the other line is moving faster
an exhibition co-curated by Peter Morais
OPENING RECEPTION: April 18, 2015, 5-8pm
April 18 – May 23, 2015
JEAN FOOS moved to New York City’s East Village from her hometown of Greece, NY to attend Cooper Union, where she received her B.F.A. in 1976. Following a fellowship at the Rome-based program of Tyler School of Art (Temple University) and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, Jean intensified her pursuit of illusions of three-dimensional motion and interacting planes. Inspired by her years of graphic production at Vanity Fair, she has also created installations of fashion images altered with her skeins of interwoven depths.
Jean has exhibited her work in Berlin, Rome, San Francisco, New York and other Eastern cities. She has been a two-time nominee for the Joan Mitchell Award and a 2014 resident at the summer exposition of art on Governors Island, a former naval station in New York Harbor. A book documenting her installation there, Cannonball Lagoon, will be on sale at River House.
JEFF MACK is an award winning glass artist and manager of the glass studio at The Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion. He has worked in glass for nearly twenty years in contexts including master glass blower, factory stem maker, artist’s assistant, gaffer and fabricator for artists as distinct as Beverly Fishman, Pinaree Santipak, Elio Quarisa, and Lino Tagliapietra. He has keen interest in historic glass-making techniques and has devoted much of his study and work in glass to this topic.
Jeff is the recipient of more than a dozen prestigious fellowships and residencies, including Pilchuck Glass School (where he won the Corning Award in 2003), Corning Museum of Glass, and Haystack Mountain School for Crafts. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, he continues to teach extensively and demonstrate internationally. His work has twice appeared in New Glass Review and is included in private collections around the world.
MICHAEL OTTERSEN has exhibited in New York, Zurich, Albuquerque, Seattle, and at the Bellevue (WA) Art Museum. His work has gained mention in several publications, both online and print media, including ARTNews, New American Painting, Hyperallergic, Huffington Post, and Details.
Michael currently balances his studio practice with his teaching schedule at three Seattle area arts institutions. His B.F.A. was earned at Tyler School of Art (Temple University), and he studied in Rome concurrently with Jean Foos – also establishing himself in New York’s East Village and exhibiting at Gracie Mansion Gallery, Alexander Milliken, and Feature Inc. His practice of drawing was manifest in an earlier style of figural work – impasto oil on panel or canvas that extended the style of 16th-century Mannerism into bodily contortions. Michael Ottersen’s work appears courtesy of SEASONS, Seattle.
Peter Morais has been an exhibition planner and writer for institutions including New York Public Library, The Smithsonian, National Trust for Historic Preservation and National Park Service. He was co-director of Gallery 10 in Santa Fe and has curated exhibitions at Vassar College Library and Spencertown Academy, an art center in the Hudson Valley.