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Contact:
Eric Sloss
412-268-5765

For immediate release:
January 6, 2005

Carnegie Mellon's Regina Gouger Miller Gallery Begins New Year with Three Exhibitions January 14 - March 13

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's Regina Gouger Miller Gallery will have three exhibitions on view January 14 March 13, 2005: "Point of View: An Anthology of the Moving Image," "Michal Rovner: Recent Work" and "Ice Cream Social: David Robbins."

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m Friday, Jan. 14. The Regina Gouger Miller Gallery is free and open to the public.

"Point of View: An Anthology of the Moving Image," features 11 acclaimed artists from all over the world. For this exhibition, each artist created a five-minute long DVD. The viewers can make selections from the DVD menu to either see the artwork on a loop, read the artist's biography, see additional images by the artist or watch an interview with the artist in one of six languages. Artists featured in this exhibition include: Francis Alys (Belgium), David Claerbout (Belgium), Douglas Gordon (Scotland), Gary Hill (United States), Pierre Huyghe (France), Joan Jonas (United States), Isaac Julien (England), William Kentridge (South Africa), Paul McCarthy (United States), Pipilotti Rist (Switzerland) and Anri Sala (Albania). Producers of this exhibition are Bick Productions and New Museum of Contemporary Art.

Israeli artist Michal Rovner's work has been the subject of more than 40 solo exhibitions, including shows at the Art Institute of Chicago and Whitney Museum of American Art. Rovner's work was also featured at the Israeli Pavilion at the 2003 Venice Biennial. Her large body of work includes photography, video and film, as well as works on paper and canvas.

David Robbins began his series of "Ice Cream Socials" in 1993. Since then, Robbins's "Ice Cream Social" has evolved to include live performance, visual artwork, a novella, a television show and a feature movie script. Robbins says, "An ice cream social is an occasion for members of a community (however that community chooses to define itself) to temporarily put aside their labor, gathering, enjoy confectionery refreshments, relax with friends and perhaps initiate new friendships. My Ice Cream Socials do all this while adding a layer of something else—something self-reflective, consciously thematic and metaphorical." The gallery exhibition will feature a version of "Ice Cream Social" along with documentation of past projects.

The Regina Gouger Miller Gallery opened in January 2000 with the mission to support the creation, growth and understanding of contemporary art through exhibitions, projects, events and publications. The gallery aspires to engage diverse audiences, to create and strengthen communities through art, and to stimulate, provoke and encourage contemplation of the visual arts of our times.

It is located in the Purnell Center for the Arts on Carnegie Mellon's campus. For more information about the Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, visit www.cmu.edu/millergallery or contact Jenny Strayer at 412-268-3877 or jstrayer@andrew.cmu.edu. For any other information, please contact Eric Sloss at 412-268-5765 or ecs@andrew.cmu.edu.

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