Artist Talk: Julie Schenkelberg (FREE event)

January 31, 2016, 2:00 pm

This artist's lecture is FREE and open to the public.

Based in Brooklyn, NY, Schenkelberg returns to the northeast Ohio region to work with Myers School of Art students to create an installation in the Emily Davis Gallery. Schenkelberg is the latest artist to participate in the Myers Residency program at The University of Akron. Work will begin on this exciting project on February 1, with a public reception and gallery talk by the artist at 6pm, Thursday, February 18th, 2016, in the Emily Davis Gallery, Myers School of Art, 150 E. Exchange St, Akron, OH.

Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, Julie Schenkelberg's early exposure to the decay and renewal of the rust-belt region is evident in her gorgeous installations and sculpture. Her background in theater and years of working in set production in New York and elsewhere contribute to the material complexity and drama of her work. Densely layered with the meanings and associations inherent in found objects such as broken cups, reclaimed building materials and vintage furniture, these fantastical interior landscapes and still lifes are a palimpsest of shared history and memory.

Schenkelberg's work has been exhibited at Art Basel in Miami Beach, FL, Asya Ginsberg Gallery, New York, NY. Julie Schenkelberg is currently the resident artist for one year with the curatorial group SiTE:LAB out of Grand Rapids, MI, and one of her installations is currently on view at The Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, PA.

Image: Julie Schenkelberg, The Unfounded Future of the Untold, 2013 SiTE:LAB, Art Prize, Grand Rapids, MI. Courtesy of the artist.

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