Tony Matelli Lectures at Columbia College WEDNESDAY

November 1, 2010 · Print This Article

Chicago-born, NY-based artist Tony Matelli, who was a guest on Bad at Sports’ Episode 140, will lecture at Columbia College this coming Wednesday, November 3rd. On Matelli, from the the A + D website: “his hyper-real, playful, and often dark sculptural works and installations invite viewers to look at scenes that are overlooked, ignored, or altogether avoided.” This should be good, so mark your calendars as follows:

TONY MATELLI
Wednesday, November 3
6:30 pm
Hokin Lecture Hall
623 S. Wabash, Rm. 109
A reception with the artist will take place immediately after the lecture in the A+D Gallery.

Tony Matelli. Josh, 2010. Silicone, hair, fiberglass, steel and clothes.




“The Object of Nostalgia” at CAA and Columbia College A+D Gallery

February 10, 2010 · Print This Article

This College Art Association panel and accompanying exhibition at Columbia College’s A+ D Gallery looks super-interesting. The CAA panel takes place tomorrow, Thursday February 11th, from 2:30-5:00pm. Afterwards, there will be a reception and a curator’s talk at the A+D Gallery from 5 to 8pm.

The Object of Nostalgia
Curated by René Marquez and Lance Winn

January 14 – February 20, 2010
February 11th, 5-8 pm
Closing Reception with a curators’ talk at 6:30 pm

“Could it be that the Avant Garde, still the dominant discussion in new art, and the self-anointed “breaker” of cultural aesthetic rules, has been the creator of a great number of tacit laws that govern the landscape of contemporary art? What is worthy to speak about when one is making “important” art? The Object of Nostalgia contemplates the nature of “sentimentality” and its conflicted relation to contemporary art. Each of the artists represented copes with nostalgia and the condition of longing in a unique and personal way, eschewing both the cold, universalist demands of Modernism and the distanced superficiality employed by Postmodern practices in favor of personal investigation, private narratives, and the full breadth of creative tools and language available to the artist.

Featuring Marlene Alt, Brian Bishop, Pamela Fraser, Dawn Gavin,Kathy High, Greg Hopkins, Erika Leppmann, Julia Lothrop, Clayton Merrell, Elaine Rutherford, and Raychael Stine.

Clayton Merrill, Supernovaasteroidcometsun, 2008