Summer Studios 2011, we're here!

Summer Studios 2011, we're here!

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Alexis Gina Michelle Stephanie
Chad Isabel Melissa Tyler
Erica Lisa Monica


06/14/11 Day 1 - Studio Check-in & Chelsea Art District Visit

06/14/11 Day 1 - Studio Check-in & Chelsea Art District Visit
NYCAMS Studios, Chelsea

Chelsea Art District

Alexis Montero & Lisa Mangiafico explore a painting in Chelsea.


06/15/11 Day 2 - Soho Art District

06/15/11 Day 2 - Soho Art District

Artists Space

Richard Birkett, cuarator at Artists Space in Soho discusses their current show by Hilary Lloyd, a British video artist. This is the artist's first solo show in the United States.

The exhibition features new work developed by Lloyd in direct relation to the architecture of Artists Space. Lloyd's work is predominantly realized through the presentation of sequential images, either within video or slide installations. This work is rooted in Lloyd’s observation of people, objects and spaces.

Founded in 1972, Artists Space has successfully contributed to changing the institutional and economic landscape for contemporary art in New York City - lending support to emerging ideas and emerging artists alike. Today, Artists Space is a place for discussion and examination that proposes new modes of production, setting new relations into play and shifting its focus away from the presentation of works alone - ultimately, a center for new ideas in a radically changing world.

The Drawing Center

Professor De St. Croix and his students view works at the Drawing Center in Soho.

The exhibition on display in the main gallery is "Drawing and its Double" Selections from the Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica. This exhbit is comprised of fifty-nine rarely-exhibited engraved metal printing plates dating from the sixteenth century to the late twentieth century, culled exclusively from the collections of one of the world’s most important museums devoted to the Graphic Arts. Magnifying lenses were supplied at the center to investigate this wonderfully intricate work.

Featured in the drawing room was an exhibition by Paolo Canevari titled "Decalogo." Decalogo, the Italian shorthand for the Ten Commandments and perhaps the most well-known social contract or “rules to live by,” continues Canevari’s investigation into how dynamic imagery can reveal political and social crises.

El Colombe

Coffee break at El Colombe!

06/16/11 Day 3 - Jill Conner Lecture

06/16/11 Day 3 - Jill Conner Lecture
Artist statement workshop in our NYCAMS classroom with art critic, Jill Conner of White Hot art blog.

Jill Conner is the New York Editor of Whitehot Magazine and Editor of On-Verge. She is a contributor to Afterimage, ArtUS, Art in America, Interview Magazine, Performance Art Journal and Sculpture Magazine and posts reviews at ArtQuips. Since 2003, Conner has curated six group shows in New York City. This summer she has curated "Vestige" for the AIR Gallery which is a two-site exhibition, showing in both Sweden and Brooklyn. She has also curated a solo show for light artist Vicki DaSilva that will open at Able Fine Art in Chelsea. Conner is also working on bringing new insight to the long-unrecognized sculpture of Reuben Kadish, and collaborating with Forrest Myers and Jim Clark on future projects.







6/17/11 Day 4 - Hunter College

6/17/11 Day 4 - Hunter College
Our group was given a tour of the Hunter College MFA program by one of their current graduate students, J.G Zimmerman. We viewed the MFA thesis show and then proceeded upstairs to the studios.



Hunter College MFA thesis exhibition

One of the massive sculptures by David Finegan, presented in the master thesis show at Hunter College.

J.G. Zimmerman's Studio

Installation work-in progress by Hunter gradtuate student, J.G. Zimmerman.



J.G. Zimmerman’s work is inspired by technology and its effects on culture, specifically how cultures use technology to adjust to and overcome the natural environment, and when cultures change and adapt to new technologies and their resulting environments. Zimmerman feels his role as an artist is to record and contextualize these anthropological events.

glowing orange and yellow lights surround inside and bound by the ever-changing musical patterns of interstellar waves~*~ e.a

6/18/11 Day 5 - Studio Work Day

6/18/11 Day 5 - Studio Work Day
Monica found a new friend on the 'N'

06/19/11 Day 6 - Lower East Side District & Long Island City Art Destinations

06/19/11 Day 6 - Lower East Side District & Long Island City Art Destinations

UNTITLED GALLERY

Student's explore David Adamo's large scale wood sculptures at Untitled Gallery in the Lower Eastside. Based on the artist's own height and weight, these new sculptures are a reflection of his newfound enlightenment and confidence in stature.

