catch and take hold
Jennifer Bockelman & Roswitha Weingrill
February 10 – April 9
Opening Friday February 10, 6:00 to 9:00pm
Artist talk 6:30pm // moderated by Peter Fankhauser
catch and take hold, opening Friday, February 10, at Darger HQ, will feature work by Jennifer Bockelman (Seward, Nebraska) and Roswitha Weingrill (Vienna, Austria) and will be on view through April 9. The opening reception will be 6:00 to 9:00 pm, with an artist talk at 6:30 pm.
catch and take hold is a two-person exhibition of work examines the human quest to capture the ephemeral, through photography, video, installation and performance. Along with photographs and video, referred to as “sound portraits”, Jennifer Bockelman will do a performance within the installation. The work is a study of superposition and the reaction of the body being documented. Roswitha Weingrill will be exhibiting her new series of photographic prints that are magnifications of the reflection of light in people’s eyes. The tiny reflective points appear to be colored instead of white only when highly augmented. Weingril sees “this as a visualization strategy to ask how close you need to be to someone to see something”.
Located in Seward Nebraska, Jennifer Bockelman addresses themes of power and cultural identity as filtered through language. She is interested in accidental juxtapositions, and the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves. Simultaneously sincere and snarky, she is helpful yet unconstructive. Bockelman’s practice includes stitched works, drawings, impotent political gestures, and performances. Bockelman received her MFA from the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Based in Vienna, Austria, Roswitha Weingrill is currently completing her PhD at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Weingrill’s projects include multi-media pieces, film, interventions in public space and research based work. Breaking down big global topics into small specific issues has been a crucial strategy for many of Weingrill’s recent projects.
catch and take hold is part of a series of collaborative and experimental projects facilitated by Darger HQ. Darger HQ connects Nebraska contemporary artists to the world by creating collaborative working opportunities between local artists and national and international artists with related practices, and develops partnerships that benefit artists by providing new means of support through combined private and non-profit sources. Darger HQ also educates, enriches and exposes the community to some of the most innovative contemporary art being produced today.
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This program is funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.