Jeremy Stern


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Constellated Space: Craig & Yolande Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery
4:43 minute video documentation of muralized gallery
University of Nevada, Reno

Documentation of the painting installation, "Constellated Space," part of Jeremy Stern's MFA thesis exhibition "Following," on view March 7 - 11, 2011 at the University of Nevada, Reno's three gallery spaces: The Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, the Walter McNamara Gallery, and the Front Door Gallery. This documentation zooms out from one wall of the Front Door Gallery, pulling back through the Walter McNamara Gallery, and then entering into and moving through the Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery.

Painting of the full piece spanned the 5 walls of the Sheppard, the 3 walls of the adjacent Walter McNamara Gallery, and 4 walls in the Front Door Gallery, and took place the two weeks prior to the exhibition (March 7 - 11, 2011). Each volunteer was responsible for determining a small portion of the final "look" of the piece. Collaborators were asked to pay attention to the white walls of the gallery and circle any irregularities, such as still-visible repairs from previous exhibitions, in a nearly-black, midnight blue-green color ("Deep Space" commercially available through Behr) - creating a loose map of the gallery's history, as it is still visible in its otherwise smooth surface. Part of the Front Door Gallery was the original art gallery for the university before additions were made to the building and the gallery was divided into additional theater and office spaces. Because it holds this 51 year history, portions of the wall are incredibly pocked, making for a more textured map.

Full List of Collaborators:

William Addington, Kyle Akins, Manuel Alfaro, Rachel Alger, Anthony Alston, Haley Anderton-Folmer, Zachary Andrews, Daniel Auerbach, Amy Batchelder, Bruce Betterley, Alana Berglund, Sabrina Bolster, Greg Brettell, Jeremy Bryan, Kaitlin Bryson, Kathryn Carlson, Kerri Carmachel, Chiung-Fang Chang, Stefan Chichester, Ryan Childers, Ashlea Clark, Ciara Clements, Bryan Christiansen, Valorraine Dattan, Nikki Davis, Daniel Dela Cruz, Joseph DeLappe and the Digital Media Department, Seth Dickens, Benn Dyer, Jon Farber, Justeen Ferguson, Devon Ford, Alisha Funkhouser, Andy Gallian, Kellye Gammond, Greg Gardella, Tanya Gayer, Lindsay Ginter, Shelly Goodin, Donald Gotchal, Erica Greif, Andrew Griego, Martin Harris, Todd Hayes, Blake Heauser, Andrea Juillerat Olvera, Kevin Kremler, Amanda Laca, Jesse Laca, Nick Larsen, Michelle Lassaline, Michelle Laxalt, Kimberley Lerner, Marissa Levan, Ana Leyva, Rafael Lopez de San Roman Blanco, Audrey Love, Kristina Lyons, Stephen Maples, AnnaMarie Marziliano, Megan Matthers, Kelli McKeegan, Brooke Lynn Mikkelsen, Jeff Miod, Erin Mough, Ricardo Olvera, Jean-Paul Perrotte, Sam Perry, Kelly Peyton, Amerique Powell, James Ramirez, Danielle Reyes, Leslie Robinson, Audrey See, Clint Sleeper, Steve Struebing (, Kelsey Sweet, Paige Talbott, Teaching Learning Technologies in the @ONE, Michelle Thompson, DJ Tilley, Melissa Varney, Bryan Vasquez, Charli West, Maritza X, Marjorie Vecchio and the interns and staff of the Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery.