Catching up with: Jeff Williams

Jeff wrapped his residency at Recess a mere week ago and already he's got lots of news! Let's catch up with the man on the grind, Jeff Williams. Click through for an interview with Jeff about, among other things, his time at Recess and news of Jeff's upcoming show in Philadelphia.

Larry Bob Phillips: Wiggle Room

On June 18, 2011, Larry Bob Phillips will begin work on his project Wiggle Room, as part of Recess’s signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use its storefront space as studio, exhibition venue and grounds for experimentation. Over the course of two months, Phillips will record four collaborative events, covering the walls inside 41 Grand Street with large-scale, and densely detailed drawings. Phillips will invite artists to join him in the space for temporary performances, and will draw these interventions. The artist’s anticipation and memory of the performance will inform the content of Phillips’ wall drawings. Visitors to Recess can engage in performances and witness their own integration into the ongoing drawing.

Be Black Baby: Edouard Glissant: Inhabit his Name

Join us Friday June 17th for Be Black Baby: a House Party Presents Edouard Glissant: Inhabit his Name. For the fourth installment of Be Black Baby, Simone Leigh is collaborating with artist and scholar Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich to present Edouard Glissant: Inhabit his Name. The evening will track the collapse of contemporary space and follow the individual through the entanglements of language and locale. Taking Glissant's seminal text The Poetics of Relation as a point of departure, artists and thinkers will venture into the many mutations of multilingualism that is creolization. Using the Caribbean as a model of hybrid culture, Inhabit His Name will occupy the realm of the metropolis where those involved in the process and critique of creolization "have made a sudden appearance."

Rob Carter: Artist Talk, Video Screening and Q&A

Tuesday, June 14th- Photographer and video artist, Rob Carter, will give an audio visual presentation of his work at the Red Hook outpost of Recess Activities, in collaboration with Kidd Yellin. He will discuss the evolution of his work and screen several animations, including some new unseen projects.