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DEPARTMENT EVENTS

Sydney Shen, MFASO Lecture
Hunter MFA Studios, Second Floor Flex Space
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY
February 5, 7pm


Gil Arnaud Ngolé, Parametric Melody of the River
Gallery Cubed presents NEA: Network of Extraordinary Artists
**Rescheduled Due to Strict US Immigration Policies**
Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue and 119th Street 
New York, NY
February 6 - February 18
Opening Reception: February 6, 6:30-8:30pm


O1 Magazine Launch Party
part of The Extraordinary
Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue and 119th Street 
New York, NY
February 6, 6:30-8:30pm


Tom Lane, In Response to History
Thomas Hunter Project Space
930 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
Through February 28
Opening Reception: February 7, 6:30-9pm


Amanda Valdez, MFASO Lecture
Hunter MFA Studios, Second Floor Flex Space
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY
February 13, 7pm


FACULTY & STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

Christina Freeman in REGRESS
ABC No Rio (in exile) in conjunction with Bullet Space
292 E 3rd Street
New York, NY
February 6 - February 23
Opening Reception: Thursday February 6, 7-9pm


Peter Dudek in Unrelated
Park Place Gallery
661 Park Place, #3
Brooklyn, NY
February 7 - February 16
Opening Reception: February 7, 7-10pm
Closing Reception: February 16, 5-7pm


Lynda Klich presenting
Uneasy Bedfellows: The Colonial in the Modern Mural
part of Assembling a Mexican Past
College Art Association Annual Conference
Hilton Chicago, Lower Level, Salon C-1
February 13, 2-3:30pm


Christina Freeman presenting at New Media Caucus Annual Showcase at CAA
Bar Louie - Printers Row
47 West Polk Street
Chicago, IL
February 13, 8pm


Susan Crile in Theatre of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991-2011
MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, Queens
Through March 1


Peter Hoffmeister, Ground Revision
Dyckman Farmhouse
4881 Broadway at 204th Street
New York, NY
Through March 31


Valerie Jaudon featured in
With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972-1985
MOCA Grand Avenue
250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
Through May 11


ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

Open Call: New Media Residency at The Museum of the Moving Image, Deadline: February 15

ArtPort Residency at La Guardia Airport, Deadline: March 1

Experiential Music Hackathon: Call for Proposals

Metropolitan Museum Group Visits

Attention researchers! Trophy is free, open-source software that allows you to
organize and describe photographs of research material.  


Work Study Positions Available in the Digital Lab


Sydney Shen, MFASO Lecture

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

February 5, 7pm

Sydney Shen's (b. 1989, New Jersey) sculptures and installations walk the fine line between wonder and horror, and use motifs of the macabre and abject, especially those which test the limits of the body, to point toward bigger philosophical questions about what lies beyond human knowledge. Her recent solo exhibitions include Onion Master, New Museum, New York, 2019; as well as Every Good Boy Does Fine, Sophie Tappeiner, Vienna, 2019. Recent group exhibitions include Invisible-Exports (New York), Deitch Projects (New York), American Medium (New York). Upcoming exhibitions include Queens Museum (New York) and Gallery Vacancy (Shanghai).

Sydney is currently an artist-in-residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace program. She received the Jerome Foundation’s Emerging Artist Fellowship, Queens Museum, Queens, NY, 2019 and the Queens Art Fund New Works Grant, Queens Council on the Arts, Queens, NY, 2018. She graduated from The Cooper Union in 2011.

Sydney's studio-adjacent projects include co-hosting the podcast 69 Favor Taste, which explores and reframes the consumption of Asian identities; co-authoring Perfume Area, a book of prose-poetry; and making fine jewelry under the pseudonym Gesualda.
 

