Three curators select one artist each to exhibit in 2013 version of 3x3
3X3—is a popular and flexible theme for an occasional Herron Galleries exhibition. For the 2013 version, Gallery Director Paula Katz has invited three curators to select one artist each to exhibit in the Herron Galleries. 3X3 opens in the Robert B. Berkshire, Eleanor Prest Reese and Dorit and Gerald Paul Galleries on January 11 with a reception in Eskenazi Hall from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Katz treated this 3X3 as three solo shows within the galleries. The results will provide “interesting intersections of contemporary art practice” to be explored through what she called “exceptional displays.”
Jon Brumit, curator of public engagement at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, selected sculptor and installation artist Sarah Wagner. Wagner has stated that she studies “…flora and fauna as inspiration” for the world she creates “in hope that the metaphorical rendering of natural systems will help symbolically protect our habitat and environment and strengthen our relationship to it.”
Wagner is an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her B.F.A. degree is from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and her M.F.A. degree in painting and sculpture is from the California College of the Arts.
Catherine Evans, curator of photography at the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio, selected photographer Jordan Tate.
Tate is an assistant professor of art at the University of Cincinnati. A 2008-2009 Fulbright Fellow, Tate earned his B. Phil. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Miami University and an M.F.A degree in Photography from Indiana University. Tate is the author of The Contemporary Dictionary of Sexual Euphemisms from St. Martin’s Press (2007), and the founding editor of the contemporary art blog http://ilikethisart.net.
Leslie Markle, curator of public art at the Mildred Lane Kemper Museum at Washington University in St. Louis, chose sculptor Jill Downen. Downen is a 2010 Guggenheim Fellow who has described her work as “…a focused investigation of the symbiotic relationship between the human body and architecture expressed in temporal installations, drawings and models.” She holds a B.F.A. degree from the Kansas City Art Institute and an M.F.A. degree as a Danforth Scholar from Washington University.