Julia Whitney Barnes mosaic commission at Brooklyn School of Inquiry6/17/2013
I just completed work on a permanent mosaic commission at the Brooklyn School of Inquiry, 50 Avenue P, Brooklyn, NY. I worked with the art teacher Nanna Tannier, along with 75 gifted and talented third graders. The theme of the mosaic is ancient to contemporary Mexico, which the students studied in social studies and also made individual drawings based on Mexico in art class. I looked at and scanned the hundred-plus drawings the students made and researched the weighty topic during a trip to Mexico City this spring. Of the many artists that have taken on this theme, ones of particular interest for me are: Juan O’Gorman, Frida Khalo and Diego Rivera. This was the first project I had collaborated on with kids and found the experience a ton of fun, hard work and rewarding. The mosaic was installed on the 4th floor of the school and am happy that it will be enjoyed by countless students and staff in the years to come.
111 Front St., #208, Dumbo, Brooklyn. Hours are Saturdays 1 PM - 6 PM
For this tART exhibition, tART co-organizers and co-curators, Kathleen Vance and Jodie Lyn Kee-Chow, examine the multifaceted aspects of their collective through an archive of member projects. A table doubles as an archive of the past as well as a work-station for a future zine that visitors are invited to make.
One room is devoted entirely to a slideshow of images of the collective, from 2005 to the present. Also on display are three tART projects by Anna Lise Jensen: a reading by tART members of Tania Brughuera's Migrant Manifesto; a collaboration with the performance-publishing duo, Ladies of the Press, UK; and responses to an Open Call that Jensen placed within the collective and on Wooloo.org, for submissions to a contemporary, feminist dinner table.
For the the second part of the exhibition, Vance and Lyn Kee-Chow are inviting a guest curator to create a new exhbition with tART, on a theme rooted in recent discussions within the collective - on aesthetics and politics.
First part of exhibition: June 8th - June 23rd
Second part open June 28th. Organized by damali abrams, Jodie Lyn Kee-Chow, Deborah Pohl and Kathleen Vance.
tART initiator: Kathleen Vance
Quick & Dirty5/10/2013
Quick & Dirty is a tART Pop-Up exhibition as part of Discover the Hook, taking place Saturday, May 11th, 2013, from 12PM to 5PM, at 436 Van Brunt St. in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Participants: Anna Lise Jensen, Deborah Pohl, Nikki Schiro and Petra Valentova. Organized and curated by Anna Lise Jensen
Initiated by Nils Folke Anderson
The Bearden 100 5/5/2013
Three members of tART are among the Bearden 100 - damali abrams, Julia Whitney Barnes and Anna Lise Jensen - and a reception with talk and digital exhibition takes place at Rush Arts Gallery, 526 W. 26th St, #311 on Thursday May 9th, 6pm - 8pm.
tART @ Fountain Art Fair, curated by Krista Saunders2/20/2013
tART participants: Julia Whitney Barnes, Anna Lise Jensen, Elsie Kagan, Katherine Keltner, Jess Levey, Nikki Schiro, Petra Valentova and Kathleen Vance.
Initiated and organized by Nikki Schiro.
Brother, Can You Spare a Stack2/15/2013
A Hard Read, the Personal Library by Anna Lise Jensen and Michael Wilson - part of Brother, Can You Spare a Stack, at Center for Book Arts New York, curated by Yulia Tikhonova.
Reading by Anna Lise Jensen and Michael Wilson, February 15th, 2013, 6:30 pm
Monica Carrier selected as Arts@Renaissance Studio Resident2/12/2013
tART member Monica Carrier was selected as an Arts@Renaissance Studio Resident for their current program. She will be creating new work in the studio provided to her in their North Brooklyn location over the next three months. http://www.renaissancenbk.org/ (click on Current Residents)
Arts@Renaissance is the current host of Collectively Assembled, tART's latest exhibit. Arts@Renaissance does outstanding work supporting artists on many different levels at no charge to the artists. They are a non-profit doing amazing work for NYC artists and the North Brooklyn community at large. Please consider supporting them, as they support New York's creative community, with a financial contribution. They are truly a deserving organization doing great work. To donate go to: http://www.stnicksalliance.org/ and select Support Arts@renaissance in the drop down menu below the Donate Now label. You can contribute as little as $10 via this website.
tART opening: January 26, 20131/10/2013
Collectively Assembled: 28 Visits,
– March 16, 2013, Opening Reception, Saturday January 26, 5-7pm
Assembled: 28 Visits, One Show is rooted in the origins of tART:
the studio-visit, and draws from the idea of the Surrealist game Exquisite Corpse. We have tracked the process
via a blog, http://tartcollective.blogspot.com/.
curator: Yulia Tikhonova
tART organizer: Katherine Keltner
Binders of highly qualified women12/24/2012
Small works sale by tART artists with 20% of sales going to Arts@Renaissance in Greenpoint.
