Bottom of the berg
This series is provided within construction of higher education giving one entail with the circumstances that are provided within construction of building the western canon these notions come from circumstances that are related towards being in New York(the center of the art world in the United States and sharing stronger forms of philosophy and notions of architecture social space relative to critical theory and avant-garde notions of question and answer
New Collectors is pleased to present Cocoon, a group show by 13 MFA
students from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. The installation
class, taught by the artist, James Clark, will be presenting a diverse range of
mediums installed in unconventional ways throughout the gallery. The
exhibition will open with a reception on Thursday, October 28th, from 6pm to
8pm, and will be on view at 191 Henry Street through Wednesday, November
"Cocoon emerged as the title for the show as it encapsulated the meanings,
feelings and observations expressed by the class during several discussions.
After an unprecedented global human experience, we find ourselves moving
more cautiously as we get our liberties back. We are encountering each other
in shared spaces once again, but also keep relying on distanca for comfort.
We cocoon in this gallery, we cocoon in our studios and cocoon outside.
Rather than a close-knit group show, each artwork cocoons free from each
other thinking of protection, regeneration, preparation and metamorphosis.
Artworks in the gallery move through the space exploring remaining feelings
of isolation, escape and claustrophobia.
Participating artists include Alamo Artworks, M Sawyer Ballance, Ellen
Carpenter, Helia Chitsazan, Sangho Han, Hwichan Ko (GEKSA), James Jaxxa,
Kostas Lales, Weina Li, Maomi Melody Marissa, Dani Melen, Paulina
Mendoza Valdez, and Se young YIM
About the School of Visual Arts: The School of Visual Arts MFA Fine Art
program reflects the diversity of New York's many art worlds. Together, the
faculty and students form a community of established and emerging artists
from many backgrounds who work across disciplines and modes of practice.
It's main goals are to provide a stimulating and supportive environment in
which students can thrive and develop as artists, to foster rigorous critical
engagement with contemporary art and other cultural forms, and to produce
an ongoing conversation, through work as much as through words, about
what we make, how we make it, and why.
Artists words below
Throughout my time in the educational system I have understood the relationship between how teachers give opportunities for students to show their responsibility within assignments when overlooking my schedule I provided myself an opportunity by going to a class not registered in in retrospect of the teacher giving the responsibility to the students to decide how the artwork will be determined Lee understood and shown through the space and installation class at a graduate program would be the most profound opportunity for me to showcase my ability to work within the dynamic of the gap well showing up to class every week towards the end of this semester we decided to have a group show putting together a name as well as finding a space that would provide us opportunity to showcase the work I knew this was a grand opportunity from the time of one to intersect themselves into a folklore understanding of the educational system at hand while making the connection to the gallery in person and providing my presence to class we were handed the opportunity to create the space from the are gallery owner. Wasn't till a week before the show that SAM started to realize that I wasn't on the roster on their emails
This brought question within the community from the understanding of the privilege that we were granted in this space well already making the decision with the curator and going forward we realized that the flyer is attendance and the notion of this show has already been decided well going forward I thought what about another opportunity to showcase another concept of showmanship in New York providing respect to the gap I went forward with providing alcoholic beverages I'll chatting outside of the Gallery during the opening bringing attention to a Space that would be provided after the seal would be broken a conversation of where it starts and ends with also if you a integral understanding of one's ability to see art at hand under the influence while the concept is being provided within me not seeing the art and it's on the right and it's most profound opportunity for the eyes to be seen through my relationship towards provoking interest on emotion from how I see you about how it is I give this documentation through others eyes in that profoundly showcasing a division between IRL and the digital giving one's ability to experience the work from outside with beer and talk further about the surrounding environment being congested or providing a conversation to a more secluded space with reason of the work being shown
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