'State of Abstraction' is open at the Washington Art Association

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Co-Curated with Daphne A. DeedsState of Abstraction is now open! The exhibition will be on view through June 16 at the Washington Art Association and the Judy Black Memorial Space. 

Washington Art Association & Gallery, 4 Bryan Memorial Plaza, Washington Depot, CT 06794

Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, 10 am - 2 pm

Featuring: Cat Balco, Melanie Carr, Julia Coash, Kevin Daly, Deborah Dancy, Howard El-Yasin, Roxanne Faber Savage, Joseph Fucigna, Elizabeth Gourlay, Hong Hong, Blinn Jacobs, Zachary Keeting, Bob Knox, Connie Pfeiffer, Janet Lage, David Livingston, Ken Lovell, Olu Oguibe, Ryan Paxton, Tim Prentice, Suzan Shutan, Matthew Weber, John Willis

 New Entry to the Washington Art Association

New Entry to the Washington Art Association

 Suzan Shutan

Suzan Shutan

 Zachary Keeting, John Willis, and Hong Hong in the Judy Black Memorial Space

Zachary Keeting, John Willis, and Hong Hong in the Judy Black Memorial Space

This Week in Art | Rob Pruitt’s “The Church” and more!

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The Church is not only Rob Pruitt’s current solo exhibition but also an interactive community space—Kunsthalle Zürich has morphed from a gallery to an educational and spiritual venue. The show combines Pruitt’s work from 1999 to 2017 with educational resources and community events, such as Sunday services organized by the Theological Seminary of University Zürich and theoretical discussions on Theory Tuesdays led by Zurich-based artist Philip Matesic. Yesterday, the museum hosted an Easter egg event, in which the artist dyed and designed Easter eggs alongside local families and community members. “People painted eggs inspired by previous painting projects of mine, but the results were so vast and surprising that I, in turn, was inspired by their creations,” Pruitt told Art21 Magazine. “I’m down for any celebration of the coming of spring, and I think Easter is all about that.”

Read my latest post for Art21's news roundup here.

 Rob Pruitt,  The Church , Kunsthalle Zürich. Photo credit: Annik Wetter /  Kunsthalle Zürich

Rob Pruitt, The Church, Kunsthalle Zürich. Photo credit: Annik Wetter / Kunsthalle Zürich

Paducah Life Magazine

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There's a shoutout to our ziggy in Paducah Life magazine this month. The Ziggurat was a temporary, collaborative installation with Ryan Paxton at AIR Paducah, Kentucky. This project was influenced by the natural geography of the area and the strong quilting tradition. The terraced pyramid shape of the ziggurat was used in ancient civilizations as a respite from floods. We also wove painted strips of paper and created a network of colorful strings of embroidery floss on its interior, as a nod to the local quilters. 

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"Silence Breakers" opening at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art

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Join me this Thursday for the opening of Silence Breakers at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art. 

March 4, 2018 - April 5, 2018

Public Reception: Thursday, March 8, 5 – 8 pm
Public Closing Reception: Thursday, April 5, 5 – 8 pm

An unjuried exhibition in collaboration with Nasty Women Connecticut

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"This Week in Art" on Art21

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The structure of the Art21 Magazine is changing in 2018 and will be unveiled in the coming weeks. While I will no longer be writing content for the online magazine's themed issues, I will be contributing to the "This Week in Art" column for the next few months. 

You can read the first weekly roundup here.

 Abigail DeVille,  MidSummer Event Horizon , 2014. Credit: United States Artists.

Abigail DeVille, MidSummer Event Horizon, 2014. Credit: United States Artists.

The feature story this week is the announcement of the 2018 United States Artists Fellows. The United States Artists, a Chicago-based foundation devoted to supporting the arts across nine disciplines, has named Dread Scott, Abigail DeVille and Pepón Osorio among the 45 artists and collectives comprising the 2018 fellows. A $50,000 grant accompanies the fellowship, which recognizes contributions to fields such as craft, dance, writing, and the visual arts, among others.

Reading Critically: Alexandra Bell's Counternarratives

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A belated post to announce my article about Alexandra Bell's Counternarratives series in the Art21 Magazine. Since January 2017, the artist has pasted her works around Brooklyn, exposing editorial bias in the print version of the New York Times. Others have recently reproduced her works anonymously in Washington, D.C., and Chicago. 

Read the text here.

Bell's work is included in the group show, Lack of Location Is My Location, at Koenig & Clinton Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. The exhibition has been extended through January 14, 2017. 

 Image:  Alexandra Bell,  Counternarratives.  Presented at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions, 2017. Image courtesy MoMA PS1. Photo by Charles Roussel.

