March 26 - May 28, 2015

Thursday, March 26
5:30 - 8:00 PM Opening of Derek Coté: Freezer Burn and John Douglas Powers: Revenant
6:15 PM The Artist Talks: John Douglas Powers in the Euclid Avenue Gallery
7:00 PM The Artist Talks: Derek Coté in the Main Gallery

Derek Coté: Freezer Burn
a 2015 W2S Exhibition
Main Gallery

Derek Coté, Terra Nullius (details), 2013, polystyrene, paper, enamel and felt with single-channel video loop projection, dimensions variable to 120 in. in height. Courtesy of the artist

Terra Nullius is a series of exhibitions Derek Coté is developing in response to his ongoing participation in geographic exploration in the Arctic Circle, Alaska, and Iceland. For this W2S exhibition, Cote will include mixed media objects with projected video loops, kinetic elements, sound and photographs to create an installation resembling the experimental equipment of a "strange laboratory."

about the artist

Derek Coté received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and his BFA from Western Washington University. Based in Michigan, where he teaches at Wayne State University, he has participated in multiple solo, two-person, and group exhibitions. These include Kunsthaus Rhenaniastrasse in Cologne, Germany, University of West Florida in Pensacola FL, UBS Gallery, New York NY, Izmir Univ. Art Gallery inĀ Izmir, Turkey and the Three squared Gallery in Nashville TN.

John Douglas Powers: Revenant
a 2015 W2S Exhibition
Euclid Avenue Gallery

John Douglas Powers Konza (overall and detail), 2012, aluminum, brass, stainless steel, acrylic, electric motor with sound, 5 x 15 x 11 ft. Courtesy of the artist.

The allure of the unattainable and its connection to the passage of time has become central to John Douglas Powers's research. Drawing from areas as diverse as natural history, architecture and the history of technology, he engages in an investigation of what lies at the intersection of cinema, computation, music and physical space. By employing motion and sound in his work, he incorporates the passage of time as a compositional element in an attempt to examine more closely abstract and often intangible topics such as memory, thought, emotion, language and the essence of self. For his 2015 W2S exhibition, Powers is developing an exhibition of new modular motion and sound based sculptures that reference the rural Indiana landscape of his youth and the agrarian machinery used to cultivate and control it.

about the artist

John Douglas Powers works at the intersection of cinema, computation, music, and object to draw the viewer into the past. He is currently an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville, School of Art. He received a MFA from the University of Georgia and BA from Vanderbilt University.

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