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DEPARTMENT EVENTS


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


Family Portrait
205 Project Space
205 Hudson Street, Second Floor
New York, NY
September 12 - October 9
Opening Reception: September 12, 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


Ian F. Thomas, To Nowhere
Thomas Hunter Project Space
930 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
Through September 27

 

FACULTY & STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS


Peter Hoffmeister, Ground Revision
Dyckman Farmhouse
4881 Broadway at 204th Street
New York, NY
Opening Reception: September 12, 6-9pm
Through March 31, 2020


Peter Dudek featured in
Comic Relief
BravinLee Programs
526 West 26th Street, Suite 211 
New York, NY
Opening Reception: September 12, 6-8pm
Through October 19


Christina Freeman, Independent Curator
Who Takes Care of New York?
Queens Museum
Opening Reception: September 12, 6-8pm
Through September 29


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


Peter Dudek and Susan Meyer, Collage City
Teaching Gallery
Hudson Valley Community College
Troy, NY
September 19 - October 26
Opening Reception: September 19, 4-6pm


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


Juán Sanchez featured in
50 Years of La Coleccíon
El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street
New York, NY
September 26, 6 - 8:30pm


Laura Sue King featured in
Faculty and Friends
Foundation Gallery
Columbia-Greene Community College
Hudson, NY
Through October 3


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


ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

Free Museum Admission for Hunter Students

Work Study Positions Available in the Digital Lab

Internship Opportunity - Arshile Gorky Foundation

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


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.
 

Ian F. Thomas, To Nowhere

Thomas Hunter Project Space
930 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

Through September 27

"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.
 

Peter Hoffmeister, Ground Revision

Dyckman Farmhouse
4881 Broadway at 204th Street
New York, NY

Opening Reception: September 12, 6-9pm
Through March 31, 2020

Ground Revision is an exhibition of site-specific works installed in the period rooms of the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum located in the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan. Not far from the house is the site of a former burial ground where enslaved peoples were laid to rest (some from the Dyckman estate). Destroyed in the early 20th century as the area was developed, the graves were dug up with little care or concern, and the remains were ultimately lost. It is still unmarked to this day; a public school and its parking lot now stand at the site.
 
I was invited by the museum’s staff to join the ongoing conversation about this situation, and to address a deep history of white supremacy at the house through these works. The community is fighting to have the site remembered, and I hope these works will amplify the conversation, while offering a contemplative moment for visitors to the house.
 
Ground Revision is made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC. UMEZ enhances the economic vitality of all communities in Upper Manhattan through job creation, corporate alliances, strategic investments, and small business assistance. LMCC empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Manhattan and beyond.
 

Peter Dudek featured in
Comic Relief


BravinLee Programs
526 West 26th Street, Suite 211 
New York, NY

Opening Reception: September 12, 6-8pm
Through October 19


Kumasi J. Barnett, Ronnie Cutrone, Henry Darger, Mort Drucker, Peter Dudek, Jesse Duquette, David Humphrey, Ai Kijima, Leslie Lasiter, MR., Rebecca Morgan, Mark Mulroney, Joyce Pensato, Archie Rand, Josh Reames, Peter Saul, Michael Scoggins, Art Spiegelman, Alfred Steiner, Martin Wilner

Co-curated with Charlotte Bravin Lee

Before being exposed to museums, galleries and “so-called” fine art, the cartoon was the primary art form influence and experience just beyond the cradle…We set out to create a small show of artists inspired by comics and cartoons and quickly realized how pervasive this influence is. For most every child, Saturday morning meant being parked in front of the TV and hours of Hanna-Barbera, bugs and daffy, road runner, Superman… the list is endless.  Every artist grew up glued to the TV and/or to the Sunday funnies and comic books. This is many artist’s first exposure to art and drawings. The influence of the onomatopoeia of the POW and BLAM, the look of the intersecting speech bubbles, the graphic design of a strip, the heroes of DC and Marvel, the satire of MAD, animation, anime, and the exaggerated eyes of manga characters all can be seen in the work in this show. Several of the artists re-write their own narratives through this classic medium others are more interested in the graphics and structure of the strip.
 

Christina Freeman, Independent Curator

Opening Reception 
September 12, 6-8pm

We welcome you to join us on Thursday, September 12 for the opening night reception of Who Takes Care of New York? at the Queens Museum to celebrate the scientists, artists, stewardship groups, and community partners which have made this exhibit possible. Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP here!


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.

 


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
 


Peter Dudek and Susan Meyer, Collage City

Teaching Gallery
Hudson Valley Community College
Troy, NY

September 19 - October 26
Opening Reception: September 19, 4-6pm

Artists Peter Dudek and Susan Meyer investigate the dream of modernist and utopian societies and design through sculpture, collage and installation.

Sculptor Dudek serves on the faculty at the School of Visual Arts and Hunter College, where he earned BFA and Master of Arts degrees, respectively. His career – both exhibiting and teaching – spans 40 years and many cities across the United States.

A graduate of Skidmore College, Meyer earned a MFA degree from the Boston Museum School and is an associate professor in the Center for Art and Design at The College of Saint Rose. Since 1995, her sculptural environments and installations have been widely exhibited from Long Beach, CA to Washington, DC.
 

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
 

Internship Opportunity - Arshile Gorky Foundation

The Arshile Gorky Catalogue Raisonné project seeks an individual with a keen interest in twentieth-century American art and who wishes to gain experience in catalogue raisonné scholarship to assist us in the final phase of research as the project nears its publication date. This is an unpaid position. It is ideally suited for a college or graduate level art history student focused on postwar art who would like to expand their knowledge of the art, artists, galleries, dealers, and the workings of the artworld in New York and Europe during that time period. As we move toward completing our research, we have a set number of remaining queries that call for a motivated, inspired, and tenacious researcher who enjoys the challenge of tracking down details and locating critical documents as they pertain to specific art objects. This assignment provides the ideal candidate with an opportunity to better familiarize themselves with New York City’s research libraries and resources, to refine their research skills, work among a team of art historians committed to realizing this scholarly publication, gain professional experience, and obtain an inside view of a catalogue raisonné’s compilation. It is also an opportunity to advance one’s knowledge of one of the most significant American artists of the twentieth century.
 
Although this is not a paid position, we do offer the benefits of an internship and are happy to work with the student should they be able to put this work experience toward class credit requirements. We will also provide the researcher with their own 30-day Unlimited Ride MetroCard for each month on the project. Hours are flexible, but the position requires a sixteen-hour-a-week commitment beginning in September and through December.
 
The Arshile Gorky Catalogue Raisonné of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture is being prepared under the auspices of The Arshile Gorky Foundation, which is a non-profit corporation.The Foundation was established in June 2005 to further the public’s appreciation and understanding of the life and artistic achievements of Arshile Gorky.The Arshile Gorky Catalogue Raisonné will be an online, subscription-free publication available to the public and accessible in any location. 
Qualifications
 
Academic background in twentieth-century art; strong research skills and excellent attention to detail; motivated; special interest in pursuing catalogue raisonné research and production. 
 
To apply, please send a brief cover letter and resume to julia@arshilegorkyfoundation.org. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
 

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
 
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