Some zombies stayed home last night and did nothing... A site specific installation by Stephen Hendee

The following information about this past Turchin Center exhibition is kept here for archival purposes only. This exhibition is not currently on display. View current and upcoming exhibitions.

Friday, August 5, 2005
Saturday, November 19, 2005
Gallery A

Some zombines stayed home last night and did nothing... (details) by Stephen Hendee (2005).

Hendee's exhibit is a site-specific installation sculpture that was designed with the building plans for reference. He worked within a framework of ideas, but with very few preconceived, specific designs. His installation will depict an environmental scene describing a graveyard. Hendee describes his project as "aesthetic accumulations of western pediment/crypt structures and eastern high-density cemeteries." The project's title introduces humor, but also speaks to the eeriness often associated with memorial sites. This work will investigate the process of accumulation of man-made architectural forms related to monuments. It will affect the visitor's experience through the added layer of his personal and societal contexts associated with memorializing our ancestors.

Stephen Hendee was born in Santa Monica, California in 1968, and currently lives and works in Las Vegas, Nevada. He received his MFA from Stanford University in 1993, and his BFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 1990. He has received numerous awards, including: the Headlands Center for the Arts, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, the Elizabeth Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Kirin Contemporary Award of Japan, and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation. His work has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions. The list of venues that have presented his work includes major institutions such as the Birmingham Museum of Art - Alabama, the New Museum - New York, and the Whitney Museum at Phillip Morris Gallery - New York.

Hendee and artist Julianne Swartz will create their installations during the first of a two-part residency at Appalachian State University. The artists will complete the second part of their residency on Saturday, November 5, when they will serve as keynote speakers for the Tri-State Sculptor's Conference, participate in a discussion session, and then will answer questions regarding their work. The artist residencies and season of sculpture exhibitions are supported by a generous grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

This project is made possible by a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. This project received support from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts.


To view images of the exhibition please visit our Installation Album on Flickr

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