Artist News | August Part II

Artist News | August Part II

NYFA is proud to celebrate the achievements and perseverance of artists in NYC and beyond. 

From new releases, to opening parties and extended shows, Artist News is a go-to guide about the happenings of NYSCA/NYFA Fellows and NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship projects. Share your experiences on social media tagging @nyfacurrent on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Things to do & see in NYC:

Dread Scott (Fellow in Sculpture ‘01/Performance ‘05/Interdisciplinary Work ‘12)
A copy of Scott’s powerful and topical piece, A Man Was Lynched by Police Yesterday, has recently been acquired by the Whitney Museum, and is on display in the exhibition, An Incomplete History of Protests.
When: August 18, 2017 – April 2018
Where: Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, New York 10014

Donna Henes (Fellow in Conceptual/Performance Art ‘86/Nonfiction ‘91)
Mama Donna Henes invites participants to bring a candle to light or incense to burn for the Eclipse Fascism Purification Ritual she will be leading.
When: 7:00 PM, August 21, 2017
Where: Grand Army Plaza Fountain, Brooklyn, New York

Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong (Finalist in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ‘16)
Pinch, Fold, Cut, Line, is a new collaborative project by Henna-Riikka Halonen and Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong, and will be on view for one-day-only during the Triangle Summer Open Studios.
When: August 24, 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Triangle Arts Association, 20 Jay Street, Suites 317/318, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Marie Poncé (Fellow in Choreography ‘16)
Poncé will be leading the seminar Arts Business Tools for Thriving Artists and NonProfits, giving guidance for finding the tools and resources for building creativity into a business. RSVP here.
When: August 25, 2017, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: Norwood Pharmacy Annex (enter on 133 St), 2490 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York, New York 10030

Andre Degas (Sponsored Project)
Andre Degas’s House of Charity is a hyper realistic, racially and sexually charged drama set in a fast-paced working environment. The dark comedy addresses issue of addiction and recovery. Buy tickets. Running time: 90 minutes. Andre Degas’s film, Crossing the Line, is a NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship project.
When: August 27, 2017 – September 13, 2017; See Showtimes.
Where: Theater for the New City, Community Space Theater, 155 First Avenue, New York, New York 10003

caribBEING (Sponsored Organization)
Visit caribBEING House at its month-long residency with the Brooklyn Museum and see the exhibition “Life with Basquiat” by Alexis Adler.
When: Now through August 28, 2017
Where: Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, 1st Floor, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Mary Mattingly (Sponsored Project)
Visit Swale, an edible public food forest built atop a barge.
When: Now through August 31, 2017, Fridays – Sundays, 1:00 – 7:00PM
Where: Concrete Plant Park, Bronx, New York, 10472 (Bronx River bet. Westchester Ave. and Bruckner Blvd)

Sanford Biggers (Fellow in Performance ‘05)
Dread Scott (Fellow in Sculpture ‘01/Performance ‘05/Interdisciplinary Work ‘12)
Clarissa T. Sligh (Fellow in Photography ‘88/’00/Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ‘05)
There are a few weeks remaining to see the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition, The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America, which uses work from the Museum’s collection to spark conversation about the legacy of racial injustice in America today.
When: Now through September 3, 2017
Where: Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st Floor, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Steed Taylor (Fellow in Painting ‘02/Sculpture ‘07)
Sew and Sew is a 400-foot long road tattoo, stretching across two blocks of Broadway. It was commissioned by the Garment District Alliance with support from the NYC DOT Art Program. This section of Broadway will be vehicle-free, but viewers are invited to walk and bike over the work.
When: Now through September 4, 2017
Where: Garment District Plaza, Broadway, between 41st Street & 36th Street, New York

Sanford Biggers (Fellow in Performance ‘05)
LoVid (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Arts ‘09)
The Children’s Museum of the Arts presents Maker, Maker, a group exhibition that explores the recent explosion of D.I.Y. Maker culture and the expanding relationship between fine art and craft.
When: Now – September 10, 2017
Where: Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton Street, New York 10014

