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Contents for January 13, 2014

1. Brendan Fernandes, FF Fund recipient 2012-13, at SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY, Feb. 8

Brendan Fernandes,
"Closing Line"
In Practice: Chance Motives, Saturday, February 8, 11am-6pm
SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY

Inspired by the former closing procedure at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where security guards used their bodies, rather than touch or speech, to signal to museum visitors to exit the galleries. The performance "Closing Line" will use this tactic to similarly usher visitors out of the SculptureCenter at a gallery event. The work will be the last performance piece in a daylong performance exhibition.

This performance will be shown at SculptureCenter in Chance Motives, a program of time-based work presented through In Practice, SculptureCenter's commissioning program for emerging artists.

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2. Mary Beth Edelson, Barbara T. Smith, Hannah Wilke, FF Alumns, at White Columns, Manhattan, opening Jan. 15

WHITE COLUMNS
'LOOKING BACK: THE 8TH WHITE COLUMNS ANNUAL'
SELECTED BY PATI HERTLING
OPENING RECEPTION / WEDNESDAY JANUARY 15 / 6-8PM
ARTISTS:

EI ARAKAWA
MALIN ARNELL
GREGG BORDOWITZ
ELLEN CANTOR
MV CARBON
MARIA CHAVEZ
TONY CONRAD
MOYRA DAVEY
LUCY DODD
MARY BETH EDELSON
SCOTT EWALT
LORETTA FAHRENHOLZ
LESLEY FLANIGAN
BRENDAN FOWLER
K8 HARDY
LONNIE HOLLEY
JULIANA HUXTABLE
MARIE KARLBERG
DAWN KASPER
ANDREI KOSCHMIEDER
KONRAD LUEG
ALICIA MCCARTHY
MARISA MERZ
ULRIKE MÜLLER
NEW HUMANS
NNCK
SENGA NENGUDI
RAHA RAISSNIA
JAMES RICHARDS
CARISSA RODRIGUEZ
ZILIA SÁNCHEZ
COLIN SELF
ALINA SZAPOCZNIKOW
JASON SIMON
BARBARA T. SMITH
EMILY SUNDBLAD
SERGEI TCHEREPNIN
STEFAN TCHEREPNIN
DANH VO
HANNAH WILKE
AMY YAO
LIONEL ZIPRIN
(LIST IN FORMATION)

PERFORMANCES + SCREENINGS + EVENTS / SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED

JANUARY 16 - FEBRUARY 22, 2014

TUE - SAT / NOON - 6PM

WHITE COLUMNS
320 W 13TH STREET (ENTRY ON HORATIO STREET)
NEW YORK
NY 10014
WWW.WHITECOLUMNS.ORG

WHITE COLUMNS / 1970 - 2014 / 44+ YEARS OF SUPPORT FOR ARTISTS

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3. Galinsky, FF Alumn, at Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, Jan. 16

Galinsky, FF Alumn, at This Red Door at Kunsthalle Galapagos, DUMBO Brooklyn, Jan 16th 7-9pm

Galinsky will be performing from his new book Coffee Crazy with guest artists from Coffee The Musical and opens the mic to other coffee lovers to share their coffee "Aha!" Moments.

http://www.coffeecrazythebook.com and invites all to come

Coffee Crazy Book Party
January 16th 7-9pm
This Red Door
16 Main Street, Brooklyn,
New York 11201

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4. Theodora Skipitares, FF Alumn, at Anthology Film Archives, Manhattan, Jan. 17

In conjunction with Rituals of Rented Island: Object Theater, Loft Performance, and the New Psychodrama-Manhattan, 1970-1980, join us at Anthology Film Archives for a film series co-curated by J. Hoberman, Andrew Lampert, and Whitney curator Jay Sanders. Program 2 features work by Ericka Beckman and Theorora Skipitares.
Friday January 17th at 7:30pm Anthology Film Archives 32 Second Avenue New York

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5. Sarah East Johnson, FF Alumn, receives BAX 2014 Artists in Progress Award

BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange is honored to announced the

2014 AWARDEES AND NOMINATIONS for the BAX arts and artists in progress awards

These awards, now in their twelfth year, have been designed to honor individuals in the arts who have revealed and transformed our creative world. By instigating and enduring change the have deepened the definition of their field and paved the way for others. The BAX arts and artists in progress awards have gone to some of the most talented, generous and creative individuals in NYC dance, theater or performance.

