Wednesday, February 20 @ 5 – 6:15p
2650 Humanities Building 2nd Floor, 455 N Park St
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
As Myers Berg Studios, Tim Berg and Rebekah Myers’ objective is to distill the stereotypical perceptions and associations within our culture into visually compelling objects, sculptures and installations. Whether creating an installation describing the impending doom of the dinosaurs or a valise filled with gold lucky charms, their iconography is drawn from the animals, objects and/or situations that operate as commonplace tropes within our culture. They take these generic stand-ins and invest them with multiple meanings through humorous allusions. The aesthetic decisions they make are informed by the consumer culture they inhabit and their desire to create ultra-smooth forms and high gloss finishes that seduce the viewer. Although each individual piece they create may be understood on it’s own terms, the pieces within each exhibition reinforce one another and manifest connections, which make the whole greater than the sum of its parts.
Tim Berg and Rebekah Myers are a studio art collaborative based in Claremont, California. Berg and Myers have participated in multiple solo exhibitions including On the Bright Side… at Grinnell College, IA (2016); Site Unseen at the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona, CA (2014); Honest to Goodness at Santa Barbara City College, CA (2014); An Embarrassment of Riches at Dean Project Gallery in New York, NY (2013); On the Brink at Dean Project Gallery in New York, NY (2011); and As Luck Would Have It at Nääs Konsthantverk Galleri in Göteborg, Sweden (2009). Over the years Berg and Myers have also participated in numerous group exhibitions in the US, Mexico, South Korea, Qatar and Kuwait. Their work is included in many private and public collections including The Betty Woodman Collection at the University of Colorado and the Biedermann Museum in Germany. Berg additionally works as an Associate Professor of Art at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA and a freelance curator. He has curated a number of exhibitions including Tannaz Farsi – Crowd Control (2012), The 67th Scripps Ceramic Annual – Making Fun (2011) and the forthcoming exhibition, The Incongruous Body, at the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona, CA. Berg received his MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY in 2003 and BFA magna cum laude from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Boulder, CO in 2000. Myers received her BFA from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Boulder, CO in 2000 and continued her studies in graphic design at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, CA. myersbergstudios.com