The Chazan Gallery is presenting New Impossibilities, an exhibition of work by emerging artists Emma Hogarth, Katie Koti, Evan Mann, Agata Michalowska, Tim Winn and Zehra Khan from February 8 to February 28, 2013. There will be an opening reception for the artists on Friday, February 8 from 5 – 7 p.m. The public is invited.
Emma Hogarth’s interdisciplinary practice engages performance, drawing, glass, video, and installation work, often combining media to explore relationships between performance, documentation, time and the image. Her recent work explores processes of translation between ‘traditional’ and ‘new’ reproductive imaging technologies.
Emma holds and MFA in Digital + Media from Rhode Island School of Design and a BA in Painting from Sydney College of Arts. She has spent time performing in New York with various choreographers and performance art companies, while developing her own interdisciplinary practice. Emma currently teaches Studio: Design in Foundation Studies at RISD, and Video and Filmmaking at URI.
Katie Koti presents photography from her current body of work, Chosen Blood, an “ongoing exploration that brings to light familial aspects of the human experience and the intricate ties formed with others; the bonds between blood and chosen blood.” Koti’s work liberates both herself and the viewer from restraints and boundaries of modern life; her worlds provide an escape from the confines of the body, social expectations and gender binaries.
Koti received an MFA from Yale University School of Art, and a BFA in both Photography and Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design. She has held group and solo exhibitions throughout the northeast.
Evan Mann works with drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation and video to create otherworldly environments which explore worlds and experiences beyond our physical perception. “I hope for my work to function as an icon into the otherworldly, and through its creation and regard, for the beholder to be taken up into a “cloud of unknowing”, a darkness described as an absence of knowing.”
Mann received an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from Colorado State University. He has exhibited throughout the USA and abroad, including the FILM+DESIGN festival in The Netherlands, and the Pixilerations festival in Providence, RI. He is represented by Walker Fine Art in Denver, CO and by Teal Gallery in Breckenridge, CO.
Agata Michalowska’s work brings attention to the minutia and details of daily life, encouraging the viewer to look beyond the surface. She works with a variety of materials, including linen, cotton, glass and found objects. “I am most interested in the ordinary and the often overlooked. My interest is sparked by the particular; most often an object that signifies a concept or feeling. Filtered through me, it is at once real and imagined.”
Michalowska obtained a BFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has worked as a master printer for Irene Lawrence, and as an artist assistant for Lynne Harlow and Allison Paschke among others. Her work has been exhibited in numerous shows throughout Rhode Island and abroad, including a recent solo show at AS220 in Providence, RI.
Tim Winn and Zehra Khan create multi-media installations and performances, but consider drawing to be their primary medium. They exploit and subvert the limitations of two dimensional drawing as they fabricate primitive three-dimensional buildings, furniture, masks and costumes from paper. For this exhibition, they have created HI-FI, a site specific installation that depicts the storefront marketplace in a want-it-now ecommerce world.
Winn and Khan have worked as a collaborative team since 2010. They have been invited as guest lecturers, visiting artists and artists-in-residence by various colleges and arts organizations. Tim was featured in 2011 Northeast edition of New American Paintings and is part of the Boston Drawing Project at Carroll & Sons Gallery. Zehra is included in the NYC Drawing Center’s Viewing Program and was awarded a 2012 Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowship in Drawing. They both received their MFA at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. They are year-round Provincetown residents and are represented by ArtSTRAND gallery.
Chazan Gallery @ Wheeler is located at 228 Angell Street in Providence, RI 02906. Gallery hours: 11 – 4pm Tuesday through Saturday, 2 – 4pm Sunday. The gallery is closed on Mondays. There is no admission charge. Phone: 401.421.9230 www.chazangallery.org