This show considers the fossils or remnants of the present day, using a wide variety of media including fiber, sculpture, photography and drawing. This exhibition features work that evaluates remnants through a discovery process, as well as work that utilizes found objects and detritus. There is a simultaneous past, present and future established within Lost and Found, as some works are steeped in the history of their past while others are contingent on their future potential. The culmination of these works seeks to ask, what will be left behind for future generations to define us by? Are these remnants an accurate portrayal of our society?
Sarah Bostwick holds a BFA in Printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design and is a 2005 MacDowell Colony Fellow. From 2011-2012, she was a fellow in the Roswell Artist in Residence Program in New Mexico. Her work has been written about in Artforum, Art in America and Art Week. Her work builds three-dimensional drawings about what is in the landscape, but not in our immediate perception. Her latest work focuses on how to communicate found space through three-dimensional drawing. Bostwick’s architecturally driven reliefs can be viewed as totally abstract, or read as familiar locations listed in the title of each piece.www.sarahbostwick.com
Nuala Clarke lives and works in the west of Ireland in Co Mayo. She was educated at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, and following graduation she moved to New York City in 1993. In September 2007, she received a fellowship to the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, and began returning to Ireland from New York to work every year. Since 2005 Clarke has been represented by Boltax Gallery in New York. Her work in this exhibition, Street Paper, is an ongoing project, “For six years while walking around New York City I would stop and take a photograph every time I saw a piece of paper with something hand written on it. I would then leave them where they were, perhaps to be found again by the notetaker. Irrisistable, these remnants of thoughts or lists, directions and complaints. This is a work in progress; to be continued when I return to New York.” www.nualaclarke.com
Emily Connell is a 2012 Kansas City Art Institute graduate in ceramics and currently lives and works in Kansas City. Her work walks a line between two spiritual extremes and uses a variety of media including ceramics, video, and performance. Using a found “vade mecum” or a book of reference (bible, dictionary, ect.), she covers it page by page in slip. Firing the book in a kiln transforms it into a reliquary shell, containing the ashes of the book within. In this exhibition she has used a masonry-saw to cut cross sections of the ceramic pages. Connell has been published in Ceramics Monthly magazine and was awarded a residency at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. www.emily-connell.com
Ethan Greenbaum is a New York based artist whose work investigates the intersection of photography, sculpture and urban architecture. He regularly exhibits his work nationally in a variety of commercial galleries, nonprofit spaces, museums and sculpture parks. Spaces such as Kansas Gallery; New York; Thierry Goldberg, New York; The Suburban, Chicago; The Aldrich Museum, Connecticut; and Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City. His work has been discussed in The New York Times, Modern Painters, Artforum, New American Painters, ArtReview and Saatchi Daily Magazine, among others. Ethan is also a co-founder and editor of The Highlights, an online arts journal devoted to artists’ text based projects and a frequent contributor to Paper Monument. Greenbaum is the recipient of The Robert Blackburn P Fellowship, The Socrates EAF Fellowship, The Edward Albee Foundation Residency and The Barry Schactman Painting Prize. He received an MFA in Painting from Yale School of Art.www.ethangreenbaum.com
Elana Herzog is a mixed media sculptor and installation artist who lives and works in New York City. She has a BA from Bennington College and an MFA from Alfred University. Herzog is the 2012 Fellow of the Saint-Gaudens Memorial which recently mounted a solo exhibition of her work. She has also mounted solo and two-person shows at Lmak Projects, the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Smack Mellon, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Morgan Lehman Gallery, PPOW Gallery, Diverse Works in Texas, the Zilkha Gallery. Her work has been exhibited internationally at the Reykjavik Art Museum, Konsthalle Goteborg and at Konstahalle Gustavsbergs, and Tegnerforbundet, among other venues. Herzog is the recipient of numerous residencies and awards including the Farpath Foundation Residency in Dijon, France, and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program Residency in Dumbo, New York. Herzog has upcoming residencies from the Josef and Annie Albers Foundation, in 2014, and at Gertrude Contemporary in Melbourne, Australia in 2013. She has been awarded the Anonymous Was A Woman Award, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, the NYFA Individual Artist’s Fellowship, the Lillian Elliot Award, the Lambent Fund Fellowship and the Joan Mitchell Award.www.elanaherzog.com
Alex Lukas was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1981 and raised in nearby Cambridge. With a wide range of artistic influences, Lukas creates both highly detailed drawings and intricate ‘zines. His drawings have been exhibited in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Lima, Stockholm and Copenhagen as well as in the pages of Swindle Quarterly, Proximity Magazine, Dwell Magazine, Juxtapoz, and The New York Times Book Review amongst others. Lukas’ imprint, Cantab Publishing, has released over 40 small books and ‘zines since its inception in 2001. He has lectured at The Rhode Island School of Design, The Maryland Institute College of Art, University of the Arts in Philadelphia and The University of Kansas and has been awarded residencies at the Jentel Foundation, AS220 and The Bemis Center. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and recently moved to Chicago, IL after many years in Philadelphia, PA. www.alexlukas.com
Daniel Shea is an artist based in New York City working in the mediums of photography, installation and sculpture. His work explores mythology, fiction and history set against a backdrop of post-industrial ruins and detritus. He published his first monograph, Blisner, Ill. in conjunction with a long-term residency at Columbia College Chicago and a book release at the Museum of Contemporary Photography and is scheduled to release the follow-up book in 2013 through fourteen-nineteen books. He has exhibited recently at The DePaul Art Museum, The Museo de Arte Acarigua-Araure, Venezuela, MDW Art Fair, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Asia Society in Beijing, and LVL3 Gallery, among others. He does commissioned portraits and stories for international magazines and works as an adjunct professor of photography at The Maryland Institute College of Art. He received his MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is represented by Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago. www.danielpshea.com/