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The Gallery is No Place for Artists exhibition runs Aug. 23–27

Who
Matthew Mosher is an MFA intermedia candidate in the ASU Herberger Institute School of Art.

Digital graphic of The Gallery Is No Place For Artists exhibition, which runs Aug. 23–27 in the Step Gallery on the ASU Tempe campus. Photo by Matthew Mosher

What
The ASU Herberger Institute School of Art presents Matthew Mosher’s conceptual solo exhibition, The Gallery is No Place for Artists, Aug. 23–27.

Hosted in the school’s Step Gallery, Mosher’s installation challenges the role of the traditional commercial gallery. In his first solo exhibition at ASU, Mosher boarded up the glass façade of the Step Gallery, leaving only a small peephole, through which viewers can view the space. Mosher’s exhibition illustrates recent evolutions in art making and art marketing. As artists push deeper into the digital age, using techniques like projection, performance, audio, and the Internet, Mosher feels their work seems to grow harder to sell by traditional galleries. He believes that artists need to continue adapting to a changing world and challenge galleries to develop strategies for selling work that is less and less tangible.

Where
ASU School of Art Step Gallery, Tempe Center, Suite 174
The center is located on the northeast corner of 10th Street and University Drive. For more information, visithttp://herbergerinstitute.asu.edu/events/, or call 480.965.7044.

When
Aug. 23–27, Monday – Thursday, noon–5 p.m.; Fri., noon–3 p.m. Closed weekends and major holidays.
Opening reception, Aug. 24, 6–8 p.m.

Cost
The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.

Public Contact
Matthew Mosher
MFA intermedia candidate 
ASU Herberger Institute 
School of Art
617.755.4474
matthew@matthewmosher.us

The School of Art is a division of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Its printmaking, photography and art education programs are nationally ranked in the top 10, and its Master of Fine Arts program is ranked eighth among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. The school includes four student galleries for solo and group shows by graduate and undergraduate art and photography students: Gallery 100, Harry Wood, Northlight and Step. To learn more about the School of Art, visit art.asu.edu.

Media Contact:
Ryan Peter Miller
Gallery Coordinator
ASU Herberger Institute
School of Art
678.637.4942
rpmille2@asu.edu