Jonas Criscoe, David Frohlich, Caitlin Warner
On View: May 24, 2013 – July 3, 2013
This was the tenth anniversary of the Jerome Foundation’s generous support! Thanks to their funding of the program, Highpoint provided artists Jonas Criscoe, David Frohlich, and Caitlin Warner nine months of access to Highpoint’s printmaking facilities, as well as technical support, critiques with local artists and curators, and the opportunity to work in a studio environment that encourages experimentation and growth. Their exhibition featured screenprints, mixed media collages, repurposed vending machines, and numerous other art objects created at Highpoint during the artists’ residency.
In his densely layered screenprints and mixed media collages, Jonas Criscoe explores the alteration of the environment by our society and the power of nature to reclaim. He calls the patina and age of the resulting surfaces “interpretations of an oxymoron—a beautiful detritus.” A native of Austin, Texas, Criscoe received his BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, and his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008.
Through a variety of approaches, David Frohlich has made various items that hang, lay, or sit uncomfortably against, among, amuck, or along–things like indents, window clings, screenprints, monoprints, fingerprints, footprints, squeegee passes, roller-overs, dips and dives. Frohlich is from North Dakota, he received his BFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2010.
By creating multiples to be distributed from repurposed vending machines, Caitlin Warner explores her interest in the trivial, ordinary, and everyday, comparing the precious to the paltry. The art objects that will be dispensed by the machines include miniature screenprints, books and parcel boxes that contain secrets. Warner, a native Minnesotan, received her BFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2012.
A special thank you to jurors Liz Armstrong, Assistant Director for Exhibitions & Programs and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and Bud Shark, Master Printer and Founder of Colorado-based print publisher Shark’s Ink.