Spring Open Studios
Jun
2
to Jun 3

Spring Open Studios

 

NARS announces its Spring Open Studios, a two-day exhibition of international contemporary art in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The artists, artist collectives, and curators currently in the growing artist community at 201 46th Street building will present work in their studios, spread over two floors. Open Studios offers access to the public to experience art in the place and conditions of its making and to talk to artists from all over the world.Whether they have been at NARS for 3 months or 3 years, the participating artists share the diverse range of artistic mediums, approaches, and concepts they have experimented with, developed, and presented in the intimacy of their own studios. A number of NARS residency alumni take over studios to present new work, collaborations, or curatorial projects.

Accompanying Open Studios, the NARS Gallery hosts the work of the 10 spring artists-in-residence in a curated group exhibition.

Ololade Adeniyi (Australia) | Bat Ami Rivlin (Israel) | Jesus Benavente (USA) | Jahyun Seo (Korea) | Nooshin Rostami (Iran/USA) | Sean Campbell (Ireland) | Buzz Slutzky (USA) | Bonnie Lane (USA) | Ju Ae Park (Korea) | Baris Gokturk (USA)

The residency exhibition will be on view through June 23.

As part of its Free Kids Art Workshops program, NARS will hold a “studio visits” tour for families 12-2pm on Satuday, June 3.

Participating artists: Keren Anavy, Ololade Adeniyi, Sophie Barbasch, Jesus Benavente, Aglae Bassens, Niamul Bari, Emily Berger, Sean Campbell, Gianluigi Carella, Fernanda Carvalho, Kat Chamberlin, Dongfan Chen, Gunilla Daga, Saya Da Jung, Magali Duzant, Andre Eamiello, Gregory Forstner, Baris Gokturk, Suzanne Goldenberg, Katya Grokhovsky, Noel St John Harnden, Jeremy Herrmann, Tadasuke Jinno, Jisook Kim, Ming Jer Kuo, Bonnie Lane, Liliya Lifanova, Phoenix Lindsey-Hall, Lan Lam, Zachary Lefitz, Thurman Lewis, Ioana Manolache, Nadine Mahoney, Ju Ae Park, Guno Park, Bat-Ami Rivlin, Nooshin Rostami, Jahyun Seo, Buzz Slutzky, Clintel Steed, Brian Stinemetz, Masaki Takizawa, Yi Xin Tong, Carrie Elston Tunick, Gus Wheeler, Erich Winzer, Sarah Jane Wright

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Jun
2
to Jun 23

Spring 2017 Residency Exhibition

 

Jesus Benavente, Todo, 2017

Spring 2017 Residency Exhibition
June 2 - June 23
Opening Reception June 2, 6-9 PM


A group exhibition featuring the works of our Spring 2017 artists in residence:

Ololade Adeniyi (Australia) | Bat Ami Rivlin (Israel) | Jesus Benavente (USA) | Jahyun Seo (Korea) | Nooshin Rostami (Iran/USA) | Sean Campbell (Ireland) | Buzz Slutzky (USA) | Bonnie Lane (USA) | Ju Ae Park (Korea) | Baris Gokturk (USA)
 
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May
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Katya Grokhovsky, "The Future is Bright (in progress)"

 
Katya Grokhovsky, The Future is Bright (One Fine Day), 2017

Katya Grokhovsky, The Future is Bright (One Fine Day), 2017

Entrée/Encore
presents

Katya Grokhovsky, "The Future is Bright (in progress)"


NARS Foundation is pleased to present residency alumna Katya Grokhovsky’s “The Future is Bright (in progress)”, a one night mixed media installation, accompanied by artist talk and discussion with curator and art critic Audra Lambert as part of its Entree/Encore public events series. “The Future is Bright” is an ongoing long-term multidisciplinary project, which explores disillusion, migration, identity, re-discovery and the failed utopian promise of ideology through the narrative of Grokhovsky’s only surviving 92 year old grandmother, who was a veteran of World War II and a former member of Communist party in Ukraine. The project investigates formation and de-construction of migrant self through an extraordinary story of survival, humanity and legacy.

*“The Future is Bright” project is supported by Asylum Arts.

Katya Grokhovsky was born in Ukraine, raised in Australia and is based in Brooklyn, NY. She is an artist, independent curator, educator and a founding director of Feminist Urgent. Grokhovsky holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a BFA from Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University, Australia and a BA (Honors) in Fashion from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. Grokhovsky has received support through numerous residencies, fellowships and awards including Wassaic Artist Residency, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Studios at MASS MoCA, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, WY, SOHO20 Gallery Lab Residency, BRIC Media Arts Fellowship, VOX Populi AUX Curatorial Fellowship, Residency Unlimited, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, NARS Partial Fellowship, Santa Fe Art Institute Residency, Watermill Center International Summer Residency, Asylum Arts Grant, Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, APT (Artist pension trust) Membership, Australia Council for the Arts ArtStart Grant, NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists, Chashama space to create grant, NYC, Freedman Traveling Scholarship for Emerging Artists, and others. Her work has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally.

