2:30-4:20 PAUL MCMAHON: Artist and musician.
Paul McMahon recently showed over 30 works in THE PICTURES GENERATION 1974-1984 at the Metropolitan Museum. His eclectic 'career' spans art, music and a far-flung fistful of forays into film, TV, bumper stickers, cat toys, energy healing, meditation and the post office. He played in Glenn Branca's first all-guitar piece, gave David Salle his first solo show, dueled one-liners with Soupy Sales on network TV dressed as a Giant Potato, appeared on the Joe Franklin Show, was the first person to book the Knitting Factory, roommate of Bhagavan Das, saw Grandfather Thundercloud end a drought in Maine, met Yoko Ono before John Lennon did, and most recently gave Tony Clifton a joke he said he'd use.... Paul McMahon is going to accept the first annual Art Award for Best Museum Group Show at the Guggenheim for Douglas Eklund, curator of THE PICTURES GENERATION. www.paulmcmahon.tv
2:30-4:20 SZE TSUNG LEONG: Photography.
Sze Tsung Leong is a photographer and artist interested in urban studies. Born in Mexico City, he grew up there and in Los Angeles. He then studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and earned architecture degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Sze was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005. His work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, the International Center of Photography, New York, NY and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. He now lives in New York City. www.szetsungleong.com
2:30-4:20 JUDITH BERNSTEIN: Drawing.
Judith Bernstein has received the Joan Mitchell Foundation grant, Anonymous Was A Woman grant, a Gottlieb grant, a NY Foundation grant and two National Endowment grants. Bernstein has exhibited at: The Box/LA; Mitchell Algus Gallery/NY; A.I.R. Gallery/NY; Naked/Paul Kasmin Gallery/NY; Feminist Originators/Katzen Art Museum/DC; Personal & Political/Guild Hall Museum/NY; MoMA/NY; Sexual Politics/Armand Hammer Museum of Art/CA; David Zwirner Gallery/NY; Great Big Drawing Show/P.S.1; Drawing Center/NY. Her work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum and MoMA.
2:30-4:20 MARIUS WATZ: Digital art.
Marius Watz (NO) is an artist working with visual abstraction through generative systems. An autodidact, he dropped out of Computer Science studies to pursue visual work based on parametric processes. He is known for his bold use of colors and hard-edged geometric compositions. In 2005 Watz founded Generator.x, a curatorial platform that has resulted in a series of events related to generative art and design. Generator.x 1.0 was a conference at Atelier Nord in Oslo, accompanied by a travelling exhibition organized by the Norwegian National Museum that lasted until the end of 2007. A Generator.x concert tour of audiovisual performances was initiated in March 2006 and continues to this day. Generator.x 2.0 was a workshop and exhibition produced in collaboration with the Club Transmediale 2008 festival in Berlin, focusing on digital fabrication and computational architecture. Watz is a lecturer at the Oslo School of Architecture and at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Department of design. He has given many workshops and lectures on topics like as computational aesthetics, live cinema and digital fabrication. Marius Watz is represented by [DAM] Berlin and LUMAs. www.unlekker.net
2:30-4:20 NANCY MORROW: Painting.
Born in California, Nancy Morrow received both her MFA and BFA from the University of Washington. An alumna of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, she painted, taught and exhibited primarily in the Northwest until relocating in 2002 to join the Art Faculty at Kansas State University. One of 20 national members of A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, Morrow has participated in more than 100 exhibitions throughout the U.S. as well as in Japan, Slovakia, Germany, Hungary and Mexico over the last 20 years. Nancy Morrow will discuss her work, which questions via parody, the relationship between self-identity and culture. Her paintings and works on paper utilize the language of both conventional painting and that of the assembled. Combing images from a variety of sources, her work questions the politics of gender and visual representation, as well as her own sense of self. www.airgallery.org
2:30-4:20 CHRISTINA VASSALLO: Curator.
