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

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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Guest Critic: Boshko Boskovic

Image © Ara Qui
Image © Ara Qui

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.

Alexis Carreño Has a Passion for Fashion

PhD student curates prominent exhibit on “Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art”

Alexis Carreño grew up in Chile. While many kids his age spent their time kicking around soccer balls Alexis got his kicks in a decidedly different way — by sketching dresses.

Alexis’s fascination with the world of design at an early age eventually led him to enroll in the Universidad de Chile, where he earned an MFA studying painting, contemporary art and gender studies. Read More…

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Alexis Carreño is in The New York Times.

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More information about exhibition:
Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art JANUARY 21–APRIL 23, 2014
American Folk Art Museum

Harry J. Weil, Art History Phd Candidate, Wins prestigious 2012 Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for Short-Form Writing

Harry J. Weil

(Short-Form Writing)

Harry J. Weil’s writing focuses on histories of performance and new media art practices. He will explore these topics within the regional context of the tri-state area, especially the Hudson River Valley, where contemporary artists have increasingly taken refuge to avoid New York City’s soaring costs of living and studio space. Tucked away in non-urban sites, these artists have maintained vibrant but underexplored, localized practices of art making.

Harry J. Weil has contributed reviews and interviews to Art Journal, ArtPapers, artUS, andAfterimage, and published on contemporary artists such Ryan McNamara, Kate Gilmore, Laurel Nakadate and Alexej Meschtschanow. He is currently a PhD candidate in Art History and Criticism at Stony Brook University, where his dissertation, Reperformance: Recreating and Reinterpreting Performance Art’s History, examines the historical and theoretical constructions of reperformance’s relationship to the reproductive capabilities of print media, photography, and film, as they developed in the second half of the twentieth century. He lectures on modern and contemporary art at William Paterson University and Ithaca College.

Arts Writers Grant Program announces 2012 grants The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2012 grants. Designed to encourage and reward writing about contemporary art that is rigorous, passionate, eloquent and precise, as well as to create a broader audience for arts writing, the program aims to strengthen the field as a whole and to ensure that critical writing remains a valued mode of engaging the visual arts.In its 2012 cycle, the Arts Writers Grant Program has awarded a total of 623,500 USD to twenty-one writers. Ranging from 8,000 USD to 50,000 USD in four categories—articles, blogs, books and short-form writing—these grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from scholarly studies to self-published blogs.