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

AC [Institute Direct Chapel] Openings


Dates:
Thu May 07, 2009 00:00 - Sat Apr 25, 2009

AC [Institute Direct Chapel] Presents
The 3rd Anniversary of the Work’s Premiere: Thursday, May 7th between 6-8pm

Openings

Richard Kostelanetz (2006)

With Featured Performers:
Laura Barger
Holly Crawford
Margaret Lancaster
Paige Taggart
Trio: Robert Dick, Joshue Ott and Morgan Packard

The AC [ Institute Direct Chapel ] continues in its performance series offering a program of a sole work—though presented in a fashion that is decidedly not solitary. With Richard Kostelanetz’s score Openings as our starting point, we traverse discipline and media offering a glimpse into the infinitely mutable possibilities of his work. What depth Kostelanetz’s work offers, in turn also reveals much about the reader, the interpreter, the performer. As such we are pleased to present 5 multi-faceted “versions” of this work highlighting the following performers in their unique renderings and also inherent collaboration with the score: Laura Barger; Holly Crawford; Margaret Lancaster; Paige Taggart; and Trio: Robert Dick, Joshue Ott and Morgan Packard.

AC’s mission is to advance the understanding of art through investigation, research and education. It is a lab and forum for experimentation and critical discussion. We support and develop projects that explore a performative exchange across visual, verbal and experiential disciplines. We encourage critical writing that challenges conventional expectations of meaning and objectivity as well as the boundaries between the rational and subjective.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday: 1-6pm, Thursday: 1-8pm
547 W. 27th St, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001
www.artcurrents.org / info@artcurrents.org
Art Currents is a non-profit 501(c)3


EVENT

AC [Chapel] Presents Dan Waber: A Depiction of a Broken Allegory May 14 - June 13, 2009 / Opening: Thursday, May 14, 6-8pm


Dates:
Thu May 14, 2009 00:00 - Sat Apr 25, 2009

Dan Waber: A Depiction of a Broken Allegory
AC [Chapel] presents Dan Waber’s latest series of visual poems created by taking detailed rubbings from memorial plates on-site at local churches around Northeastern Pennsylvania. Entitled A Depiction of a Broken Allegory, these works grew out of a convergence of several ongoing areas of investigation with the primary motivation serving as an attempt to come to grips, both literally and metaphorically, with the way American culture uses language to intermix concepts of memorialization with those surrounding religion and politics.

Each rubbing was made in situ, using lumber crayons on paper—a set of tools whose rich potential Waber learned through the work of, and in correspondence with, visual poet David-Baptiste Chirot. Moreover, each individual piece limits itself to the language found on a single monument, though some monuments themselves yielded multiple pieces.

The artist’s hope is that the pieces operate on such a universal level that those who view them will, from that day forward, regardless of ideological agreement or disagreement, find themselves automatically locating the “anti-language” contained within the language of monuments.

Dan Waber is a visual poet, concrete poet, sound poet, performance poet, publisher, editor, playwright and multimedia artist whose work has appeared in a kaleidoscope of places, from digital to print, from stage to classroom, from mailboxes to puppet theaters, from Harvard to Smith. His expansive artistic range has currently led him to working, as he states, “on and everywhere in-between.” More information about Waber’s work and projects can be found at www.logolalia.com.

About AC [Institute Direct Chapel]
AC’s mission is to advance the understanding of art through investigation, research and education. It is a lab and forum for experimentation and critical discussion.

We support and develop projects that explore a performative exchange across visual, verbal and experiential disciplines. We encourage critical writing that challenges conventional expectations of meaning and objectivity as well as the boundaries between the rational and subjective.

For additional information about the artists please contact AC [Institute Direct Chapel].

Art Currents is a non-profit 501(c)3.

AC [Institute Direct Chapel]
547 W. 27th St, 5th Floor New York, NY 10001
5th Floor - #519-529 & North Alcove
www.artcurrents.org email: info@artcurrents.org
Gallery Hours: Wed, Fri. & Sat: 1-6pm, Thurs.: 1-8pm


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AC [Direct] I Presents Christine Sciulli: planeSPACE May 14 - June 13, 2009 / Opening: Thursday, May 14, 6-8pm


Dates:
Thu May 14, 2009 00:00 - Sat Apr 25, 2009

Christine Sciulli: planeSPACE
AC [Direct] I presents Christine Sciulli’s planeSPACE, the latest installation in her current series Intercepting Planes. Points of light map the intersections of light planes and network pathways.

