• Matthew Evan Taylor & Dannielle Tegeder

Dannielle Tegeder and Matthew Evan Taylor: Abstraction + Sounds | Discussion + Performance

June 24, 2017

Carrie Secrist Gallery is pleased to present a special one night musical event June 24th from 4 to 6PM featuring composer Matthew Evan Taylor in conjunction with our current exhibition by Dannielle Tegeder: TURBULENT CONSTELLATIONS.

Please join us for an evening of performance and discussion with current exhibiting artist Dannielle Tegeder and composer Matthew Evan Taylor as they talk about their ongoing collaboration and the reciprocal aesthetics of abstract visual art and sound. The discussion will be moderated by Chicago-based musician and educator, Jeff Abel. There will also be a site-specific performance presented in conjunction with the video installation Spectral Peculiarities for Constellations, currently on view in the gallery.

For the artwork Spectral Peculiarities for Constellations, Taylor has created a 30-second audio piece specific to each of the 77 elements in Tegeder’s drawing installation. Each drawing, or element, acts as a score that Taylor has created and recorded an audio piece for. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, Taylor has composed 10-15 new scores to be added to the cosmology of sounds, which will culminate in a complete library of sound by the final week of the exhibition. The audio will be played in the gallery space along with a screen that will exhibit each drawing as it’s being played.

The exhibition TURBULENT CONSTELLATIONS expands on Dannielle Tegeder’s ever-evolving exploration of the systems that surround us. This exhibition presents a monumental mobile, an installation of over 70 works on paper, a series of large-scale drawings, video animation and sound. As a full body of work, oriented within the gallery space to encourage exploration and interpretation, the integration of formal concepts such as architecture and urban planning manifest through abstraction.

Please click here to preview the video collaboration for Spectral Peculiarities for Constellations.

Dannielle Tegeder lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Recent solo exhibitions include the Montclair Art Museum, NJ and the Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton, NY. Her work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, New York; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Bronx Museum, New York, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY; National Gallery of Design, New York; Henry Art Gallery in Seattle; Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygen, Wisconsin. Her artwork is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the Weatherspoon Museum of Art. Dannielle received a BFA from the State University of New York at Purchase (1994) and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago (1997). She is an Associate Professor of Art at the City University of New York at Lehman College.

Matthew Evan Taylor (born in Boston, lives in Miami) is a performer (saxophone) and composer who is intrigued by four aspects of music; the growth of complex music from a simple idea, the social nature of the art form (especially, as it manifests in improvisation and the audience’s reaction), the evocation of color and atmosphere through sound, and the relationship of dance and music. His music has been premiered in Miami, New York City, San Francisco and Cortona, Italy and performed by the Imani Winds, The Cleveland Orchestra and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Taylor is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Miami, Frost School of Music.

Jeff Abel (moderator) is an interdisciplinary artist, whose work encompasses music, sound art, performance, critical and creative writing, and photography. He has been a writer and editor for numerous publications, and active in the non-profit community. Much of Abell’s work explores issues of gender and identity. His work was included in the Museum of Contemporary Art’s exhibition Art in Chicago, 1945–1995. In 2008 he premiered his lip-synch opera Confusion, completed with the help of an Artist Residency at the Experimental Sound Studio. Abell has been part of the Interdisciplinary Arts Department at Columbia College Chicago since 1981.