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

Peter Fankhauser "A Quarrelling Pair"


Dates:
Thu Feb 19, 2015 18:00 - Sat Mar 21, 2015

Location:
Elmont, New York
United States of America

A Quarrelling Pair re-imagines American author Jane Bowles’ play of the same name through a shift in representational format. The one act play deftly recounts the tale of two women who dislike one another’s company to such an intense degree that it becomes their only sustenance. Drawing on traditions of shadow puppet theatre, for which the play was originally written, Peter Fankhauser has transformed the pair into 3D rendered human likenesses and manipulated their movements through digital puppetry. They appear as ghosts floating in a darkened space until their exchange comes to a head and dissolves into a reluctant acknowledgement of their reciprocated love.

With this new staging of one of Bowles’ most clandestine works, Fankhauser continues his investigation of new media as a space for the persistence of unsettled histories and shifting contemporary mythologies.

Biography

Peter Fankhauser received his MFA at CUNY-City College in 2012 and has shown at independent and alternative spaces throughout the city, including Judson Memorial Church, The Silent Barn, and TEMP Art Space. He lives and works in New York City.


EVENT

"Revival" by Davana Wilkins


Dates:
Thu Feb 19, 2015 18:00 - Sat Mar 21, 2015

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Taking inspiration from syfi-novels and pseudo-science, Davana Wilkins uses her artwork to explore the nature of consciousness among both sentient beings and physical objects. Through the trasference of spirit, energy and essence, her forms comment on the notion that life is more than just an interaction of physical material, but an amalgamation of conscious thought.

This solo-exhibition uses breath as a way to talk about the conversion of energy. In Revival, Wilkins’ brother’s breathing patterns as he speaks in tongues are used to animate an organic form. While this piece demonstrates the vigorous movement of the body, breath and spirit, Anaerobic instead explores the slow exhale. In an effort to capture her grandmother’s fading essence, the artist collected her breath into tanks, then slowly released the air into clear seedpod forms. Eventually the air will leak from these forms, dissipating her grandmother’s essence into its surroundings.

Biography
Davana Wilkins is a sculpture living in Syracuse, NY. She received a B.A. from Southeastern Louisana University and an M.F.A. from Syracuse University. She has participated in residencies at Weissensee School of Art (Berlin, Germany) and Kimmel Harding Nelson (Nebraska City, NE). Numberous awards include the Albert K. Murray Grant, the Gail Hood Endowed Scholarship and a Creative Opportunity Grant. Her work has been shown in several group exhibitions including Transitive Flux (Syracuse, NY), Modus Operandi (Berlin, Germay), While in Class (Chicago, IL) and a recent solo exhibition at Thompson’s Point (Portland, ME).

davanawilkins.com


EVENT

Clipper by Adam Hurwitz


Dates:
Thu Feb 19, 2015 18:00 - Wed Mar 04, 2015

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Reflective nostalgia thrives in ‘algia,’ the longing itself, and delays the homecoming — wistfully, ironically, desperately.
-Svetlana Boym, The Future of Nostalgia

"Clipper" is part of an ongoing project entitled "Reflective Nostalgia" after the term coined by Svetlana Boym. The project is a series of looping, non-narrative videos, each attempting to convey the texture and melancholy of memory — the interstices of life — rather than specific remembered events. The unsentimental recollections are created from the ground up, using computer animation software. The CGI software imparts an uncanny, dreamlike imagery to the simulacrum of life. Adam Hurwitz’s experience as a painter has guided the work and the resulting videos exist somewhere between painting and film.

"Clipper" is based on the memory, and near universal experience, of radio towers seen from the highway during summer road trips. The viewer endlessly loops around the blinking, monumental masts in lazy circles at twilight.

Biography:
Adam Hurwitz is an artist living and working in New York City. His current focus on computer generated video comes out of his knowledge of and experience in painting and drawing. He received his MFA in painting from Yale University School of Art and has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in New York, Boston, Maryland and elsewhere. Adam Hurwitz received a 2014 fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts from the New York Foundation for the Arts and is a recipient of a MacDowell Colony Fellowship for Spring 2015.

adamhurwitz.com


EVENT

The Future is Here Again: Visual Language


Dates:
Thu Jan 22, 2015 18:00 - Sat Feb 07, 2015

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Text-based art, or vispo, marries verbal and visual language. There are many ways to form this union: words and letters can dissolve into gestures, be obscured, faded or obliterated, or play with one another in ways that create multiple meanings. They can even evolve beyond legible text into shapes, forms and colors that only the imagination can read.
The intent of this exhibition is to share the various ways that text can transform into something far removed from the literal. Some contributors approach the work as poets, others as artists, yet each uses text, words, and gestural marks as compositional elements. In addition, their investigations playfully combine humor and wit, calligraphy and letters, participation and poetry, social commentary and linguistic ambiguity.

Featuring works from The Last Vispo Anthology: Visual Poetry and COLDFRONT vispo as well as works by Martha Wilson, Richard Kostelanetz, Richard Humann and many more.


EVENT

Aleksander Johan Andreassen: stille day (silent day)


Dates:
Thu Dec 11, 2014 18:00 - Sat Jan 17, 2015

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Aleksander Johan Andreassen’s work is based in the traditions of experimental and documentary film. During the last couple of years he has focused specifically on the subject of mental health, exploring individual perspectives on normalcy, spirituality, passivity, and belongingness. The personal work stille dag (silent day) was the first video made in this ongoing series.
stille dag uses time-lapse photography to follow the artist’s mother for 24-hours from a fixed position. The audio track consists of two edited conversations between the artist and his mother about her passive lifestyle.

Biography

Aleksander Johan Andreassen is a Norwegian artist who primarily works with the moving image. His works have been screened at exhibitions and film festivals worldwide. Andreassen has done video design for live theatre as well as cinematography for the stop motion film Orfeus (2012). He holds a BFA from Bergen Academy of Art and Design in Bergen, Norway and is currently pursuing an MFA at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden.
cargocollective.com/aleksanderjohan