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

URECA Art Exhibition 2015

Exhibition: URECA Art Exhibition 2015
Duration: March 23 – April 9, 2014
Place: The SAC Art Gallery
Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 26th, 5:00 – 7:00PM
Gallery Hours: Monday 12noon-7pm, Tuesday 12noon-7pm, Wednesday 12pm-8pm, Thursday 12noon-7pm

Artists:
Adam Inzalaco
Amanda Rehm
Andrea Baatz
Billy Patriss
Courtney Brenner
Dakota Jordan
Emily Brownawell
Emily Mary Sutherland
Hyemin Bae
Isabella Bartolini
Jacqueline Lennon
James P. Ayres
Jonathan Yea
Joshua Brooks
Kay Denton
Kelly Smith
Kelly Wong
Kimberly Valdez-Soto
Kris-Ann Wright
Kristin MacDougal
Luca Rivela
Maxwell Reff
Morgan T. Walters
Nicholas J. Bechtel
Nikk L. A.
Qianling Lu
Ran Ren
Seika Robinson
Skylar Mavraganis
Talia Brown
Tavleen Kaur
Xavier Yondvale
Xiaoyu Jing
Youlanda Holder
Zijie Zhu

Sponsored by:
URECA Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities
Featured as part of the Shirley Strum Kenny Student Arts Festival

URECA Coordinators: Brian Frank and Karen Kernan
www.stonybrook.edu/ureca
Exhibition Coordinator: Isak Berbic, Department of Art
Curatorial Assistants: Logan Marks, Rebecca Uliasz, Allison Walters

(Image: Untitled monoprint by John Barto: Winner of the Dean of Students Prize at URECA art exhibition 2014)

 

MFA Thesis Exhibition 2015

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Exhibition: MFA Thesis Exhibition 2015
Duration: March 24 – April 11, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 28th, 7:00 – 9:00PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 12-4 pm, Saturday 7-9pm
(Closed Sunday, Monday, and Holidays)

Artist talk: Wednesday, March 25th, 3:00PM

Artists:

  • Fiona N. Cashell
  • Nicole Hixon
  • Catherine Katsafouros

Place:
The Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery

Location:
The first floor of the Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University
Staller Center for the Arts
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5425

Information: 631-632-7240 www.stallercenter.com/gallery
(Image: from left, Fiona N. Cashell, Nicole Hixon and Catherine Katsafouros)

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.

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Exhibition by MFA candidate Victoria Febrer

Exhibition: MarDesierto DesertSea An Interactive Video Installation
Duration: February 28 – March 8, 2015
Hour: Monday – Friday 11:00AM – 4:00PM, and by appointment
Closing Reception: TBA

Place: Lawrence Alloway Gallery
Location: Melville Library Building, Stony Brook University
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There, before: photographs and video by Isak Berbic

For Immediate Release: January 2, 2014
SAC Art Gallery, Student Activities Center, Stony Brook University
There, before: photographs and video by Isak Berbic
FEBRUARY 2 – 26, 2015

Opening Reception:
Thursday, February 5, 2015
4–7 pm

Artist Lecture:
Monday, February 9, 2015
12–1:30 pm

SAC Art Gallery Hours: m/t/th 12–7 pm; w 12–8 pm
Tel: +1.631.632.6822
www.stonybrook.edu/sacartgallery

A droning camera surveys sections of landscape formations, finding points of depth on the surface of the image. A meteorite named Akaba, which fell near Ma’an, Jordan in 1949, reveals the story. There, before opens with an anecdote inspired by the proto-science fiction narrative, “Awaj bin Anfaq” written by the 13th century thinker Zakariya Al-Qazwini, about a being that came to earth from a distant planet. The film unfolds into a contemplative sequence of associations and subjunctive fragments on climate, natural resources, and geologic time in connection with the Anthropocene age of human impact.

[ image credit]
There, before, 2014
Digitized color film, CGI, HD 60p video, with sound, Runtime: 13 minutes
Twelve photographs and six text inter-titles. Pigment prints on paper.

 

Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography / Andreas Rentsch, MFA 2013

Andreas Rentsch, MFA 2013, video work, The Wanderer, and a Polaroid work from the Entangled with Justice series are being exhibited in the Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography at the Heckscher Museum of Art.

Exhibition: Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 6th, 2014, 5.30 – 7.30 PM

Duration: December 6th, 2014 – March 15th, 2015

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

World Maker Faire NYC 2014

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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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Senior Show 2014

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Exhibition: Senior Show 2014
Duration: May 3 – May 23, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 3rd, 7:00 – 9:00PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 12-4 pm, Saturday 7-9pm
(Closed Sunday, Monday, and Holidays)
FREE admission

The juried Senior Show 2014 will include paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photographs, digital media, mixed-media installations and works on paper by graduating art majors and minors.
 
Place:
The Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery

Location:
The first floor of the Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University
Staller Center for the Arts
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5425

Information: 631-632-7240 www.stallercenter.com/gallery

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.

