michael jones mckean
Michael Jones McKean will present a selection of recent work. Mckean is a Virginia-based artist whose work explores narration, complexity, representation, misunderstanding, materiality, land, and failure. While in New York, McKean is working on new sculptures and flat works, preparing for Certain Principles of Light and Shapes Between Forms - a public art rainbow project slated for the spring of 2011, and developing a few writings including a text on meaning, sculpture, and omniscience. A recent Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, McKean's work has been exhibited widely in the U.S. and Europe, most recently at the 2010 Quebec City Biennial.
Nadja Verena Marcin
Nadja Verena Marcin will present her practice through a live performance entitled One night stand which references a single night performance, usually by a guest artist on tour. Marcin invites the viewer on a vertical journey that tells the story of an out-of-body experience. Her work centers on human behavior, elemental emotions, and psychological responses linked to role-playing through video, performance and photography. Sourcing autobiographical experience, Marcin drives situations from ordinary to absurd, exposing truths about morals, history, gender and politics in Western society. Born in Germany, Marcin holds a MFA from Columbia University, New York, and graduated with honors from the Academy of Fine Arts, Münster, Germany.