Audra Lambert is an independent curator and art critic, born in New Orleans, based in New York, NY. Founder of Antecedent Projects (2014), a sustainable urban curatorial consultancy investigating site-specific heritage and cultural regeneration, she has curated exhibits with CoLab-Factory, White Roof Project, Flux Art Fair (2015-16) and (most recently) with the New York City Parks Dept's Arsenal Gallery (2017). Lambert is co-founder of social justice nonprofit alt_break art fair, and she has worked with NY-based art nonprofits More Art and Friends of Material for the Arts, NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs. She has coordinated art installations and performances with artists such as Dread Scott, Autumn Ahn, and Sari Carel. She is Editor-in-Chief of ANTE. media outlet, covering contemporary fine art, design, & culture, and her writing has appeared in D/Railed Mag, Americans for the Arts, Artefuse and Quiet Lunch. She holds a BA, Art History & Asian Studies from Saint Peter's University and is currently completing her MA thesis at the City College of NY (CUNY).

Entrée/Encore is a series of artists’ talks, discussions, and performances, launched in Fall 2016, which presents our artists and curators-in-residence in dialogue with the cultural community in NY and abroad. Whether it is former residency artists who return to NARS to share how their practice has developed since and new work, or current artists presenting ongoing projects, this initiative provides artists a critical environment to experiment with or contextualize multidisciplinary practices and perspectives within the languages of art and critical socio-political concerns.

 
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Apr
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Re:Re | Bat-Ami Rivlin and Corsin Billeter

 

Entrée / Encore
Presents

Re:Re | Bat-Ami Rivlin and Corsin Billeter
April 28, 2017, 6-8 pm

Re:Re: is a collaboration between artists Bat-Ami Rivlin and Corsin Billeter. The project explores different aspects of digital space and the implication of that space’s seamless integration with day to day physical life. This one-night exhibition is an experiment of connectivity and fragmented elements of communication and presence, touching on notions of digital space mimicking physical space and vice verse.


Re:Re: is presented as the closing event for the exhibition Low Res: Spatial Politics in the Cloud.


Bat-Ami Rivlin (*1991) is an Israeli artist based in New York City. Rivlin received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts, NY in 2016. She participated in numerous group exhibitions in the New York City area, including 'Within a Circuit' at NARS Foundation, 'The Tide' at the SVA Flatiron Gallery, to name a few. Rivlin's work was featured in a Solo Show at the Arts Letters & Numbers Residency, Upstate NY.

Corsin Billeter (*1991) lives and works in Zürich, Switzerland and the digital realm. He studied at the School of Visual Arts, NY and the Zürich University of the Arts, where he got his Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts in 2016. He was part of several group exhibitions in Zürich and New York and was a finalist for the Start Point Prize 2015 at the National Gallery in Prague, CZ.


Entrée/Encore, a new series of artists’ talks, discussions, and performances at NARS Foundation, presents artists and curators in-residence in dialogue with the cultural community in NY and abroad. This public program contextualizes multidisciplinary practices and perspectives within the languages of art and critical socio-political concerns.

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Mar
31
to Apr 28

Low Res | 6th Annual Emerging Curator Exhibition

 
Low Res: Spatial Politics in the Cloud
Curated by Nicole Siegenthaler and Alvaro Luis Lima

March 31 - April 28, 2017
Opening Reception: March 31 6-8pm

Closing Event - Re:Re by Bat-Ami Rivlin and Corsin Billeter, April 28 6-8 pm

The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation is delighted to announce the opening of Low Res: Spatial Politics inthe Cloud, a group exhibition curated by Alvaro Luis Lima and Nicole Siegenthaler, winners of the 2016 NARS Emerging Curator Program Open Call. Low Res: Spatial Politics in the Cloud exhibits six artists who address the nature of space in the digital age: Dan Halter, Faith Holland, Devin Kenny, Paula Nacif, Tabita Rezaire, and Nicolas Sasson. New mass media tools - like the president’s Twitter account - have unprecedented roles in the global circulation of power. Sad! Resisting the old myth that tech erodes borders, the exhibition explores how the digital age has broadened the notion of space, even while reinforcing traditional hierarchies of race, gender, sexuality, class and nationality.

