Arts Graduate Student Group Show Opens May 6 at Collar Works Gallery

Arts Graduate Student Group Show Opens May 6 at Collar Works Gallery

Date posted: 2018-04-09 14:04:35

Graduate students from the Department of the Arts will present their annual exhibition, entitled PLEASE. PEOPLE. PLEASE, at Collar Works Gallery in Hudson Arthaus, 621 River Street, Troy. The opening will be held on Sunday, May 6, from 1:00–5:00 pm; the exhibition will be on view Thursday, May 10 and Friday, May 11 from 12 noon – 6:00 pm.  

PLEASE. PEOPLE. PLEASE. is a slightly cheeky plea, or perhaps a polite demand, that audiences engage with works expressing a variety of concerns through different means of communication. The exhibit features an eclectic array of projects that reflect current trends in contemporary art, including installations and performance works that employ elements ranging from electronic music, computer code, data visualization and moving images to seeds and soil.

PLEASE. PEOPLE. PLEASE.  represents the breadth of research and scholarship currently underway in Rensselaer's Deaprtment of the Arts. Works presented by the department’s graduate students demonstrate the diversity of contemporary practices within the field of Electronic Arts.  Areas of interest reflected in the exhibition include: activist media; bio-art and design;­ electro-acoustic music composition and performance; games and simulation; media arts history, culture and theory; new interfaces for artistic expression; perception, the senses, behavior and interaction.

The international roster of artists presenting work and performing as part of the exhibition includes: Diana Alvarez, Angela Beallor, Cem Çakmak, Ellie Irons, Kathleen McDermot, Eric Miller, Javier Molina, Kasalina Nabakooza, Senem Pirler and Monica Duncan, Patrick Quinn, Jeremy Stewart, Ezra Teboul, Carolyn Tennant, Van Tran Nguyen, and Matej Vakula. Attached please find a PDF with additional information about the artists, including biographies and statements about their work.

For more information about Collar Works, please visit the gallery’s website at: or call 518-285-0765.  For more information about PLEASE. PEOPLE. PLEASE., please contact Beth Dennis, Dept. of the Arts Administrative Coordinator, at or 518-276-4778. 

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West Hall 113

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