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Irvine Contemporary Group Exhibition Features Works of Three MICA Alumni

Pieces by Adam Fowler '01 (printmaking), Courtney Jordan '06 (Hoffberger School of Painting) and Molly Springfield '00 (post-baccalaureate certificate) in show

Posted 02.13.10 by mica media relations

Courtney Jordan '06, Silo Transformation

Irvine Contemporary in Washington, D.C., presents On/Off the Grid, a curated exhibition of works by artists who work with--and against--the concepts of grids, networks, architecture and abstract systems, Feb. 13-March 20. The artists showcased in this group exhibition include three MICA alumni, Adam Fowler '01 (printmaking), Courtney Jordan '06 (Hoffberger School of Painting) and Molly Springfield '00 (post-baccalaureate certificate), as well as Hasan Elahi, Teo González, Amy Lin, Linn Meyers, Tadashi Moriyama and Yuriko Yamaguchi.

According to Irvine Contemporary, the show plays "on all senses of the metaphor grid ... featur[ing] works that engage with formal systems or embody a critique of moving with, or against, grids, networks, and a priori abstract structures. Being on the grid today can mean being connected, part of the network, plugged into the system, knowable and known to others; off the grid means the opposite, disconnected, isolated, inaccessible, unknowable. Networks and grids have been the main modeling systems for many domains of life--idealized abstractions, information technology, texts, digital media, social organization, political power, complexity theory. On/Off the Grid presents a sampling of ways that artists visualize the significance of grids, networks, and complexity across many artistic mediums."

Irvine Contemporary is located at 1412 14th St. NW. For more information, 202-332-8767 or irvinecontemporary.com.

Image caption: Courtney Jordan '06, Silo Transformation, ink and graphite on Mylar, 2009.