Gil Arnaud Ngolé, Parametric Melody of the River

Gallery Cubed presents NEA: Network of Extraordinary Artists

**Rescheduled Due to Strict US Immigration Policies**

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

February 6 - February 18
Opening Reception: February 6, 6:30-8:30pm

Gil Arnaud Ngolé’s practice uses indigenous fabrication techniques to speak to forced displacement. Utilizing a variety of media including acrylic, holographic paper, reeds, and other discarded materials, Ngolé creates sculptural drawings and wearable works. Ngolé’s interest in photographic processes, documentation, and staging is seen in his works, which place sculpture into the landscape with the purpose of being photographed. His drawing practice pulls in protein structures and indigenous architecture to create hybridized, sculptural works.

Ngolé was born in Brazzaville, The Republic of the Congo, during the postcolonial era. This social and political environment has remained an important source of inspiration. Ngolé received a BFA from the Rueil-Malmaison’s College of Art (Paris), and an MFA from the Memphis College of Art (Memphis, TN). His works has been exhibited at Crosstown Arts (Memphis, TN), the Memorial Art Gallery (Memphis, TN), the Tops Gallery (Memphis, TN), The Zhou B Art Center (Chicago), ArtFields 2016 Biennale (Lake City, SC), the Sumter Art Gallery (Sumter, SC), and the Santa Fe Art Institute (Santa Fe, NM). He has been a sponsored resident at the Santa Fe Art Institute and a SFAI Visiting Artist with the University of New Mexico Lands Arts Of The American West in 2017.
 

O1 Magazine Launch Party

part of The Extraordinary

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

February 6, 6:30-8:30pm

Editor and creator of O1 Magazine, Jenny Hung will launch the third version of her serial publication dedicated to the foreign and the familiar. The magazine features works by foreign-born artists living in the US, many of whom have struggled with the complexities and stresses of the O-1 application.
 

Tom Lane, In Response to History

Thomas Hunter Project Space
930 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

Through February 28
Opening Reception: February 7, 6:30-9pm

The role of Art has always been to respond to Art History or World History. Tom Lane’s porcelain vessels and sculpture examine many tragic and important issues of our day. The artistic voice is at times somber and other times humorous.
 
“I see my work in two groups: SERVICE and PLAY. Service includes the tribute vessels, about lives lost; these are works that felt like they needed to be done. Play includes The Pretenders (above), pieces that construct a fictional narrative that looks at the authority and responsibility of national leaders. Humor, like sorrow, puts the viewer in an emotional space that may open them to new ways of thinking.”   
 
“The tribute vessels may be the most important work I do. I believe the United States and specifically, New York City, has been suffering from PTSD since 9/11. I believe art has a transcendental value that has the power to heal.  The vessel is an understood form to hold this important content. The intellect does not get in the way; the message goes straight to the heart.”
 
Images of Tom Lane’s 9/11 Urn and Iraq Memorial Vase can be seen on Instagram: tom_lane_ceramics

Visitors will need to get a "guest pass" from the main entrance at Hunter College on the corner of 68th St. and Lexington Ave. You may then use any entrance to reach the Thomas Hunter Project Space, located in the basement of the Thomas Hunter Building (930 Lexington Ave.)
 

Amanda Valdez, MFASO Lecture

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

February 13, 7pm

Amanda Valdez uses fabric, embroidery, paint, and a sewing machine to make her paintings. Oscillating between abstraction and representation her shapes poke at everything human. She examines how painting can represent the physical experiences and stories of the body, using different modes of making to give a larger sense of time on a historic scale.

Amanda is based in New York City. She received her MFA from Hunter College in New York City and BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been the recipient of Artist-in-Residency awards from Yaddo, MacDowell Colony, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and the Joan Mitchell Center to name a few. She was awarded the 2011 College Art Association MFA Professional-Development Fellowship. Recent solo exhibitions include First Might, Denny Gallery New York, Rotherwas Project 1: Amanda Valdez. Ladies’ Night, Mead Art Museum, Amherst University, The Mysteries, Koki Fine Arts, Tokyo, and Hot Bed, DotFiftyOne, Miami. She is included in the collections of The Davis Museum at Wellesley College and The Mead Art Museum at Amherst University, along with private collections.
 

