Copy
Weekly News from the Department of Art and Art History
View this email in your browser

DEPARTMENT EVENTS

Ian F. Thomas, To Nowhere
Thomas Hunter Project Space
930 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
Opening Reception: September 6, 6-9pm


Guadalupe Maravilla, MFASO Lecture
Hunter MFA Studios, 2nd Floor Flex Space
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY
September 11, 7-9pm


WOTY 3.2: Scales
Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue at 119th Street
New York, NY
Through September 14


What is Here is Open: Selections from the Treasures in the Trash Collection
Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue at 119th Street
New York, NY
Through September 14
 

FACULTY & STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

Julio Greenblatt featured in
Formas de Desmesura
National Museum of Fine Arts
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Through November 3


Laura Sue King featured in
Faculty and Friends
Foundation Gallery
Columbia-Greene Community College
Hudson, NY
September 10 - October 3
Opening Reception: September 10, 12:30pm - 1:30pm


Brain Wood: Drawings
Arts + Leisure Gallery
1571 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
Extended Through September 15


Performance: Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow “The Picnic: Harvest of the STEW” 
Curated by Christina Freeman as part of 
Who Takes Care of New York?
Queens Museum
September 15, 2-4pm


Valerie Jaudon featured in
Less is a Bore: Maximalist Art & Design
Institute of Contemporary Art
Boston, MA
Through September 22


ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

Free Museum Admission for Hunter Students

Work Study Positions Available in the Digital Lab

Museum Educator Sought at The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Public Art for Public Schools Graduate Student Internship

Richard Avedon Foundation Hiring Archival Research Interns

Swann Auction Galleries Seeking Prints and Drawings Intern


Ian F. Thomas, To Nowhere

Thomas Hunter Project Space
930 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

Through September 27
Opening Reception: September 6, 6-9pm

"As I stare down the Wednesday of my life, at the speed of a cheap bottle rocket, I can't help but take retrospective pause. I find myself stuck between self-imposed expectations and reality. The physical object will never be a fully realized manifestation of the idea. My work is a reflexive relationship between self-understanding and futility that the act of creation inherently implies.I made these at some point in my past while trying to live in that past's present."

 -- Ian F. Thomas
 
Thomas, Assistant Professor of Art at Allegheny College, has exhibited at The David Winton Bell Gallery, Virginia Museum of Art, Fuller Craft Museum, Bellevue Museum, Harvard University, and the Nasher Sculpture Museum. His work has been exhibited in China, Slovakia, Dubai, Tel Aviv as well as across The United States. His works have been included in over a dozen publications. Additionally, he has presented lectures/workshops at over 25 institutions including Cornell University, Queens College, and Syracuse University. 


Special thanks to Sophia Thompson and Ethan Lehmann for their valuable time and research on this project.
 

Guadalupe Maravilla, MFASO Lecture

Hunter MFA Studios, 2nd Floor Flex Space
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY

September 11, 7-9pm
 

WOTY 3.2: Scales

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue at 119th Street
New York, NY

Through September 14

Curated by Simon Benjamin

Participating Artists: Nate Bernard, Terrell Daniel, Brandon Edwards, Brian Felipe, Keonna Foreman, Kara Mills, Wayn O. Reid, Christopher Rivera, Audreamia Wardlow, Christopher Zapata.

Scales brings together the work of young people involved in youth-oriented programs focused on creating and sustaining a more just and inclusive society. The exhibition features the work of three artists from a talent development agency for young people of color called SOW (Scope of Work) and six artists from Recess Assembly - a program that offers an inroad to art as an alternative for incarcerating young people inside the justice system.

Through their artistic practice, these young artists highlight under-recognized subjects that impact their communities both directly and indirectly. Through intimate photographs, Wayn O. Reid, a first generation Jamaican-American works through questions of home, belonging and the erasure of histories through forced and voluntary migration. Audreamia Wardlow’s sugar sculptures consider the complexity and impact of mass produced consumer goods in urban communities. Christopher Zapata’s short films are an inquiry into his identity as an Afro-Latinx person. A collective of artists working together at Recess Assembly designed and screen printed a series of posters responding to the curatorial prompt – What does Justice look like to you?

It is today’s youth that hold the position of being the influencers of culture and change that ripple outward into wider communities. The definition of Justice is not a static one, and these artists are voices among the many of their generation working on tipping the scales of Justice towards a more equitable society.
 

