New Work by David Hamlow & Liz Miller runs thru February 10
Carom, an exhibition featuring new work by multimedia installation artists, David Hamlow and Liz Miller, is showing now through Thursday, February 10, 2022, at Gallery 120. Art shows and exhibitions are hosted at Gallery 120’s brick-and-mortar location in the atrium of the Fine Arts building on the Inver Hills Community College campus in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. Gallery 120 is also online.
David Hamlow is active exhibiting work regionally, nationally, and internationally. Hamlow has received numerous awards and honors, including five Minnesota State Arts Board individual artist grants and a 2020 endowed artist residency at Joshua Tree Highlands in Joshua Tree, California.
Visit davidhamlow.com to learn more.
Liz Miller has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. and abroad. Miller’s awards include a McKnight Foundation Fellowship for Fiber Artists and a McKnight Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists as well as several Artist Initiative Grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board.
Visit lizmiller.com to learn more.
WHO: David Hamlow & Liz Miller
WHEN: Now thru February 10, 2022
WHERE: Gallery 120
Fine Arts Building
Inver Hills Community College
2500 80th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
My work addresses how we value matter, energy, and labor in a capitalist society, and how this is paralleled in our values of art objects and labor. These ideas materialize through modular, post-consumer artworks, created by hand in an assembly-line fashion, using materials often resulting exclusively from my own daily consumption.
Recently, my practice has expanded to include work made from found objects, often created in and reflecting the character of a place of temporary habitation.
David Hamlow is a multimedia installation artist based in rural Minnesota. Hamlow holds a B.A. in Studio Art from Gustavus Adolphus and an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from the University of Minnesota. Hamlow is active exhibiting work regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Recent solo installations include:
- Immiscible, Contemporary Gallery, Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
- Mirror Stage, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, Minnesota
- Preservationist, Plaza Gallery, Lamar Dodd School of Art Athens, Georgia
Hamlow is the recipient of many awards and honors, including five Minnesota State Arts Board individual artist grants and a 2020 endowed artist residency at Joshua Tree Highlands in Joshua Tree, California.
In January 2022, Hamlow will mount his first international solo installation as part of the Art Teleported 2022: The Art Shows and Conference for Nomadic Artists at the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA) in Gimpo, South Korea (near Seoul). Hamlow lives and maintains a studio in Good Thunder, Minnesota.
My recent wall-based fiber works and installation environments explore architecture, boundaries, and borders through the juxtaposition of architectural fragments and fiber-based adornment. Pieces of the built environment, such as components of fences, gutter guards, or metal remnants of domestic interiors (such as stove grates) become armatures for ad-hoc weaving, knotting, and embellishment with rope, cord, and other textile materials.
My fascination with rope and knotting started as a byproduct of my large-scale installations, where I utilize rope to achieve tension that gives volume to otherwise flat materials. The varied use of rope and knotting across cultures and history ranges from utilitarian to decorative, and even deadly. I create interdependent knotted topographies that allude to both structure and malleability while also recognizing and elevating aspects of human culture that are neglected, overlooked, or discarded.
The repeated act of hand tying integrates an emphatic sense of strength, while the flexibility and nuance of the textile material ensures permutations. The resulting works are only quasi-architectural, providing metaphorical insight laced with humor as related to a variety of structural and systemic behavior.
Liz Miller’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. Her awards include:
- McKnight Foundation Fellowship for Fiber Artists
- McKnight Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists
- Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant
- Several Artist Initiative Grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board
Miller has completed residencies at Stove Works in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the McColl Center for Art + Innovation (Charlotte, North Carolina).
Miller lives and works in Good Thunder, Minnesota. She serves as a professor of Installation Art and Drawing at Minnesota State University Mankato.
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