SAIC Alumni Collaborate on Skateboarding-Inspired Installation

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Sebura & Gartelman, "Church" (installation view, John Michael Kohler Arts Center), 2014; plywood, paint, and shoes; 12 by 12 by 12 ft. Courtesy of the artists.

SAIC alumni Jonas Sebura (MFA 2011) and Alex Gartelmann (MFA 2012) have been collaborating since 2009. Their most recent work is an installation currently on view at Clough-Hanson Gallery at Rhode College. The show is part of a series of exhibitions called This Must Be the Place, exploring the connection between place and art. Sebura and Gartelmann’s Church is an ode to skate culture; part half pipe, part chapel. A review in The Commercial Appeal notes, “the wild exuberance of the entire enterprise fills the gallery with undeniable energy, while at the same time conveying a feeling of awesome dignity and solid inevitability.”

Image by Jeffrey Machtig