Duy Hoàng’s practice focuses on the links between the connections/disconnections one experiences with their surrounding environment, between the mundanes to the phenomena, and from the potential of growth to the inevitability of decay. His work focuses on our relationship to the minute details around us in conjunction with the vast environment we are in. Hoàng entered the United States as a Vietnamese immigrant during his adolescent years and the transitional moment triggered his necessity for intensive observation and awareness.
Duy Hoàng has exhibited work at Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore; Wave Hill, New York; and Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, among others.duy-h.com
Jasmine Reimer’s installations feature exterior and interior, natural and artificial, human and non-human elements. They contain organic materials and every day objects, with recurrent components such as snails, branches, frogs, and fingers. Her work begins with the re-appropriation of the body, the revaluation of its experiences and the re-discovery of its capacity for transformation. Through excess and order she investigates the rituals, rhythms and sensations of what she calls permanent ‘in-becoming.’
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Jude Griebel’s work presents sculptures of hybrid bodies, whose anatomy is merged with their surroundings. These figures are compromised by situations of consumption, excess and disregard, played out on their dioramic surfaces. In these works, he is not so much interested in how waste is generated, but rather how we re-digest popular images of accumulation and environmental degradation, weaving them into the fabric of our subconscious. The sculptures embody these internalized and conflicted narratives of want and ruin, reifying them in monstrous and mythological proportions. Though informed by broader cultural desires and anxieties, the works resonate at a more personal level through the use of playful humor and autobiographical reference.
Jude Griebel received an MFA in sculpture and ceramics from Concordia University in 2014 and has worked in residence in institutions including Halle 14 Center for Contemporary Art, Leipzig, and MASS MoCA, North Adams. He has recently exhibited at the Spinnerei Archiv Massiv, Leipzig; Esker Foundation; Calgary; dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton; Galerie Sturm, Nuremberg; The Redpath Museum, Montreal; and presented a major sculptural installation in Future Station: The 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Alberta. In April 2017, his public sculpture Plastic Ghost was mounted in the city center of Jyväskylä, Finland. Griebel has recently been awarded grants by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and he is a three-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant for international emerging artists.judegriebel.com