Artist News | September

Artist News | September

NYFA is happy to kick off September with an amazing line-up of artists exhibitions, screenings, artist talks, and performances!

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Things to do & see in NYC:

Fay Ku (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ‘09)
The Lodge Gallery is proud to present Latent Content Analysis, a group exhibition exploring the symbolism of dream states and the mysterious workings of the unconscious mind.
When: Opening Reception: September 6, 2017, 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.; September 6, 2017 – October 6, 2017
Where: The Lodge Gallery, 131 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002

Lenora Champagne (Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting ’98, Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work ’03)
Fellow Lenora Champagne will perform TRAPS, an intimate conversation in a public space, in several locations across New York City. 
When: September 7, 2017, 4:30 P.M. (Seward Park); September 8, 2017, 4:30 P.M. (Old Stone House, Washington Park); September 14, 2017, 7:00 P.M. (Downtown Art Co. Community Space); October 9, 2017, 4:30 P.M. (Christopher Street Pier, Hudson River Park); and October 12, 2017, 4:30 P.M. (Chelse Piers, Hudson River Park)
Where: Multiple public spaces in New York City. 

Randy Gibson (Fellow in Music/Sound ’16)
Rational Time features several of Randy Gibson’s new objects and environmental compositions exploring time, perception, and harmonic ratios. This collection of paintings, photographs, video, and a new sound installation, extends the themes used in Gibson’s musical compositions.
When: Opening Reception: September 10, 2017, 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.; September 6 – 24, 2017
Where: Wild Project Gallery, 195 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009

Film-Makers’ Cooperative’s Annual Paddle8 Auction Online (Participating NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows)
Paddle8 Auction Online proceeds will help with the preservation and digitization of rare works by filmmakers. Works for auction by NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows: Peggy Ahwesh (Fellow in Video ’00), Bill Brand (Fellow in Film ’85/’90), Su Friedrich (Fellow in Film ’88, ’93, ’99), Michelle Handelman (Fellow in Video ’10), Valerie Hegarty (Craft/Sculpture ’09, ’17), Tessa Hughes-Freeland (Fellow in Film ’01), Justen Ladda (Fellow in Sculpture ’86), Josh Lewis (Fellow in Video/Film ’15), Marie Losier (Fellow in Video/Film ’12), Tony Oursler (Fellow in Video ’85), Laura Parnes (Fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts ’14), Walter Robinson (Fellow in Painting ’92), Zoë Sheehan Saldaña (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work ’09, ’15), Carolee Schneemann (Fellow in Performance Art/Emergent Forms ’87), Sol’Sax (Fellow in Sculpture ’05), and Jenny Vogel (Fellow in Computer Arts ’05).
When: Now through September 6, 2017, 5:00 P.M. EST
Where: Online at

Sanford Biggers (Fellow in Performance ’05)
LoVid (Fellow in Interdisciplinary 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: Now through September 10, 2017
Where: Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton Street, New York, NY 10014

Dawoud Bey (Fellow in Photography ’86, ’90)
Phyllis Galembo (Fellow in Photography ’96, ’10, ’16)
Glendalys Medina (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work ’12)
Bey, Galembo, and Medina will be a part of the show, Harlem Postcards, which is an ongoing project that invites contemporary artists of different backgrounds to reflect and represent the intimate and dynamic perspectives of Harlem.
When: Now through September 10, 2017
Where: Harlem Studio Museum, 144 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

Andre Degas (Sponsored Project)
Andre Degas’s House of Charity is a hyper realistic, racial and sexually charged drama set in a fast-paced working environment. The dark comedy addresses issues of addiction and recovery. Andre Degas’s film, Crossing the Line, is a NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship project.
When: Now through September 13, 2017; See showtimes and buy tickets
Where: Theater for the New City, Community Space Theater, 155 First Avenue, New York, NY 10003

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, NY 11693

Franklin Evans (Fellow in Sculpture ’85, Painting ’15)
Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe is pleased to announce paintingpainting, Evans’ second solo show at the gallery, featuring recent works comprised of vivid colors and tightly packed compositions.
When: Opening Reception: September 7, 2017, 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.; September 7, 2017 – October 7, 2017
Where: Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, 525 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011

Christian Marclay (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Arts ’85)
Paula Cooper Gallery presents Boneyard, an exhibition of an installation by Christian Marclay.
When: September 7, 2017 – October 7, 2017
Where: Paula Cooper Gallery, 521 West 21st Street, New York, NY 10011

Takuji Hamanaka (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts ’11, ’17)
Owen James Gallery is pleased to present Weaving Light, a new series of vibrant collages and Hamanaka’s second solo exhibition at Owen James.
When: Opening Reception: September 8, 2017, 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.; September 8, 2017 – October 8, 2017
Where: Owen James Gallery, 61 Greenpoint Avenue, Suite 315, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Martha Burgess (Fellow in Computer Arts ’99)
Trestle Gallery is pleased to announce Queer as a Clockwork PeachFish, a solo exhibition by M. Holloway Burgess, featuring an installation of sculptural objects and two distinct editions of photographs.
When: Reception: September 8, 2017, 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.; Artist Talk: September 12, 2017, 7:00 P.M. (RSVP [email protected]); September 8 – 15, 2017
Where: Trestle Gallery, 850 3rd Avenue, Suite 411, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Get out of town to see:

Chang-Jin Lee (Sponsored Project)
Chang-Jin Lee’s “Comfort Women Wanted” is a part of the exhibition, Do the Right Thing: (dis)comfort women. The exhibition reflects on the silence and dialogue by and about the women who were forced to become sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army before and during World War II.
When: Now through September 3, 2017
Where: ReflectSpace, Downtown Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street, Glendale, CA 91205