Initiated and organized by Melissa Staiger, with Susan Ross, Carrie Rubinstein and Nikki Schiro.
Petra Valentova - Interview about LIC Duck12/5/2012
The LIC DUCK.
A Sculpture that Everyone Can Love!
Our LIC CONVERSATION: Petra Valentova; sculptor, author and creator of the LIC DUCK.
Long Island City, NY November 28, 2012 -
THE LIC DUCK was recently placed in the LIC Community Garden located on 49th Avenue, between Vernon Blvd & Fifth Street in Long Island City, Queens. The LIC Duck or the Yellow Duck, is a permanent sculpture made from laminate. The sculptor is Long Island City's Petra Valenova, whose studio is nearby at 46th Ave and Vernon Blvd.
Melissa Staiger - Solo Show at Janet Kurnatowski Gallery12/5/2012
Janet Kurnatowski Gallery is pleased to present “Triangle Works”, a solo exhibition of Melissa Staiger. The show will be open from Nov 23rd – Dec 23rd, 2012 with an opening reception for the artist on Friday Nov 30th, from 7-9 pm.
Staiger employs the core principles of painting in her work: color, light, shape, texture and line in order to tell a dynamic story. The protagonist of her acrylic narratives is the triangular shape, the mood and essential presence of this motif ebbs and flows due to her lively experiments with simultaneous contrast and other phenomena produced by the specificity of color interactions.
MaDora Frey in Group Show curated by David Gibson12/5/2012
The Quantum Effect - Group Show, curated by David Gibson
November 30, 2012 - January 13, 2013
Reception: Nov 30, 7-10 pm
Featuring artists Jonathan Feldschuh, MaDora Frey
, Thomas Frontini, Carter Hodgkin, Elissa Levy, Anne Arden McDonald, Jeanne Tremel, Michael Zansky
There are three questions that occur to anyone who looks at a work of art: What?...Why?...How? The work of art has a purpose in informing our view of the world, and perhaps, if it is successful enough, in effecting the world itself by adding a layer of meaning to what is known. “The Quantum Effect” explores the relationship between beauty, the known, and the unknown. It relates to a shared understanding through the standards of scale and perspective, parsing the degree to which art represents a paradoxical view of reality.
THE ACTIVE SPACE
566 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Suzanne Broughel's Public Art Project Featured in Hyperallergic12/1/2012
Election Day 2012
Hrag Vartanian of Hyperallergic blogs about Suzanne Broughel's election-themed public art project "Keep Hope Alive Alive".
tART Reading Room, Verge, Art Miami Beach, curated by Antidote11/27/2012
Dec.6th - 9th, 2013
A series of readings and conversations conducted by tART member Anna Lise Jensen in a hotel room with tART art inspired by Pussy Riot and work from the collective’s collaboration with The Fabelist, UK. tART is bringing zines and cards urging Steinberg Press to reissue Support Structures by Celine Condoreli. tART essay by Katerina Liskova, feminist scholar. tART participants: damali abrams, Julia Whitney Barnes, Suzanne Broughel, Elsie Kagan, Katherine Keltner, Anna Lise Jensen, Sandra Mack-Valencia, Nikki Schiro, Melissa Staiger, Aya Uekawa and Petra Valentova. tART organizer: Anna Lise Jensen.
VERGE ART MIAMI BEACH AT THE ESSEX HOUSE AND CLEVELANDER HOTELS, 1001 Collins Ave. & 1020 Ocean Drive @ 10th St. (across from the Wolfsonian)
tART supports support11/26/2012
Please attach this tART Support Card in an email to:
Support Structures by Celine Condorelli has been out of print for a while and deeply missed by many for a while.
