Tuesday, July 6, 2010

6X6 #5: Mystery, From the Enigmatic Jeffrey Whittle

The word "mystery" derives from the Latin word "mysterium" which means "secret." But we use this word to describe things we don't understand, the ineffable, and the baffling. When we read a mystery, we are trying to solve a puzzle. And when we try to act mysterious, we want you to think we are up to something. And we are -- it's no secret you need to come witness the mysterious rites planned for Wednesday's event. The selected works come from Athens, Berlin, Minneapolis, Germantown (MD), and Los Angeles, including Denton Crawford's mystery of life, Aaron Oldenburg's plunge into asphyxia, and a performance streamed live over the Internet from California. Mysteries will be solved at 6X6, this Wednesday, July 7 at the Ciné Lab from 7-8 pm. Be a part of it; be there!

About The Curator: Jeffrey Whittle was born in Atlanta and raised in Powder Springs, Georgia. He initially studied engineering at Georgia Tech and transferred to UGA to study Drawing and Painting. He completed his undergraduate studies at The Cooper Union in NYC, where he studied painting and filmmaking. After living and working in San Francisco, and Oregon, he attended grad school at Cornell University, receiving an MFA in 1997. He has taught drawing and painting in upstate New York, Iowa, Texas and Georgia. He has received individual artist’s grants from the Georgia Council of the Arts and the Iowa Arts Council and has been the recipient of several artist-in-residence awards, including the Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain. His work deals with narrative, myth, the figure, and mixed media – in particular the idea and usage of maps. He is currently the Gallery Director at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at UGA.

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