Mario Martinez (Murray Reich Award ’17)
Abstract paintings by Murray Reich Distinguished Artist Award recipient Mario Martinez are featured in the exhibition Connections at OTA Contemporary.
When: Now through September 17, 2017
Where: OTA Contemporary, 203 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Dulce Pinzón (Fellow in Photography ’06)
El Museo Amparo presents Generosity, an activist project in which Pinzón encourages her viewers to consider the environmental impact of their habits.
When: Now through September 25, 2017
Where: El Museo Amparo, 2 Sur 708, Centro Histórico, Puebla, Pue., México 72000

Ben Altman (Sponsored Project)
A two-person exhibition with Ben Altman and Robert Knight called Reverence is now on view at the Dowd Gallery. An interactive video and photograph installation of Ben Altman’s NYFA fiscally sponsored project, The More That Is Taken Away will be included in the show.
When: Now through October 13, 2017
Where: Dowd Gallery, State University of New York, 106 Graham Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045

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

Amy Bennett (Fellow in Painting ’06, ’10)
Bennett’s work will be presented alongside a selection of gallery artists by Galleri Magnus Karlsson at the Chart Art Fair.
When: September 1 – 3, 2017
Where: Chart Art Fair, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Nyhavn 2 – 1051, Copenhagen, Denmark

Nadja Verena Marcin (Sponsored Project)
Marcin’s photographic works JEDI and Bride will be a part of the traveling show, Todo los ojos en Bolivia – 10 anos de la Residencia KIOSKO at the Museum National de Arte in La Paz, Bolivia.
When: September 1, 2017 – October 1, 2017
Where: Museum National de Arte, Calle Comercio esq. Socabaya, La Paz, Bolivia

Hiroyuki Hamada (Fellow in Crafts/Sculpture ’09, ’17)
The University of Maryland Art Gallery presents Laid, Placed, and Arranged, an exhibition exploring recent work made by University of Maryland alumni, including Hiroyuki Hamada.
When: Opening Reception: September 6, 2017, 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.; September 6, 2017 – December 8, 2017
Where: University of Maryland Art Gallery, 1202 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building, 3834 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20742

Tara Donovan (Fellow in Sculpture ’03)
Pace Seoul is pleased to present Tara Donovan’s first solo exhibition in Asia. The show surveys works by the artist from the past two decades, including her newest series.
When: September 6, 2017 – October 22, 2017
Where: Pace Seoul, Itaewon-ro 262, Yongsan-gu, Seoul South Korea 04400

China Marks (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ’05, ’11, Crafts/Sculpture ’17)
Ava Gallery presents a solo show of China Marks’ drawings titled, Gods and Men. Marks will hold a Gallery Talk at 4:00 P.M. on September 8, 2017.
When: Opening Reception: September 8, 2017, 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.; September 8, 2017 – October 6, 2017
Where: Ava Gallery, 11 Bank Street, Lebanon, NH 03766

Elisa Lendvay (Finalist in Crafts/Sculpture ’11)
Lendvay’s work will be on view in the three person show Under the Apple Tree.
When: Opening Reception: September 9, 2017, 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.; September 9, 2017 – October 7, 2017
Where: FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery, 1064 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06510

Amy Bennett (Fellow in Painting ’06, ’10)
Bennett’s work is featured in the Oakland University Art Gallery exhibition, Ethics of Depiction: Landscape, Still Life, Human, about the way objects, landscapes, and people can be rendered unambiguously and ethically, as opposed to metaphorically and abstrusely.
When: Opening Reception: September 9, 2017, 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.; September 9, 2017 – November 19, 2017
Where: Oakland University Art Gallery, 208 Wilson Hall, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309

Dulce Pinzón (Fellow in Photography ’06)
Dioramas is a group exhibition that explores the diorama as an unexpected source of inspiration for contemporary art.
When: Now through September 10, 2017
Where: Palais de Tokyo, 13 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, France

Amy Bennett (Fellow in Painting ’06, ’10)
Bennett’s work will be presented by Richard Heller Gallery at the Expo Chicago.
When: September 13 – 17, 2017
Where: Expo Chicago, Navy Pier in the Festival Hall, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

Trisha Brown (Fellow in Choreography ’85)
River Arts presents Trisha Brown Dance Company: In Plain Site, comprised of specially chosen pieces from Brown’s repertory, restaged in relationship to the magnificent setting of Untermyer Park and Gardens.
When: September 16, 2017, 3:00 P.M. and 5:30 P.M.
Where: Untermyer Gardens, 945 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701

New releases to enjoy at home:

James Sherry (Fellow in Poetry ’91)
Sherry’s new book The Oligarch is a response to America’s current political era, and a modern sequel to Machiavelli’s classic, The Prince. Through Sherry’s literary strategy he offers a compelling view on the direction of global politics and economics.
When: October 12, 2017
Where: Pre-order here.

Jodi Savitz (Sponsored Project)
Girl on Girl is a feature-length documentary that follows the stories of feminine lesbians who, even after coming out, feel invisible and stigmatized. A staff pick on Vimeo, this film delves into the stories and experiences of a diverse cast.
When: Available now on demand.
Where: Rent or purchase here.

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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’s Fiscal Sponsorship program enhances the fundraising capabilities of individual artists and emerging arts organizations.

Image: Courtesy of Jodi Savitz’s documentary film Girl on Gir 

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