OHIO alumni artists featured in “One in/and Seven” exhibition at Nelsonville’s Majestic Galleries

The Ohio University University of Artwork + Structure and Majestic Galleries in Nelsonville are joyful to announce the upcoming exhibition, “One in/and Seven,” Aug. 27 – Sept. 17, that options new do the job by 7 alumni artists. An opening reception will be held for the duration of Nelsonville’s Ultimate Friday, Aug. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Majestic Galleries, 20 General public Square, Nelsonville.

This group present delivers with each other seven adjunct school customers from Ohio University who are also alumni of the University of Artwork + Layout. The artists consist of Terry Kolb Davis, April Felipe, Cassidy Brauner Jarrahi, Mateo Galvano, Courtney Kessel, Elisa G. Smith, and Basil Masri Zada, who are exhibiting a wide range of media in photography, sculpture, installation, ceramics and drawing.

Through the heritage of the University of Art + Design and style, numerous alumni have returned to campus to serve OHIO in important techniques — as educators, as administrators, as scholars, as checking out artists, and extra.

“The seven alumni in this show provide as component-time workers of our faculty, nonetheless they have held (and carry on to hold) our faculty collectively for the duration of the many challenges which we have faced as a local community,” Julie Dummermuth, director of the Faculty of Artwork +Style and design, explained. “They have all presented their utmost to our learners and to our program (as artists, as students, as educators, as administrators, as recruiters, as coordinators and as experts) and they have saved our system flourishing amidst uncertain situations.”

Gallery hrs for Majestic Galleries is from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sundays.

“I am deeply thankful for this amazing staff of people and it is an serious privilege for our school to showcase their creative investigate. Remember to join me in honoring them and in thanking them for their remarkable work,” Dummermuth additional.

Artist Bios:

Terry Kolb Davis was born and raised in America’s Heartland, a cultural location of the United States that is normally affiliated with mainstream, conservative political, and religious ideology. In 2020, Davis been given an M.F.A. in Printmaking from Ohio College and a Visual Arts Administration certificate. He obtained his B.F.A. from Southeast Missouri Point out University in 2017. The function Davis makes as a wonderful artist issues the structure of modern social principles about gender roles, whiteness, and capitalism. His latest body of perform is a deconstruction of the common American ideas defining performed masculine sex roles. Davis is at this time utilized at the Higher education of Visible Art and Design and style at the University of North Texas as an adjunct teacher for the Printmaking Department.

April Felipe was born in Queens, New York. As an American of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent, her get the job done explores the complexities of navigating individual and cultural histories in assistance to the construct of one’s identity. Via layering of elements and styles, historical, located, and invented, Felipe’s operate explores this narrative and the built mother nature of the previous to reveal our need for belonging. She been given her B.F.A. from The New York Condition College or university of Ceramics at Alfred College and her M.F.A. from Ohio College. Felipe is a co-founder/ organizer of The Colour Network.org. She has set down roots in Albany, Ohio with a property studio.

Cassidy Brauner Jarrahi’s investigate and work target on the vernacular and the much less thought of, historically sizeable, pictures, objects, and stories – pushing up against singular definitions of actuality by unpacking the particular together with the general public and the shared. She explores these themes by pictures, video, overall performance, and combined media/text. She acquired her B.A. from Otterbein College in Art-Photography and Visual Communications with a slight in Females, Gender, and Sexuality Research in 2014 and her M.F.A. from Ohio University in Photography + Built-in Media in 2018. She is at this time interim chair and checking out professor of Pictures + Built-in Media at Ohio College.

Mateo Galvano employs portray, drawing, sculpture, digital arts, shifting impression, audio, and set up to foment conceptual themes that tell the photographs and objects he will make. In his perform, the landscape reveals a problem of damage and regeneration, which parallels the traumatized physique in search of therapeutic. Galvano’s get the job done is involved in private collections internationally. His collaborative multimedia set up undertaking, titled Lacuna, with C. David Russell, is on check out at the Kennedy Museum of Art, Aug. 20, 2021 – March 6, 2022. Galvano is a lecturer in foundations and recruitment and retention liaison at the Faculty of Art + Style. He gained his B.F.A. in Studio Artwork in 2009, M.F.A. in Painting + Drawing in 2014, and his Certificate of Museum Studies in 2015, all from Ohio College.

Courtney Kessel is an artist, tutorial, mother, and arts administrator who reveals internationally and has labored for OHIO because 2010. In excess of the earlier ten years, her artwork has well balanced the own with the political by placing the intricate subjectivities of motherhood in the gallery. Kessel will work in sculpture, installation, overall performance, video clip and pictures. She is presently the assistant director of Experiential Design and chair of the Checking out Artist and Students committee. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Interdisciplinary Arts (predicted 2025) and obtained her M.F.A. in Sculpture + Expanded Techniques in 2012 from Ohio University, with a certificate in Ladies and Gender Sexuality Scientific tests. She received her B.F.A. in 1998 from the Tyler Faculty of Art.

Elisa G. Smith is an artist, curator, area facilitator, and educator, in non-hierarchical purchase. Her operate started by utilizing images, video clip, installation, and efficiency to examine inside structures of memory, system, and storytelling. In doing work collaboratively along with artists in option spaces, her do the job progressed into a apply of neighborhood constructing and inspecting the complexities, histories, and personalized narratives of feminine labor. Smith obtained a B.F.A. in Images from Ohio College in 2009 and an M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from University of Pennsylvania in 2013. Her initiatives have been exhibited in The Netherlands, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Ohio, and Philadelphia. She is currently co-founder and executive director of Columbus Printed Arts Center, is a going to artist in Pictures + Integrated Media at OHIO, and mom to her youthful son.

Basil Masri Zada is a Syrian artist, political activist, Fulbright alumni, academic, educator, curator, and scholar, and he is now residing in the United States. Zada was born in Damascus, the cash of Syria, a nation in the Center East that has been in a very long-expression conflict/crisis because 2011. Zada is presently a Ph.D. applicant and an instructor at Ohio University. Zada’s latest investigate and artistic follow pursuits are focused on finding out art, daily life, and political activism as reflected in the Syrian arts in the course of the Syrian Disaster, which started in 2011 and carries on. He is a Ph.D. applicant of Interdisciplinary Arts, Overall performance Studies and Visible Arts at Ohio College, (predicted 2022) acquired graduate certificates in Museum Research, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and African Experiments in 2016 been given his M.F.A. from Ohio University in Sculpture and Expanded Techniques in 2014 and his B.F.A. in Sculpture from Damascus College in 2007.

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