, and has completed and participated in a number of artist residencies including, the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, KnoxBox Residency at Knox College in Galesburg, IL, and Ox-Bow (SAIC) in Saugatuck, MI. While at Elsewhere Studios, Angela will continue her study of unusual treatments and strange experiments, making componential sculptures and installations. Angela’s residency will be supported by a project grant awarded by the Luminarts Cultural Foundation at the Union League Club of Chicago.
Husband-and-wife duo Tyler Lewis and Mara Marxt Lewis began collaborating in 2013 at the Banff Centre, Canada. There, they completed two installations together that involved sound, sculptural objects, interactive elements and audience participation. These immersive multimedia artworks have continued to be the main focus of their collaborative practice as their working relationship strengthens and evolves with each piece. Their partnership entails the complementary forms of installation art and sound. They love the idea that engaging multiple senses creates a stronger experience for the viewer and a more powerful work of art. Sometimes the work is sculptural, design-influenced, performative or even theatrical. In all of their creations, Mara and Tyler are propelled by this combination of sight and sound to realize lively installations that encourage consideration of the complex relationships proposed in the work.
Here is a link to Tyler's online sound portfolio: https://soundcloud.com/soundsoftylerlewis & Here is a link to their previous performance at Nuit Blanche Calgary in September 2014: https://youtu.be/hnUg1sMXDmI