Artist News: March Part III

Artist News: March Part III

March has been a prolific month for NYFA affiliated artists of all disciplines. 

Want to help us support NYFA affiliated artists? How about attending their performances, plays, and readings, or checking out their work online? As we make our way into spring, join these artists in tackling a wide range of themes, from gender, religion, and dissent, to an artist’s work process. Then, be sure to tell us about your experiences by tagging @nyfacurrent on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Things to do & see in NYC:

Susana Cook (Fellow in Poetry ‘03)
La MaMa will be presenting Cook’s play Non-Consensual Relationships with Ghosts, a play about a king who was actually a queen, who is sent to exile, imprisoned in Athens and found 45 years later in Argentina at a tomb contest.
When: March 24 – April 2, 2017
Where: The Club, 74A East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003

Linda Herritt (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts ‘14)
The Darkest Side of Paradise is a group show navigating the multi-faceted influence of drugs on US culture.
When: Friday, March 24, 7:00 -10:00 PM, on view Sundays from 1:00 – 5:00 PM through April 16
Where: Wayfarers, 1109 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, NY

Linda Herritt (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts ‘14)
Smack Mellon is pleased to present Linda Herritt’s site-specific installation, Grease Rust Soot Sweat. Based on a portion of Buckminster Fuller’s list of impactful inventions, the large-scale, text-based piece exists as a three-dimensional diagram, undulating off Smack Mellon’s largest wall.
When: Now – April 23, 2017
Where: Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

A.M. Homes (Fellow in Fiction ‘88) & Joan Silber (Fellow in Fiction ‘86)
On April 6, 2017, to mark the publication of A Grace Paley Reader: Stories, Essays, and Poetry (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), The Center for Fiction is thrilled to host a Grace Paley: A Celebration of her life with Hilma Wolitzer, Joan Silber, Victoria Redel, and A. M. Homes.
When: Thursday April 6, 2017, 7:00 PM
Where: The Center for Fiction, 17 E 47th Street, New York, NY 10017

Randy Gibson (Fellow in Music and Sound ‘16)
Gibson will be performing The Four Pillars Appearing from The Resonating Discs invoking The 72:81:88 Confluence in a setting of Quadrilateral Starfield Symmetry ATS4 Base 6:81 at Wild Project.
When: April 11, 2017, 8:00 PM
Where: Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009

Get out of town to see:

Laura Naylor (Sponsored Project)
Laura Naylor’s stop-motion film and reimagining of Melville’s classic, “Bartleby,” will be showcased in 2017 Aspen ShortsFest.
When: April 6, 2017, 5:30 PM
Where: Wheeler Opera House, 320 East Hyman Avenue, Aspen, CO, 81611

Debi Cornwall (Sponsored Project)
In collaboration with the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva (FIFDH), the Centre de la photographie Genève presents the first solo-exhibition in Europe of Debi Cornwall’s Welcome to Camp America.
When: Now – May 14, 2017
Where: Centre photographie Geneve, Geneve, Switzerland

Helène Aylon (Sponsored Project)
Internationally acclaimed Jewish feminist artist, Helène Aylon presents her exhibition Afterword: For the Children, a conclusion to “The G-d Project” at Brandeis University’s Knizknick Gallery.
When: Now – June 16, 2017
Where: Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University, WSRC Epstein Building, 515 South Street, Waltham, MA

Okwui Okpokwasili (Fellow in Choreography ‘13)
Choreographer, writer, and actress Okwui Okpokwasili brings her kinesthetically powerful movement style to a site-specific dance that responds to Nick Cave’s major Building 5 exhibition Until.
When: April 7, 2017, 8:00 PM
Where: MASS MoCa, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247

Richard Saba (Basil Alkazzi Award for Excellence ‘15)
The Word & Image Gallery at Bright Hill Literary Center will kick off its 2017 Exhibit Season and National Poetry Month with a collaborative exhibit by Cherry Valley Artist Richard Saba and Poet Mary Ashwood, “September Song.” The exhibit will include the book September Song, which contains the images in the exhibit.
When: April 2 – April 28, 2017
Where: The Word & Image Gallery, 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY 13846

New releases to enjoy at home:

Jonathan Silvers (Sponsored Project)
Dead Reckoning, a three-hour documentary series, is about the evolution of postwar justice over the past seven decades – and the failure to investigate war crimes and prosecute the perpetrators.
When: New York City air dates on PBS Channel 13 include March 31, 8:00 PM and April 1, 2:00 PM. Check local PBS listings for other air dates.
Where: Streaming on PBS from the comfort of your own home!

Robert Knafo (Sponsored Project)
Artists at Work, a documentary project with a focus on contemporary artists and their work process and work spaces recently launched its new website.

The NYSCA/NYFAArtist 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: Okwui Okpokwasili (Fellow in Choreography ‘13)

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