Artist News | September Part II

Artist News | September Part II

This month is full of film screenings, exhibitions, panel discussions, and other great events for artists to connect with audiences. 

Be sure to catch NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows and NYFA Fiscally Sponsored projects sharing their work at events like the NY Art Book Fair (details below). We want to hear about your visit on social media. Use the handle @nyfacurrent to tag us Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Things to do & see in NYC:

Mary Mattingly (Sponsored Project)
Mary Mattingly’s Swale, the floating food forest, comes to a close at Concrete Plant Park.
When: Now through September 19, 2017; Friday & Saturday, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: Concrete Plant Park, Bronx, NY 10472

Lesley Dill (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ‘95), Mimi Gross (Fellow in Painting ’85), Julie Heffernan (Fellow in Painting ’96), Faith Ringgold (Fellow in Painting ’88), and Alison Saar (Fellow in Sculpture ’85)
Forum Gallery Inc. presents, Seeing With Our Own Eyes, a group exhibition of 24 paintings, drawings, and sculptures representing works by progressive women artists.
When: Now through September 29, 2017
Where: Forum Gallery, 475 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Amir Hariri (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts ’17)
The Cluster Gallery is pleased to present Reflective Pool, a group exhibition featuring works by Amir Hariri.
When: Now through September 30, 2017
Where: The Cluster Gallery, 200 6th Street 3E, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Justin Berry (Fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts ’14)
Essex Flowers is pleased to present the dust never settles, an exhibition of photographic arrangements exploring time and place.
When: Now through October 8, 2017
Where: Essex Flowers, 19 Monroe, New York, NY 10002

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

Olalekan Jeyifous (Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures ’04)
BRIC presents Hifi De Stijl, an installation of Jeyifous’ interpretation of the De Stijl art movement’s iconic combination of geometric forms and primary colors.
When: Now through October 11, 2017
Where: BRIC House Cafe, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Theresa Hackett (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ’09) and Shari Mendelson (Crafts/Sculpture ’87, ’11)
John Molloy Gallery is pleased to present the two-person show, Excavations and Certainties, with paintings by Hackett and sculptures by Mendelson.
When: Now through October 21, 2017
Where: John Molloy Gallery, 48 East 78th Street, Suite 2B, New York, NY 10075

Polly Apfelbaum (Fellow in Sculpture ’95)
Alexander Gray Associates presents Polly Apfelbaum: The Potential of Women, featuring all new work, including gouache drawings, hand-woven rugs, and wall-mounted ceramics.
When: Now through October 21, 2017
Where: Alexander Gray Associates, 510 West 26 Street, New York, NY 10001

Sanford Biggers (Fellow in Performance ’05)
Selah is Biggers’ first solo exhibition with Marianne Boesky Gallery and is comprised of works which highlight overlooked cultural and political narratives in American History.
When: Now through October 21, 2017
Where: Marianne Boesky Gallery, 507 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011

Leslie Wayne (Fellow in Painting ’06)
Free Experience is an exhibition of new works by Leslie Wayne expanding upon the artist’s sculptural use of oil paint.
When: Now through October 21, 2017
Where: Jack Shainman Gallery, 524 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011

Debi Cornwall & Jennifer Karady (Sponsored Projects)
See Debi Cornwall’s and Jennifer Karady’s documentary photographs at Gulf + Western’s exhibition, Bending the Frame.
When: Now through October 22, 2017
Where: Gulf + Western Gallery, 721 Broadway (at Waverly Place), New York, NY 10011

Lizzie Scott (Sponsored Project)
Lizzie Scott’s sewn and painted fabric constructions are part of the group exhibition Soft Power, which explores notions of human condition and power dynamics through the use of hand manipulation of “soft” malleable materials such as felt, fabric, canvas, and human hair. Lizzie Scott’s The Total Styrene Experience is a fiscally sponsored project.
When: Now through October 22, 2017
Where: Lesley Heller Workspace, 54 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

Louise Fishman (Fellow in Painting ’86)
An exhibition of new paintings by Louise Fishman is on view at Cheim & Read.
When: Now through October 28, 2017
Where: Cheim & Read, 547 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001