The awards are given in three areas: Performing Artist, Arts Educator and Arts Manager. Nominations for the 2014 awards were sought from over 100 past awardees, presenters and members of the field.

PERFORMING ARTISTS:
Nominated: Ellen Fisher, Yvonne Meir, Penny Arcade, Sally Silvers, Kacie Chang, Camille Brown and Sarah East Johnson.

The 2014 PERFORMING ARTIST AWARD will go to SARAH EAST JOHNSON.

ARTS EDUCATORS:
Nominated: Jonathan Schmidt, Martha Tornay, Naomi Goldberg Haas, Paul Langland, Fabian Saucedo, Juliette Mapp and Neil Greenberg.
The 2014 ARTS EDUCATOR AWARD will go to PAUL LANGLAND.

ARTS MANAGERS:
Nominated: Travis Chamberlain, Marlѐne Ramirez Cancio, Brian Rogers & Sheila Lewandowski for the Chocolate Factory, Andrew Dinwiddie, Jeff Larson and Caleb Hammons for CATCH.

The 2014 ARTS MANAGER AWARD will go to SHEILA LEWANDOWSKI & BRIAN ROGERS for THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.

In addition BAX is awarding a 2014 HONORARY ARTIST ADVOCATE AWARD to MARLÈNE RAMÍREZ-CANCIO.

Each awardee is asked to "pass it on". The PASSING IT ON AWARD creates a complete cycle where a panel of peers chooses the awardees and the awardees choose someone who demonstrates some of the same qualities that they, themselves, were chosen for.

Below list of previous awardees from 2001-2013:

2013
Corcoran Cares - Honorary
Barbara Mahler - Arts Educator
Janet Stapleton - Arts Manager
Young Jean Lee - Artist

2012
Pat Hall - Arts Educator
Nicky Paraiso, FF Alumn - Arts Manager
Jon Kinzel - Artist

2011
Jose Joaquin Garcia & The Brooklyn New School - Honorary
Terry Greiss - Arts Educator
Leslie Strongwater- Arts Manager
Gus Solomons Jr. - Artist

2008
Deborah Schwartz - Honorary
Edie Demas - Arts Educator
Jack Walsh - Arts Manager
Tere O'Connor - Artist

2007
Susan Perlstein - Honorary
Reg Flowers, Jessica Nicoll - Arts Educators
Jen Abrams, Ruby Lerner - Arts Managers
Yasuko Yokoshi, Deborah Hay - Artists

2006
Bev Grant - Honorary
George Emilio Sanchez, Denise Jefferson - Arts Educators
Karen Bernard, Bob Yesselman - Arts Managers
Dean Moss, Pamela Sneed, FF Alumn - Artists

2005
Toshi Reagon - Honorary
Sharon Dunn, Andrew Jannetti - Arts Educators
Kristin Marting, Norma Munn - Arts Managers
Carl Hancock Rux, Judith Sloan, FF Alumn - Artists

2004
Liz Koch - Honorary
Kwayera Archer-Cunningham, Joan Finkelstein - Arts Educators
Maurine Knighton, Craig Peterson - Arts Managers
Clarinda MacLow, FF Alumn, Elizabeth Streb - Artists

2003
Marie Artesi - Honorary
David Pleasant, Jackie Chang - Arts Educators
Nathan Elbogen, Martha Wilson, FF Alumn - Arts Managers
Meredith Monk, Jennifer Miller, FF Alumn - Artists

2002
Susan Glass- Honorary
Martha Bowers, Ana Maria Alvarez - Arts Educators
Ellie Covan, Virginia (Ginny) Louloudes - Arts Managers
Reno, FF Alumn, Marlies Yearby - Artists

2001
Regina Hawkey - Honorary
Sandra Stratton-Gonzalez and Greg McCaslin - Arts Educators
Steve Gross and Mikki Shepard - Arts Managers
Peggy Shaw, FF Alumn, Hank Smith -Artists

This year's awards will take place in the BAX Building
located on 421 Fifth Ave, Brooklyn NY in Park Slope

Saturday March 29, 2014

For more information please contact Marketing & Communications Director Fernando Maneca (fernando@bax.org).