Synthetic Zero event, Bronx Art Space11/16/2012
Anna Lise Jensen shows new work about Paul Bowles and his hometown Jamaica, Queens, in Synthetic Zero event, curated by Mitsu Hadeishi and Jo Q. Nelson
Katerina Lanfranco curates Color Shift: Billboard Art Project exhibition in Atlanta, GA10/13/2012
Color Shift is a selection of
Billboard Art Project images curated by Katerina Lanfranco. The concept for Color Shift, is the perceptual
experience of driving by and only getting a glimpse of something. The scene is
reduced to color and value. The Billboard Art Project images are therefore
organized into distinct chromatic and achromatic groupings. The cumulative
effect creates an unusual and surprising dialogue between a wide selection of
Billboard Art Project images.
When: Saturday, October 13th at 12
a.m. through Friday, October 19th at 11:59 p.m.
Where: Digital LED billboard in
Atlanta, Georgia, located right behind a Citgo station on Peachtree Road. The
board faces north and can be seen by traffic traveling south bound right around
2064 Peachtree Road NE.
Included: tART artists MaDora Frey and Rachael Gorchov
Petra Valentova completes successful Kickstarter campaign 10/2/2012
for her LIC Duck that will go into LIC Community Garden.
GO See Art In Brooklyn! Open Studio Weekend, Sept 8 & 9th, 11am-7pm8/29/2012
Prospect Lefferts Gardens residents and tART members Yasmin Spiro and Carrie Rubinstein are participating in this open studio weekend. Many other Brooklyn based tARTS are also involved from other Brooklyn neighborhoods. Above is the PLG map. Please come out! Also, check in with your other Brooklyn based tARTS and check out their studios throughout the borough. Also vote for your favorite artist! You will be entering that artist for a chance to have a Brooklyn Museum solo exhibition.
Let Them find an Effigy, They'll Never Find Me: A Solo Exhibition Featuring a Selection of Works by Nikki Schiro.8/22/2012Exhibition: September 15-October 27, 2012
Press Preview: September13, 2012 2-4pm
Opening Reception: September 15, 3-6pm
Crossing Art is pleased to present a solo exhibition featuring portrait-based paintings by Nikki Schiro. The exhibition features Nikki Schiro's various methods of working through portraiture, collectively dealing with universal ideals of self-discovery, social constructs and Being. Nikki Schiro viscerally questions the world and self, challenging cultural and personal effigies, confronting them (most often) through a very unique pastel-painting methodology. Schiro combines expression with acute likeness, ultimately creating haunting experiential narratives that operate in both a psychological space and/or focus on the bizarreness of our culture.
The exhibition will conclude with a panel discussion moderated by Schiro (TBA).
Crossing Art Gallery New York/Shanghai. 136-17 39th Avenue, Flushing NY. 1.212.359.4333
Julia Whitney Barnes East Village mosaic featured in The Villager8/16/2012
BY BONNIE ROSENSTOCK | When visual artist Julia Whitney Barnes began her six-month SPARC (Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide) residency at the Sirovich Senior Center, she immediately proposed creating a lasting legacy. Inspired by 2,300-year-old Hellenist mosaics she admired during a residency in Eretria, Greece, she envisioned using that vibrant art form to transform four cemented-over former balconies in the main ballroom/auditorium of the center at 331 E. 12th St. between First and Second Aves.
full article: http://www.thevillager.com/?p=6939
tART workshop and zine for Create Collective at the Center for Anti-Violence Education, Brooklyn, NY. 6/27/2012
tART participants: damali abrams, Suzanne Broughel, Anna Lise Jensen, Deborah Pohl, Nikki Schiro and Petra Valentova. Presentation by Anna Lise Jensen and Deborah Pohl.
tART organizer: Anna Lise Jensen
Nikki Schiro + Li Xinhui curate international exhibition in Beijing1/1/2012
An international exhibition in the 20,000 sq meter Nova Art Coordinates Gallery, featuring nine artists temporarily working in Fei Jia Cun, Beijing, with eight Chinese artists who are residents of the Artist Village, Beijing. Curated by Nikki Schiro and Li XinHui, November 2011.
International Artists: Anne Graham (Australia) Anne Zwiener (Australia) Andreas Zingerle (Austria) Giancarlo Norese (Italy) James Whitington (Australia) Jiang Jian (Chengdu, (China) Kate Dowine (UK) Linda Kronman (Finland) Nikki Schiro (USA) Beijing Artists: A Hai, Chang Xugogng, Cui Guotai, Huang Yin, Liu Yan, Li Xinhui, Tong Zhengang, Xia Funing