Exhibition by MFA candidate Fatima Shakil

Exhibition: Fatima Shakil: unworking…
Duration: April 4 – April 16, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 10th, 5:00 – 7:30PM

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

URECA Art Exhibition 2014

Downloadable PDF invitation card click here

Exhibition: URECA Art Exhibition 2014
Duration: March 31 – April 17, 2014
Place: The SAC Art Gallery
Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 8th, 4:00 – 6:00PM
Gallery Hours: Monday 1pm-6pm, Tuesday 1pm-6pm, Wednesday 12pm-8pm, Thursday 1pm-6pm

Artists:
John Barto, Isabella Bartoloni, Lauren Belcastro, Erin Brady, Courtney Brenner, Josh Brooks, Ana Castro, Andrea Cerini, Junchen Chen, Sarah Choi, James Dang, Carolyn Rose DeLena, Bobby Delli-Carpini, Julian Divierto, Ruhan Feng, Ryan Fleming, Nicholas Frizalone, Qiang Fu, Yoselin Gallegos, Carlene Gonzalez, Laura Hathaway, Asaf Harari, Alanna Horan, Yao Li Jiang, Hannah Keiffert, Farah Khandaker, Caroline Kratky, Benn Yiufat Lam, Jacqueline Lennon, Angell Lin, Kristin MacDougal, Nicholas Maggiore, Nicholas Marcella, Cameron Markarian, Erin McCaffrey, Zhengyan Mei, Christina Ng, Yekaterina Okouneva, Joseph Piccininni Jr., Maria Plotkina, Robert Pond, Megan Schiek, Christopher Setter, Sara Shores, Mackenzie Suben, Zi Tam, Samantha Tracy, Ashley Valla, Geena Waddle, Rebecca Walsh, Morgan T. Walters, Dillon Winegar, Tingting Xiao, Virna Zapata, Zijie Zhu

Sponsored by:
URECA Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities
Featured as part of the Shirley Strum Kenny Student Arts Festival

URECA Coordinators: Brian Frank and Karen Kernan
www.stonybrook.edu/ureca
Exhibition Coordinator: Isak Berbic
Curatorial Assistants: Nicole Hixon, Heather Cruce, Logan Marks

(Image: Into the Woods, 2013, by Mindy Mosher: Winner of both the Dean of Students Prize and the Gallery North Award at URECA art exhibition 2013)

 

f(Glitch) at Stony Brook, March 4-6

Please join cDACT (Consortium for Digital Arts, Culture and Technology) for an exciting dive into the world of digital error. f(Glitch)—read “the Function of Glitch”—is an interlinked series of events happening March 4-6 at Stony Brook.  There is an art exhibit at the Simons Center (running all month), a theatrical production in the Wang Chapel, a musical concert at the Staller Recital Hall, and a series of colloquia at the Humanities Institute and the Simons Center. And you won’t want to miss the reception at the Simons Center on March 5, featuring a special selection of glitch-inspired delicacies from Chef Paolo Fontana.  f(Glitch will bring together a wide range of scientists, scholars, and artists to consider the utility of noise, for scientific and humanistic research as well as for artistic production.

Glitches are a glimpse into the hidden world of technology, exposing the seams in our digital infrastructure.  Come experience with us!
For full schedule, and more information, please see:
http://cdact.stonybrook.edu/fglitch/

f(Glitch) Event Timetable:

Feb. 10:
Art Exhibit Opens, Simons Center Gallery
Work by Robert Henke, David Linton, Emma McNally, Richard Garet, Bethany Shorb

March 4:
Colloquia at the Humanities Institute, Stony Brook University
4:00 PM Joanna Demers, Musicologist: Music and Apocalyptic Desire
5:00 PM Seth Horowitz, Neuroscientist: McGurk and Other Disturbances
5:45 PM Antonio Roberts, Video Artist: Degenerative Design
6:30 Lev Manovich, Media Theorist: Software Takes Command
7:15 Reception

March 4:
Theatrical Production
8:30PM The Modern Prometheus at Wang Chapel: Jeanette Yew, Theatre Arts
a devised piece using puppets and projection to explore the “uncanny valley”

March 4:
Party/gathering
10:00pm Bring Your Own Beamer Party at the University Cafe hosted by Antonio Roberts

March 5:
Colloquia at Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Auditorium, Stony Brook University
4:00 Keynote: Carl Haber, Physicist: Seeing Voices: Optical Scanning Applied to Early Recorded Sound Preservation
5:00 Seth Horowitz, Neuroscientist: Data in the Wild: From Basic Biology to the Real World
5:30  Ann Warde, Bio-Acoustician: Erasing the Glitch

March 5:
Reception
6:00 Opening Reception for Art Exhibit at Simons Center
Chef Paolo Fontana creates Glitch-inspired delicacies

March 6:
Talk
7:30 Staller Center Recital Hall: Tom Richards, Pre-Concert Talk

March 6:
Concert, 8:00, Staller Center Recital Hall, Stony Brook University
Composer/Performers: Jesse Allison, Paula Matthusen, Thecla Schiphorst, Matthew Gingold, Phillipe Pasquier, Crystin Magnus,  Antonio Roberts, Tom Richards, Andrew Bernstein

March 29
Gallery Show Closes