Hot pink acrylic square standing on top of a photograph of its own shadows

2.5 D

Breaking the Surface

June 4-July 17, 2021

 

Artists who typically work in two dimensions—those who are trained in drawing, painting, and print-making—are masters of compressing the three-dimensional world into a flat surface. But, what happens when artists used to working on planes apply their unique perspective to sculpture? 2.5 D: Breaking the Surface attempts to answer this question, presenting work that falls somewhere between image and sculpture.

 

Participating Artists

Voluminous painted canvas gathered and draped over a square support..

Jean Alexander Frater

Jean Alexander Frater experiments with the materials inherent to painting and then integrates other histories, traditions and language into this form. Her work has been exhibited internationally in venues such as the Wexner Center for Arts, Columbus; El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe; Images Festival, Toronto; Possible Project Space, Brooklyn; Ben-Gurion airport, Tel Aviv; Kulturhuset, Stockholm.

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Looping and interlocking strips of tar paper painted with many colored drips

Kevin E. Cole

Kevin Cole received his MA in art education from the University of Illinois at Urbana and an MFA from Northern Illinois University. Within the last 32 years, he has received numerous grants, fellowships, and awards. Cole’s artwork is included in more than 3600 public, private, and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad.

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undulating white sculpture with areas of stark whjite and aeras of brushed dark red-brown

Martha MacLeish

Martha MacLeish is currently experimenting with new materials and construction methods—connecting the directness of drawing and painting with the more gradual processes of designing and building three-dimensional forms. She holds an MFA in painting from the Yale School of Art, and is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Creative Core Area at Indiana University in Bloomington.

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Black and white print s of buildings, both flat and constructed

Jessica Meuninck-Ganger

Jessica Meuninck-Ganger’s prints have been exhibited internationally, included in several private and public collections including Weisman Art Museum, Northwestern Mutual, the Target Corporation and featured in contemporary publications, such as Richard Noyce’s, Printmaking Beyond the Edge. Jessica received an MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

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Group of rocks and potted plants painted white or red with drawn hatch marks and patterns.

Anne Muntges

Based in Brooklyn, Anne Muntges focuses primarily on highly detailed drawing, prints and installation. She earned her MFA in Printmaking at the University at Buffalo, and has been exhibited at the Children’s Museum of Arts in Manhattan, the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago, the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, and many other spaces nationally.

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Bent, dead tree on rocks in front of a bay

Mary Ellen Sisulak

Mary Ellen Sisulak is known for working in diverse materials through her long career in the arts. She earned a BFA in Painting at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Influential teachers were William Brueske, Thomas Uttech, and John Colt. Her work is influenced by living next to a unique habitat, the Mink River Nature Conservancy.

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A square box with its corners cut to form an octagon on the front surface. It has crisp grey, peach, green, and blue geometric shapes painted across the surfaces.

Zin Helena Song

Zin Helena Song is a painter whose highly technical paintings layer hard-edged abstraction on to of meticulously created supports. Born in Seoul, Korea, she completed her undergraduate studies there at the Kook Min University before traveling to New York, where she earned her MFA from L.I.U. Post. Song is currently based in South Korea.

 

A hot pink, translucent acrylic square sheet standing on edge above a photographic print of its own shadows.

Lucy Wood Baird

Lucy Wood Baird’s work is about misunderstandings, examined via photographic prints’ precariousness. She holds a BA from Harvard and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Baird’s work has been included in exhibitions and private collections nationwide. She was an artist in residence at Vermont Studio Center, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.

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Layered, transparent photographs standing between plexi on a mirrored square

Rosemary Scott Fishburn

A native of NH, Rosemary Scott Fishburn now lives in Gloucester, MA with her three children. She has exhibited across the United States, including at Art Basel Miami Project, The Texas Contemporary, ArtMrkt San Francisco, Volta New York and the Center for Fine Art Photography.

 

Round dioarama of a leafless tree with a bird landing on it.

Allison May Kiphuth

Allison May Kiphuth is an artist and life-long nature enthusiast living and working in Maine. She received a BA from Smith College in 2011.