Concrete Membranes: An Enduring Gesture

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July 27 - August 14, 2020
12:00AM - 12:00AM
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Add to Calendar 2020-07-27 00:00:00 2020-08-14 00:00:00 Concrete Membranes: An Enduring Gesture Hopkins Hall Gallery Summer Series #5 Artists: Geren Heurtin and Maggie Schmiegelow   Geren Heurtin - "Untitled" (8x10 photograph, tracing paper, light pad) Geren Heurtin - "Untitled" (8x10 photograph) Geren Heurtin - "Untitled" (13x19 photographs) Geren Heurtin - "Untitled" (8x10 photograph, tracing paper, light pad) Geren Heurtin - "Untitled" (8x10 photograph) Geren Heurtin - "Untitled" (8x10 photograph, mixed media)     Maggie Schmiegelow - "Rarely Seen // Always Felt", Digital Video, 00:26:30 (2020 Maggie Schmiegelow - "Evidence of Tending", Digital Video, 00:01:12 (2020)   WARNING: In the video below, there is a continuous stream across the screen which can cause some people to feel motion sickness/dizziness if they look at it for a long period of time. Viewer discretion is advised. Maggie Schmiegelow - "Simply Replying, Yes", Digital Video, 03:11:51 (Loop) (2020)     Two children peer across half eaten cafeteria trays – locked unrelentingly into a playful game of endurance. What seems like a lifetime passes before a tear escapes the tiny threshold and closed eyelids signal a loss. This adolescent competition seems a fruitful demonstration of pressure made momentarily visible. A leaking body demands to be felt, to be known.   In the exhibition Concrete Membranes: An Enduring Gesture, Geren Heurtin and Maggie Schmiegelow work to seek out such candid moments of witness. Using process intensive means of investigation, these two artists employ a practice of critical awareness through which to better understand the body, its thresholds and its shifting boundaries. Often focused on their own complex relations to the body as container, both artists aim to give form to what might be felt but not always seen. Skin plays a pivotal role in this work; functioning as a protective barrier, but also as a metaphor for empathy, strength, and resilience. Both artists employ time-based explorations of endurance, feeling out the edges through acts of repetition and mark making.   Hopkins Hall Gallery Summer Series features short-term projects including performances, installations, audience-participatory work, and public programs or activities by Ohio State University graduate students.   online Urban Arts Space uas@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Hopkins Hall Gallery Summer Series #5

Artists: Geren Heurtin and Maggie Schmiegelow

 

Herutin black and white photograph

Geren Heurtin - "Untitled" (8x10 photograph, tracing paper, light pad)

Heurtin black and white photograph

Geren Heurtin - "Untitled" (8x10 photograph)

Heurtin black and white photographs

Geren Heurtin - "Untitled" (13x19 photographs)

Heurtin black and white photograph with mixed media

Geren Heurtin - "Untitled" (8x10 photograph, tracing paper, light pad)

Heurtin black and white photograph

Geren Heurtin - "Untitled" (8x10 photograph)

Heurtin black and white photograph with mixed media

Geren Heurtin - "Untitled" (8x10 photograph, mixed media)

 

 

Maggie Schmiegelow - "Rarely Seen // Always Felt", Digital Video, 00:26:30 (2020

Maggie Schmiegelow - "Evidence of Tending", Digital Video, 00:01:12 (2020)

 

WARNING: In the video below, there is a continuous stream across the screen which can cause some people to feel motion sickness/dizziness if they look at it for a long period of time. Viewer discretion is advised.

Maggie Schmiegelow - "Simply Replying, Yes", Digital Video, 03:11:51 (Loop) (2020)

 

 

Two children peer across half eaten cafeteria trays – locked unrelentingly into a playful game of endurance. What seems like a lifetime passes before a tear escapes the tiny threshold and closed eyelids signal a loss. This adolescent competition seems a fruitful demonstration of pressure made momentarily visible. A leaking body demands to be felt, to be known.

 

In the exhibition Concrete Membranes: An Enduring Gesture, Geren Heurtin and Maggie Schmiegelow work to seek out such candid moments of witness. Using process intensive means of investigation, these two artists employ a practice of critical awareness through which to better understand the body, its thresholds and its shifting boundaries. Often focused on their own complex relations to the body as container, both artists aim to give form to what might be felt but not always seen. Skin plays a pivotal role in this work; functioning as a protective barrier, but also as a metaphor for empathy, strength, and resilience. Both artists employ time-based explorations of endurance, feeling out the edges through acts of repetition and mark making.


 

Hopkins Hall Gallery Summer Series features short-term projects including performances, installations, audience-participatory work, and public programs or activities by Ohio State University graduate students.

 

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