9.21.13 – 10.19.13
Joseph Noderer’s paintings have an uneasy stillness. His admitted fascination with classic horror films comes through in a series of ambiguous portraits and landscapes. Are the blurred subjects monsters, recluses, outcasts? The portraits have the same swampy growth and decay as his landscapes. There is a voyeuristic quality to the vantage points, as we look through trees and around bushes at dilapidated cabins. Are they inhabited, and if so, by whom? His skillful balancing of abstraction vs. realism and image-making vs. mark-making enhances the lush dreamlike quality of his paintings. Noderer received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from Tyler School of Art.
Jamie Panzer’s sculptures and digital works bend nature into unrealistic but believable forms. Using real tree limbs and bark, he mimics and reconfigures natural structures in poetic and, at times, humorous ways. His work is a combination of scientific and aesthetic inquiry, where the natural, synthetic, and artificial are indistinguishable. His sculpture and sound work was recently included in Of a Technical Nature at The Contemporary Austin. Panzer received an MFA from The University of Texas at Austin and a BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University.