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Melissa E. Feldman
Currently the Director of the Neddy Artists Award at Cornish College of the Arts, Melissa E. Feldman is a Seattle-based independent curator and writer, and is a frequent contributor to Art in America, Frieze, Third Text, and Aperture, among other publications. Her recent exhibitions include Another Minimalism: Art after California Light and Space (2015), The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Dance Rehearsal: Karen Kilimnik’s World of Ballet and Theatre (2012), organized by the Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, which travelled to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, Afterglow: Rethinking California Light and Space Art (2010), Wiegand Gallery, Notre Dame de Namur University Art Gallery, Belmont, CA, and the Hearst Art Gallery at St. Mary’s College, Walnut Creek, CA, and Sampler: Textiles at Creative Growth (2007) at Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland. Feldman has taught at the Cornish College of the Arts, California College of Art, the San Francisco Art Institute, and Goldsmith’s College, London, and is credited with organizing the first monographic exhibitions in America for Kilimnik, Martin Kippenberger, and Hiroshi Sugimoto in the early 1990s as a curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.
Melissa E. Feldman, curator of the exhibition Push Play on view at The College of Wooster Art Museum through March 6, 2015, will present a talk titled Playing in the Expanded Field: Art, Activism, and Games.read more »
Push Play will make its exhibition debut at Arcadia University Art Gallery in Glenside, PA this spring.read more »
Push Play explores the work of artists who borrow from play and games to reveal social, philosophical, and cultural issues. From playfulness, to mathematical strategy, the artists have mined the significance of games, reinventing them to create experiences that often involve the viewer and reflect on the nature of participation in art.read more »