Some artists in Low Res investigate how space is shaped by the digital while others focus on how the internet creates sites of their own. In both cases, the artists instrumentalize the aesthetics of “low resolution,” playing with the language of the early internet, and with gifs, YouTube, video games and advertising. With ambivalence to the gentrified media built by Silicon Valley, they explore what is low-tech, comic, pornographic, trashy and outdated about the digital space. This aesthetics evokes many questions on the politics of space: from illegal immigration to black feminist diasporas to the distance between audience and art institutions. If you still don’t get it, don’t hold back: Google it!

Álvaro Luís Lima is a PhD candidate in Art History and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.

Nicole Siegenthaler is the Fair Producer at FNB JoburgArtFair in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has worked for various international art fairs including Independent, Art Dubai and Frieze.
 
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Mar
3
to Mar 24

Within a Circuit

 
2017 Season I Residency Exhibition
Within a Circuit
March 3 - 24, 2017
Opening Reception: March 3 6-8pm


Carrick Bell | Bat Ami Rivlin | Elise Rasmussen | Nooshin Rostami | Ololade Adeniyi | Sohyun Han | Sophie Barbasch | Svetlana Bailey

The New York Art Residency & Studios (NARS) Foundation is pleased to present Within a Circuit, an exhibition featuring selections from the work of 2017 Season I International Artist Residency participants: Ololade Adeniyi, Svetlana Bailey, Sophie Barbasch, Carrick Bell, Sohyun Han, Elise Rasmussen, Bat Ami Rivlin, and Nooshin Rostami.

Taking its title from an installation performance by Nooshin Rostami, Within a Circle showcases the diverse research interests, materials, processes and presentation modes that underlie the art practices the artists in residence have continued to explore and develop alongside each other, over the course of three to six months in South Brooklyn.

Ololade Adeniyi’s installations The Despicable and The Other disassemble notions of home, domesticity and constructed space by rendering their clean, optimistic and perfected forms into gangly and unsettling constructions made of raw and sexualized household and construction materials.

Svetlana Bailey conflates space and time through the staging of objects atop photographs, which are then re-photographed, thus reconciling their coexistence psychologically. The combination and arrangement of these ordinary objects, once stripped of their familiar designations, create new relationships and autonomous entities.

Sophie Barbasch's Training to be a Girl mines Craigslist as both a source of primary material, photographs of items for sale, and as means of posing men various questions, the answers to which reveal attitudes about romantic relationships and gender dynamics, as much as fulfill the artists and her participants’ need for connection through anonymous oversharing and intimacy.

Carrick Bell’s video work draws from seemingly disparate sources of existing material to sound notes in formal, historical, cultural and personal registers. In If You Feel It Let It Happen, Bell juxtaposes Bruce Conner’s 1976 short film Crossroads, most recently on view at MoMA and the Whitney, with Britney Spears' 2002 movie of the same title. Conner’s original soundtrack to the footage of the first underwater atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll is replaced with the pop star's vocals, who is also seen surveying the alternating shots between aerial views and straight-on shots, to dramatic aural effect.

Sohyun Han’s City of the Blind painstakingly scratches off text and images from the front page of the New York Time’s Trump Inauguration edition on January 21st and Korean newspaper The Chosun-Ilbo’ frontpage news of President Park Geun-hye apologizing for corruption scandals that have mired her administration. Isolated from all but a few select words seem to comment on these two historical moments and frame it, the main photograph is imbued with a prescient and haunting power.

Elise Rasmussen’s A Poetic Truth in a Pathetic Fallacy takes the rhinoceros and human-kinds fascination and misinterpretation of the animal as its starting point and explores its visual representation and collection, the legacy of colonialism and the urgency of extinction.

Bat Ami Rivlin’s collaboration with performer Dana Davenport in Untitled (RECONDITION) blurs the lines between object and body to explore the fleshy characteristics of both domestic objects and the human form.

Nooshin Rostami’s installation inserts the human into a mechanical system, as a momentary resistance that impedes movement and flow of energy. Staged as a performance, in the NARS gallery on Feb 24th, it is presented here both as documentation and a sculpture in its own right.
 
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Feb
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Artist Talk with Cecilia Enberg

 
(Green-Wood Cemetery), 2016

(Green-Wood Cemetery), 2016

Entrée / Encore
Presents

Artist Talk by Cecilia Enberg

Tuesday, February 21, 6-8pm


NARS is pleased to welcome back residency alumna, Cecilia Enberg, as part of its Entree/Encore public event series.

