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

Ubiquitous object, Ambiguous Things – Resisting Disappearance


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

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Ubiquitous object, Ambiguous Things – Resisting Disappearance is derived from the empty space found in clearplastic packaging. The transparent form of the empty vacuum package is both an object in itself and an echo of the commodity it once encased. In this exhibition, Julie Shiels attempts to reproduce the empty space left behind by consumption.

The voids in these ready-made molds have been amplified and transposed using two ephemeral materials: light and dried plaster. Shiels uses a combination of photograms and loose caste objects to visualize a trash item in a way that can be perceived beyond its status as commodity. The project seeks to reflect on the temporality, the materiality and the mutability of waste.

Biography
Julie Shiels has a Masters of Art from RMIT University (2006) and is currently completing a PhD at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia. Julie has exhibited nationally in Australia and internationally. She has undertaken funded residencies at Red Gate Gallery in Beijing, China (2010 Toyota Travel Prize), and Hanoi, Vietnam (1997, Australia Council).

Her work has been acquired by public collections including National Gallery of Australia, State Library of New South Wales, State Library of Victoria, Baillieu Library (University of Melbourne), Australian Embassy, Hanoi, Vietnam, City of Banyule and Port Phillip Art Collections and many private collections.

julieshiels.com.au


OPPORTUNITY

Artists without Representaion


Deadline:
Fri May 15, 2015 18:00

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

AC Institute, publisher of AC Books, is now accepting submissions for a book about how to navigate the art world without gallery representation. The book will be printed and include both national and international distribution.

Technology has opened up new avenues of communication that has allowed artists to connect directly to the audience without the need of a middleman. We are interested in short works that probe into this shift in power away from the gallery system and into the hands of artists themselves.

We seek essays, illustrations, interviews, case studies and other short works that explore new ways of operating outside of the gallery system. While representation assists artists with promotion, sales, visibility, collector networks and more, does it hold the same importance in the digital age?

Works must be timely and focused on contemporary issues. We are searching for contributions that showcase diverse voices and points of view.

Only fully completed works will be considered for inclusion.

Submissions must include a short abstract and bio. They may be emailed to submissions@acinstitute.org.



EVENT

Deirdre Sargent "Island Girl"


Dates:
Thu Mar 05, 2015 18:00 - Sat Mar 21, 2015

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Malfunctions, fires, and breakdowns have served as the climaxes for Deirdre Sargent’s videos in the past. A question generally remains whether these moments are liberating or futile. At times she seems enamored by the possibility of disorder and entropy, but there also appears to be some doubt whether the idea of spiritual escape might be another pre-packaged stock experience like a tourist vacation with its equally regimented ideas of "exotic" biomes.

Most recently Sargent’s videos have become allegories of our media relationships. They show how images have emerged as our primary sites for experience. Actors watch ever-present screens, demanding us to take the perspectives of others and to confront what others see and how they see it.

These screens take the form not only of TV monitors, but also aquariums, vitrines, and windows. TVs dissolve into glows with the sounds of spectacle as our only remaining indicators. While the appropriated commercial entertainment allows only certain narratives, the "live" frames seem to show alternative relationships to fantasy that invite more empathy. Watching someone else's TV through their window raises the question of where spaces for fantastic projection exist—where do we live our sanctioned, imaginary lives?

Biography

Deirdre Sargent (b. 1985, Boston, MA) is an artist who works with digital imaging, sculpture, and moving imge. Her works have been exhibited in numerous shows and screenings in New York City, Brooklyn, Miami, Providence, the Midwest, and elsewhere. She holds a BFA from Pratt Institute and an MFA from Yale School of Art.
deirdresargent.net


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