EXHIBITION BY LOS ANGELES-BASED ARTISTS
ALLI MILLER + TREY BURNS OPENS AT WELLS COLLEGE
Aurora, New York— The Wells College String Room Gallery presents the exhibition “Henry Wesselwoman,” the latest collaboration by the artists Alli Miller + Trey Burns. The exhibition will be on display from March 19th to April 24th, with an opening reception from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, March 19th. The exhibit is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.
Alli Miller + Trey Burns have an ongoing collaborative practice through which they explore liminal, hyperbolic, and humorous visions of the American commercial landscape. This latest effort features work stemming from a character they’ve designed named “Henry Wesselwoman,” a direct revisionist reference to the New Topographics generation of landscape photography. They will employ photography and installation to engage with and reconsider this history.
Miller + Burns’ past exhibitions featured a collaborative archive entitled “Wessel Castle,” derived from their travels through the American landscape. Miller is an artist and designer working in Los Angeles, whose work is premised on the investigation of liminal moments to underscore the psychosexual, relational, and linguistic trends of display and consumerism. She received a BFA from Cooper Union and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Southern California. Burns holds an MFA in Painting & New Media from the Savannah College of Art & Design. His practice examines the humors and banalities of monoculture, documenting the peripheries of the post-industrial United States.
Miller + Burns’ collaborative work has been featured in recent exhibitions including at et al Projects, Brooklyn (2013); Fountain Art Fair, New York (2013); May Gallery, New Orleans (2013); and BRUCENNIAL, New York (2012). Together they have produced two artists’ books: Wessel Castle (2013) and Shore Signs (2012).
The String Room Gallery is a center for the exhibition of contemporary art in the Finger Lakes region of New York. It is located on the Wells College campus in the southwest corner of the first floor of Main Building. Hours are Monday - Friday from 12 to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information about the show at Wells, please see the gallery’s website at www.wells.edu/stringroomgallery or contact Professor Katie Waugh at 315.364.3237.
Wells College is a nationally recognized private coeducational liberal arts college located in Aurora, New York, on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake. Established in 1868, Wells has remained committed to providing a quality education to students through small, interactive classes in multiple disciplines and engaging coursework relevant to life in a changing world. Integrated hands-on learning opportunities, a connected community, and diverse educational opportunities give students the ability to take part in their own educations and prepare them to be active citizens and leaders.
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