Artist News | December Part II

Artist News | December Part II

In this holiday season, treat yourself with works by NYFA Affiliated Artists!

Whether you’ll be enjoying the snow in New York or the sun in Florida, you can count on NYFA Affiliated Artists to provide you with an end of year full of art. Will you be attending any of the exhibitions, performances, or screenings listed below? Make sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the handle @nyfacurrent.

Things to do & see in NYC:

Liliana Porter (Fellow in Graphics ’85, Film ’99)
Ana Tiscornia (Fellow in Photography ’04)
Accomplices features a rare collection of collaborative works by Porter and Tiscornia.
When: Now through December 22, 2017
Where: Johannes Vogt Gallery, 55 Chrystie Street, Suite 202,  New York, NY 10002

Debi Cornwall (Sponsored Project)
Debi Cornwall’s solo exhibition on Guantanamo and its global diaspora, Debi Cornwall: Welcome to Camp America, is now on view at Steven Kasher Gallery.
When: Now through December 22, 2017
Where: Steven Kasher Gallery, 515 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

Amy Brener (Fellow in Crafts/Sculpture ’14)
Come see Bener’s sculptures in the two-person show at 315 Gallery.
When: Now through December 22, 2017
Where: 315 Gallery, 312 Livingston Street, Second Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Sharon Lawless (Fellow in Painting ’90)
Reusable is a solo exhibition of mixed-media collages and sculptures composed of both found and purchased materials.
When: Now through December 22, 2017
Where: Robert Henry Contemporary, 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Michele Brody (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ’00)
Esperanza Cortes (Fellow in Sculpture ’95)
Shaun Leonardo (Fellow in Painting ’08)
Jessica Segall (Fellow in Crafts/Sculpture ’14)
Seldon Yuan (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work ’15)
There is still time to see the group show, Uproot, which presents the work of artists who have been urgently engaging with the current state of affairs since the 2016 presidential election.
When: Now through December 31, 2017
Where: Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Dread Scott (Fellow in Sculpture ’01, Performance ’05, Interdisciplinary ’12)
You can still see Scott’s work in Amplify: Advancing the Front Lines of Social Justice, a public art and design initiative partnering artists and designers.
When: Now through January 7, 2018
Where: Museum of Arts and Design, Jerome and Simona Chazen Building, 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

Leigh Davis (Sponsored Project)
Leigh Davis: Inquiry Into the ELE will be on view at BRIC House. Working in a variety of media, Davis creates an archive of End-of-life Experiences (or ELEs) and accumulates assemblage of images and oral and written accounts that bridge the mystical gap between the earthly realm and that of the spiritual.
When: Now through January 7, 2018
Where: Project Room at BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Elia Alba (Fellow in Crafts ’01, Photography ’08)
One more month to see Alba’s The Supper Club, a solo exhibition centered on racial politics and visual culture.
When: Now through January 12, 2018
Where: The 8th Floor, 17 West 17th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10011

Lori Nix (Fellow in Photography ’04, ’10)
Empire features nine new photographs created by Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber, exploring different aspects of our ever-changing landscape.
When: Now through January 27, 2018
Where: ClampArt, 247 West 29th Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10001

Lina Puerta (Fellow in Crafts/Sculpture ’17)
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: Gothic Influence in Contemporary Art is a group exhibition featuring Puerta’s work.
When: Now through February 10, 2018
Where: The Lehman College Art Gallery, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Fine Arts Building, Bronx, NY 10468

Alan Berliner (Fellow in Film ’85, ’91, ’99)
Allan Wexler (Fellow in Architecture ’85, ’90)
See Yourself E(x)ist is a group exhibition, featuring eighteen artists working in different mediums, all considering the future of humans and nature.
When: Now through February 17, 2018
Where: Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10011

Walter Dundervill (Finalist in Choreography ’16)
Arena Triptych is a video/audio installation created by Iki Nakagawa and inspired by Dundervill’s choreographic piece Arena.
When: December 15 – December 17, 2017
Where: Harvestworks, 596 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10012

Lovid (Fellows in Interdisciplinary Work ’09, Digital/Electronic Arts ’17)
Lovid will be performing live audio/video compositions with their handmade analog synthesizers as a part of The Curated Wall: A Holiday Event showcase. RSVP at [email protected].
When: December 15, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: LMAKbooks+design, 298 Grand Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10002

Bill Young (Fellow in Choreography ’10)
Loft Into Theater presents new performances by several artists, including Bill Young. Reserve your seat online here. Admission is $10.
When: December 15 & 16, 2017, 8:00 PM
Where: Loft Into Theater, 100 Grand Street, New York, NY 10013

