06 / Gallery Events
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.
Angela Shannon Reading
Join us for a poetry reading on Friday, October 26 at 7 p.m. Angela Shannon is the author of the poetry book Singing the Bones Together. Her poems have been published in a variety of journals and anthologies, including Where One Ends Another Begins: 150 Years of Minnesota Poetry, Beyond the Frontier: African American Poetry for the 21st Century and the textbook A Multicultural Reader, Collection One: Many Voices Literature Series. Professor Shannon’s choreopoem Root Woman premiered at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Theater in Evanston, Ill.
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 Interwoven with art historical references and ideologies, the sculptures, paintings, mixed media and site-specific installation aim to spark multi-disciplinary discussions with varied readings relating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.
Aaron Belz Poetry Reading
Aaron Belz’s poetry has been published in journals coast to coast, from Fence and Boston Review to Eleven Eleven and Zócalo Public Square, and he has given live readings in numerous venues ranging from snooty bookstores and literary salons to improv workshops and comedy festivals. He’s published two books and has a third, Glitter Bomb, forthcoming from Persea Books. He’s also the editor of The Curator and a contributing editor to Capital Commentary. He lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Visit http://belz.net.
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.
Select Readings, Spring 2012
NYCAMS is pleased to announce the culminating work of seven student writers who have slaved and slogged, striving over the semester to spawn these writings, selections of which will be read on Friday, May 4, at 4 p.m.
"If You Insist," a collaborative performance by Co-Lab
The performance is a junction of dance, visual art, sound, and space design. Using gravity as the starting point, If You Insist spawns from a curiosity of reconciling ourselves to the ever-present forces that exist in our environment.
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.
Cage Transmitted: Evening 3 Part 1
Channeling John Cage’s revolutionary use of radios as instruments, sound artist Tamara Yadao will construct an improvised score for this unique evening celebrating Cage. This performance installation will take place at New York Center for Arts and Media Studies as part of the closing reception of the exhibition “What I Know,” curated by Norte Maar’s Director, Jason Andrew. This evening of Cage Transmitted comes with a special thanks to Jessen Jurado.
Aaron Belz Poetry Reading
The New York Center for Art & Media Studies presents a reading of selected poems by Aaron Belz, author of Lovely, Raspberry (Persea, 2010), The Bird Hoverer (BlazeVOX, 2007), and Plausible Worlds (Observable, 2005).Aaron Belz’s poetry has been published in journals coast to coast, from Fence and Boston Review to Eleven Eleven and Zócalo Public Square, and he has given live readings in numerous venues ranging from snooty bookstores and literary salons to improv workshops and comedy festivals. He is currently a resident of Hillsborough, North Carolina. Learn more about this author at http://belz.net/.
Cage Transmitted Evening 2 Part 2
Cage Transmitted: Evening 2 Part 2 features Composers Inside Electronics (CIE), a group of composer/performers dedicated to the composition and live performance of electronic music, in an engaging evening of electro-acoustic music by John Driscoll and Doug Van Nort.
The performance will include John Driscoll’s new “Speaking in Tongues” – a duo work for a group of unusual instruments that use sound above our hearing to translate small physical movements into audible sounds. Driscoll and Van Nort will also perform a collaborative improvisation using resonant objects to transform sounds and custom software that allows the performers to share and alter each others signals.
"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