"Battle of the Masters" Group Show
Jul
30
6:00 PM18:00

"Battle of the Masters" Group Show

One night only!

An independent group show featuring special works by participants and graduates of the SVA MFA Fine Arts and SVA MFA Art Practice programs.

Featuring Kristen Bisson, Hovey Brock, Donna Troy Cleary, Simone Couto, Alexandra Hammond, Bryan Anthony Moore, Qinmin Liu, Anthony Donatelle, Art Vidrine, Susan Sechler Luss, Nadine Faraj, and Eli Barak.

Location: Open Gallery Space, 355A Bowery, NY, 10003

Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1690093487881122/


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Announcing “Battle of the Masters” a pop-up group show that pits the best of the School of Visual Arts MFA in Art Practice against the best of SVA’s MFA in Fine Arts in an epic showdown.

In the Art Practice corner, Kristen Bisson duels with notions of home, belonging, and memory with keen esthetic moves. Poetry, bones, flesh, wood, clay, water, and steam collide in Simone Couto’s multidisciplinary meditations on the fundamental forces of nature. Alex Hammond’s architectonic installation aims squarely at the soft solar plexus of childhood’s innocence. Qinmin Liu skewers the logic of binary computer code in a live virtuosic performance of slashing brushwork—stand back. Bryan Moore’s ironic rope-a-dope with the images of American exceptionalism bring it crashing to the floor under the weight of its own contradictions. Hovey Brock channels the spirits of the Pre-Socratics in a display of possessed painterly frenzy.
In the Fine Arts corner, Art Vidrine takes music as his weapon of choice to rip away the hidden conventions of political theater. Donna Cleary snares domestic detritus with nets of fibers and new contexts, creating hybrids that bring the marginal and denigrated to life. Nadine Faraj thrashes the trivialization of sexual connection with images that conjure living touch. Anthony Donatelle obliterates the gaps between unlikely objects with devastatingly subtle technique. Eli Barak fuses performance, installation, sculpture, and image into a fearsome engine of social critique. Susan Luss weaves found objects, drawings, photography, and light into a dizzying assault on the senses.
Let the Battle begin!
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"HERE AND THERE / NOW AND THEN" Solo Show
Jul
20
7:30 PM19:30

"HERE AND THERE / NOW AND THEN" Solo Show

One night only!

In her MFA thesis show, HERE AND THERE / NOW AND THEN, Kristen Bisson excavates and unpacks of her relationship with home and place, and in particular, tracing and investigating loss as it relates to moving and separation. With these works, she takes a deep look at absence and presence, her relationship with her Dad, and memory, and how they have impacted her definitions, beliefs and relationships with those ideas of place, home and loss.

Refreshments will be available to enjoy during the show.

RSVP on Facebook Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1650808735165034/ 

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"RAZE/BULLDOZE" Group Show
Jun
5
to Jun 25

"RAZE/BULLDOZE" Group Show

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I'm in a group show this month!

RAZE/BULLDOZE

Located at CTN in Portland, Maine.
Open during CTN's regular business hours.
Curated by Reesa Wood.

OPENING TONIGHT AT 5PM
Show continues to the end of the month.

Be Beautiful (2012)

Three 11" x 17" 2D Digital Prints
(Titled LTR: "I Can Hear You," "Nothing to See Here," "Still Life with Flowers in Red")

Reesa Wood:

RAZE/BULLDOZE: A Comix Show
RAZE/BULLDOZE rejects traditional hierarchies between high and low art in the tradition of DIY punk culture and artist collectives such as the Hairy Who, Guerilla Girls, Forcefield, and many, many more.
RAZE/BULLDOZE features representational art that may or may not be sequential in nature. It is a gathering of diverse works by artists that may or may not be recognized by mainstream art institutions. It is a celebration of drawing as a medium for self-expression, fantasy, and political commentary.
This exhibition is intended to carry on the conversation about the role of art in a capitalist society.
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Drink & Draw at Common Street Arts
May
1
to Jun 12

Drink & Draw at Common Street Arts

Fridays | May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12 | 6-8 pm
$10 per person at door | 21+ and Cash Only

