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Julia Oldham, still from Spiders and Insects video series, Sea Step, (2006),
2.06 min. (one of 21 videos in the exhibit)

Thurs. June 23 - Sun. July 24, 2011
Maxine Youngblood

Large-scale oil paintings by an Athens' artist.
Artist's Reception
Saturday, July 9
7:00 - 9:00 p.m

Affiliated Events:

Sat., April 9
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Opening Reception
with treats by:

Fri., April 22
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Green Lines:
Environmentally-Inspired Readings of Original Works by Local Writers
. Curated by Dr. Susan Rosenbaum,
UGA English Dept.
Ashley David, Lily Brown, Jeff Fallis, Michael Ford, Heidi Lynn Staples, Donna Stonecipher.
Refreshments by:
$3 - $6 Suggested donation
(but no one turned away for lack of funds.)

Thurs, April 28, 2011
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Walk & Talk
Discuss the exhibition informally with
Curator Didi Dunphy & Assistant Curator Megan Kluttz.

Wed, May 4, 2011
7:00  p.m.

6x6 media Arts Event:
The Way Things Go
Curated by Didi Dunphy &
Lauren Fancher
at Cine
F E A T U R I N G  videos by Artists:
Eve Bailey
Christian Croft & Andrew Schneider
Robert Ladislas Derr
Celeste Fichter
Maud Haya-Baviera
Gareth Hudson
Julia Oldham
Plan b
Katharine Tolladay

Sat., May 14, 2011
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Kids Make Things Work
Come make mobiles n' bugs, visit with the UGA Insect Zoo &
see the amazing art!
For Kids 12 and under
Cookies afterwards
Led by Educational Dir. Sage Rogers with assistance from Christina Westpheling and Ashley Na
$3 - $6 Suggested donation
(but no one turned away for lack of funds.)
TY for treats
Thank you for in kind donation

Friday, May 27, 2011
8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
The Way Things Go 2:
An AMT Video Art Experience

Video Artworks Co-Curated by Lauren Fancher & Didi Dunphy

(See May 4th Cine event below for artists listing)


Closing Day: Sunday, May 29
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Curator & Artist Panel Discussion
4:00 - 5:15
Come hear artists:
Dan Grayber
from SF,
  Will Pergl
from Wisconsin, &
 Andy Moon Wilson from Atlanta discuss their work with each other, the
curators and YOU!


Join us for a picnic on the porch
with the artists afterwards!:
Thank you White Tiger &

$3-6 suggested donation.

Saturday, April 9th, 2011 - Sunday, May 29th, 2011
The Way Things Work
Curator: Didi Dunphy | Assistant Curator: Megan Kluttz
Exhibit Photo
Exhibit Photo
Dan Grayber, Rosebowl Mechanism (2007),
Mixed Media, with Cody VanderKaay's
Telegraph Series in the background
Will Pergl, Trivialities of Deportment VI (2011)
Mixed Media, 174" x 266" x 448"
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  • This colorful and spectacular exhibit features large-scale installation, indoor and outdoor sculpture, drawings, videos and sound art by 11 national and international artists. All of these artists create works that respond to the systems we subscribe to as a culture, revealing and deconstructing norms.

    Selected from over 300 submissions, their works investigate a wide range of subject matter - from a meandering and lyrical installation referencing building construction to small drawings mapping the intricacies of lottery ticket predictions. In doing so they reveal how we classify the world around us in fascinating, surprising and amusing ways.

    Details from Julia Oldham's series, from left to right: Midge, Katydids, Dragger, Stridulation, Pull (
    see Illustrated Checklist for more info).

    Two of the artists address the natural sciences; one plots the activities of katydids and spiders while another interprets the (dis)logic of government through sheep herding. Others diagram human accomplishments; one artist’s music composition is based on a famous chess match, while another translates passages from Macbeth into Morse code.

    Some of the artists focus on engineering and its' processes: there are small glass vessels encasing mechanical devices, faux buttresses that appear to hold up the very walls of the Chase Park Warehouse building, and a slide show of 81 variations of an IKEA chair pack!

    Images from Andrew Sunderland's Cahir, from left to right
    : Cahir Slide 9, Cahir Slide 23, Cahir Slide 30, Cahir Slide 76 (see Illustrated Checklist for details).

    From architectural schematics of fantastical cities to the sound of a city library’s microfiche room, The Way Things Work organizes disparate yet intimately inter-related concepts into a stimulating and complex whole, one that will provoke viewers’ curiosity about the world they live in.

    The two featured artists, Will Pergl and Dan Grayber hail from Wisconsin & San Francisco respectively. Pergl's Trivialities of Deportment is a site-specific sculptural work, reconfigured wherever it is installed. Here it will reach up to
    ATHICA's tall ceilings, enveloping its wooden beams and far corners. Quoting the aesthetics of building construction, his work flaunts both a minimalist pedigree and a whimsical sensibility. His installation will create an environment that makes viewers feel as if they are entering into a large physical drawing, heightening their awareness of our shared presence in the space.

    In contrast, works from Dan Grayber’s Mechanism Series appear to quietly fight to hold themselves up in the glass containers that house them. Both delicate and strong, they are spring-loaded mechanisms. While objects are usually designed to fulfill prescribed needs, Grayber’s sculptures, each its own unique invention, are autonomous.

    Participating Artists
    Atanas Bozdarov (Brampton, ON), Robert Ladislas Derr (Columbus, OH), Andrea Flamini (Kansas City, MO), Ernesto R. Gómez (Athens, GA), Dan Grayber (San Francisco, CA), John O'Connor (Queens, NY), Julia Oldham (Eugene, OR), Will Pergl (Milwaukee, WI), Andrew Sunderland (London, UK), Cody Vanderkaay (Detroit, MI), Andy Moon Wilson (Atlanta, GA)

    Thank you to our Sponsors:




    Mr. Pergl was supported in part by the:
    Mary L. Nohl Fund Suitcase Export
    Fund for Individual Artists

    & a Professional Development Grant from
    Theh Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

    Thank You ATHICA
    Foundation Supporters:

    The Andy Warhol
    Foundation for the
    Visual Arts, Inc.


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