New work in exhibition at NurtureArt / Stephanie Dinkins

Duration: May 8 – May 29, 2015
Contact: http://nurtureart.org/#1
Opening Reception: Friday, May 8, 7 – 9 pm

NURTUREart is pleased to present What It Was, curated by Project Curate and Adam Parker Smith, and featuring artists Avantika Bawa, Brent Birnbaum, Wyatt Burns, Stephanie Dinkins, Patrick Mohundro, and Scott Rogers.
What It Was asks us to confront our pasts and explore the potential of alternate and plural futures. In predicting what role art will have in our own lives and the lives of others, we wonder: where will the future be?

NURTUREart Gallery
56 Bogart Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
718 782 7755

M.F.A. 1st Year Exhibition : IV

Exhibition: M.F.A. 1st Year Exhibition : IV
Duration: May 4 – May 22, 2015
Contact: Gwen Coady, Department Secretary
Opening Reception: Tuesday, MAY 5, 6:00 – 9:00PM

    Artist:

  • Tanya Kaiser Robinson
  • Rebecca Uliasz
  • Allison M Walters
  • Dewayne Wrencher

Place: Lawrence Alloway Memorial Gallery
Location: Melville Library Building, Stony Brook University

Gallery North 50 years of Art

The 16 artists selected by the Director and Curator for this exhibition, represent some of the best of the hundreds of artists who have shown at Gallery North, during the past 50 years. There are 7 artists representing the Studio Art program and Stony Brook University, including current faculty Martin Levine and Howardena Pindell, former faculty Mel Pekarsky, Robert White, Malcolm Morley and Kay Walkingstick, and former Director of the Staller Center, Terrance Netter. Please join us at the opening reception, Friday, April 24, 5:00-7:00pm. The exhibition will be on display April 24-June 6, 2015.

(image: Founders Virginia Fuller and Sally Plum installing a painting by John Little, 1965)
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MAMA Exhibition 2015 by FAO

The MAMA Exhibition 2015 is opening April 20th and runs through April 30th at the SAC Gallery.

Come view artwork created by Stony Brook students from all academic disciplines.

Exhibition: MAMA Exhibition 2015
Duration: April 20 – 30, 2015
Reception: Tuesday, April 23th, 5:00 – 7:00PM

Place: The SAC Art Gallery

more information: SAC Art Gallery website
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MFA OPEN STUDIOS: April 29th

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Location:
MFA STUDIOS
STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY
NASSAU HALL,
MARBURGER DRIVE,
SOUTH CAMPUS, NY 11794

Information:
To find the campus via GPS, enter the address “100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790”. From Nicolls Road take the South Entrance and follow the signs for the MFA studios.

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Letter from Alumni: Lawrence Mesich, MFA 2006

Hi everyone. It’s been awhile since I’ve had news to announce, but now I’ve got several things to tell you about:

I’ll have a piece in the Making History Exhibition organized by Arts in Bushwick, which opens Sunday 4/19 from 4-7pm. My piece is a model of a larger work that I’ll have up in my studio for BOS this year. This is a benefit for AiB and all of the work in the show will be raffled off on May 10th, so come and find some work you’d like to own on Sunday and come back on 5/10 to try to acquire it. You can take a look at all of the work in the show here: http://artsinbushwick.org/making-history-exhibition-benefit-gallery/

I’ve been hard at work on another new piece called Distributed Risk, which I received a Queens Art Fund grant to build and will be on display in my studio for Bushwick Open Studios this year (6/5 – 6/7). It’s a large sculpture/multi-channel video piece, and continues the body of work I started last year with Inherent and Residual Risk. This is the largest and most complicated piece I’ve worked on in a long time, and I’m very excited about it. I’ve refining and working out design issues for the part few months, and progress has slow but steady. I’ve moved on to production and am nearly finished with the video components, and I’ve engaged sculptor Cody Hughes to work on fabricating the structure. I hope you’ll come visit me in June and take a look. In the meantime, I have images of the digital and physical modes up on my site.

But that’s not all! I’ve also been working with Sam Hillmer and Laura Paris on two new Maze projects. For the uninitiated, it’s a life-size, traversable maze that includes light, video, sculpture, and a myriad of musical performances and time-based events.  If you don’t remember this project or weren’t able to check it out in 2012, you can get a refresher here.
The first maze will happen in Chicago at the Thalia Hall garage from 5/7 – 5/24. It’ll be a new iteration of the design we used in 2012. The space is cool, the line-up will be fantastic. Check it out if you’re in Chicago during that period, I’ll be there for the opening night. More details soon!
The second maze will happen in NYC at the SELECT Fair on the roof of the former DIA building during Frieze week (5/13  – 5/17). This will be a new design, using long sheets of translucent fabric stretched across poles held up by 43 performers to create a temporary structure each night. You can see a rough rendering of it here. If you’re asking yourself “where are they going to find 43 performers?”, consider yourself recruited! In addition to helping us realize this crazy thing, you’ll see great performance by the likes of Lee Renaldo, Arto Lindsay, and others. If you’re interested get in touch with me or with Sam at <theregattasgroup@gmail.com>.

Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you at some of these events!

-Lawrence

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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“Social Spiritual Transfer Protocol” by Mindy Mosher

Come experience internet hauntings, or better known as the “Social Spiritual Transfer Protocol” by Mindy Mosher who is at the peak of her graduate studies at Pratt Institute. Her thesis work is an interactive installation that uses the theme of Victorian era séances to explore modern concepts of virtual communication, surveillance, privacy, security, and reality. The exhibition will be held on April 20-30 , 2015 at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Also, if you can’t make the physical event there will be a live streaming of the occasion on April 20th from 5-8pm, so make sure you sign up for this will be a sensational experience.

For more information: www.sstpportal.com

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Exhibition by MFA candidate Ye-Seul Choi

Exhibition: Movement Reversal
Duration: April 13 – 26, 2015
Hour: Monday – Friday 11:00AM – 4:00PM, and by appointment
Closing Reception: 7:00PM – 9:00PM, Thursday, April 23, 2015

Place: Lawrence Alloway Memorial Gallery
Location: Melville Library Building, Stony Brook University

more information: www.yeseulchoi.com
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