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Offline Digital Art and Poetry Exhibition at SILS curated by Alumnus Colin Post

November 8, 2019

A new exhibition of digital art & poetry is currently accessible via a router in the SILS Library in Manning Hall. The show is part of the wrong new digital art biennale and is called disjunction notice: a poetry archives, curated by Colin Post.

The router is offline, but you can access it with any wi-fi enabled device by following these instructions when you’re within range in the SILS Library. (Printouts of the instructions should be available in the SILS Library, too.)  It will be up until March 1, 2020.

Studio update from Alumnus Ben Alper

October 21, 2019

Website update + introducing: Sleeper – a new publishing project

From Conflation

Hi everyone!

I’m emailing with two exciting updates. First, I’ve added two ongoing projects to my website. One-way Mirror is a 4-year response to the effects of deindustrialization in North Carolina and the physical expressions it has left on the landscape. Conflation is a series of digital composites made from multiple images of the same object or space.  You can see more from both projects at the links above.

from One-way Mirror

I’m also thrilled to announce that I’m launching a new publishing project with Peter Hoffman and Ross Mantle.  It’s called Sleeper, and while our website hasn’t officially launched, you can sign up for our mailing list now to keep up with future projects.  We have forthcoming titles from Aaron Turner, Julie Renee Jones, Timothy Briner and a book of vernacular photographs from the collection of Robert E. Jackson.

We’ll be at the Silver Eye Book Fair in Pittsburgh this coming weekend with books and prints from our previous publishing projects.  Swing by and say hi!

Silver Eye Book Fair
4808 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224Friday, October 4, 5 – 10 pm
Saturday, October 5, 11 am – 6 pm

Ben Alper

Alumnus Reuben Mabry Solo Show at Golden Belt

October 15, 2019

Vestiges of Chaos: Reflections on War
Reuben Mabry

October 14-December 30, 2019
Third Friday Opening Reception: October 18, 6-9 pm
Artist Talk: October 26, 1:30 pm

Artist’s Statement:
In Vestiges of Chaos: Reflections on War, I created works on paper resulting from an amalgamation of research, recollection, and self-reflection rooted in my experiences as a US Army attack helicopter pilot while deployed to Afghanistan. By employing painting, drawing, and mark-making techniques from Asian and Western art historical and contemporary movements of abstraction and representation, these pieces bridge verbal and written gaps created by traumatic experiences of war. These pieces are also vestiges reconstructed from experiences in combat that reclaim the events of the past and bring onus into the present.

Grand Gallery, Golden Belt Campus
Mill #1 Building
800 Taylor St., Durham, NC 27701

PhD Candidate Miranda Elston awarded Cerae Essay Prize

October 8, 2019

Congratulations to PhD Candidate Miranda Elston, who was recently awarded the Cerae: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies Essay Prize for best essay in Volume 5: Representations and the Recollection of Empire, for her essay “‘Holy Things:’ Dürer’s ‘Feast of the Rosary’ in the Rudolfine Court.”

PHD ccandidate Carlee Forbes appointed Mellon Curatorial Fellow at Fowler Museum-UCLA

October 7, 2019

PhD candidate Carlee Forbes was recently appointed as the Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow at the Fowler Museum at UCLA. This multi-year collaborative project will bring together curatorial, conservation, and archival research to explore the museum’s collection of objects donated by the Wellcome Trust in 1965. Sir Henry Wellcome was an American-born British pharmaceutical entrepreneur who used his vast fortune to collect objects from all over the world. When he died, his trust dispersed more than a million objects to various museum collections. The objects now held at the Folwer museum cover a range of provenances, materials, and styles. You can follow Carlee’s progress via weekly #WellcomeWednesdays and #FridayFinds posts to the Fowler’s Instagram (@FowlerMuseum)

Studio update from Alumna Alyssa Miserendino

September 6, 2019

Oneoneone presents Another Potato Chip Weekend

Join us:
Friday September 13 from 6-8pm at:
109 Brewer Lane (upstairs), Carrboro, NC 27510
for a group exhibition, including großer Lauscher

Featuring the work of Bill Brown, Jerstin Crosby, Sabine Gruffat, George Jenne, Lindsay Metivier, Alyssa Miserendino, Travis Phillips, Rachele Riley, Derek Toomes, and Louis Watts.

großer Lauscher is made possible with sponsorship from Genelec, ARUP & The Kitchen. Additional support has been provided by an Ella Foundation Pratt Emerging Artists Grant, From the Durham Arts Council, with support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resource + a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.


Here is a short excerpt of HDM that includes recorded heartbeats from my community. A big thanks to Quran Karriem & Rebecca Uliasz – both candidates in Duke Unitversity’s Computational Media, Arts & Cultures Ph.D program – who have successfully built an ECG that can locate a visitor’s heartbeat down to a couple centimeters, during the exhibition of this piece.

If you or another are interested in presenting this project, via the health or art community, please reach out.


UNC-Chapel Hill has commissioned me to design and install a mural for the school medicinal garden’s concrete wall. I will be working with transfer students & the garden Club to help design and install the work. We are looking to have the plants create the design, via their electric activity within the garden.


This annual auction supports the current graduate candidates in studio art at UNC-Chapel Hill. A piece from Resonance will be available for sale, on October 11, 2019.

GROSSKREISENTFERNUNG / Great Circle Distance Mail Art

46 artists from 12 countries collaborated on a Mail Art project that travelled over 66,000 km and was exhibited for the first time in Berlin from 8-20 July 2019 at project space tête.


I am happy to announce my new fiscal sponsor is VAE in Raleigh, North Carolina. Please consider sustaining or making a one time donation towards the projects I create.