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December 2011

Clemson University in Clemson, SC, Features MFA Works by Tom Schram and Zane Logan

Clemson University in Clemson, SC, will present the exhibit, Spatially Considered, featuring works by Tom Schram and Zane Logan, as their MFA exhibition, on view in Lee Gallery from Dec. 5 - 16, 2011. A reception will be held on Dec. 9, from 6-8pm.

Tom Schram creates installations and large-scale objects. He enjoys using sound and video to highlight relationships with spaces while exploring realms beyond the physical, such as social networks and cultural spaces.

His work in this area was recently recognized internationally when Schram received a 2011 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award.

Schram utilizes found objects, appropriating physical objects as well as video and sound, collecting these raw materials in mass quantities.

Viewers are encouraged to engage in multiple perspectives of environmental relationships by interacting with Schram’s work. He is less concerned with his own message rather than setting up conditions that allow people to navigate and contemplate their own connections to the spaces which they occupy every day.

Zane Logan explores his perception of the landscape with his photographs and video pieces. Working in areas that are interstitial or in a state of transition, he is a keen observer of space during daily routines. Once he locates a space that is appropriate, he creates a video documentation of his interaction with it. These areas are often physical or implied boundaries simultaneously dividing and joining populations and landmarks.

These spaces make up the majority of our landscape, yet go largely unrecognized until they are altered, repurposed, or destroyed. During his negotiation of the space, Logan becomes a willing recipient to the environment’s reciprocal interaction. This allows for examination through means other than the visual and is an attempt to reconcile and expand his visual and cognitive perceptions of the space through physical engagement.

Logan constructs still photographic images as well as videos that attempt to illustrate his newfound understandings of the spaces with which he interacts. These experimental performances and constructed tableaus are offered to the viewer in order to communicate the accumulation of experience, exploration, and reconciliation.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the gallery at 864/656-3883 or visit (www.clemson.edu/caah/leegallery/).


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