A talk about patterns, repetitions, and associations, Enberg will present her work, including her 2016 project at NARS, and her most current work at the Carlton Arms Hotel.

Cecilia Enberg is a visual artist living and working in Stockholm, Sweden. She holds a B.Sc in Multimedia and 2014/2015 she took a postgraduate course at the Royal Institute of Art with a printmaking project. SHe is an active member of r a k e t a, an interdisciplinary and collaborative project that experiments within art, design, architecture and digital media.

Interested in the junction between new technology and traditional craftsmanship, Enberg works in various media, such as printmaking, needlework, and photography. Cecilia explores the similarities between recurring everyday events and decorative patterns: “The things we do everyday create patterns in our lives. We seem to have a need to organize and structure our reality, as an attempt to make sense of it. Patterns give us meaning. To understand is to see patterns!”



Entrée/Encore is a series of artists’ talks, discussions, and performances, launched in Fall 2016, which presents our artists and curators-in-residence in dialogue with the cultural community in NY and abroad. Whether it is former residency artists who return to NARS to share how their practice has developed since and new work, or current artists presenting ongoing projects, this initiative provides artists a critical environment to experiment with or contextualize multidisciplinary practices and perspectives within the languages of art and critical socio-political concerns.

 
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Nov
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

Entree/Encore: Chinese Photography and Contemporary Art

 

Entree / Encore
Presents

Chinese Photography & Contemporary Art

Tuesday, November 29th | 6 - 8pm


Join NARS Curators in Residence He Guiyan and Gu Chenlin and invited guest, Deng Yan, for presentations and discussion of Chinese contemporary art, providing an overview its development, key artists and institutions over the past three decades.

He Guiyan | Deputy Director of Department of Art History & Director of the Contemporary School of Arts, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute

Gu Chenlin | Director of Artistic Department & Curator, Shanghai Photographers Association

Deng Yan | Lecturer, Academy of Art and Design, Tsinghua University

Presented in partnership with Academy of Literary and Art, ChinaFederation of Literary and Art Circles (ALAC), the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)

Entrée/Encore is a series of artists’ talks, discussions, and performances, launched in Fall 2016, which presents our artists and curators-in-residence in dialogue with the cultural community in NY and abroad. Whether it is former residency artists who return to NARS to share how their practice has developed since and new work, or current artists presenting ongoing projects, this initiative provides artists a critical environment to experiment with or contextualize multidisciplinary practices and perspectives within the languages of art and critical socio-political concerns.

 
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Nov
22
to Dec 22

Once There Was There Wasn't

 

once there was there wasn't

November 22 – December 22 | Opening: Nov 22nd 6 - 8pm

NARS Foundation Gallery

201 46th St, 4th Fl

Brooklyn, NY 11220


The New York Art Residency & Studios (NARS) Foundation is pleased to present "once there was there wasn't" an exhibition featuring selections from the work of 2016 Season IV International Artist Residency

Participants:
Svetlana Bailey
Mark Joshua Epstein
Alex Hamilton
Alma Itzhaky
Ming-Jer Kuo
Jennifer Anne Norman
Kate Power
Jahyun Seo
Carrie Elston Tunick

Opening reception November 22, 2016 6-8pm

 
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Nov
17
to Dec 3

Making Memories While We Wait

 

Making Memories While We Wait

Movember 17 – December 3 | Opening: Nov 17th 6 - 8pm

at Gallery d’Arte

548 W 28 St, Suite 328

New York, NY 10001


NARS Foundation is proud to present its fifth annual juried solo exhibition: Making Memories While We Wait, a show featuring the work of Khánh H . Lê. Probing his personal and familial histories in an attempt to carve out a cultural identity for himself, Vietnamese-born Lê mixes cultural signifiers with abstraction and popular culture to create new work that can be seen as either pure abstraction, identity-based art or both. Lê was selected by juror, Marshall N. Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, for his series that “provides a framework for understanding how immigrant communities are part of the larger fabric of this country, yet can remain relatively invisible to the greater public.” The exhibition, generously hosted by Gallery d’Arte, in Chelsea, will open on November 17th, 6-8pm.

Lê graduated with his BFA from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and his MFA from Syracuse University. His work has been exhibited at the Hunterdon Art Museum (Clinton, NJ), Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution (Chautauqua, NY), Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA), Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (Wilmington, DE), Arlington Arts Center (Arlington, VA), Honfleur Gallery (Washington, DC), DC Arts Center (Washington, DC), Washington Project for the Arts (Washington, DC), and Transformer (Washington, DC). The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities awarded Lê the Artist Fellowship for the Visual Arts in 2016. Lê continues to live and work in Washington, DC, where he actively explores and questions the notion of identities through the lenses of culture and memories.
 
