ICP-Bard Group MFA Show “The Ties That Bind” at Baxter St, July 1-30


The Ties That Bind

Curated by Charlotte Cotton

Please join us for our group exhibition The Ties That Bind at The Camera Club of New York Baxter St next July 8th.

The Ties That Bind is a collaboration and conversation between the ICP-Bard’s MFA class of 2016. Hailing from eight different countries, we employ photographic methodologies to challenge and investigate our intimate bonds and personal boundaries.

We have shared common interests that surface in the work and explore our subjective truths, family histories, memories and the impact of trauma.

We ask you to examine what is often overlooked or silenced and held in the peripheries of our experience. We invite you to engage with and find connections between us and the world at large.             

Opening Reception: July 8, 2016 | 6 – 8 pm

The opening reception will also include two performances to begin at 7 pm: Moving Images by Minny Lee and lost, lost, lost: you, you, you by Martha Naranjo Sandoval.

On view: July 1st – July 30th

Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 6 pm

More info: The Camera Club of New York Baxter St

126 Baxter St, New York, NY, 10013

Baxter St 2016 poster v3 

Theresa Ortolani, PDN Multimedia Winner

Saudade: Name of the Father was selected as one of 11 PDN Photo Annual 2016 Multimedia Winners©TheresaOrtolani_00Earlier this year, the project was awarded Honorable Mention by the International Photography Awards in five categories: Portrait, Culture, Photo Essay, Deeper Perspective, and Moving Image

Saudade: Name of the Father was also selected as a VISURA Multimedia Grant 1st Place Finalist, and a selection of photographs were included in the Seoul International Photo Festival and the New York Photo Festival

The feature length version, Produced and Directed by Theresa Ortolani, is anticipating a 2020 release.

2015 ICP-Bard MFA, Theresa Ortolani is a PhD candidate in The European Graduate School’s Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought Division
©TheresaOrtolani_02©TheresaOrtolani_03©TheresaOrtolani_04©TheresaOrtolani_05©TheresaOrtolani_06©TheresaOrtolani_000Images, Video, Story ©TheresaOrtolani 2016

Read more EYE TO EYE posts by Theresa Ortolani 

 

 

 

I am not your mother

Ivana Larrosa – solo exhibition

RollingmemoryFebruary 18-21, 2016

Reception : Thursday, Feb. 18, 6-9pm

Vermouth With The Artist : Friday, Feb. 19, 12-4pm

On View : Friday-Saturday, Feb. 19-20, 12-7pm / Sunday, Feb. 21, 12-5pm

ICP-Bard MFA studios : 24-20 Jackson Ave. Long Island City, NY 11101

Remembered Space

Much of Ivana Larrosa’s work is an exploration and expression of the strangely subjective perception that she inherited as a result of a traumatic car accident years ago, which left her with permanent double vision. Stuck in an overturned car for more than an hour, Larrosa brushed up against death and came out with a new desire for self-discovery. After a long period of physical therapy she began a series of solitary travels around the globe and focused all her energies on art making. In New York she has been using her body as material in documented performance; developing an acutely stylized approach that blends a playful womb-world with a hauntingly inescapable strange loop.

gravity

In one of my favorite video pieces, Gravity (4:31), the shot from above holds steady on a brown leather couch.  The artist crawls around it, contorting her body and grabbing on as if for her life. It reminds me of a childhood playing on couches where the wood tiles were lava, not to be stepped-on or fallen-into. The stagnant camera disorients the viewer as the piece endures, becoming a ghostly view of the out-of-body experience.

MaskMonths ago I watched as Larrosa brought a variety of candy colored plastic toys into the studio. There were little 3D figures reminiscent of the flashing LED people in the crosswalk light, but some of them were running and some had their fists raised like superheroes flying through space. She brought in old broken mechanical devices: tape players, TVs, and typewriters, then proceeded to color them with spray paint. She installed them laying on the floor in elaborate compositions with confetti and curlicues every which way – it was sensory overdrive. Looking at this work and it’s installation revealed moments of hilarity mixed with a hallucinogenic heaviness. Her little walk/run/fly figures cascaded down a color gradient banner toward the hardwood floor.