ABOUT BAX
Founded in 1991, BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange, is a community based performing arts center dedicated to developing artists of all ages, from children to professionals. The organization offers community access to arts and culture, supporting the creation of new work by emerging artists, engaging diverse audiences and providing arts education to youth and families. BAX has intentionally constructed an environment where children study and professional artists create under the same roof. Students are mentored by professional directors and choreographers. The organization's distinct focus on developmental process makes it a nurturing incubator for experimental dance and theater artists and is an important advocate for under-represented voices in the New York City performing arts community.
For more information about BAX and its programs please call 718-832-0018, email press@bax.org or visit us on the web at www.bax.org.

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6. David Hammons, Jenny Holzer, Alison Knowles, Barbara Rosenthal, Buzz Spector, FF Alumns, at Center for Book Arts, Manhattan, opening Jan. 17

Please join me at The Center for Book Arts, New York for the opening of Silence Unbound: The Artist's Lexicon in the Making on January 17 from 6-8 PM.
Featured artists include: Dean Ebben, David Hammons, Candace Hicks, Christopher K. Ho, Jenny Holzer, Alison Knowles, Jessica Lagunas, Matthew C. Lange, Dani Leventhal, Barbara Rosenthal, Buzz Spector, Emily Speed, and Kristen Tordella-Williams.
Silence Unbound...

"The socially constructed nature of language requires that a text-based work be approached as a dialogue between the maker and the viewer. Some artists have employed normative grammar through the use of narrative or fiction, while others have taken an experimental approach through lists or stream-of-consciousness. The meaning deferred, obscured, or enhanced through the symbiotic bond that takes place between the schematics of the limited visual field. Others abandon the use of structural elements of design and take on an unplanned or performative-style of writing. The language is a record of a particular experience and the substance is cemented in the action. Each work is presented as a space where various hints of activity join."

I hope to see you there!
Heather Powell
Curator

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7. Mark Fox, FF Alumn, at Robert Miller Gallery, Manhattan, opening Jan. 16

MARK FOX
MFKPMQ

January 16 - February 22, 2014
Opening: January 16, 6 - 8 pm

Robert Miller is pleased to present MFKPMQ, an exhibition featuring a survey of works on paper, sculpture, and installation by Mark Fox. The artist's methodical process, his penchant for iconography, and his visual wit unite these varied works.

Mark Fox's process revolves around the interplay between chance and intention. His two-dimensional drawings often begin with paper "drop cloths" upon which stains, spills, doodles and stray text fragments accumulate before he makes the first intentional mark. His "cut" drawings involve cutting and reassembling the original images into formal constructions, creating new meanings and associations from the juxtaposition of elements.

Fox often references text ranging from mythology to religious doctrine by painting the words in oil, ink and acrylic, then cutting them from their paper grounds and assembling amorphous, cloud-like masses that render the text difficult, if not impossible, to read. The resulting forms reflect the power and delicacy of the texts Fox has destroyed to create them. These works also allude to his fascination with narratives that often govern our actions, even though we may not fully understand them.

Given his interest in pushing the limits of paper, the artist recently turned to cardboard, making a handmade version of the ubiquitous commercial material. From these fluted paper elements he builds sculptures and painting surfaces. Using "private" drawings and "self-damaging" texts as source material, the cardboard, once cut, reveals fragmented "secrets" that are hidden in plain sight within the sculptures' honeycomb construction. He puts the personal on display and yet renders it impossible to decipher.
The rippled cardboard layers of these sculptures may appear transparent or opaque, depending on the viewer's position. The process allows Fox to investigate his interest in works that shift as the viewer moves through space.

In recent years, Fox has incorporated the medium of polished cut stainless steel into his text-based works. Due to the balance of positive and negative space, these reflective sculptures offer endless visual play. Through openings in the steel, viewers see their surroundings as well as fragments of their own reflections. The eye unites the disparate sections, leaving the mind slightly confounded as to what lies before and what behind. As the space around viewers and the viewers themselves become conflated into a single plane, the steel sculptures almost disappear.

Mark Fox received his MFA from Stanford University and his BFA from Washington University in St. Louis. He has had solo exhibitions at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Rice University Art Gallery, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum and the Fabric Workshop and Museum. His work has recently been acquired and exhibited by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He is also included in the collections of MoMA and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among other institutions.

