Josef Venker, SJ, MFAChair206.firstname.lastname@example.org
Em OlsonOperations Manager206.email@example.com
Dates: October 9-November 9, 2013Opening reception: October 12, 2013, 7-9 pm
Join writers/artists Vanessa Place, Doug Nufer, Mathew Timmons & Greg Curtis on October 12, 2013 to examine the plastic, conceptual, visual side of language in an era when digital excess and reproducibility are a vehicle for poetics post-medium. Vanessa Place presents 'Proust at 100,' a graphic re-production of one of the most memorable passages about memory in Proust’s 100-year-old 'À recherche du temps perdu.' Doug Nufer screens his short movie 'The Dammed' (filmed by Amy Billharz, based on the eponymous poem written and performed by Doug Nufer) and 'Lounge Acts,' a lounge act by Doug Nufer (with Bill Horist, Wally Shoup and Doug Nufer himself). Mathew Timmons & Greg Curtis debut the two-channel video installation 'Good News! Good News!' and a performance with Geneva Skeen.VANESSA PLACE (American, 1968) is a artist, writer, and lawyer.DOUG NUFER is the author of six constrain-riddled novels, which are confined to five books, and three books of poetry, which resist confinement even though they also follow various restrictions. These works include the novels Never Again (Black Square, 2004) and By Kelman Out of Pessoa (Les Figues, 2011), and the poems The Dammed (ubu.com, 2011) and Lounge Acts (Insert Blanc, 2013). He lives in Seattle.MATHEW TIMMONS' works include Joyful Noise for three or more voices (Jaded Ibis, 2012), The New Poetics (Les Figues, 2010), and CREDIT (Blanc Press, 2009). His visual and performance work has been shown at Night Gallery, Weekend, Pomona College Museum of Art, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, California College of the Arts, ArtSpeak Vancouver, and LACMA.GREG CURTIS' works in photography, video, installation, and sound engage notions of erasure, absence, and alienation embedded within the consumption and dissemination of photographic images. He has exhibited and performed at Weekend, Elephant, Cirrus Gallery, Land of Tomorrow, Dan Graham, Blythe Projects, Fellows of Contemporary Art and Sea and Space Explorations, among others. His work has been reviewed or featured in Flaunt, art ltd. and Artillery. He received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts.