Timothy Hull in "Present Perfect", curated by Andrea Hill, at The Goma, November 6 - December 24, 2014, with an opening reception on November 6 at 8pm.
Laura Parnes in "Readykeulous by Ridykeulous: This is What Liberation Feels Like", organized by Nicole Eisenman and A.L. Steiner, at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, on view September 19 - December 28, 2014.
Ridykeulous—artists Nicole Eisenman (b. 1965, Verdun, France; lives New York) and A.L. Steiner’s (b. 1967, Miami; lives Los Angeles) ongoing curatorial project—revisits and expands their 2011 exhibition Readykeulous: The Hurtful Healer and its focus on emotionally-charged letters and correspondences. The works in the show span a variety of text-based and text-inspired media, including painting, video, audio, sculpture, drawing, and choice selections from Ridykeulouse’s exclusive PATRIArchives™.
Featuring correspondence and works by: Kathy Acker, Abe Ajay, Mike Albo, Artists Poster Committee (Frazier Dougherty, Jon Hendricks, Irving Petlin), Sadie Benning, Kathe Burkhart, Nao Bustamante, Jibz Cameron, Leidy Churchman, Zackary Drucker, Nicole Eisenman, Tracey Emin, Daniel Feinberg, Louise Fishman, Glen Fogel, Hollis Frampton, Dawn Frasch, Simon Fujiwara, Gary Gissler, Guerilla Art Action Group (G.A.A.G.), Harmony Hammond, Kathleen Hanna & Toby Vail, K8 Hardy, I.U.D., Donald Judd, Zoe Leonard, Ali Liebegott, Lucy Lippard, Catherine Lord, Bernadette Mayer, Allyson Mitchell & Deirdre Logue, Eileen Myles, Chuck Nanney, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Laura Parnes, William Powhida , Adrian Piper, Ridykeulous, Carolee Schneeman, Jack Smith, Nancy Spero, Nicola Tyson, Kara Walker, and David Wojnarowicz.
Organized for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis by artists Nicole Eisenman and A.L. Steiner in conjunction with Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993–2013. Organized at ICA by Assistant Curator Kate Kraczon.
LOS ANGELES — Laura Parnes’s four-disk video series Blood and Guts in Hollywood exposes the idealized teenage dream for what it is: A boring, vapid fantasy of “love” that is marketed and sold to an audience of young dreamers searching for their soulmate in the illusions of silver screens and false idols. Leading up to the part where idyllic bubbles burst, Parnes’s work functions as part experimental film, part video art, and part surreal re-enactment of Kathy Acker’s groundbreaking book Blood and Guts in High School (1984), which influenced a generation of feminist writers, thinkers, and makers.
Blood and Guts in Hollywood: Four Works by Laura Parnes is available through the Video Data Bank.
Artadia's 15th Anniversary Exhibition
Curated by Gianni Jetzer
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 13, 2014, 5 - 8pm
285 Spring Street
New York, NY
The renowned organization Artadia: The Fund for Art & Dialogue celebrates 15 years of support for visual artists with a vibrant show presenting the work of 20 Artadia Awardees at Longhouse Projects in downtown Manhattan. The exhibition is curated by former Swiss Institute director Gianni Jetzer and includes artists from Artadia's six US program cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco as well as Artadia NADA Awardees. While the artists work in a large thematic range, they all share a conciseness and singularity in their visions, making them exemplary voices in their communities.
Artist participants include: Jillian Conrad (Houston 2012), Meg Cranston (NADA Award 2013), Bill Davenport (Houston 2010), Cayetano Ferrer (Los Angeles 2013), Ryan Foerster (NADA Award 2013), Rachel Hecker (Houston 2006), Stanya Kahn (Los Angeles 2013), Robbie Land (Atlanta 2014), Stephen Lapthisophon (Chicago 2002), Margaret Lee (NADA Award 2012), Nicole Miller (Los Angeles 2013), Helen Mirra (Boston 2007), Ramekon O'Arwisters (San Francisco 2002), Eamon Ore-Giron (San Francisco 2001), Brion Nuda Rosch (San Francisco 2009), Vaughn Elaine Sills (Boston 2007), Deb Sokolow (Chicago 2012), Weston T Teruya (San Francisco 2009), Stephen Tourlentes (Boston 2007), Kerry Tribe (Los Angeles 2014)
The show is entered through Bill's Junk, an extraordinary shop run by artist Bill Davenport; where all items on display are for sale. In the same DIY-spirit, a "Crochet Jam" workshop with the local community will be organized by Ramekon O'Arwisters.
Drawings by Stanya Kahn in the first gallery pair sexuality with humor, turning the dynamics of relationships into a cartoon. The works of Deb Sokolow and Rachel Hecker share a fascination for handwritten notes, with very different outcome. Meg Cranston combines found imagery with abstract forms, layering real signifiers and content in her canvases.
