Exhibition

St. Broxville Wood: Into the Thicket

Exhibition Dates: 
January 21, 2020 to December 13, 2020
St. Broxville Wood: Into the Thicket
St. Broxville Wood: Into the Thicket

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in order to help control any possible spread, both the Kellogg University Art Gallery and the Don B. Huntley Gallery will be closed until further notice.

We look forward to opening our doors again as soon as possible.

Check out our Health and Safety Update here.

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Nature can at once be beautiful and dangerous, gorgeously sublime, uncompromising and inconstant. With one hand it provides us with oxygen, water and food, and with the other it drowns us, eats us and wipes us away with disease.

St. Broxville Wood: Into the Thicket  is an immersive, interactive installation by Jennifer Gunlock, Hilary Norcliffe, and Katie Stubblefield that evokes many of Nature’s unpredictable behaviors and dwells on our human response: from awe, celebration and song or story-creation, to domestication, callous disrespect and destruction. The artists' work further includes collaborative assembled sculpture and works on paper combined with wood elements, found object, ceramic and video projection installation, constructed interactive and instrumental sound installations.

St. Broxville—a fictional amalgam of the artists’ cities of birth—is a swamp, a forest, or a surreal setting for fractured memories, prophecies or visions. In this exhibition each artist explores her own complex attitudes towards the forces of Nature, bringing contemporary methods, curiosity and whimsy to her work with one of Nature’s most valuable, age-old gifts: Wood.

Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made.  - Immanuel Kant, 1784

In honor of March 2020's Women's Month, this show features a three-woman collaborative exhibition dedicated to nature, humankind's interaction with the environment, and nature's response.

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Artist Biographies:

J. Gunlock

Based in Long Beach, CA, Jennifer Gunlock is a traveler who imbeds her wanderings into the artmaking process. With an attraction to crevices, old growth and decay, she photographically collects imagery such as the gnarled oaks and cemetery crypts of New Orleans, lichen-covered slate rock cliffs of Pennsylvania, and the beautifully decaying Beaux-Arts and Art Deco buildings of Los Angeles, to later deconstruct and assign new meaning in the studio.

Gunlock has earned a BA in Fine Art at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 1998 and an MFA at California State University, Long Beach in 2003. She has exhibited nationally and in local venues such as Sturt Haaga Gallery at Descanso Gardens, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Launch LA, and Angels Gate Cultural Center. She has been Artist in Residence at Playa in Summer Lake, Oregon; Shoebox Projects in Los Angeles; Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in Saratoga, Wyoming; and at the Pajama Factory in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. In 2014- 15 Gunlock participated in in “Fires of Change,” an NEA-funded collaboration between artists and scientists, to translate the social and ecological issues surrounding wildfire in the Southwest. Following a fire science bootcamp in the Grand Canyon, and a year to complete a project, a group exhibition opened at Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff, Arizona in September 2015 and traveled to the University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson and 516 Arts in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

H. Norcliffe Portrait

Hilary Norcliffe was born in England, raised in Canada, and has lived for many years now in Long Beach, California. She holds a BA in Psychology from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and received her MFA in Visual Arts from California State University Long Beach in 2002 in Drawing/Intermedia. There she was named Outstanding Graduate for the College of the Arts for her interdisciplinary work weaving visual arts with theatre, music and dance.

Norcliffe currently teaches art at CSULB and Coastline Community College, and likes to make art a lifestyle while she raises her daughter. She is particularly interested in opportunities to break down the boundaries between art and “life”: most recently she has been exploring the world of children’s picture books and creating wood- sculptural installations combined with found object, that sometimes double as interactive musical instruments, and/or tell quirky narratives about life with irony, whimsy and humor.

K. Stubblefield Portrait

Katie Stubblefield lives and works in the Los Angeles area. She received her BFA from Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, and an MFA from California State University, Long Beach in 2001.Her works have been included in several group exhibitions including CSU Main Gallery, San Louis Obispo Museum of Art, Jamie Brooks Fine Art and POST Gallery. Stubblefield has received an Individual Artists Fellowship and microgrant in support of both her two- and three-dimensional works from the Long Beach Arts Council. She is part-time faculty at Coastline Community College, Newport Beach.

Stubblefield’s new wood cut prints, oil paintings, sculptures, and sight-specific installed projects explore order, chaos, and entropy. Her color-soaked oil paintings and value-based prints take visual cues from the natural resources used to complete her sculptural works and installed projects. Salvaged trees, rebar, concrete, discarded clothes, deconstructed architecture and disused vehicle parts are examples of the artist’s working materials that are interwoven, tangled and refigured in space. Stubblefield’s imagery is informed by site visits, forensic photography, first-hand accounts and evidence of changed/damaged/evolving environments.

 

Soft Opening (for on-campus): Tues., Jan. 21, 4-8pm

Opening Reception (public): Sat., Feb. 1, 2-5pm; Artist Talk: 4:00pm

Closing Reception | Artist Q&A: Tues., Mar. 24, 11:30am-1:30pm [CANCELLED]

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June 30, 2020

12:00 PM / 1121

The exhibition St. Broxville Wood: Into the Thicket opened at the Kellogg Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona in January of 2020, and was entombed therein when the school closed its campus in March due to the Covid19 pandemic. The show contains collage, prints, assemblage, sculpture, installation, and interactive musical instruments created by artists Jennifer Gunlock, Hilary Norcliffe and Katie Stubblefield. The work is conceptually rooted in an investigation of trees and wood in relation to humankind. The premise behind this video is that St. Broxville Wood continues to be aware of itself while the gallery doors are closed, and that each piece has been communicating with the others.

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March 17, 2020

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM / 1121

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in order to help control any possible spread, both the Kellogg University Art Gallery and the Don B. Huntley Gallery will be closed until further notice.

