06 / Gallery Events
Do You Feel That?
The NYCAMS post-baccalaureate program is a 9-month studio program for students who have finished their undergraduate work. It offers artists the opportunity to build their portfolio in preparation for graduate school or to continue their professional development. Completing the program together, Cave and Shalanski have benefitted from a mutual pursuit of sincere innovation. Althought their approaches to the creative process are informed by different sensibilities, they have pushed each other to overcome typical aesthetic clichés in order to extract meaning from unexpected sources.
Make it Work: CAA Regional MFA Exhibition
NYCAMS is proud to host the annual College Art Association's (CAA) regional MFA exhibition. Coinciding with the CAA's annual conference in NYC, this exhibition will bring together a selection of artists from some of the New York area's brightest art programs.
Guest curator, Barbara Pollack, is an arts writer and artist whose writings have been published in magazines ranging from Vanity Fair and the New York Times to Artnews and Time Out New York.
The Supernumerary Rainbow
New York Center for Art and Media Studies (NYCAMS) is proud to present "The Supernumerary Rainbow," an exhibition of wonder, complexity, and curiosity. This show, bringing together a diverse group of 21 artists and designers from around the country, blurs divisions between the art and lives of its participants. Having just completed a three-month residency in New York City, the group will mount an exhibition that recalls their working environments and the living experiences they shared together.
Dead in August
NYCAMS is proud to announce our upcoming exhibition “Dead in August”. The exhibition opens on Friday, October 19 from 6-8 pm. “Dead in August” is a group exhibition organized by Meaghan Kent and Sara Maria Salamone of site95. This exhibition will feature work by a diverse group of 10 New York based artists whose practices all focus in the realm of abstraction. Interwoven with art historical references and ideologies, the sculptures, paintings, mixed media and site-specific installation aim to spark multi-disciplinary discussions with varied readings relating to contemporary themes in abstraction. These 10 artists' works are triggered initially with form and geometry, appropriation, the reduction of the representational, and interaction with art as object. Through the use of abstraction, these artists consider current influences and method making strategies in creating highly complex and engaging work.
Group Therapy, Spring 2012 Student Show & Reading
An exhibition celebrating uncertainty, transition, and variety. The show will feature multi-media work by artists who hail from around the country and beyond.
Reflexives, NYCAMS Post-Bacc Show
This exhibition highlights the work of NYCAMS Post-Baccalaureate fellows Francisco Donoso and Joshua Rayner. The exhibition, Reflexives, exhibits the culmination of an eight-month residency involving intensive studio practice, critiques, and theory development for the fellows. Through works on paper, painting, and mixed media sculpture, these artworks, and their makers, offer real reflection on the human experience.
Reverse Silence, a live collaborative performance in conjunction with the Chelsea Music Festival, features work by French photographer and videographer Karine Laval, jazz composer and trombonist James Hall, experimental composer and cellist Meaghan Burke, woodwind player Aaron Kruziki, and live transmission artist Morgan O’Hara.
A nod to the centennial of composer and musician John Cage’s writings on Silence, the performance will debut the silent film installation, “Reverse,” by Karine Laval. The event itself becomes a reversal of Cageian silence. Laval’s film installation, absent of acoustic sound, serves as the instigation for the collaborative moment, as in turn Hall, Burke, and Kruziki separately create live compositions of sound in response to viewing the silent images. O’Hara, whose acclaimed drawings serve as “a record, performed in real time, of the vital movement of living beings,” will compose a live transmission drawing of the musicians’ interactions with Laval’s work.
"What I Know," Curated by Jason Andrew
“In our day and time it has become difficult to assume anything,” Mr. Andrew explains, “All the verities involved in religion, authority, tradition, style have been thrown into question or completely ignored. All we have is our creative wits. This exhibition marks a unique moment whereby over 40 artists can assert themselves as aggressively as they do for/against, with/without audience, independent of standards and footnotes. The exhibition is an annex of my curatorial mind, important all to myself. Greatness is implied. And the art herein forms a path along which it would be possible to keep culture ‘moving.’”
Brooke Moyse, "Kaleid," oil on canvas, 80 x 72 inches / courtesy of the artist
Jack Tworkov, "Q3-72#5," acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 inches / courtesy of the Estate of Jack Tworkov and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
All of Last Night & Most of Today
All of Last Night & Most of Today brings together artists with unique approaches to the act of making itself. The work represented in the show deals with a variety of concerns such as feminism, pop culture, time, loss, memory, abstraction and narrative. The title refers to a transitional passage between past and present work and the immersive experience of their shared semester in New York.