Leigh Davis (Sponsored Project)
Leigh Davis’ photographs are included in BRIC’s Brooklyn Photographs, which bring together the work of 11 photographers who have turned their lens on the Brooklyn experience from the late 1960s to the present. Leigh Davis’s An Inquiry into the ELE is a fiscally sponsored project.
When: Now through October 29, 2017
Where: Gallery at BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Nadja Verena Marcin (Sponsored Project)
Space Odyssey: Beyond Material Confinements, curated by Nadja Verena Marcin, explores themes including artificial intelligence, gravity, the explosion of movement, and feminine architecture.
When: Opening: September 15, 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM; Now through November 10, 2017
Where: Radiator Gallery, 10-61 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11106

The Luminal Theater (Sponsored Organization)
Attend The Luminal Theater’s Cinema Garden Party and watch a screening of In My Father’s House, a feature-length documentary that follows acclaimed hip-hop artist Che “Rhymefest” Smith as he decides to purchase his childhood home and raise his new family in the same house.
When: September 15, 2017; Doors open at 7:00 PM, Film begins at 8:00 PM
Where: First Quincy Street Community Garden, 397-401 Quincy Street, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Martha Wilson (Fellow in Performance ’01)
Tyranny and Culture Wars at the Grace Exhibition Space includes a performance by Martha Wilson.
When: September 15, 2017, 9:30 PM
Where: Grace Exhibition Space, 840 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Diana Al-Hadid (Fellow in Sculpture ’09)
Al-Hadid’s third solo exhibition with Marianne Boesky, Falcon’s Fortress includes sculpture works, works on Mylar, and the artist’s largest presentation of wall panels seen in New York.
When: Opening Reception: September 16, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM; September 16 – October 21, 2017
Where: Marianne Boesky Gallery, 509 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011

Larry Krone (Fellow in Crafts ’09, Interdisciplinary Arts ’15)
As a part of Ideas City, Larry Krone will be having conversations in response to the prompt: “Ask An Artist How To Make Art and Make Rent in the Future City.”
When: September 16, 2017, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Where: Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003

Taylor Mac (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Arts ’09)
LU! LU! LU! LU! is an evening celebrating Spiderwoman Theater’s 40 years.
When: September 19, 2017, 6:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Where: La MaMa, Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 East 4th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10003

Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair
Go to this year’s twelfth annual NY Art Book Fair to see works exhibited by NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows and Finalists and NYFA Fiscally Sponsored Projects, including The Guerrilla Girls (Fellows in Performance ’88), Debi Cornwall (Sponsored Project), and countless others!
When: September 22 – 24, 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM; Debi Cornwall will participate in the “Photobooks: Protest and Resistance” panel at the Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference at 2:00 PM on September 22, 2017, with a book signing of Welcome to Camp America at ARTBOOK to follow at 3:30 PM.
Where:  MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101

Kathleen Foster (Sponsored Project)
PROFILED will be screened at Impugning Impunity, the ALBA Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. The film knits the stories of mothers of Black and Latino unarmed youth killed by the NYPD into a powerful indictment of racial profiling and police brutality, and places them within a historical context of the roots of racism in the U.S. Following the screening there will be a discussion with filmmakers Judith Stillman, Molly Stuart, and Kathleen Foster.
When: September 23, 2017, 6:00 PM
Where: Downtown Community Television, 87 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10013

Ron Baron (Fellow in Sculpture ’97)
Smack Mellon presents Beyond-Beyond, an exhibition of works by Ron Baron.
When: Opening Reception: September 23, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM; September 23 – November 5, 2017
Where: Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Lize Mogel (Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design ’13)
As a part of Our Public Water: Tunnels and Tanks, Mogel will be leading “Walking the Watershed,” a talk about the physical and political connection between the Catskills and urban South Williamsburg water system.
When: September 30, 2017, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM; RSVP to [email protected]
Where: La Casita Verde, 451 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Andrea Arroyo (Fellow in Sculpture ’89, Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ’95)
Women With Wings
is an exhibition of site-specific outdoor works by Andrea Arroyo.
When: Now through October 31, 2017
Where: Maggie’s Garden, 564 West 149th Street, New York, NY 10031; Friendship Garden, 499 West 150th Street, New York, NY10031

Get out of town to see:

Amir Hariri (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts ’17)
Spatial Complexities: Archiving Beauty from Chaos is a group show featuring work which uses the frameworks of architecture, technology, and design as entry points for processing spatial experience, time, and memory.
When: Now through September 22, 2017
Where: The Center For Emerging Visual Arts, 237 South 18th Street 3A, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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

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 años de la Residencia KIOSKO at the Museum National de Arte in La Paz, Bolivia.
When: Now through October 1, 2017
Where: Museum National de Arte, Calle Comercio esq. Socabaya, La Paz, Bolivia

