Lum & Desranleau exhibition 'Rome' at SCSU's Kiehle Gallery opens Jan 26 2016
School of the Arts 2015-16 Visual and Performing Arts Series
St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA
January 26 - February 25, 2016
Opening: January 26, 4 - 5 pm
with dance performance by Bodycartography
featuring Olive Bieringa, Otto Ramstad, Anna Marie Shogren and Dolo Mc Comb.
Artist Talk, January 26, 5 - 6 pm.
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
"The artist duo will be on hand to open ROME their multimedia sculpture exhibition at 4 pm, January 26 in the Kiehle Visual Arts Center. Lum and Desranleau are multidisciplinary visual artists based in Montreal, Canada. Their work focuses on the lifespan of material; how material stresses cause fading, scuffing, peeling, crumpling or crushing, and, how these reactions can be said to animate the materials. The duo is equally interested in collaboration, with each other, other artists, and their materials, as both subject matter and research interest. These interests in collaboration and materiality inform their practice in installation, sculpture, photography, dance, print and video wherein objects perform via their decay; to be re-used and re-deployed wearing the traces of past use.
They have exhibited widely, recently at The Confederation Center for The Arts Gallery in Charlottetown, P.E.I, and The Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College in Chicago. They where founding members of the avant-rock band AIDS Wolf, and until recently, collaborated under the name Seripop. Yannick Desranleau is currently an MFA candidate in sculpture at Concordia University, while Chloë Lum holds a BFA in art history and studio art from Concordia University. Their work is collected by the Victoria and Albert Museum and by the Montreal Museum of Fine Art.
The opening will feature a live performance by Bodycartography, a Minneapolis dance collaborative founded by Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad, 4 - 5 pm, January 26.
An artists’ talk will follow the performance.
The installation will be on display until February 25. Admission to Kiehle Gallery is free and the gallery is open 8 am - 4:30 pm. "