Artist News: December Part II

Artist News: December Part II

Get the scoop on new sights, sounds, and experiences from NYFA Affiliated Artists.

It’s cold outside, so get to your local gallery, museum, or performance venue to warm up with some art! See below for exhibitions, screenings, readings, and performances by NYFA affiliated artists, as well as recommendations for more to enjoy from the comforts of home. As always, please remember to let us know what you think on social media by using the hashtags #NYSCANYFAFellow and #NYFAFiscalSponsorship!

Things to do & see in NYC:

Hans Tammen (Fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts ‘09)
Join Tammen in concert at Harvestworks where he will fragment, distend, and otherwise transform sounds, creating a strange world of bizarre textures with layers of intensity that is at times unsettling and anti-sentimental. 
When: Friday, December 16, 2016, 7 PM
Where: Harvestworks, 596 Broadway, #602, New York, NY 10012

Ellie Irons (Fellow in Interdisciplinary ‘15)
Irons’ work is featured in group exhibition Nectar: War Upon the Bees at Pratt Manhattan Gallery. The piece is a visual essay centered on the way that disregard for bees and the “faster, bigger, cheaper” approach to modern food production is leading to severe consequences for human survival.  
When: December 9, 2016 – February 11, 2017
Where: Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10011

Shari Mendelson (Fellow in Sculpture ‘11; Crafts ‘97, ‘87)
Todd Merrill Studio debuts its first solo exhibition of Brooklyn-based artist Mendelson. A catalogue follows the show. 
When: December 14, 2016 – January 13, 2017
Where: Todd Merrill Studio, 80 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10013

caribBEING (Sponsored Organization)
caribBEING’s festive Caribbean Holiday Market continues into PART II this weekend at the Flatbush Caton Market. Join caribBEING for live performances and shop unique Caribbean gifts from a curated selection of makers and artisans.
When: December 16 – December 24, 2016; Fri: 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Sat: 1:00 – 8 PM, Sun: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Where: CARIBBEING HOUSE, 794 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226

James Sherry (Fellow in Poetry ‘91)
Hear Sherry’s Entangled Bank at the Chax Press Book Party and Reading at (Le) Poisson Rouge.
When: January 4, 2017; 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Where: (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012

Ezra Wube (Fellow in Video/ Film ‘15)
Wube and eleven other artists in residence at Glyndor Gallery will have open studio days and a series of artist-led workshops for visitors to participate in hands-on art activities. These events offer our visitors the opportunity to learn about the creative process behind each artist’s studio practice. Click here to read more about the studios days and artist-led workshops. 
When: January 4 – March 27, 2016
Where: Wave Hill; Glyndor Gallery, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471

Get out of town to see:

Elizabeth Yamin (Fellow in Graphics ‘85)
Brooklyn-based artist Yamin is featured in the group show Painting Is Not a Good Idea at HallSpace Gallery in Boston.
When: November 19, 2016 – January 7, 2017
Where: HallSpace, 950 Dorchester Avenue, Boston, MA 02125

Sylvie Courvoisier (Fellow in Music/Sound ‘13)
Pianist and Composer Courvoisier is in concert with Leonzio Cherubini at Théâtre Sévelin 36 performing a sound and visual creation, M2 Two Way. This concert takes a subjective look at the comings and goings of the metro Lausanne M2 with a few winks around the fourteen stations that dot the journey.
When: December 15-18, 2016, 8:00 PM
Where: Théâtre Sévelin 36, Avenue de Sévelin 36, 1004 Lausanne

To enjoy at home:

Elizabeth Yamin (Fellow in Graphics ‘85)
Yamin is featured in an online exhibition at Galerie Cerulean called Project Room: An Uneasy Balance

Mikhail Gubin (Fellow in Crafts/Sculpture ‘14)
Click here to enjoy this new short film by Gubin titled “Autumn Dream.”

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Image: Shari Mendelson (Fellow in Sculpture ‘11; Crafts ‘97, ‘87), Vessel Group, 2015-2016, mixed media.

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