May 15 – June 30, 2008
OBViouS: Object Based Video Sculpture by Tina Aufiero, Casey Cahoy, Joseph Gray, Caroline Kapp, and Tony Weathers
After a successful run of YELLOW, a multi-dimensional video installation by artist Robert Campbell, 911 opened OBViouS, a group exhibition curated by 911 Affiliate Curator Steven Michael Vroom.
OBViouS: Object Based Video Sculpture started out as a vague idea of investigating how sculptors use video as an element in their work. What emerged were two different approaches: objects, which have video projected onto them, and objects which have video as a structural element. This exhibition has examples of both approaches.
The five artists include Tina Aufiero, Casey Cahoy, Joseph Gray, Caroline Kapp, and Tony Weathers.
The show ran from May 15th through June 30th.
About the artists:
Tony Weathers received his BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in 2000 and has since been granted the Artist Trust GAP and Fellowship, apprenticed for Gary Hill Studios, and exhibited throughout Seattle and in Europe.
Joseph Gray received his BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in 1999. His recent exhibitions and performances include Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, Unit B, San Antonio TX, and 911 Media Art Center and On the Boards in Seattle.
Tina Aufiero received her MFA from Parsons in 2005, and her BFA from RISDI in 1981. Her exhibitions include PS 1, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, Chelsea Museum, and Robert Lehman Gallery at UrbanGlass in New York and internationally.
Casey Cahoy received his BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in 1999. He currently is the owner/operator of Carmacazzi.com a purveyor of fine fashion urban apparel. He has exhibited both regionally and nationally.
Caroline Kapp received her MFA from the UW in 2007, and her BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in 2000. She has also studied at the Burren College of Art, County Clare, Ireland and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL. She has exhibited throughout Seattle and Internationally.
I would like to thank artists Tina Aufiero, Casey Cahoy, Joseph Gray, Caroline Kapp, and Tony Weathers for lending the works to the exhibition. Thanks also to the Board and Staff of 911 Media Arts Center for their splendid support and assistance in realizing this exhibition. OBViouS is a sampler of different contemporary approaches to sculpture which have video as a common thread. The equivocal nature of the practice of making sculpture allows for the curator to “state the obvious”.