Elsewhere is comprised of works that elegantly traverse situational and environmental
scenarios that unfold into uncommon encounters, echoing the schism between the
known/unknown, tangible/intangible, and terrestrial/celestial. Incorporating ordinary
materials and subjects that at first glance appear banal, these artists actively engage the
inherent dualities of a meditative, psychological state, while simultaneously referencing
the evanescent physicality of being in the world.
Artists joining us for gallery talks from 4:00-5:00 pm on February 8th include:
Sarah McKenzie’s work addresses the shifting nature of our built environment and
architecture in transition, whether under construction or in a state of decline. Her work
has been exhibited at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Carnegie Museum of
Art in Pittsburgh, the Yale School of Architecture, the Museum of Contemporary Art in
Denver, and the Aspen Art Museum. Her paintings have been featured in Art in
America, The New York Times, Denver Post, Huffington Post, Dwell Magazine,
and New American Paintings. In 2012, she received a Joan Mitchell Painters and
Tobias Fike is an interdisciplinary artist whose work and approach varies from his
personal experience of family and place to our temporal relationship with the universe
and observations of time. He earned his MFA from the University of Colorado Boulder
in 2011 and his work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, with
exhibitions in Berlin, Germany; Coimbra, Portugal; Houston, and Tucson, among
Nazafarin Lotfi is a visual artist based in Tucson, Arizona. She received her MFA
from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011 and her BA from the University
of Tehran in 2007. Lotfi’s practice explores interior and negative spaces and their
implications for subjectivity, experience, and identity. She examines representation of
space in connection with time, weight, balance, collapse, and the dialectics of inside
and outside. Selected solo exhibitions include: Poiesis at Fernwey Gallery, Chicago;
White Light at Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago; Love at Last Sight at Brand New
Gallery, Milan; Circles at Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago.
Elsewhere is an invitational exhibition co-curated by Brooke Grucella and Martina
Shenal, University of Arizona School of Art.
This exhibition is supported by the College of Fine Arts Deans Fund for Excellence,
the Dr. Joseph F. Gross Endowment, Lionel Rombach Endowment, and the
University of Arizona School of Art.