artist talk

Robert Bowen artist talk about Bioscleave House

Faculty member and artist Robert Bowen will be participating in an artist talk about the Bioscleave House with Bryan Whitney and Don Byrd.

When artists Shusako Arakawa and Madeline Gins set out to construct their “Lifespan Extending Villa,” Bioscleave House, artist Robert Bowen was inspired by their one-of-a-kind construction, to create his experimental documentary, The Long Island House. “Imagine a house that is an abstracted three-dimensional diagram of what a house might be,” Bowen writes. “Bioscleave is a perceptual research station built to study the relationship of the body to built architectural spaces.”

Bowen will discuss his work and Bioscleave’s lure of immortality with photographer and artist Bryan Whitney, whose work focuses on how we perceive and experience real space and ourselves, and cultural critic Don Byrd.

The event will take place on September 26th at 6:30. Program is free, but advance registration is recommended. Please click here to find out more information.

Images via Madeline Gins and Arakaw

Images via Madeline Gins and Arakaw

Robert Bowen is a New York based multimedia artist, college professor (School of Visual Arts; MFA Photo/ Video, and MFA Computer Art) and writer. 

Steel Stillman and Lucas Blalock in conversation

Presented by Dear Dave Magazine, faculty members and artists, Lucas Blalock and Steel Stillman will be in conversation on Thursday March 29th discussing Blalock’s work, his current exhibition at Galerie Eva Presenhuber in Zurich, and the evolution of his distinctive style, which reimagines what photography can be in the 21st century. The event is free and open to the public. For more details, please click here.

The Occupants (2016) by Lucas Blalock. 

The Occupants (2016) by Lucas Blalock. 

Lucas Blalock makes darkly comic photographs that probe discomfiting corners of the psyche, while thumbing his nose at staid photographic norms. His pictures are purposely awkward, ham-fisted, and jury-rigged, constructed with cutting-edge imaging software that normally fades into the background of slick post-processed advertising, but which he thrusts center stage. Anyone with a rudimentary working knowledge of Photoshop can understand the methods Blalock employs--a jittery fuzz of clone stamping here, an irregular bit of masking there. He has no tricks up his sleeves. But this feeling that we can see the gears of the image turning is precisely Blalock's goal. His upcoming solo exhibition takes its title: "Ketchup as a Vegetable", from the swirl of controversy stirred up by a proposed piece of Reagan-era legislation that sought to cut spending on lunches in public schools in the United States.

"Interiors," 1997-2003

"Interiors," 1997-2003

Steel Stillman has been a photographer since the late 1970s, recording scenes of often intimate, everyday life with small pocket cameras. The resulting images, typically printed as snapshots at one-hour photo labs, have been the starting point for nearly a dozen bodies of work. Stillman was born in New York City in 1955. Recent New York group exhibitions include Foundation Barbin Presents Sort Of at Kai Matsumiya Gallery, and Cuts Noon Light at Brian Morris Gallery. In 2014, he had solo exhibitions at Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, and Show Room, Brooklyn. He is also a writer and a contributing editor at Art in America.

Leigh Ledare in Conversation with Steel Stillman

Dear Dave magazine, presents artist Leigh Ledare in conversation with artist, writer and faculty member Steel Stillman, discussing Ledare’s current solo exhibition, The Plot—Ruttenberg Contemporary Photography Series at The Art Institute of Chicago and the complex interpersonal dynamics that are at the heart of his work.

The dialogue will take place Thursday October 5th, 2017 at 7pm at the SVA Theatre located at 333 West 23rd Street in New York. The event is free and open to the public.

For more details, please click here. 

Image courtesy of Leigh Ledare.

Image courtesy of Leigh Ledare.

Leigh Ledare, 'Double Bind (Dyptich #15/25),' 2010. (Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash)

Leigh Ledare, 'Double Bind (Dyptich #15/25),' 2010. (Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash)

Leigh Ledare pushes social systems to lay bare their underlying structures. His fundamentally collaborative photographic projects and films rely on the enactment of complex social situations and interpersonal dynamics that play out with and before the camera. Currently the subject of a solo exhibition at The Art Institute of Chicago which runs through January 1, 2018, Ledare’s exhibitions and projects have been exhibited extensively in the US and abroad. His publications include: Double Bind Conversations with Rhea Anastas (A.R.T. Press, 2015), Ana and Carl and some other couples (Andrew Roth, 2014), a collaboration with Nicolás Guagnini, Leigh Ledare, et al. (Mousse Publishing, 2012), edited by Elena Filipovic; Double Bind (MFC-michèle didier, 2012); and Pretend You’re Actually Alive (PPP Editions and Andrew Roth, 2008).