EXHIBIT ARCHIVE


PAINTINGS BY TOBIAH COLE

MARCH 4 - APRIL 26
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY MARCH 21 @ 6-8p

Tobiah Cole has a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and spent two years studying painting and drawing at the New York Studio School in New York. After his initial studies he lived abroad in Berlin, the south of France, and Toronto where he pursued his work for four years until he settled in Athens, GA. In 2005 received MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Georgia.

Today you can find him managing The Grit and working on his paintings in a studio he had built in his back yard. His work is an exploration of improvisational mark making. Often working with a wandering line Tobiah has been been painting forms that evolve and deconstruct in a landscape of paint that has no firm boundaries. It's his intention to paint from a place of not knowing and to allow images to slowly emerge on their own.


CAMERON LYDEN:
THE WAVE TAMER'S LULLABY and OTHER ARTIFACTS

JANUARY 5 - FEBRUARY 24
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY JANUARY 17 @ 6-9p

Cameron Lyden is an Athens based artist who received his MFA in Jewelry and Metalwork from the University of Georgia, and his BFA in Jewelry from Kent State University. Originally from Bay Village, Ohio, his work is inspired by dreary Midwestern winter landscapes paired with his love for ornate objects and tools. He uses his work to construct a narrative for the viewer by creating fictional tools with ambiguous and fantastical functions. It is his goal to offer the viewer an opportunity to feel a sense of childlike wonder as they explore the faux history of these objects.


Working predominantly in wood and brass, he utilizes traditional jewelry making techniques to adorn carved and fabricated wooden tool forms. He pairs faux weathering with moments of refined craft to create a balance between the extremes of the ornamented and dilapidated. He uses these techniques to create the illusion of previous use and to allude to the object’s false history.


EILEEN WALLACE: GLITCH

NOVEMBER 5 - DECEMBER 28
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15 @ 6-8p

Glitch is a series of letterpress prints made by repetitive printing of hairline thickness lead rule.

Eileen is a letterpress printer and bookbinder. She is a Senior Lecturer in Printmaking and Book Arts at the University of Georgia and a former resident artist at Penland School of Crafts. She has taught workshops at Penland, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and at other venues across the country. Eileen is a co-director emeritus of the Paper & Book Intensive (PBI) and has been a board member of Hand Papermaking Magazine. She curated the book Masters: Book Arts published by Lark Books in 2011. eileenwallace.com

Eileen Wallace
Glitch #5
15” x 22”
letterpress from lead rule
2018

EXHIBIT COORDINATOR:
MARY HALLAM PEARSE

Mary Hallam Pearse is excited to support Cine and local artists by coordinating exhibitions for the next year. The artists chosen represent a range of themes, styles and experiences, from the emerging to the established. The work stretches across the landscape of what is considered traditional in terms of letterpress, jewelry, drawing, painting and tattoos. What connects each of these artists is Athens Georgia, where they are an integral part of the community.

Mary is currently an Associate Professor and area chair of the jewelry and metalwork area at The Lamar Dodd School of Art in Athens, Georgia. She received her M.F.A. in Metal from SUNY New Paltz and a B.F.A. in Crafts with an emphasis in Jewelry and Metals from Kent State University. In her ongoing work Mary is interested in how jewelry has functioned historically as a marker of status, class, wealth, and a record of human experience. Her work has been selected for competitive exhibitions in museums and galleries both nationally and internationally and included in publications such as Metalsmith, Ornament and American Craft. Curatorial projects include; Crafting History: Textiles, Metals and Ceramics at the University of Georgia, Parallels: Jonathan Wahl and Sondra Sherman, The Ring Shows: Then & Now and Putting the Band Back Together and Coming into View. She has been invited to present lectures and provide workshops at many universities and craft centers across the county.