Mediating Place — curated by Meredith Hoy and Kevin Benisvy :: October 5 - 25, 2011; Monday - Thursday, 12:00 - 7:00 pm :: Opening Reception: October 5; 5:00 - 8:00 pm :: Harbor Gallery, UMass Boston, McCormack building floor 1, 100 William T. Morrissey Blvd., Boston MA.
The show seeks to address issues of place in the environment, politics, the home, media and technology with work like Ben Bray’s periodic streaming video updates from his current expedition in the Arctic, John Craig Freeman and collaborators’ augmented reality installations famed for using their politically-minded virtual exhibitions to crash renowned venues such as the MoMA and the Venice Biennial, Ann Torke’s residual accumulation sculptures from the home, and much more.
With: Ben Bray, Miriam Dym, ecoarttech (Cary Peppermint and Leila Nadir), John Craig Freeman with Lily & Honglei, Mark Skwarek, Lalie S. Pascual, Caroline Bernard and 4Gentlemen, Jane Prophet, Ann Torke, and Dyllan Nguyen.
The artists hail from New York City; Berkeley, California; London, UK; China (exact whereabouts unknown); and our very own Boston, MA. They represent institutions as diverse as University of Rochester, University of California Berkeley, University of London, Emerson College, Mass Art, and MIT, and have work in the collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others.