Lesley Dill (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ‘95)
Mimi Gross (Fellow in Painting ‘85)
Julie Heffernan (Fellow in Painting ‘96)
Faith Ringgold (Fellow in Painting ‘88)
Alison Saar (Fellow in Sculpture ‘85)
Forum Gallery Inc. presents, Seeing With Our Own Eyes, a group exhibition of 24 paintings, drawings and sculptures representing works by progressive women artists.
When: Now through September 29, 2017
Where: Forum Gallery, 475 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10022

14 Sculptors Gallery (Sponsored Organization)
14 Sculptors Gallery joins the Rockaway art scene with their new exhibition, 14 Sculptures on the Rock.
When: Now through October 9, 2017
Where: Rockaway Beach, 94th Street, Far Rockaway, New York 11693


Get out of town to see:

Marla Mossman (Sponsored Project)
Marla Mossman will be giving a multimedia presentation at the Praxis Conference DC incorporating photographs and video footage from the Peace Caravan Project. The conference’s theme is Peacebuilding Among Youth in Conflict. Register for the event.
When: Friday, August 18 – Saturday, August 19, 2017
Where: George Mason University, 3351 N. Fairfax Drive MSN 4D3 Arlington, VA 22201

Dread Scott (Fellow in Sculpture ‘01/Performance ‘05/Interdisciplinary Work ‘12)
I, Too, Am American, features artworks that tackle issues including the Civil Rights Movement, feminism, and LGBT rights, respectively, reminding us of how artists have responded to turbulent times throughout American history.
When: August 18 – November 26, 2017
Where: John Brady Print Gallery, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50312

Chad Weckler (Sponsored Project)
Hudson Summer Fest will be a day filled with festivities, live music, and food for the whole family. Buy tickets here.
When: August 19, 2017 from 11:00AM – 7:00PM
Where: Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Hudson, New York

Liliana Porter (Fellow in Graphics ‘85/Film ‘99)
Sicardi Gallery presents Liliana Porter: The Order of Things and Other Works, which includes a selection of installations, photographs, and mixed media work. This show coincides with Porter’s exhibition at the Arsenale in the 57th Venice Biennale.
When: Extended through August 24, 2017
Where: Sicardi Gallery, 1506 West Alabama Street, Houston, Texas 77006

Kathleen Foster (Sponsored Project)
See a screening of PROFILED, a timely documentary on racial profiling and police brutality. Panel discussion to follow.
When: August 26, 2017 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Where: The Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Linda Mary Montano (Fellow in Conceptual/Performance Art ‘86)
Oracle is a performance comprised of artists exploring themes of truth and spirituality during a time of anxiety, globalism, and absurdity. Buy Tickets Here.
When: August 26, 2017, 8:30 PM
Where: The Broad, 221 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90012

Boora Yoon (Fellow in Music/Sound ‘10)
The 14th annual Carlsbad Music Festival is a 3-day summer celebration of adventurous music by the beach. Yoon will be performing as part of the Mainstage Concerts.
When: August 25 – August 27, 2017
Where: Saint Michael’s by the Sea, 2775 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad, California 92008

Dread Scott (Fellow in Sculpture ‘01/Performance ‘05/Interdisciplinary Work ‘12)
Lenin Lives is a group show exploring the afterlife of the first Soviet leader, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyano-Lenin. The artists exhibited experiment with canonical images of Lenin, altering meaning and interpretation through different mediums. 
When: August 17 – October 8, 2017; Opening reception: August 31, 2017, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Where: The Van Every/Smith Galleries, 315 North Main Street, Davidson, North Carolina 28035

Dread Scott (Fellow in Sculpture ‘01/Performance ‘05/Interdisciplinary Work ‘12)
Bold Disobedience is a group exhibition of artists demonstrating myriad social issues that matter to youths today.
When: Now through September 1, 2017
Where: Weinberg/Newton Gallery, 300 West Superior Street, Suite 203, Chicago, Illinois 60654

Chang-Jin Lee (Sponsored Project)
Chang-Jin Lee’s Comfort Women Wanted is a part of the exhibition, “Do the Right Thing: (dis)comfort women”. The exhibition reflects on the silence and dialogue by and about the women who were forced to become sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army before and during World War II.
When: Now through September 3, 2017
Where: ReflectSpace, Downtown Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street, Glendale, California 91205

