I donated a painting to support the organization 'Make the Road New York'. 100% of the proceeds from the event went to a network of courageous folx who stand up for immigrants, the working class, communities of color, and LGBTIA people.
To See The Moon Fall From The Sky
curated by Will Hutnick & Mark Joshua Epstein
SPRING/BREAK Art Show
February 28 - March 6, 2017
23rd floor, rooms 52/53
For more information, please contact Will Hutnick: email@example.com
SPRING/BREAK Art Show: 4 Times Square (entrance at 43rd St.), New York, NY
Devin Balara, Emily Gibson, Ian James, MaryKate Maher, Vanessa
Marsh, Jessye McDowell, Dan Perkins, Liesl Pfeffer & Tiffany Tate
In the spring of 2016, I was invited by Underwater New York, a group of writers who publish a digital journal about objects submerged in the waterways of New York City, to make an artwork for Marie Lorenz’s flow pool at Recess. Lorenz's hydrodynamic tank was constructed as a space for exploration. Scientists, writers, musicians, and artists brought materials and ideas to test out in the tank. As an artist I appreciated the challenge of making a work of art to be released into a pool, subject to the whims of water and collaborative interaction. My sculpture ‘Ghost Horse’ was made out of packing tape. It references the horse refineries that were once part of Dead Horse Bay. The creature’s inevitable transformation as it is submerged in water and mingled with other objects is similar to the way we recall the past. Some aspects coalesce while others disappear altogether. In my current work I make portraits of phantoms to explore the connections between history, memory, and perception.
In celebration of all the female art critics, artists, and writers who have been part of the blog over the years, Art F City hosted a live auction to honor "Power Women." I was happy to donate a drawing in support of their contributions to cultural dialogue.
The exhibition titled Governing Body was on view from February 7th-February 26th at Temporary Agency. The show included Saul Chernick, Nate Sensel, Francis Estrada and Emily A. Gibson.
Read about the studio art class I teach and an assignment I created called the Art Autopsy by following the link above.
Art Connects New York is a charitable organization that, with the help of its donors, connects artists and curators with social service agencies in New York City to create museum-quality permanent exhibitions of contemporary artwork. Since its inception in 2006, Art Connects New York has organized 34 permanent exhibitions—free of charge—for social service centers throughout the five boroughs. I donated work to Art Connects New York and met with residents of Safe Haven to discuss the role of art in our everyday lives.
I spent time in London and Berlin this summer doing research at the Tate Britain, Gemaldegalerie, & the Scharf-Gerstenberg for an upcoming project and visited the American Academy in Berlin with historian Michael S. Cullen.
I was invited by Dr. Caroline Wellbery to lecture at Georgetown University on self-portraiture. Dr. Wellbery uses works of art and literature to teach medical residents about patient experience. The residents later made self-portraits as a method of self-reflection on their training as doctors. My lecture started with the anonymous portrait (above) from an illuminated manuscript made in 1402 and ended with the work of contemporary artist Sarah Lucas. It covered the history of self-portraits from the early Renaissance to the present day. I also spoke about the materials, processes, and motivations connected to self-portraiture.