Still Life: The Art of Moonshine
Middle Tennessee State University – Todd Art Gallery – Murfreesboro, TN 37129
August 27-September 10, 2015
Opening Reception, August 26, 5-7 p.m.Entry Deadline: Thursday, July 16, 2015
From the Heart of Middle Tennessee and Beyond to the Far Corners of the American Psyche, this thematic fine art exhibit will be juried by and contain the work of Dr. Brian Harnetty and Elias Hansen. Including sound art, performance, musical composition and poetry we seek to expand the typical gallery presentation by incorporating the perspectives of contemporary artists for the far-reaching and ongoing history, stereotypes, methods, and mythos of an iconic American symbol, Moonshine.
No application fee to students. Over $2,000 in prize money.
Dr. Brian Harnetty
As well as being a noted musician and composer, Brian Harnetty is a distinguished sound artist, whose work involves a kind of audible palimpsest, with mixtures of sounds from found materials, field recordings, transcriptions, and historic recordings being laid over one another resulting in a remarkable compound of evocative sounds and noises. Harnetty received his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Arts at Ohio University, and holds degrees in music composition from such prestigious institutions as the Royal Academy of Music, London and The Ohio State University. Harnetty has performed at the Wexner Center for the Arts and his "The Star-Faced One: from the Sun RA/EL Saturn Archives" was Mojo Magazine’s 2013 underground album of the year.Elias HansenTrained in bookbinding from an early age and later glass blowing, Elias Hansen is an artist of wide-ranging talents and diverse practices. His assemblages of glass objects and others materials are often rich in color and informal in appearance. Consisting of found objects and hand-blown vessels displayed on shelves or platforms and festooned with electrical chords and wires, these works resist simple categorization. Redolent of the chemistry lab and the distillery, they invite viewers to read the assemblages at once as an operable still, meth lab and form of alchemy. Educated at Whitman College, he received further training at the Larson Red Angus Ranch and the New Orleans School of Glass and Print. Hansen has exhibited widely in many prestigious international venues and has received great acclaim from critics at The New York Times and Artforum.
Student Awards Jurors
Members of the MTSU Department of Art’s Student Gallery Committee, upper division art students dedicated to managing and curating student-led exhibits and activities in a variety of on and off-campus venues open to the display of student work.
For any questions or concerns contact:
Eric Snyder, Gallery Director