Solar Flashback
to Sep 2

Solar Flashback

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Solar Flashback

Yiyang Cao  •  Robin Crookall  •  Luba Drozd  •  Erin Frost  •  Miriam Jonas  •  Anne Katrine Senstad  •  Lauren Klenow  •  Alison Kudlow  •  Signe Pierce   •  Sabrina Ratté  •  Caroline Sebilleau  •  Sloane Solley   •  Amelia Winger-Bearskin  •  Elise Wunderlich  

Blanketed in darkness, a grand staircase leads to a huddle of windowless rooms. With its carved banisters, mirrored columns, and derelict shelving hardware, this relinquished retail space has been transformed by 14 artists into a floor of projected lights, moving images, and contoured shadow.

Each artist featured in Solar Flashback has constructed an armature for light where colorful adumbration fabricates an illusory space. The interplay between form and illumination sketches vibrant reveries, indiscernible shadows, and potential energies which serve as counterparts to examine identity, fantasy, and the construct of self. These collected works conjure the duality of reflection as both a physical phenomena and entryway towards introspection.

Solar Flashback harnesses the chromatic and spatial potential of light on its elusive path as it’s reflected and refracted in a direct visual array of video, sculpture, photography, and installation.

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A Continuous Stream of Occurence
to Apr 28

A Continuous Stream of Occurence

Knockdown Center is pleased to present A Continuous Stream of Occurrence, an exhibition that brings together the work of Luba Drozd and William Lamson, curated by XP, the curatorial signature of Xavier Acarín and Park Myers. Titled after a 1919 lecture of mathematician and philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, who argued that nature and reality consist of processes rather than material objects, this exhibition explores how time manifests in natural and physical phenomena.

The exhibition features site-specific, time-based works that modify Knockdown Center’s gallery space into an uncertain laboratory, where architecture, light, piano cords, copper, salts, and glass create an environment that demonstrates how time is materially constructed. By focusing on sound and vibration, as well as crystallization and geological transformation, this installation encourages visitors to experience reality as a network of constantly evolving sensory systems, a key concept of ecological thinking.

Drozd’s sound installation, Franconia Notch, materializes vibration and creates a dialogue with the historical industrial architecture of Knockdown Center. Using metal, glass, piano cords, and cinematic props, her installation creates an evolving atmosphere that is at times captivating and eerie.

Lamson’s Badwater is part of a larger project, where the artist sets material parameters for a microclimate to emerge. Components including humidifiers, pumps, minerals, and glass form a complex adaptive system, made of different entities that are continuously interacting and adapting to their own behavior. Visitors walking into this sprawling and unpredictable installation become enveloped in this active and generative ecosystem. The works of Drozd and Lamson bring forward questions related to the sequencing of events, the interaction of materials, and the organization of environments. Both artists bridge art, history, and science to address the ways systems influence creativity. The works create an immersive atmosphere that turns the exhibition into a test site, in which the viewer can experience the formation of a new ecology.

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Trans-cen-der, Artist Talk
7:00 PM19:00

Trans-cen-der, Artist Talk

Hosted by Tim Gowan and Efrem Zelony-Mindell, curator of This Is Not Here: RE 21. 

Done in tandem with the closing of RE: Art Show's twenty-first show in the Pfizer building, Trans-Cen-Der has invited Efrem to select artists from his fourth curated show to present their works. 

Joining us will be:
Leander Knust
Eileen Rae Walsh
Luba Drozd
KC Crow Maddux
Sarah E Brook

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to Oct 20

Bronx Museum AIM Biennial

Bronx NY, June 29, 2017 - The Bronx Museum of the Arts presents, Bronx Calling: The Fourth AIM Biennial on view from July 22 to October 22, 2017. The fourth iteration of Bronx Calling showcases the work of 72 emerging artists from the 2016 and 2017 cycles of the Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) professional development program. Organized by co-curators Christine Licata, director of community and public programs, The Bronx Museum of the Arts; Aylet Ojeda, associate curator of contemporary art, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana; and Heather Reyes, independent curator; Bronx Calling will feature sculptures, works on paper, multimedia installations, photographs, and other works, that explore new directions for art making and touch on urgent social issues from gender inequality, racism and xenophobia, to disease, economic disparity, and the Anthropocene. Participating artists reside in the New York area and were born in the U.S., as well as countries around the world, including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, Russia, South Korea, and Switzerland, among others. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue featuring the work of the 72 participants, as well as essays by co-curators Christine Licata, Aylet Ojeda Jequín, and Heather Reyes; and, AIM Critic in Residence, Brian Boucher.

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