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Contact:
Eric Sloss
412-268-5765

For immediate release:
August 21, 2006

Regina Gouger Miller Gallery Presents Joyce Kozloff Exhibition Aug. 25-Oct. 15

The Regina Gouger Miller Gallery will present an exhibition of various images that address world politics, like "Ottoman Attack on Malta" shown here, in "Joyce Kozloff: Exterior and Interior Cartographies," Aug. 25-Oct. 15.

PITTSBURGH—The Regina Gouger Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University will present an exhibition of various cartography images that address world politics by Joyce Kozloff (A'64). The exhibition, "Joyce Kozloff: Exterior and Interior Cartographies," will run from Aug. 25 through Oct. 15 and will feature drawings, collages, prints, paintings and sculptures. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25. All events and exhibitions at the gallery are free and open to the public.

Kozloff, born in Somerville, N.J., earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from Carnegie Mellon in 1964 and a master of fine arts degree from Columbia University in 1967. She has been active in the women artists' movement since 1970, when she was a founding member of the Heresies publishing collective. For 15 years, Kozloff's art has centered on cartography. She's created representations of old maps, introducing visual and conceptual images that address issues in world politics.

"Joyce Kozloff continues to make a significant impact on contemporary art and culture. Her work is courageous, imaginative, fresh, intelligent and, at times, funny," said Jenny Strayer, director of the Miller Gallery. "We're especially pleased to have the honor of hosting this exhibition highlighting her recent work, including the 'American History' series in its public debut. Kozloff's perspectives on power, politics and place could hardly be more timely."

As part of the exhibition, the gallery will also screen "Disarming Images," a three-channel video documentation focused on the rise of American protests against the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Kozloff is a member of the New York-based collective "Artists Against the War." She worked with fellow artists Ann Messner, Elaine Angelopoulos, Debra Werblud and Carole Ashley, who compiled video footage and still photographs of passionate protest and creative public action from 2001 to 2005.

Kozloff and Messner will talk about "Disarming Images," political unrest and the role of the artist as activist at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 in the gallery. Messner, creative director of the video as well as an adjunct professor at the Pratt Institute, has recently held positions at the Council of Humanities at Princeton University, Amherst College and Harvard University.

A full-color brochure produced by the Miller Gallery will be available at the exhibition. It features an essay by Eleanor Munro, writer, art critic and speaker, whose 1979 book, "Originals: American Women Artists"(reissued in 2000), provided early in-depth interviews with 40 major artists.

From the Miller Gallery, the exhibition will travel to Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where it will appear in abbreviated form from Nov. 2 through Dec. 16.

The Miller Gallery is open from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Visitor parking is available in the East Campus Parking Garage, located on Forbes Avenue just east of the Morewood Avenue intersection. For more information, contact Jenny Strayer at 412-268-3877 or jstrayer@andrew.cmu.edu.

Exhibitions at the Miller Gallery are supported in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; individual sponsors; and the School of Art and College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon.


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