The Mount Mercy College art gallery will exhibit the work of artists Jude Tallichet and Matt Freedman March 12 – April 22 during a Super Bowl re-enactment installation titled “Bar Menard” at the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery on the Mount Mercy College campus. An artist lecture with guest speaker Joy Sperling, associate professor at Denison University, will be held March 12 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Busse library viewing room, with an opening reception in the Gallery starting at 6:00 p.m.
The installation, closely resembling an old-style sports bar, features the world’s most complete collection of memorabilia from the 2010 “More Than Super” Super Bowl re-enactment between Jude Tallichet (who played the Colts) and Matt Freedman (who played the Saints). The "More Than Super" re-enactment was a simultaneous, play-by-play restaging of the Super Bowl with a small army of collaborators who substituted themselves for all the roles in the spectacle, including players, referees, TV producers, half-time performers, advertisers, team owners, and fans in the stadium.
Artist Jude Tallichet has exhibited at numerous venues, including Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York; Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, in Cal., and at The Burnet Gallery, in Minneapolis, as well as included in several group exhibitions. Her work has been included in international exhibitions and biennials including the Shanghai Biennial in China, the Busan Biennial in South Korea and the Tirana Biennial in Albania. Her artwork fabricates objects appropriated from everyday life in materials ranging from acrylic, plastic and aluminum to neon lights and more recently bronze--transforming them into playful postmodern tropes.
Freedman’s work has been featured in numerous exhibits in New York as well as in a variety of magazines including Review, Arts Magazine, and Art in America. In 1989 he won the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and in 2000 he won the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. Freedman has served in the art department at many different colleges including the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Iowa, The Pratt Institute, Parsons, the New School for Design, and The Rhode Island School of Design. Freedman is also an author, having contributed to numerous art reviews.
The Janalyn Hanson White Gallery is located in lower McAuley Hall on the Mount Mercy College campus. The gallery is open Monday through Friday 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. or by appointment. Viewings outside of normal business hours can be arranged by checking out a gallery key from the McAuley Switchboard, or by contacting the Lundy Desk at 319-363-8213.