Bristol Community College Art Gallery opens Simultaneity show January 24
January 24-February 22
Thursday, January 24, 6-8 p.m.
Snow date: January 25, 6-8 p.m.
Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday 1-4 p.m.
Admission is free and open to the public
About the show
Simultaneity is a term defining the phenomenon of relative perspectives or points of view in relation to a singular event or occurrence. You and I might witness the same event at the same time, but our frames of reference determine our perception of the experience. Even if our positions are close to each other, it is impossible to us completely agree on some aspects of what we have both witnessed. In the drawing studio, for example, students drawing from a still life in the middle of the room are often surprised to discover how different the compositions of the work of their classmates are on the other side of the room.
The artists in this exhibition explore some of these ideas throughout their works. Collectively, they have written about the notions of simultaneity as visually rich experiences coupled with conflicting and multiple perspectives. As such, the resulting images are not descriptions of the world from a single point of view – but singular compositions that contain a multitude of visual references that refer to many ideas about representation.
About the Artists
Meghan Brady is a painter living and working in Maine. She received a BA from Smith College in 1998 and an MFA from Boston University in 2002. She has shown extensively in New York City, most recently at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, Coleman Burke Gallery, Nancy Margolis Gallery and Red Flagg Gallery. Brady has received several awards, including fellowships from the Robert Motherwell Foundation and the Maine Arts Commission. Her work was featured in Art New England and was reviewed, on multiple occasions, by the Boston Globe.
Nick Lamia is a Manhattan-based artist whose work includes drawing, painting, printmaking, installation and sculpture. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship as well as residencies at Wave Hill, The MacDowell Colony, the Robert Blackburn Print Workshop and the Triangle Artists Association where he is now a member of the board of directors. 500 of his small scale drawings were included in the first ever Bronx Museum Biennial in 2011. Recent exhibitions include “Coppice” at Jason McCoy Gallery in New York (May/June 2012) and “Greenhouse,” for which he was selected to create a group of site-specific wall works for the Richard Meier building at 1 Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn in the spring of 2012.
Steve McCall studied painting at the University of Iowa and at Boston University, where he received a BFA and an MFA respectively. He has held solo exhibitions at The Art Alliance of Philadelphia and at Helix Projects in Las Cruces, NM, and participated in group shows at Feature Incorporated, in New York, and at Oulous Repair Shop, in Los Angeles. His work was featured in the literature and arts journal Puerto Del Sol. Recently he was a visiting lecturer in the Graduate Program in Fine Arts at the University of Yaoundé, Cameroon. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Gabriel Phipps is a Brooklyn-based artist, curator and art educator. He received his BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art in 1997 and his MFA in painting from Boston University in 2000. Recent exhibits include “Tectonics” at the Howard Scott Gallery, in New York City, “Gabriel Phipps: Recent Paintings” at the John Davis Gallery, in Hudson, New York and “Reunited” at Denise Bibro Fine Art, in New York City. He is represented by the Howard Scott Gallery. His teaching appointments include the State University of New York at New Paltz and Massachusetts College of Art. Reviews of his work can be found in Art in America and City Arts: New York’s Review of Culture.
Dannielle Tegeder received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and presently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has had solo exhibitions in the US (Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, and New York), and internationally (including Paris and Berlin). She has also participated in numerous group exhibitions at prestigious venues, such as such as PS1/MoMA, The New Museum, The Brooklyn Museum of Art and Artist’s Space. She has been the recipient of many residencies and grants, including Smack Mellon, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The Fulbright Scholar Grant and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Fellowship. Her works have recently been acquired for the Museum of Modern Art’s New York Drawings Collection.
For more information, contact Kathleen Hancock, ext. 2439 or visit www.BristolCC.edu/gallery