on view at Press Street’s Antenna Gallery
April 12–May 4, 2014
Gallery Opening & Reception:
Saturday, April 12, 2014
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Happy Hour Artist Salon with Gerald Cannon
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Parameters, curated by SIFT members Amelia Bird, Angela Driscoll, and Yuka Petz, features work from national and local artists who use chance experiments, media or process restrictions, and conceptual rules as boundaries or guidelines to form their work. The exhibition includes artist books, sculpture and prints from Gerald Cannon (New Orleans, LA), Jessica Hoffman (Seattle, WA), Heidi Neilson (Brooklyn, NY), and Robin Price (Middletown, CT).
GERALD CANNON currently teaches Digital Arts at Loyola University New Orleans. Cannon has had numerous one-person exhibitions and been included in group exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe. He has won fellowship grants from the Southern Arts Federation/NEA, the Southeastern Center for the Contemporary Arts, and the Louisiana Division of the Arts. Notable exhibitions include the SIGGRAPH’96 , the 2001 New Orleans Museum of Art Triennial, a twenty year retrospective exhibition at Clark Hall Gallery in Southeastern Louisiana University in 2001, and an exhibition and artist residency in Innsbruck, Austria in 2002. In 2005, Cannon was awarded the Louisiana Regent’s ATLAS Grant – the first given to a visual artist for personal research.
JESSICA HOFFMAN received an MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. She received a BFA in Photography from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC in 2003. She has also studied at the Pratt Fine Arts Center, Center for Book Arts, Fleisher Art Memorial, Project Basho, and the Maine Photographic Workshops. Her work investigates memory, obsessive behaviors, and interactions between people and communication technology. Her installations include work in several mediums, among them video, photography, books, and printmaking. Ms. Hoffman has exhibited her work nationally in galleries and book fairs, including the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis, Interstitial Theatre and Short Run Small Press Fest in Seattle, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art in Wilmington, Small Press Expo (SPX) in Bethesda, MD, and the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia, PA. Hoffman currently lives and works in Seattle, WA.
HEIDI NEILSON is an artist addressing topics such as weather, fake snow, and the cultural landscape of outer space. Her work, often collaborative and publishing-based, has been supported by the Art Matters Foundation, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Center for Book Arts, the College Book Art Association, The Drawing Center, Flux Factory, I-Park, the International Print Center New York, the Islip Art Museum, Kala Art Institute, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Lower East Side Printshop, Provisions Library, the Queens Museum of Art, Visual Studies Workshop, and Women’s Studio Workshop. She is a member of the ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative, co-founded SP Weather Station, and her work is included in over 60 museum and university collections. Born in Oregon, Heidi received a BA in biology from Reed College and an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute, and lives and works in New York.
ROBIN PRICE is an artist, editor, and letterpress printer & publisher of artists’ books for 30 years. The work of the press has become a lifelong, interdisciplinary liberal arts education, and her press books are collected & exhibited internationally. “A chameleon among book artists,” she often seeks out contemporary artists, writers, and artisans with whom to collaborate, striving for synergistic books with extensive diversity in content and form. A major wellspring of inspiration is the purposeful use of chance in creative work, especially as defined by John Cage; she has been lecturing and teaching specifically on that subject since 2002, when she co-curated an exhibition at Yale University Sterling Library with Jae Rossman, “By Chance: Serendipity and Randomness in Contemporary Artists’ Books.”
Press Street’s Antenna Gallery
3718 Saint Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117
Tuesday through Sunday, from noon to 5:00pm.