Visual Arts Program
 


Friday, May 11, 2018

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 and has performed music (both solo and collaborative) throughout the United States, Canada and Japan. 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, Buffalo, Davenport, Sacramento, Seattle, Miami, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. He was awarded the PA Council on the Arts Fellowship in 2003, received the Heinz Creative Heights Award and completed a residency at the Mattress Factory in 2004, received a Sprout Fund Seed Award in 2005-6 and has recently received funding awards from the Heinz Endowments, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, the Grable Foundation and SPARK for his education work with young children. Jeremy is currently Assistant Professor of Learning, Media and Design at the Fred Rogers Center at St. Vincent College.

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

 
 
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Laylah Ali
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Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.