Andrew Uroskie: Interviewed in Documentary Film on Ken Dewey, premiere: November 12

Andrew Uroskie is interviewed in a feature film on the artist Ken Dewey premiering at the NYC Documentary Film Festival next month at the IFC West Village Theater Nov 12th. Alongside Stony Brook’s own Allan Kaprow, Dewey was one of the founders of the “Happenings” group, a key progenitor social practice art in both the US and Europe in the early 60s, as well as a major figure in helping to establish government funding for alternative art spaces in New York State in the early 70s before his tragic death at age 38 in a plane crash in 1972.

Expected to attend the premiere: Sally Williams; executive producers Suki Dewey, Ariane Dannasch, Christopher Dewey; subjects Carolee Schneemann Anthony Martin, Lee Breuer, Jon Hendricks, Prof. Andrew V. Uroskie, Leil Lowndes, Yvette Nachmias Baeu.

Here’s a link to the trailer and tickets: http://bit.ly/dewey16

Sophie Landres on Charlotte Moorman

PhD grad, Sophie Landres, shone as part of a panel discussion on Charlotte Moorman last week in conjunction with the exhibition “A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s” at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery.

The panel discussion was moderated by Hannah B Higgins, professor of Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago, with speakers Saisha Grayson, PhD candidate, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Sophie Landres, PhD candidate, Stony Brook University; and Joan Rothfuss, author of *Topless Cellist: The Improbable Life of Charlotte Moorman *(MIT Press, 2014). The panel focused on the charismatic cellist who lent her talents and energies not only to numerous performances with erstwhile composer and Fluxus artist Nam June Paik but also to the radical, experimental scene of 1960s and ’70s New York—a pivotal moment in late-20th century art.

Co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Art History (CAS) and Grey Art Gallery.

For more information, please visit here (LINK)

Letter from Alumni in Art History – TechKidsUnlimited.org

I’m a Stony Brook alumni and I wanted to tell everyone about the not-for-profit program I founded which is a combo of my background in art history—thanks Stony Brook—and tech.
It’s called TechKidsUnlimited.org and we teach technology—programming, video editing, podcasting, 3D printing, game design and more—to youth with special needs.
Please see the attached info for more about our program and please LIKE us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TechKidsUnlimited and we are on Twitter @TechKidsU.
If you know anyone interested in our program—which is really about art and technology—please reach out to me!

Beth Rosenberg
Stony Brook, Art History Masters, 1991
techkidsunlimited.org
edubeth.net

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Outstanding Faculty Award / Kristine Granger, MFA 2010

Congratulation to Kristine Granger, M.F.A. 2010, who was recently nominated for the Outstanding Part-Time Faculty Award at Bay College. She was amongst two other instructors that received this award for their professional and primary focus on education.

Kristine Granger is an artist who investigates memories and was featured in the 2nd edition of “Elements of Photography” by Angela Ferris Belt. She also held many exhibitions in San Fransisco, and Ohio. She moved onto teaching Arts at Bay College in Escabana, Michigan.

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award: Victoria Febrer, MFA 2016

We are pleased to announce that Victoria Febrer, MFA 2016, received The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award from the American Association of Colleges and Universities. She is the first MFA to ever be chosen. Congratulations, Victoria!

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning.

Information about the 2015 Cross Scholars can be seen here:
http://www.aacu.org/meetings/annualmeeting/am15/cross-scholars

Update 04/25/2015:
Article from Stony Brook Independent, “Victoria Febrer: Artist, Educator, and K. Patricia Cross Award Recipient”
http://www.sbindependent.org/victoria-febrer-artist-educator-and-k-patricia-cross-award-recipient/

Arts Writers Book Prize | Andrew Wasserman

Andrew Wasserman, ARH PhD 2013, wins prestigious Arts Writers book prize for 2014.

Bang! We’re All Dead! The Places of Nuclear Fear in 1980s America will investigate public art in American cities born of a culture of nuclear fear between 1979 and 1991, when artists such as Michael Mazur, Tom Herzberg, Alan Gussow, George Nakashima, and Ed Eisenberg responded to the compromised personal security brought about by nuclear weaponry and nuclear energy. Across five case studies, this manuscript will move between the gallery and the street, the bomb and the reactor, and the home front and the global military theater. Contextualized by Cold War anxieties, atomic end-of-the-world fantasies, Reagan-era defense spending increases, and public health concerns, this archival study will recuperate the works of overlooked artists as central to an understudied facet of contemporary American experience.

Andrew Wasserman is an assistant professor of art and architectural history at Louisiana Tech University. His research considers an expanded class of contemporary public art in American cities, examining place-making practices by artists and institutions. He is currently completing a manuscript examining cartographic public art projects in Manhattan from 1960 to the present. His writing has appeared in Public Art Dialogue, PUBLIC, the Journal of Curatorial Studies, and Theorizing Visual Culture: Writing Through the Discipline (Routledge, 2012).

http://artswriters.org/grantee/andrew-wasserman/

Howardena Pindell: Art in America

An 8 page article in the November issue of Art in America about Howardena Pindell’s work.

“THE HOLE TRUTH” by Raphael Rubinstein

Link here.

(image credit: Howardena Pindell, Untitled #4 (detail), 1973, mixed mediums on paper mounted on board, 10 by 8 inches; courtesy Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.)

Kate Gilmore Artist Talk: September 15, 1pm

Artist Talk:
Kate Gilmore

Date & Time:
Monday September 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

The Artist Talk is in conjunction with the exhibition Kate Gilmore: Top Drawer at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Staller Center for the Arts, on view from Sept 6 – Oct 18, 2014. In addition to the Artist Talk, please join us for a Reception and Performance on Saturday, September 27, 6-8pm.

Kate Gilmore’s video, sculpture, performance and installation work is shown internationally, including the Whitney Biennial, MoMA PS1, J. Paul Getty Museum, and in London, Madrid, and Turin. Her work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Gilmore holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and is Associate Professor of Art and Design at SUNY Purchase College.

The Artist Talk is generously sponsored by the Staller Center for the Arts and is free and open to the public.

Place:
Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Staller Center for the Art

Information: 631.632.7240
ZuccaireGallery@stonybrook.edu

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Between the Black Box and the White Cube: Expanded Cinema and Postwar Art

Andrew V. Uroskie, Associate Professor and Director of the MA/PhD in Art History, Criticism and Theory, at the book release party for “Between the Black Box and the White Cube: Expanded Cinema and Postwar Art” (University of Chicago Press, 2014) at the College Art Association Annual Conference in Chicago. Art Libraries Review

Update 05/08/2015:
Review of “Between the Black Box and the White Cube” for the College Art Association’s “Critical Reviews”: http://www.caareviews.org/reviews/2407

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Jason Paradis: Residency at Watch Hill, Fire Island National Sea Shore

Residency at Watch Hill, Fire Island National Sea Shore

May 24 – June 10, 2014

“I will continue to explore Watch Hill at the Fire Island National Sea Shore during this residency.  My work will investigate the shipwreck of the Bessie A. White.  I will continue a series of mixed media work that extends from my short stay at Watch Hill last summer.  During that time, I started some drawings that used the shipwreck as a reference.  The Bessie A. White sunk in 1919-1920 and was subsequently buried by the dunes.  When Hurricane Sandy hit Fire Island in October of 2012, it exposed the ruins of the ship.  Newspaper photographs from November of 2012 show that the shipwreck was completely exposed, however by the time I visited in June of 2013, a significant portion of the ship was buried again.  The ability of the dunes to quickly migrate and cover what is around them will be the inspiration for this new body of work.”

Jason Paradis