Independent curator Christina Vassallo will discuss strategies for organizing exhibitions in and out of the white cube. Her recent projects include a 40-person exhibition in an abandoned convent, a program of digital artworks projected onto the Manhattan Bridge, and a show about macabre tendencies in contemporary Norwegian art. Since 2003 Vassallo has been curating exhibitions for a variety of venues and has also consulted on projects for non-profit and for-profit organizations alike. Today, through her arts management company Random Number, Vassallo encourages a synergy of different media and art forms in support of the many disciplines practiced in the visual art sector. She holds a B.A. in art history from New York University and an M.A. in visual arts management from NYU.
2:30-4:20 MERIDITH PINGREE: Sculpture, new media.
Meridith Pingree is a New York based artist known for her quirky reactive sculptures, and squishy geometric forms. Her work has been shown in New York, LA, and around the country including two recent solo exhibitions at Fringe Exhibitions in Los Angeles, and Sarah Lawrence College in New York. Other recent exhibitions including her work have taken place at the Bronx Museum, Smack Mellon, The Soap Factory, BravinLee Programs, Triple Candie, James Nicholson Gallery, among others. Pingree received her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in sculpture and is an alumni of Skowhegan. Pingree's work has been written about in the New York Times, Art Week, The Brooklyn Rail, Vellum Magazine, and numerous art blogs. She recently finished a kinetic sculpture commissioned by Richard and Lisa Baker. meridithpingree.com
2:30-4:20 CHRISTIAN VIVEROS-FAUNE: Curator and critic.
Christian Viveros-Fauné is a writer, curator, ex-art dealer and the Curatorial Consultant for VOLTANY. He has published in, among other venues, Art in America, artnet, Artnews, The Art Newspaper, El Mercurio (Chile), Frieze, Lapiz (Spain), La Tercera (Chile), The New Yorker, The New York Press and The Village Voice. Viveros-Fauné has also contributed essays for various international catalogs of contemporary art, among them “Authentic/Ex-centric: Conceptualism in Contemporary African Art, Biennale di Venezia 49”; “Symptomatic: Recent Works by Perry Hoberman”, National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford, UK; “Lisa Yuskavage”, Museo Tamayo de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico; and “Neo Rauch,” David Zwirner Gallery, NY, USA. He is currently at work on the catalog and exhibition “Yishai Jusidman: Paintworks,” Museo de Arte Moderno (MAM, Mexico City and Museo Amparo, Puebla) and the exhibition “Plain Air: Extraordinary Landscapes,” Canary Island Biennial, 2009.
2:30-4:20 ANNICE JACOBY: Mural painting.
Annice Jacoby has directed innovative public art projects incorporating visual arts, literature, theater, and media. Her work includes City of Poets, for the San Francisco Library, and the Fort Point Project, for the Hague Appeal for Peace. She served as Director of Performing Arts Public Events at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Director of Public Relations at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
2:30-4:20 SELENA KIMBALL: Painting and photo collage.
Selena Kimball is a native of Maine. Kimball received an MFA in combined media from Hunter College, New York, NY and a BFA, with honors from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. Kimball has exhibited at the A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, the Artists Space in New York City, the Design Center in New York City, and the Sideshow Gallery in Brooklyn. Her most recent solo exhibition has been at the 3rd Ward, in Brooklyn, NY. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. www.selenakimball.com
2:30-4:20 ROB CARTER: Photography and video.
Rob Carter creates re-constructed imagery of architecture and landscape, using photography, time-lapse and video animation. Carter received his BFA from the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art (Oxford, 1998). In August 2000 he relocated to New York to attend Hunter College, receiving his MFA in 2003. Carter has exhibited at the New York Museum of Art and Design, the Jersey City Museum, Mixed Greens and Art in General in New York. He has exhibited his work in numerous locations in Europe and the USA. In 2010 he will start work on an ambitious Art In General New Commission, plus take part in residencies in Krems, Austria, and at the Alquería de los Artistas, near Valencia, Spain. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. www.robcarter.net
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