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Antioch College’s Herndon Gallery to present Tossed & Found

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio—August 22, 2013— The Herndon Gallery at Antioch College is pleased to announce the opening of its newest exhibition, titled Tossed and Found: Mining the Material Stream, presenting the work of artists who, through the manipulation of discarded matter, reveal its intrinsic qualities while transcending its aesthetic and cultural boundaries.

The exhibition opening will take place on Friday, September 6, 2013, with an opening reception at 7:00 p.m., and an artist talk at 8:00 p.m.  The exhibition will continue through November 15, 2013.

Tossed & Found will feature artists Curtis Goldstein, a recent MFA graduate from the University of Cincinnati and Antioch College summer artist in residence, and Doug Calisch, professor of art and department chair at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana.   

Both Calisch and Goldstein begin their art-making process as scavengers. The repository of their potential resources differ somewhat; Calisch searches for old tools, architectural elements, scientific illustrations, and natural artifacts in abandoned buildings and junk stores. Goldstein explores post-consumer waste streams for objects “stripped of glamour, mystique, and marketing strategies.”   

The artists assemble these objects into new configurations that are driven by distinctively different sensibilities.  Yet both approach the work as cultural archeologists and as critics of a society that hastens object and material obsolescence as a matter of course.

Selected work from Antioch students participating in a class titled, The Ends of Trash, taught by Goldstein, will also be featured in the exhibition. In the course, students study the history of trash, contemporary waste treatment methods, and use discarded materials like paper and plastics to create evocative artistic objects.

The gallery will celebrate the closing of the exhibition on November 15, 2013, with a dialogue between Calisch and Goldstein about their art practices. The closing reception and artist dialogue will begin at 7:30 p.m.  All events are free and open to the public.  

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  The gallery will be closed for quarter break the week of September 23, 2013.  For more information, please contact Dennie Eagleson, creative director of the Herndon Gallery, at or call 937-768-6468.


About Antioch College

Antioch College is a small, liberal arts institution located on a historical campus in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The College has an inspiring mission and a proud history of educating leaders and contributors to our society, including Nobel Laureates, Fulbright Scholars, MacArthur Fellows, notables in arts and culture, the sciences, the public sector, and business. Our innovative baccalaureate program integrates rigorous classroom learning with full-time work and community engagement. Commitments to social justice, sustainability, and global issues are important components of the Antioch College experience. A low student–faculty ratio provides Antioch College students with personal attention from professors who have a strong commitment to teaching. Originally founded in 1850, Antioch College is authorized by the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents to grant the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.

Nicole Wroten
Assistant Director of Communications