Springer School and Center alumna Emily Moorhead is among artists being featured in the UnFunction group exhibit at the Weston Art Gallery. Curated by Maria Seda-Reeder, the exhibit examines the intersection of functional objects and fine art. Moorhead’s contribution, Stationary Effort 2, is a performance piece that combines a vintage NordicTrack Pro skier with a custom cassette player.
UnFunction showcases works by twelve artists, most from Cincinnati and Chicago. Other local cities represented include Oxford and Hamilton. The display will run through November 19, and performance pieces are typically demonstrated on Saturdays.
Another performance piece by Moorhead is currently exhibiting at the Miami University Museum of Art in Oxford. Entitled Stationary Effort, this piece brings together a vintage stationary bicycle and a custom record player. Stationary Effort is part of Miami’s Department of Art Faculty & Alumni Exhibition, which runs until December 16.
An artist and art advocate living in Chicago, Moorhead earned a B.F.A. degree from Miami University and an M.F.A. degree from Washington University in St. Louis. She has been Artist in Residence at The Torpedo Factor in Alexandria, Virginia, FugScreens in Chicago, and Springer School and Center. Moorhead is currently Board President for Chicago Sculpture International, a non-profit that champions sculptors and the creation of sculpture through public exhibitions and programming.
Along with her husband, metal artist J. Taylor Wallace, Moorhead has recently opened a gallery in Chicago that houses Wallace’s company, Metal Magic Interiors, Inc. and the Norman Leigh Design showroom and gallery. Moorhead and Wallace purchased an 1898 building and renovated the upper floors for living and the lower for gallery space.