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January 20, 2009

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents 5:3 - Five Artists : Three States - Video: Animation: Sound

February 5 – March 14, 2009

Contact: Thomas Moore
Director of Arts & Culture

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UMBC's Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) presents 5:3 - Five Artists : Three States - Video: Animation: Sound, opening on February 5th and closing on March 14th, 2009, and curated by David Yager and Symmes Gardner. The exhibition brings together five internationally recognized artists who work specifically in time-based media and sound. Utilizing video, clay and hand-modeled figures, drawings, watercolors, found film footage, appropriated audio excerpts, self recorded sounds, and sculpture, Edgar Endress, Joshua Mosley, Richard Pell, Stephen Vitiello, and Karen Yasinsky collectively explore the nuances of personal relationships, cultural displacement, domestic surveillance, and the structure and texture of sound itself. Living and working in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, Edgar Endress, Joshua Mosley, Richard Pell, Stephen Vitiello, and Karen Yasinsky have exhibited their work throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Edgar Endress
Edgar Endress was born in 1970 in Osorno, Chile. He studied at ARCOS in Santiago, Chile, graduating with the B.F.A. equivalent. In 2001 he received his MFA from Syracuse University with a concentration in Art Video. Beginning in 1995, Endress's work was shown in Chilean and international contexts. His awards include Third Prize Experimental Category for Elvis Hates America at the Athens Film and Video Festival, OH; a Jury Award for Anonymous at the 3rd Biennial of Video and Electronic Art, Santiago, Chile; and a First Prize in Documentary Video for Wanglen or the New Fertility at the second Video and Electronic Art Biennial. Endress's exhibition venues include MoMA, Contemporary Arts Museum of Cartagena, New England Film and Video Festival, Boston Fine Arts Museum, New York Video Festival, and Walter Reade Theater, Film Society of Lincoln Center. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Visual Technology at George Mason University.

Joshua Mosley
Joshua Mosley was born in 1974 in Dallas, Texas. He received his M.F.A. and B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is a recipient of the Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize, the Pew Fellowship in the Arts, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship. His work has exhibited and screened at the 2007 Venice Biennale, Museum of Modern Art, NY, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Basel, Switzerland, Art Institute of Chicago, Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, Reina Sofia in Madrid, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Donald Young Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia and Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego. Joshua Mosley is represented by Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. He is currently Associate Professor of Animation and Digital Media in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania.

Richard Pell
Richard Pell was born in 1975 in Wilmington, Delaware. He received his M.F.A from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University. Richard Pell is a founding member of the highly acclaimed art and engineering collective, the Institute for Applied Autonomy. His collaborative interactive and robotic works have been exhibited in art, activist, and engineering contexts such as the ZKM in Karlsruhe, Mass MoCA, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Hackers On Planet Earth and the International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Additionally the art collective he co-founded was chosen for several awards at the Prix-Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria and was selected for RES Magazine's "10 Best New Artists of 2005." His video documentary Don't Call Me Crazy On The 4th Of July won the Best Michigan Director Award at the Ann Arbor Film Festival in 2005, took first prize at the Iowa International Documentary Film Festival and has screened in numerous festivals internationally. Additionally, Pell has consulted with organizations such as the Institute for Applied Autonomy, the Center for Bio Media Literacy, the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and the Center for Land Use Interpretation. Pell is Assistant Professor in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University.

