Still Moving: Beth Campbell, Dave Hardy, Marie Lorenz, Alina Tenser and Jeff Williams
In conversation with existing works by
Molly Dilworth & Mike Callway-Fagen
The James Hotel
27 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013
December 11, 2013 – March, 2014
Opening Reception: December 11, 7-9pm
Raw material’s response to weather tells a story about vulnerable internal structures. Like skin that cracks after days on the water, metal, glass, and wood succumb to surrounding conditions stronger than their composite elements.
Hands serve as dominant heat sources. Like weather patterns, fingers place pressure on steel joints and wooden frames. A gloved hand’s pressure on a cold surface begins a call and response between body and matter that belies a viscous center in both: a malleable, moving center.
For Still Moving, five New York City-based artists developed sculptures that initiate a chatter of heat and motion in an otherwise still and cold winter landscape. These artists continue a conversation initiated by existing installations from Molly Dilworth and Mike Callway-Fagan.
Constructed specifically to answer to wind patterns, elevations, and accumulating precipitation of an outdoor garden, these works all reference the artists’ warm hands in contact with raw material’s weathering composition.
About the artists:
Known for her drawings, sculpture, and architectural interventions, Beth Campbell choreographs spaces, crafts uncanny objects, and maps thought. Campbell has shown at various national and international museum and gallery including The Whitney Museum of American Art, the Carnegie Museum of Art, PS1 Contemporary Art Center and Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery. Her work is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Memorial Fellowship, and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.
Dave Hardy received a BA from Brown University and an MFA from the Yale School of Art. He has had solo exhibitions at Regina Rex, Art in General, 92Y Tribeca, and La Mama Galleria in New York, and at Southern Exposure in San Francisco. He has been included in group exhibitions at Jack Hanley Gallery, Sculpture Center, Jack Shainman Gallery and Greater New York 2005 at PS1/MOMA. Hardy attended The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2004 and was a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts Sculpture Fellow. His work is featured in a two-person show Emerson Dorsch Gallery in Miami this December. Hardy lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Marie Lorenz was born in Twentynine Palms, California and grew up traveling with her military family. She received a B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. from Yale, where she now teaches in the Painting Department. Lorenz has received grants from Artists Space, the Harpo Foundation, and the Alice Kimball English Travel Fellowship. In 2008 she was awarded the Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize for the American Academy in Rome. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, from High Desert Test Sites in Joshua Tree, California, to MoMA PS1, in New York City. She has completed solo projects at Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, England, Artpace in San Antonio, Texas, and at Jack Hanley Gallery in New York. Her ongoing project ‘The Tide and Current Taxi’ is an exploration of the coastline in New York City.
Alina Tenser is a Ukrainian born sculptor and video artist currently living with her son, Nikolai, in Brooklyn NY. In 2012, Tenser was awarded the Dedalus MFA Fellowship and participated in a Session residency at Recess, NYC. Tenser is currently in a two-person show at the Suburban, Oak Park Il, and is currently featured in a solo show at NurtureArt, NYC.
Jeff Williams was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and raised in Plymouth, Michigan. He studied at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and received his BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design (1998) and his MFA from Syracuse University (2002). From 2006-2008 Williams was an artist-in-residence at the Core Program, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Williams was the recipient of the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, from 2008-2009. In 2012, Williams was selected by an internationally respected jury to receive the Texas Prize for his exhibition at The Contemporary Austin, TX. Williams lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Austin, TX, where he is an assistant professor of sculpture at The University of Texas. Currently, Williams has a solo exhibition at Jack Hanley in New York, NY. Recent solo exhibitions include Spaces, Cleveland, OH in 2012; Artpace, San Antonio, TX (curator Russell Ferguson) and Recess, New York, NY in 2011; the American Academy in Rome, IT in 2009; and Project Row Houses, Houston, TX in 2008. Recent group exhibitions include Canada, New York, NY; Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY (curator Natalie Campbell); The Museum of Fine Arts Houston; Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, IT; and the Blaffer Museum, Houston, TX.
This program is made possible by generous support from the James Hotel.
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