Meghan Gordon

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Artist Statement

Using painting, sculpture, video, installation, administration, writing, and performance, I research and experiment with collaboration, intimacy, labor, and exchange. I create unusual exhibition contexts in order to foster short, but intensive working relationships with artists resulting in fully realized projects with complicated authorship. I am interested in supporting other artists as a medium of expression. When working with someone I perform as collaborator, editor, curator, publicist, and assistant, often performing in the project. I consider these various labors performance, which the projects help to document.

“some times” is a performative project space that takes the shape of a bar; it removes the physical space from an exhibition space. By operating a space without the cost of real estate the project questions the power structure of displaying art.

Riffing on the social aspects of participating in art communities, “some times” is a bar – the fun part of an opening that also indicates financial status. “some times” asks collaborators to place their interests in the context of these concerns. No money is exchanged, but often something is required from the audience.

My other collaborative projects, with the collective neverhitsend and with Arden Surdam in “Studio Cooking,” create variable contexts for similar interests. Working within the medium of collaboration, essentially the medium of relationships, articulates the political nature of choosing whom we associate with, while performance and exhibition-making create a multivalent space to allow the hidden labors of making artwork to be publicly on display.

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Education:

2014

California Institute of the Arts, MFA, Valencia, CA.

2007

Rhode Island School of Design, BFA, Providence, RI.

Solo Exhibitions:

2014

The Company You Keep, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA.

2013

Meaning you’re some Hell of a man I suppose, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA.

2011
Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh would have liked to explore the Palisades, Sunroom Project Space, Bronx, NY.

2010

Tribute to an Underappreciated Trap Door, Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2009

This Room Used To Be A Studio., Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA.

2008

Selections from the 100 Most Beautiful Rooms, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown,MA.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2016

Visions Into Infinite Archives, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA.

2015
The Promise of Something and Nothing, Sonce Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Clay Night, MOCA Store, Los Angeles, CA.

2014
The Residents, Hastings College Gallery, Hastings, NE.

Motion Tracking, Cirrus Gallery and HYPERHYPER, Los Angeles, CA.

Post Private, Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, CA.

2013

neverhitsend, 356 S. Mission Rd., Los Angeles, CA.

Die Welt Der Dinge, Kunsthaus Merano, Merano, IT.

A.K.A., Davidson Contemporary, New York, NY.

Interiors, ACME, Boston, MA.

2012

Another Side, The Re Institute, Millerton, NY.

On Loan, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA

2011

Workspace Program, Dieu Donné, New York, NY.

Shift, Times Museum, Guangzhou, CN.

New Work, Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2010

Mutual Migration, Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2009

Midsummer Saltations, The Art Store, Charlston, WV.

Paperjam, The ArtStrand, Provincetown, MA.

Visul Arts Fellows, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA.

2008

New York/New England/New Talent, Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

RISD Biennial, Old American Can Factory, Brooklyn, NY.

On Paper, The Bushnell, Hartford, CT.

Visual Arts Fellows, Provincetown Arts Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA.

2007

Thesis Exhibition, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI.

Works on Paper, Dodge House Gallery, Providence, RI.

Awards/ Residencies:

2016

Grant Nominee, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.

2015

Women’s Center for Creative Work Parlor at the Armory Residency, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA.

Grant, British Columbia Arts Council, sponsored by 221A, Vancouver, BC.

Curatorial Residency, 221a, Vancouver, BC.

International Symposium on Electronic Art Participant, Vancouver, BC.

Grant Nominee, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.

2014

Retreat, Parkfield, Parkfield CA.

2013

Dean’s Reserve Fund, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA.

2012

Residency Fellowship, Sculpture Space, Utica, NY.

2011

Artist in Residence, Times Museum, Guangzhou, CN.

Workspace Program Award, Dieu Donné, New York, NY.

Winter Workspace Residency, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY.

2010

Workspace Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY

Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

Artist in Residence, Art342, Fort Collins, CO

Leon Levy Foundation Grant, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH

2009

Fellowship, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH

2008

Fellowship, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

Artist in Residence, Seven Below Arts Initiative, Burlington, VT

Scholarship, Victorian Society of America, Newport, RI

2007

Fellowship, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

Artist in Residence, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE

Florence Leif Award, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Curatorial Projects:

2015

Studio Cooking, a collaboration with Arden Surdam featuring Páll Haukur, Eric Kim, David Bell, Lisa Jugert, and Amanda Katz, Women’s Center for Creative Work Parlor at the Armory Residency, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA a Jeepneys video shoot // some times a set, Museum as Retail Space, Los Angeles, CA Toggle, internet browser plugin that functions as an international Fellowship program and platform for research, communication, and projects, 221a, International Symposium for Electronic Arts, and the Chrome Store, Vancouver, CA and the Internet some times presents Experiments in Narrative Acts, panel discussion with Eleanor Antin, Ann Hirsch, Rachel Mason, moderated by Catherine Wagley, Los Angeles Contemporary. Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. After Hours, monthly salon series in private homes with performative interventions hosted by some times and Big City Forum, Los Angeles, CA some times presents Idea Bar with Conceptual Art Consultants, Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, CA ,Grand Re-Opening!, Papa John’s Projects, Facebook.com. Some times presents Occult Acting Group Recruitment Casting, 1611 S. Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA

2014

Some times in the office of ltd los angeles, six months of project spaceprogramming featuring Chris Dyson, Dike Blair, Chelsea Knight, and Katja Mater, ltd los angeles, Los Angeles CA museum shop above some times, bar, and store, Cirrus Gallery and HYPERHYPER, Los Angeles, CA – some times, bar, community space, gallery, and performance venue, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA.

