June 24 - July 21, 2005
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Artwork in all media by women and men that is expressed in unusual, weird, funny, odd, peculiar, bizarre, wacky, fantastic, grotesque, whimsical, way out and/or in an off the wall way.
Laura Ball, Lauren Simkin Berke, Aaron Bowles, Jennifer Crupi, Bridget Griffith Evans, Madeleine Fix, Jehanne-Marie Gavarini, Gene Greger, Manuel Guerra, David Leitch, Amy Lin, Holly Matthews, C Marie and Max Hovaten, Meridith McNeal, Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette, Laura Shubert, Claire Stringer, Mara Trachtenberg, Bridgette Tritz, Anahita Vossoughi, Wendy Whitesell, Brandy Worsfold
Juror(s): Susan A. Gescheidle
I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to jury Got Quirk?. My personal taste leans toward quiet, quirky, well-crafted work – mostly figurative/narrative paintings and drawings. To have the opportunity to select ‘quirky’ work from all mediums was an enjoyable challenge for me.
When reviewing the submissions for Got Quirk?, I can’t ever quite put my finger on why I’m drawn to a particular work – it is simply a matter of what pieces pulled me in and kept my interest.
Whether in a playful way that made me laugh, such as Mara Trachtenberg’s photograph, "Chicken and Onesie," or in a subtly odd way that quietly lured me in, such as “A Japanese Tradition?” by collaborative artists Maxmarie, I selected work I found intriguing. Sometimes I was struck by work that was remarkably technically proficient. For example with Jennifer Crupi’s, "Posture Gauge Series – Chin," it is apparent the artist spent an enormous amount of time conceptually and in the creation of the work.
I am happy with the overall selection for Got Quirk? I believe the work is, indeed, quirky and then some! - Susan A. Gescheidle