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ISU INTEGRATED VISUAL ARTS GRADUATE STUDENT WINS BEST OF SHOW IN JURIED NEW MEDIA EXHIBITION

AMES, Iowa — Lyndsay Nissen, an Iowa State University graduate student in integrated visual arts, won Best of Show in “Bits, Pixels and Practice – Oh My! A New Media Juried Show” on display through Feb. 28 at the ISU Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames.

Nissen, of Ames, earned top honors for “Clean Sweep,” an installation featuring a claw machine in which the usual stuffed animals or other prizes are replaced by trash (discarded plastic grocery bags, etc.) and live prairie plants. Participants can choose either to try to pick up trash with the claw or to rescue a plant.

The machine also displays nitrate concentration data collected by the United States Geological Survey from rivers across the US. As the nitrate levels rise, corn kernels are dispensed into the machine through a hopper, covering the contents and hindering retrieval.

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College of Design--Discover. Imagine. Create.

01/23/15

AMES, Iowa — Fourteen Iowa resident artists will share their nontraditional, experimental and hybrid-media artwork in an exhibition Feb. 6-28 at the Iowa State University Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St. in downtown Ames.

“Bits, Pixels and Practice – Oh My! A New Media Juried Show” will open with a public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6.

Design on Main director Jennifer Drinkwater, ISU senior lecturer in art and visual culture, and coordinator Lyndsay Nissen, graduate student in integrated visual arts, will provide remarks and present awards at 6:30 p.m.

Juror Jordan Weber, the curator of Fluxx Collective in Des Moines, selected 15 artworks from 59 submissions. Accepted artists include:

LaMar Barber, Iowa City (two different pieces)
Brett Budzinksi, Des Moines
Christine Carr, Ames
Tiberiu Chelcea, Ames
Vakhtangi Darjania, Coralville
Bill Gebhart, Ames
Brent Holland, Des Moines
Naoki Izumo, Iowa City
Sodam Lee, Ames
Fidencio Martinez, Iowa City
Nathan Morton, Iowa City
Lyndsay Nissen, Ames
Adam Seiler, Mason City
Sarita Zaleha, Iowa City


Carr is an assistant professor and Holland is an associate professor in the ISU Department of Art and Visual Culture. Lee (originally from Seoul, South Korea) and Nissen are ISU graduate students in integrated visual arts, and Seiler is a senior in integrated studio arts.

Barber, Darjania, Izumo, Martinez and Zaleha are all graduate students in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and Norton is an academic adviser at Iowa.

Media that will be featured in the exhibition include video; digital printmaking; installations incorporating video, audio and text; a lamp produced with a 3-D printer; mixed media; sculpture and hybrid drawing.

In accepting work for the show, Weber said he focused on qualities such as originality and successful execution of the concept.

“We have a seemingly infinite flow of new mediums/materials to choose from in the US, leading to a surge of original artworks in Iowa,” he said. “It is extremely refreshing to view the ‘new media’ works submitted.”

Juror’s talk and funding information
Additional programming in conjunction with the exhibition will take place Friday morning, Feb. 6, at Design on Main. Weber will speak about his work as an artist and curator, including how to make the transition from college to professional practice, in a lecture/question-and-answer session at 10 a.m.

Veronica O'Hern, arts resources coordinator with the Iowa Arts Council, will speak about grants and other funding opportunities in a presentation at 11 a.m. Light breakfast refreshments will be available beginning at 9:30 a.m.

About Design on Main
An extension of Iowa State’s College of Design, Design on Main seeks to strengthen creative connections between the university and the community through arts education, artist-led projects and interactive events. Spring 2015 gallery hours are 3 to 6 p.m. Monday and Friday; 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (closed Tuesday). Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

Contacts:
Jordan Weber, Fluxx Collective, fluxxgallery@gmail.com
Jennifer Drinkwater, Design on Main, (515) 708-2825, jd1@iastate.edu
Heather Sauer, Design Communications, (515) 294-9289, hsauer@iastate.edu

Mending Workshop with Sharon Stewart  
  Tuesday, September 16 from 5 - 7pm  
 Design on Main 
 203 Main Street, Ames, Iowa 
  Mend-it-together workshop head in conjunction with her solo exhibition  Common Threads Part I , on display through September 19 . Stewart’s textile-based interactive show consists of wearable works worn by models and visitors. The works are derived from stories shared by her west Ames neighbors. Her process was an investigation into the concept of “revitalization.”
Mending Workshop with Sharon Stewart
Tuesday, September 16 from 5 - 7pm
Design on Main
203 Main Street, Ames, Iowa

Mend-it-together workshop head in conjunction with her solo exhibition Common Threads Part I, on display throughSeptember 19. Stewart’s textile-based interactive show consists of wearable works worn by models and visitors. The works are derived from stories shared by her west Ames neighbors. Her process was an investigation into the concept of “revitalization.”