Sukha Worob & Andrew Rice: It's Crowded in Space

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It's Crowded in Space

Sukha Worob & Andrew Rice

On view in the Nicholson Gallery: February 2 - April 28, 2018
On View in the Millikan & Aquarium Galleries: March 2 - April 13, 2018
Interactive Opening Reception on Friday, March 2nd from 5-8PM
Artist Talk: Saturday, March 3rd at 11AM

Exhibition Statement: It’s Crowded in Space is a continuation of a social/visual experiment. Viewers are brought in to a gallery full of blank panels that have been laid out and masked in a way to begin to guide a visual conversation. This particular conversation will be started and finished in a single day of collaborative printing between artists and participants. The resulting works will serve as a referent to the shared experience. Throughout the collaborative process, Individual marks will give way to communal compositions. Individual tendencies towards creative output are challenged and furthered through a community voice and needs for compromise. The success of the work lies in our ability to make decisions that forego individual marks in favor of a collaborative work. While art direction may take place during the experience, the end result is a quintessentially unique work born out of the collaborative efforts of artist and viewers.

Andrew Rice: Andrew Rice has always called the Rocky Mountain West region his home. Born in Aspen, CO, he received his BFA in printmaking from the University of Colorado in Boulder and his MFA in Salt Lake City, UT at the University of Utah, where he currently resides. Through a variety of print processes and oil stick drawings, Rice’s work investigates the use and occupation of space. How we have a need to carve out a space of our own, no matter our environment.  Rice has exhibited his work widely at national and international venues including the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, CUAC (Central Utah Art Center), The Utah Museum of Fine Art, the Printmaking Center of New Jersey, Fragment Evolution, 2nd Kaunas International Printmaking Biennial, IMPACT 9 China Academy of Art (Hangzhou, China), Krakow International Print Triennial – Falun, Sweden, “Iosif Iser” International Contemporary Print Biennial, Prohova County Art Museum (Romania), and has an upcoming show at God Hates Robots gallery in Salt Lake City in 2018.  Outside his studio practice, Andrew spends as much time in the mountains he calls home.

Sukha Worob: Worob grew up in a small community in the high desert landscape of Prescott, Arizona. Worob obtained his BFA in Printmaking from Northern Arizona University in 2006, MFA in Printmaking from Montana State University in 2011, and M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from Montana State University in 2015.  Worob's work explores contemporary approaches to the printmaking multiple through works on paper as well as installation and interactive works. Worob’s work is primarily driven by his history in communal living and observation of the potential of humanity when set upon a common goal. Worob has exhibited
in numerous solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. In addition to a teaching and studio practice, Worob spends as much time as possible gardening, cooking and enjoying time with his family.

This exhibition sponsored by Opportunity Bank of MT.

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