Andres Serrano (Fellow in Photography ‘87)
Revealing Reality is the first large Dutch exhibition of Serrano’s work in twenty years, showcasing photographs drawn from his early series.
When: Now through September 3, 2017
Where: Huis Marseille, Keizersgracht 401, 1016 EK Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dulce Pinzón (Fellow in Photography ‘06)
Dioramas is a group exhibition that explores the diorama as an unexpected source of inspiration for contemporary art.
When: Now through September 10, 2017
Where: Palais de Tokyo, 13 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, France

New Releases to Enjoy at home:

Michael Placek (Sponsored Project)
A short film, “A Walking History” is now available as premiered on Nowness. The film highlights artist Julian Schnabel as he reveals his new exhibition, “Paintings That I Hope Philip and David Would Like.” Placek is fiscally sponsored for his project Portrait of Yoko Ono.
Where: Available on demand from

Jodi Savitz (Sponsored Project)
Girl on Girl is a feature-length documentary that follows the stories of feminine lesbians who, even after coming out, feel invisible and stigmatized. A staff pick on Vimeo, this film delves into the stories and experiences of a diverse cast.
When: Available now on demand.
Where: Rent or purchase here.

Dread Scott (Fellow in Sculpture ‘01/Performance ‘05/Interdisciplinary Work ‘12)
Scott is featured in a recent Newsweek article titled, “What It Means To Be Black In America: ‘Slavery Didn’t End in 1865. It Evolved,’” which discusses The Brooklyn Museum’s current exhibition, The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America.
When: Published July 29, 2017
Where: Online: Newsweek

Samira Abbassy (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ‘07)
Kwesi Abbensetts (Fellow in Photography ‘16)
Geoffrey Chadsey (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ‘11)
Sean Fader (Fellow in Photography ‘13)
Michael Ferris Jr. (Fellow in Sculpture ‘09)
Kymia Nawabi (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts ‘09/’17)
Oliver Wasow (Fellow in Photography ‘89/’00)
Quiet Lunch Magazine highlights the current group show, Facial Profiling, curated by David C. Terry in collaboration with NYFA at C24 Gallery.
Where: Online: “Facial Profiling. | Group Show at C24 Gallery,” Quiet Lunch

Kwesi Abbensetts (Fellow in Photography ‘16)
Quiet Lunch Magazine spotlights Abbensetts’ recent first solo exhibition, Water Me, at Brilliant Champions Gallery.
Where: Online: “Water Me. | Kwesi Abbensetts at Brilliant Champions Gallery,” Quiet Lunch

Patricia Horvath (Fellow in Nonfiction ‘07/Fiction ‘15)
Published by Etruscan Press, Horvath’s memoir, All the Difference, follows her personal experiences, intertwined with the literature of physical transformation and how folk and fairy tales shape our attitudes towards the disabled. 
Where: Etruscan Press and other retailers

Terry Berkowitz (Fellow in Photography ‘10)
Francesc Torres (Fellow in Conceptual/Performance Art ‘86/Performance ‘01)
Berkowitz and Torres are featured in La Voz de Galicia article, “Abundancia e parábola,” written by Francisco X. Fernández Naval.
Where: Online; La Voz de Galicia

Martha Wilson (Fellow in Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work ‘01)
Wilson is featured in The Village Voice article “Leo Fitzpatrick: The Kid Stayed in the Picture,” written by Mallika Rao.
Where: Online; The Village Voice

Fran Antmann (Sponsored Project)
Maya Healers: A Thousand Dreams was recently published by Nirala Publications. It is a unique book of photographs and writing that explores the power and mystery of indigenous healing practices among the Maya people of Guatemala.
When: Available Now
Where: Purchase here.

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Program awards $7,000 grants to individual artists living and working in New York State, and NYFA’s Fiscal Sponsorship program enhances the fundraising capabilities of individual artists and emerging arts organizations.

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Images, from top: courtesy of Kathleen Foster, project director of PROFILED (Sponsored Project). From film still and panel discussion for PROFILED in Brooklyn, NY 2016.  

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