"BRINK"
June 29, 2006 through September 11, 2006
Curated by:
DAWN GAVIN

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Emerging artists, Judy Stone, Mia Rollow and Anna Whitehead are all recent graduates of the 
Department of Art Honor’s Program at the University of Maryland, College Park.  With an 
inquisitive mind, and a strong material sensibility, each of these artists approach their individual 
subject matter from a unique perspective: 

Judy Stone employs diverse, emotive materials, carefully selected, to create poetically intuitive 
responses to both her immediate personal surroundings and a broader social and political context. 
Stone moves feely between the media she employs (mud, video, thread, bronze) and alternating 
strategies of presentation (installation, multiples, performance). In turn, the work continually 
alternates between transient impermanence and fixity, the ethereal and the physically present. For 
this exhibition the artist has created a series of works on paper that investigates human hair as 
a drawing tool and a metaphor for both strength and vulnerability. 

Exploring organic forms and structures, Mia Rollow’s video work examines microscopic facets 
of nature, that, when magnified, become monumentally, ambiguous landscapes, metamorphosing 
unexpectedly between elemental states. The artist employs ambiguous materials to generate 
rich and sensual environments of colour and surface that evolve through time. These are living, 
unstable terrains whose tenuous membrane respires and blisters, suggesting liminal states and 
subcutaneous interiority. 

Through performance and painting, Anna Whitehead seeks to confront identity and hybridization. 
For this exhibition the artist has chosen to address the urban culture of Brooklyn, presenting 
a disjointed narrative unapologetically cobbled together from fragmented, incongruous parts - 
a conflation of personal narratives and collective experiences. Strung together in a precarious 
net of relationships, it is by their very fragmentation that these images garner their strength. 

All three artists are at the threshold of their professional careers, with all of the potentiality and 
opportunity that that implies; they are at the brink, the limits beyond which something will happen 
or change. 

JUDY STONE
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"Ildeth's pillar"
2006
Paper and thread
Dimensions variable, 
dependent on installation


"Ildeth's pillar"
window installation [detail]


"Ildeth's pillar"
window installation [detail]

MIA ROLLOW
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"To"
2006
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"To"
2006
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"To"
2006
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ANNA WHITEHEAD
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"Consumption,
How Pyrates Brought the Plague"
2006
Mixed media on board
Dimensions variable, 
dependent on installation

"Consumption,
How Pyrates Brought the Plague"
[detail]
"Consumption, How Pyrates Brought the Plague" [detail] "Consumption, How Pyrates Brought the Plague" [detail]