Coming and Going
Certainly there is no shortage of articles, videos, sound bites, tweets, etc, emphasizing the state of flux that characterizes today’s instantaneous and dynamic world. We are reminded by pundits, bloggers, advertisers, impresarios, curators, and politicians that we must adapt, readapt, and adapt again if we hope to be competitive in the job market, if our industries are to prosper, if our museums are to attract and connect with their audience, if we hope to survive. Our fixation with ceaseless change is pervasive. “Out with the old, in with the new” has accelerated from a generational transition to a perpetual one. Life now is at once coming and going.
Swiss Bliss at NYCAMS
These 7 artists working in photography, sculpture, drawing, painting, video and installation, resist, subdue, deconstruct, explore, escape, celebrate, and critique the overly breathtaking but sometimes threatening landscape that surrounds them.
Theodolite highlights the work of the 2010-2011 NYCAMS Post-Baccalaureate fellows Rachel Belgard, Tegan Brozyna, Stephen Monkemeier, and Rebecca A. Peters. Curated by Brent Dickinson and John Silvis, the show presents each artist’s own unique voice as they explore, evaluate, and re-contextualize their worlds. Through the artists’ lenses, the viewer is invited to join in this examination and valuation of physical, cultural, personal, and typographical landscape. The exhibition includes works on paper, painting, graphic design, photography and mixed media.
College Art Association Regional B.F.A. Exhibition
Hosted in conjunction with the College Art Association's (CAA) 99th annual conference in New York City, the CAA B.F.A exhibition celebrates current perspectives in undergraduate student work. Collectively, the works exhibited at NYCAMS represent the diversity and innovation of New York's regional B.F.A. programs, which are rich in cultural dialogue. The exhibition demonstrates the distinctiveness of each artist’s work, and also cultivates an engaging conversation between the participating programs.
NYCAMS Student Show
NYCAMS is proud to present its 12th undergraduate student show, Temporarily: Out of Order. The survey exhibition features 21 undergraduate students working in a variety of media including: painting, drawing, design, sculpture, video, and more.
Temporarily: Out of Order compares the diverse and contrasting work of artists from throughout the United States. Presenting a range of aesthetics and concepts, this grouping explores the impermanent nature of a disjointed, yet cohesive assembly. Additionally, the collection observes underlying correlations running throughout the work of a new generation of up-and-coming artists.
Nexus: An Art Exhibition at NYCAMS
Nexus, an exhibition by Squire Broel, opens October 1, 2010 at NYCAMS in Manhattan. The show explores the impact that personal interactions and professional experiences between a young artist and renowned contemporary artists have had on Broel's work and artistic development.
In rural, eastern Washington, the Walla Walla Foundry provided the opportunity for Broel to forge unique points of connectivity with a variety of artists through his work as their patineur. Working side-by-side with artists of the highest caliber emboldened Broel to continue his studio practice outside of normal work hours, and for nearly twenty years, Broel has been diligently building a body of work that has been informed and energized by the relationships he experienced during his tenure at the foundry. This exhibition visually examines how each unique nexus has been woven together to form the fabric of Broel's creative work and vision.
TGIM, SP10 Student Show
NYCAMS presents its 11th student show, TGIM: Thank God it’s Monday. Nine artists and four writers have come together to showcase a body of work that aims to challenge and question the realism of our time through a variety of media: painting, illustration, photography, collage, sculpture, installation, and the written and spoken word. The pieces engage the viewer with questions that are pertinent to today’s issues and world while simultaneously offering a fresh, playful, and provocative experience.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, or by appointment.
Regeneration: Root Beer Float Social 2010 Post-Bacc Show
Regeneration: Root Beer Float Social showcases the divergent practices of artists Nicholas Steindorf and Reid Strelow. Steindorf’s work consists of tightly constructed videos, sculptures and paintings that frequently highlight an electric use of color, with the occasional appearance of glitter. In this exhibition, the selected works reflect his frequent appropriation of artist materials as content.
Strelow’s choice of media in his large-scale sculptures constructed from raw-wood and minimal ink drawings are similarly austere. The controlled use of reconfigured materials allows the regenerative nature of his work to come into focus, as he recycles wood from former projects to build new sculptures.
Everyone is Welcome: The Art of K.O.S.
Since 1981, members of K.O.S. have collaborated with artist and educator Tim Rollins. Their collaboratively produced art is in the permanent collection of more than eighty museums and has been the subject of more than one hundred solo exhibitions. The art of Tim Rollins and K.O.S. is currently on view a traveling retrospective, organized by the Tang Museum, at the Frye Art Museum. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog published by MIT Press.
