Artist News | November

Artist News | November

In need of some “me time” before the mad rush of the holiday season? We got you covered!

Here’s a round-up of exhibitions, performances, screenings, and more by NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows and NYFA Fiscally Sponsored Projects. And if you attend or enjoy any of them, make sure to let us know your thoughts; tag us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the handle @nyfacurrent.

Things to do & see in NYC:

Thordis Adalsteinsdottir (Fellow in Painting ’12)
It’s the last month to see out of the deep, the seventh solo exhibition of Adalsteinsdottir’s at STUX. This is also the inaugural show in the gallery’s new Salon on the Upper West Side.
When: Now through November 24, 2017
Where: Salon STUX West, 520 West End Avenue, Suite 2, 85th Street Entrance, New York, NY 10024

Joseph Morris (Fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts ’17)
Be sure to visit Morris’ immersive solo exhibition at Ulterior Gallery.
When: Now through December 3, 2017
Where: Ulterior Gallery, 172 Attorney Street, New York, NY 10002

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

Barbara Hammer (Fellow in Video/Film ’88, ’92, ’97, ’98, ’01, ’12)
There’s still time to see Barbara Hammer: Evidentiary Bodies, a multifaceted exhibition-project that showcases the impact of Hammer’s life’s work.
When: Now through January 28, 2018
Where: Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, 26 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10013

Matthew Geller (Fellow in Video ’88, Sculpture ’05)
Go see Geller’s recently installed sculpture, I Ought To, at the new Myrtle Avenue Pedestrian Plaza.
When: Now
Where: New Myrtle Avenue Pedestrian Plaza, 550 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work ’12)
You can still see Joy Decision, a group show commemorating RuPaul and showcasing a range of media and approaches, before it closes on November 19.
When: Now through November 19, 2017; Performances: November 10, 2017, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM 
Where: Underdonk, 1329 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Beth Sutherland (Fellow in Painting ’98)
A portfolio of Sutherland’s work will appear in Issue 17 of the magazine Carrier Pigeon. There will be an opening party to celebrate the release of the new issue.
When: Opening Party: November 10, 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: 20|20 Gallery 323 West 39th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10018

Inbal Abergil (Sponsored Project)
The book launch of Abergil’s N.O.K. – Next of Kin will be at The Half King.
When: November 14, 2017, 7:00 PM
Where: The Half King, 505 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011

Amy Lawless (Fellow in Poetry ’11)
Lawless will be teaching the workshop I’m Having the Best Time: A Poetry Workshop with Experimentation, Collaboration, and Ekphrasis at Pioneer Works. Enroll and pay for the class here.
When: November 14, 21, and 28, 2017 & December 5 and12, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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: November 16, 2017 to January 7, 2018; Opening: November 15, 2017
Where: Project Room at BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Liliana Porter (Fellow in Graphics ’85, Film ’99)
Ana Tiscornia (Fellow in Photography ’04)
Johannes Vogt Gallery presents Accomplices, a rare collection of collaborative works by Porter and Tiscornia.
When: November 16, 2017 to December 22, 2017; Opening Reception: November 16, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
Where: Johannes Vogt Gallery, 55 Chrystie Street, Suite 202, New York, NY 10002

Mary Mattingly (Sponsored Project)
Mattingly will be part of the conversation Food is Love, a panel discussion that explores the intersection of food, politics, activism, and art. RSVP here. Mattingly’s Swale is a fiscally sponsored project.
When: November 16, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: The 8th Floor, 17 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

Michelle Segre (Fellow in Crafts/Sculpture ’14)
Dawn of the Looney Tune is an exhibition of recent sculpture by Segre, continuing her absurdist juxtapositions of material.
When: November 16, 2017 to December 23, 2017; Opening Reception: November 16, 6:00 PM 
Where: Derek Eller Gallery, 300 Broome Street, New York, NY 10002