Stephen Vitiello
Stephen Vitiello was born in 1964 in New York, NY. As an electronic musician and sound artist, Stephen Vitiello transforms incidental atmospheric noises into mesmerizing soundscapes that alter our perception of the surrounding environment. He has composed music for independent films, experimental video projects, and art installations, collaborating with such artists as Nam June Paik, Tony Oursler, and Dara Birnbaum. In 1999 he was awarded a studio for six months on the 91st floor of the World Trade Center’s Tower One, where he recorded the cracking noises of the building swaying under the stress of the winds after Hurricane Floyd. As an installation artist, he is particularly interested in the physical aspect of sound and its potential to define the form and atmosphere of a spatial environment. As a Media Curator, he curated the Sound Art component of the Whitney Museum's exhibition The American Century: Art and Culture 1950-2000, Young and Restless, a video program for Museum of Modern Art and New York, New Sounds, New Spaces at Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon. Over the last 20 years he has collaborated with such musicians as Scanner, Pauline Oliveros, Frances-Marie Uitti, Andrew Deutsch and Yasunao Tone and visual artists including Tony Oursler, Julie Mehretu, and Eder Santos. Stephen Vitiello is represented by The Project, New York, NY and Los Angeles, California. He is currently Assistant Professor of Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Karen Yasinsky
Karen Yasinsky was born in 1965 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1988 she received her B.A. from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. In 1990 she studied at the New York Studio School, and in 1992 she completed the M.F.A. program at Yale University School of Art. Her work has been exhibited internationally at Galerie Jeleni, Prague; Kunenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; the Rebecca M. Camhi Gallery, Athens; New York Underground Film Festival, and P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in New York. She has been the recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship; The Eastern European Exchange Residency, Center for Contemporary Art, Prague; The Phillip Morris Arts Fellowship, American Academy in Berlin, and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Space Grant. Karen Yasinsky is represented by Mireille Mosler, Ltd., New York, NY. She is currently a Lecturer in the Film and Media Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University.

About the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC)
The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (formerly known as the Center for Art and Visual Culture or CAVC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of contemporary art and visual culture, critical theory, art and cultural history, and the relationship between society and the arts. The CADVC serves as a forum for students, faculty, and the general public for the discussion of important aesthetic and social issues of the day. Disciplines represented include painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital art, video, film, television, design, architecture, advertising, and installation and performance art.

Since 1989, the CADVC has incorporated a number of public programs into its exhibition programming schedule to further impact the communities it serves. Symposia, lecture series, conferences, film series, visiting artist series, and residencies have all been fundamental in an effort to create an ongoing dialogue about contemporary art and culture. The Center has also initiated a number of projects with Baltimore and surrounding schools systems to integrate the contemporary artist and their concerns into the classroom. These projects take place on-site at both middle schools and high schools and are team taught by the instructors at these schools, professional artists, and students from the CADVC’s Internship Program.

The Center produces one to two exhibition catalogues each year. Each document is fully illustrated and contains critical essays on the given subject by a variety of distinguished professionals in the field. Recent publications include Postmodernism: A Virtual Discussion and Paul Rand: Modernist Design. These books and catalogues are published and are distributed internationally through Distributed Art Publishers.

Since 1992, the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture has actively pursued the organization of exhibitions that contain the aesthetic, theoretical, and educational potential to reach both a national and international audience. Over the years, the CADVC has traveled these exhibition projects to a broad spectrum of museums, professional non-profit galleries, and universities national and internationally. Recent traveling exhibitions include:

Andrea Robbins and Max Becher: Portraits (2008)
White: Whiteness and Race in Contemporary Art (2003)
Fred Wilson: Objects and Installations (2001)
Adrian Piper: A Retrospective (1999)
Bruno Monguzzi: A Designer’s Perspective (1998)
Minimal Politics (1997)
Kate Millet, Sculpture: The First 38 Years (1997)

Beyond the scope of these traveling exhibitions, the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture also undertakes an exhibition schedule that includes a Faculty Biennial, and projects such as the Joseph Beuys Tree Partnership. As part of the educational mission of the CADVC, one graduate thesis exhibition and one undergraduate senior exhibition are scheduled on a yearly basis.

This multi-faceted focus for presenting exhibitions, projects and scholarly research publications focused on contemporary art and cultural issues positions the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture in a unique position within the mid-Atlantic region.

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Tuesday through Saturday — 10 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
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Posted by tmoore at January 20, 2009 3:06 PM