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Ultra-Deep FieldOpening Reception: October 24, 6-8 p.m.
Exhibition: October 20 – November 14, 2014
Artists: Daniel Baird, Sarah and Joseph Belknap, Katie Bell, Bill Conger, Laura Davis, Adam Farcus, Bob Jones, Holly Murkerson, Erin Washington
Curated by Jason Judd, Ultra-Deep Field is a group exhibition that considers the inadequacy of representing desire, time, and scale by way of hand. Though the artwork spans sculpture, photography, drawing, and video, the pieces posture themselves as self-evident, allowing the literal to be experienced as poetic. In the exhibition, Joseph Belknap lights Sarah Belknap’s cigarette using the sun, Bill Conger stencils an exact replica of a poem written by his 8 year old son, while Erin Washington’s 9 x 12 black acrylic panel documents the process of her hand healing by using her injured hand to draw itself. To this end, Ultra-Deep Field suggests possibilities of how to reorient one’s body with the everyday world that acts upon it.
As Sarah and Joseph Belknap find a way to harness a complex system to have a smoke, Erin Washington asks “why haven’t we seen a photograph of the whole earth yet? The Belknaps and Washington both materialize a new understanding of the cosmic and earthbound from a very local place, themselves. Bill Conger’s lyrical titles amplify a sense of longing and melancholy, which becomes increasingly haunting as more time is spent with each piece: A vintage lighting rod, a smashed wine bottle glued back together, and an exact replication of his young son’s poem. Adam Farcus’s wall poem, in five descending triangles, is a would-be potion that names materials that could be found in the Midwest. Like a materialization from Farcus’s potion, Bob Jones builds work out of humble materials local to him. Jones bounds sticks, rocks, dirt, studio debris with mud, paint, and glue in his studio with the aspiration to offer a link to the mythical through an alchemical change. Daniel Baird uses both found objects and structures he creates to subvert the experience between technological progress and the primitive. One piece includes a rapid prototype, a bird wing, an ejection seat handle, an emergency blanket, a meteorite, and marble dust to name only a few. Katie Bell’s paintings have no plan from the beginning. Though they hang on the wall, the process is about finding the painting within the hunk of plaster. Laura Davis plays with scale, using an image of a necklace  to formally materialize a likeness that proves to be a void. On the other hand, Holly Murkerson’s photographic sculptures reminds the viewer that the photograph is a space they can never enter physically. A desire that you can stand in front of but never be in.
Rockford University Art Gallery, Clark Arts Center / 5050 E. State Street / Rockford, IL 61108

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Ultra-Deep Field

Opening Reception: October 24, 6-8 p.m.

Exhibition: October 20 – November 14, 2014

Artists: Daniel BairdSarah and Joseph BelknapKatie BellBill CongerLaura DavisAdam FarcusBob JonesHolly MurkersonErin Washington

Curated by Jason JuddUltra-Deep Field is a group exhibition that considers the inadequacy of representing desire, time, and scale by way of hand. Though the artwork spans sculpture, photography, drawing, and video, the pieces posture themselves as self-evident, allowing the literal to be experienced as poetic. In the exhibition, Joseph Belknap lights Sarah Belknap’s cigarette using the sun, Bill Conger stencils an exact replica of a poem written by his 8 year old son, while Erin Washington’s 9 x 12 black acrylic panel documents the process of her hand healing by using her injured hand to draw itself. To this end, Ultra-Deep Field suggests possibilities of how to reorient one’s body with the everyday world that acts upon it.

As Sarah and Joseph Belknap find a way to harness a complex system to have a smoke, Erin Washington asks “why haven’t we seen a photograph of the whole earth yet? The Belknaps and Washington both materialize a new understanding of the cosmic and earthbound from a very local place, themselves. Bill Conger’s lyrical titles amplify a sense of longing and melancholy, which becomes increasingly haunting as more time is spent with each piece: A vintage lighting rod, a smashed wine bottle glued back together, and an exact replication of his young son’s poem. Adam Farcus’s wall poem, in five descending triangles, is a would-be potion that names materials that could be found in the Midwest. Like a materialization from Farcus’s potion, Bob Jones builds work out of humble materials local to him. Jones bounds sticks, rocks, dirt, studio debris with mud, paint, and glue in his studio with the aspiration to offer a link to the mythical through an alchemical change. Daniel Baird uses both found objects and structures he creates to subvert the experience between technological progress and the primitive. One piece includes a rapid prototype, a bird wing, an ejection seat handle, an emergency blanket, a meteorite, and marble dust to name only a few. Katie Bell’s paintings have no plan from the beginning. Though they hang on the wall, the process is about finding the painting within the hunk of plaster. Laura Davis plays with scale, using an image of a necklace  to formally materialize a likeness that proves to be a void. On the other hand, Holly Murkerson’s photographic sculptures reminds the viewer that the photograph is a space they can never enter physically. A desire that you can stand in front of but never be in.

Rockford University Art Gallery, Clark Arts Center / 5050 E. State Street / Rockford, IL 61108

Good view of Buzz
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Good view of Buzz

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Buzz hates physical activity
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Buzz hates physical activity

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Maybe the neighbor kid can mow it… You know, since you’re gone for a while.
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Maybe the neighbor kid can mow it… You know, since you’re gone for a while.

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Houston admits they are fat and on a diet while the crew does some flight planning to bring spaghetti and meatballs on the next flight.
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Houston admits they are fat and on a diet while the crew does some flight planning to bring spaghetti and meatballs on the next flight.

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Now comes the gymnastics. 
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Now comes the gymnastics. 

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Slumber party in the front room Space
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Slumber party in the front room Space

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Jesus Christ… Stop taking pictures of the Moon.
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Jesus Christ… Stop taking pictures of the Moon.

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Lost in space
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Lost in space

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Say again??????
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Say again??????

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