Visual Arts Program
 


Friday, May 11 at 8:00 p.m.

Jeremy Boyle & Mark Franchino

Exhibition Opening and Artists' Talk

Jeremy Boyle and Mark Franchino - Exhibition Opening and Artists' Talk
Jeremy Boyle and Mark Franchino - Exhibition Opening and Artists' Talk
Jeremy Boyle and Mark Franchino - Exhibition Opening and Artists' Talk
Jeremy Boyle and Mark Franchino - Exhibition Opening and Artists' Talk

Jeremy Boyle & Mark Franchino (Pittsburgh) will be working on a new site-specific installation that will springboard from their continuing interest in systems and their utilitarian function—invisible pathways of electrical systems, wiring, and other internal structures. Individual components of the system are rendered in wood with an emphasis on clean, almost minimalist design. That the pathways Boyle and Frachino create are may be totally meandering or redundant is evidence of their preference of design and form over function.

Artist/musician Jeremy Boyle received his BFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and MFA from The Ohio State University. He is a founding and current member of the Chicago group Joan of Arc, whose forthcoming LP “1984” will be released on Joyful Noise Recordings in June and will be followed with a US tour. He has exhibited artwork, most of which is sound and technology based, in major cities across the U.S, including Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, Miami, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. He is currently lecturer and director of fabrication studios in the studio arts department at University of Pittsburgh.

www.jeremyboyle.com

Mark Franchino received a BFA in 1998 from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an MFA from the University of Delaware in 2002. In the last 13 years his works have been shown in more than seventy group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at the Universität der Künste in Berlin, Germany, the International Print Center in NYC, and the Carnegie Museum of Art. He has received numerous awards including the H. Douglas Pickering Memorial Award and purchase prizes from Lessedra Gallery in Sophia, Bulgaria and the Amity Art Foundation in Connecticut. Recent visiting artists lectures have been given at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, and the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

Currently, Franchino is an Associate Professor of Art at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Previously he was an Assistant Curator and the Print Studio Coordinator at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, ND where he organized an international artist residency program. Franchino, originally of Long Island, N.Y., now lives in Clarion, PA.

www.markfranchino.com