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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Process


Dates:
Thu May 14, 2015 18:00 - Sat Jun 13, 2015

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Process explores our relationship to food by focusing on packaged foods found in American supermarkets. LAZY MOM uses two points of reference–processed foods and Process Art –for this series. By preserving and destroying brightly-colored food, this body of work examines the facade of chemically engineered permanence created by modern industry. By attempting to extend shelf life, processed food has taken on a life of its own where chemicals, dyes and additives create a new genre based on the veneer of natural food. In Easy Cheese, a slice of bread covered in an overabundance of aerosol cheese product is shown before and after being lit on fire. This act of destruction is a perverse reaction to a food that was engineered to outlast its natural state.

LAZY MOM utilizes commercial photography techniques to highlight how these products have been manufactured for their visual appeal. By further displacing these products from their natural environment, LAZY MOM highlights the ways that processed foods attempt to avoid, but ultimately succumb to ruin.

Biography
LAZY MOM is a collaboration between Josie Keefe (b. 1987 in Syracuse, NY) and Phyllis Ma (b. 1987 in Guangzhou, China). Inspired by their day jobs in window display and prop styling, and combined with a shared affinity for playing with food, they make images and objects that subvert traditional takes on the still life. ­­

lazymomnyc.com


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Sunset Over North Korea: Yeonpyeong Island


Dates:
Thu May 14, 2015 18:00 - Wed May 27, 2015

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Presented as a comical karaoke video, Sunset Over North Korea: Yeonpyeong Island attempts to convey the geopolitical struggle between North and South Korea. Shot from Yeonpyeong, the closest South Korean island to North Korea (7.5 miles south) and a site of repeated North Korean bombings, Moro’s work combines the lyrics to Elton John’s Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me with romantic sunset views. These two elements cunningly reference South Korea’s failed Sunshine Policy (1998-2007), an attempt to warm relations with North Korea via tourism, business development, and reunited railroads.

In true karaoke style, a microphone is available for viewers to sing along.

Biography
Takeshi Moro was born in Fukaya, Japan and spent most of his childhood in the UK. He attended Brown University, where he double majored in Economics and Visual Arts, while also taking photography courses at the Rhode Island School of Design. Moro worked in the fields of corporate finance and marketing/design before receiving his M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Santa Clara University. He is the founder and director of tmoro projects, a 501(c)(3) non-profit community artist project space in Silicon Valley. He has participated in fellowships and residencies in Finland, South Korea, Iceland, and Germany. Moro’s work has been exhibited internationally, including a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and Serlachius Museot, Finland.

takeshimoro.com


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Sasha Litvintseva | Evergreen


Dates:
Thu Apr 16, 2015 18:00 - Sat May 02, 2015

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Sasha Litvintseva’s practice investigates the possibilities of temporality using the moving image.

Evergreen is the story of an immortal traveler’s journey through failed and aspirational utopias. The viewer witnesses society’s strife for perfection, and its unquenchable thirst to document itself; as if driven by a sense of its looming demise.

The audience watches on as heritage turns into spectacle and spectacle turns into heritage.


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Monologues for Orpheus


Dates:
Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:00 - Wed Apr 15, 2015

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

What is vision?
seeing the unseen
–Monologues for Orpheus


Monologues for Orpheus is a modern adaptation of the story of Orpheus. Using an original script penned by poet Robert Kelly, Crichton Atkinson spins a hyper-hypnotic visual display that transfixes the audience much like Orpheus’ lyre did Hades and his beasts.

The myth of Orpheus tells the danger of looking back. Atkinson’s retelling examines notions of authorship, the self, language and desire while using video as a tool that both records the past and, via her unique digital manipulation, looks toward the future.

Biography
Crichton Atkinson is a director and performer. Her work has been shown in New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Pittsburg, Santa Fe, Shanghai and London. She has performed at The New Museum, Dia:Beacon and Performa. Atkinson’s theater work has been funded by the Lower Manhattan Culture Council and shown in Denver at the Denver Center for Performing Arts, in London at the Finborough Theatre and in New York at The Public Theater, HERE, Magic Future Box, The SVA Theater and The Paradise Factory. Her work has been covered by The New York Times, The New Yorker, NY1, NBC, Artforum and The Independent. Atkinson’s videos have been shown at Nothing Space, N2NM, The Tea Factory, Space Witch and 331 Gallery.

crichtonatkinson.com


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Provisional


Dates:
Thu Apr 02, 2015 13:00 - Sat May 02, 2015

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Provisional: Having the nature of a temporary arrangement made to meet special circumstances and intended to last only as long as these circumstances last. (Oxford dictionary)

Opposing the historical mapmaking of cartography, Provisional is a temporary route drawn outside of the traditional grid. Working directly from maps, Christine Mackey traces the international borders of the Americas onto various lengths of scotch tape that are then applied to the gallery walls at random. By adopting the concept of the ‘rhizome’ as a process of de-territorialisation and de-stabilization, Mackey’s site-specific installation usurpes the norms of topology and catrography.

Biography
Christine Mackey is an independent studio-based artist at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre (Ireland). Her research-based practice is rooted in environmental concerns and the development of meaningful participation working across a range of disciplines and site-specific contexts. Mackey graduated with a practice-based PhD at the University of Ulster (Belfast, 2012). She has participated in a range of national and international residency programmes including AIR Rejmyre Art Lab (Sweden, 2014), Killruddery House and Gardens/Mermaid Arts Centre (Wicklow, 2014), Art & Sustainability (Cambridge School of Art, 2013) and ArtLink (Ireland, 2013-2014). Recent solo exhibitions include SEED MATTER (Limerick City Gallery of Art, 2013), Labor on … as if (Draoicht Arts Centre, 2013) and Living Fields (Leitrim Sculpture Centre, 2012). Mackey has been a receipt of Individual Artists Bursary awards from the Arts Council of Ireland, Leitrim County Council and Culture Ireland.

christinemackey.com

Funding provided by Culture Ireland.