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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EVENT

Dustin Grella: Peformance


Dates:
Tue Apr 17, 2012 18:15 - Tue Apr 17, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Special Performance
April 17 at 6:15pm at James A. Farley Post Office (421 Eight Avenue @ 32nd Street)
A reception will follow at the gallery at 7:30pm

In his Notes to Self project, Grella has written and then mailed himself a letter every day for over ten years. The exercise has generated 3650 letters (and counting), which remain meticulously ordered and still sealed to this day. The slight variations in the project, a change of font, the physical location of the cancellation stamp, and of course what is written inside, are nuances that help decipher time's complexities.

A C-7 quadriplegic, Grella has found that his attempts to send and receive these letters have been greatly hindered due to the fact that so many of Manhattan's post offices are inaccessible. He has decided that for the tax deadline on April 17th at the James A. Farley Post Office (421 Eight Avenue @ 32nd Street) he will be climbing the stairs of the post office with his wheelchair chained to his waist and his taxes in his mouth in an attempt to bring attention to the fact that a large percentage of New York City's post offices are still inaccessible.

This performance was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by the Jerome Foundation; the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


EVENT

Dustin Grella: Notes to Self Exhibition and Performance


Dates:
Thu Mar 29, 2012 18:00 - Sat Apr 28, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

March 29 – April 28, 2012
Opening Event: Thursday, March 29, 6-8pm

Opening in the AC Institute Satellite Space on the 2nd floor of 547 W. 27th St., Suite 210

Special Performance
April 17 at 6:15pm at James A. Farley Post Office (421 Eight Avenue @ 32nd Street)
A reception will follow at the gallery at 7:30pm

All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Contact: info@artcurrents.org

Notes to Self:
Being obsessive and compulsive in our society often carries negative connotations. In Dustin Grella's work, the artist prefers to celebrate these traits, referring to it as OCC, Obsessive Compulsive Culture. Grella approaches his work as if it were a puzzle, taking an action or an idea and aggressively repeating it, sometimes consciously, sometimes unconsciously, until a resolution is found.

In his Notes to Self project, Grella has written and then mailed himself a letter every day for over ten years. The exercise has generated 3650 letters (and counting), which remain meticulously ordered and still sealed to this day. The slight variations in the project, a change of font, the physical location of the cancellation stamp, and of course what is written inside, are nuances that help decipher time's complexities.

A C-7 quadriplegic, Grella has found that his attempts to send and receive these letters have been greatly hindered due to the fact that so many of Manhattan's post offices are inaccessible. He has decided that for the tax deadline on April 17th at the James A. Farley Post Office (421 Eight Avenue @ 32nd Street) he will be climbing the stairs of the post office with his wheelchair chained to his waist and his taxes in his mouth in an attempt to bring attention to the fact that a large percentage of New York City's post offices are still inaccessible.

This performance was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by the Jerome Foundation; the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Bio:
Dustin Grella was raised in the rural community of Medina, Ohio, and now resides in New York City. He received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts, being honored with the Paula H. Rhodes Award for Excellence in Computer Art. His animations' accolades include winning the Walt Disney Award at the prestigious Ottawa International Animation Festival and in May 2012 will be premiering a series of micro-shorts at the Cannes Film Festival. He is currently in production of the Animation Hotline, a series of daily animations that use crowd-sourced voicemail messages for content. If you've got a story give him a call at 212-683-2490.

www.dustingrella.com


EVENT

Fifth Annual Stony Brook Philosophy & Art Conference and Exhibition


Dates:
Thu Mar 29, 2012 18:00 - Sat Apr 21, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Exhibition on View March 29 – April 21, 2012
Opening Event: March 29, 6-8pm

Conference Schedule:
Friday, March 30, 9:15am-8pm
Saturday, March 31, 9:30am-9pm

Special Events:
April 5, 2012 SECONDS: a film and food double feature, 5:30pm-9pm
Tampopo (1985) & The Biggest Little Chinese Restaurant in the World (2008) organized by Kelly Rae Aldridge, Department of Art History & Criticism, Stony Brook University

April 12, 2012 SIT STILL! 5:30pm-9pm
Figure drawing workshop for beginners & friends organized by Shannan Hayes, Department of Philosophy, Stony Brook University

April 19, 2012 5:30-9pm
Book Release: Heidegger Among the Sculptors: Body, Space, and the Art of Dwelling
by Dr. Andrew J. Mitchell, Department of Philosophy, Emory University. Organized by the Department of Philosophy, Stony Brook University

Contact: info@artcurrents.org

All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

Still Life?
Fifth Annual Philosophy & Art Conference
Stony Brook University

Dr. David Wood, Keynote Speaker
Professor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University
March 30-31, 2012

The Masters program in Philosophy and the Arts at Stony Brook University in Manhattan focuses on intersections of art and philosophy. Towards encouraging dialogue across disciplines, the Fifth Annual Stony Brook Philosophy and Art graduate student conference and concurrent month-long exhibition in Chelsea serve as an interdisciplinary event and welcomes participants working in a variety of fields and media to respond to this year’s theme: Still Life?

