Artist News: May Part 1

Artist News: May Part 1

Spring is sprung, and there are plenty of new opportunities to see and experience the work of NYFA Affiliated Artists!

The weekend is the perfect time to check out the following exhibitions, screenings, readings, and performances by NYFA Affiliated Artists. Remember to let us know what you think on social media using the hashtags #NYSCANYFAFellows and #NYFAFiscalSponsorship.

Things to do & see in NYC:

Fiona Templeton 
(Fellow in Inter Arts ’85, Performance Art/Emergent Forms ’89, Playing/Screenwriting ’00)
“The Blue”is a play about a man and a woman who speak in their own voices, as well as in the imagined thoughts of the other, even ventriloquising each other until the almost bare stage seems populated with voices.
When: May 18 – May 21, 2017
Where: La MaMA, 66 East 4th Street, New York, NY, 10003

Erin Joyce (Sponsored Project)
Joyce’s exhibition My Country Tis of Thy People, You’re Dying features artworks by contemporary indigenous North American artists. The exhibition title is a reference to the song of the same title by Buffy Saint Marie.
When: Now – May 26, 2017
Where: Radiator Gallery, 10-61 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, New York 11106

Daniel Bejar (Fellow in Interdisciplinary work ’15)
Bejar is part of a group exhibition titled Marginalia: Group Sessions 10 at The Drawing Center. The exhibition declares our present geo-political and ideological constructs to be permeable and malleable, with artworks that view borders and barriers as material through which to build new avenues of both trespass and solidarity. 
When: Now – June 11, 2017
Where: The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster Street, New York, New York, 10013

Mary Mattingly (Sponsored Project)
Mattingly’s (Fellow in Sculpture ’11) Swale, a free public floating food forest, will be at Hudson River Park through June 15.  The 5,000-square-foot barge will also float to two other New York City locations through November, including Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 from June 15 – August 1, 2017 and Concrete Plant Park, Bronx from August 1 – November 15, 2017.
When: Now – June 15, 2017
Where: Hudson River Park, Pier 25, West Street and N. Moore Street, New York, NY 10013

Kobla Dente (Sponsored Project)
Drumsong Productions, Inc. presents Traditional African Drum Carving Workshops at the Onipa Abusia Cultural Center. Register is required to attend the event!
When: Saturdays, Now – September 16, 2017
Where: Onipa Abusia Cultural Center, 171-32 Liberty Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11433
Register: Call 347.849.5955 or email [email protected]

Get out of town to see:

Chico MacMurtrie (Fellow in Computer Arts ’03, Digital/Electronic Arts ’09)
The New Inflatable Moment contextualizes the renewed interest in inflatable structures for architectural and artistic experimentation as expressed among established, emerging, and student architects and artists
When: Now – September 3, 2017; Opening Reception: May 17, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Where: Boston Society of Architects/AIA, 290 Congress Street, Suite 200, Boston, MA 02210

Chico MacMurtrie (Fellow in Computer Arts ’03, Digital/Electronic Arts ’09)
Creature Digitali is an exhibition that features kinetic sculptures that create floating holographs, magnetic fields that generate dynamic fluid ferrofluid forms, and immersive audiovisual experiences where you can experience unknown virtual projections.
When: Now – September 10, 2017
Where: Ex Dogana, Viale dello Scalo San Lorenzo, 10, 00185, Rome, Italy

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 de la photographie Genève, Genève, Switzerland

Kakyoung Lee (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ’14)
Included in “Lines Fiction in the Hamburger Kunsthalle” as part of the museum’s Drawing Rooms II exhibition, curated by Dr. Petra Roettig.
When: Now – May 21, 2017
Where: Hamburger Kunsthalle, Glockengießerwall 5, 20095, Hamburg, Germany

Helene 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 Kniznick Gallery.
When: Now – June 16, 2017
Where: Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University, WSRC Epstein Building, 515 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453

NYFA Congratulates: 

Frances Jetter (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artist’s Books ’03, ’11)
Jetter has been awarded a fellowship from the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. She will be working on a visual history about her immigrant grandfather, his labor union, and his American family in Brooklyn.

Lynn Nottage (Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting ’94, ‘00)
Nottage, a 2017 NYFA Hall of Fame Inductee, was honored with a place on the Playwrights’ Sidewalk outside the Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York City’s Greenwich Village neighborhood. She received a special citation for the honor at the 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards, held on Sunday, May 7. Nottage’s Sweat is nominated for three 2017 Tony Awards in the categories of “Best Play” and “Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play.”

JT Rogers (Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting ’04, ‘08,‘16)
Rogers’ Oslo received four trophies at the 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards on Sunday, May 7, including the top award for outstanding play. The awards recognize achievements for off-Broadway work; the play’s initial production occurred at Lincoln Center Theater’s Off Broadway space before transferring to Broadway this spring. Rogers is also currently in the running for seven Tony Awards, including “Best Play.”

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 Courtesy: Kobla Dente and Drumsongs Productions, Inc., Photo Credit: Ritchelle Gilbert, Public Programs Manager, Rufus King Museum

Amy Aronoff
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