Photo-Based Art and Ceramic Installation Debut at IAP Gallery

Anne Morgan Spalter, Chandelier (detail), 2014. (Photo and video courtesy CYNTHIA-REEVES)

Anne Morgan Spalter, Chandelier (detail), 2014. (Photo and video courtesy CYNTHIA-REEVES)

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Modern Renaissance, Anne Spalter’s recent photo-based art installations, and artKamp: indigo mass, a collaborative contemporary ceramic installation, open at Independent Art Projects on Saturday, November 22, 2014. There will be an opening reception and artists’ talks from 5 to 7pm.

artKamp: indigo mass is an exhibition of selected works created during artKamp — a two-week international residency featuring eight artists working collaboratively to create a unified tablescape. Individual works by artKamp artists, who include Ben Carter, Chase Gamblin, Alexandra Jelleberg, Frances Palmer, Bonnie Smith, Mara Superior, Vipoo Srivilasa, and Elenor Wilson, will also be on view. artKamp: indigo mass is presented by Ferrin Contemporary.

Founded by Australian artist Vipoo Srivilasa, artKamp is an ongoing series of events where artists come together to work collaboratively and in the process expand their world views. “Working in a foreign country, I often question my assumptions about life, which ultimately helps me to become a better artist. Facing cultural divergence helps me understand the conflicts and contradictions in issues regarding race, religious, and sexual discrimination from personal, regional, and global points of view. This is why I am actively involved in organizing projects that create opportunities for cultural exchange between artists internationally” states Srivilasa.

artKamp - indigo mass tablescape installed at Project Art. (courtesy  Ferrin Contemporary)

artKamp – indigo mass tablescape installed at Project Art. (courtesy Ferrin Contemporary)

In Modern Renaissance, Anne Spalter creates a unique spatial experience by integrating printed and moving imagery, using both traditional photography, as well as computational tools. Continuing her exploration of the modern landscape and its relationship to landscape works of the past, Spalter combines aerial urbanscapes with video works based on Renaissance painting and cathedral imagery.

As noted in USA TODAY, “Spalter simply set out to answer the essential questions of visual artists and designers about the implementation of computers in their art. But in explaining the field’s history, artistic theory, the relationship of software programs and the breadth of practitioners’ works, she manages to provide a luscious intellectual feast even for non-practitioners.”

Modern Renaissance is presented by CYNTHIA-REEVES.

IAP hours change seasonally.

Fall and Spring: 11AM — 5PM, Thursdays-Sundays, and by appointment

Winter: 11AM — 5PM, Saturdays & Sundays, and by appointment

Summer: 10AM — 6PM, Daily

About Independent Art Projects

A collaboration between Leslie Ferrin and Cynthia Reeves, Independent Art Projects (IAP) — located on MASS MoCA’s campus since June 2014 — is a contemporary art space featur-ing works by mid-career and established artists in all media.  Directed by Martina Caruso, IAP is host to a dynamic schedule of contemporary art and public programs, with on-going curated projects presented by co-founding galleries Ferrin Contemporary (Cummington, MA) and CYNTHIA-REEVES (New York, NY and Walpole, NH), as well as short-term exhibitions from select New York and New England galleries.

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