The theme Still Life? might provoke an existential, ontological, and/or ethical questioning of life as we know it. Additional topics might include: questions about (universal) human rights; the distribution of protections and risks; personal freedom, agency, and choice; disability and dependency; aging, decay and entropy; becomings, stunted potential, stutters and stammers; material, cognitive, affective or spiritual motion/mobility; vitality, time and rhythm; practices of preservation, plasticization and documentation; distillation and/or dilution; memory, nostalgia and haunting; exchanges, transitions and continuities between life and death; conceptualizations of eternity; enduring, waiting and patience; the life of art objects; ephemera(l) tracings; questions of motion and stasis; the uncanny or animate-inanimate; the inorganic life of things; causa sui or nascent morphology; contemporary still life; the endurance of painting/the painted gesture; the 'freezing' of photography; the stillness or kinetic affect or quality of sculpture; performance and the moving image.

Participating Artists:
Shaila Wadhwani
Kate Brandt
Anna Hawkins
Melanie Perreault
Robin Pineda Gould
Dominique Paul
Fiona Annis


EVENT

Paul R Jones: Boundary Interactions


Dates:
Wed Mar 07, 2012 18:00 - Sat Mar 17, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Paul R Jones: Boundary Interactions

March 7 – March 17, 2012

All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Contact: info@artcurrents.org

Boundary Interactions
Paul R Jones’ work is based on interactions. He explores this through performance, video and photography. Jones is interested in the concept of the artist as researcher, someone who utilizes fieldwork techniques familiar to visual anthropology, sociology and geographical studies. This approach developed from research exploring geographical and social issues specific to border regions. Jones is fascinated with how interactions can become a form of place-making.

Boundary Interactions consists of two short films, Balancing Act and Roll, in which the artist performs specific actions at the frontier between England and Wales. Although the acts contain a sense of slapstick, making reference to artists such as Buster Keaton and Bas Jan Ader, each are referential of issues inherent in border politics – the in-between point of becoming a citizen or a foreigner. It is also reflective of the desperate measures one will attempt to illegally cross a border.

Bio:
After receiving his MA in Fine Art Paul R Jones withdrew to the border regions to explore the relationship between failure and struggle. Paul has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally including the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Switzerland. Recently he received an award for experimental performance at the MADATAC 03, Madrid.


EVENT

Chris Twomey: TRIUMPH of the XX


Dates:
Thu Feb 23, 2012 18:00 - Sat Mar 17, 2012

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

TRIUMPH of the XX

Our origins, our identity, and the ramifications of genetic discoveries are the themes that drive the imagery of Chris Twomey’s work.

Triumph of the XX evokes the passion of the XX chromosome (female) in its ability to heal a flaw or mutation in the DNA by recombining and backing up since there are two X’s. A red haired woman is the metaphor for this concept, as she recombines the genes of the world with various men of different ethnic backgrounds, healing division. Aluminum foil, a simple substrate found in the kitchen and commonly used by women for domestic labor, is elevated, along with this concept, to an articulation of the divine.

BIO:
Award winning artist, as well as writer, and curator, Chris Twomey has had solo exhibitions in NYC and innumerable group exhibitions worldwide. Her next notable solo shows are scheduled for February 2012, “TRIUMPH of the XX” at the AC Institute in NYC, and a new series entitled ‘STOLEN GOODS” premiering at HP Garcia Gallery in NYC, June 2012. Graduating from Pratt Institute with an MFA, Twomey has received various awards; CAPS grant, Ford Grant, Experimental TV award, an American Film Institute Directing Internship, among others. She is also co-founder & curator for Broadthinking.org.

In early 2012, Twomey published CHRIS TWOMEY PARALLAX: Time, Media, and Significance, a personal memoir running parallel to the survey of Twomey’s career over the last 30 years with approximately 130 pages of art images and critical essays by Eleanor Heartney, text by David Freund, Steve Cannon, Norm Hinsey and Chris Twomey.

www.christwomey.com