June 2017

Opening: Saturday, June 3 2017 @ 7:00 pm

ROY G BIV Gallery presents work by Jaye Schlesinger and Katherine Cunningham. The work of both artists will be on display June 3–24 at 997 N High St. Hours: 1– 6 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.


Opening Reception: Saturday, June 3, from 7–10 pm

Artists’ Talks and Closing: Saturday, June 24 at 2:30 pm


Jaye Schlesinger will exhibit POSSESSED, a series of nearly 400 small paintings that depict each of her personal possessions. The series began when Schlesinger decided to downsize of her belongings, and is informed by an interest in mindfulness and minimalism. Some paintings show objects that are purely practical, while some show objects that exist for beauty alone. By culling and then dutifully representing each object, Schlesinger raises questions about value, quantity and practicality in regards to the things we own and the reasons we keep them.


Schlesinger is an artist living and working in Ann Arbor MI. She received an MFA in both Medical Illustration, and in Painting at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI). Prior to that, she received her BA in Psychology at Washington University (St. Louis, MO). Schlesinger has exhibited her work in various venues including Gallery Henoch, (New York, NY), Ann Arbor Art Center (Ann Arbor, MI) and Forest Avenue Design Collective (Birmingham, MI). She has recently completed two residences, PLAYA (Summer Lake, OR) and Millay Colony for the Arts (Austerlitz, NY).


Katherine Cunningham will show a selection of photographs from Utopia Remains. The series explores and documents the sites of nineteenth century utopian experiments around Ohio. The work combines photography with text from a primary source about the utopian experiments being represented, as well as information about their demise. Cunningham’s act of preservation earmarks stories that otherwise might be on their way to obscurity. In doing so she contrasts the idealism of a utopian society with the landscapes altered by their downfall.


Cunningham received a BFA in photography from Washington University in St. Louis, with time abroad at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She went on to obtain an MFA in photography from The University of Notre Dame, where she was awarded the Erfroymson Fund Emerging Artist Award. In 2011, she earned an MMus from the Royal Conservatoire in the Hague, the Netherlands having participated in an interdisciplinary program called ArtScience. Her curiosity about the world and passion for art making has lead to diverse experiences, from photographing girls’ schools in Cairo, Egypt to working on augmented reality with the prestigious V2_Institute for the Unstable Media in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Katherine has exhibited and published both nationally and internationally.