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"near orbit: in state, on paper" is a focused yet freewheeling survey of recent works by artists based throughout Connecticut, slightly complicated by the inclusion of one historical work by William Kent, a Yale-trained musician but self-taught visual artist who worked in New Haven and Durham from the late 1940s till his death in 2012. The Kent work ("Leave The Moon Alone!", 1964, embossed print from carved slate) came two years after his discovery of Pop Art in New York galleries and an iteration of the print was included in the 1966 Whitney Annual. It serves as a talismanic presence in the exhibition and a leaping-off point to muse on the range of options of engagement with Art World currents available to artists within the daytrip radius, the transmission of ideas and influence, and notions of freedom and dispersion."
Curated by Eric Litke
Opening Saturday, March 30, 4 - 6 p.m.
1 North Main Street, Essex, CT 06426 USA
Studio Visit with Jaclyn Conley
Pick up the current issue of the Art New England magazine to read my studio visit with New Haven-based artist, Jaclyn Conley. In her ongoing series of paintings, All The President’s Children, Conley references the archived photographs of First Ladies and Presidents sourced from Presidential Library collections across the country.
Also in the March/April issue of the Art New England magazine is my preview of the exhibition, Blue Collar Ornament. Read it online here.
Mark Burns’ show is on view at the Joseloff Gallery in Hartford, CT through March 29, 2019.
This week I posted two new exhibition reviews on my blog, Connecticut Art Review:
Bun Keo is a Hartford-based conceptual artist. His show, silence like lasagna, forces viewers to think about commonplace items in new ways. On view through March 7, 2019.
Burke uses a unique process called solargraphy to forge connections with early experiments in the field of photography.
Leah Andelsmith from the Arts Paper visited our POD over the weekend and gave us a shoutout in the writeup for the weekend’s events. Here’s a link to learn more:
The student exhibition Spotlight opens this week at the Mitchell Branch of the New Haven Free Public Library system. Co-curated with Melanie Carr, the show includes works from students at the University of New Haven and the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts.
Saturday, October 13, 12-2 p.m.
Mitchell Branch Library, 37 Harrison Street, New Haven, CT 06515
The reception for my show at the Constance Lavino Bell Library Gallery will be September 28, 6-7 p.m.
There is also an exhibition of photographs by Dan Mead and Sally Eagle in an adjacent gallery on campus.
Ethel Walker School
230 Bushy Hill Rd, Simsbury, CT 06070
Below are some installation photos of my current exhibition Splice at the Constance Lavino Bell Gallery at the Ethel Walker School.
This show includes two related installations and several works on paper that repeat the double helix form. Together the works create a bridge between genetic engineering, textile traditions, and abstract art. Spreading across a corner, the installation appears viral and organic. Upon closer inspection, a viewer can see that the paper forms have been delicately woven together, mimicking the intricate perforations of lace. Textiles, like DNA, are often rooted in patterns. The connection between the two elements shows that our desires to see and create patterns originates in our genetic makeup.
The show is on view through November and there will be a public reception at the end of September.
Two Coats of Paint
Sharon Butler visited the Washington Art Association a few weeks ago and today there's a post on her blog Two Coats of Paint. Read more here.
State of Abstraction will close next Saturday, June 16.
Artists include 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, and John Willis.
The Washington Art Association & Gallery
The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens
Washington Depot, CT
Co-Curated with Daphne A. Deeds, State 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
Honoring the fiftieth anniversary of New York magazine last fall, fifty prominent New York-based artists are working with the publication to create a series of commemorative covers. The first eight designs were announced last week, including “PRUMP/TUTIN” by Barbara Kruger. The covers will be shown around New York as a public art exhibition, on view in a variety of venues across all five boroughs, complete with free prints for the first viewers to arrive.
Also this week:
- Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet released a new video from their forthcoming album, Landfall, inspired by Anderson’s experience of Hurricane Sandy.
- William Wegman donated 174 short videos to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, encompassing all of the artist’s video works created between 1970 and 1999.
- Finally, Lorde added an excerpt from Jenny Holzer’s 1977 Inflammatory Essays to her Grammys outfit last night as a form of protest. Lorde had considered not attending the awards because she wasn’t given the opportunity to perform solo like the other male nominees in her category for Album of the Year.
READ the rest of "This Week in Art" on the Art21 site here.
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.
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?