MANUAL TRANSMISSION: SECOND GEAR
Our July show features two artists whose practices consider how unprecious objects, materials, and systems that we interact with every day take on meaning for us, affecting our behavior, our actions, and our emotions. Teréz Iacovino combines DIY culture, systems aesthetics, and a taste for the irrational, with materials and objects that have complex personal and cultural history, as she explores familial relationships and the notion of heirlooms in an age of planned obsolescence. Jack Pavlik looks at how people react to systems that exist to modify behavior, altering and re-contextualizing simple objects to create interactive sculptural performances that examine competition, confinement, and displacement.
FRIDAY, JULY 13
Opening night: 7:00-10:00 pm;
Thursdays & Subsequent Friday: 3:00-7:00 pm,
Saturdays & Sundays open noon-4:00.
Other times by appointment or dumb luck.
The Garage is located at 3640 Garfield Ave, Mpls
During opening parties you are welcome to enter from Garfield or the alley. At other times please use alley entrance.
About the artists:
TERÉZ IACOVINO‘s work combines a mix of DIY culture, systems aesthetics, and a taste for the irrational, often using materials and objects that have a link to domestic spaces, familial histories, and consumer culture. Her current body of work, entitled Inherited Archive, is an on-going exploration of ways to process loss and negotiates family history in a way that is intimately systematic, yet aesthetically universal. Inherited Archive engages with familial relationships, the notion of heirlooms in an age of planned obsolescence, and how the objects we leave behind are interpreted after our death.
Iacovino holds an MFA in studio art from the University of Minnesota and a BFA from Syracuse University in printmaking, paper, and book arts. Her interdisciplinary works have been exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad, including a variety of traveling print portfolios and site-specific installations. Over the years she has worked as a book preservationist, papermaker, and art handler. She is currently the Assistant Curator at the University of Minnesota’s Katherine E. Nash Gallery.
JACK PAVLIK’s practice is all about movement. Whether it is a computer programmed mechanical object with a life of its own, or repurposed piece of institutional furniture being used in a performative video, his work continually pairs distinct forces and objects in portrayals of competition and coexistence. His most recent body of work is an examination of how people react to systems that exist to modify behavior, how space is manipulated and how it manipulates us, provoking discussions about change, instability, and unease in people’s lives.
Pavlik has been a working artist for three decades, with numerous local and international exhibitions. He received a BFA in sculpture from the University of Minnesota, an MFA in Visual Studies from Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and did additional study at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Pavlik was a Joan Mitchell MFA Grantee in 2012, was a resident artist at the Helsinki International Artist Program in 2014, and most recently was a resident artist at Sculpture Space in Utica, New York. Pavlik is the founder and director of Make It Move, an organization for the exhibition and promotion of kinetic and interactive art.
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