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FSU Alum and Guest Artists: Pottery Barn, an exhibition at the Phyllis Straus Gallery

Published May 29, 2014

***This event has been postponed. A new date will be posted as soon as more information becomes available***

Pottery Barn: an evening exhibition of installation and performance work by four emerging Florida artists will take place at the Phyllis Straus Gallery in the Carnaghi Arts Building. FSU’s Carnaghi Arts Building is located on on Bellevue Way in Tallahassee, Florida.

Light refreshments will be served. The show brings together four young artists with local connections and diverse trajectories.

Pottery BarnAmanda Kirchen is an artist and musician born in Panama currently residing and working in Tallahassee, FL. She uses various mediums such as film, paint, sound, trash, and space to bring small worlds to life for the audience. The work she enjoys deals with reoccurring themes of loneliness, unrequited love, disappointment, and nostalgia. She plans to go to trade school this fall to pursue welding in the hopes of creating a bigger experience through her work.

Abigail Lucien’s background directly influences her work as an artist. With an American mother and Haitian father, Lucien spent her earliest years in Cap-Haitien, Haiti before settling with her mother and two elder sisters in a small town on the East Coast of Northern Florida. Her work explores hybrid techniques of traditional and non-traditional printmaking, occasionally calling on both installation and performance, and has shown in places both locally and nationally. Lucien earned her BFA from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida and will begin working towards her MFA in Printmaking at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in the fall of 2014.

Kevin Mahoney is an interdisciplinary artist living in St. Augustine, FL. He recently graduated from Flagler College with a degree in Fine Art. His work has been displayed at local galleries and in several shows hosted by Float Collective. Using chance-based processes and found materials, he attempts to discover inherent poetic meaning in nostalgic objects and images.

Barrett White is a writer and performance artist currently based in Tallahassee, FL. He is the author of TON (Spirit Cat, 2014). Other work has appeared in or is forthcoming from HTMLGIANT, 3AM, Metazen, and Emergency Index. His multimedia works explore the relationship between text and performance, incorporating found language, decayed objects, and abject events.

Pottery Barn with installation and performance work by Amanda Kirchen, Abigail Lucien, Kevin Mahoney, Barrett White

at the Phyllis Straus Gallery
Florida State University’s Carnaghi Arts Building
Free to the public