We are pleased to announce Doctor’s Hours On Call, a new program that will expand our popular Doctor’s Hours program to provide practical and professional advice through one-on-one remote consultations with arts consultants via Skype. The program kicks off this month and April with Curator and Artist Michelle Levy (above). Visual or multidisciplinary artists and curators are encouraged to book 30-minute, one-on-one appointments with Levy today.
The Artist's Survival Guide to Tax Season|We're sharing a few essentials for navigating the tax process for creative entrepreneurs, including freelancers and small business owners, with significant inspiration from Elaine Grogan Luttrull, CPA/PFS and Founder, Minerva Financial Arts.
Tomorrowland Projects Foundation Award| Newly-created $7,000 grant awarded to Los Angeles-based artists Aroussiak Gabrielian and Alison B. Hirsch for their Memorial to Black Lives project, which examines the future of memorialization and addresses the process of loss still in-progress.
Alabama Tornadoes Resources Round-Up|Artists, were you adversely impacted by the tornadoes that touched down in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina? We're here to help you find your safety net.
APPLY 03/31 | NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship Fundraising is critical to making your work, and we offer Fiscal Sponsorship to help you open new doors to funding and expand your reach.
ATTEND 03/21 in Brooklyn | Fair Use for Documentary Filmmakers Fair use is a provision of the Copyright Act that allows certain use of copyrighted works, such as making and distributing copies of protected material, without permission. Documentarian David Van Taylor will present on the topic and help you determine if it's right for your work.
04/11 in Manhattan | 2019 NYFA Hall of Fame Benefit The event recognizes NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows in visual, literary, and performing arts who have had a profound impact on the arts through their creative work, and patrons of the arts who have championed the value of the arts in the world around us. The ticketed event includes cocktails; dinner; and a live/silent auction of art, experiences, and more.
The Christie's Education Reginald Browne Joint Scholarship
Christie’s Education is offering a joint tuition and living expenses master’s scholarship. This will be awarded to candidates who are in financial need and are committed to inclusivity in the art world. Apply now.
Westbeth Artist Housing Re-Opens Wait List Westbeth Artist Housing, a 384-unit affordable housing complex located at 463 West Street (New York, NY 10014), is going to re-open its wait list and accept applications. An iconic live-work space apartment complex for artists of all disciplines, the building offers units for 1-6 person households. The primary applicant must be a working artist. To get an application, either download or request by mail by April 15, 2019; the deadline to submit an application is May 31, 2019.
Crain's Art & Culture Breakfast Join Crain’s and cultural and industry leaders on Wednesday, April 3 as they share their successes and challenges to continue to increase museum traffic and drive tourism numbers for New York City. The event will kick off with Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, discussing how to engage New Yorkers across all five boroughs and the importance of securing the future of culture in New York City.
From March 26th to May 3rd Repetto Gallery in London will exhibit more than 20 artworks by Nedda Guidi, Elisabetta Gut, Maria Lai and Franca Sonnino. The thread – traditionally linked to the female world – becomes in this exhibition the trait d'union between these artists, that all worked in Rome between the 70s and the 80s.
Opening March 25th from 6pm
Repetto Gallery - Modern and contemporary fine art
23 Bruton street, 2nd floor, W1J 6QF London, United Kingdom
Maxon's work visits the supply chain of our societal consumption. I think this is a positive contribution to the ecological conversation. Great Eco-art statement!!! Nice to see activism in art.... Jamie Forbes, Fine Art Magazine
On View Exclusively Via Artsy Beginning March 20th
CAREY MAXON: EYESIGHT On view via Artsy beginning March 20, 2019
Jenn Singer Gallery presents Carey Maxon: EYESIGHT, a solo exhibition of paintings & drawings by Carey Maxon, whose work is held in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) & Whitney Museum of American Art.
The Rwandan genocide, Syrian war, shooting of Amadou Diallo, sex trade, blood diamonds and the high cost of death and questions of worth of a human life are all part of the darkness held up as a mirror in Carey Maxon’s newest work.
The almost primordial imagery reflecting back to us through the paintings includes rough depictions, scribbled misspelled text, faltering lines, distorted yet almost offputtingly whimsical figures and exaggerated shape and color. These reflections are evidence of one woman's experience of a world that is loose around the edges and deeply troubled.
As Maxon explains, “the drawings naming human genocides in a broken, jumbled scrawl replete with spelling errors and word fragments are unselfconscious expressions of my own frustration in the redundant, harrowing recognition of the many corrupt layers in mass devastation. Failure to comprehend goes along with grief.”
What makes the work feel especially raw is Maxon’s crude use of pig’s blood in the palette. In addition to being an artist, life has taken Carey Maxon from her studio in Brooklyn, NY to Tuscany, Italy where she now works on an olive oil farm. Annual rituals in Tuscany include the winter pig slaughter and feast, where no part of the animal goes to waste. A deeper connection to the earth and the rawness of life through such a different lens is slowly altering the artist’s medium. Captivated by the color alone, she incorporated some of the remaining blood into her latest works. While the use of animals' blood may make some uneasy, or downright angry, it is the most honest medium one could ask for given the darkness of the subject matter.
Throughout the exhibition, Carey Maxon’s typical dot work is strewn about in some works, but then suddenly comes together in soothing order and repetition in others. The artist’s visual impressions remain high contrast, glaring and unstable and may relate to a unique visual phenomenon she has experienced since a young age. Visual snow, convergence insufficiency and optic migraines are part of her working norm. It’s not only the way she sees, but a new way of seeing, living and processing.
As Maxon states, “a reduced palette and the repeated dot on line pattern connote the most basic rhythms of life; the heartbeat and the passing of time - sensations readily available even to the blind - and a humble order from which we all descend”.
1717, an experimental collective at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
MEET THE FOUNDERS
ICA LA celebrated the launch of 1717 with a Founders Gathering, attended by individuals who joined the collective before January 1, 2019. Get to know the Founders by checking out the yearbookHERE.
1717 is a new philanthropic concept for ICA LA and its exploration of contemporary art and ideas.
1717 provides year-round programming built on the intention to Connect, Learn, and Care. Through Studio Nights, volunteer outings, and city-wide excursions, the collective will undertake a comprehensive approach to navigating contemporary culture.
Join today to receive your invitation to attend the Spring exhibition private preview for members of 1717 on Sunday, March 17, prior to Open House.