Christina Freeman in REGRESS

ABC No Rio (in exile) in conjunction with Bullet Space
292 E 3rd Street
New York, NY

February 6 - February 23
Opening Reception: Thursday February 6, 7-9pm

Artists:
Yasmeen Abdallah, Rebecca Bird, Kelsey Brewer, Courtney Childress, Jenn Dierdorf, Christina Freeman, Robert Goldkind, Kamryn Harmeling, Ianthe Jackson, Will Kaplan, Sarah Schrift, Ashley Yang-Thompson, Mark Power
 

Peter Dudek in Unrelated

Park Place Gallery
661 Park Place, #3
Brooklyn, NY

February 7 - February 16
Opening Reception: February 7, 7-10pm
Closing Reception: February 16, 5-7pm

With works by Jimbo Blachly, Peter Dudek, Emily Feinstein and Monika Sosnowski.
 
Curated by Peter Dudek.
 
This exhibition is part of a series of curatorial projects formed under the umbrella term “unrelated”. Shared content, formal relationships or conceptual connectivity of any sort were not contributing factors in bringing together art works by these
artists. Differences mattered.
 

Lynda Klich presenting
Uneasy Bedfellows: The Colonial in the Modern Mural


part of Assembling a Mexican Past

College Art Association Annual Conference
Hilton Chicago, Lower Level, Salon C-1

February 13, 2-3:30pm

 

Christina Freeman presenting at New Media Caucus Annual Showcase at CAA

Bar Louie - Printers Row
47 West Polk Street
Chicago, IL

February 13, 8pm

The New Media Caucus showcase is a curated series of rapid-fire presentations about new media art by 10 NMC members. It has proven to be an excellent forum to get to know the work of a fellow members in a lively atmosphere and is the signature offsite event of the New Media Caucus.
 

Peter Hoffmeister, Ground Revision

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

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.
 

Valerie Jaudon featured in
With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972-1985


MOCA Grand Avenue
250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

Through May 11

With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972–1985 is the first full-scale scholarly survey of this groundbreaking American art movement, encompassing works in painting, sculpture, collage, ceramics, installation art, and performance documentation. Covering the years 1972 to 1985 and featuring approximately fifty artists from across the United States, the exhibition examines the Pattern and Decoration movement’s defiant embrace of forms traditionally coded as feminine, domestic, ornamental, or craft-based and thought to be categorically inferior to fine art.
 

Open Call: New Media Residency at The Museum of the Moving Image, Deadline: February 15

Museum of the Moving Image invites proposals for a site-specific commission of a new media artwork to be completed during a three week residency at the Museum, from emerging artists who are first or second generation immigrants, currently residing in the United States. In Spring 2020, the Museum will choose one proposal to be completed during the residency, with help from a panel of experts. The Museum will hold a public information session about this open call on January 31, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., in the Digital Learning Suite (RSVP required as space is limited). The deadline to submit an application is February 15, at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, and the winning proposal will be announced on March 15. For more information, please view the application here. Free to apply.

This project is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Image and design courtesy of artist Ahmed El Shaer, who participated in a new media residency at the Museum in 2019.

The final selection of the 2020 New Media Artist in Residence at the Museum of the Moving Image will be made by a panel of esteemed judges, including:
Laura Marks, Joseph De Lappe, Ahmed El Shaer, Eddo Stern, Pancho López, Prerana Reddy, Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga
 

ArtPort Residency at La Guardia Airport, Deadline: March 1

The Queens Council on the Arts is pleased to announce the launch of the 2020 ArtPort Residency, in collaboration with the Port Authority New York and New Jersey, LaGuardia Airport.  The Residency offers a unique opportunity to a Queens artist to interact with the thousands of visitors that come through the region daily within the airport, and bring an engaging cultural experience to the space.

More information here
 
Metropolitan Museum Group Visits

The Metropolitan Museum welcomes all university groups and invites instructors to request either a guided visit led by trained Museum educators and volunteers or a self-guided visit, which allows you to lead your own group through the Museum.

More information here
 

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
 
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