Melissa Joy Livermore
Melissa Joy Livermore holds a BFA in Photography from The School of Art at Ball State University and has just returned to Indiana from a year-long residency with Transform Creative in Paris, France. While in residence at PlySpace, she will further explore her personal work that centers around language and communication. She will also work in collaboration with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra to continue of her project 'Deconstruction' where groups of people will be invited to engage in the process of taking apart a piece of untreated canvas, thread by thread, alongside a string quartet as part of the MSO's 4 by 4 at 4: Chamber Concert. The event will be held in the PlySpace Gallery on Sunday, April 22nd at 4 PM. Check our events page for more information.
Nick Witten + Danielle Joy Graves
Nick Witten holds an MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA in Sculpture from Herron School of Art and Design. He is an Adjunct Instructor at Herron and works with Big Car Collaborative. Danielle Joy Graves holds a BFA in Illustration from Herron School of Art and Design. She just completed a permanent installation piece for Big Car Collaborative and performs with Know No Stranger. Nick and Danielle work collaboratively with themes of character appropriation, branding, and other elements from pop culture and entertainment—arranging, distorting, and perversing these elements to create absurd alternate versions of reality. Together, they also run Sugar Space, a contemporary art gallery in Indianapolis. Their time spent with PlySpace will result in the exhibition of new work at Kime Contemporary located on Indianapolis' east side. On April 28th, they will conduct a series of professional practice workshops for young artists at PlySpace. Check our events page for more information.