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8. Willie Cole, Katya Grokhovsky, FF Alumns, at Gateway Center, Newark, NJ, opening Jan. 16

All that glitters
Curated by Athena Barat & Rebecca Jampol

Thursday, January 16th - Thursday, March 20th
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 16th, 6 pm - 9 pm

Exhibiting Artists: Willie Cole, Ryan Trecartin, Katherine Bernhardt, Shoplifter, Akintola Hanif, Shoshanna Weinberger, Raul de Nieves, Kevin Sampson, Richard Wislocky, Alexandria Despris, Mary Edna Fraser, Ayana Evans, Angelina Dreem, Andrew Baron, Ashli Sisk, Brendan Mahoney, Benjamin Phelan, Eric Barry Drasin, Fernando Montiel Klint, Hannah Craft, Katya Grokhovsky, Jessica Bowman, Melvin Jones, Labanna Babalon, Luca Cusolito, Sid Art and Whitney Lea Sage.

Performances Opening Night:
Colin Self and Chez Deep, Katya Grokhovsky, Ayana Evans
http://solosprojecthouse.com/the-gateway-project/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1433124896918526/

Gateway Center
283-299 Market St.
Newark, NJ 07102

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9. Katya Grokhovskyn, FF Alumn, at Ukrainian Institute of America, Manhattan, opening Jan. 17, and more

Yara's Winter Festival of new art, music, performance, poetry and video
Curated by Yara Arts Group
January 17th -19th
Opening night Friday 17th January @ 8pm
Ukrainian Institute of America
2 East 79th Street, New York, New York 10075
https://www.facebook.com/events/647331328662548/
http://www.ukrainianinstitute.org/

and

Untitled: Performance by Anya Liftig and Katya Grokhovsky
Fabrications: Constructing Female Identity
Curated by Yulia Tikhonova
January 22nd @7.30pm
Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street, New York, New York 10002
http://dixonplace.org/html/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/events/691761927534716/

and

APT INSTITUTE OPEN STUDIOS
January 25th 5 - 8 pm - performance by Katya Grokhovsky
January 26th 12 - 6 pm
34 34th St, 4th floor,
Brooklyn, New York 11232
http://www.aptinstitute.org/
https://www.facebook.com/events/635583176493395/

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10. Dusty Grella, FF Alumn, at Theater for the New City, Manhattan, opening Jan. 16, and more

For the next two weeks I'll be at the Sundance Film Festival creating new Animation Hotline videos live in the Sundance House. So if you are at Sundance please stop in and say hello. Also, please leave a message on the blue Animation Hotline "Hotspots" that will be placed around the festival (filmmaker's lounge, HP Sundance House, and rush ticket lines). We have been in the studio for the past few weeks building and soldering and troubleshooting and just finished shipping everything out this morning!

In other news, I had the opportunity to work with Alison Klayman on a new New York Times Op-Doc piece that explores the life of Nadezhda Popova, known as Nadia, who became a World War II hero as part of a Soviet all-female bombing regiment.

I also did the visuals for Billy Yallowitz's play "East Towards Home" a personal look at the culture and history of the American Jewish radical left-wing community. It opens Thursday, January 16 and runs until February 2 at the Theater for the New City in the East Village.

Thank you.

Dusty Grella

www.dustystudio.com

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11. Clarinda Mac Low, FF Alumn, at Projekt 722, Brooklyn, Jan. 18

Free the Orphans, free performance lectures, part of the Liminal States exhibition at Projekt722 in Williamsburg, NY

Who: James Hannaham, Chloe Bass, and Laura Miller, with an introductory lecture by Clarinda Mac Low

What: Performance lectures as part of Free the Orphans, an interactive installation that examines the vagaries of copyright through the lens of "orphan works" (deracinated creative work), created by Clarinda Mac Low

Where: Projekt722, 722 Metropolitan Ave. 2nd Floor

When: January 18, 2014, 2:30 PM

How much: FREE

More on the Orphans Works: http://clarindamaclow1portfolio.wordpress.com/free-the-orphans/

Event website:https://www.facebook.com/events/793573150656617

clarinda.maclow@gmail.com if questions.

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller