Image above: Melissa Dorn Richards, Mop IV, Oil on canvas, 2015
Congratulations to gallery artist, Melissa Dorn Richards. She has been juried into The Jump Off Exhibition at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art in Michigan. This exhibition was curated by UICA’s Exhibitions Curator, Heather Duffy.
UICA celebrates 40 years of experimentation and growth with The Jump Off, a group exhibition that features multiple works by local, regional, and national artists. The artists included in the exhibition reveal the evolution within the creative process by presenting artwork that defines their current practice paired with earlier works - specifically, exposing the piece or pieces that served as the clear turning point; catalyzing the spark for their new work’s materials, visual or conceptual content.
The artists included in The Jump Off are Hannah Smith Allen, Maggie Bandstra, Tyler Bohm, Pete Braspenninx, Kaylee Britton, Sophia Brueckner, Anny Crane, Sara Dhyne, Scott Dickson, Melissa Dorn Richards, Laurel Dugan, Eliza Fernand, David Frison, Christy Georg, Toby Kaufman-Buhler, Jeff Kraus, Nathan Margoni, Catherine Mellinger, Avery Miller, Meredith Miller, Lisa Mull, Alessandra Myers, Thomas Pike, Ethan Ross, Megan Stone, Nicholas Szymanski, Kayle Thompson, Molly Tiesma, Dave Weindorf, Elisabeth Wellfare, Tianna Wierenga, Al Wildey, Rachelle Wunderink.
If you go:
The Jump Off
Urban Institute of Contemporary Art (UICA)
2 Fulton West
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
Reception: June 2 from 5:30- 9:00 pm
June 2 - August 26, 2017