Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Herndon Gallery hosts Closing Reception

Herndon Gallery to host Closing Reception for SOURCE exhibition

Antioch College will present the SOURCE Closing Reception with artists Amber Ginsburg and Joe Madrigal on August 17 in Herndon Gallery in South Hall on the Antioch College campus. The closing reception, featuring an artist talk with Amber Ginsburg and Joe Madrigal, is from 6-9 p.m., Friday, August 17, 2012.

SOURCE presents the work of four artistts whose work is intimately involved with "the seed" and includes the goal of environmental restoration, preservation of endangered genetic material, and uncovering histories. They work in a range of mediums, from photographs made with X-ray cameras in seed banks across the world, to carving of ice books that use seeds as "text," to an imaginative repurposing of World War I ceramic test bomb dummies into seed shakers. The work is poetic, performative, and profound.

The exhibition has been curated by Dennie Eagleson '71, creative director of the Herndon Gallery, and Sara Black, professor of visual arts at Antioch College. This exhibit is part of a larger exhibition that is being shown concurrently at the Soap Factory in Minneapolis, Minnesota.