Burning the Wheel of the Year was a group exhibition organized by Species for Hi-Lo Press in Atlanta, GA. The show opened on August 27th and included the work of ten artists from around the US. On September 22nd, all of the work from the exhibition was burned in a ritual bonfire celebrating the Fall Equinox, featuring a performance by Erik Thurmond
Sarah M. Rodriguez (b.1984, Honolulu, HI) is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. She received her MFA at UCLA in New Genres in 2014 and was awarded a Shandaken Fellowship in 2016. Solo exhibitions: Species (Atlanta), Commonwealth and Council (Los Angeles), and Important Projects (Oakland). Group exhibitions: Hester (NYC), MOCA (Los Angeles), and Paule Anglim (San Francisco).
Antonia Kuo (b. 1987, New York, NY) received an MFA from Yale University, a BFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University, and a one-year certificate from the School of the International Center of Photography under the Alan L. Model Grant. She has exhibited and performed internationally at the Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA PS1, CHART Gallery, Eyebeam, Microscope Gallery, Pioneer Works, and the Knockdown Center in New York; the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal in Montreal; the Condo and West Bund Art Fairs in Shanghai, among others.
Caleb Jamel Brown (b.1993) is a multidisciplinary artist and plumber from Atlanta, GA. His work examines themes of black labor & leisure in the south, craft traditions, our relationship to clothing/Textiles, and overlapping psychological states. Utilization of abstraction and vernacular as the foundation for larger cultural narratives is at the core of his practice. Caleb is a 2022 Working Artist Project recipient and a Mint Leap Year Fellow 2020. He holds a BFA from Valdosta State University and has participated in residencies throughout the United States and abroad including Shandaken: StormKing, New Windsor, NY; Mass MOCA; PATA, Lodz, Poland; Proyecto Ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Coleman Arts Center, York, Al; Aviario, Portugal.
Danielle Brutto is a multimedia artist from Atlanta, GA. She received her BFA from Parsons the New School for Design in New York, NY in 2011. After graduating, Brutto returned to Atlanta, Georgia where she has participated in various projects and collaborations spanning the local visual arts and music communities.Their work is born from their experience of being Narcoleptic and consequentially, their relationship to sleep. Emerging topics include the synergy between the conscious, subconscious and unconscious, lucid dreaming, blurred lines of reality, the language of dreams, archetypal wisdom and the esoteric.
Estefania Puerta's work is made up of a wide range of materials to form new poetics of transformation and translation. This inquiry has led to questions around what is considered natural or alien and what we identify as foreign or familiar; comforting or threatening. Puerta received her MFA from Yale School of Art and currently lives and works in Vermont.
geetha thurairajah (Waterloo, ON, Canada) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. thurairajah holds a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, CA, and is participating in the MFA program at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Exhibitions include “At Land”, Foxy Production, New York, NY (2022); “nonplussed+,” Jack Barrett, New York, NY (solo)(2021); “Halycon on and on”, Franz Kaka, Toronto, ON (2021); “Suspended Disbelief”, Arsenal Contemporary, Toronto, ON (2021); “Soothsay” with Gabi Dao, Unit 17, Vancouver, BC, Canada; “Ozone Gleaners” with Tiziana La Melia, Projet Pangee, Montreal, QC, Canada (both 2020); “Migration is more momentous than ancient invasions,” Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON, Canada (solo)(2019); and An Assembly of Shapes, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON, Canada (2018).
Mark Rodriguez is an artist based in northern New Mexico.
Max Guy lives in Chicago. Guy works with paper, video, performance, assemblage and installation. He uses fast, ergonomic ways to make poetry of the world, filtering it through personal effects. Guy received his BFA in 2011 from Maryland Institute College of Art and his MFA in 2016 from Northwestern University. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Krannert Museum of Art (Urbana-Champaign); MCA Chicago, Prairie Gallery, Produce Model, and Chicago Cultural Center (Chicago); Malmö Museum of Art (Malmo, Sweden); CAVE (Detroit); and Galeria Federico Vavassori (Milan, Italy).
Sam Shoemaker (b. 1991, Orlando, FL) is an interdisciplinary artist and mycologist based in Los Angeles, CA. After receiving an MFA from Yale University (sculpture) in 2020, Shoemaker created Myco Myco, a studio and laboratory dedicated to mushroom cultivation, citizen science, and experimental mycology. His work has been exhibited at venues including Lubov in New York, NY; the Armory Center for the Arts, Harkawik, Vielmetter, and OCHI in Los Angeles, CA; and the Kunstverein Letschebach and Espace Nalon, both in Germany.
Scott Keightley was Born in 1987 in Boston, and lives and works in Atlanta. Keightley’s work has been shown in group exhibitions at Primetime, Brooklyn NY; Terminal Projects, Brooklyn NY; Gordillo-Scudder, Brooklyn, NY; 247365, New York, NY; Bureau, New York, NY; X-Initiative, New York, NY; Yvon Lambert, Paris, France; La Kage, Brooklyn, NY; Redbull Studios, New York, NY; University Art Museum, UAlbany, and has had solo exhibitions at Primetime, Brooklyn, NY; Recess Art, New York, NY; Lanas, Brooklyn, NY; 247365, New York, NY; and Metropolitan Structures, Baltimore, MD. He has been curating and organizing art shows for over a decade; the latest iterations are Baba Yaga in Hudson, NY (2018-2022,) and Violet’s Cafe, (with Violet Dennison and Graham Hamilton, Brooklyn NY, 2013-2016.)