Michael Eastman (Fellow in Painting ’88)
Buenos Aires-Southern Light is an exhibition showcasing large-scale photographs taken by Eastman.
When: November 16, 2017 to January 20, 2018; Opening Reception: November 16, 6:00 PM 
Where: Edwynn Houk Gallery, 745 5th Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10151

Laura Shechter (Fellow in Painting ’15)
Shechter’s work can be seen in the group exhibition, The Outer Boroughs: Brooklyn, Queens & The Bronx.
When: November 17, 2017 to December 17, 2017; Opening Reception: November 17, 7:00 PM 
Where: The Lodge Gallery, 131 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002

Matthew Handal (Sponsored Project)
Handal’s documentary film, Riding With thisABILITIES, will be screened at the EQUUS Film Festival.
When: November 17, 2017, 6:00 PM 
Where: Helen Mills Theater, 137-139 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

Golnar Adili (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ’09)
Asuka Goto (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ’13)
Adili and Goto are featured in the group show Relative Material, showcasing artists who utilize family histories to reflect on political and social issues.
When: November 18, 2017 to December 17, 2017; Opening Reception: November 17, 7:00 PM 
Where: NURTUREart Gallery, 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Amy Brener (Fellow in Crafts/Sculpture ’14)
Two person show featuring Brener’s sculptures.
When: November 18, 2017 to December 22, 2017; Opening Reception: November 18, 4:00 PM  
Where: 315 Gallery, 312 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

John Jesurun (Fellow in Performance ’88)
Jesurun will present a section from a new short-form piece, and also revisit his 1990 play Everything That Rises Must Converge.
When: November 19, 2017, 6:00 PM 
Where: WeisAcres, 537 Broadway #3, New York, NY 10012

Chin Chih Yang (Fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts ’11, Sponsored Project)
Created by filmmaker Ming-Chuan Huang, Face The Earth is a documentary which follows the work of Taiwanese American performance artist and NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow Yang. The premiere free screenings will be followed by a Q&A with the artist; RSVP here for Queens Museum screening.
When: November 18, 2017, 2:00 PM at the Queens Museum & November 19, 2017, 7:00 PM at the Anthology Film Archives
Where: Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368 & Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003

Joseph Keckler (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work ’12)
Keckler will be launching and signing copies of his new book Dragons at the Edge of a Flat World, published by Turtle Point Press.
When: November 19, 2017, 7:00 PM
Where: Howl Gallery, 6 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003

Sarah Hennies (Fellow in Music/Sound ’16)
Hennies will be premiering Contralto, a new one-hour work for video, strings, and percussion at ISSUE Project Room.
When: November 30, 2017, 8:00 PM
Where: ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Get out of town to see:

Helène Aylon (Sponsored Project)
Aylon’s exhibition and conclusion to her two-decade long G-D Project: Nine Houses Without Women travels to the 2017 Jerusalem Biennale.
When: Now through November 15, 2017
Where: Hamachtarot Museum (Museum of Underground Prisoners), Rehov Mishol Hagvura 1, Russian Compound, Jerusalem, Israel 9131401

David Hammons (Fellow in Sculpture ’87)
Hammons’ work is included in Phillips’ selling exhibition American African American, which showcases American artists who look to their blackness or black culture to create exceptional works of art. The show picks up where the recent Tate Modern exhibition, Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power left off.
When: Now through November 25, 2017
Where: Phillips, 30 Berkeley Square, London, UK W1J 6EX

Jason Mitcham (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work ’12)
If you’re in the area, be sure to see Mitcham’s show Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise, which explores notions of temporality, evolution, and modernity through stop-motion video.
When: Now through November 30, 2017
Where: Fleckenstein Video Gallery, Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 East Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48503

Renee Cox (Fellow in Photography ’96)
Hank Willis Thomas (Fellow in Photography ’06)
William Villalongo (Fellow in Painting ’12)
Fred Wilson (Fellow in Sculpture ’87, ’91)
One more month to see Black Pulp! at Wesleyan University. Co-Curated by Villalongo, this is a traveling group exhibition of printed media works challenging racist narratives and changing limited notions of Black experience.
When: Now through December 10, 2017
Where: Wesleyan University Center for the Arts, Main Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zikha Gallery, 283 Washington Terrace, Middletown, CT 06459

