SKOWHEGAN SCHOOL OF PAINTING & SCULPTURE ANNOUNCES AN EXHIBITION WITH BAXTER KOZIOL & MOLLY SPRINGFIELD
SKOWHEGAN SCHOOL OF PAINTING & SCULPTURE ANNOUNCES AN
EXHIBITION WITH BAXTER KOZIOL & MOLLY SPRINGFIELD, PART
OF THE CONFERENCE CALL SERIES AT SKOWHEGAN’S NEW YORK OFFICE
top: Baxter Kozioll, Survival Instinct II, 2021; bottom: Molly Springfield, Errata 5.24.22, 2022.
Baxter Koziol and Molly Springfield
Curated by Michael Scoggins
Exhibition Dates: August 4–August 25, 2022
Reception: Thursday, August 4; 6:00PM–8:00PM
Skowhegan New York
136 West 22nd Street, Ground Floor, NY
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture and the Skowhegan Alumni Alliance are excited to announce the third exhibition in CONFERENCE CALL: a series of five 2-person exhibitions featuring the work of Skowhegan alumni. Opening on August 4, the exhibition will feature the work of Baxter Koziol A ’17 and Molly Springfield A ’06, and is curated by Alliance member Michael Scoggins A ’03. The show will have an opening reception on August 4 from 6:00–8:00PM and take place at the Skowhegan Office in Chelsea, New York.
Baxter Koziol creates art from discarded materials and detritus; Molly Springfield makes graphite drawings that use photocopies of printed texts as their source material. Both artists create work that is visually, starkly different, but shares an underlying connection based on the process of looking backward to find a way forward. By pairing these two artists—both making new works in response to Skowhegan, the space, and each other—our collective memories are triggered by the past lives of these objects. In their reclamation and transformation into artworks, their subject matter is reborn and is given new meaning for us to discover.
About Baxter Koziol
Baxter Koziol studied at Maine College of Art & Design (BFA 2017) and has attended residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Monson Arts, Hewnoaks, Ellis-Beauregard Foundation, and Surf Point Foundation. He lives and works in Portland, ME.
About Molly Springfield
Molly Springfield’s drawings have been exhibited widely, including solo exhibitions in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Cologne, Germany, as well as in exhibitions at The Drawing Center and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Springfield’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She received her MFA from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004 and was a MacDowell Fellow in 2016. She lives and works in Washington, DC.
CONFERENCE CALL | Exhibition Series 2022 aims to place work by artists from different Skowhegan cohorts in conversation with each other, and with the labor of operating a residency. It will feature the works of Skowhegan alumni: Pío Galbis A ’82, ’21 and Buster Graybill A ’07; Gwendolyn Kerber A ’79 and Rocío Olivares A ’18; Baxter Koziol A ’17 and Molly Springfield A ’06; Pallavi Singh A ’15 and Jing (Ellen) XuA ’16; Hetty Baiz A ’69 and Jordan SeaberryA ’15. Each pairing is curated by one or two members of the Alumni Alliance: Jesus BenaventeA ’12, Annette Cyr A ’76, ’21 and Rebecca Shippee A ’18, Michael Scoggins A ’03, Danny GreenbergA ’18 and Eleanor Kipping A ’18, and Paige Laino (Alumni & Archives Coordinator). Additional information about upcoming exhibitions in this series is forthcoming. The Skowhegan Alliance is a group of alumni who generate off-campus programming for the international alumni community.
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture is one of the country’s foremost educational experiences for artists. Located on a 350-acre campus in Maine, the nine-week program provides 65 emerging artists and 11 faculty artists with a collaborative and rigorous environment that is shaped by risk-taking, mentorship, and peer-to-peer exchange. Founded in 1946 by artists, for artists, Skowhegan provides an atmosphere that is intentionally responsive and adaptive in its programmatic model to encourage participants to occupy a space in contrast to market or academic expectations. For further information on Skowhegan, visit skowheganart.org.
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