A projection space offers successively three different film works: a video by Kerry Tribe based on a live performance of a scene borrowed from a structural film, a multi-channel video installation by Nicole Miller which opens up a window on computer screen manipulations as if performed live, and a 16mm film installation by Robbie Land is based on a motion study of the Northern Hemisphere night sky, mirroring the universe.
Several artists such as Jillian Conrad, Stephen Lapthisophon, Margaret Lee, Eamon Ore-Giron and Brion Nuda Rosch make sculptures out of ephemeral or found materials, oscillating between the ordinary and the extraordinary.
Artadia's 15th Anniversary exhibition will expand into the nearby NYC Fire Museum. Weston T Teruya interviews exponents of the firefighting community (see information below) and recreates archival and everyday objects as a way of highlighting the community's relationship to the city's other residents. Black and white photographs by Vaughn Elaine Sills portray people through their gardens in Southern states. By contrast, Stephen Tourlentes documents prisons at night turning them into a phenomenon of light and shadow.
A few artists work directly in public space. Ryan Foerster's newsprint poster installation will be found on the firewall behind the parking lot on the corner of Spring and Hudson Streets. Cayetano Ferrer will display an advertisement on Spring Street sourced from a brochure to address gambling addiction in Las Vegas. Helen Mirra will walk from one place to another in New York City most days during a three-week period, focused on developing the so called half-smile.
Artadia's 15th Anniversary is a showcase of the vivacity of American contemporary art at the beginning of the 21st century. The exhibited artists are diverse in background, mediums in which they work and stages of their careers and share a dedication to practice and a level of excellence that demonstrates the best of what is being made in the country.
Hours & Locations
285 Spring Street
Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm
NYC Fire Museum
278 Spring Street
Open 7 days a week, 10am – 5pm
Drew Conrad is Clocktower's artist-in-residence for the month of August 2014 at Pioneer Works. Midway through his residency, he took a break from his ever-changing fabrication to chat with host Jeannie Hopper about his printmaking degree, craft elements, and his do-or-die transition to large-scale free standing sculptures. Jeannie and Drew talk about how nostalgia and Southern Americana pervades these works, begging viewers to construct their own narrative. The artist gives his take on dreams and memories as well as insight into the works' deterioration.
Pioneer Works Center for Art & Innovation
Curated by Beatrice Johnson, Alanna Heiss
During his Clocktower residency at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn-based contemporary artist Drew Conrad creates a free standing, large scale, sculptural ruin incorporating elements of highway billboards, tourist traps, directional markers, and roadside attractions. The artist's work will be presented at the August 10th Second Sunday event at Pioneer Works.
Drew Conrad's studio is located on the third floor of Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, just a few steps from the Clocktower Radio studios. His project expands beyond his typical focus on derelict, domestic spaces, and into an exploration of exteriors. Using signage familiar to any traveller who has wandered down seemingly endless highways, as well as new materials that undergo a process of aging and deterioration by hand, Conrad touches on themes of memory, history, time and place. The sculpture is part of a new investigative body of work, leading into his upcoming solo show at Fitzroy Gallery in New York.
Born in 1979 in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Conrad received his BFA from the University of Georgia and his MFA from Parsons School of Design in 2005. In 2012, he was awarded the MacDowell Fellowship and the Vermont Studio Center Fellowship in 2014. He has had solo exhibitions at Fitzroy Gallery, New York (2012) and Get This! Gallery, Atlanta (2013), and group exhibitions in The House of the Seven Gables at the University Galleries of Illinois State University and in Second Life at The Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts. His work has been featured in such publications as Burnaway, Art in America, Bad At Sports, and TimeOutNY.
The Narcissists Ball features artists who will create work in support of BOFFO, a nonprofit public arts organization based in New York City. Instead of purchasing an existing piece of art, bidders have the unique opportunity to commission a portrait from an artist.
The Narcissist Ball: June 11, 2014, Rooftop at the NoMad, 1170 Broadway
June 14 - August 31, 2014
Curated by Joey Yates
Member Reception: Friday, June 13, 7-9pm
The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (KMAC) presents Second Life- the Summer exhibition featuring taxidermy and other uses of the vestiges of animate beings.
Featured artists: Jennifer Angus, John James Audubon, Bigert & Bergström, Drew Conrad, Mitch Eckert, Carlee Fernandez, Charles Fréger, Adam Fuss, Kay Polson Grubola, Edward Hart, Laura A. Hartford, Jochem Hendricks, Damien Hirst, Jacob Heustis, Lonnie Holley, Jessica Joslin, Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis, Vladimir Peric, Rosalie Rosenthal, Andrea Stanislav, Turner + Guyon, Meyer Vaisman.
Tuesday, May 6, 7:30pm
Laura Parnes interviewed by Jane Ursula Harris in the Huffington Post.