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FancyFancy Studios
March 7 – 26, 2020
Opening Reception: March 7, 7-10p
Additional programming TBD

Advance Green is a collaborative installation between Sev and M.E. adapting the gallery space as a field, building upon the shared practice of observing and analyzing evidence of human activity in the creation of functional objects and structures of unknown origin, sometimes seen in peripheral vision.

Sev Coursen is an artist working in multiple media including photography, sculpture, film and video. He attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and completed graduate courses in film history and media analysis at Boston University. His work has been presented in exhibitions and screenings in the US and Europe. Signage, border markers and fragmented shapes of buildings and background structures in transitional zones within the built environments of rural, exurban, industrial and urban landscapes have inspired the content, forms and surface textures in his objects and documentation.

M.E. Laursen, a born 'n raised Texan, is a visual artist, curator, and community organizer living in Austin, TX. Previously the Associate Director & Curator at Pump Project, she now consults and curates independently. Since receiving her BFA in Studio Art at The University of Texas at Austin in 2015, she has focused on leadership development, community engagement and fundraising in various fields. Her experience has reinforced her commitment to advocating for programs and space at the intersection of artists and community. Her work concerns the representation of memory and self in time and space. She uses found materials and detritus of hand-me-downs to influence responses within her body, sometimes documenting the interaction and displaying the residual objects. By associating the pieces together formally, manipulating and reducing them, she is able to understand, appreciate or poke at their symbolism in a changing present.

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