The networks used in this body of work have utilized various materials. In earlier installations, a random, taut, linear network of string was used to define pathways and synapses in gallery spaces. Operating on a much larger scale, Intercepting Planes X mapped planes of light onto a network of tree canopies high above Duane Park.

In planeSPACE a mishmash of vines, roots and bramble forms a dense, organic network. Points of light variously slink, careen and collide along twisted pathways, the result of a projected line mapped onto the tangled network.

Christine Sciulli is a New York based video installation/intervention artist. Her works have been seen on the street, in New York area galleries and institutions. Recent exhibitions include: The Arts Center in St. Petersburg, Florida and New York’s Islip Art Museum, where Janet Goleas described her installation of Intercepting Planes B to be “a quiet riot of controlled chaos.” In 2008, Sciulli exhibited a solo installation with Frederieke Taylor Gallery, had her second solo show with Chi Contemporary Fine Art (both New York), exhibited her outdoor video installation, "Everything's Rosie" as part of Plugged-In (Hudson, New York) and was a recipient of a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Grant to produce a roving outdoor video installation, Intercepting Planes X, in Duane Park (New York). Her collaborations with composers have been shown widely at European and American festivals. A recent collaboration featured her video and light work for the Mabou Mines waterfront piece, “Song for New York: What Women Do While Men Sit Knitting” by Ruth Maleczech, which was developed during her Sundance Institute Theatre Lab Residency at White Oak, Florida.

Christine Sciulli holds an Architectural Engineering degree from Penn State University, and an MFA from Hunter College, where she was awarded the Esther Fish Perry Award, BFA merit award and the Leutz/Reidel Travel Grant. Sciulli’s work is part of the New Museum’s Rhizome ArtBase (Rhizome.org). More information about Sciulli’s work and projects can be found at: www.soundandvision.cc.

About AC [Institute Direct Chapel]
AC’s mission is to advance the understanding of art through investigation, research and education. It is a lab and forum for experimentation and critical discussion.

We support and develop projects that explore a performative exchange across visual, verbal and experiential disciplines. We encourage critical writing that challenges conventional expectations of meaning and objectivity as well as the boundaries between the rational and subjective.

For additional information about the artists please contact AC [Institute Direct Chapel].

Art Currents is a non-profit 501(c)3.

AC [Institute Direct Chapel]
547 W. 27th St, 5th Floor New York, NY 10001
5th Floor - #519-529 & North Alcove
www.artcurrents.org email: info@artcurrents.org
Gallery Hours: Wed, Fri. & Sat: 1-6pm, Thurs.: 1-8pm


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AC [Direct] II Presents Mary Ivy Martin: Untitled Abstract No. 3 May 14 - June 13, 2009 / Opening: Thursday, May 14, 6-8pm


Dates:
Thu May 14, 2009 00:00 - Sat Apr 25, 2009

Mary Ivy Martin: Untitled Abstract No. 3
AC [Direct] II features the installation Untitled Abstract No. 3 by Mary Ivy Martin. For Martin, absence and presence are important elements in her work, both literally and figuratively. Whether this presence is site-specific or metaphysical, it leads her to ask: What is missing in her life? How do we deal with the complexity of contemporary life? How do we relate to our surroundings and the natural world? How do our experiences differ?

To expand on these questions Martin collects objects that are often walked over, passed by and taken for granted. As such, extracting these objects from their element draws attention to their own inherent history and meaning: the appearance, texture and smell, all being significant.

Through the processes of collection and installation, the artist creates new relationships between familiar objects, the installation space and the viewer; consequently reanimating the objects. Moreover, grids, binding techniques, landscaping and placement are tools used to impose an unexpected or “un-natural” order upon the materials.