What is Here is Open: Selections from the Treasures in the Trash Collection

Featured on Fox 5 News and Gothamist

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue at 119th Street
New York, NY

Through September 14

Participating Artists: Tomie Arai, Dominique Duroseau, Maria Hupfield, Coronado Print Collective (Pepe Coronado, Leslie Jiménez and Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez), Shellyne Rodríguez.

For over 30 years, Nelson Molina worked for the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) as a sanitation worker. His regular pick up routes were in Manhattan 11, a district bordered by 96th Street to 106th Street between First and Fifth Avenues. While he worked, he found many objects; some that needed repair and others that were fully intact.

As hundreds and hundreds of objects amassed, Molina created the Treasures in the Trash Collection inside DSNY’s garage. The result of Molina’s labor of love is a collection of objects that range from carefully posed, century-old framed family portraits to needle point; from lost cassettes to castaway Buddha statues; from colorful Pez dispensers to clocks and 8mm films. Each object has become a rescued moment, recovered by Molina’s sense for the importance of place, sustainability, and community.  

What is Here is Open: Selections from the Treasures in the Trash Collection is an exhibition that places works by seven New York City-based contemporary artists alongside a selection of Molina’s found objects. Molina, along with curator Alicia Grullón, will choose objects from the Treasures in the Trash Collection to accompany the contemporary artists’ works, creating unique, site-specific installations at the Hunter East Harlem Gallery. These ephemeral installations blur the lines between art, memory, and archive, and take on both an anthropological and artistic resolve that rests in community’s vision of itself. The resulting project emphasizes the artistic and curatorial processes of those who make, those who collect, and those who arrange, engaging the similarities among these actions.
 

Brain Wood: Drawings

Arts + Leisure Gallery
1571 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

Extended Through September 15

Current reviews: News
Press release: Press Release
Catalogue PDF: Catalogue
 


Performance: Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow
“The Picnic: Harvest of the STEW”
 


Curated by Christina Freeman as part of Who Takes Care of New York?

Queens Museum
September 15, 2-4pm
 

Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow’s participatory performance will honor stewardship groups in the five boroughs whose work centers around food justice issues. Lyn-Kee-Chow will be joined by representatives from Edible Schoolyard, La Familia Verde, Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center, and Sunnyside CSA. These four organizations serving The Bronx, Brooklyn, Harlem and Queens will be highlighted for their projects organized by and supporting New York City’s communities of color and immigrant populations. 

RSVP on Eventbrite


Who Takes Care of New York? is an exploration of the variety of civic groups that exist and thrive in New York City, and the ways that they care for and support their local environments. Displayed through maps, art, and storytelling, this exhibition aims to empower visitors with an understanding of their capacity to make lasting changes in their neighborhoods.

This exhibition is organized by the USDA Forest Service’s New York City Urban Field Station (NYC UFS) and Pratt Institute’s Spatial Analysis and Visualization Initiative (SAVI), along with Independent Curator, Christina Freeman. Featured artists whose work aligns with the themes of community-based stewardship, civic engagement, and social infrastructure, include Magali Duzant and Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, and two NYC Urban Field Station Artists-in-Residence, Matthew Jensen and Julia Oldham.

https://queensmuseum.org/2019/03/who-takes-care-of-new-york
 


Valerie Jaudon featured in
Less is a Bore: Maximalist Art & Design

Institute of Contemporary Art
Boston, MA

Through September 22

Less Is a Bore: Maximalist Art & Design brings together works in painting, sculpture, ceramic, dance, furniture design, and more that privilege decoration, pattern, and maximalism.

Borrowing its attitude from architect Robert Venturi’s witty retort to Mies van der Rohe’s modernist edict “less is more,” Less Is a Bore shows how artists, including those affiliated with the Pattern & Decoration movement of the 1970s, have sought to rattle the dominance of modernism and minimalism. Encouraged by the pluralism permeating many cultural spheres at the time, these artists accommodated new ideas, modes, and materials, challenging entrenched categories that marginalized non-Western art, fashion, interior design, and applied art.

The exhibition considers how artists have used ornamentation, pattern painting, and other decorative modes to critique, subvert, and transform accepted histories related to craft and design, feminism, queerness and gender, beauty and taste, camouflage and masquerade, and multiculturalism and globalism. More recent artworks in the exhibition chart both the legacy and transformation of these trajectories.
 
