No Pop: Conversation I

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Opening: Fri Oct. 16th, 6-9 p.m.
Curator Tour with Olu Oguibe: Sat 17th, 1-2 p.m.
Studio Days: Sat 17th & Sun 18th, 12-6 p.m.

Immersive sculpture and installation challenges our everyday spatial perceptions.  Artists Aude Jomini, Phil Lique, Laura Marsh, and Michael Queenland explore the relationships between wall, floor, and ceiling by protruding, expanding, and suspending forms.  Walking up the stairs through Jomini’s, Ceiling Meadow, viewers are engulfed by a volumetric series of
flag-like cutouts.  Phil Lique’s, X-MF Jesus MF-X Series, combines a variety of religious and popular culture references in installations that expand off the wall.  Laura Marsh’s, Femme Irrésistible,  is an participatory installation that explores complex female roles and fragmented sentences in multiple languages.  Michael Queenland’s, Rudy’s Ramp of Remainders, is an ongoing work that explores the complexities of physical, social and psychic remnants and surplus, through loosely grouped offcuts and alterations of everyday goods and hand cast sculptural forms. Together, these works explore themes of gender, intervention, and the manufactured vs. handmade.  No Pop is an art studio concentrating on the value of daily practice.  Much like our Pop ancestors, the studio provides the climate for production and collaboration. We provide a bridge between artists who are in dialogue with Yale and New Haven’s many communities.

About the Artists:

Aude Jomini was born in 1979 and lives and works in New Haven, CT. She holds a B.F.A. from RISD and and she holds a B.F.A. from RISD and a M.Arch. from Yale School of Architecture;  she currently lives and works in New Haven, CT. Before moving to New Haven to pursue architecture more fully, Jomini worked in New York until 2006 as a designer and artist, with various stints including working for Scholastic, Printed Matter, Inc., and the Brooklyn Museum.  Aude likes to flatten things that are 3D, and flesh out things that are dead flat.  She is a French speaker, who learned all of her English from Beavis and Butthead, and who remains somewhat affected by moving directly from Switzerland to Florida in 1993.  She has shown work in several group exhibitions in Providence, RI, New York, NY and New Haven CT.

Philip Lique was born in 1983.  He received his M.F.A. from Western Connecticut State University, CT, and his B.F.A. from Paier College of Art, CT. Lique has attended several residencies including Zona Imaginaria in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. Lique has exhibited at established venues including the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, MA; Giampietro Gallery, CT; Hans Wiess Newspace Gallery, Manchester Community College, CT; Artspace, New Haven, CT;  and Blue Mountain Gallery, NY.  He currently works as a Shop Technician at Yale University and teaches at Southern Connecticut State University, University of New Haven, and Gateway Community College.

Laura Marsh was born in 1982.  She received her M.F.A. from Yale University School of Art, CT, in 2009 and her B.F.A. from the Cleveland Institute of Art, OH, in 2006.  Marsh has participated in several residencies including Zona Imaginaria in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, and Tilton Residency in Beijing, China.  She has exhibited at the Art Lot in Brooklyn, NY; Giampietro Gallery, CT; Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT;  Newman Popiashvili Gallery in New York, NY; Marc Jancou Contemporary in New York, NY;  and the Cleveland Foundation in Cleveland, OH.  Marsh is currently the Director of Seton Art Gallery and Lecturer at the University of New Haven in West Haven, CT.

Michael Queenland was born in 1970. He earned Bachelor’s of Arts and Master’s of Fine Arts degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles. Queenland’s work has been shown in such distinguished venues as The Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland; Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis; and Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. His work is included in the permanent collection of The Studio Museum in Harlem, and is currently on view in the group exhibition titled, Assisted, curated by artist Jessica Stockholder, at the Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago. Queenland is the assistant professor of sculpture at Yale University Graduate School of Art.oct16




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