Amy Bennett (Fellow in Painting ’06, ’10)
Ellen Harvey (Fellow in Painting ’02)
Scott Hunt (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ’07)
Marilyn Minter (Fellow in Painting ’88, ’92)
Catherine Murphy (Fellow in Painting ’88)
Take the time to see these NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows’ works in the group show Really?.
When: Now through December 23, 2017
Where: Wilding Cran Gallery, 939 South Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Martha Wilson (Fellow in Performance ’01)
Artpace will feature Wilson’s work in the Fall 2017 International Artist-in-Residence exhibition.
When: Now through December 31, 2017
Where: Artpace, 445 North Main Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78205

Betty Tompkins (Fellow in Painting ’88)
Tompkins’ paintings are on view in a two-person show at Halsey McKay Gallery.
When: Now through January 2, 2018
Where: Halsey McKay Gallery, 79 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937

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

Jennifer Karady (Sponsored Project)
Karady’s photographs from Soldiers’ Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan are 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

Shandor Hassan (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ’16)
Visit Hassan’s recently opened project The Dust: American Matter, a site-specific installation meditating on American production and automobile cultures.
When: Now through Summer 2018
Where: Street Road Artists Space, 725 Street Road, Cochranville, PA 19330

Aviva Rahmani (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ’16)
Bridge Red Studios presents Sixth, a group show highlighting how select artists are increasingly exploring issues of critical environmentalism, climate change, and their relationship to the Sixth Anthropocene Epoch.
When: November 19, 2017 to January 7, 2018; Opening Reception: November 19, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM 
Where: Bridge Red Studios, 12425, North Miami, FL 33161

Jennifer Williams (Finalist in Photography ’16)
Williams will have work on view in a group show installed in the Galleries at The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.
When: November 28, 2017 to November 28, 2018
Where: The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, 200 South Broad Street, Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Ben Altman (Sponsored Project)
Altman’s photographic project The More That is Taken Away, will be included in the exhibition Artificial Things at Art at the ARB at the University of Cambridge
When: Now through January 19, 2017; Reception & Artist Talk: November 30, 2017
Where: Art at the ARB, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, CB3 9DT Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK

New releases to enjoy at home:

Shinique Smith (Fellow in Sculpture ’07)
Smith is featured in the recent Washington Post review, “They’re women, they’re black and they don’t make art about that,” which discusses a new exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Where: The Washington Post

Inbal Abergil (Sponsored Project)
Inbal Abergil’s book, N.O.K. – Next of Kin, examines the ways in which American families memorialize their relatives killed in military conflict.
Where: Daylight Books; purchase here now.

Ekene Ijeoma (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ’16)
Panorama recently released a documentative video of Ijeoma’s interactive installation Heartfelt.
Where: Watch the video online.

Leila Christine Nadir (Fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts ’09)
Nadir recently contributed her story to Key Ring Chronicles, a crowd-sourced project exploring the stories behind objects people keep on their key rings.
Where: Read the complete article on

Barbara Kruger (Fellow in Inter-Arts ’85)
Read a recent article about the new limited-edition New York MetroCards designed by Kruger.
Where: The New York Times

NYFA congratulates:

Simone Leigh (Fellow in Sculpture ’09)
Leigh was recently awarded the Studio Museum in Harlem’s Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize! Read more in an article published by ArtNews.

Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work ’12)
Lyn-Kee-Chow is a recipient of the 2017-2018 Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art. Information about the welcoming celebration on November 29, 2017 can be found on Facebook.

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The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Program awards $7,000 grants to individual artists living and working in New York State, and NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship enhances the fundraising capabilities of individual artists and emerging arts organizations.

Image: Courtesy of Aviva Rahmani, from her Fiscally Sponsored project Gulf to Gulf. Learn more about the project here.

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