Janelle Iglesias (Fellow in Sculpture ’11)
Lisa Iglesias (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ’09)
Mark your calendars for Fire Sale, a one day sale in which the entire gallery will be stocked with artwork from 30+ artists, all at a holiday friendly price point.
When: December 17, 2017, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: Present Company, 254 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Adrianne Wortzel (Fellow in Fiction ’15)
Wortzel will be participating in NY LASER Talks, a series of lectures and presentations on art and science projects. Register online.
When: December 17, 2017, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: Levy Studios, 40 East 19th Street, Apartment 3, New York, NY 10003

Kyle Abraham (Fellow in Choreography ’10)
Ping Chong (Fellow in Choreography ’88, Playwriting/Screenwriting ’98, Performance Art ’03, Interdisciplinary Work ’12)
Elizabeth Diller (Fellow in Architecture ’85, ’89, ’98)
Reggie Gray (Fellow in Choreography ’16)
Craig Harris (Fellow in Music Composition ’92)
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting ’10)
David Lang (Fellow in Music Composition ’86)
Shirin Neshat (Fellow in Photography ’96)
Lynn Nottage (Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting ’94, ’00)
Carl Hancock Rux (Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting ’02)
Carmelita Tropicana (Fellow in Performance ’87, Playwriting/Screenwriting ’06)
Hank Willis Thomas (Fellow in Photography ’06)
Basil Twist (Fellow in Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Art ’03)
These Fellows and more will be participating in The Shape of Things, a conclusion to Carrie Mae Weem’s year-long artist residency with the Park Avenue Armory. Buy tickets online.
When: December 17, 2017, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Thompson Arts Center, Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065

Jayson Smith (Fellow in Poetry ’17)
Smith will be a guest panelist at Reparations, Live! With Morgan Parker, an event where panelists present ideas around mending injustices and speaking out about what America owes them. RSVP online.
When: December 18, 2017, 9:00 PM
Where: Liberty Hall, Ace Hotel New York, 20 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10001

Shamel Pitts & Mirelle Martin (Sponsored Project)
Black Velvet, an original multidisciplinary performance artwork that has been performed internationally, will also be exhibited in New York at 14 Street Y. Advanced tickets are $20.
When: January 11 – January 14, 2018, 8:00 PM
Where: 14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10003

Get out of town to see:

Michelle Jaffé (Sponsored Project)
Jaffé’s video and sound installation, Soul Junk, places the viewer inside a metaphoric mind at work. Mimicking synaptic circuitry firing in the brain, the installation explores raw emotions as conveyed and betrayed by the human voice and facial expressions.
When: Now through January 6, 2018
Where: Milton Art Bank, 23 South Front Street, Milton, PA 17847

Joseph Osmundson (Fellow in Nonfiction Literature ’17)
Osmundson will be having a launch party in Seattle as a part of the tour for his new book Inside/Out.
When: December 22, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: University Bookstore, 4326 University Way North East, Seattle, WA 98105

Liliana Porter (Fellow in Graphics ’85, Film ’99)
Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art presents Other Situations, a survey exhibition of object-based works, photography, prints, and two video pieces by Porter.
When: Now through January 7, 2018
Where: Savannah College of Art and Design, 601 Turner Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31402

Ben Altman (Sponsored Project)
Ben Altman’s photographic project, “The More That is Taken Away,” is included in the exhibition Artificial Things at Art at the ARB at the University of Cambridge.
When: Now through January 19, 2017
Where: Art at the ARB, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, CB3 9DT Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK

Jennifer Karady (Sponsored Project)
Karady’s photographs from “Soldiers’ Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan” is a part of the exhibition, Aftermath: The Fallout of War – America and the Middle East.
When: Now through January 21, 2018
Where: The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243

Kambui Olujimi (Fellow in Crafts/Sculpture ’17)
Sabbath: The 2017 Dorothy Saxe Invitational is a group show centered around works which comment on the Sabbath, the day of rest.
When: Now through February 25, 2018
Where: The Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

New releases to enjoy at home:

Brenda Zlamany (Fellow in Painting ’94)
Read a recent discussion between Zlamany and Leslie Wayne regarding her recent project with the Hebrew Home at the Derfner Judaica Museum.
Where: Online at Artcritical

Doug Skinner (Fellow in Performance ’91)
Le Scat Noir Encyclopedia features contributions by individuals from around the world, including work by Skinner, presenting rare facts, fictions, illustrations, and the like.
Where: Buy it here

Young Jean Lee (Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting ’10)
Read some recent news regarding Lee’s play Straight White Men, which will begin previews at the Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway Summer 2018.
Where: Online at TheaterMania

NYFA congratulates:

Simone Leigh (Fellow in Sculpture ’09)
Leigh is a Finalist for the 2018 Hugo Boss Prize! The Winner will be announced in 2018.

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The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Program awards $7,000 grants to individual artists living and working in New York State. The 2018 award cycle is currently open, with applications being accepted through January 24, 2018. NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship enhances the fundraising capabilities of individual artists and emerging arts organizations. The next quarterly no-fee application deadline is December 31, 2017.

Image: Leigh Davis, Inquiry Into the ELE, 2017, Video Still

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