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

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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Jade Walsh: Pretty Funny Alone

Thu Sep 12, 2013 06:00 - Wed Oct 02, 2013

New York, New York
United States of America

This event is free and open to the public.

Jade Walsh: "Pretty Funny Alone"
September 12 - October 2

Exhibition Opening Reception, September 12, 6-8pm

Pretty Funny Alone is an exhibition of lively video, installation and performance exploring material, psychology and metaphors of heartache & courtship. It comprises a video work Pretty Funny Alone capturing the artist in her studio over time; an installation that forms a ‘Mixed-media Visual Diary’ featuring photos, prints, poems, comedic stories, drawings, and fabric overlays; and two performances; “Actions For No Action; Free”, a roaming performance and Drawing Speed Dating with Jade Walsh, a one night event.*

* Drawing Speed Dating with Jade Walsh is a one night event that will happen on Thursday, September 19th. Participants will draw each other while getting to know each other in a limited time while Walsh will also draw and host the event. The pictures will be posted on Walsh’s website during the show following the reception and documentation and notes of speed dating participants’ future interactions and dates will be posted.

Jade Walsh is an inter-disciplinary artist living and working in Melbourne Australia. She blends screen-printing, photography, drawing, mixed media, painting, performance, video, autobiography and real life in her visual art. She has received numerous grants and overseas residency awards for silkscreen-printing and has participated in programs at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, the Fabric Workshop & Museum, Lower East Side Printshop and the School of Visual Art in New York.

She received an MFA in 2010 from RMIT University in Melbourne Australia. She has been exhibiting around Australia for ten years. This is her first exhibition in New York.



Babs Reingold: Luna Window

Thu Sep 12, 2013 06:00 - Sat Nov 16, 2013

New York, New York
United States of America

This event is free and open to the public.

Babs Reingold: "Luna Window"
September 12 - November 16

AC Institute announces a new installation, Luna Window, by Babs Reingold opening September 12, 2013 with an artist’s reception 6-8pm.

The installation, four organza-stained and hair-stuffed ladders poking from decaying windows and doors, chronicles Reingold’s continuing exploration into poverty, including a stay in public housing.

Her statement notes: “In 1940, public housing was constructed on the former 35-acre site of Luna Park, Cleveland’s answer to Coney Island. The housing project, Woodhill, was the city’s largest. I moved into Woodhill at age fourteen, white, Jewish and for all wants and purposes, alone.”

According to the artist, “Luna Window” is one in a series of exhibits that expose the irony of fantasy descending into a wretched reality. It is a narrative, she said, of broken homes, broken dreams and the despair of a prison, where trapped by fear, occupants press against the window unable to escape, peering at a society isolated from them.

Reingold fabricates her soft sculpture-like ladders in a laborious process. The shells are stained silk organza, which are stuffed with human hair and then sewn into the ladder shapes. The artist has collected hair from numerous beauty salons over the years. Its diversity from anonymous donors carries each person’s DNA, which remains intact even after death. Hence, the use of hair in the “Luna Window” installation exemplifies a human condition that exists even throughout the most pressing situations.

The Venezuela-born American artist has, for the past fifteen years, created alternate ambiguities with her wall art and installations, focusing on beauty, poverty and the environment. “The Last Tree”, an impact environmental installation, debuted this summer at the ISE Cultural Foundation in Soho. Another significant installation centering on poverty, “Hung Out In The Projects,” was shown at the Morean Art Center in St Petersburg and helped earn Reingold a 2010 Florida Fellowship. Other recent exhibits on this theme include “Flesh Art,” Jersey City University, NJ; “Robes,” College of St Elizabeth, NJ, and “Media Mix X4” at Art Lot, Brooklyn, NY. More at www.babsreingold.com.



Thu Aug 01, 2013 00:00 - Fri Sep 05, 2014

“Valuable as Art, but Priceless as a Tool to Launder”—Patricia Cohen, NYT May 12, 20013

NEW Project by Holly Crawford!!!

Hand washing, pressing and packaging of paper money, your paper money in our plant or in your office or home.

Bills returned fresh and clean in sealed, signed, and dated vellum envelop.

Same day service is available.

Rates are negotiable.

Customer satisfaction guaranteed & money back guarantee.

“In the course of its average 20 months in circulation, U.S. currency gets whisked into ATMs, clutched, touched and traded perhaps thousands of times at coffee shops, convenience stores and newsstands. And every touch to every bill brings specks of dirt, food, germs or even drug residue.
Research presented this weekend reinforced previous findings that 90 percent of paper money circulating in U.S. cities contains traces of cocaine.” -- http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/08/14/cocaine.traces.money/

• Looking for first physical location and willing to expand to multiple locations.

• Franchises considered. Excellent business for women and child labor. Service economy is the fasting growing sector of the economy.

• Operation: Clothes lines strung around the space, 500 small wooden clothes pins, money hanging from the lines, a table with small galvanized tub, small wooden ironing board, small iron (110 & 220) that maybe also be used as a hot plate for hot drinks and envelops.
Do you really want to know all the details and process?

Holly Crawford


13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

Tue Jun 25, 2013 18:00 - Thu Jul 25, 2013

New York, New York
United States of America

13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, NYC, #8
Another occasional project by Holly Crawford, the director of AC Institute.

Location:ART BOX # 508, “it used to be occupied by…” on the 5th Floor.
547 W. 27th St. NYC 10001

Opening reception: June 27, 2013, 6-8pm and the first POP!

Dates: June 25-July 25, 2013

Variation 2: opening & partial pop July 11, 6-8pm

Variation 3: opening & partial pop July 18, 6-8pm

Variation 4: opening & final pop July 25, 6-8pm
Open during the Chelsea Art Walk

I have 3,500, black balloons that I will mass into temporary sculpture, a whole environment. And when it’s over, and in some places in the middle, it’s all popped and the process starts over again. In each place more than a thousand have been used.

Please drop by and inflate some balloons. Space will be open Thursdays and other afternoons. We’ll inflate and I’ll connect the balloons. Pops will be on Thursday nights!

Space will be open Thursday from 2-8 pm, except for July 4.

“ ‘Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird’ is a way of declaring that no blackbird exists and that instead there are only varieties of imaginary perspective that may bring blackbirds into being.” Harold Rosenburg, The Anxious Object

Dali once quipped, “that the least one can ask of a piece of sculpture is not to move….”

“Things fall apart. Get used to it.” Yeats

Creation and destruction, time and change, impermanence, indeterminacy, the ordinary. Latex is natural renewable material. It is the sap from a rubber tree. The balloons are made in the United States and Canada. A latex balloon will break down quickly with light and water, about the same as a banana.


Art Engaging Gangs

Thu Jun 06, 2013 18:00 - Sat Jul 27, 2013

New York, New York
United States of America

Curated by Holly Crawford

Participating Artists:
Erik Bergrin, Mark Dillon, Jasmine Johnson, Nadin Ospina, Joseph Rodriguez, Paula Roush, Maayke Schurer, Robert Taub, Zefrey Throwell

A group exhibition of artists who have engaged with gangs in different ways. This art is the flip side of Norman Rockwell’s middle-class American paintings of Thanksgiving gatherings or getting immunized, a shot, from the doctor to protect you from unseen danger. This is a different kind of danger: the danger of poverty, lack of work and opportunity. The work reflects and documents the violence and death that surround the lives of the gang members and the victims.