Over the past three decades, many members of K.O.S. have continued to produce and exhibit independently created art. The remarkable quality and diversity of this work disproves any suggestion that there is a “K.O.S.-style.”Everyone is Welcome: The Art of K.O.S.is the first exhibition devoted exclusively to the work of current and former members of K.O.S.
Exhibition opening: October 23, 2009, 6-9 p.m. with performances by Lilibeth Cuenca, Jeffrey Porterfield, Rachel Mason, and Mathieu Briand.
Incarnational Aesthetics brings together a number of contemporary artists who explore themes of interrogating and deconstructing the boundaries of public and private between self and other through means of embodiment or role play. The pieces in this exhibition turn inward using different means to represent, embody, and empathize with a specific person or entity, exploring the formation of subjectivity while testing its limits. Through performance, video, photographs, and works on paper, Incarnational Aesthetics problematizes iconic moments, underrepresented histories, the raced and gendered politics of representation, the focus of media culture on simultaneous idol worship and destruction, and the relationship of identity to the state.
Performance: "How to Break the Great Chinese Wall"
The New York Center for Arts and Media Studies (NYCAMS) is pleased to present a performance by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen in conjunction with the exhibition Incarnational Aesthetics, organized by Stamatina Gregory and Jenny Jaskey.
Under the title "How to Break the Great Chinese Wall," Cuenca Rasmussen presents an array of re-enactments of historical works of performance art. The title refers to "The Lovers, The Great Wall Walk" (1988), a performance by the artist duo Ulay and Marina Abramovic to mark the end of their twelve-year collaboration. For 90 days, the artists walked from opposite ends of the Great Wall of China before meeting one another for the last time.
By invoking this well-known farewell performance, Cuenca Rasmussen signals a watershed moment in her own work—a confrontation with performance history, gender politics, and concepts of authenticity through ruthless sampling and humorous reconstruction. A continuation of a performance begun at the opening of Incarnational Aesthetics, Cuenca Rasmussen stages a series of performances in rapid succession, including a reinterpretation of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Bed-In (1969).
Young Artists in Practice
The New York Center for Art and Media Studies (NYCAMS), in collaboration with All Angels Church, is pleased to present the show Now on View: Young Artists in Practice. Four student curators from NYCAMS have worked together to present a survey of young artists currently working in areas along the Eastern coast of the United States. The four student curators—Erin McRae, Rachel O'Connor, and Josh Rayner from Messiah College and Anna Pugh from Wheaton College—are working together for the first time to organize this exhibition of works.
The artists represented in the show range from current students to recent college graduates working in their respective environments to refine and build their artistic practices. This show is intended to allow audiences to participate with these very contemporary works of art and to allow the messages of these works to challenge and confront viewers on many levels and with carious issues of realities, placement, and the processes of mourning, to name a few.
Fashion Show 2010 New Form Perspectives
New Form Perspective’s (N:F:P) Spring 2010 series will be presented at NYCAMS Gallery. Designer Gail Travis's Body Mapping series showcases a collection of interconnected clothing and accessories in cotton, linen, and fine jersey knits that utilize basic geometric and architectural forms. The Body Mapping concept emphasizes freedom of expression through change and connectivity by featuring fluid lines and curves that follow through the fabric shape in order to create a number of unique wearable options.
Any Thoughts or Questions?
The New York Center for Art & Media Studies (NYCAMS) is pleased to present the 2009 Student Art Show Any Thoughts or Questions? at the NYCAMS Gallery. Fifteen visual artists and four writers are pulling together work in a variety of mediums: animation, illustration, sculpture, installation, photography, poetry, and prose to produce Any Thoughts or Questions?.
NYCAMS Post-Baccalaureate Exhibition 2009
Post-Baccalaureate Fellow 2009 Nathan Blankenship selects John Hagen to curate a salon style exhibition of himself and his peers. This expansive and feverishly dynamic show will display the raw talents of several early and mid-career artists with a concentration on the transitional phases of seasonal flux and rebirth.
Perceptible Systems spotlights contemporary artists who choose systems as a subject of their work. These artists dialogue with systems by allowing them to guide their methodical processes, and/or by exploring them in biological and sociological spheres.
Using or studying systems when making art could be called “faux-science.” It yields the fruit of an analytic mind not bound by the confines of the scientific method. The goal is to discover an underlying reality through repetition or a repetitive process, and then aesthetically dissecting that visual, physical data.
