Andrew Kaufman + Donna Stack
Resistance

August 2 – Sept 2, 2007

Opening Reception: 5-8pm
First Thursday, August 2, 2007

Artist Talk: 2pm on Saturday, August 4, 2007

Punch gallery presents Resistance, a two-person exhibition by convergent artists Andrew Kaufman and Donna Stack, who have jointly distilled wide-ranging ideas into sculpture, video, works on paper, and installation. Although they work as individual artists, Resistance combines the mutual interests of both artists, which mediates political currents into contemplative forms. Each artist was inspired by recent domestic and international events, and question ethical failings experienced at home and abroad. Kaufman’s video Hold On, Hold Up, functions on a level of simplicity which defies the struggle he undertakes to hang onto the weight of his body or support the weight of a bar, and which speaks to the struggle of the human condition. Stack’s installation piece (shouldn’t throw stones) directly questions notions of hypocrisy as a video displays one-minute clips of events ranging from the Twin Tower attacks to the Indian Ocean Tsunami inside a life-sized stained glass pup tent.

Andrew Kaufman and Donna Stack both received their MFA from the University of South Florida in 2002. Andrew Kaufman has exhibited nationally and internationally and his work was included in The Fragile Species at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. He is also the recipient of a 2007 Artist Trust GAP Award. Donna Stack has also exhibited nationally and internationally and was recently included in the exhibition Dichotomic at Gallery Korea in New York City. She is also the recipient of a 2004 and 2007 Artist Trust GAP Award. Both artists live in Ellensburg, WA and teach at Central Washington University.

First Saturday Art-talk: August 4, 2007 at 2pm


Hours: Noon-5pm Friday-Sunday, or by appointment.


Next Exhibition:

Justin Colt Beckman
(more info)


 

Donna Stack + Andrew Kaufman




Donna Stack, (shouldn’t throw stones) RED CROSS TENT, 2006, multi-media installation, dimensions variable.



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