January 23 - February 28, 2016, Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA
MAXIMUM MINIMUM IN UNUM features artists whose work eludes maximalist or minimalist classification. They probe or collapse extremes, whether ideological or aesthetic. Multiple dualities run parallel or intersect in their practices.
Is there is such a thing as exuberant austerity or tempered profusion? Artists may answer this question through their rejection of the either/or paradigm; they may choose to have it both ways, with the expansive meeting the reductive and indulgence embracing restraint.
Co-curators Josh Reiman and Susanne Slavick selected works in which these seemingly opposing qualities — both separately and together — coalesce.
Participating artists, all alumni of the Carnegie Mellon School of Art include: Ben Bigelow, Felipe Castelblanco, Peter Coffin, Ron Desmett, Maggie Haas, Institute for New Feeling (Scott Andrew, Agnes Bolt and Nina Sarnelle), Laleh Mehran, Shana Moulton, Zak Prekop, Paul Rouphail, Diane Samuels, Carrie Schneider, Jina Valentine, Rebecca Vaughan, and Gregory Witt.