STEPHAN STOYANOV GALLERY

Erica Astrove listens intently as Stephan Stoyanov describes how Diana Shpungin's "Until No Longer" piece moved him to tears the first time he experienced it.

Diana Shpungin's "(Untitled) Portrait of Dad" is not only a sentimental memorial to her late father, but also a small tribute to Felix Conzalez-Torres's life and work.

SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK

Shaun El C. Leonardo, Director of Public Programs and Community Relations, gives the group a brief introduction to Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City.

In 1986, sculptor Mark di Suvero and a coalition of artists and community members transformed the riverside landfill into an outdoor museum and artist residency program. The park is the only site in NYC dedicated to providing artists an opportunity to create and exhibit large-scale sculpture and multi-media installations in a unique outdoor environment.

"The Park's existence is based on the belief that the reclamation, revitalization and creative expression are essential to the survival, humanity and improvement of our urban environment"

Socrates Sculpture Park Continued...

Socrates Sculpture Park Continued...

Vista

The students take a look inside Jason Thomme's "Groundskeeper (Fuk Prefab II), part of Vista, the current exhibition on display at the park. The show explores the interplay between methods of viewing and the interpretation of the physical world.

Our own professor, Blane De St Croix's piece titled "Mountain Views" is showcased on the waterfront here.

PS1

PS1
MoMa PS1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City

06/21/11 Day 8 Chelsea Gallery District Tour

06/21/11 Day 8  Chelsea Gallery District Tour

David Zwirner

Alexis, Izabel and Tyler investigate Donald Judd's boxes at the David Swirner gallery in Chelsea.

One of the many aesthetic pleasures of walking around the Chelsea district. You don't even need to walk into the many galleries to find an appreciation for art.

John Chamberlain

John Chamberlain's distinctive metal sculptures constructed from discarded automobile body parts are on display at both the Pace and Gagosian Galleries.

Walking is a regular exercise when getting from gallery to museum.

Wandering the galleries...

Gina Russo and Lisa Mangiafico explore Lydia Venieri's "Hibernation: The Forest" at Stux Gallery.

Isabel contemplates one last painting to end our Chelsea District tour.

06/22/11 Day 9 - Uptown Museum District

06/22/11 Day 9 - Uptown Museum District

Hugo Boss Prize 2010 recipient at the Guggenheim

As the winner of the 2010 HUGO BOSS PRIZE, a biennial award recognizing significant achievement in contemporary art, Feldmann received an honorarium of $100,000. For his solo exhibition at the Guggenheim, he has chosen to pin this exact amount to the gallery walls in a grid of overlapping one-dollar bills.

The Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney Museum of American Art
This photo represents the Cory Arcangel exhibition at The Whitney

Museum of Arts & Design

Museum of Arts & Design

Museum of Arts & Design Cont...

Museum of Arts & Design Cont...
Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities

06/23/11 Day 10 - Dominique Nahas Visits

06/23/11 Day 10 - Dominique Nahas Visits

Lecture & Studio Visit

Dominique Nahas is an independent curator and critic, and a writer & art historian, as well as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Critical Studies in the Fine Art Deptartment at Pratt Institute. In addition, he is also the Professor of Fine Arts/Critique Faculty at the New York Studio Residency Program and the 2010-11 Visiting Critic for Hoffberger Graduate School at Maryland Institute College of Art.

06/27/11 Day 14 - Rachel Gugelberger Lecture

06/27/11 Day 14 - Rachel Gugelberger Lecture
Rachel Gugelberger is an independent curator, consultant and writer based in New York. Recent projects include What is left at Curatorial Research Lab/Winkleman Gallery and exhibitions at Sara Meltzer Gallery that investigated the notion of landscape as a social construction (Landscapes for Frankenstein); examined the art world with irony and humor (Ceci n’est pas…) and explored the notion of “climate” as both a weather condition and a characterization of our moment in time (Prevailing Climate). She has curated exhibitions at School of Visual Arts, Cuchifritos Art Gallery/Project Space, Marvelli Lab, PS122 Gallery, Artists Space, Center for Curatorial Studies and the inaugural Brewster Project. Exhibitions in progress include Data Deluge, a presentation of works that utilize data as source material and Library Science, an exhibition that ponders our changing role to the library as it adapts to the digital world. Rachel holds an M.A. in Curatorial Studies in Contemporary Art and Culture from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.

