Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia Presents Within State Lines II

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia presents Within State Lines II on view through January 8, 2011.

To further MOCA GA’s mission to support contemporary artists from the entire state of Georgia, Director, Annette Cone-Skelton traveled to four cities: Alpharetta, Athens, Augusta, & Savannah, in order to curate an exhibition of artists from those cities, most have never shown at MOCA GA. A number of these artists were recommended by arts leaders in their communities, including Bill Eiland at The Georgia Museum of Art in Athens; Kevin Grogan at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta; and Steven High, at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah.

Installation view of works by Philip Morsberger in Gallery Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

Jennifer Onofrio Fornes is a mixed media artist based out of a primary studio in Augusta, GA. She received her MFA from the University of California and her BFA from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She currently teaches at Augusta State University, where she has also been the recipient of several Faculty Research and Development Grants. A selection of her solo exhibitions to date have been at The Arts Center in St. Petersburg, FL; The Mary Pauline Gallery and The Gertrude Herbert Instiutute of Art in Augusta, GA; and Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art in Kansas City, MO. The work in this exhibition was recently featured as part of a two-person exhibition, “Arabesque” with her mother at the Flaten Art Museum at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.

Stefanie Jackson is an artist working in Athens, GA. She received her BFA from Parsons School of design in 1979 and her MFA from Cornell University in 1988. She currently teaches drawing and painting in the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia. Jackson’s dramatic paintings speak of the hardships of African Americans through her distinctive voice. Her work references European traditions, African American music and literature, surrealism, social issues around race, and her life’s own narrative. Jackson has been the recipient of several individual grants from Georgia Council for the Arts and a Special Projects Grant from the National Endowment of the Arts. In 2002 Jackson became a recipient of the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Award in recognition of her life’s dedication developing artistic goals, regardless of other personal or financial responsibilities.

Marcus Kenney is originally from rural Louisiana, and has lived and worked in Savannah, GA for the last 15 years. He earned a MFA from the Savannah College of Art And Design. Kenney works in many mediums including collage, sculpture, paint, photography and installation. His work has been exhibited in cities all over the world. He has been included in numerous group shows, art fairs, and solo exhibitions including a major ten year survey featuring nearly 50 works. His work rests in many private and public collections throughout the world. Kenney has been featured in numerous publications.

Kwan Young Lee is a painter working in Alpharetta, GA. He received his MFA from California State University in Painting and Drawing, and his BFA from Hong-lk Univeristy in Seoul, Korea. Lee has been included in numerous group exhibitions in throughout California and in Seoul. He paints primarily in black and white, representing individuals through emotionally ambiguous awareness of existence and the uncertainty of life. The scenes depicted are captured as he says, “like aiming my camera at inner perceptions.”

Philip Morsberger is a painter working in Augusta, GA. He has previously held the William S. Morris Eminent Scholar Emeritus in Art, a prestigious appointment at August State University. Other appointment have included Harvard, Dartmouth, and Berkeley, as well as the California College of Arts and Crafts, where he was the President’ Fellow in Painting and Drawing. Morsberger has also had a long association with Oxford University, where he studied in the mid 1950s and subsequently served as the Ruskin Master of Drawing (1971-1984). Morsberger’s work is in major collections on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
MOCA GA was founded in 2000 out of recognition of the relative void in opportunities across Georgia to learn about and view contemporary art, and specifically contemporary art from Georgia artists. The museum opened its doors to the public in February 2002. The mission of MOCA GA is to collect and archive significant contemporary works by artists from the state of Georgia. To place our artists in a global context, the museum’s exhibitions include artists from around the world in addition to Georgia artists. The museum’s programs promote the visual arts by creating a forum for active exchange between artists and the community. MOCA GA fulfills its mission through an active exhibition schedule, a growing permanent collection and the Education/Resource Center, which houses the museum’s historical archive collection. Since its opening MOCA GA has presented 72 solo and group exhibitions focused on excellence of work, explorations of media and issues in contemporary society.

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