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

One of a Kind: Unique Artist’s Books


Dates:
Thu Apr 04, 2013 18:00 - Sat May 18, 2013

Location:
New York City, New York
United States of America

Curated by Heide Hatry

April 4 – May 18, 2013
Opening Event: Thursday, April 4, 6-8pm

This event is free and open to the public.

Experimental and inventive, these Unique Artist’s Books are revealed in all their power and vulnerability. International artist, former rare books seller, and maker of unique artist’s books found in major international art museums, Heide Hatry curates a collection of Artist’s Books that give voice to the soul of this most intimate and eloquent of objects. Declaring Kafka’s injunction that a book must be an ice-axe to break the frozen seas of our souls, Hatry posits the exhibition as a way to identify and explore the social force and spiritual dimensions of the book in an age of mass publishing in which the form itself is widely perceived as being in decline. It is an apt time to permit the book to speak on its own behalf, in all its breadth and depth, and to reassert the fundamental interior act by which a creator relates to another being.

Participating Artists Include:
Tatjana Bergelt, Star Black, Christine Bofinger, Dove Bradshaw, Inge Bruggeman, Chrissy Conant, Steven Daiber, George Deem, Peter Downsbrough, Max Gimblett, Chie Hasegawa, Heide Hatry, Laura Hatry, Betty Hirst, Richard Humann, Paul M. Kaestner, Nicholas Kahn & Richard Selesnick, Bodo Korsig Richard Kostelanetz, Christina Kruse, Andrea Lange, Annette Lemieux, Stephen Lipman, Kate Millett, Jim Peters and Kathline Carr, Herbert Pfostl, Raquel Rabinovich, Aviva Rahmani, Osmo Rauhala, Tom Roth, Elsbeth Sachs, Claudia Sbrissa, Cheryl Schainfeld, Pat Steir, Aldo Tambellini, Sharone Vendringer, Sharone Vendringer, Maria Viviano, Lewis Warsh, Clemens Weiss, Mark Wiener, Ottfried Zielke.


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Claudia Sbrissa: Avvolto


Dates:
Thu Apr 04, 2013 18:00 - Sat May 18, 2013

Location:
New York City, New York
United States of America

April 4 – May 18, 2013
Opening Event: Thursday, April 4, 6-8pm

This event is free and open to the public.

Claudia Sbrissa’s artistic practice is reflective of her feminist artistic identity and is suffused with a quality of romance and material transcendence in which its human traces convey her concern with the connection between image, material and space.

Her recent work utilizes cloth that she manipulates in various ways, transforming various materials to create new forms. Pliable and yielding, cloth can take many shapes facilitating extended significance and personal meaning. These broad possibilities of construction give cloth potential for communication.

In her site-specific installation Avvolto, Sbrissa explores the possibilities inherent in the fabric’s plasticity as a three-dimensional form through the gesture of wrapping various lengths of crocheted and dyed string, rope, wool, ribbon and twine around the space of the gallery. This act simultaneously reveals and conceals that which is beneath. On one hand wrapping visually accentuates basic form and structure. On the other hand, it works to mask the nature and function of the object or space in question. This recontextualizes the objects within a variety of corresponding associations, creating a space in which to rediscover our relationship to them.

BIO:
Claudia Sbrissa received a BFA from York University, Toronto, Canada, a Bachelor’s in Education from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, and an MFA from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. She was a resident of the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca, NY; Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY; I-Park, East Haddam CT and Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME. Sbrissa’s most recent exhibitions include; Fiber 2 Form, Salem Art Works (SAW), Salem, NY (2013); Pull Up, Savoir-Fair 2012, as Pink Assignment Soho20 Gallery, New York, NY ( 2012); Trace + Gestures, Greymatter Gallery, Milwaukee, WI (2013); Never Underestimate a Monochrome, Project Space, Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, CA(2013); Natural/Mechanical, Paterson Art Walk, Paterson, NJ, (2012); Ruins, Muriel Guepin Gallery, New York, NY. Claudia Sbrissa lives and works in New York City.


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Su Hyun Nam: Woven Milieu II


Dates:
Thu Feb 28, 2013 13:00 - Sat Mar 16, 2013

Location:
New York City, New York
United States of America

My work envisions the disintegration of tiny parts of the world. My video and installation pieces invite the viewer to look more carefully at the mutability of familiar landscapes and spaces. In my works, what I show is paradoxical dialogue between representation of image and the suggestion of contiguous context - which is an invisible, yet dynamic “presence”–, as well as between the buzzing real-world and its transformation to meditative mediations. I am investigating both the lingering presence of form and its infinite possibility for change.

