November 8 – December 7, 2007
NEW MEMBERS EXHIBITION
NEXUS/Foundation for Today’s Art will be presenting the first of two new members exhibitions for the 2007-2008 season. This first exhibition will highlight the work of Bonnie Brenda Scott, Tasha Doremus and Bilwa, three new members working in video, drawing, experimental photography, installation and performance.
Twice a year in September and February, applicants are reviewed by existing NEXUS artists for inclusion into the artist membership. Due to this peer review process, the original motivation for a collective and venue for experimental, non-commercial artists has sustained for over thirty years.
Bonnie Brenda Scott is an award winning mutli-disciplinary experimental video artist and animator also working in the areas of television and theatre arts. Her work focuses thematically on social, spiritual and psychological queries, while aesthetically maintaining a purposeful corrosion. The essential, inexhaustible flaw that exists within every object is the nucleus for her experimentation in art. Exposing an imperfection and rolling it into a new form is a method of mediation and an exercise in acceptance and mindfulness. Bonnie will exhibit her drawing and video installation ALERT! THE MEDIA!
Tasha Doremus’ work starts as collaboration: she exploits attributes of plastic and vintage cameras to create photographs ambiguous in form and content. Reacting intuitively, she allows for chance to play a large part by encouraging mistakes such as light leaks and blur. By scratching into the emulsion of the negative or tearing the print, components of drawing and sculpture become part of the process. Tasha will display a body of work entitled A Poor Memory For The Future.
Photographer, performer, musician, choreographer, curator and producer Bilwa will exhibit set, an installation that invites the viewer to become a performer. All the elements in set can be manipulated allowing viewers to create their own scene. This installation is directly inspired by paraphrase/NEXUS, a monthly series Bilwa curates, in which artists of various disciplines and media create performances inspired by exhibitions at NEXUS/Foundation For Today’s Art.