Friday, April 11, 2014

Artist Blends Media, Tecnologoy and Art

Lyndey Clayborn was born in an isolated Lousiana town four hours away on all sides from any significant stimulation. Her family remedied this void by connecting to the internet in 1996. As her  web-usage has aged into a fully grown adult, it has become integral to her waking life as well as her art practice. 

The artist states that "inspiration awakens whenever I notice a pattern or system manifesting itself within a digital context. Whenever a "low brow" application such as snapchat or tumblr gains popularity, I have to wonder why. "

These investigations into contemporary culture drives her art practice.  The gaze exchange between device and user penetrates and reveals.​  Lyndey attempts to seamlessly blend her installations into the public consciousness by using her constant companions, the Iphone and Macbook. 

Lyndey received her BFA at Louisiana Tech University and is currently a MFA candidate at the University of Georgia. 


The “Master of Fine Arts Degree Candidates Exhibition” is on view at the Georgia Museum of Art from April 12 to May 4, 2014, with a free preview opening reception Friday, April 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. MFA Speaks is scheduled for Thursday, April 17, at 5:30 p.m. and will feature the artists discussing their work.



Thursday, April 10, 2014

Multimedia Artist focuses on Post-Industrialist Society

Patrick Walter is a multimedia artist whose practice includes working in metal fabrication, collage and video art. His work focuses on the fabrication of three-dimensional objects derived from an obsession with post–Industrial Revolution design and modern architecture.

His current work focuses on the fabrication of trophies “The trophy is a miniature monument to accomplishment, struggle and travesty. When used in a subversive manner the trophy van be transformed into an anti-monument to contemporary conditions,” Walter said.

Walter was born in a small town in northwestern Wisconsin and received his BFA in Interdisciplinary Studio Arts from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee in 2010.

The “Master of Fine Arts Degree Candidates Exhibition” is on view at the Georgia Museum of Art from April 12 to May 4, 2014, with a free preview opening reception Friday, April 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. MFA Speaks is scheduled for Thursday, April 17, at 5:30 p.m. and will feature the artists discussing their work.


Artist Creates Works Inspired by Human Nature

Tzvi Izaksonas makes drawings, prints, collages and found-object sculptures that respond to the intersection of organic, crystalline and human-made structures. His work develops a sense of precarious tension and suggests the process of objects falling apart or coming together.

Many things stimulate Izaksonas artistically. “I am inspired by nature, architecture, the human compulsion toward embellishment​ and the little things we pass by every day,” he said.

Originally from Minneapolis and St. Paul, Tzvi received his BA at the University of Minnesota. He is pursuing his MFA in Printmaking at UGA and teaches intaglio and screen-printing there.

The “Master of Fine Arts Degree Candidates Exhibition” is on view at the Georgia Museum of Art from April 12 to May 4, 2014, with a free preview opening reception Friday, April 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. MFA Speaks is scheduled for Thursday, April 17, at 5:30 p.m. and will feature the artists discussing their work.


Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Artist Uses Intricate Knotting Technique to Create Art

Lauren Bullock uses repurposed materials in her work and relies on the viewer’s initial response or reaction to them. Although she uses a variety of materials and processes for each project, her methodology is consistent. The subject matter of each body of work determines its materials and the forms, but she often bases the items on what she is able to find and what inspires her.

“A lot of the materials utilized have prior uses and associations, and in my work I am attempting to break away from these preconceived ideas of these items,” said Bullock. Her work uses an intricate knotted technique that is all done by hand. The disjointed pieces display a breakdown of the material as it wears over time and hard use. Overall, each piece reflects the process of using these unconventional materials and the ingenuity required to create it.

Lauren Bullock was born in Boston, Mass., and grew up in Stone Mountain, Ga. She is an MFA candidate in Fabric Design who also obtained her BFA from the University of Georgia.


The “Master of Fine Arts Degree Candidates Exhibition” is on view at the Georgia Museum of Art from April 12 to May 4, 2014, with a free preview opening reception Friday, April 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. MFA Speaks is scheduled for Thursday, April 17, at 5:30 p.m. and will feature the artists discussing their work.

Artist Brings Dreams to Life With Intricate Stiching

Jenna Kriegel is inspired by narrative and creates her art from her nightmares as she attempts to fill the cognitive gap that results from the unanswered questions dreams provoke.

Kriegel created her work in this exit show to make sense of her dreams. “With both scientific and religious texts being incomplete, I am left to my own devices to fabricate, in the way that makes the most sense to me,” she said. Her art forces her to realize how her dreams affect her. “My art is the verb that transports my nightmare experience from figment into my reality,” she continued.

Materially, Kriegel is open to working with almost anything, but she prefers items with rich textures and histories. Her medium is methodical and repetitive, looping 1,000 single-stich crochet knots to create her works.

Kriegel was born in Texas but spent most of her life in Oklahoma City, Okla.


The “Master of Fine Arts Degree Candidates Exhibition” is on view at the Georgia Museum of Art from April 12 to May 4, 2014, with a free preview opening reception Friday, April 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. MFA Speaks is scheduled for Thursday, April 17, at 5:30 p.m. and will feature the artists discussing their work.