As a foreigner in Chicago, I enjoy the solitary and invisible moments given to me as an urban traveler in this fast-paced city. Roaming around in Chicago, I spent last fall filming trees. During that time, I could explore the situation around me, acting like a tree–transfixed to one spot. I witnessed temporal events, people and cars passing by myself and my arboreal companions. I began to imagine urban space as a kind of weaving representing all different kinds of relationships in this city. Thus, the trees soon become my primary mode of creating a calming focal point in my composites of the cityscape, and my body acts as a spatiotemporal mediation in this city.
- Su Hyun Nam

BIO:

Born in 1985, Su Hyun Nam is an interdisciplinary media artist currently based in Chicago, IL. Her work investigates daily mundane images and objects around us, deconstructing and reassembling not just to invite the viewer to look more carefully at the mutability of familiar landscapes, but also to create a new relationship between seemingly unrelated elements in the world. She exhibits her works internationally in USA, Greece, Singapore and Korea. Recently, she presented work in SIGGRAPH ASIA 2012 and had her first solo show, ‘String - Su Hyun Nam’ (2012) at HEX Gallery in Kansas City, MO. She has been invited to have lectures as a visiting artist in Workshop : Const with Miniatures (2010) and ATS Brown Bag Noontime Lecture, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2011). She received her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she studied in Art and Technology Studies.

www.suhyunnam.com


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Sujin Lee: This is a story for small children. a true-life love story


Dates:
Thu Jan 31, 2013 18:00 - Wed Feb 13, 2013

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

January 31 – February 13, 2013
Opening Event: Thursday, January 31, 6-8pm

This event is free and open to the public.

I work with text, video and performance, exploring the way in which different cultural and linguistic systems affect the actions of language. My experience of moving to the U.S. from Korea and learning English as an adult has shaped my artistic work—I am fascinated by the physical act of speaking. In my work I translate spoken words into text and vice versa, and explore the resulting disjunctures that uncover basic imperfections of language. I am interested in the elements that spoken words hold – accents, durations, emotions, hesitations, and mistakes – as well as how to present those elements in different written forms. I often use dubbing and subtitles, juxtaposing spoken and written words to explore the notion of “perfect” speech, the relationship between sound and image, and the ownership of language.

This is a story for small children. a true-life love story has three main elements: English text, Korean voice-over and images. The written text is from the example sentences in English dictionaries and grammar books. I always find those examples fascinating as they display random, surprising and poetic qualities. Their fragmentary aspects also refer to the possibilities of varied narrative context. Subtitles typically function as a translation of the spoken (original) text in films. However, the English text in this piece is the original and the spoken text (voice-over) is a translation. There are two kinds of translation: a translation from one language to another and from written text to spoken text. The B&W images were created as responses to both the English and Korean text. The three elements had equal weights in terms of creating rhythms in editing process.
--Sujin Lee

BIO:

Sujin Lee has exhibited at the Bronx Museum of the Art, Aljira: Contemporary Art Center, ArtStays International Contemporary Art Festival 9, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, The Soap Factory, The 3rd Off and Free International Film Festival, and NURTUREart. Lee has been awarded residencies from the Sidney Kahn Summer Institute at The Kitchen, Millay Colony of the Arts, Blue Mountain Center and I-Park. She is currently an A.I.R. Gallery fellow and is participating in the Artist-in-Residence program at Newark Museum in January-February, 2013.

www.sujinlee.org


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Gary Pennock: The Asynchronous Coma: Living Screens, Rooms, and Bodies


Dates:
Thu Jan 31, 2013 18:00 - Sat Mar 16, 2013

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

January 31 – March 16, 2013
Opening Event: Thursday, January 31, 6-8pm

This event is free and open to the public.

Gary Pennock experiments with the intrinsic properties of phenomena and materials to form an aesthetic experience. He attempts to capture the imagination with poetic presentations of Meta themes such as time, nature and mortality that often function at the threshold of perceptual awareness. Attuning time based compositions to our visual and aural apparatus allows him to transform our engagement with screen-based technologies, into potentially therapeutic events that wash across the senses.

Pennock’s installation at the AC Institute is arranged in a darkened space through which the viewer is led into intimate encounters with seven works whose immersive viewpoints encompass the body in a ritualistic experience of time. Technology and the natural world form a symbiotic relationship mediated by the human body.

Pennock’s sensory environments, be it projected light dancing on flowing fabric in Horizon in the Fold, or the auditory and visual A Line Through the Center of Space, and the sifting sands of Erode give voice to materials and phenomena that evoke meaningful connections with our sensing systems. The artist focuses on the audience synthesizing minimal elements into their own universe, striving for a balance between subjective and objective. He aims to operate at the boundaries of reality and illusion, thought and emotion.

BIO:

Gary Pennock (born 1978) graduated from the University of Washington's Digital Arts & Experimental Media program with a BFA in 2008. In 2010, he earned an MFA in Art & Technology Studies at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has exhibited video and works of light from coast to coast in a variety of formats. Gary currently lives in New York.