Structures of Support: Augsburg

Structures of Support

August 18 – October 3, 2015 

Gage Family Art Gallery & Christensen Center Gallery 

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Artist statement:
The Think Tank that has yet to be named is a social practice and artistic research studio. We initiate research, conversations, and actions that explore contemporary sociopolitical issues in the places where we encounter them. Whether physical sites, institutional structures, or social systems, we address these contexts as manifestations of models and metaphors that inescapably impact our lives. We draw on our experience with direct action, participatory design, action research, and community organizing to create generative spaces where strategic questions are invitations to others to consider their relationship to the places, structures, and systems which shape our individual and collective experiences of the world.

Katie Hargrave is a multi-media artist interested in politics, history, mythology, and narrative. Her work elevates stories from popular culture, those hidden in the archives, and the everyday conversations from passersby and participants.
Jeremy Beaudry is a founding member of The Think Tank that has yet to be named. He works in and between the fields of socially-engaged art, design, and education, and has lectured and publicly presented projects in national and international venues. He is an Assistant Professor of Design and Director of the Master of Industrial Design Program at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Meredith Warner is a multidisciplinary artist based in Philadelphia and is a founding member of the Think Tank that has yet to be named. With a background in community organizing and strategic nonviolence, her work is focused on community engagement and the design of tools for conversation.



The concept for Revisionaries first existed as a digital experiment between three artists in the form of Precarious Worlds, a show for the online gallery platform Gallery Gray, in 2011. In this remix, there is a chance to re-contextualize ideas that were first uncovered in the potential space created in the digital show and a chance to inject new ideas through experimentation and collaboration that can only take place in the physical space offered in the gallery.

Exhibition Statement:

As artists, our artworks share an interest in saturation: a tendency towards decoration through pattern, layers of color, information and fragmentation. Angela Zammarelli uses fabric, cardboard, and herself to make sculptural objects and installations. Melissa Wagner-Lawler uses digitally layered text and pattern to create a visceral, delicate surface on the page that takes the form of artists books and works on paper. While, Tim Abel uses printmaking, papermaking, and sewing to make sculptural paperworks that vary in size from the handheld to large-scale installations.

Artist Bios:

Tim Abel is a paper-based artist and community art educator living in Wisconsin.

Melissa Wagner-Lawler is a printmaker and bookmaker who resides and teaches in Milwaukee, WI.

Angela Zammarelli is an artist living in Massachusetts who creates environments with found materials coming from free piles, trash/recycling, and hand me downs.

All three received their MFAs from Minneapolis College of Art and Design.





REVISIONARIES – Tim Abel, Melissa Wagner-Lawler & Angela Zammarelli – May 15 – August 10, 2015

Reception: May 15, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Hours: M – F, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  |  Directions – map

All-Student Juried Show 2015 – Results

All Student Juried Show 20151st Place/Best of Show  ($150 from Wet Paint)

Lindsey Galbraith, The Wind, Book arts, 2015

2nd Place/Award of Excellence ($100 from Blick Art Materials)

Glen Gardner, Portrait, Charcoal on paper, 2015

3rd Place/Merit Award ($75 from Blick Art Materials)

Maggie Royce, What is in a Tree, Paper, 2015

Honorable Mention ($50 from Wet Paint)

Beth Oelfke, Prosperity, Watercolor on paper, 2014

Honorable Mention ($50 from Wet Paint)

Guy Nasby, King Pin, B&W photography, 2015

Honorable Mention ($50 from Wet Paint)

Carina Bragg, Serenity: Nirvana, Paper, 2015

People’s Choice Award ($50 from Blick Art Materials)

Stella Richardson, Joyful Holiday, Mixed-media, 2014