2013

In-n out, informal lecture+dinner series, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA locksmith, Inn, unofficial residency program co-directed with Leander Schwazer, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA.

Performances/ Talks/ Workshops:

2015

Open House at FOREVERHOUSE, Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA.

Fainting Club Cocktail Party, Marine Projects, Santa Monica, CA

some times Clay Night one-night Workshop, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Experiments in Narrative Acts: A Panel Discussion with Eleanor Antin, Ann Hirsch, and Rachel

Mason moderated by Catherine Wagley, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

2014

Short Story, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA.

2013

Guided Tour of AKA Curated by Adam Eckstrom at Davidson Contemporary, by Edith Winston, Davidson Contemporary, New York, NY.

Temporary Office of locksmith, Inn, in collaboration with Leander Schwazer, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA.

2012

A guided tour of the 100 Most Beautiful Rooms in America, by Edith Wharton, amateur docent, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY.

Another Side Continuously, The Re Institute, Millerton, NY

Visiting Artist, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

Visiting Artist, New York Studio Residency Program, Brooklyn, NY

2011

Shift Seminar Series, Times Museum, Guangzhou, CN- Construction and Deconstruction, Times Museum, Guangzhou, CN. A conversation between Gabriel de Guzman and Meghan Gordon, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY. Mural Attributed to Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY.

2010

Visiting Artist, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Visiting Artist, Professional Practice, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.

2008

Artist Talk, Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT.

The Burlington Modern Period Room, Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT

Bibliography/ Publications:

2015

Eastham, Ben. “Review: The Wrong Biennale,” Rhizome.org.

Yurshansky, Jenny. “Mystic Pizza,” NotesOnLooking.com.

Alessi, Andrea. “What Do Artists Eat? Studio Cooking Serves Up Performance, Art, and Your Next, Meal,” ArtSlant.com.

Vollmer, Deenah. “Art that is a lot like eating and hanging out,” milq.com.

“The Agenda: This Week in Los Angeles,” ArtinAmerica.com.

Howard, Ellie. “Studio Cooking at Armory Center for the Arts,” Elephant.

The Promise of Something and Nothing, 2015 (exhibition catalog edited by Ann Harezlak)

Farley, Michael Anthony. “A Gallery Based on Facebook Hosts Fake Yelp Reviews of a Real-ish Bar,” ArtFCity.

Holcomb, Shelley. “5 must-see art events in LA this week(end),” TimeOut Los Angeles.

Edmark, Alison. Glasstire.com.

Martinez, Christina Catherine. “Third Time’s a Charm,” Artforum.com.

Eler, Alicia. “Looking for Actors and Authenticity on Craigslist,” Hyperallergic.com.

Wagley, Catherine. “Art Picks: Beautiful Garbage Cans and the Longest Album Ever,” LAWeekly Jan. 14, 2014

2014

Wagley, Catherine. “5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. this week, including mood music and a hair dryer,” LAWeekly.

Edmark, Alison. “Top 5,” Glasstire.com.

Motion Tracking (exhibition catalog designed by Kat Catmur and Columba Cruz Elton) Wagley, Catherine. “5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A.,” LAWeekly .

Berardini, Andrew. “Sunstroked and Rigorous: Some Notes on CalArts,” Art&Education.

Eler, Alicia. “Living in a Post-Private World,” Hyperallergic.com.

Winkleman, Casey. “Post Private,” VIA Publication Issue 03.

POST PRIVATE, 2014 (PDF artist publication by neverhitsend) Parker, Allyson. “neverhitsend: A Conversation with LA Based Arts & Technology Collective,” ArtSlant.com.

2013

Die Welt Der Dinge, Kunst Meran/Merano Arte, 2013 (exhibition catalog by Heinrich Schwazer) Storquest, 2013 (artist publication by neverhitsend designed by Lauren Graycar)

2012

Newhall, Edith. “Show a put-on,” The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Meyer, Ben. “Things Fall Apart: A Collection On Loan at Tiger Strikes Asteroid,” The Art Blog.

Schwartz, Chip. “Tiger Strikes Asteroid meets the Smithsonian in ‘On Loan,’’ Knight Arts Foundation.

Delaney, Anne. ‘Women Sculpting,’ Observer-Dispatch .

2011

Shift: Exhibition on Young American Artists Creating On-Site Artwork in China, Times Museum, 2011 (exhibition catalog).

Nahas, Dominique. “Realities Through the Work of Meghan Gordon, Shana Moulton, Roxana Perez-Mendez, Adam Parker Smith and Bryan Zanisnik,” .

Morgan, Robert C. “Experience, Consumerism, and Identity: Five American Artists in Guangzhou,” .

Lin, Aimee. “Shift: In China, Made in America,” LEAP Aug.

Huang, Qiuyu. “Shift.” Platinum Magazine.

Yiting, Nie. “Critic’s Pick,” Artforum.com.

Ambrozy, Lee. “Empathy,” Artforum.com.

River, Juan. “Shift – in China, U.S.A.” Artspy.cn.

2010

C&C#2 (Black and White), Color&Color, 2010 (artist publication).

Writing:

2015

“A Dead Cactus Becomes an Abstract Painting: Julian Kreimer at Lux Art Institute,” ArtCritical.com. Mar. 18, 2015.