NYCAMS Art Auction
The New York Center for Art & Media Studies (NYCAMS) is pleased to announce its inaugural community art auction. Select art will be on display in the gallery beginning with a Collector’s Preview on Friday, April 17, from 5-7 p.m. and concluding with a silent auction on Saturday, April 18, from 6-8 p.m. The pieces available for purchase represent the work of more than 30 artists including NYCAMS students, the Advisory Board, internship artists, and the larger NYCAMS community, and they range in cost from $20-$6,000. Please R.S.V.P. with email@example.com to receive your bid number in advance. > Auction Work List
NYCAMS Alumni Exhibition #2
Post Baccalaureate Exhibition # 3: Who lost this piece of paper?
Dead Composition is a show with artists who are using a method of image-making discovered while filling the margins of high school notebooks, on the covers of textbooks, in secret sketch books—the images produced in place of history notes or chemical formulas. These artists are by no means making adolescent art; they have taken those image-making techniques and applied them to express mature ideas.
NYCAMS Alumni Exhibition #1
Calvin College's downtown gallery, (106), is proud to present the inaugural NYCAMS Alumni Show. The works, juried by Yale University Art Gallery Curator Jennifer Gross and (106) Curator Kevin Buist, represent a diverse collection of young artists from around the country. The show features sculpture, video installation, drawing, photography, painting, and mixed media. The common thread shared by these artists is their commitment to engage in a meaningful dialog with contemporary art.
Strand exhibits artists who create art within similar conceptual veins: they share an affinity for the hard within the soft, while exploring the potency of material. Similarly, the works share a poetic strength, which refers to both the physical environment and a broader sense of social connectivity.
Portrait of Success as a Young Failure
Portrait of Success as a Young Failure, curated by Bonnie Kate, addresses the redefinition of “success.” The show includes work from all over the United States, representing a sample of emergent painters, video artists, writers, sculptors, and photographers. In his novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce lets the language of the story evolve with his main character, Stephen Dedalus, as Daedalus matures and attempts to dispense with his creative fetters. Likewise Portrait of Success as a Young Failure is an attempt to challenge our understanding of language and expression in the instance of “success” and its fertile ground for failure.
The Really? exhibition features three New York-based artists, Wayne Adams, Julie Allen, and Jill Magid, who represent to the viewer elements of everyday experience with a surprising unfamiliarity. As our capacity, and even desire, to distinguish between reality and invention rapidly continues to dissipate, the artists in this exhibition employ their work, in part, to test their perceptual and conceptual capacities by creating false realities. In a world, and art world, often dominated by high-tech experiences, Adams, Allen, and Magid respond with low-tech experiments that trick the mind as much as they fool the eye.
The Creation is a portfolio of 7 water-based monochrome silk screens with chine collé produced during a 2003-2004 residency at Pyramid Atlantic in Silver Spring, Maryland. The portfolio is collaborative work of more than sixty elementary, middle, high school, and university students, educators, and professional artists under the direction of artist and educator Tim Rollins. A twenty-part work entitled The Creation (after Hayden), loaned by the Kalamazoo Institute of Art, is also exhibited.
Opening reception Friday, April 28th 6-8 p.m.
This exhibition highlights the work of nine artists who, in varying distinctive ways, create imaginary landscape worlds through the interplay of memory, fantasy and recent scientific trends. The title of the exhibition, Paramnesiac Landscape arises in response to the way these artists merge macro with micro, past with future and fantastic biological and technological discoveries as a means to evoke alternative, often hallucinatory, highly personal cosmologies. The media here ranges from painting, works on paper, sound video to installation. Each references filmic, computer/electronic/digital, or manufactured surfaces that recreates an overall effect of blurring virtual with physical space.
Actual Things with Their Own Color
(One Person Show)
Compulsive Imagination features six contemporary New York-based artists who employ disciplined and determined mark making in their work. The drawings range in size and format, yet are all within the realm of structural abstraction. Textured and complex, these labor-intensive pieces demonstrate an almost mechanical level of control and composition. Working with graphite, color pencil, ballpoint pen, and ink, the artists display an impressive understanding of their material and the limits of their artistry.
Poetry Reading #1
Shannon Holman, Jerah Kirby, Matt Kirby, Walter Shepard
NYCAMS Grand Opening Ceremony with President Brushaber 8 p.m.
NYCAMS Grand Opening Ceremony with President Brushaber
Opening of Gallery Space-NY Emerging Artists
Opening of Gallery Space-NY Emerging Artists
“56 Baton Blows+6 kicks+2 mins=11 Fractures”
“56 Baton Blows+6 kicks+2 mins=11 Fractures” 6 Emerging Artists Respond to the Rodney King Beatings