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Oct
20
to Nov 4

Glacial Forest

 

Preview Exhibition

October 20 - November 4, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 20, 6-8pm

NARS Foundation Gallery
201 46th street 4th Floor
Sunset Park, Brooklyn


The New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation announces Glacial Forest, our 5th Annual Benefit and Silent Auction marking our ten year anniversary. Join us on November 9th as we honor Eric Shiner, Senior Vice President, Division of Fine Art, Sotheby’s and celebrate another successful year of artist residences, exhibitions, education programs, and public programming.

The benefit exhibition will showcase artwork donated by over 50 contemporary artists, including benefit guest, Allan McCollum. By purchasing a ticket to the event, you will support NARS and help us continue to present programs that serve the needs of emerging artists and curators our educational outreach programs.

Artwork Donated By:
Anavy, Keren / Arenas, José / Arick, Shay / Bai, Hua / Bari, Niamul / Beck, Caitlin Rose / Ben-Ari, Guy / Booth, J. Caetlynn / Bosquê, Liene / Brouckaert, Hedwig / Coleman Izzo, Ellen / Cunningham, Colleen / Dimanshtein, Maria / Epstein, Mark Joushua/ Bochenska, Ewelina / Goh, Tai Hwa / Grokhovsky, Katya / Hall, Ronald / Harnden, Noel / Hsu, Tang-Wei / Iizuka, Kunio / Jinno, Tadasuke / Kim, Bo / Kim, Jisook /Kim, Tae Yeun / Kuo, Ming-jer / Kwon, Jong-hyun / Lapage, Sandra / Le, Khanhn / Lee, Dong Hee / Lee, Hayoon Jay / Lund, Brian / McCollum, Allan / Meisel, Marne / Mizrachi, Alice / Na, Suyeon / Nam, Heon Woo/ Nicholas, Linda Lee / Norman, Jennifer Ann / Paper, Marcie / Park, Eung ho / Park, Un hee / Phunsombatlert, Bundith / Pileggi, Carlos / Roach, John / Russell, Suzanne / Sargent, Derek / Shimizu, Yoko / Smith, Lauren / Soterakis, Elena / Stein, Meg / Stinemetz, Brian / Touron, Nicolas / Treizman, Denise / Tunick, Carrie Elston / Varadi, Brigitta / Wang, Yefeng
 
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Oct
13
to Nov 2

Source Material

 

Source Material

October 13 – November 2 | Opening 6 - 8pm

at InCube Arts Space

314 West 52nd Street, #1
New Yourk, NY 10019


NARS Foundation is pleased to present Source Material, an exhibition that brings together the work of five NARS alumni: Sandra Erbacher, Cecilia Jansson, Euyoung Hong, Christine Rebhuhn and Alisha Wessler at inCube Arts, curated by Eriola Pira.

The artists in this exhibition condense different sources of material, functions, and associations into a singular object or image that serves as a further source of information, sensory modalities and affect. Subtly altered readymades or compositions of organic, ephemeral, or synthetic materials – often contradictory or abstract – that are part object, part sculpture occupy an indeterminate space between the real and artificial. By interrupting, reconfiguring or mashing up the function and meaning of everyday things, such as say a hockey helmet and freezer build up, in the case of Christine Rebhuhn, or a hand-dryer and on-hold music in Sandra Erbacher’s, the artists, more than posit their material and ontological status in relation to industry, design and commodification, let the materiality mediate a visceral experience of unease and suspension.

The uncanny feeling these objects embody or arouse, from recognizing the familiar as strange and suggestive, are differentiated by distinct material and conceptual approaches. Cecilia Jansson’s sculpture composed of porcelain and bread is a disturbing hybrid of refinement and the crude in an exoskeleton body. Alisha Wessler’s ghoulish masks of found objects and manipulated materials carry the psychic and physical emotive quality effigies imbued with folk-magic or morbid commemorative death masks. Euyoung Hong’s work looks at the places of others, corners, peripheries, which are frequently overlooked, abandoned and disappearing, and reproduces this sense of marginalization in the gallery space, encapsulating the anxiety that foregrounds the exhibition.
 
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Sep
27
to Oct 14

Constructed Landscape

 

Constructed Landscape
Euyoung Hong
September 27 – October 14, 2016

NARS Foundation is pleased to presents Constructed Landscapes, Season III International Residency Artist, Euyoung Hong’s solo exhibition.

