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Skye Gilkerson
updated: 06/26/2009
website: www.skyegilkerson.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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693 Spaces
Punctuate
Installation View
10,000 Pauses (w/ detail)
Also
September 2008: Mystery and Excitement
Economy Study
Room
Room (detail)
Conversation Abstraction
Agoraphobia
Switch (w/ installation view)
Vent (w/ installation view)
Interior
Untitled (Library)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  conceptual, collage, pattern, language, architecture, information, process, text, site-specific, repetition
 
 
693 Spaces by Skye Gilkerson
693 Spaces
hand-cut magazine pages
2009
5 " x  7 "  x 1 " 
Punctuate by Skye Gilkerson
Punctuate
hand-cut newspaper page
2008
24 " x  22 " 
Installation View by Skye Gilkerson
Installation View
cut paper
2009
Dimensions variable
10,000 Pauses (w/ detail) by Skye Gilkerson
10,000 Pauses (w/ detail)
adhesive and found commas on paper
2009
32 " x  46 " 
Also by Skye Gilkerson
Also
adhesive and found parentheses on paper
2008
11 " x  14 " 
September 2008: Mystery and Excitement by Skye Gilkerson
September 2008: Mystery and Excitement
adhesive and found text on paper
2008
11 " x  14 " 
Economy Study by Skye Gilkerson
Economy Study
collage on paper
2008
11 " x  14 " 
Room by Skye Gilkerson
Room
hand-cut magazine page
2009
11 " x  8 "  x 1 " 
Room (detail) by Skye Gilkerson
Room (detail)
hand-cut magazine page
2009
11 " x  8 "  x 1 " 
Conversation Abstraction by Skye Gilkerson
Conversation Abstraction
hand-cut magazine pages
2009
12 " x  30 "  x 1 " 
Agoraphobia by Skye Gilkerson
Agoraphobia
world map, surface sanded and collected
2009
32 " x  50 "  x 1 1/2 " 
Switch (w/ installation view) by Skye Gilkerson
Switch (w/ installation view)
folded vellum
2008
5 " x  3 "  x 1 " 
Vent (w/ installation view) by Skye Gilkerson
Vent (w/ installation view)
adhesive and dust on gallery floor
2008
Dimensions variable
Interior by Skye Gilkerson
Interior
wallpaper on window
2008
Dimensions variable
Untitled (Library) by Skye Gilkerson
Untitled (Library)
library books, rearranged
2008
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity.

-Ludwig Wittgenstein

 

 

     Through both site-specific installation and works on paper, I examine places and objects from everyday life that are often unassuming and easily overlooked.  From this baseline of common experience, I use subtle interventions to ordinary, often ubiquitous materials in order to unfold our awareness of our surroundings and destabilize familiar structures.  Space, time, light, and language, as well as household dust and the pages of a newspaper all become the materials for this exploration.

 

      Because of their subtlety, this work asks to be viewed with heightened perception, fusing our intellectual understanding of each piece with a sensory experience.  Everyday objects and materials are lifted from their context, defamiliarizing the familiar.

 

 

Artist Bio / CV

 

Education

MFA, Sculpture, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI 2009
BA, Studio Art, Bethel University, St Paul, MN 2004, Cum Laude

 

Select Exhibitions

Paperworks, 2009

BJ Spokes Gallery, Huntington, NY; Juror: Maura Heffman, Exhibition Manager, Whitney Museum of Art

National Juried Show (1st Place Award), 2009

Majestic Gallery, Northville, OH; Juror: Catherine Evans, Chief Curator, Columbus Museum of Art

Bookends, 2009

Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA

Daimler Chrystler New Art Exhibition, 2008-2009

Daimler Chrystler, Farmington Hills, MI

Ephemeral Sensuality, 2008

Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Nothing is Everything, 2008

Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

The Greatest Damn Sculpture Show on Earth, 2007

Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Earth From Above: No Name Exhibitions Biennale, 2006

Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

Grids: Group Show, 2005

Fallout Urban Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Nervous Expression, 2004

Eastern University, St. Davids, PA

Raspberry Monday Group Show, 2003

Eugene Johnson Gallery, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN

 

Curatorial Project

My Universe is Gigantic, Enormous, and Amazing: A Drawing Show, 2008

Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

 

Awards and Residencies

Anderson Ranch Artist-in-Residency, 2010

Pamela Applebaum Scholar, Cranbrook Academy of Art 2007-2009

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Artist-In-Residency, June 2008

Lifeworks, Inc. Artist Grant 2007

Eugene Johnson Art Scholarship 2002-2004

 

Collections

Bethel University Collection

Robert F. Pfannebecker Collection

 

Publications

“Express Yourself” by Anna Dezeuze, Variant Magazine Issue 31, 2008

“Learning to Love You More” by Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July, Prestel Publishing, 2007

“Badass Bienalle,” The Wake Magazine Volume 5 Issue 6, 2006