John Nicholas Hutchings – February 4, 2016

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John Nicholas Hutchings is an Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at Mount St. Mary’s University. He has shown at such Galleries as Hoffman La Chance and the Mildred Lane Kemper Museum in St. Louis; Brookhaven College, Xue Gallery, Biblical Arts Museum and 500x Gallery in Dallas; Swanson Contemporary in Louisville, the Williams Gallery at Mount St. Mary’s University, Delaplaine Arts Center and the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center At Montgomery College in Tacoma Park/Silver Spring.

He talked to us about his new exhibit, The Weight of the Mark, at the 849 Gallery at Kentucky College of Art & Design through February 26, 2016.

 

Zack Stefanski & Rosalie Rosenthal – January 21, 2016

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(We apologize that technical difficulties prevent us from posting an audio file for this broadcast.)

Photographer and mixed media artist Rosalie Rosenthal is interested in the Attraction of objects. Humans surround themselves with ‘things’ and become collectors who cherish and fetishize the objects they accumulate.

Much of the work in her current exhibit at Spalding University’s Huff Gallery uses objects that other people have collected as a point of departure. She then reimagines them in conjunction with some of her own personal archive of objects, organizing in arrangements that are in stark contrast to the immaculate and well-cared-for shelves and display cabinets. The haunting photographs capture both a dusty nostalgia and the psychological weight of memory.

“With my current focus on collecting and saving found objects, I am thinking about the Surrealists. I see parallels between the flâneur and the collector—in their way, each makes room for the creative spark that happens when an object acts on the unconscious.”