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September is for Members

The museum is buzzing with new artists in residence installing for the fall Factory Installed 2019 show. Join in the excitement with free members-only events every week in September, including coffee and conversation with exhibiting artists and a special members-only preview of Factory Installed 2019 before it opens to the public!

 

Saturday, September 7 - 10:30-11:30 am
Coffee Date with Patrick Robideau

Patrick Robideau uses architecture and space as devices through which to explore issues of memory and its emotional residue. Carefully and methodically constructed, Robideau's forms often combine a seductive material allure that attracts the viewer with a physical construction that keeps the viewer at a certain distance. In this way, the work often replicates the process of a memory that draws us in but can only be partially accessed. And while his works often feature architectural constructions, they are less specific locales and more like the terrain of half remembered dreams. Robideau was born in Orlando, FL in 1965 and received his BFA from Purchase College, State University of New York. His work has been exhibited widely in Western New York and beyond, including at the Burchfield Penney Art Center; SPACES, Cleveland, OH; the Carnegie Art Center, Tonawanda, NY; the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University; and the University at Buffalo Art Gallery. His work is part of several collections, both public and private, including the Burchfield Penney Art Center and the Castellani Art Museum.

 

Saturday, September 14 - 10:30-11:30 am
Coffee Date with Nathan Hall

Nathan Hall uses music as an artistic medium to explore a variety of fields including science, nature, the fine arts, history and sexuality. His site-specific performances are often inspired by the performers and locations for which they are commissioned. Other works are inspired by the composer’s sexuality and experiences as a gay man, creating a special intimacy between performer, place, and audience. He is a former Fulbright Fellow to Iceland, and holds his Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Colorado, Boulder. His works have been performed and exhibited around the world, and his collaborations with artists and musicians include Rhona Byrne, Slim Cessna, Ragnar Kjartansson, Magnus Trygvason Eliassen, Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir and Kim Dickey. Hall has been awarded numerous awards and grants, and his residencies include Denver Art Museum’s first Creative in Residence and the Ogilvy Travel Fellowship to Ireland. He is President- Elect of the Board of Playground Ensemble and currently lives in Denver.
 

 

Saturday, September 21 - 10:30-11:30 am
Coffee Date with Pepe Mar

Pepe Mar excavates the ritual narratives inherent in secondhand stores, science fiction, celebrity, commercial design and social media to create abstract and anthropomorphic barometers of contemporary culture. His rich, experiential process recalls the history of assemblage and painting. The artist’s work is committed to a personal and universal exploration of cultural alienation. Mar was born in Mexico and lives and works in Miami, Florida. He received his BFA from California College of the Arts, San Francisco. Mar attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine and earned his MFA from Florida International University in 2012. Mar has participated in the Bronx Museum International Residency Program, the Banff Residencey in Canada and the ISCP Residency in New York. He was the recipient of the Andy Warhol Foundation Wavemaker grant, a Pollock-Krasner grant and South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship. Recent solo exhibitions include Excess of Sleep Produces Monsters at David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach and Man of the Night at Locust Projects, Miami.
 

 

Friday, September 27 - 5:00-6:00 pm   
Factory Installed 2019 Opening: Members Preview

 

Email members@mattress.org to RSVP or if you have any questions. We hope to see you in September to celebrate our new artists and the individuals who support them - our members!