The exhibition includes new works produced during her 3-month residency, including a large spatial construction, installation works and wall pieces. Constructed Landscape explores the complex relationship between urban space, capitalist production and politics, particularly concerning the ways in which things, spaces, and ideas are transformed in the process of capitalist urbanization. It also expands on the changing meaning and function of objects in relation to the system of value in the regime of capitalism. Hong’s sculptural installation works focus on experimentation with the perception of urban space – particularly concerning how things and ideas can be transformed within, react to, and become resistant to different structures and power relations – how the new can be produced in and through the complex relationship between heterogeneous elements in terms of the politics of space.

Euyoung Hong, Ph.D. is an artist and researcher. Hong graduated in sculpture from Ewha Womans University, Seoul in 1998, and was awarded an MA and MFA in sculpture by the University of Iowa, Iowa in 2002. She completed her PhD without any amendment at Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2013. She received many prestigious grants and prizes, provided by Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation, Gyeonggi, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, Second Prize, Premio Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milano and Paradise Culture Foundation, Seoul. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, with Saatchi Gallery, London, Metropolitan Arts Centre (MAC), Belfast, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeonggi, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York and many others. She is the author of “The Spatial Politics of the Sculptural: Art, Capitalism and the Urban Space (2016).” She currently teaches at Ewha Womans University, Seoul.
 
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Sep
24
12:00pm12:00pm

Fall 2016 Open Studios

 
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NARS invites you to visit the Sunset Park studios of our International Residency Season III artists, who working alongside the Studio Artists, will show their latest work and work-in-progress, granting access into the artistic process. Open studios allows visitors to personally tour the studios of established and emerging international and US artists and communicate with the artists. Artists open their doors to the public in order to expose an otherwise private workspace, whilst gaining feedback and exposure.

The closing reception for Around Corners, the NARS annual studio artists’ exhibition, will take place during Open Studios.

Saturday, September 24, 12-6pm.


rticipating International Residency Program Artists:
Alex Hamilton (Australia) | Derek Sargent (Australia) | Euyoung Hong (Korea) | Christine Rebhuhn (USA) | Jahyun Seo (Korea) Meagan Streader (Australia) | Samantha McCulloch& Io Makandal(Australia/ South Africa) | Oscar Lett (France/ UK) | Hua Bai (China) | Elizabeth Smolarz (USA)

Participating Studio Artists:
Keren Anavy, Miriam Ancis, Niamul Bari, Emily Berger, Kai-chun Chiang (RU), Will DeNatale, André Eamiello, Noël St John Harnden, Zachary Lefitz, Cristian Mejia, Bundith Phunsombatlert, Suzanne Russell, Nikki Schiro, Mauro Soggiu, Elena Soterakis, Clintel Steed, Brian Stinemetz, Sean Wang (RU), Erich Winzer, and Gus Wheeler
 
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Sep
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Guy Ben-Ari presents Democracy Soup

 

Entrée/Encore
presents:

Democracy Soup by Guy Ben-Ari
September 19, 6pm

Guy Ben Ari, (AiR '13) kicks of NARS' new public program Entrée/Encore, a series of artists’ talks, discussions, and performances which presents our artists and curators-in-residence in dialogue with the cultural community in NY and abroad. Whether it is former residency artists, like Ben Ari, who return to NARS to share how their practice has developed since and new work, or current artists presenting ongoing projects, this initiative provides artists a critical environment to experiment with or contextualize multidisciplinary practices and perspectives within the languages of art and critical socio-political concerns.

Guy Ben-Ari's talk will center around his Democracy Soup book, recently published by Meta Meta Meta LLC. This book presents 51 black and white reproductions from a series of ink drawings on vellum that the artist began in 2015. This series of works is based on imagery which originates in the visual world of politics and campaigns, through the lens of news media. Ben-Ari selects images of presidential candidates, hand gestures, televised debate backdrops, U.S. electoral maps, and official White House press material, using them as a starting point for his drawings. Vellum is a surface that inherently resists the act of mark making, repelling the ink in such a way that creates unpredictable textures and patterns. In using this technique, Ben-Ari is able to insert an element of randomness into the process of production. As the ink is applied, the figurative elements often become less legible and increasingly abstract.

Entrée/Encore is a series of artists’ talks, discussions, and performances, launched in Fall 2016, which presents our artists and curators-in-residence in dialogue with the cultural community in NY and abroad. Whether it is former residency artists who return to NARS to share how their practice has developed since and new work, or current artists presenting ongoing projects, this initiative provides artists a critical environment to experiment with or contextualize multidisciplinary practices and perspectives within the languages of art and critical socio-political concerns.

