The Window at 125: Austin Furtak-Cole, MFA 2009

Please join on Wednesday, December 3rd at 7pm for an opening reception and artists talk at the Roger Smith Hotel with Austin Furtak-Cole, MFA 2009. He’ll be showing a new painting called The Descenders and having a conversation with Jake Nussbaum about the new work.

Refreshments will be served. RSVP to ddruttman@rogersmith.com for entry.

For more information, visit www.rogersmith.com/blog/furtack-cole

Exhibition: The Window at 125: The Descenders
Duration: December 2nd – 16th, 2014
Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 3rd, 7:00PM

Place: The Window at 125
Location: 125 East 47th Street @ Lexington Ave

MFA Alumnus: Luis Fernando Ramirez

SB MFA Alumnus and Joan Mitchell Fellow Luis Fernando Ramirez Celis is now curator of the Museo de Arte del Banco de la República in Bogotá, Colombia, continues to make sculpture based on architectural history, and is teaching art and architecture. He had a residency this year at the Banff Centre in Canada, and was invited to participate in the Cartagena Bienale, where he showed the piece described and illustrated below.

Luis Fernando Ramirez Walden 13  2013 Synthetic beehive panel. Plastic hexagonal tubes, honey, and beeswax.  35 x 58 x 36 cm
Luis Fernando Ramirez
Walden 13
2013
Synthetic beehive panel. Plastic hexagonal tubes, honey, and beeswax.
35 x 58 x 36 cm

Walden 13 is a synthetic beehive panel hung from the ceiling and built on the geometry of a housing complex called Walden 7, designed by the architect Ricard Bofill in Catalonia, Spain. Each of the plastic cells is filled with honey and sealed on the edges with beeswax; bees are allowed access to the honey. In the seventies this complex proposed an alternative to the rational housing blocks that were in their heyday. It was a utopic architectural proposal that hoped to condition the behavior of the residents in favor of the common good. Walden 13 continues the saga begun in literature by Henry David Thoreau’s Walden; or, Life in the Woods, followed by B. F. Skinner’s Walden Two, the novel that inspired Bofill’s design for Walden 7.
The uninhabited apiary architecture of Walden 13 is filled with honey— a treasure accumulated in the plastic cells—waiting to be discovered and put to use. Similarly, the modern architecture it is meant to represent contains in its structure utopic ideas waiting to be harvested and used, like the honey in Walden 13. A multidisciplinary artist, Ramírez studied architecture and works with photography, drawing, video, models, installations, and popular music. He believes that the spirit of modern architecture refuses to go away entirely. Through images, fictions, and cultural hybrids, his work reflects on the possible significance of surviving modernity—hybridized, contaminated,
and longed for.

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Long Island Biennial 2014

Exhibition:
Long Island Biennial 2014

Date:
August 16 – November 30, 2014

Hours & Direction with general info:
www.heckscher.org/general_information

The Long Island Biennial is a juried exhibition that offers Long Island’s contemporary artists an opportunity to share their work with a broad public, deepening the connections among artists and between artists and the communities where they live. Selected by jurors Dan Christoffel, Artist-in-Residence, Adjunct Professor, LIU Post; Renato Danese, Danese Corey, New York; and Helen A. Harrison, Director, Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, this exhibition includes paintings, sculpture, photography, mixed media work, and works on paper.

THE HECKSCHER MUSEUM OF ART PRESENTS ARTISTS OF NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTIES:

Alexander Adell
Monica Banks
Edward Batcheller
Ennid Berger
Catherine Bezas
Joan Branca
Esther Marie Caponigro
Philippe Cheng
Joseph Constantino
Sandra Daniel
Riccarda de Eccher
Bernadette De Nyse
Anne Devine
Jennifer Drucker

Paul David Elsen
Alex Ferrone
Kathryn Gardner
Miranda Gatewood
Raymond Germann
Linda Giacalone
Phillip Gladkov
Phyllis Goodfriend
Doris Gootnick
Cynthia Grimm
Elaine Grove
Edward Hall
Sylvia Harnick
Wei-An Huang

Takafumi Ide
Sarah Jaffe Turnbull
Anna Jurinich
Lita Kelmenson
Barron Krody
Deborah Lark
Neil Leinwohl
Lili Maglione
Christa Maiwald
Richard Marr
Terence McManus
John Micheals
Robert Lind Olesen
Laura Powers-Swiggett

David Quinn
Alan Richards
Michael Ruggiero
Neil Scholl
Anne Seelbach
Victoria Selbach
Dick Shanley
Dee Shapiro
William Shillalies
Victoria Sinacori
Megan Sirianni-Brand
Neill Slaughter
Dan Welden
Tmima Z

Place:
The Heckscher Museum of Art
http://www.heckscher.org/
2 Prime AvenueHuntington, NY 11743-7702
T: 631.351.3250
F: 631.423.2145
info@heckscher.org

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World Maker Faire NYC 2014

REVIEWED:
Online magazine Japanese Engadget

Exhibition:
World Maker Faire New York 2014

There are 700+ Maker Exhibits.
Technology, Science, Craft, Fashion, Art, Food & much more!

Date:
September 20 – 21, 2014

Hours:
Saturday 10:00am – 7:00pm | Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm

The artist from Art Department:
Takafumi Ide has participated a collaborative project “WobbleWonder” with 3 artists.

