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.”
MFA Final Critiques | Saturday, May 17th, 2014 | 10am – 4pm
The Department of Art at Stony Brook University Studio Art MFA invites guest critic Boshko Boskovic.
Boshko Boskovic is the Program Director of Residency Unlimited, a New York based residency program for international artists and curators. He curated numerous exhibitions such as Videozones 2012 at Interstate Projects, New York, Paint Me Sculpturly 2013, Artopia Gallery, Milan, Italy, Sara Bichao & Manon Harrois – Soundless Harmonies 2014, Artopia Gallery, Milan, Ellie Krakow – Bring the Lights Into the Shot 2013, Cuchifritos Gallery & Project Space, New York. Boskovic previously worked at the Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation managing the European retrospective Specific Objects Without Specific Form 2009-2010, an exhibition that traveled to the Wiels Contemporary Art Center in Brussels, The Beyeler Foundation in Basel and the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt. During his tenure as Associate Director at the Sean Kelly Gallery in New York he worked closely with artists such as Los Carpinteros, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov and Johan Grimonprez.
MFA Final Critiques
At the end of each academic year the MFA candidates and Art Faculty meet for critiques at the artists’ studio spaces located in Nassau Hall, south campus, Stony Brook University. Accompanied by Adjunct Faculty, select Art History Faculty and peers, and invited Guest Critics, these sessions are an intensive day of presentations and critical discussions.
Exhibition: Standing Room Only : 1st Year M.F.A. Exhibition Duration: April 28 – May 9, 2014 (May 10 – August 30, by appointment only) Contact:Gwen Coady, Department Secretary Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 30th, 6:00 – 9:00PM
Doug Ischar is a contemporary artist known for his work in documentary photography, installation art, sound art and video art. Following large multi-media installations such as Orderly (1994) and Wake (1996) Ischar turned to more minimal forms. His 1997 work for InSite (San Diego/Tijuana) used a high school basketball court as locale for a multimedia meditation of adolescent homosexual desire. His 2001 work ground uses twenty-four channels of audio to replicate the sound of a gallery floor being swept. His 2005 public installation Water Music explores the relationship between personal and artistic histories of the Pacific Rim cultures in which Ischar lived as a child. Since 2008, he has been producing highly complex single-channel videos around issues of cross-generational male intimacy and psychological/social loss.
Doug Ischar will be speaking and screening three recent video works, come lontano (2010), Alone With You (2011), Tristes Tarzan (2013) currently showing at the Whitney Biennial 2014.
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The center piece of this exhibit will be Dennis Oppenheim’s, “Theme for a Major Hit,” from 1974.
This is a nod and a tribute to Dennis from artists who knew him, worked with him or were touched in some way by his work.
Jon Kessler Jeffrey Allen Price (SBU Art 2003 M.F.A.)
Exhibition: “It Ain’t What You Make But What Makes You Do It” Duration: April 25 – May 25, 2014 Opening Reception: Friday 6 pm – 9 pm, April 25th, 2014 Gallery Hours: Friday – Sunday 1 pm – 6 pm and by appointment
Call 631-632-7240 for information and disability accomodations. Stony Brook University is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. The 2013-2014 Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery schedule is made possible by a generous grant from the Paul W. Zuccaire Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Friends of Staller Center.
Keith Miller’s latest film grew out of his 2011 short, “Gang Bangin’ 101.” In that two-minute doc, James “Primo” Grant – a burly, bearded Brooklyn native who works as a bouncer at a Bed-Stuy nightclub – spoke frankly about joining the East New York Bloods when he was 12 and eventually becoming a five-star general in what he calls the “brotherhood.”
(excerpt from bedfordandbowery.com)
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