The Hovering Drone by Jimmy Baker and Nathan Tersteeg (Dungeon Thud)
DateJan 25 - Mar 22, 2008
VenueWeston Art Gallery
Susan and Bill Friedlander and Sara M. and Michelle Vance Waddell
Jimmy Baker (Cincinnati, OH) and Nathan Tersteeg (Richmond, VA) reunite as Dungeon Thud with Hairrier: The Hovering Drone in an ambitious installation that combines sound, video and performance staged on an abstracted Harrier Jet complete with spewing artificial hair. Taking full advantage of the public exposure of the street-level exhibition space, this collaborative installation seeks to synthesize the relationship of psychedelic rock to its symbiotic association with war and aggression. A live performance by Dungeon Thud was featured on opening night.
Jimmy Baker is a multimedia artist living and working in Cincinnati. He attended the Columbus College of Art and Design where he earned a bachelor of fine arts in 2002. During his time in Columbus he actively participated in a local artist collective that encompassed political activism and touring in a band. These pursuits fueled his graduate studies at the University of Cincinnati where he earned a master of fine arts in 2004. He has been a participant and curator with the Cincinnati-based artist alternative exhibition space Publico and has collaborated with fellow artist Nathan Tersteeg as Dungeon Thud on installations that incorporate improvisational music performances. He has participated in numerous exhibitions at Cincinnati area venues including Publico, The Artery and Phyllis Weston / Annie Bolling Gallery; and national venues that include Foxy Production Gallery (New York, NY); Roberts and Tilton Gallery (Los Angeles, CA); and Black Floor Gallery (Philadelphia, PA). He currently serves as an adjunct professor at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.
Nathan Tersteeg is a musician and visual artist working in painting and printmaking exploring themes related to consumerism. He earned a bachelor of fine arts in graphic design from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1999 and a master of fine arts in printmaking from the University of Cincinnati in 2004. As a musician he has participated in a number of bands in Richmond, VA, where he formerly lived, including Red Canasta and Fissure Folk. He has exhibited his artwork at ADA Gallery (Richmond, VA), Publico (Cincinnati, OH) and The Artery (Newport, KY).
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