Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Rebekah Templeton
c o n t e m p o r a r y a r t

173 W. Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art is pleased to announce Bubble and Squeak, a group exhibition highlighting the work of first year Master of Fine Arts students Fritz Horstman, Jennifer Jones-O’Neil, Jiwan Lee, Heather Ramsdale and Leigh Van Duzer, some of the Mid-Atlantic region’s most promising emerging artists. The title references a classic English dish that is made from leftovers and scraps.

Fritz Horstman uses discarded shipping crates to form a dialogue about the human perception of nature. By cutting out a hole, in which the viewer is enticed to place their head, Horstman illuminates an interior space full of images of stars. Using elements of camera obscura, Horstman envelopes the viewer in a private world of light and image.

Jennifer Jones-O’Neil is a photographer exploring ideas of abstraction, flattening and altering by using color fields that are created analogously and digitally. Infused with elements of the absurd, Jones-O’Neil’s photographs highlight the alienation we can experience from consistently being bombarded with mass amounts of information.

Jiwan Lee’s carbon paper drawings jumble multiple images together to create a mass of circumstances and marks. Lee’s fragments are mashed together giving the drawing the power to create something new and unpredictable in the mind of the viewer and outside the complete control of the artist.

Using common construction materials, Heather Ramsdale’s work challenges our notions of our private spaces. Ramsdale inverts the organization of domesticity by reorganizing the materials we encounter during everyday life, exposing the space within structures.

Leigh Van Duzer’s photographs detail an interior space rich with narrative and engorged with structural decay. Her photographs deal with the detritus of human activity. Van Duzer’s recent series involves photographing a bankrupt video store as a ‘container of history’.

Bubble and Squeak opens on Thursday, May 14, 2009 with an opening reception from 6-9 pm. The exhibition includes drawing, photography, sculpture and installation. The show closes on Saturday, June 20, 2009.

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