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Curator Didi Dunphy with
Assistant Curator Megan Kluttz
photo courtesy Wayne Bellamy

Sunday, May 29th, 2011
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Closing Day for
The Way Things Work

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Featured Artist Will Pergl Featured Artist Dan Grayber
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    The Way Things Work Closing Day
    Sunday, May 29
    Note: The events will not start 3:00 p.m. as originally released.

    Come hear artists Dan Grayber  from San Francisco, Will Pergl from Wisconsin,
    Andy Moon Wilson
    from Atlanta discuss their work with each other, curator Didi Dunphy, assistant curator Megan Kluttz and YOU!

     Artist Panel & Memorial Picnic on the Porch

    Viewing of The Way Things Work is available before and after events during our regular Friday, Saturday, and Sunday gallery hours of 1:00 -6:00 p.m., with special extended hours from 1:00 p.m. onward on Friday until after the video event.


    Sundayís events start off with a panel discussion with several out-of-town artists and the exhibitionís curators. A Memorial Day picnic with the dayís participants will be held at 5:30 with refreshments provided by White Tiger and Trumpís Catering.
    A detailed schedule of events follows, as well as participant biographies and contact information for interviews.


    4:00 Ė 5:15 p.m.
    Artist & Curators Panel with artists Dan Grayber, Will Pergl and Andy Moon Wilson.

Panelists include Atlanta-based artist Andy Moon Wilson, who will discuss his whimsical Blue Building series, and featured artists Dan Grayber traveling in from San Francisco, CA and Will Pergl from Milwaukee, WI. Grayber will talk about the motivation and meaning behind his Cavity Mechanism series, small-scale machined marvels under tension, astonishingly enclosed in assorted glassware. In contrast Perglís large-scale installation, Trivialities of Deportment VI, meanders throughout half of the gallery, from floor to ceiling, charmingly employing the language of construction in vivid colors. We are thrilled to be hosting these artists from across the US fro the special hour of discussion. The panel will be moderated by Curator Didi Dunphy and Assistant Curator Megan Kluttz, with time for audience Q & A.

    5:30 p.m.
    Memorial Day picnic with the participants with victuals provided by White Tiger and Trumpís Catering.

    About The Way Things Work:

    These events are affiliated with The Way Things Work, our 39th exhibit, curated by Didi Dunphy with Assistant Curator Megan Kluttz. A colorful and spectacular exhibit it features large-scale installation, indoor and outdoor sculpture, drawings, videos and sound art by 11 national and international artists who respond to systems, utilizing a wide range of contemporary art-making methodologies in order to investigate an equally wide range of subject matter. Yet whether they explore entomology or lottery ticket predictions, Morse code or Macbeth, building construction or table tennis, architecture or the (dis)logic of democracy, they all share a common approach to generating meaning that is deeply rooted in the history of contemporary art. 

    Participant Bios:

    Closing Day Panelistsí Bios:

    Dan Grayber creates mechanical objects that are intricately designed to resolve their own problems or shortcomings. He received his BA in Visual Arts from Hampshire College and his MFA in Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute. His work has been shown at several galleries nationally. He was the recipient of the Harold E. Weiner Memorial Award. Dan lives and works in San Francisco.

    Will Pergl is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Pergl received a MFA from Cornell University and a BFA from Southern Illinois University. Perglís sculpture, video and drawing have been shown in over20 solo exhibits and 30 group exhibitions nationally and internationally. Recent venues include a site-specific installation at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and Perglís video Rock was screened at as part of the Milwaukee International One-Minute Video Fair. The video fair was screened at
    Tate Modern London England, the poor farm, Waupaca County Wisconsin and the Museum of Contemporary art in Chicago. Pergl is currently an Associate Professor at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and has also taught at Cornell University, Grinnell College and at the University of New Hampshire at Durham.

    Andy Moon Wilson currently lives in Atlanta, where he is represented by Get This! Gallery. He earned his MFA from the University of Iowa, with focus on drawing and digital imaging. His work has been exhibited in Atlanta, Iowa, Maryland, New York, and Virginia. 

    Curatorís Biography
    Didi Dunphy
    , a native New Yorker and Los Angeles transplant, received her MFA from SFAI in performance and video art. Dunphy, a professional artist and designer, is now is happy to add curator to the list. Selected exhibits and installations include, Playscape, COCA, St. Louis, Playscape, Atlanta Contemporary, Letís Fall in Love, Ivy Brown Gallery, NY, Push Play, Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, A/D 2004, The Lab, San Francisco, AIM, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA and Georgia Triennial, Telfair Museum, GA. Dunphy has also exhibited her design objects at the ICFF, NY and CaBoom West Coast Indy Design Show, Santa Monica. A number of features have been written on her, including Craft, CMYK, Southern Living, as well as reviews in the LA Times, SF Chronicle, Atlanta Journal Constitution, and more. Dunphy is currently working on a commission for a Fall exhibition at the CDC as well as working for a solo show of her embroidered works at Sandler Hudson Gallery, both in Atlanta. She lives in Athens GA with her husband, artist Jim Barsness and 16 year old daughter, Lucy.

    Assistant Curatorís Biography
    Megan Kluttz
    currently resides in Athens, Georgia where she works as a painting instructor, research and marketing specialist, freelance graphic designer and artist. She attended the University of Georgia where she received her BFA from the Lamar Dodd School of Art in studio art with an emphasis in drawing and painting in 2010. A desire to continue learning and a love of contemporary art led Kluttz to ATHICA, where she has interned since Fall 2010. Kluttz was a curator for Athens Street Show 2010 last spring under the guidance of Dunphy, and is grateful for the opportunity to work with her again in bringing this exhibit to The Classic City.

    Print Quality Images available upon request.


    For The Way Things Work information please contact:

    Didi Dunphy, Curator
    Email: dididunphy@gmail.com

    Megan Kluttz, Assistant Curator
    Email: megankluttz@gmail.com

    For interviews with the The Way Things Work Closing participants please contact:

    Featured Artist: Will Pergl
    Email: willpergl@miad.edu

    Featured Artist: Dan Grayber
    Email: dangrayber@gmail.com

    Ernesto R. Gůmez 
    Email: egomez@uga.edu

    Andy Moon Wilson
    Email: moonwilson@hotmail.com

    Participating Artists

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