Schneider Connects! Join us for These Upcoming Events
Derek G. Larson, Visiting Artist Lecture
Monday, April 3, 3:30 PM
Meese Auditorium, Art Building
Derek G. Larson received his MFA from the Yale School of Art and has participated in a number of national and international exhibitions and residencies. Using handmade and machine processes, Larson works in a variety of media to create animated sculptures and environments. He combines projection mapping, 2D & 3D animation, screen printing, 3D printing and robotics; with a flux approach to video and installation. He continues his research with eye-tracking and color in immersive, animated environments. He is represented by ADA Gallery with recent exhibitions at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond, VA), Human Resources (Los Angeles, CA), Upfor (Portland, OR), POWRPLNT (Brooklyn, NY), UNTITLED Art Basel (Miami, FL), GRIN (Providence, RI), ACRE TV (Chicago, IL), Mulherin + Pollard (New York, NY). Derek G. Larson’s work will be on view in Convergence: Digital Media and Technology.
Spring Exhibition Opening Reception
Convergence: Digital Media and Technology
Wednesday, April 5
Members/VIP Reception: 4:00 PM
Public Opening: 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Roxy Ann Winery is generously donating wine and pouring at this event.
Hope and Prey and the Medusa Smack
Saturday, April 8, 7:00 PM
Advance Tickets Required: $13, students/members free. Limited seating.
Two films of nature by Vanessa Renwick, with scores by The Untamed Musicians Tara Jane O’ Neil and Daniel Menche. Live performance by Tara Jane O’Neil. Presented in collaboration with the Ashland Independent Film Festival.
Hope and Prey features stunning wildlife cinematography of animals hunting and being hunted, transformed through black and white high-contrast recomposition. The viewer is placed in a landscape inhabited by predators. As Renwick writes, “In this installation the audience definitely has to keep an eye out for danger.” Hope and Prey has been described in The Brooklyn Rail as “a slow build toward oblivion that summons the awesome grandeur and the cold horror of the wild.” Portland-based Daniel Menche composed the score.
Medusa Smack reminds us of our long ago origins as sea organisms, and invites installation visitors to return the sea floor and float among our cousins. A lovely diaphanous tent in jellyfish shape is suspended above large soft pillows, upon which one can recline and view the dreamy images of a smack, or group, of moon jellies and sea nettles drifting above. This video installation features a score composed and performed by Tara Jane O’Neil.
Vanessa Renwick, Visiting Artist Lecture
Monday, April 10, 3:30 PM
Meese Auditorium, Art Building
Vanessa Renwick has been a singular voice in the experimental cinema for over 20 years. Eschewing an allegiance to any one medium or form, Renwick builds authentic moving image works revealing an insatiable curiosity and unflinching engagement with the world around her. Often focusing her lens on themes of westward expansion and the locales of her adopted home, the Pacific Northwest, Renwick uses avant-garde formal elements to explore radical politics and environmental issues. An artist who often self-distributes, her screening history reads as a map of independent cinema in North America. She has screened work in hundreds of venues internationally, institutional and not, including The Museum of Modern Art, Light Industry, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Art Basel, Oberhausen, The Museum of Jurassic Technology, Centre Pompidou, Bread and Puppet Theater and True/False Film Festival, among many others. Her work will be on view in Convergence: Digital Media and Technology.
Every Tuesday at 12:30 – Starts Tuesday, April 11 for the New Exhibition
Docent-led tours are available on a drop-in basis every Tuesday at 12:30 PM. Join us to learn more, ask questions, and engage in a dialogue about the exhibition. Free and open to the public.
Hours Extended to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 7
Friday, May 5 – With Trolley!
FREE Family Days
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday, April 22
Saturday, May 20
A Taste of Ashland
Saturday, April 29, Noon to 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 30, Noon to 4:00 PM
Presented by the Ashland Gallery Association
Location: Schneider Museum of Art and Galleries throughout Ashland
Info and tickets: 541-488-0178, www.atasteofashland.com