Join us for an informal drawing workshop, all skill levels welcome, featuring a live, clothed model. BYOB and light snacks available. Some drawing supplies available to use on site, but feel free to also bring your own. We hope to see you there!

http://commonstreetarts.com/event/drink-draw-at-common-street-arts/

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GUILT BY ASSOCIATION: Zine Launch Party
Jul
31
6:00 PM18:00

GUILT BY ASSOCIATION: Zine Launch Party

PRESS RELEASE

[dB] Visual Artist Series
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GUILT BY ASSOCIATION: ZINE LAUNCH PARTY

RSVP REQUIRED

DUNGEON BEACH and MFA ART PRACTICE invite you to a unique evening featuring the reveal of a new collaborative zine, video screenings and dj set by LUKEINTERNET. (Limited edition zines available for $10. Please bring cash.)

GUILTED ARTISTS INCLUDE: Callie Jo Barker, Kristen Bisson, Hovey Brock, Tina Chavera, Amy Dolan, Quinn Dukes, Alexandra Hammond, Unnur Mjöll S. Leifsdóttir, Brandi Martin, Bryan Anthony Moore, Sam Nichols, JD Raenbeau, Lou Woods, Pippi Zornoza

ABOUT THE SERIES:

The [dB] Visual Artist Series seeks to unify Brooklyn's creative community by joining musicians, filmmakers and contemporary visual artists together within the same environment. Curated by Quinn Dukes, the rotating artist series highlights contemporary artists working in 2D, 3D and 4D media.

#guiltbyassociationzine

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"(Not) Here, (Not) Now" Screening
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

"(Not) Here, (Not) Now" Screening

MFA Art Practice Summer Screening at Videology this Friday, July 25, 2014 at 6:30pm!

Participants: Callie Barker, Kristen Bisson, Hovey Brock, Amy Dolan, Alexandra Hammond, Brandi Martin, Bryan Anthony Moore, Sam Nichols, JD Raenbeau, Lou Woods, Pippi Zornoza

Featured Faculty: Sarah G. Sharp, Mark Tribe

Curator: Allison Hewitt Ward

Thumbnail Image: Screen capture from "and/EiTHER" (2013), Kristen Bisson

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"Already Broken: The Personal That Is Not Ours" Group Show
Jul
10
to Aug 6

"Already Broken: The Personal That Is Not Ours" Group Show

SVA MFA Art Practice (Class of 2015) Group Exhibition

Where: SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 W 26th Street, NYC

When: July 10 - August 6, 2014

Opening Reception: July 10 from 6pm-8pm

Gallery Info: http://www.sva.edu/about-sva/galleries/chelsea-gallery

My piece "Not to Scale" will be playable/viewable!

http://www.kaibi-studios.net/current-projects/#/not-to-scale/

I would love to see you there. Thanks!

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T-Shirt Upcycling Workshop
Jun
14
2:00 PM14:00

T-Shirt Upcycling Workshop

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Take your old t-shirts and make them into something new! Even if they're stained, a size too small, two sizes too big, you just keep around because you like the design on the front, someone gave it to you, or if you have a stash of acquired free t-shirts from over the years from various events. Bring a bunch of them to this workshop, and learn how to give those old t-shirts a new life! There will be a number of projects to choose from at each workshop. Some of these projects could include, but are certainly not limited to: halter/tank tops, blankets, dolls, pot holders, cat and dog toys, scarves, bags, and more

What to Bring: 2-6 (Clean) T-Shirts

JUNE ART ACTIVITIES
UNDER THE TREES

Building 10 B
Nolan Park
Governors Island

For all ages. FREE w/ suggested donation for materials!

 

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"The Living Exhibition" Group Show - Opening Reception
Jan
6
8:00 PM20:00

"The Living Exhibition" Group Show - Opening Reception

Group Exhibition: Kristen Bisson, Danielle Lange, David Aronson, Katie Lewis, Jared Friedman, David Arms. Please join us for the Opening Reception on January 6, 2014 from 8:00pm to 11:00pm! The exhibition will run from January 6th to the 9th. Visit The Living Gallery for more information, including gallery hours and contact.

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