 
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Sep
18
4:30pm 4:30pm

Sunset Park BID

 

Sunset Park Business Agreement District hosts

NARS Free Family Workshop
September 18th, 12 - 5pm


NARS Free Family Workshop will relocate to Fifth Avenue to join in a community wide festival this September, with themed activities and crafts. Enjoy live entertainment all day on 2 stages - 44th and 53rd Street, along with free rides, face painting, giveaways, games and more.

Sunset Park Business Improvement District works to revitalize the 5th Avenue shopping corridor and enhance the quality of life for the Sunset Park community. To accomplish this, the BID provides supplemental services and hosts events throughout the year, bringing together the businesses and customers in fun events. Residents can discover the great things about the Sunset Park Main Street while the shop owners can thank them for their patronage.
 
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Sep
9
to Sep 24

NARS Studio Artist Exhibition

 

Around Corners

NARS Studio Artist Exhibition

September 9 – September 24, 2016
Closing Reception 12-6 pm, Sat, Sept 24


The New York Art Residency & Studios (NARS) Foundation is proud to present Around Corners, the annual NARS studio artists’ exhibition that showcases the multidisciplinary practice and work of the diverse community of artists that have made NARS their home. Taking its title from Miriam Ancis’s series of the same name, Around Corners is an invitation to Sunset Park by the artists creating here.

Closing reception and Open Studios September 24, 2016 12-6pm

Participating artists:
Keren Anavy
Miriam Ancis
Niamul Bari
Emily Berger
Will DeNatale
Andre Eamiello
Noël St John Harnden
Zachary Lefitz
Cristian Mejia
Bundith Phunsombatlert
Suzanne Russell
Nikki Schiro
Mauro Soggiu
Elena Soterakis
Clintel Steed
Brian Stinemetz
Erich Winzer
Gus Wheeler

 
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Artist Talk with Brigitta Varadi
Aug
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

Artist Talk with Brigitta Varadi

 
Keith Nolan Photography, MARKINGS at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, Ireland;  Supported by Leitrim Sculpture Centre Fellowship and Artist in Residence Programme, Arts Council of Ireland, Leitrim County Council Art Office

Keith Nolan Photography, MARKINGS at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, Ireland;  Supported by Leitrim Sculpture Centre Fellowship and Artist in Residence Programme, Arts Council of Ireland, Leitrim County Council Art Office

In Partnership with Textile Arts Center, and The Wassaic Project

Entree / Encore
Presents

Artist Talk by Brigitta Varadi

Tuesday, August 23rd at 6pm


Brigitta Varadi’s work explores how memory can inform our present day perspectives and artistic expressions. Working with different type of natural fibres like wool and linen and using textile techniques such as dyeing, felting and sculptural manipulation, Varadi searches for pattern and repetition of gesture that relate to the invisible and everyday rituals of working life and the constructed environment. The process reflects the essence of her work, an erosion of memories through repetitive action till all that remains is the action itself.

Hungarian-born Brigitta Varadi divides her time between New York and Co.Leitrim, Ireland. Her latest solo shows were held at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre (2015), Ireland, Serbian Church Gallery (2015) Hungary, Textile Arts Centre (2014) New York. Brigitta is a recipient of numerous awards, residency and fellowship programs. She has awarded grants from Arts Council of Ireland Travel and Training Award, Arts Council of Ireland Artists in Prison Scheme Award, Leitrim County Council Arts Bursary, Culture Ireland Award. Brigitta was acknowledged for her contribution to the arts of Ireland by the President, Mary Mc Alesse, 2008.

She has participated in residencies at NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY (2014), Textile Arts Centre, Brooklyn, NY (2014), ChaNorth, Chashama, New York( 2013), CAC-Woodside, Troy, New York (2012) in the USA. She is the recipient of the Leitrim Sculpture Centre Fellowship (2015), LOCIS, Europian Cultural Program between Sweden, Poland and Ireland(2014) and TRADE (2011) Fellowships, Ireland and KulttuuriKauppila, Finland (2006).

Currently she is the Education Fellow at the Wassaic Project and selected for the NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program. Brigitta's latest solo, GOLDENROD, a public intervention and pop-up tea shop was presented at the Ortega y Gasset Projects (2016.)

Entrée/Encore is a series of artists’ talks, discussions, and performances, launched in Fall 2016, which presents our artists and curators-in-residence in dialogue with the cultural community in NY and abroad. Whether it is former residency artists who return to NARS to share how their practice has developed since and new work, or current artists presenting ongoing projects, this initiative provides artists a critical environment to experiment with or contextualize multidisciplinary practices and perspectives within the languages of art and critical socio-political concerns.

