The Eve Of...

Some questions in advance of The Eve Of… Public Forum on 9/24

Mirror #1, 2014, wood, asphalt-based coating, light, acrylic, mirror, 13.625 x 13.625 x 5.5 inches / 34.6 x 34.6 x 14 cm

Mirror #1, 2014, wood, asphalt-based coating, light, acrylic, mirror, 13.625 x 13.625 x 5.5 inches / 34.6 x 34.6 x 14 cm

How is art experience intellectualized, and how is it intuited?

How are art- and exhibition-making guided by research? By emotions?

What are the poetics of perception?

How do modes of embodiment—embodied cognition, phenomenology, and the materializing of ideas or emotions into art objects—present paradoxes? How do we embrace contradictions?

Who is the disappearing artist? Who is the ego-less agent?

What’s so wrong with sentiment?

Why is mortality a thing that must be “confronted”? Who does it attract? Why?

How do you practice tolerating uncertainty?

What space is left for introspection?

What is the agency of an artist? How do we shape the art worlds we’d like to participate in?

On Wednesday, September 24, join a public forum featuring guest dialogist Andria Hickey, Public Art Fund Associate Curator, in conversation with artist Christine Wong Yap to discuss themes in and around The Eve Of…, a solo pop-up exhibition exploring “the disassembled self on the eve of re-organization.” You’re invited to participate in the dialogue with questions, comments, and provocations.

The Eve Of… Public Forum
Wednesday, September 24, 7–9 pm
Falchi Building, 31-00 47th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101 [Google Map]
7 to 33rd/Rawson Station; G/E to Court Square; N/Q/R to Queensboro/Queens Plaza
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Free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible. Refreshments will be served.

The Eve Of… is supported by an Individual Artists grant from the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 


Agenda: Lordy Rodriguez @ Hosfelt, Art in General

I’m looking forward to two openings for old and new friends this week.

March 25 – April 30, 2011
Lordy Rodriguez: The Map Is Not the Territory
Reception: Thursday March 24, 4-6pm
Hosfelt Gallery, 531 W 36th Street (b/10 & 11th), New York, NY 10018
A · C · E · 1 · 2 · 3 · 7 · 9

In “The Map Is Not the Territory,” Filipino-American artist Lordy Rodriguez presents three bodies of new work, comprised of more than 400 drawings. This, his fourth exhibition with Hosfelt Gallery and his first one-person show in Hosfelt Gallery’s New York space, is the most ambitious exhibition of his career.

I know Lordy from the San Francisco art scene. He’s hilarious and giving, and his drawings are wonderfully colorful and beautifully executed. His shows are often dense with pattern and sheer production. Have a look.

March 25 – May 7, 2011
Emily Roysdon: Positions
Ioana Nemes: Times Colliding
Marie Jager: l’heure bleue

Opening: March 25, 6-8pm
Art in General, 79 Walker Street (just off Canal @ Broadway), New York, NY 10013
A · C · E · N · R · Q · J · Z · 1 · 6

I’ve been helping out with these shows the past few weeks, and I’m really impressed with Art in General and the artists’ forthcoming exhibitions. First, Art in General is dedicated to exhibiting and commissioning new work, so they’re a non-profit alternative art space that functions much like an ICA. And as I’ve been seeing the galleries come together, the shows look really interesting and clean and thought-provoking. The first-floor project space will house publications and more by a Swedish design team that collaborates with Roysdon and other artists. In the elevator will be a audio-visual project about birdsong and silence. The sixth floor galleries will feature solo exhibitions by Emily Roysdon (who recently exhibited at the Berkeley Art Museum’s MATRIX Program, and was interviewed by Patricia Maloney for Bad at Sports), and Ioanna Nemes, whose works feature diaristic, psychological snapshots that I’m really interested in. I’m completely onboard with the fantastic curatorial work of Andrea Hickey and Courtenay Finn.

Please come by and see for yourself.