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Opening: FalseFlame - Lindsay Deifik and Nate Ricciuto

  • Pilot Projects 1719 North 5th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19122 United States (map)

FalseFlame: Lindsay Deifik and Nate Ricciuto

February 10, 2018 - March 9, 2018 Opening Reception 7pm February 10, 2018

"The revealing that rules in modern technology is a challenging, which puts to nature the unreasonable demand that it supply energy that can be extracted and stored as such"

-Heidegger The question Concerning Technology, 1954

Pilot+Projects is pleased to announce FalseFlame. This is the second exhibition in an ongoing collaboration between Nate Ricciuto and Lindsay Deifik, working between Columbus, OH and Philadelphia, PA respectively. Working playfully to harmonize their parallel interests in natural phenomena and the apparatuses that constrain them, this process is guided by industrious inquiry and an exercise in material contrasts. The exhibition will feature collaborative sculptures both kinetic and still, incorporating printed media, glass, light, and textiles.

Ricciuto's work constructs and dissects scenarios that posit repurposed materials and unfamiliar spaces as sites of escape and possibility. He merges craft and technology in questioning legacies of resistance and the myths that surround them. Deifik manipulates the language of commerce, architecture, and landscape to create sculptures that relate to psychological spaces, digital realms, and conceptions of the self. Collaboratively these works can function as a foil against the other’s motivations, resulting in a vision that is complementary yet distinct.

Lindsay Deifik Lindsay practices in Philadelphia, where she received her MFA from the Tyler School of Art. She also holds a BFA in Printmaking and Drawing from Washington University in Saint Louis. Lindsay teaches Printmaking and Drawing at West Chester University. She is a former co-director and resident of Front/Space, a 2013 Rauschenberg Seed Grant recipient. She has been an artist in residence at ACRE, the Philadelphia Art Hotel, the Charlotte Street Foundation's Urban Culture Project, and an Apprentice at The Fabric Workshop and Museum.

Nate Ricciuto lives and works in Columbus, OH, where he teaches in the Department of Art at Ohio State University and at Columbus College of Art & Design. He has exhibited at Weston Art Gallery (Cincinnati, OH), S12 Galleri (Bergen, Norway), ICEBOX Project Space (Philadelphia, PA), ROYGBIV (Columbus, OH), and in 2016 begun a series of collaborative projects with Lindsay, which were shown at Kitchen Table Gallery in Philadelphia. Nate earned an MFA from Tyler School of Art and a BFA from Ohio State University. He has been an artist in residence at Pilchuck Glass School and the Creative Glass Center of America, and was the recipient of a 2017 Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council.