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Fallout [from Temporary] Shelter | Virtual Artist Talk with Adriane Herman

2022 Spudnik artist-in-residence, Adriane Herman, will offer a virtual talk about her work through the lens of the influence(s) and impact(s) of residencies undertaken in four countries. Herman will trace the lineage of major bodies of her work as instigated in ways large and small by people, places and things encountered through the privileges afforded one by stepping out of daily routines, comfort zones and habitual making processes.

During her two weeks at Spudnik this Summer, Herman made a slew of prints inspired by non-adhered collages, or “arrangements,” as she describes them, that she created during a public engagement-based 2019 residency at the Tides Institute in Eastport, Maine. She will show editioned prints created on our Vandercook SP-25 with expert assistance from UW Madison print professor and former head printer at Tandem Press, Andy Rubin, as well as myriad call-and-response monoprints on antique musical scores, some of which Herman made in collaboration with long-time Spudnik community members, Dutes Miller & Stan Shellabarger.

Herman will conclude the talk by introducing the concept behind her Emotional Value Auction , the sixth iteration of which will focus on art + craft supplies as well as unfinished projects people wish to but could use a nudge to help release to an appreciative receiver, and take place October 22nd (more details to come). Herman invites participation in the form of releasing something taking up space in your studio you are unlikely to use and/or “bidding,” which involves writing a statement of interest, as no money changes hands. Another important form of participation is simply witnessing the process by reading the anonymous statements from releasers and telling others about this upcoming event and how to participate.

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Artist Bio

Inefficiency expert, Adriane Herman orchestrates witnessed releases — like her non-monetized “Emotional Value Auction” — to harness the power of witnessing to facilitate letting go; highlight the generosity inherent in receiving; and occasion meaningful connections between strangers through publicly shared vulnerability. She has utilized widely ranging print media to trace the alchemical trajectory from intention to action as well as explore accumulation and release in our physical and emotional landscapes.

Herman has had solo exhibitions at Adam Baumgold Gallery (NY); Western Exhibitions (Chicago); Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art; Center for Maine Contemporary Art; Kiosk Gallery (Kansas City); and Rose Contemporary and SPEEDWELL Projects in Portland, Maine. Her work is held in collections including The Whitney Museum of American Art; Bates College Museum of Art, The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art; The Walker Art Center; The Ulrich Museum; and Colby College Museum of Art. She has lectured at over 50 institutions and explores content in context as Professor, Chair of Printmaking and Coordinator of Public Engagement and Art & Entrepreneurship minors at Maine College of Art & Design.

The 2022 Residency Program is possible with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts Arts Work Grant.

This event is for everyone! ASR closed captions will be available. If you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact Breanna Robinson at breanna@spudnikpress.org To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.