IUP’s Kipp Gallery will host an exhibition, Imminent and Delicious, by Satan’s Camaro, the artist collaborative team of Lenore Thomas and Justin Strom, October 13 through November 13, 2009.
The artists will also present a lecture on October 15 at 5:00 p.m. in Susan Snell Delaney Hall, followed by a reception in Kipp Gallery at 6:00 p.m.
The lecture and reception are free and open to the community. Kipp Gallery, on the first floor of IUP’s Sprowls Hall, along Eleventh Street, is open from noon to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. There is no admission charge.
“The goal of our collaboration is to approach and create artwork in a way that is outside of our individual work,” the artists said. “Collaboration requires all parties involved to see things in new ways, to both compromise and push the bounds of the creators and the artwork. The pieces we create combine our individual ideas and aesthetics to make work that, at its most basic, involves opposites. The work also reflects our interest to create characters out of the machines and the drips and to force them into a relationship with each other.”
Thomas, an assistant professor of printmaking at the University of Pittsburgh, received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally and can currently be seen at Markel Fine Arts in New York City, Garson Baker Fine Arts in New York City, and Fresh Paint in Los Angeles.
She is a member of No Fun, an artist collective originally based out of Madison. She is also the codirector of Red Rocket Gallery, a virtual gallery space focused on showing the work of emerging artists.
Strom is a mixed media print artist. He is an assistant professor of printmaking and digital imaging at the University of Maryland-College Park.
Strom received a Master of Fine Arts degree in studio art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003 and a bachelor’s degree in painting at Columbia College in Columbia, Mo., in 1998.
He has worked as an assistant printer at Highpoint Editions in Minneapolis, Minn., and production assistant at Tandem Press in Madison, Wis.