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“Like in Star Wars, ‘I am your father,’ but it’s ‘I am not your mother’… that’s really how it came. I think in the end you need to use humor, I think in the end life is not that serious…. Like you are not going to get rejected at the gates of heaven if you don’t have enough pictures!”

“I am not your mother” Ivana Larrosa 1st MFA Solo Show of 2016

Y=X©ivanalarrosa

Ivana Larrosa. Y=X, 2014. C-print 36×24″

MFA Solo Thesis Show season starts over, and I have the honor to break the ice for the Class’16 with I am not your mother. Needless to say I would love dear reader coming over and join me for this big moment. It’s a piece of my experience at ICP-Bard and also the most intimate and wild work I have done. (One of the reasons because the title is in first person).

If there is a word that sums up my experience at this program is “healing”.  It’s been a tough but very rewarding job thanks to the support of my beautiful and talented community of classmates, teachers, staff and ICP and NY artist community. So grateful to share this rebirth with you in this long road that my car accident has led me. Continue reading

Klompching Gallery FRESH finalist

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FRESH 2015
Exhibition Dates: July 8–August 1, 2015
Artist Reception: July 8th, 6:00–8:00pm
FRESH 2015 expands across the wall, the page, and the internet— exhibiting photographers; Matthew Arnold, Bill Durgin, Ima Mfon, Johanna Warwick, Kimberly Withal. In addition, Klompching Gallery is showcasing photographs by FRESH 2015 finalists: Chris Bennett, Frank Diaz & Deb Young, Mark Dorf, Rhea Karam, Bear Kirkpatrick, William LeGoullon, Peter Leighton, Theresa Ortolani (Bard-ICP 2015), Liz Steketee, and David Wolf

www.klompching.com 89 Water Street; BrooklynNY 11201

Theresa Ortolani : Klompching Gallery FRESH 2015 Finalist

I am honored to have been selected among Klompching Gallery’s FRESH 2015 Finalists.

DECOMPOSED explores the systems and boundaries between binaries – image/text, conscious/unconscious, corporeal/spiritual – and focuses on the points at which these constructs converge, invert and decompose.

These primarily lens-based images were crafted via various techniques: masking, piercing, sewing, drawing, digital imaging, and printed in multiple layers. The original works vary in size, medium and technique. The final pieces were then reproduced, Glicée printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag and also included in a handmade, limited edition 7 x 7 inch, 50 plate artist book.

DECOMPOSED No. 1 97% 2015 Tape, Colored Pencil 24 x 32 inches, Wall Drawing 12 x 12 inches, Glicée on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag ©Theresa Ortolani

DECOMPOSED No. 1
97%
Tape, Colored Pencil
24 x 32 inches, Wall Drawing
12 x 12 inches, Glicée on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag
©Theresa Ortolani 2015

DECOMPOSED No. 18 Red 2015 12 x 12 inches, Glicée on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag ©Theresa Ortolani

DECOMPOSED No. 18
Red
12 x 12 inches, Glicée on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag
©Theresa Ortolani 2015

DECOMPOSED No. 21 Blue 12 x 12 inches, Glicée on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag ©Theresa Ortolani 2015

DECOMPOSED No. 21
Blue
12 x 12 inches, Glicée on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag
©Theresa Ortolani 2015

BEAU TORRES

As a MFA student at ICP part of the final thesis project is a solo show. This week Beau Torres will be having his solo show on Thursday night (3/12) and I will be posting details about him, his creative process and all other things that bring together his solo show and of course, the show invitation with all information needed.

Beau photo

Beau Torres is a photo-based artist living in beautiful Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. He is originally from Powder Springs, Georgia and attended Georgia State University in Atlanta. While at GSU he was president of the photography club ExLucis and hosted Deviltown a weekly folk radio show on WRAS Atlanta Album 88. He graduated with a BFA in Studio Art with a Concentration in Photography. His final portfolio, also entitled deviltown, was exhibited as a 6 channel video installation at The Window Project at GSU’s Digital Arts Entertainment Laboratory (DAEL). Around Atlanta he was involved in the gallery scene working with both Jennifer Schwartz Gallery and Fall Line Press. Additionally he freelanced with BURNAWAY conducting artist interviews. His current video work entitled What I’m Bringing To The Table is a series of tabletop performances creating abstracted collages from everyday items.

beau studio