06/28/11 Day 15 - Jane Benson & Ed Winkleman Visit

06/28/11 Day 15 - Jane Benson & Ed Winkleman Visit

Jane Benson visits Melissa's studio

Jane's work is about material and identity transformation. The driving force behind the work is a fascination in the transformation of meaning through representation and the reinvention of context. Working assiduously against reality, she appropriates design of culturally significant objects to question their original conditions and purpose.

Ed Winkleman Lecture

Ed Winkleman Lecture
Ed Winkleman is a gallerist who keeps a blog that is a rich and highly respected source for information about art - shows and artists. Ed Winkleman is the owner and Director of the Winkleman Gallery a highly regarded contemporary art gallery in the Chelsea Art District of New York City. He has also served on many arts panels throughout the city and nationally such as recently at College Arts Association Conference, New York City. Ed delivered a very comprehensive lecture on the business of art.

Melissa, preparing her work for the upcoming exhibition

06/29/11 Day 16 - Caryn Coleman Lecture

06/29/11 Day 16 - Caryn Coleman Lecture

The Role of the Curator

Caryn Coleman is a curator and writer whose curatorial practice explores the intersection of film and contemporary art. Her main area of research on the aesthetic and structural influence of horror cinema on contemporary artist is the subject of her writing project The Girl Who Knew Too Much, online essays for LUX, and exhibition programming.

Caryn discussed with our group what she believes to be the role of the curator: 'to protect, promote, and contextualize work for an exhibition.' She also discussed her current project, gave us a bit of historical information on curatorial studies, and conducted a studio visit with each student.

Stephanie, hard at work in her studio.

06/30/11 Day 17- Diana Shpungin

06/30/11 Day 17- Diana Shpungin

07/1/11 Day 18 - Omar Lopez Chahoud

07/1/11 Day 18 - Omar Lopez Chahoud

07/3/11 Day 20 Exhibition Week

07/3/11 Day 20 Exhibition Week

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7/6/11 DAY 23 Martha Schwendener

7/6/11 DAY 23 Martha Schwendener

Trends in Contemporary Art

FAU students take a relaxing approach on the final day as they sit back and listen to Martha Schwendener discuss current trends in Contemporary Art and the upcoming gallery exhibition.

Martha Schwendener is an art critic and writer for art publications such as The New Yorker, The Village Voice, The New York Times, Flash Art and others. She has also participated as visiting critic, juror and panelist at many contemporary art institutions including Art Omi; White Columns; New York Foundation for the Arts and others. Martha's lecture explored the set of standards that make up the canon of contemporary art. "Society decides what the canon is", she says as she discusses the role of criticism in the art world. After her lecture Martha gave the students a crash course in getting into a critics head, what they look for, how they interpret it, and why we as young artists should care.

The day of the exhibition opening!!!

The day of the exhibition opening!!!
Finally after 23 days all the students get to exhibit the work they've been working on. As the semester comes to an end we shared our last day in New York with all of the people that made our progress possible and we say Thank you to all friends and family that stopped by to show their support.

Finishing the wonderful day with a little celebration!

Finishing the wonderful day with a little celebration!

Erica Astrove

Erica Astrove
Into the Night of Rainforest Dreams

Tyler Buckheim

Tyler Buckheim
Conjoined

Monica Cernuda

Monica Cernuda
Insert Here

Melissa Fredendall

Melissa Fredendall
Undefined

Isabel Gouveia

Isabel Gouveia
What are They Building in These?

Michelle Jones

Michelle Jones
20/20

Lisa Mangiafico

Lisa Mangiafico
Myself

Alexis Montero

Alexis Montero
The Descent

Chad Perna

Chad Perna
Birth of Death...Chicken?

Stephanie Ribeiro

Stephanie Ribeiro
I Don't Remember Seeing That

Gina Russo

Gina Russo
Vestige