PechaKucha 20×20 New Haven: Modern Myth Making

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PechaKucha 20×20 New Haven
Wed., January 29th, 2014
Bentera @ 6:30 PM [directions HERE]
[Facebook event page]

I will be going a group of talented artists and innovative minds at PechaKucha‘s event giving a presentation titled, Modern Myth Making: Process & selected works 

Here is a list of some of the other artists and innovative thinkers speaking:

Mitz Carr … Rowing Is Life Well Lived,
Patrick Foley on Flavor and Fragrance through Sustainable Chemistry,
Giada Crispiels on Residencies for Artists,
Craig Borkenhagen … Watercolors,
Lani Asuncion on Modern Myth Making,
Ray Zhou and Aicha Woods find Beauty in Ice for us,
Mark Williams talks about Caving’s Influence on his Art,
Eric Zeiberg … Giving a Voice to People Without One,
Daniel Eugene brings us Line Drawings and Spoken Word,
and Gale Zucker shows us the wonder of Nash Island Sheep.
Yeah, you really don’t want to miss this.
With trumpeter Timothy Kane,
Technical wizardry provided by Eli Whitney Museum,
Beautification by Design Monsters,
Persuasive writing and exhortation by George Kouros,
Remarkably effective wrangling by Aicha Woods.

Hope to see you there! If you cannot make it I will be posting the documentation of my presentation and the slides.

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OPEN STUDIOS: Erector Square

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Two events coming up this week that I will be participating in during City Wide Studios in New Haven hosted by ArtSpace in New Haven.

Friday, Oct. 11 @ 7-9:30 PM
City Wide Open Studios will offer curator-led studio tours to preview the Erector Square Studios where I am one of the selected artists. Guest are invited to attend a cocktail party hosted by Fred Giampietro’s Erector Sq. Gallery. If you are interested in attending please follow the link to buy tickets, all raised funds go to supporting ArtSpace.
http://www.cwos.org/curatortours

Sat. & Sun., Oct. 12-13 @ 12-5 PM
Erector Square
317 Peck St.,
Bld. 07/ Floor 02/ Suit 02
New Haven, CT

The second event is CWOS at Erector Square Open Studios weekend. I will have photos and books for sale at a special price for this event. Hope you can make it out, I would love to visit!
https://www.facebook.com/events/180826778770421/

Hope you can make it out to one of these events, I would love to visit with you and share the my current work.

Fem//me | SHOW OPENING

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Fem//me – an Independent Art Exhibition
July 19-28

OPENING | July 19 @ 1:00-6:00 PM/ After Party 7:00-10:00 PM
1175 State Street, Suit 215, New Haven, CT

Fem//me is an independent pop-up exhibition showcasing the work of emerging female artists in New Haven.  Curated by Selby Nimrod and Hannah Plotke, the assembled works address and subvert female gender constructs and gendered notions of craft.

Exhibited is collage and sculpture by Laura Marsh, video by Sarah Lasley, assemblage and jewelry by Ashley Khirea Wahba, paintings by Hannah Plotke, sculptural video relics by Lani Asuncion, artist’s books by Grace Moskowitz, and a multimedia installation by Julia Cornell. The concept for Fem//me was inspired both by the 50th anniversary of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique, and famed performance  artist Marina Abramovic’s denouncement of feminism earlier this year.

Located at 1175 State Street, Suite 215, in the former Robby Len swimsuit building, Fem//me opens on Friday July 19. Fem//me is open to the public from 1-6 PM daily through July 28. There is no admission fee.  Donations are gratefully accepted. All are welcome.

The organizers would like to extend a special thanks to Artspace for their support and the use of their Flatfile.

For more information, please contact Selby Nimrod selby.nimrod@gmail.com

DEVILS HOPYARD SERIES

My residency at I-Park Foundation was a very fast paced and busy one but I feel despite the loss of 1 1/2 weeks me and my peer group was able to make a good amount of work. Once I was informed about being selected for the May residency I began to do research on the Haddam, CT area trying to see what kind of stories I could find. Much like the dilemma with the 3 Sisters project of not being able to find a substantial original story I contacted the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center and was lead to the book Legendary Connecticut: Traditional Tales from the Nutmeg State by David Philips (July 1, 1995), and found the story of Moodus Noises Devil’s Hopyard about the Devil’s Hopyard Park near the residency. The story I referenced my work on was the story of Dr. Steele, and how he loosened a huge carbuncle form the mouth of Cave Hill. 

Loud were the Moodus noises that night. The mountain shook and groans and hisses were heard in the air as he pried up the stone that lay across the pit-mouth. When he had lifted it off a light poured from it and streamed into the heaven like a crimson comet or a spear of the northern aurora. It was the flash of the great carbuncle, and the stars seen through it were as if dyed in blood. In the morning Steele was gone. He had taken ship for England. The gem carried with it an evil fate, for the galley sank in mid-ocean; but, though buried beneath a thousand fathoms of water, the red ray of the carbuncle sometimes shoots up from the sea, and the glow of it strikes fear into the hearts of passing sailors. Long after, when the booming was heard, the Indians said that the hill was giving birth to another beautiful stone. (190-95)

I also created a hood made out of 700 ft. of white nylon rope that was influenced by Haddam, CT being one of the main producers of fishing nets & mother of pearl button in New England during the early 1900’s. These stories, legends, and histories helped feed my work ask I began exploring the tucked away treasure of I-Park lush and extensive grounds and the Devil’s Hopyard & Machimoodus State Parks. WATCH VIDEO HERE

PRE-VIDEO SHOOT: BLESSING

I-PARK: May Open Studios

Despite the rain I-Park Foundation May Open Studios was a nice and intimate event, landscape architect/artist Monica Hernandez-Truitt’s paper sculpture become a soggy heap but she lucky took lots of beautiful documentation photos of the work be for the rain hit.  A handful of visitors came to see what me and my AiR peer had been doing during the May session.

The afternoon began with Tawnie Olson’s Skype performance with a clarinetist form Canada. Followed by a poetry reading by Tung-Hui-Hu, check out his collection of poems in the following 3 books found on Amazon HERE. There was then a tour of Alice‘s studio where we looked at her photography tests of DoF and distance of photographer and subject as performance. Then we strolled down to the lake to see Madeline, Monica, and Chad’s works.

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