Siren, 2016, installation detail
Constructed Video at Boston Cyberarts Gallery
exhibition dates: November 12 to December 18, 2016
opening reception: Friday, November 11 from 6 to 8 pm
gallery location: 41 Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
My new installation Siren will be featured in a three-person exhibition at Boston Cyberarts Gallery. I’m excited to show my work again in this space – the first time was way back in 2005 when it was the Green Street Gallery led by the inimitable James Hull. These days it’s run by the new media expert George Fifield and is part of his larger Boston Cyberarts endeavor, which organizes exhibits, public projects, and education events all over the city of Boston.
The show also includes the excellent and engaging work of Andrew Neumann and Georgie Friedman. I hope to see you at the opening!
Siren, 2016, detail of screen
Opening reception: Thursday, June 2, 6 – 8 pm
526 W. 26th Street, Suite 314, New York, NY 10001
New Wave is a group show of five artists, all my new faculty colleagues at UMass Amherst. I am excited for us to see our work together for the first time! I will be showing sculpture (including the work pictured above), and the exhibit will also feature video, prints, and installations.
The show runs from June 2 to June 29, and is open Thursday and Friday 10 am – 6 pm and by appointment. Contact the gallery at 212.633.6826 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
My installation The Hold Series will be included in Currents 2016, The Santa Fe International New Media Exhibition and Festival. The show runs from June 10-26, 2016 at a number of top-notch venues all over the city. I’m excited to be included and I will be there for the opening weekend, June 10-12. Come join me!
UPDATE 2/24/16: read the review from the New Haven Independent here! And check out images from the opening…
I have new work in a two-person show at Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, CT. The show follows my selection by juror George Fifield as one of two Prizewinners from Intelligent Objects, also at CAW, in June 2015. I have six new sculptures and one video on display, alongside the elegant work of Joseph Morris. The show is on view until February 26, 2016.
Preparations are underway for my solo show at Herter Gallery, UMass Amherst. Opening reception on September 17 from 4 to 6 pm; show runs from Sept. 17 to Oct. 18. I’ll be showing new works from my Hold series, as well as a new video work and a kinetic sculpture from 2011 that links it all together. Many huge thanks to Bryan Simmons and Jo Dery for their help with this most recent work!
Gallery hours: Monday through Friday 11 am – 4 pm, Sunday 1 pm – 4 pm (closed Saturdays)
Gallery phone: (413) 545-0976
Contact me for more info!
At the opening reception for Intelligent Objects at Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, CT, I was announced as one the two prizewinners by curator George Fifield. This means I will be having a solo show at Creative Arts Workshop in Winter 2016! Exact dates TBD, check back for more news or subscribe to the mailing list.
Here’s George Fifield making his remarks at the opening, as seen from the second floor:
I have a piece in Intelligent Objects, an exhibition juried by George Fifield at Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, CT. The show is on view until July 17, with an opening reception on Friday, June 12, from 5 to 7 pm.
George Fifield is the Director of Boston Cyberarts, and a leading curator, writer and educator in the field of new media. The exhibit features work that combines “traditional visual art forms and digital technology; objects that appear to be responsive to our existence, or at least demand an empathy if not an emotion.”
The piece I have in the show is Hold #1:
I recently had a piece included in MIFFONEDGE Vol.2, an art exhibit mounted in conjunction with the 17th Annual Maine International Film Festival in Waterville, Maine. The exhibit was organized by Gary Green, associate professor of photography, Steve Wurtzler, associate professor of cinema studies (both at Colby College) and Shannon Haines, director of the Maine Film Center. The exhibit included work cinema-inspired work by a host of great artists; one of my favorites was John Coffer, whose tintype animations were an amazing collision of old and new.
I recently completed the installation of my piece as part of the Wassaic Project’s 2014 Summer Exhibition. Thanks so much to everyone at Wassaic, especially Shannon Finnegan, Lauren Was, and Adam Eckstrom! The piece is called Foreign and Domestic and the show is called Seeing the Sky. I’ll be on site for the Summer Festival, August 1-3, hope to see you there!
In June I will be in residence at Micro Art Space, a new artist-run residency and exhibition space in Cleveland. I will be working on several photo and video projects during my two-week stay, which will culminate in an exhibition opening on June 20.
My work will be included in the 2014 Summer Exhibiton at the Wassaic Project, an artist residency program and art venue in Wassaic, NY. The show will run from early June to early September. August 1-3 will be the Summer Festival, which will include music, performance, and dance in addition to the artwork on display in the galleries.
My work will be included in the exhibition MIFFONEDGE Vol. 1, organized in conjunction with the Maine International Film Festival in Waterville, Maine. MIFFONEDGE “highlights work that pushes the boundaries of commonly accepted notions of film.” Other artists include Michael P. Barry, Alejandro Cesarco, Angela Dufresne, Kerry Laitala, and Nam June Paik. I will have two pieces on display: Perennial and Motion Studies. The exhibit runs from July 13 to July 20, 2013, and is open from 2pm to 9pm each day.
I am very excited to announce that I will be joining the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst this coming fall. As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art, Architecture, and Art History, I will be teaching all levels of sculpture as well as 3D foundations.
I will have two pieces in the Center for Maine Contemporary Art’s 2012 Biennial Exhibition. The works are both video-based, which is a first for me in a large exhibition such as this. The opening is Saturday, September 29, from 4 to 6 pm.
For the academic year 2012/2013, I will be a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Maine at Farmington. I will be teaching all levels of sculpture, plus a few special courses in kinetics and non-traditional media and practices.
On July 20, I will be presenting at another Pecha Kucha Night, this time in Waterville, ME. The event will be held in the Hathaway Creative Center and it starts at 6:30.
UPDATE: see photos from the event here.
I will be speaking about my work with the Sculpture majors at the Maine College of Art in Portland at 10:30 am on April 12, 2012.
On February 17, 2012, I will be particiapting in a Pecha Kucha session at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport. Doors open at 6:30, presentations start at 7. Admission $5.
Update: video of the entire event is available here – my presentation begins at the 48:35 mark.
Everywhere and Nowhere
A site-specific installation by Robin Mandel
433 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA
December 16 – January 29, 2012
Artist Gallery Talk + First Friday Reception, January 6, 2012, 5:30 – 8 PM
The seed of this work at Laconia Gallery work is how the mirror triples itself, becoming object, shadow, and reflection, and how these three converge at the border between light and dark. There is something about the activity at that point – dynamic and yet self-cancelling – that fits together with the rest of my current work. I’ve been interested in motion and stillness, how things can move to become still. I have been setting up systems where forces are active but balanced, each one acting against another, and exploring the connotations that can arise from that; harmony and concordance, but also deadlock and impasse.
The work is also a reaction to my somewhat nomadic studio practice of the past few years, during which I have felt the burden of possessing the things I make. I began to want to make sculpture out of nothing, or almost nothing, and the idea of manipulating light as a sculptural material seemed a way to approach this paradoxical desire. Part of the beauty of these arrow installation pieces for me is that I can fill a large room with a very dynamic visual experience, but when the show is over it breaks down into a box of lights and a box of arrows. It almost disappears. And as you view it in the room, and walk between the wall and the light sources, your shadow is cast across the piece and you make it disappear for a brief moment. I like that ephemerality; it’s there and then it’s not.