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Gallery Talk with Anne Morgan Spalter

Gallery Talk with Anne Morgan Spalter

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 5 PM
Free and open to the public, with refreshments to follow

Continuing her exploration of the modern landscape and its relationship to landscape works of the past, Spalter combines aerial urbanscapes with video works based on Renaissance painting and cathedral imagery.

In two of large-scale works installed at IAP, Spalter channels both the spirit and literal images from Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthy Delights. These video prints depict spherical worlds combining inner and outer realities. Mirroring the back panels of the famous Bosch triptych, the outer, printed forms set the scene for the highly charged interior.

A series of smaller video prints, based on footage shot in Prague, draw on spires, cobblestones streets, stained glass, and an impressively vaulted cathedral interior to create a spiritual space that celebrates the merging of art and science.

On the occasion of her exhibition opening reception at Independent Art Projects, Anne Morgan Spalter will lead an exhibition walkthrough, discuss what influences her work, help us discover the behind-the-scene of her installations, and where she’s headed next.

Spalter’s works are on view at IAP through Sunday, January 4, 2015.

Click HERE for more information on the artist.

[Image: Anne Morgan Spalter, Water Tower of Babble, 2014, C Print, 30 x 32″, Edition of 5 + Artist Print – Courtesy of CYNTHIA-REEVES]
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Gallery Talk with Vipoo Srivilasa

Gallery Talk with Vipoo Srivilasa

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 5 PM
Free and open to the public with light Chinese refreshment to follow

 

Western artists are increasingly traveling to China to research and produce work for exhibitions in the USA, Australia and Europe. Eastern artists are using traditional skills to create contemporary art and design to feed a growing demand in Asia and exhibitions in the West. In the last ten years, thousands of artists have begun a new generation of “export-ware” made in China and sold to the West.

Sponsored as a guest lecturer by the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Ferrin traveled to China in June and July 2014 with the aim of gaining a greater understanding of the cross-cultural collaboration, production, and appropriation occurring in the New Export Ware movement. During her visit, Ferrin visited ceramic workshops in Jingdezhen and Chongqing, where – similar to the historical model of export ware – skilled Chinese artisans, produce contemporary works for Western markets under the direction of visiting Western artists.

Vipoo Srivilasa (Thai born, lives and works in Australia), has developed a body of porcelain figurines that mixes the blue and white traditions of East Asia with contemporary symbols of Australian identity, which transmit universal messages about cross-cultural experiences. Srivilasa was artist in residence at the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen in 2010, and he is still working there on a project basis.

Join IAP co-founder Leslie Ferrin and artist Vipoo Srivilasa for an evening gallery talk and Made in China – The New Export Ware exhibition walkthrough. Made in China – The New ‘Export-Ware’ group show feature works by Robin Best, Caroline Cheng, Sin-ying Ho, Paul Scott, Robert Silverman, and Vipoo Srivilasa.

 

[IMAGE: Vipoo Srivilasa, Passion Flowers, 2010-2012, porcelain, 8 x 7 x 4.5″]
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Gallery Talk with Shen Chen

Gallery Talk with Shen Chen

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 5 PM
Free and open to the public, with refreshments to follow

The new works of Chen are strikingly vibrant yet highly reminiscent of the 1960s minimalism paintings. The aesthetic of his work is a direct reflection of his dedication to traditional Chinese ink brush drawing and concentration on style.

Chen begins his method with the canvas on the studio floor. To create his subtle surfaces, he then layers the surface with vertical motions, working top down. This fastidious layering is what creates the resonant tonal hues in his paintings. The balance between his meditation, attraction to the abstract, and traditional training is what makes Chen’s work so unique.

On the occasion of her exhibition at Independent Art Projects, Shen Chen will lead an exhibition walkthrough, discuss what influences his work, what his working mode look like, and where he is heading next.

Shen Chen will also sign “Recent Paintings” exhibition catalogue.

Chen’s works, presented by CHYNTHIA-REEVES are on view at IAP through November 16, 2014.

Click HERE for more information on the artist.

[Image: Shen Chen, Untitled 72447-13, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 64 x 142″ – Courtesy of CYNTHIA-REEVES]
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Gallery Talk with Shuli Sade

Gallery Talk with Shuli Sade

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 3 PM
Free and open to the public

Shuli Sadé is a New York based multi-disciplinary artist who works across a range of mediums: photography, video and installation. Sadéʼs often takes nighttime as a point of departure to define urban landscapes by light. Her images explore the boundaries of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art. She works with elements in space that are ethereal in nature: light, sound, movement, and arrested images. By merging these components of her work, she encourages her audiences’ involvement in a piece. Sadé is a recipient of the Pollock Krasner Foundation 2014, National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship, 1991, the New York Foundation for the Arts emergency grant, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Art Fund for video and sculpture and others.

On the occasion of her exhibition at Independent Art Projects, we invited Shuli to discuss the roles art and science play in her work. Discover the behind-the-scene of her installations, and where she’s headed next.

Her works are on view at IAP until Sunday, September 21, 2014.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SHULI SADE WORKS CLICK HERE.

[image: Shuli Sadé, City Codes 1, 2014 – courtesy of CYNTHIA-REEVES]
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Gallery Talk with Christopher Russell

Gallery Talk with Christopher Russell

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 5 PM
Free and open to the public, with refreshment to follow.

On the occasion of his current exhibition at Independent Art Projects, Christopher Russell will talk about this unique style of ceramic sculpture. Russell has been working on a series of hyper-detailed, incredibly lifelike bee sculptures, including intricate section of beehives, bees on flowers, and large blowups of grains of pollen.He mostly uses traditional, labor-intensive manual techniques to sculpt the piers, often working from photographs or illustrations.

The artist will also talk about his recent project for MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design, consisting of two sets of ornamental gates and a series of large finials on the fences surrounding the site. The work was commissioned as part of the renovation of the 9th Avenue Station, in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, N.Y.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL WORKS CLICK HERE.

[image: Christopher Russell, Beework: Hive, 2014 – courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery]
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Gallery Talk with Sin-ying Ho

Gallery Talk with Sin-ying Ho

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 3 PM
Free and open to the public

Sin-ying Ho will talk with Leslie Ferrin of Ferrin Contemporary and Project Art of her ceramic productions, a mash-up of traditional Chinese culture and contemporary global ideas and imagery. Sin-Ying Ho juxtaposes Chinese images drawn from nature with man-made symbols, signs, words, and logos.

On the occasion of her exhibition at Independent Art Projects, Sin-ying Ho will discuss the role of ceramics in her life, and where she’s headed next. Her two vessels at IAP will be on view until December 25, 2014.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SIN-YING HO WORKS CLICK HERE.

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Gallery Talk with Tanya Marcuse

Gallery Talk with Tanya Marcuse

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 11:30 AM
Free and open to the public

Tanya Marcuse will talk with IAP Director Martina Caruso about the foundations of Fallen series. Tanya Marcuse’s imaginative photographs possess the magic of teetering between plausible and implausible, life and death, and she has an undeniable signature style: a mix of dreamy romanticism and clinical exactness.

On the occasion of her exhibition at Independent Art Projects, we invited Tanya to discuss the role photography plays in her life, and where she’s headed next. Her exhibition at IAP is on view until September 21, 2014.

Marcuse will also sign her exhibition catalogue “Fallen” available for sale at IAP.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TANYA MARCUSE WORKS CLICK HERE.

[Image: Fallen #129, 2010. Courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery]
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