ARTISTS: JOE GIRANDOLA & MATT LYNCH
LOCATION: 117 W LIBERTY ST
SPONSORED BY ELEANORA C.U. ALMS TRUST, FIFTH THIRD BANK TRUSTEE
Girandola & Lynch will recreate Brancusi's Endless Column from discarded milk crates. The sculpture will address the seemingly endless supply of products and consumption on a global scale that is threatening every aspect of our lives. The sculpture will also mimic Brancusi's original geometric design with the use of color changing LED light strips.
ABOUT JOE GIRANDOLA
ARTIST SPONSORED BY THE OTTO M. BUDIG FAMILY FOUNDATION
Joe Girandola is a professional artist from Baltimore, Maryland and has exhibited work at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Geffen Contemporary), Los Angeles; Kunsthalle Wien, Austria; Kwangju Biennial, South Korea; Atlanta, and the Center for Contemporary Art (Nexus) Biennial, Georgia. He is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, and was Assistant Director for the Santa Fe Art Institute(NM) from 2002- 2004. In addition to the Pollock-Krasner Grant, Girandola has been awarded an Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Grant, Change, Inc. Grant, and an Artists Fellowship, Inc. Grant. Girandola has received artist fellowships at The MacDowell Colony, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe Art Institute, DUCTAC Art Center(Dubai), and at the Caldera Artist Residency Program.
His work is included in collections nationally and internationally and was a West Prize winner in 2012. Girandola was the Residency Director of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts from 1998-2002 and was the Director of the MFA Program at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia from 2009-2012. He is currently the Director of Graduate Studies in Fine Arts at the University of Cincinnati in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning.
ABOUT MATT LYNCH
Since 1996, Matt Lynch has collaborated with artist Steve Badgett under the name SIMPARCH. SIMPARCH utilizes experimentation, common materials, and alternative building practices to create intuitive installations and large-scale artworks that examine the built environment through site-specific projects. Acting as sites for communal interaction and social exchange, these structures infuse the languages of art and architecture with a desire to connect a diverse range of participants. SIMPARCH recently completed a permanent commission by the General Services Commission for a new Land Port of Entry in Fabens, TX. Other recent projects include a contribution to Louisville's public art initiative. Recently, Matt has been working with University of Cincinnati MFA, Curtis Goldstein, on a reinterpretation of Winold Reiss's "Worker Murals", commissioned for Cincinnati's Union Terminal in 1931. The project revisits Reiss's subject but thru the iconic laminate produced by Formica rather than the glass tile originals. Matt holds an MFA from Syracuse University and a BFA from Ball State University and is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of Cincinnati.