Holly Crawford
Since 2005
Works in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BIO
Holly Crawford is cross media artist, behavioral scientist, economist and art historian. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Essex in Art History and Theory, B.A and M.A. in Economics and M.S. in Behavioral Science from UCLA. From 2004-2006, she was a non-clinical Fellow at NYU Medical School Psychoanalytic Center. Her art and poetry (www.art-poetry.info) give new meanings and draws categories themselves into question through transformative juxtapositions. Her projects include: Offerings (Ars Electronica, (.net Participant); Open Adoption, The Road, Hyphens, Voice Over, Found Punctuation (video) Tate Modern 2007, My I have your autograph? (unofficial, Basel Miami Art Fair 2007), Critical Conversations in a Limo, NY 2006 (VIP project, Armory), 2007 in Melbourne (MIAF) & San Francisco (The LAB & Sesnon Gallery UCSC), Sound Art Limo, NY and Melbourne 2007, Flatland Limo, NYC 2008. Many projects are ongoing, site specific and participatory. Publications: Artistic Bedfellows, ed., 2008, Attached to the Mouse, 2006 and catalogue essay, “Disney and Pop” in Once Upon a Time Walt Disney Studio; Artistic Bedfellows, edited, 2008. Some projects are created and curated through AC (Art Currents) which she created and directs, www.artcurrents.org She taught art at UCLA and SVA. She was born in California and now lives in New York City.
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Alona Rodeh: Barking Dogs Don’t Bite


Dates:
Thu Oct 30, 2014 18:00 - Sat Nov 08, 2014

Alona Rodeh’s diverse practice uses a wide range of media to construct time-based installations that are often described as “performance without performers.” Through her work, Rodeh tests systems and cultural phenomena by agitating objects, spaces and situations into choreographed, extreme and often humorous performances.

Barking Dogs Don’t Bite (2012) is a video that showcases the same vacant gallery space activated anew. Filmed from two different points of view, the gallery enters into a cyclical process that seems to be self-inflicted. One by one, all of the defense mechanisms of the empty space are set off and a smoke bomb erupts. As the drama unfolds, passers-by pay no attention, leaving the viewer as the sole witness to the orchestrated absurdity.

Biography
Alona Rodeh was born in 1979 in Israel and is based in Tel Aviv and Berlin. Holding an MFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (2009), she has presented large-scale commissioned projects and solo shows at several international venues including Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art (Herzliya, 2014), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, 2014), Helena Rubinstein Pavilion (Tel Aviv Museum, 2013), The Center for Contemporary Art (Tel Aviv, 2013), Plug In ICA (Winnipeg, 2012), and The Israeli Center for Digital Art (Holon, 2012). Rodeh has performed at the 54th Venice Biennial and The Israel Museum in Jerusalem. From 2013-2014, she was an artist-in-residence at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.

alonarodeh.com


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John R. Neeson: "The Urban Bodegón"


Dates:
Thu Oct 16, 2014 18:00 - Sat Nov 08, 2014

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

John R. Neeson’s practice involves site-specific installations of mimetic works. His installations stem from an examination of the still life genre, which prompted Neeson to arrange and document still lifes found in window ledges and blind niches in the streets of Melbourne.

In an attitude related to the dérive and the flȃneur, the artist records found Still Lifes on his smart phone. While these occur outside the traditional exhibition environments, they conform to the conventions of display and social commentary inherent in traditional still lifes. By introducing these images into its canon, Neeson addresses the role of authorship and intent in contemporary art.

Biography

John R. Neeson lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. Neeson received PhD from Monash University (Melbourne) and completed his post-graduate studies at The Royal College of Art (London). His site- specific installations have been exhibited at venues such as Arthouse and Gas Works (London), Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris), ARCO (Lisbon) and AC Institute (New York). Neeson is the recipient of the American Australian Association Dame Joan Sutherland Fund and the Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship.


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Eszter Szabó: "179.-"


Dates:
Thu Oct 16, 2014 18:00 - Sat Nov 08, 2014

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Eszter Szabó is a Hungarian artist who creates animations, drawings, aquarelles and oil paintings. She explores different aspects of everyday life by recreating situations based on her observations. Often Szabó mixes characteristics of different individuals, filtering them down to what she perceives as the ‘essence’ of those living in a post-communist society.

