Reading Critically: Alexandra Bell's Counternarratives

Added on by Jacquelyn Gleisner.

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

Added on by Jacquelyn Gleisner.

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

Added on by Jacquelyn Gleisner.

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

Added on by Jacquelyn Gleisner.
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

Added on by Jacquelyn Gleisner.

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

Added on by Jacquelyn Gleisner.

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

Added on by Jacquelyn Gleisner.

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

Added on by Jacquelyn Gleisner.

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

Making Paper

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Read about artist Hong Hong and her paper-making process in the "Invention" issue of the Art21 magazine here.

Hong completes a large-scale paper pour at the Dirt Salon in Hartford, Connecticut, 2015. Photographer: Justin O’Brien. Courtesy of Artist. © Justin O’Brien.

Hong completes a large-scale paper pour at the Dirt Salon in Hartford, Connecticut, 2015. Photographer: Justin O’Brien. Courtesy of Artist. © Justin O’Brien.

Two new press features

Added on by Jacquelyn Gleisner.

Read about my current installations in Peterborough and Newburgh at the links below:

Summertime art walk in Depot Square and Depot Park in Peterborough

Canvas Magazine, September 2017

"Folds of the Cloak" will be on view at the Sharon Arts Center in downtown Peterborough, NH until September 17, 2017. 

"The Interaction of Colour" continues at the Ann Street Gallery in Newburgh, NY through October 14, 2017. 

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Maureen Drennan's 'Highway to the Sun' series on the Art21 magazine

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I would love for a person to look at one of my photos and be reminded of something else.
— Maureen Drennan

Art21 Magazine - "Inspired by a True Story"

Read my article about Maureen Drennan's series 'Highway to the Sun' on the Art21 magazine here. This series of photographs was inspired by the epic road trip of four friends—one of whom was Drennan's stepfather—departing from Hanover, New Hampshire, on a five-thousand-mile trip to Alaska. 

http://www.maureendrennan.net/

 

Check out Drennan's photography at the group show 'Portals' at Transmitter Gallery in Brooklyn, on view through September 10, 2017. 

Transmitter Gallery, 1329 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237

 

Maureen Drennan. Estacada, Oregon, 2013. Digital c-print; 24 x 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist. © Maureen Drennan.

Maureen Drennan. Estacada, Oregon, 2013. Digital c-print; 24 x 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist. © Maureen Drennan.

Paper Over (no. 2) in Newburgh, NY

Added on by Jacquelyn Gleisner.

We finished installing at the Ann Street Gallery yesterday evening. Here's a shot of the finished installation. 

Other artists in the show: Cree Bruins, Susan Greer Emerson, Gloria Klein, Jill Levine, Conny Goelz-Schmitt, Judy Thomas, and Shawn Watrous, among others

Saturday, August 19th, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 

"Interaction of Colour" at the Ann Street Gallery

Added on by Jacquelyn Gleisner.

I'm excited to include an installation in the "Interaction of Colour" show at the Ann Street Gallery in Newburgh, New York. 

A view of my studio in New Haven, CT 

A view of my studio in New Haven, CT 

in progress shot for the upcoming installation

in progress shot for the upcoming installation

The Ann Street Gallery
104 Ann Street
Newburgh, New York 12550

"Interaction of Colour" opens August 19th from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

The show is curated by Virginia Walsh.  

www.annstreetgallery.org

Knots

Added on by Jacquelyn Gleisner.
[The] simple act of tying a knot is an adventure in unlimited space … an excursion that is limited only by the scope of our own imagery and the length of the rope maker’s coil.
— Clifford Ashley, The Ashley Book of Knots, published 1944 

For the past few weeks, I have been reading about different kinds of knots and making a series of gouache paintings on paper loosely tied to different types of knots. 

In a 2014 article in T Magazine, Jody Rosen discusses the importance of knots throughout history. Still nots are an undervalued craft today, often relegated to the storage rooms of major collections. More here

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all works are 9 inches square, gouache on paper

all works are 9 inches square, gouache on paper

Knots have been on my mind for a long time, and they've surfaced in various forms in prior drawings and paintings. Since ancient times, knots were an essential form of technology for seafarers, among others. Moreover, knots have served deeply symbolic purposes; they were used to keep records for the Incas, celebrate a birth or marriage in numerous cultures, and summon strong winds for the Laplanders, for example. They are practical, yet deeply mystical at the same time. 

Spookishness of our Existence

Added on by Jacquelyn Gleisner.

I've been catching up on some reading this summer. I hope to teach a course in the fall on Modern and contemporary art so I've been reading through Volume II of History of Modern Art (seventh edition) by H.H. Arnason and Elizabeth C. Mansfield. Last night I was fascinated with the Surrealist Jean Arp's thoughts about tearing up his own works to make new collages. His ideas are eerily timely. 

I began to tear my papers instead of curving them neatly with scissors. I tore up drawings and carelessly smeared paste over and under them. If the ink dissolved and ran, I was delighted... I had accepted the transience, the dribbling away, the brevity, the impermanence, the fading, the withering, the spookishness of our existence... These torn papers, these papiers déchirés brought me closer to a faith other than earthly.
— Jean Arp
Jean Arp (1886-1966), Constellation According to the Laws of Chance c. 1930 From the Tate Collection

Jean Arp (1886-1966), Constellation According to the Laws of Chance c. 1930

From the Tate Collection

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

Added on by Jacquelyn Gleisner.

In today's Monadnock Ledger-Transcript you can read more about my current show at the Sharon Arts Center in Peterborough, New Hampshire. 

"Making her Point" by Ben Conant

Everything old is new again, and nothing is permanent. Artist Jacquelyn Gleisner’s new exhibit at the Sharon Arts Gallery in Peterborough makes important statements about the fleeting nature of art and the importance of not letting things go to waste. Plus, it gets student artwork into a fine art gallery — in a manner of speaking, anyway.

Read more at the link below. 

http://www.ledgertranscript.com/brarSACInstall-ml-062917_-10959303

Staff photo by Ben Conant

Staff photo by Ben Conant