Alumna in the Arctic

I have the opportunity to spend three weeks in Svalbard, Norway for an artistic residency on board a barkentine sailboat as a resident in the Arctic Circle Residency. My work explores the spirit of human exploration and the history of Arctic expeditions.You can imagine how being immersed in that same extreme environment will impact the… Continue reading Alumna in the Arctic

FOUND IN TRANSLATION, ICP-Bard’s MFA Group Show from the Class of 2014

Words from our Director, Nayland Blake: It used to be said that sculpture was the thing you fell over when you backed up to get a better look at a painting. Now the same could be said for photography. One of the many effects of the digitization of photographic proceses has been to make it… Continue reading FOUND IN TRANSLATION, ICP-Bard’s MFA Group Show from the Class of 2014

Relief Starts Here

Interview with Laura A. González Laura's thesis show, We Are Pleased to Announce, references placeholders for displays and announcements, flattens the space with fluorescent lights -akin to the ones in which we find ourselves when at office spaces and subway stations alike- and recreates an empty waiting room, filled with flyers for psychic readings. She combines… Continue reading Relief Starts Here

Interview With Nona Faustine

Tell me about the title of your show.The title Reconstructions comes from the Reconstruction Era a period in our country after the civil war that focused on the transformation of the Southern States. It was a significant chapter in the history of civil rights in the US, so the title lends itself to that term,… Continue reading Interview With Nona Faustine

Focusing on the action, not the result

Thursday, 11:09 AM. I've basically had nothing to eat since dinner on Tuesday, and slept four hours a night for the past week. I was talking to someone after the crit of the show yesterday, and was telling him that while painting the studio the night before I realized I had never painted the walls… Continue reading Focusing on the action, not the result

Edits Self

SlideFest has come and gone. It’s a relief really. I am not much of a performer, and somewhere along the way ICP-Bard’s annual event to showcase first year work turned from a slide presentation to full-on theater. It says a lot about the experimental and creative nature of this program. For me, I needed a… Continue reading Edits Self

(THE SHOW IS ON) The Other Foot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMAREBJBubA&feature=youtu.be Here's a sneak peak of the show. Stop by this weekend! ICP-Bard MFA Studios, 24–20 Jackson Avenue, 3rd Floor, Long Island City, Queens Kathy Akey Laura A. Gonzalez Kasia Gumpert Marina Leybishkis Xavier Lujan Emilie Lundstrom Nina Mendez-Marti Juana Romero Aline Shkurovich Kkory Trolio Kim Weston and featuring a recreation of Alison Knowles' 1963… Continue reading (THE SHOW IS ON) The Other Foot

Turn the Other Cheek

In 1992, Félix González-Torres created "Untitled" (America #1) an installation of light bulbs, porcelain light sockets, and an extension cord. Like most art, it’s a personal opinion to express how you feel about the work of an artist. Or should I say to understand the creation or maybe not. Frankly, Torres' work did nothing for me. It only made… Continue reading Turn the Other Cheek