Menschel Fellowship Exhibition 2012

Tue, Jan 29, 2013 12am - Sat, Feb 9, 2013 12am

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Joseph Riley & Audrey Snyder

Joseph Riley & Audrey Snyder

Menschel Fellowship Exhibition 2012
January 29 - February 9, 2013

Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 29, 6:00 - 8:00pm

6th & 7th Floor Lobbies, Foundation Building

Projects in Art and Architecture from the 2012 recipients of the Benjamin J. Menschel Fellowship:

Alexandra Alexa (ARCH) + Benjamin Johnson (ARCH)
Explored the under-studied Byzantine/Renaissance churches, monasteries and convents of Romania’s Moravian Province.

Zulaikha Ayub (ARCH) + David Varon (ARCH)
Traveled along the Aleutian highway to document the layers of the built environment established by the Aleut peoples, and Russian and American military bases and installations.

Joseph Riley (ART) + Audrey Snyder (ART)
Built a bicycle that could ride the rails, and cycled on abandoned train tracks with portable a 19th century printing press, in exploration of the “tramp printers” who created much of the printed art of Northern California.

Priscilla Aleman (ART)
Has been working on the subject of the meaning of the space created between bodies, or the “Third Body.” Her project is to realize sculpture exploring her ideas.

Ariel Jackson (ART)
Traveled to Louisiana to work on a narrative film documenting the lives of Creole women in her family.


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