Andres Serrano (Fellow in Photography ’87)
Serrano’s work is featured in the group show From Christo to Kiefer, which has brought together contemporary artists who have been of decisive importance in the last 50 years.
When: Now through October 1, 2017
Where: Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso, Königsstraße 1, 48143 Münster, Germany

Andres Serrano (Fellow in Photography ’87)
Torture showcases a series of photographs taken by Serrano at an experimental space in the French industrial town of Maubourguet. Under the guidance of military personnel, 40 models were photographed in degrading positions, using devices of torture that were produced by local residents. This show was initiated and produced by a/political.
When: Now through October 8, 2017
Where: Station Museum of Contemporary Art, 1502 Alabama Street, Houston, TX 77004

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

Rebecca Chamberlain (Fellow in Painting ’12)
Charlie James Gallery presents Homatorium III Lost Horizon, the debut Los Angeles solo show of New York-based artist Rebecca Chamberlain.
When: Now through October 14, 2017
Where: Charlie James Gallery, 969 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Taylor Mac (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Arts ’09)
Curran and Stanford Live present, Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, a series of performances charting the subjective history of the United States through the unique mash-up of popular music, history, performance, and art from 1776 to now.
When: September 15 – 24, 2017
Where: The Curran, 445 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Kathleen Quasey (Sponsored Project)
Based on the metaphor of an eternal river, Kathleen Quasey’s performance installation Poetry River celebrates humankind’s transformation, transcendence, and renewal.
When: September 16, 2017, 8:30 PM
Where: Riverside Plaza, 2 N. Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606

Dread Scott (Fellow in Sculpture ’01, Performance ’05, Interdisciplinary Work ’12)
Scott’s work is a part of Black Matters, a group exhibition following the idea that some words carry meanings that have larger lives of their own.
When: September 16 – November 4, 2017
Where: Galerie Barbara Thumm, Marksgrafenstrasse 68, D-10969 Berlin, Germany

Hank Willis Thomas (Fellow in Photography ’06)
Monument Lab is a nine-week citywide public art and history project that will take place in the five original city squares as well as five neighborhood parks throughout the City of Philadelphia.
When: September 16 – November 19, 2017
Where: William Penn city squares, Philadelphia, PA

Barbara Kruger  (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Arts ’85)
Sprüth Magers presents Forever, a site-specific installation of one of Kruger’s immersive room-wraps, which includes several new vinyl works.
When: September 16 – December 22, 2017
Where: Sprüth Magers, Oranienburger Straße 18, D-10178, Berlin, Germany

Chico MacMurtrie (Fellow in Computer arts ’03, Digital/Electronic Arts ’09)
Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas is a wide-ranging survey exhibition, bringing together contemporary artists from across the Americas who have tapped into science fiction’s capacity to imagine new realities, both utopian and dystopian.
When: September 16, 2017 – February 3, 2018
Where: UCR ARTSblock, 3824 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501

Sophie Barrett-Kahn (Fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts ’11)
Sophie Barrett-Kahn will have a piece on view in the Figurative Tradition exhibition during ArtPrize.
When: September 20 – October 8, 2017
Where: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Avenue NorthEast, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

John Morton (Sponsored Project)
John Morton’s work is part of Sup-A-Genius: The Five Guy Show, a group exhibition that celebrates the artist as inventor.
When: Reception: September 24, 2017, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM; September 22 – November 11, 2017
Where: Drawing Rooms, 180 Grand Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

New releases to enjoy at home:

Debi Cornwall (Sponsored Project)
Debi Cornwall’s Welcome to Camp America: Inside Guantanamo Bay is a vivid and disorientating collection of photographs, once-classified government documents, and first-person accounts providing a glimpse into the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay. Learn more about the project on the New York Times!
When: Released September 11, 2017
Where: Purchase from Radius Books here.

NYFA congratulates:

Marla Mossman (Sponsored Project)
Marla Mossman’s documentary film KAWOMERA: Plant, Pray, Partner for Peace was announced as the 2017 Winner of the Special Jury Award of Outstanding Excellence at the International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration and Equality.

Shamel Pitts (Sponsored Project)
Shamel Pitts’s performance art, Black Velvet, was recognized with the Audience Choice Award at the 2017 Stockholm Fringe Festival Awards.

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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: Detail of Welcome to Camp America book cover by Debi Cornwall

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