PAINTINGS/PHOTOGRAPHS/PROBLEMS/POSSIBILITIES @ SVA THEATER

Svetlana Alpers, James Hyde and Barney Kulok
Paintings/Photographs/Problems/Possibilities

SVA Theatre
333 West 23 Street

Svetlana Alpers, James Hyde and Barney Kulok discuss their own work and a collective project entitled Painting Then For Now, a series of prints; six of these are in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Alpers is an art historian, critic and artist whose books include The Vexations of Art: Velázquez and Others (Yale, 2005) and The Art of Describing (Chicago, 1983); Hyde is a painter whose work is in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum and the Denver Art Museum; Kulok is a photographer whose recent solo exhibitions include Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, NYC (2009) and Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris (2008). Presented by the BFA Fine Arts and BFA Visual & Critical Studies Departments.

 

SVA ALUM JOHANNA HELDEBRO AT 3RD WARD

2009 3rd Ward Fall Solo Show Artist
Johanna Heldebro
“To Come Within Reach of You”

Opening Reception, December 18, 7-10pm
Music from DJ Tanner
& complimentary Bear Flag Wine & Colt 45

Johanna Heldebro presents images and video documenting the daily life of her father, who disappeared from her life two years prior. After searching his name on the internet, Heldebro travels to Stockholm, Sweden to obsessively follow him, creating a series that re-figures comfortable notions of adult identity. Join us for this compelling body of work that is at times as coldly detached as it is uncomfortably personal.

RSVP events@3rdward.com

On display through December 27

@ 3rd Ward
195 Morgan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
L to Grand Street

www.3rdward.com
www.johannaheldebro.com

 

WIDE-OPEN COMPETITION AT THE BWAC

BWAC Juried Art Show
THEME: “Wide open spaces… arms wide open… eyes wide open… Just feel all the possibilities of knowledge and freedom and love. But as with all things, there is the inevitable opposite. Wide open to attack… wide open to a lawsuit… wide open to corruption… wide open to failure…What kind of phantasy phrase is this? What does it really indicate? This juried show looks to explore this idea of “wide open”, in all the hidden niches of our collective psyche.”

Deadline: January 11th, 2010.

Go to competition website for more information. https://www.wideopenartshow.org/

 

GRAHAME WEINBREN AT MILLENIUM FILM WORKS

STRING THEORY
Roberta Friedman & Grahame Weinbren 
two evenings of works at Millennium

Friday, December 11, 2009 8PM: Then & Now
• Four 16mm films preserved by the Academy Film Archive
• First screenings of BERTHA’S GRANDCHILDREN and SOL REDUX
• KANDINSKY: A CLOSE LOOK (3rd Investigation: synesthesia)
music composed by Dean Drummond

Saturday, December 12, 2009 8 PM: Now & Then
• BERTHA’S CHILDREN (1976)
• BERTHA’S GRANDCHILDREN (2009)
• First screening of the definitive 50 LETTERS (1997-2009)

Millennium Film Workshop, New York
66 E. 4th Street (bet 2nd & 3rd Ave)

 

"MY GAY UNCLE" SHOW WITH SVA ALUMS SOPHIA PEER ('05) AND LUKE STETTNER ('05)

My Gay Uncle is a group show of 8 artists centered on the idea of the self-portrait. Each of the artists included in this exhibition make work using themselves and their families as subjects.

Julia Goldman, Guy Richards-Smit and Megan Marrin depict themselves directly in their work. Julia Goldman’s paintings are familiar portraits of herself and personal objects in her studio. Guy Richard-Smit’s portrait paintings and video illustrate a darkly humorous moment of the artist signing away his life in a lawyer’s office. Megan Marrin’s photographic portraits directly reference iconic images, using herself and her body to recreate the original sets. T.R. Ericsson employs drawing, photography and found objects in a new series about his wife referencing Duchamp’s Étant donnés.

Luke Stettner, Sophia Peer, Allison Sexton and Bryan Zanisnik present works using their parents and families. Stettner uses a photograph of Egypt, taken by his father on a family trip, to create a series of photographs and a paper sculpture. Sophia Peer’s sculpture plays a recording of her father’s voice. Allison Sexton’s photographs narrate the past year of her mother’s life through a series of images taken during specific moments in Western Massachusetts. Bryan Zanisnik will exhibit a tableaux vivant using himself and his parents at the opening on December 11th. For the remainder of the show, a photographic book project will be displayed documenting Zanisnik’s relationship to a swampland near his hometown.

Each artist has created new work for this exhibition.

KATE WERBLE GALLERY
83 VANDAM STREET NEW YORK, NY 10013
TEL. (212) 352-9700
info@katewerblegallery.com
www.katewerblegallery.com

DECEMBER 11, 2009 – JANUARY 16, 2010
OPENING FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11TH FROM 6-8PM

INTERNSHIP AT WHITNEY MUSEUM EDUCATIONAL DEPT

The Education Department at the Whitney Museum of American art seeks a Interpretive Resources and New Media intern for winter 2009/2010.

This intern will:
Assist with digital media projects including interpretive materials, audio, video, and web content for public audiences, families, kids, youth, and teachers. Responsibilities will include research, compiling
information, writing, preparation and formatting of web content, data entry, photography, and video.

  • Assist with research and production of interpretive materials and content for onsite and online access.
  • Assist with research and preparation of web content for K-12 educators and students.
  • Compile resources about selected artists to be included on the site.
  • Assist with preparation of content for the Collection web pages.
  • Brainstorm and write outlines for curriculum activities that align with state and national learning standards in multiple subject areas.
  • Enter information into wiki and/or database.
  • Assist with preparation and transfer of educational content to whitney.org website, Itunes U, and other web-based applications.

The successful candidate will be detail oriented and possess excellent research skills, experience with digital equipment such as audio recorders and digital video cameras, Experience with Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro is preferred.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. Please submit resume and cover letter to Dina_Helal@whitney.org. While schedule is flexible, candidate should be available at least 2 days a
week, Monday through Friday.