6.05.14 “Turns + Returns,” Salt and Cedar, Detroit / June 2014

salt and cedar instagram brick wall
Leona Christie / Gavin Christie: Turns and Returns
Photographs and text-based prints on paper, silk, and plexiglass
On view through from June 5 to June 30, 2014
Ghost Sprawl
Thursday, June 5, 2014, 7 pm
Audio-visual presentation about Gavin Christie’s odes to closed stores and changed directions
CBS Radio Detroit / WWJ
Citings, Infinite Mile, issue 08, July/August
Salt & Cedar
2448 Riopelle Street (at Fisher, in Eastern Market)
Detroit, Michigan
207.671.3462 or 718.243.0446
June hours:  Saturday | 10a-5p, and by appt.

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05.11.14 “LifeLoggers: Chronicling the Everyday,” Elmhurst Art Museum, May 11 – Aug 17, 2014

Curated by Rachel Seligman, Tang Museum at Skidmore College
and Nadine Wasserman, Independent Curator

Update July 30, 2014:
Review in the Chicago Tribune by Lori Waxman

full info: http://www.elmhurstartmuseum.org/current-exhibitions/341-lifeloggers.html

“LifeLoggers” was first exhibited at the Perlman Teaching Museum, Carleton College, Northfield, MN / January 10 – March 16, 2014

04.17.14 Review of “Body Language” exhibition in Albany Times-Union

“Beyond Anatomy: Arworks Examine Meaning of the Body” by Amy Griffin, Albany Times-Union, April 17, 2014

From article:

Christie’s  characters are more otherworldly than dreamy. In what looks like a future inhabited only by females or female-like creatures, technology and bodies are becoming one. In “We Have Never Not Been Inhuman,” her drawings are rendered in vinyl for a site-specific installation on the windows over the security area. The plastic medium is a good fit for Christie’s pliant figures, and the site is interesting, too. As passengers are herded into their pat-downs and X-ray machines, they can gaze up on these women floating among futuristic machinery.”

3.31.14 “Body Language,” Albany International Airport Gallery

airport show wall from distance

(pic above: by K. Kanarek)

Body Language

Group exhibition
Albany International Airport Gallery
April 5- September 7, 2014
Public Reception: Friday, April 11, 2014, 5:30-7:30 PM

Showing new drawings on paper, and a wall-sized site-specific vinyl graphic drawing on glass

Curator’s Statement:

Without saying a word, we speak to one another through gesture, gaze and composure. Interpreting the nuances of this language requires intuition and a certain degree of empathy for those around us. perhaps more than any other subject matter in art, the body invites associations with our own sense of self, as well as our notions of other. In this exhibition, the human form becomes a source of allegory, personal narrative, cultural sensibiltiy and transformation.

In contrast to the tradition of aiming for at faithful likeness, the artists assembled here present subjects that are not at once who they seem. Features are intentionally distorted or hybridized; environments and events are laced with incongruities and inversions. We are prompted to consider – as these figures do – how our individual story, with its reflections on the past and aspirations for the future, fits within a collective human identity.

Artists: Darcie Abbatiello, Melanie Baker, Leona Christie, Brian Cirmo, Sean Hovendick, Sergei Isupov, Paul Miyamoto, Robert & Shana Parke Harrison, Amy Podmore, Lin Price