Faculty Exhibition: Chloe Bass, “Book of Everyday Instruction”

All are invited to attend the opening reception of Chloë Bass’s show The Book of Everyday Instruction on Saturday, April 21st, 6:00-9:00pm. The exhibition will show at The Knockdown Center in Maspeth, Queens from April 21st – June 17th, with special programming and events during the show.

Friday, May 25, 7:00 pm: Couples Counseling for Artists and Institutions Workshop + Book Launch
Sunday, June 3, 5:00pm: A Field Guide to Spatial Intimacy Workshop
Thursday, June 14 , 7:00pm: Protect and Preserve Lecture Performance + Closing Party

Knockdown Center presents Chloë Bass: The Book of Everyday Instruction, an eight-chapter investigation of one-on-one social interaction, exploring an expanded understanding of pairing. On view for the first time in its entirety, the exhibition includes all eight major projects developed by Bass between January 2015 and January 2018 as well as additional interventions created in response to Knockdown Center’s public spaces outside of the gallery. Coinciding with the exhibition, the project will also be released as a book, published by The Operating System, and designed and edited by Lynne Desilva-Johnson.

Bass uses daily life as a site of research to study the modes and scales of intimacy, locating where patterns hold and break as group sizes expand. Her works prioritize the fostering and observing of everyday interpersonal situations, and take a variety of forms across photography, text, video, sculpture, performance, a mobile phone app, poetic modes of documentation, and site-specific interventions. Presented in sequential chapters, each with its own central question and focus, Bass’ inquiries expand in scale and scope; she begins with an investigation of intimacy between herself and a stranger, and expands outward to study the relationships between individuals and their safe spaces, institutions, and finally cities.

Faculty Exhibition: Sin-ying Ho, “Past Forward”

Ceramics teacher Sin-ying Ho is currently exhibiting at the Hood Art Museum’s temporary exhibition space from now through May 27th. Visit the Hood Downtown at 53 Main Street, Hanover, NH – admission is always free!

About the exhibition:
“If Chinese ceramic art has a heart, it beats in Jingdezhen. For centuries, artisans there have made vessels that traveled far and wide. Their fluid forms and recognizable decorations have inspired celebratory prose and devoted followers around the world. Today, artist Sin-ying Ho works in these same ceramics factories. Though Jingdezhen potters have long defined tradition, Ho has expanded both their forms and their imagery in contemporary ceramics that are thoroughly of the twenty-first century. Whether they are monumental vases or smaller, more clearly assembled sculptures, she makes her works from multiple parts brought together as a whole. She emphasizes the many parts by glazing each of the pieces differently. Together they form a whole that maintains the legacy of being created from myriad fragments.
The process of building is an essential metaphor for Sin-ying Ho’s artistic practice. With it, she implies an optimism for our society’s continued ability to construct a unified world. As reflected in her technique, and in the themes addressed by her surface imagery, this world will necessarily be an amalgam of new and old, here and there, greed and generosity, men and women, faith and despair. Through these combinations, Ho shares a worldview that acknowledges the inherent contradictions and challenges of global culture while also anticipating the uncanny beauty emerging all around us.”

For more information about the exhibition and about the Hood Museum of Art, visit their website!

QC Arts Festival: Call for Artists and Volunteers

All Queens College students are invited to participate in the QC Arts Festival, which will take place on campus this spring for the week of May 2, 2018 – May 7 2018.

The call for Artist Submissions and Festival Personnel is now open!

The Queens College Arts Festival is now accepting application for both COMMITTEE POSITIONS (Curatorial, Operations, Budgetary) and for ARTIST PROPOSALS. Committee Positions will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Submissions for Festival Proposals will be accepted until FEBRUARY 6, 2018.

APPLY TODAY AT QCArtsFestival.com

http://www.qcartsfestival.com/

Call for Artists: Greenpoint Gallery 2017 National Competition

Queens College students are invited to participate in an upcoming call for artists! The Greenpoint Gallery in Brooklyn is currently accepting submissions for their Fifth Annual National Juried Art Competition. All media are accepted. The winner of Best in Show in our national competition will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a solo show in one of the most popular galleries in Brooklyn. Three runner-up artists will be awarded $250 each and a slot in a group show.

Entry into this competition is limited to the first 300 applicants; so if you are interested in submitting, please review the competition guidelines. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 15th, 2017. For more details, follow the link below!

http://www.thegreenpointgallery.com/national-competition

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