Opening Reception May 20th, 6-9PM
Textile Arts Center Project Space
505 Carroll St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
TAC Project Space Open Hours
Saturday - Thursday
Digital Gallery, Opening May 20th
The Textile Arts Center is pleased to present TAC’s 10 Year Reunion Exhibition; a Celebration of Textiles and Community, curated by co-executive directors Isa Rodrigues and Kelly Valletta, on view from May 20th to June 3rd in the TAC Project Space at Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY.
Over the last decade, the 50+ artists have shared their resources at the Textile Arts Center (TAC), as working artists, educators or administrators. Thanks to their talents and expertise TAC has become a place to gather and hold space; to learn and to teach; and to make and experience textile art that is meaningful, thought-provoking, and culturally relevant. Each of the artists explores textiles in a unique way, reimagining traditional techniques and contributing with new perspectives to the conversation about textile arts.
Limor Alter / Nicole Asselin / Kyra Berman-Gestring / Tegan Brozyna / Jamie Boyle / Ying Cai / Atsuko Chirikjian / PJ Cobbs / Annie Coggan-Crawford / Anny Crane / Sam Crow / Melissa Dadourian / Mia Daniels / Dance Doyle / Rachel Ehlin-Smith / Julia Elsas / Zaida Adriana Goveo Balmaseda / Heidi Hankaniemi / James Hsieh / Lynn Hunter / Julia John / Elena Kanagy-Loux / Tiantian Lou / Chi Nguyen / Kristina Nobleman / Jill Magi / Jennie Maydew / Stephanie Mcgovern / Elissa Medina / Natalie Moore / Kate Phillips / José Picayo / Howard Ptaszek / Alayna Rasile / Emma Redmond / Isa Rodrigues / Etta Sandry / Romina Schulz / Hannah Schultz / Kira Silver / Florence Spurling / Natalie Stopka / Elizabeth Tolson / Brigitta Varadi / Miriam Vergara / Hanna Washburn / Emma Welty / Shihui Zhou / Olivia Zisman
For my final NJCF project, SONIC MUD: Ugav Nights, I have reimagined a mysterious biblical instrument, the Ugav, through a series of ceramic sculptures. The Ugav is mentioned only four times in the Bible, including in the very first description
of musical instruments (Genesis 4:21). Contemporary interpretations of the Ugav
describe it either as a reed instrument or a stringed instrument. Possibilities
include: pipe, bagpipe, end-blown flute, vertical flute, water organ, panpipe, lute,
harp, viola da gamba, or simply a love charm.
My sonic sculptures and other hand built instruments will be performed live at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music on March 28th, 8pm by Kenny Wollesen, Cyro Baptista, Sae Hashimoto, Dalius Naujo, Mike Irwin and Rich Stein.
Fall Open Studios in Sunset Park, Brooklyn is co-hosted by the NARS Foundation and J + M Studios. More information about the exhibitions, artists, and studios on view during the open studio weekend is on the NARS Foundation website.
Directions: NARS is two express subway stops from Manhattan. Take the “N” or “D” to 36 St. Transfer to the “R” one stop to 45 St. Walk to 46th Street then make a right and walk down 46th street to the building on the corner of 46th street and 2nd Ave on the right.
Practice: in Progress
August 3 - 24 | Opening reception: August 3, 6-8 PM
Featuring works by: Keren Anavy, Danielle Ash, Kate Bae, Niamul Bari, Julia Elsas, Nadine Mahoney, Ioana Manolache, Caitlyn McLaughlin, Trina Merry, Samantha Morris, Naomi Nakazato, Gustavo Prado, Dayana Romero, Andrew Schwartz, Homer Shew, Liza Sokolovskaya, Elena Soterakis, Tanya Steinberg, Brian Stinemetz, Brendan Sullivan, Yi Xin Tong and Flora Wilds
Curated by Elisa Gutierrez Eriksen
Practice: in Progress brings together the work of 22 artists working at the 201 46th street NARS Foundation’s 4th and 2nd floor galleries. The artists, who have worked in this building anywhere from 2 months to 6 years, have continuous practices in which they experiment and explore different methods of making art through a variety of media, themes, techniques and interests. These actions, intuitions, creativity approaches and disciplines shape both the process and final results.
Process can be thought of as a path that one decides to undertake, one with a destiny that can be clear from the onset or otherwise unknown. Similarly, artists create paths when producing artwork; the layers are gradually exposed, the materials are made visible, and the relation between one another emerges and opens the door to the visions of the artists. The spectator is then able to trace the paths each one of them has explored to reach a final result. A constant metamorphosis that has lead to an equilibrium: from a thought, to a gesture, and then to another unexpected equilibrium. To create becomes something like a ceremony, an event that generates its own language, often coinciding with or becoming a general concern or the object of experimentation.
Beyond the idea of exploring the processes that each artist has developed, the exhibition has taken two areas of primary focus, oscillating between identity and the act of being seen, and ones relationship to the environment and its surrounding social and political subjects. The objects presented in Practice: in Progress are like physical and mental layers of a creative process, building and growing, or otherwise being peeled back to reveal something that lies beyond the surface.
I have work in EMBODIMENTS a group exhibition at WHITE CONCEPTS gallery in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition runs from 08/01/2016 - 08/07/2016. Artists include: Muriel Gallardo (Berlin / Chile), Valentina Berthelon (Berlin / Chile), Julia Elsas (New York), Rachel Bernstein (New York), Fernanda Porto Antola (Berlin / Brazil), Veronika Witte (Berlin), Katarina Riesing (New York), Gina Eickers (Berlin)
I am looking forward to exhibiting at Paperworkers Local this summer in Birmingham, Alabama.
The opening reception is Friday, June 17 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. There will be an additional reception on Friday, July 15th from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. The exhibition runs through August 14th.
Paperworkers Local gallery hours are Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:30 pm and by appointment at email@example.com.
Kenny Wollesen and I will perform on February 6, 2016 at The Drawing Center. Our sonic and visual performance is a part of The Drawing Center's Basement Performances which is curated by renowned composer and performer John Zorn. Other musicians and artists participating in two month series include: Okkyung Lee and Andrew Lampert; Raha Raissnia and Panagiotis Mavridis; Bill Laswell; Kenny Wollesen and Julia Elsas; Ela Troyano and Uzi Parnes; and Ikue Mori.
Read an interview about the performance here.
You can buy tickets online here.
I have work in the 2015 Art & Design Faculty Exhibition at Montclair State University. The exhibition runs November 12 - December 12, 2015.
Kenny Wollesen and I will play my ceramic udu drums at the closing reception of Love Child, curated by Eleanna Anagnos, on Sunday, July 26 from 4 - 6 pm at Ortega y Gasset Projects // 363 Third Avenue, Ground Floor // Brooklyn, New York 11215.
More information about the artists in the exhibition can be found online at Ortega y Gasset Projects.