[microsound-announce] RICHARD CHARTIER: installation with Linn Meyers opening February 11

RICHARD CHARTIER chartier at 3particles.com
Thu Feb 5 20:01:17 EST 2009

linn meyers + richard chartier
Untitled (2008-2009)

a new 8-channel digital sound and wall drawing installation
as part of Linn Meyers exhibit here today

February 11 – March 13, 2009
Opening Reception Wednesday, February 11, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Public talk with Linn Meyers & Richard Chartier
Saturday, February 21, 2:00 pm

The Art Gallery
University of Maryland, College Park

Linn Meyers is the first participant in the artist-in-residence  
program at The Art Gallery. The Art Gallery launched an artist-in- 
residence program as an opportunity for artists to create site- 
specific installations and to give artists a space in which to imagine  
new ways to work. The residency is followed by an exhibition of the  
realized project and, in this instance, documented through time- lapse  
video and accompanied by a color brochure.

here today showcases two large-scale wall drawings by Linn Meyers. The  
wall drawings reflect a current trend occurring in her work in which  
the center of the image is filled with pulsating, curvilinear forms  
winding in a dramatic and moving pattern that reverberates out to the  
edges with fewer and more defined repeated lines.  Visitors are  
immediately aware of transformation of the gallery space with the  
construction of a forty-four foot long concave wall covered by Meyers’  
drawing, the artist’s largest wall drawing to date.  The exhibition  
also features a number of smaller drawings on mylar, and what Meyers  
refers to as “preparatory drawings” created as part of the process  
leading up to the wall drawings.

The back gallery space features a unique first collaborative project  
between Meyers and sound artist Richard Chartier, in an installation  
where optical and sonic patterns intersect. With another architectural  
transformation of the gallery space, two fifteen foot long by eight  
foot high walls meet in an enfolding chevron, creating both a sound  
chamber and a drawing surface. The swirling lines of Meyers' drawing,  
made directly on the surface of the walls, fuse together with the  
sound piece by Chartier, juxtaposing the organic and the digital into  
unified sensorial space. With eight audio transducers applied directly  
to the back surface of the walls, Chartier's stark composition  
modulates and transfers through the surfaces.

Linn Meyers is an artist based in Washington D.C. Her art is featured  
in many collections throughout the country including: The Hirshhorn  
Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; National Museum of Women  
in the Arts, Washington, DC; and the New Britain Museum of American  
Art, New Britain, CT. Her art has been featured in exhibitions at the  
Bus-dori Project Space and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, in  
Tokyo, Japan; Gallery Joe in Philadelphia, PA; G Fine Art in  
Washington, DC; and Margaret Thatcher Projects in New York City.  She  
received her BFA at The Cooper Union in New York and her MFA at the  
California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

Richard Chartier is a sound/installation artist based in Washington  
D.C. His minimalist sound works and installations have been presented  
internationally in exhibitions at museums and galleries including: the  
ICC (Intercommunication Center) in Tokyo, Japan; Castello di Rivoli in  
Torino, Italy; Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; The Art  
Institute of Chicago; and G Fine Art in Washington, DC.  He has  
performed his works live throughout the world at festivals, museums  
and art spaces in Europe, Japan, Australia, and North America.

CATALOG. Featuring an interview with Linn Meyers by Jefferson Pinder,  
assistant professor in the Department of Art, and Lara Langer, Ph.D.  
student in the Department of Art History and Archaeology. Including  
full color illustrations of the two large wall drawings created in  
situ during Meyers artist-in-residence at The Art Gallery in January –  
February, 2009.

CD. a stereo composition based on the installation work will be  
released in March 2009 by the label Non Visual Objects (Austria) as a  
CD limited edition of 300.

The Art Gallery
Second floor atrium
University of Maryland, College Park
tel 301.405.2763
fax 301.314.7774
theartgallery at umd.edu

Gallery hours
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Wednesday, 11:00 - 6:00 pm



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