the gazr in U
Maidens of the Cosmic Body Running
March 1 – April 12, 2014
The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art invites you to join us from March 1st to April 12 of 2014 for an exhibition the gazr in U. A reception will be held on March 15th during the first art and antique stroll of the season. The exhibition will feature installation work utilizing textile and video and specifically references the history of New Harmony. The Maidens are a collaborative group comprised of Denise Burge, Lisa Siders, and Jenny Ustick.
DENISE BURGE received her MFA in 1990 from Virginia Commonwealth University and is Associate Professor of Art at the University of Cincinnati. Burge works in a variety of media, including drawing, film, and quiltmaking. Her quilt work has been widely commissioned and collected, and was included in two Quilt National exhibitions. For this work she has been awarded multiple Ohio Arts Council grants, and a Joan Mitchell Foundation award. In 2006 she formed a collaborative animation group called "The Dozens". Their work premiered at the Fringe Festival in Edinboro, Scotland, and has been in several national and international film festivals.
LISA SIDERS received her MFA in 2005 from University of Cincinnati and has been Instructor of Art at both Northern Kentucky University and University of Cincinnati. Siders works in a wide range of media practices, including fibers, sculpture, and film. She has also worked as a freelance artist and designer. Exhibitions include national and international venues; her work has been featured in the Houston International Quilt Festival, and the National Civil Rights Museum (Memphis, TN), as well as various venues in Ohio, and national magazines. As a member of "The Dozens" collaborative animation group, she has exhibited nationally and internationally.
JENNY USTICK received her MFA in 2005 from the University of Cincinnati. Ustick has taught at several universities, with her most recent appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. She returned to Ohio in 2011 to teach and continue her artistic practice. Jenny works in a wide range of media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, and film. She was awarded a Wolfstein Traveling Fellowship in 2004, during which she visited several countries in Europe. In 2006, she joined “The Dozens”, which was exhibited at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and several national and international film festivals. Ustick also oversees the execution of large public murals in Cincinnati, Ohio.For more information, please see http://www.maidenprojects.com/.