Szabó sees the infantile characters featured in her work as the cause and result of a paternal, controlling government. In a post-communist country, powerful residues of the past continue to deeply affect the everyday lives of its citizens. Within the clothes, furniture, houses, habits and expressions on people's faces there remain traits so familiar that they practically become invisible.

Between 2007 and 2009 Szabó created a large body of work dealing with contemporary Jane and John Dow’s commuting on the streets. She made a series of palm size aquarelles on latex and some video loops based on these paintings. 179.-, depicts people waiting in line for something that costs 179HUF (70 cents).

Biography

Eszter Szabó is a painter and video artist based in Budapest (HU) and Lille (FR).

She graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 2006 and currently is completing her post graduate studies at Le Fresnoy, France. In 2010 she won the Derkovits Scholarship, a grant for emerging artists in Hungary. Szabó has had several solo exhibitions throughout Hungary and Europe, including Taiss Galerie, Paris (FR); Jozsa Gallery in Bruxelles (BE) and Artists Unlimited Gallery, Bielefeld (DE). She also takes part in numerous group shows and art fairs throughout the world.

Currently Eszter Szabó is represented by ACB gallery in Budapest.


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Elizabeth Gower: "365 Rotations"


Dates:
Thu Oct 16, 2014 18:00 - Sat Nov 08, 2014

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

365 Rotations is assembled from an extensive collection of multiple paper units (tea bag tags, bar codes, product labels, price stickers) retrieved from routine domestic consumption and ‘junk mail’ catalogues. Each piece is temporarily fixed into circular motifs, serving as symbols of 21st century material culture and affluence. The sheer volume and repetition of the discarded residue enables Gower to reconfigure the multiple symmetrical units, capitalizing on its inherent ‘decorative’ structures, in order to aestheticize the waste material.

Each of the 365 motifs are scattered over the wall in a constellation-like installation. From a distance it is contemplative and has a ‘classic beauty,’ but close proximity reveals the multiplicity of familiar household detritus. By cutting-up, sorting and re-arranging this daily barrage, Gower re-directs the congestion and formulaic structure of advertising into a quieter structure and content.

Biography

Elizabeth Gower lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. She has held over 35 solo exhibitions in Australia and overseas. Her work has been included in major institutions such as the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (Melbourne), Heide Museum of Modern Art (Melbourne), Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane), Brevard Art Museum ( Florida), Urban Institute of Contemporary Art (Michigan), and Artists Space ( New York).

She is the recipient of numerous awards including the American Australian Association, Alliance Française Art Fellowship and Australia Council New Work. In addition, she has been awarded residencies at Dr. Denise Hickey studio at Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris), Paretaio studio (Italy), and the Australia Council studios (Barcelona, New York.)

www.elizabethgower.com


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Mary Valverde: Parables


Dates:
Thu Sep 11, 2014 18:00 - Sat Oct 04, 2014

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

In our attempt to learn, we revisit, retrace and repeat lessons until they become intrinsic gestures; our lives are a constant replaying of these lessons. We surround ourselves with materials that remind us of them, materials often charged with the residue of our intentions and the remnants of our actions. Through Parables, Valverde creates installations reminiscent of sacred spaces and material offerings. The works propose relationships between the forms, marks and measurements that intend to diagram the visceral.

Valverde’s work is driven by creative research. It is the chronicling, indexing and archiving of patterns to examine the ways in which they empower space, the body and the psyche. Valverde is interested in the systemic arrangements of objects, sounds and textures as manifested through the experience of music, materials and memories both within the individual and society.

Biography

Mary A. Valverde (b. 1975, Queens, New York) is an interdisciplinary artist and professor based in New York. Valverde received her MFA at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012 and her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1999. Valverde is currently the 2014 Thomas Hunter Ceramics Artist in Residence. Valvarde has also participated in residencies at the Artist Alliance (2007), and the Aljira Center for Contemporary Art’s Emerge Program (2006). She has exhibited her work at The New Jersey State Museum, El Museo del Barrio, The Queens Museum of Art, Momenta Gallery, Saltworks Gallery, Corridor Gallery, Rush Arts Gallery, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Bronx River Arts, Abrons Art Center, Cuchifritos Gallery, Tribes Gallery, among others. Valverde has also contributed to various projects through the BASE collective and Couturemonials.