2017 - 2018 Artists in Residence Exhibition
June 2nd - July 21st, 2018
Featuring work by current artists in residence, Kristina Estell and Justin Raphael Roykovich.
Kristina Estell creates sensitive material experiences that process and archive architectural forms, natural objects and spatial dynamics. Currently, her work involves creating sculpture, installation and site-relative projects using the industrial material of silicone rubber. Estell exhibits nationally and internationally and has participated in artist residencies within the US, Japan, Germany and Hungary. In 2010, she was selected by artist Dan Graham to receive the Visual Arts Fellowship at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany for a year long intensive residency. In 2014, Estell was commissioned by the Massachusetts College of Art and Design to complete a sculptural installation working from the interior features of the Stephen D. Paine gallery. As a resident Visiting Artist at Illinois State University, Estell began an international mail art project and taught a special topic seminar within the art department. She is honored to have recently been awarded the McKnight Fellowship for Visual Arts.
Justin Raphael Roykovich works in a wide and varied manor in response to a conceptual, experimental and research based practice InBetween New York, Washington, DC and, most recently, Minneapolis. He received his MFA in Visual Art from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2014 + his BFA in Art and Visual Technology from George Mason University in 2011. He utilizes photography, video, performance and installation to document and explore psychic environments of intersections, systems, networks and experience through time by a queer embodiment. He explores locations, both the geographic and the liminal, to expose and document how the layers of history, mythology and psychic scars of a site can affect the phenomenological intersections of current physical, mental and emotional experiences within that place and time. These explorations result in large installations and mappings based off environmental recollection as well as through the very basic act of searching. His work as been shown across the United States and internationally.