Martha Hipley (concept, 3D modeling)
Takafumi Ide (concept, Leap Motion, sound effects)
Sophi Kravitz (concept, engineering, virtual Segway design)
Adelle Lin (concept, 3D space design)

Place:
New York Hall of Science

How to get there:
http://tinyurl.com/npoff3h

Related links:
WobbleWonder on mix-engineering.com
WobbleWonder on MakerFaire website
History of Make Faire

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2014 Satellite EXhibition

Exhibition:
2014 Satellite Exhibition

Date:
August 25 – October 2, 2014

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 12noon – 8:00pm

Opening Reception:
Thursday, September 11, 4:00pm–7:00pm

The artists:
Krista Biedenbach
John C. Casper
Heather Cruce
Rosemaria Eisler
Ruhan Feng
Nicole Hixon
Sarah Kain
Catherine Katsafouros
Tavleen Kaur
Wendi Lui
Logan Marks
Dawn Pappas
Lorena Salcedo-Watson
Julia Tomasello
Greg Tsontakis-Mally
Zijie Zhu

co-curated by:
Chris Vivas

Place:
The SAC Art Gallery
Student Activity Center, Stony Brook University
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IMPRESSIONS at Gallery North

Exhibition:
IMPRESSIONS

Date:
July 25 – August 22, 2014

Hours:
Tues–Sat 10:00am-5:00pm, Sun 12noon-5:00pm

Opening Reception:
Friday, July 25, 5:00pm–7:00pm
(Generously sponsored by Nancy Goroff)

Featured artists:
Ann Aspinwall
Jeff rey K. Fisher
Martin Levine
Mel Pekarsky
Lorena Salcedo-Watson
Dan Welden
Ellen Wiener

co-curated by:
Lorena Salcedo-Watson

Place:
gallery north
A not-for-profit gallery promoting the finest contemporary Long Island art and craft since 1965
90 North Country Rd Setauket, NY 11733
631.751.2676 www.gallerynorth.org

IMAGEs from left to right: Ellen Wiener, Ivory Lithics (detail of edition #7 of 8), 2010, archival ink jet print on rag paper, 5.5″x3″. Dan Welden, Antarctic Thirst, 2007, relief/intaglio, 12″x16″. Martin Levine, Tribeca, 1993, etching and aquatint, 10 1/4″x7″. Mel Pekarsky, Roundels, 1974, silkscreen print, 24″x36″. Lorena Salcedo-Watson, Amber Beetle, 2004, intaglio, 17.4″x7″. Jeffrey Fisher, Sergeant Josh Elliott USMC, 2011, etching, 17 1/4″x19 3/4″. Ann Aspinwall, London, 2013, collagraph, 29 1/4″x36 3/4″.

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The Appearance of Clarity: Works in Black and White

Exhibition:
The Appearance of Clarity: Works in Black and White

Date:
June 20-August 31, 2014

Featured artists:
Louis Cameron
Sharan Elran
Marietta Hoferer
Jenny Holzer
Sarah Horne
Chelsea Martin
Lynn Newcomb
Andreas Rentsch (SBU Art 2013 M.F.A.)
Suzy Spence
Nan Tull

Place:
Helen Day Art Center
90 Pond Street
Stowe, VT 05672

This show was curated by Amy Rahn (PhD candidate in Art History at SBU)

This exhibition explores the subtle, double, and hidden meanings the apparent clarity of black and white might obscure. The show includes, among its ten contributors, an artist who makes paintings from redacted government documents, a sculptor who forges metal into unreadable script, and a painter who rendered a portrait in the form of a novel. With its visual and conceptual twists and turns, the exhibition invites viewers to encounter these works in all their lucid complexity.

Off The Block – Andreas Rentsch, MFA 2013

Exhibition:
Off The Block: An exhibition of work by NYFA Fellows at Southampton Arts Center

Date:
June 26 – July 20, 2014

Hours:
Thursday 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Place: Southampton Arts Center
Location: 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968

Artists: Claire Watson, Hiroyuki Hamada, and Andreas Rentsch (SBU Art 2013 M.F.A.)

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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

Andrew Wasserman

Andrew Wasserman, PhD (2012), has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture History at Louisiana Tech University.

It Ain’t What You Make But What Makes You Do It

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.

Artists :
Gregory Barsamian
Charlotte Becket
Guy Ben-Ner
Mark Esper
Jon Kessler
Jeffrey Allen Price (SBU Art 2003 M.F.A.)
Jude Tallichet
Mary Ziegler

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

Place:
Valentine

Location:
464 Seneca Ave Ridgewood, Queens 11385
718 381-2962
valentineridgewood@gmail.com

In “Five Star”, Keith Miller’s Leading Man Is a General in the East New York Bloods

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)
More info: LINK

This film is also an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival 2014.

Keith Miller, SBU Art 2001 M.F.A.

Things That Barely Exist by Pancho Westendarp

Exhibition: Things That Barely Exist by Pancho Westendarp
Duration: February 7 – March 9, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, February 7 from 6-9pm

Place: Robert Henry Contemporary
Location: 56 Bogart St. Brooklyn, NY 11206
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For more information, visit LINK

[PHOTO] Pancho Westendarp
“Days Go By, 2012” Video 5 minutes 19 seconds
©2013 Pancho Westendarp/Robert Henry Contemporary