Response II: Cornell University

RESPONSE II: Noah Simblist

September 26-30, 2011
Olive Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

“I am writing this (self reflexive) sentence but it is writing you.” ~Noah Simblist (artist/critic/curator)

Exhibition format: An outside party (Noah Simblist) proposes a theme in the form of a 12 word sentence and a word is designated for each artist in Culture Lab. The gallery will be set up to read in a linear format following the sentence structure. Each artist will be given approx. 4 feet of horizontal space in which to ‘consider’ their word.

THEME: As a group Culture Lab will focus on themes of interpretation while highlighting ideas of diversity and individuality within a community.

Concept: The exhibit involves relational aesthetics, pinpointing the individuality of the artists and our localized attempts to remain a part of the group discussion.  Each artist is naturally unique, so the idea is to promote an artist group that does not attempt to homogenize it’s member’s but allows them a voice that contributes to the vitality of the community.

Noah Simblist is an artist, writer, curator, and associate professor at SMU in Dallas, Texas.  His work explores the relationship between politics and abstraction with an emphasis on the Palestine/Israeli conflict. Simblist has written for Artpapers, Artlies and several web publications. He has curated Abstraction/Construction at SOIL gallery in Seattle, Collecting and Collectivity at Conduit Gallery in Dallas and the 3 Propositions and a Musical Scenario in Ft Worth along with Subtext Projects.

“Response II: Culture Laboratory Collective in collaboration with Noah Simblist”  was originally displayed at Box 13 ArtSpace in Houston, Texas.

( Curated by Ryder Richards and Coordinated by Piotr Chizinski )


CORNELL AAP [Architecture Art Planning] 


Brian Jobe_ But (Vapor Trails) _ Zipties, object_ 2011


Loren Erdrich_ Is (After Laughter Comes Tears)
Digital Video, 2011


Jonathan Whitfill_ I
Books, resin, 2011


Ryder Richards_ AM: radio waves offering proof of existence
Rfid tags, rfid reader, resin, website, ipad, 2011


Piotr Chizinski_ Writing
Dvorak keyboard, tablet, game, 2011


Ian F. Thomas, You
Chrome plated inflated steel, found object, 2011


Sue Anne Rische, Reflexive
Ink, paint, paper, tracing paper, thread, 2011


Kale Roberts, This
Digital print, 2011


Shreepad Joglekar, It
Photo, 2011


Dryden Wells, Sentence
Porcelain, 2011


JD Durham, Calamity Jane (Writing)
Aryclic, gypsum, concrete on panel, 2011


Sarah Haven, Self… but I smell good
Soap, cotton shower curtain, 2011


Loren Erdrich, Is
Video, 2011






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