JUNE 2019 - Mar Goman and M. Acuff
This June, Art at the CAVE welcomes the artwork of Mar Goman and M. Acuff, as well as a Brizbomb video installation by Matt Brislawn. Goman’s work often references the interior journey, invisible wounds, common humanity, and the process of becoming authentic spiritual human beings. Acuff is greatly focused on the aesthetic, ecologic, and material that define the period in human/geologic history now known as the Anthropocene. Join us June 7th from 6-9pm for an opening reception and opportunity to meet the artists. Matt's work uses all analog technology to compose electronic music and video. On Saturday June 8th, join us in the gallery at 11:00 for an informal artist talk with Mar and M. The exhibit ends on June 28th. There is no cost to attend the events or gallery.
From childhood, I have loved to make things with my hands, and this is my primary art activity–simply making things. I work in a wide variety of media and materials, including drawing and painting, sculpture and assemblage, collage, book arts, embroidery, and fiber constructions. Along with traditional art materials, I use sticks and stones, buttons and bones, rusty metal, old bottles, vintage fabrics and papers, old books, and whatever else I can scavenge.
I cut and paste, stitch, draw, paint, stamp, collect, assemble, bind, wrap, nail, drill and carve. My pieces are usually small in scale and done in series. My work is often about the interior journey, our invisible wounds, our common humanity, and the process of becoming authentic spiritual human beings. I have had the usual art education and have shown around the Northwest and occasionally beyond for the past thirty years. Making art is one of the things that gives my life meaning. Visit Mar’s website at http://www.margomanartist.com
M. Acuff hails from the Midwest where they received their B.A. in Art from Augustana College, and their M.A. and M.F.A. in Sculpture and Intermedia from The University of Iowa. Acuff’s artistic practice ranges from object making to installation to video and performance, and addresses the tangled web of relations—aesthetic, ecologic, and material—that define the period in human/geologic history now known as the Anthropocene. In recent years Acuff has exhibited their work nationally in group and solo exhibitions across the country at venues such as CARNATION CONTEMMPORARY, 3S Artspace, the Jundt Museum, White Box, The Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Woman Made Gallery, AIR Gallery, and the Attleboro Museum of Art. Acuff has been the recipient of an Artist Trust GAP Grant, a Mississippi Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship, and has been awarded fellowships at many artist residencies throughout the United States including Signal Fire, Djerassi, The Arctic Circle, Jentel, Ragdale, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Playa and Brush Creek. In 2012 they were a resident at the VCCA’s Moulin Au Nef program in Auvillar, France. Acuff is an Associate Professor of Art at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. Visit their website at https://macuff.com.