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February 1, 2020

2:00 PM / 1121

In honor of March 2020's Women's Month, this show features a three-woman collaborative exhibition dedicated to nature, humankind's interaction with the environment, and nature's response.

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM / 1121

Please join us during the opening reception on Saturday, February 1, from 2pm to 5pm! There will also be artist remarks at 4:00pm during the reception.

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Opening Reception

About

Nature can at once be beautiful and dangerous, gorgeously sublime, uncompromising and inconstant. With one hand it provides us with oxygen, water and food, and with the other it drowns us, eats us and wipes us away with disease.

St. Broxville Wood: Into the Thicket  is an immersive, interactive installation by Jennifer Gunlock, Hilary Norcliffe, and Katie Stubblefield that evokes many of Nature’s unpredictable behaviors and dwells on our human response: from awe, celebration and song or story-creation, to domestication, callous disrespect and destruction. The artists' work further includes collaborative assembled sculpture and works on paper combined with wood elements, found object, ceramic and video projection installation, constructed interactive and instrumental sound installations.

St. Broxville—a fictional amalgam of the artists’ cities of birth—is a swamp, a forest, or a surreal setting for fractured memories, prophecies or visions. In this exhibition each artist explores her own complex attitudes towards the forces of Nature, bringing contemporary methods, curiosity and whimsy to her work with one of Nature’s most valuable, age-old gifts: Wood.

Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made.  - Immanuel Kant, 1784

In honor of March 2020's Women's Month, this show features a three-woman collaborative exhibition dedicated to nature, humankind's interaction with the environment, and nature's response.

 

January 21, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM / 1121

Soft Opening Day

Soft Opening (for on-campus)

The Kellogg Gallery welcomes the public for the exhibition opening day of St. Bronxville Wood: Into the Thicket  on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 4-8pm.

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About

Nature can at once be beautiful and dangerous, gorgeously sublime, uncompromising and inconstant. With one hand it provides us with oxygen, water and food, and with the other it drowns us, eats us and wipes us away with disease.

St. Broxville Wood: Into the Thicket  is an immersive, interactive installation by Jennifer Gunlock, Hilary Norcliffe, and Katie Stubblefield that evokes many of Nature’s unpredictable behaviors and dwells on our human response: from awe, celebration and song or story-creation, to domestication, callous disrespect and destruction. The artists' work further includes collaborative assembled sculpture and works on paper combined with wood elements, found object, ceramic and video projection installation, constructed interactive and instrumental sound installations.

St. Broxville—a fictional amalgam of the artists’ cities of birth—is a swamp, a forest, or a surreal setting for fractured memories, prophecies or visions. In this exhibition each artist explores her own complex attitudes towards the forces of Nature, bringing contemporary methods, curiosity and whimsy to her work with one of Nature’s most valuable, age-old gifts: Wood.

Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made.  - Immanuel Kant, 1784

In honor of March 2020's Women's Month, this show features a three-woman collaborative exhibition dedicated to nature, humankind's interaction with the environment, and nature's response.

 

Habitat #2 (View from the Hills), 2018
Toil and Trouble
Root Eater
Rapunzel’s Rake
Target Practice 1,2,3
Target Practice 1,2,3
The Taking Tree
Three Trees Stories series
Outback
Lurch
The Unsuspecting Visitor series
The Unsuspecting Visitor series
Upward Mobility
Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum
Motherlode
Lost (Bread Crumbs)
Time-In Chair
Time-In Chair
Brambles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Smokestack
Building Boom: Roosting Site #1
Building Boom: Roosting Site #2
Building Boom: Roosting Site #3
Drawer-o-phone
Red Flag Warning
Urban Planning
Thicket series
Dulcimer Grill
HWYL
Brambles 8
Tree Ring series
Brambles 7
Microburst
House
Two-Faced Tree Troll
River Run – Expecto Patronus and Nest
Wicked Witch of the West Goes Deep Tree Diving
Broxville 1
Twister
Jennifer Gunlock
Toil and Trouble
Hilary Norcliffe
Root Eater
Hilary Norcliffe
Rapunzel’s Rake
Hilary Norcliffe
Target Practice 1,2,3
Katie Stubblefield
Katie Stubblefield
Target Practice 1,2,3
Katie Stubblefield
Hilary Norcliffe
The Taking Tree
Hilary Norcliffe
Three Trees Stories series
Hilary Norcliffe
Outback
Jennifer Gunlock
Lurch
Katie Stubblefield
The Unsuspecting Visitor series
Katie Stubblefield
Upward Mobility
Jennifer Gunlock
Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum
Hilary Norcliffe
Motherlode
Jennifer Gunlock
Lost (Bread Crumbs)
Hilary Norcliffe
Time-In Chair
Hilary Norcliffe
Time-In Chair
Jennifer Gunlock
Brambles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Katie Stubblefield
Smokestack
Jennifer Gunlock
Hilary Norcliffe
Drawer-o-phone
Hilary Norcliffe
Red Flag Warning
Jennifer Gunlock
Katie Stubblefield
Urban Planning
Jennifer Gunlock
Thicket series
Katie Stubblefield
Hilary Norcliffe
Dulcimer Grill
Hilary Norcliffe
HWYL
Hilary Norcliffe
Brambles 8
Katie Stubblefield
Tree Ring series
Katie Stubblefield
Brambles 7
Katie Stubblefield
Microburst
Katie Stubblefield
House
Hilary Norcliffe
Two-Faced Tree Troll
Hilary Norcliffe
River Run – Expecto Patronus and Nest
Hilary Norcliffe, Katie Stubblefield
Broxville 1
Katie Stubblefield
Twister
Katie Stubblefield