Image:  Alexandra Bell, Counternarratives. Presented at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions, 2017. Image courtesy MoMA PS1. Photo by Charles Roussel.

Social Patterns

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I am happy to have paintings included in the show, Social Patterns, at The Whitney Center and the Ely Center of Contemporary Art. The reception is January 20th, from 3-5 pm. 

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2018 Flat File: Year Five at Tiger Strikes Asteroid

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I'm very excited to have this painting on paper included in "The 2018 Flat File: Year Five" opening this Friday, December 1, from 6-9pm at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, New York. 1329 Willoughby Ave, #2A, Brooklyn, NY

The 2018 Flat File features works by: Paolo Arao, Carlos Beltran Arechiga, Caetlynn Booth, Ellen Burchenal, Emily Burns, Eddie Chu, Andrea Sherrill Evans, Jacquelyn Gleisner, Rhia Hurt, Raymie Iadevaia, Vanessa Irzyk, Chris Joy, Tricia Keightley, Songyi Kim, Rachel Klinghoffer, Alison Kudlow, Vanessa Larsen, Mary Laube, Amanda Lechner, Tonya Lee, Greg Lindquist, Elizabeth Livingston, Leeza Meksin, Bridget Mullen, Ryan Sarah Murphy, Erin Murray, Justin Plakas, Keisha Prioleau-Martin, Lauren Rice, Kristen Schiele, Jennifer Shepard, Niki Singleton, Sarah Slappey, Melinda Steffy, Catalina Viejo Lopez de Roda, Bettina Weiß, and James Woodfill.

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Robots, Race, and Algorithms: Stephanie Dinkins at Recess Assembly

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Who are your people?

Since 2014, the artist Stephanie Dinkins has asked the social robot BINA48 this question several times. Developed by Hanson Robotics in 2010, BINA48 was purchased by Martine Rothblatt, a futurist and self-made millionaire. The robot’s bust is modeled after Rothblatt’s partner, Bina. More than one hundred hours of Bina Rothblatt’s thoughts, memories, and beliefs were compiled to form the personality of this humanoid robot. Although the robot shares its likeness and opinions with Bina Rothblatt, Dinkins is curious how BINA48 sees herself. Can the robot learn to empathize with people?

 Stephanie Dinkins.  Twins (or at some point, I decided to mimic the robot) , 2017. Courtesy of the artist © Stephanie Dinkins.

Stephanie Dinkins. Twins (or at some point, I decided to mimic the robot), 2017. Courtesy of the artist © Stephanie Dinkins.

Read more from the "Empathy" issue (Nov/Dec) in the Art21 Magazine here.

Project al-Khwarizmi (PAK) POP-UP Workshop continues at Recess Assembly through December 22, 2017.

City-Wide Open Studios this Weekends

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Join me this weekend at Erector Square for City-Wide Open Studios! 

Saturday and Sunday, 10/28 - 29, 12 - 6:00 p.m. 

Erector Square, 315 Peck Street, Building 1, 2nd floor, Studio G, New Haven, CT

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Also catch me live on the radio on Saturday morning around 11!

WPKN Live Broadcast

October 28, 11:00am - 4pm

WPKN Independent Community Radio will broadcast live from CWOS in the historic offices of A.C. Gilbert, Building 3, 3rd Floor. 

Listen in on the radio at WPKN 89.5FM or online

More knots

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Still making paintings on paper of different knotted forms... 

 Gouache on paper, 6 by 13 inches 

Gouache on paper, 6 by 13 inches 

 Gouache on paper, 6 by 12 inches (approximately)

Gouache on paper, 6 by 12 inches (approximately)

 Gouache on paper, 8.25 by 13.5 inches (approximately)

Gouache on paper, 8.25 by 13.5 inches (approximately)

Feature in the Charger Bulletin

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This year I am teaching at the University of New Haven and the school produces its own news program called the Charger Bulletin. A journalism student interviewed me and my colleague David Livingston about our works in the Seton Gallery. Here's the link. 

  Scroll I  installed in the Seton Gallery at the University of New Haven

Scroll I installed in the Seton Gallery at the University of New Haven

At Work // New Faculty Show at Seton Gallery

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I'm delighted to be included in the New Faculty show "At Work" at the University of New Haven's Seton Gallery. Join me for the opening Reception next Wednesday, October 4th from 4 - 7 p.m. 

Through October 12th

Featuring works by David Livingston, Jacquelyn Gleisner, Caroline Valites, Serdar Arat, and Luis Victori

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Seton Gallery, University of New Haven, Dodds Hall, 300 Boston Post Road, New Haven, CT