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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Jon Vogt (MFA 2015) at Talley Dunn Gallery

Work by alumnus Jon Vogt is included in "Multiplicity: Theory, Method and Media" at Talley Dunn Gallery in Dallas, Texas. The opening takes place Saturday, July 16, 2016, from 6 - 8 pm and the show will be on view July 16, 2016 - August 13, 2016. Curated by Jesse Meráz, the exhibition features work by Gabriel Dawe, Ricardo Paniagua, Susie Rosmarin, Rusty Scruby and Jon Vogt.

For more information, check out the Facebook link or the Talley Dunn website.

Jesse Meráz will give a talk about the exhbition at 6:15 pm. Meráz currently lives and works in Fort Worth, TX and received his BFA from University of North Texas, Denton. He has exhibited both regionally and nationally and is represented by Ro2 Art Gallery, Dallas, TX. Meráz was a member of Good/Bad Art Collective (G/BAC) in Denton, 1996-2000, and was a participating artist in CURTAINS, a G/BAC project for the Nasher XChange, a city-wide exhibition in Dallas, TX presented by the Nasher Sculpture Center, October 19, 2013 - February 16, 2014.

"Multiplicity: Theory, Method, and Media" - Curator's statement by Jesse Meráz
My natural inclination to color, along with the generosity of sensual appeal felt when I first encountered these artists' work, compelled me to orchestrate an exhibition to fulfill my vision. These artists compose complex works of stunning clarity and consistent quality that contribute to the vocabulary of methods or practices in the continuum of abstract art.

The artworks undoubtedly are uniquely individualistic yet always point to universal implications, through surfaces whose gorgeousness are made emphatic by the confines of their physicality. The artists share an affinity to skills that apply their intelligence and intuitive faculties to an ever unfolding examination of the underlying grammar or mathematics in the absolute interlocking of the line and forms making it challenging for the human eye to decipher any semblance of positive versus negative space.

In generating the work, these artists seize the patterns and shapes by the use of repetition of line and/or form to "stretch spaces" thus creating the illusion of breadth and depth, harmonized by the use of striking color. My goal was to present an ensemble of artists that work in the language of multiplicity with specific media in mind. So I set out to find work that represented the following: drawing/print, painting, sculpture, photography, and video. To my mind, the most salient features to the developing body of work is the integrity in the way these artists work, earnestly and distinctly, inviting the viewer to take a journey through transformative means to reach sublimity in the most dramatic and enveloping way.

Participating artists:

Gabriel Dawe is a Dallas based artist represented by Conduit Gallery. By working with thread and textiles, Dawe's work has evolved into creating large-scale installations with thread, creating environments that deal with notions of social constructions and their relation to evolutionary theory and the self-organizing force of nature.

Ricardo Paniagua, Dallas based artist, uses vivid colors and static patterns to turn his three-dimensional tessellations into interactive sculptures. Pulling from the disciplines of Op-Art and color theory, Paniagua's works exploit the fallibility of the eye, and command to be viewed from every possible angle.

Susie Rosmarin is a Houston based artist represented by Talley Dunn Gallery. Through a precisely calibrated geometry, Rosmarin produces a wide range of optical effects in her work. Taking up the charge initiated by Modernist painters to activate the space of the two-dimensional picture plane through abstract vocabulary, she uses primarily grids of color to create undulating, vibrating surfaces.

Rusty Scruby is a Dallas based artist represented by Cris Worley Fine Arts. Scruby's photographic reconstructions incorporate unique technical processes engineered by the artist himself. Natural transitions such as sunset, tide and flora, and various opposing relationships such as pattern | chaos, memory | present, and focus | abstraction all lend themselves to Scruby's poetic compositions.

Jon Vogt is an Atlanta based artist who recently earned an MFA from the University of North Texas in May 2015. Vogt creates video and sound installations that explores shifting patterns of interference. Viewers will encounter an audiovisual environment in which their relative position and movement through space affects their perceptual experience of the work.