Artist News | June Part II

Artist News | June Part II

It’s officially summer with this guide to art in and outside of NYC, and new releases to enjoy at home

Summer is heating up and so are these sizzling art exhibitions, screenings, readings, and performances! Give a shout out with #NYSCANYFAFellow and #NYFAFiscalSponsorship hashtags on social media. 

Things to do & see in NYC:

China Marks (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists Books ‘05/’11)
Marks has a drawing in Fight of Flight, an exhibition of politically-oriented art at The Painting Center.
When: June 20 – July 15, 2017
Where: The Painting Center, 547 West 27th Street, Suite 500, New York, New York 10001 

Maria Hassabi (Sponsored Project)
Hassabi’s performance, STAGED, is part of the 16th annual Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s River to River Festival.
When: Friday, June 23 & Sunday, June 25 from 6:00PM-6:30PM
Where: City Hall Park, Broadway, Park Row and Chambers St., New York, NY 

Jennifer Williams (Finalist in Photography ‘16)
Williams is participating in a residency at Z Hotel, as a part of the QCA Arthotel Residency Program, and is working on an installation which will be on view during the Open Studios. She will be giving an artist talk on June 23, 2017.
When: Artist talk: 6:30 – 8:30 PM, June 23, 2017. Open Studios: June 24, 2017, 1 – 5 PM
Where: Z Hotel, 11-01 43rd Ave, Long Island City, New York 11101

Cheryl Wing-Ze Wong (Finalist in Architecture/ Environmental Structures/Design ‘16)
Constellation is a site-specific architectural sculpture, performance, and series of urban discussions. The sculptural pavilion will be re-configured seasonally in three different transformations over the course of a year.
When: Saturday 5 – 7 PM, June 24, 2017
Where: Seward Park, East Broadway and Jefferson Street, Manhattan, New York 10002

Jennifer Lacey (Fellow in Choreography ‘00) & Wally Cardona (Fellow in Choreography ‘10)
As a part of the Governors Island River To River Festival, Lacey and Cardona present The Set Up: Island Ghost Sleep Princess Time Story Show, a collaborative performance of multiple dances created by seven master choreographer artists.
When: 12 – 6 PM, June 24 – 25, 2017
Where: The Arts Center, Building 110, Governors Island, New York 

Jody Oberfelder (Fellow in Choreography ‘87)
The Brain Piece is part installation and part proscenium performance, performed and choreographed by Oberfelder. The piece evokes tangible and interactive experiences, where dance, music, visual art, film, and words are woven together to stimulate the mind. Only 72 audience members are invited at a time.
When: 7:30 PM June 28, June 29 – July 1 at 7 PM/9 PM, 2017
Where: New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th Street, New York, New York 10011

Karen Ostrom (Fellow in Computer Arts ‘01) & Thessia Machado (Fellow in Computer Arts ‘05)
The Lacemaker’s Y(e)arn is an collaboratory installation integrating animation and sound, filtered through traditional lace and a deconstructed fax machine. The artists create a narrative that speaks of tradition, transition, and obsolescence, the handmade lace and netting mirrored by film and fax-machine technology.
When: Opening reception, June 29, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, on view through August 13, 2017
Where: The Project Room, BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, New York 11217 

Mary Mattingly (Sponsored Project)
Mattingly’s Swale, a free public floating food forest, will be at the Brooklyn Bridge Park through June 30. Swale offers educational programming and welcomes visitors to harvest herbs, fruits and vegetables for free.
When: Now through June 30, 2017; Thursdays – Sundays from 12:00PM – 6:00PM
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6

Ellen Berkenblit (Fellow in Painting ‘92)
New body of work which connects Berkenblit’s love of textiles to her painting practice.
When: Now through July 7, 2017
Where: Anton Kern Gallery, 16 East 55th Street, New York, New York, 10022

Svea Schneider (Sponsored Project)
INSITU Site Specific Dance Festival takes over the streets of LIC! The Queens waterfront is transformed to one big stage for movement artists!
When: July 8 & 9, 2017, 12 – 7 PM daily.
Where: Various locations along the LIC waterfront, plan your visit here.

Simone Leigh (Fellow in Sculpture ‘09)
The Studio Museum’s InHarlem is a public sculpture project within Harlem’s quartet of historic parks. Leigh’s sculptural work can be found at Marcus Garvey Park.
When: Now through July 25, 2017
Where: Marcus Garvey Park, 18 Mount Morris Park West, New York, New York 10027

Artmakers, Inc. (Sponsored Organization)
The exhibition La Lucha Continua: The Struggle Continues shares political murals from 1985 and 2017 addressing gentrification, police brutality, immigration, feminism, and opposition of U.S. intervention in Central America and apartheid in South Africa.
When: Now through July 31, 2017 (Thurs., Fri., & Sat.)
Where: The Loisaida Center, 710 East 9th Street, New York, NY, 10009

Sanford Biggers (Fellow in Performance ‘05)
LoVid (Fellow in Inter-Disciplinary 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: June 8 – September 10, 2017
Where: Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton Street, New York, New York 10014 

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:

John Van Alstine (Sponsored Project)
John Van Alstine’s sculptures are now on view at The Laffer Gallery as part of the show Cartography & Choreography.
When: Now through July 30, 2017
Where: The Laffer Gallery, 96 Broad Street, Schuylerville, NY 12871


Laura Naylor (Sponsored Project)
See the stop-motion film, Bartleby, screened at Nantucket Film Festival. Tickets are $15.
When: June 25, 2017 at 9:00AM
Where: Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street, Nantucket, MA 02554

New Releases to enjoy at home:

Debi Cornwall (Sponsored Project)
Debi Cornwall’s first book, Welcome to Camp America: Inside Guantánamo Bay is now available for pre-order from Radius Books. $45 – $500.
When: Pre-order now
Where: Radius Books 

Angel Nevarez (Fellow in Performance ‘05)
The Spring 2017 issue of BOMB Magazine includes a writing by Valerie Tevere & Angel Nevarez titled, A Punch In 4/4 Time. The piece discusses the element of sound in relation to recent political and social news.
When:  Spring 2017
Where:  In print and online, BOMB Magazine

Mariella Bisson (Fellow in Painting ‘12)
Bisson’s new site, under the name of BOLDFACE, is a collection of daily poems made of truth, lies, and the New York Times, and is inspired by her personal response to the current political system.

Analia Segal (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures ‘04)
An article published in Prattfolio titled Crit: Sculpture Professor Analia Segal and Lindsay McAleavy follows a conversation between Segal and one of her students at Pratt Institute.
When: June 13, 2017
Where: In print and online,

John Monti (Fellow in Sculpture ‘89/’93)
WNYC News segment Performances That Mix Visual Art and Dance highlights the recent collaboration between Monti and choreographer Jodi Melnick, entitled Moat, as a part of the River to River Festival on Governors Island.
When: aired June 15, 2017
Where: Listen online at WNYC News

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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Image Credits, from top: Cheryl Wing-Ze Wong (Finalist in Architecture/ Environmental Structures/Design ‘16), Constellation, Seward Park; Bartleby film still, By and By Productions

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