The Office of the Arts at Hunter has a list of museums offering free admission to Hunter College students (with Hunter ID):  https://ooa.artsathunter.net/free-museums/
 

Work Study Positions Available in the Digital Lab

Title: Digital Lab Monitor

Location: 205 Hudson, MFA Campus or 68th Street

Qualifications: Must be proficient with Mac computer. Experience with Adobe programs and printing a plus.
Compensation: $15.00 per hour for undergrad / $17 for graduate students, 10-20 hours a week, flexible hours

You must be eligible for WORK-STUDY (Sorry, no international students) and you need to have filled out your FAFSA.

Please check with the financial aid office if you are unsure of your
status: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/onestop/finances/financial-aid

For other questions or if you are interested, please contact: huntercmphoto@gmail.com
 

Museum Educator Sought at The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Background

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is a contemporary art museum, founded in 1971 to serve the culturally diverse populations of the Bronx and the greater New York metropolitan area. The Museum has a longstanding commitment to increasing and stimulating audience participation in the visual arts through its permanent collection, special exhibitions, public and education programs. It introduces visitors to the dynamic and challenging voices that shape the contemporary arts field of both today and tomorrow. The Museum is a member of the Cultural Institutions Group of the City of New York.

The Bronx Museum’s Education Department focuses on arts programs which empower students to express themselves, develop deep and career-enhancing skills, and see themselves as agents of change in their immediate communities and the world. We envision and work toward the museum as a more equitable space where marginalized voices, particularly those of youth, can be heard.

 Description

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is looking for an experienced arts educator to co-lead a new curriculum-based program at a local public high school in the South Bronx. This 8 week program will focus on public art and the role of the museum in the community, with a particular focus on the history of Graffiti (relating to our upcoming exhibition, Henry Chalfant: Art vs. Transit). Sessions will take place at the high school and at the museum on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings from early October through December.

This is a contracted position for the Fall 2019 semester.

Responsibilities

• Collaborate with another educator and with Education staff on an 8-week curriculum for 12th grade art students with a culminating art project and an emphasis on demystifying the museum space.
• Co-lead 8 sessions (5 1-hour sessions at school, 3 2-hour sessions at museum)
• Attend paid meetings and exhibit walk-throughs
• Assist in documentation and program evaluation
 
Qualifications

• Experience working as an educator for youth; experience as museum educator preferred
• BA, BFA, or equivalent experience
• Deep knowledge of contemporary art and museums
• Self-identification as an artist, with a personal creative practice, preferred
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills
• Ability to multitask and problem solve
• Basic MS Office and Google Suite skills
• Spanish speaker strongly preferred
• Familiarity with the history and culture of the Bronx preferred
• Commitment to the values and mission of the Bronx Museum

Pay Rate
$150/session plus $20/hr for planning and meeting attendance

To Apply
Please email a cover letter and resume to nklugman@bronxmuseum.org.
 

Public Art for Public Schools Graduate Student Internship

Public Art for Public Schools, a unit of the NYC School Construction Authority, oversees the Department of Education’s collection of permanent artwork in the city’s schools. The intern will be involved in all aspects of Public Art for Public Schools programs. The intern will assist with collection research, database maintenance, artist research, general administrative tasks, office support, and inspection of artworks at schools. The ideal candidate should be highly organized, a self-starter, and have excellent research skills. The position is ideal for candidates interested in art history, public art, and/or conservation.

Send resume and cover letter to SCAINTERNSHIPS@nycsca.org
 
SUBMISSIONS:

To submit content for the newsletter, please send all announcements
formatted as JPEGS to this address:

hunterartdeptnewsletter@gmail.com

DEADLINE
Monday at 11AM

CONTENT
Submissions can include
*Department Sponsored Events
*Hunter Faculty & Staff Events or Announcements
*Internal or External Opportunities

DETAILS
*Please limit JPEG size to 800 pixels on the longest side
*Limit the text of your announcement to 100 words
(including words within the jpeg image).
*An external link to a press release can be included if necessary.
 

Copyright © 2018 Hunter College, All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:  hunterartdept@gmail.com



unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

 






This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Hunter Art Department Events · 695 Park Avenue · New York, NY 10065 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp