Drape Wave: Rick Silva and Jordan Tate
February 6 - 27, 2016
Opening Saturday, February 6, 6-9pm

DRAPE WAVE is a collaborative exhibition by Rick Silva and Jordan Tate that addresses the mutability of the image. Through various surface outputs and rendering processes, the artists explore the malleability of medium and meaning. The works in DRAPE WAVE are fluid, used as entities that obfuscate form while relying on those forms to provide structure. Images gather, fold, drape, and otherwise extend into multiple intersecting dimensions – 2D transferred onto 3D, rendered in 4D, simulated on an ocean wave, seen from a hammock.

Rick Silva (b 1977, São Paulo, Brazil) is an artist whose recent videos, websites and images explore notions of landscape and wilderness in the 21st century. He received an MFA from The University of Colorado in 2007, and has since shown extensively nationally and internationally, with recent solo exhibitions in New York, Dublin, and Copenhagen. Silva's art has been featured in festivals worldwide including Resonate in Belgrade, and Sonar in Spain. His projects have been supported through grants and commissions from organizations such as Rhizome and The Whitney Museum of American Art. He lives in Eugene Oregon where he is an Assistant Professor of Digital Arts at the University of Oregon.

Jordan Tate (b 1981) is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Cincinnati. Tate, a Fulbright Fellow (2008-­2009), has a Bachelor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies from Miami University and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Indiana University. Tate’s work is currently held in collections nationwide, including Rhizome at the New Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, The Bidwell Projects, the Cincinnati Art Museum, The Columbus Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Recent exhibitions of his works include: Denny Gallery, New Shelter Plan, Herron School of Art, PH Gallery (UK), Higher Pictures (NYC), The Photographer Gallery (London, UK), and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland. Tate was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for 2015.