Untitled Abstract No. 3 demonstrates Martin’s current work with natural materials such as grass and dried leaves which conjure up a sense of nostalgia and longing within herself. The act of working with these materials addresses her heightened awareness of a certain disconnect with nature as a resident of New York City, while also alluding to contemporary movements of environmentalism, ecological art and a rebellion against the electronic age. The materials work as a kind of gateway for the artist to explore their rich histories, contexts, complexities and questions. As with Untitled Abstract No. 3, Martin’s work challenges the boundaries between indoors and outdoors as she re-evaluates the role of nature in daily life.

A multi-faceted painter, photographer and installation artist, Mary Ivy Martin is based in New York City and works with natural materials in an effort to confront a sense of detachment with nature in daily life. She studied photography at the University of Arizona, where she began to work with organic forms. Residency programs such as Art Farm in rural Nebraska and Sproutbau taking place within a reclaimed housing project in Bremen, Germany, have provided an essential escape from a highly urban atmosphere and have fostered her interest in sustainability and communal environments. More information about Martin’s work and projects can be found at www.maryivymartin.com.

About AC [Institute Direct Chapel]
AC’s mission is to advance the understanding of art through investigation, research and education. It is a lab and forum for experimentation and critical discussion.

We support and develop projects that explore a performative exchange across visual, verbal and experiential disciplines. We encourage critical writing that challenges conventional expectations of meaning and objectivity as well as the boundaries between the rational and subjective.

For additional information about the artists please contact AC [Institute Direct Chapel].

Art Currents is a non-profit 501(c)3.

AC [Institute Direct Chapel]
547 W. 27th St, 5th Floor New York, NY 10001
5th Floor - #519-529 & North Alcove
www.artcurrents.org email: info@artcurrents.org
Gallery Hours: Wed, Fri. & Sat: 1-6pm, Thurs.: 1-8pm


EVENT

AC [Institute] Presents Nico Vassilakis: 5IVE SEQUENCES, April 16 - May 9, 2009


Dates:
Thu Apr 16, 2009 00:00 - Thu Apr 02, 2009

AC [ Direct ] I / II and AC [ Chapel ]
April 16 - May 9, 2009 / Opening: Thursday, April 16, 6-8pm

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Nico Vassilakis: 5IVE SEQUENCES
5IVE SEQUENCES, a visual poem by Nico Vassilakis is being exhibited in AC [Chapel] as an installation for the first time since its publication. Enlarged in scale from its original chapbook size and offering a rare opportunity to collectively interact with the piece in a public forum, 5IVE SEQUENCES explores the inherent structure and transience of language as a medium.

In creating 5IVE SEQUENCES, Vassilakis focused on the individual shapes and constructions of letters within words, referring to it as a kind of “hyper-staring” that allowed him to transform them into images and sculptural forms, free of the bonds of syntax or semantics.

For Vassilakis, visual poetry is a tangential literature through which the alphabet is deconstructed into dislocations of meaning and/or the revisioning of letters—changing the viewers perception and experience of them. Within his work, letters or fragments of letters and the environment in which they are placed, become the medium for his compositions. 5IVE SEQUENCES explores a periodic table of language through individual letterforms, exposing and disjointing their order to lose their cohesion, opening up new interpretations and meanings.

Nico Vassilakis is a multimedia artist, poet and writer. He is currently the curator for the Subtext Reading Series in Seattle. His visual poetry videos have been shown worldwide at festivals and exhibitions of innovative language arts. Vassilakis’ writings have appeared in numerous magazines, including: Ribot, Caliban, Aufgabe, Chain, Talisman, Central Park and Golden Handcuffs Review. His latest publications are TEXT LOSES TIME and most recently a Vispo essay “staReduction,” from BookThug Publishers (Toronto, Canada).

For additional information about the artists please contact AC [Institute Direct Chapel] at info@artcurrents.org.

About AC [Institute Direct Chapel]
AC’s mission is to advance the understanding of art through investigation, research and education. It is a lab and forum for experimentation and critical discussion. We support and develop projects that explore a performative exchange across visual, verbal and experiential disciplines. We encourage critical writing that challenges conventional expectations of meaning and objectivity as well as the boundaries between the rational and subjective. Art Currents is a non-profit 501(c)3. AC [Institute Direct Chapel 547 W. 27th St, 5th Floor, #519-529, New York, NY 10001 www.artcurrents.org email: info@artcurrents.org Gallery Hours: Wed, Fri. & Sat: 1-6pm, Thurs.: 1-8pm