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ATA Window Gallery presents: Melissa Koziebrocki

January 12, 2018 - February 1, 2018

“The figure-four deadfall is named for the shape of the number it projects. Mount a short, solid post into the ground before fastening a horizontal lever post to it, a few inches above the ground. The inward side of this lever post should be sharp enough to impale your bait. A small wedge, previously carved into the lever at the other end, should allow for slippage of the pointed base of a third post, shorter and unfastened. This one should be placed at an angle to rest steadily in a notch at the top of the vertical post so that it will support the leaning weight of a heavy log or stone. If executed correctly, an unsuspecting animal attracted by bait will activate the lever, and the weight, supported precariously by the unfastened post, will instantly bear down on the prey.”

From How To stay Alive in the Woods by Bradford Angier, 1956.

Melissa Koziebrocki is a Multidisciplinary Artist and Pedagogue. She was the recipient of the Graduate Fellow Award at the San Francisco Art Institute, where she received her MFA in New Genres in 2017. In the Summer of 2017, she participated as a Resident Artist at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Melissa has a Bachelors in Art History from McGill University, a Bachelor of Fine Art from OCAD University, and has a Masters of Museum Studies from University of Toronto. Most recently, Melissa has performed at such spaces as the Socrates Sculpture Park, Berkeley Art Museum, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Highways Performance Space, SAFEHouse for the Performing Arts, San Francisco Mint, Gomez-Pena Performance Salon, Diego Rivera Gallery, ATA Gallery, Root Division, SOMArts, XPACE, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Artscape Youngplace, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Feminist Art Conference and OCAD University. Her work has been published in She Does the City, Theory Boner: Manifesto and on the cover of Foglifter Magazine. Melissa has taught experimental video, performance, sculpture, installation, contemporary art and life drawing at the San Francisco Art Institute, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, OCAD University and McGill University. The student-run Fridge Door Gallery that she founded in Montreal in 2007 is celebrating it’s ten year anniversary.

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