 
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Jun
24
to Jul 15

The Glare

 

The Glare

RISD MFA Printmaking Exhibition

June 24 – July 15, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, June 24th, 6-8pm


NARS Foundation is proud to present The Glare, a group exhibition that brings together eight recent RISD MFA Printmaking graduates. Working in disparate media, the artists in this show each engage the print from a wide range of standpoints. The lineage of printmaking can be understood as a series of traditional methods that as they emerged, were cutting edge technologies with significant societal implications. Today, more traditional techniques have been replaced following the acceleration of new developments ranging from 3D printing to virtual reality. In turn, older methods become avenues for more nuanced material exploration. Curated by Leah Wolff, the exhibition includes work by Kate Aitchison, Hannah Bigeleisen, Zach Cramer, Nabil Gonzalez, M. Benjamin Herndon, Adam Porter, Laura Post, and Andrea Santos.


The Glare demonstrates how the material implications of the print continues to alter the role of author, producer, audience and consumer. Across these investigations, what emerges is a specific quality in the work in which the expectations of the viewer are constantly shifting. Likewise, the word “glare” exists in constant flux in relation to what it signifies. When applied to a subject, a glare takes the form of a fierce and probing stare. As an object, the meaning is transformed into a strong or dazzling light. There exists an inherent paradox within its contradictory meanings: A glare can probe for information - or alternatively - may obscure what it's meant to illuminate. Both readings contain a challenge to the conventional understanding of what it means to look at and be seen. The works in this exhibition offer ways to examine the parallel between the shifting meaning of the glare, and the material shift as it is understood within the ever-changing function of the print.
 
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Jun
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Fake It 'til You Make It

 
Jennifer Laiwint & AnA Collaborations Present

Fake It 'Til You Make It
June 21st @6:30pm


Jennifer Laiwint's six month residency at NARS culminates with a curated one-night performance, screening and dance event. "Fake it 'til You Make it" will bring together artists and friends from Laiwint's time in New York, in a pairing between AnA Collaborations and Jennifer Laiwint. The event takes the term authenticity, and the many ways we strive for it, to task. What does authentic transformation look and feel like? Can we recognize it when it happens or achieve it while performing in highly constructed environments? “Fake It ‘Til You Make It” brings together artists who employ multiple strategies and mediums to navigate ambiguous spaces between authentic expression and performance, documentary and drama.


Featured artists: AnA Collaborations, Harry Cepka, Lauren Francescone, Sascha Garrey, Nicholas Grubbs, Maya Jeffereis, James N. Kienitz Wilkins, Jennifer Laiwint

Open Studios by residency and studio artists at NARS Foundation
 
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May
13
to Jun 10

Converging Paths, Objects, and Selves

 

2016 Season II Residency Exhibition

Converging Paths, Objects, and Selves

Curator: Eriola Pira

May 13 – June 10, 2016


The New York Art Residency & Studios (NARS) Foundation is pleased to present, Converging Paths, Objects and Selves, an exhibition featuring selections from the work of 2016 Season II International Artist Residency Participants: Hua Bai, Gunilla Daga, Cecilia Enberg, Cecilia Jansson, Jenny Laiwint, Bundith Phunsombatlert, Julie Trudel and Alisha Wessler. The assembled works, a number produced at NARS, represent the divergent and distinct artistic approaches that have together formed a community, over the course of three to six months in South Brooklyn.

A confluence of material, process and subject matter characterizes the approach and of the artists in this exhibition. Hua Bai’s current work in photography and video has been preoccupied with the viral qualities of certain architectural forms that are transforming Chinese cities and obliterating local style and history from one global city to the next. If Gunilla Daga’s previous work was informed by the color qualities of her surroundings, the series of works she started in residence at NARS were determined by the atmospheric conditions in the studio, as revealed by the scale and intimate gesture. Cecilia Enberg’s drawings and photographs trace her wanderings and exploration of her immediate surroundings and community in Sunset Park. The paths taken and people met commingle with her observations to produce a personal and documentary account. Splitting her time between her studio in Sunset Park and at a ceramics workshop, Cecilia Jansson has returned to her beginnings—ceramics—pairing it with bread to generate novel forms, textures and colors. An obscure self-help book, how-to therapy sessions, and a belief in their transformative power underpins Jennifer Laiwint’s video work and her study of the self in formation. Bundith Phunsombatlert’s interest in the convergence of media, places, and ways of being and seeing, orient viewer towards imaginative directions. Experiments in abstract painting, as limited by self-imposed processes and constraints, have led Julie Trudel to striking perceptual and sculptural effects. Alisha Wessler’s objects, emanating from alchemy-like approaches to material and affect, reside in an indeterminate realm between the natural and artificial.

 
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