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November 14, 2008 - January 16, 2009

Hyper-Nature

Sherry Bittle (Brooklyn, NY), Jason Briggs (Watertown, TN), Alison Carey (Chicago, IL), Kimberly Hart (Brooklyn, NY), Carin Mincemoyer (Wilkinsburg, PA), Laura Moriarty, Judith Mullen, Gina Ruggeri

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Hyper-Nature

  Turf Fold Gina Ruggeri | 2008 | acrylic on mylar | artist

Turf Fold

Turf Fold  Gina Ruggeri | 2008 | acrylic on mylar | artist

A Tree Returned

A Tree Returned  Sherry Bittle | 2007 | yarn and embroidery thread wrapped branches | Jerry Mann

Scientific Wild Ass Guess (SWAG), shown with Roads I Know Like the Back of My Hand

Scientific Wild Ass Guess (SWAG), shown with Roads I Know Like the Back of My Hand  Laura Moriarty | 2007/2008, 2007 | encaustic, monotype | Jerry Mann

Hyper-Nature creates a world only half-recognizable and half-familiar. Simultaneously skewed and illusory, it is a world filled with synthetic landscapes. These natural and manufactured environments intersect and blur the boundaries between the real and the artificial.

About the Artists

Sherry Bittle

Sherry Bittle received her MFA in Sculpture from Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, OH and her BFA in Sculpture from Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH. She has shown solo exhibitions at Tastes Like Chicken Art Space, Brooklyn; Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburgh; Colonial Arcade, Cleveland; India House Of Parliament, Bombay; and Artist... go to artist page

Jason Briggs

Briggs, Jason born in Wausau, WI, received his BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1995 and his MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1999. After a summer at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT, he spent 3 years serving as Artist in Residence at the Appalachian Center... go to artist page

Alison Carey

Alison Carey received her MFA from the University of New Mexico, her MS in Art from Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT. and BFA from School of Visual Arts, New York City. She has shown at Michael Mazzeo Gallery, New York City; Roswell Museum of Contemporary Art, Roswell, NM;... go to artist page

Kimberly Hart

MFA Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design, 1996Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1995BA Visual Art, University of California, Davis, 1992 go to artist page

Carin Mincemoyer

Carin Mincemoyer is a sculptor and installation artist who currently lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In much of her recent work, she has utilized recycled materials such as Styrofoam and plastic packaging to create works that examine the often contradictory needs and desires that we look to the natural... go to artist page

Laura Moriarty

Laura Moriarty makes innovative sculptural paintings, installations and prints. Her work has been recognized by numerous grants and awards including a 2011 Projects Grant from United States Artists and two Individual Artist Grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. She has participated in artist residencies at Universities and art centers throughout the... go to artist page

Judith Mullen

Judith Mullen received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has shown at JK Gallery, Los Angeles; Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago; Krasl Museum, St. Joseph, MI; The Project Room, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago; and Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, among others. go to artist page

Gina Ruggeri

Gina Ruggeri received her MFA from The Yale School of Art and her BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art. She has shown at Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York City; Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA; Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami; I-Space, Chicago; and more. go to artist page

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