The Art Gallery at the College of Staten Island
Gallery Schedule Spring 2017
February 28 – April 1, 2017
April 19 – May 18, 2017
Gallery talk: April 27 // 2:30-4:00
Kira Nam Greene’s (http://kiranamgreene.com) work explores female sexuality, desire and control through lush still-life paintings of food, surrounded by complex patterns and abstract designs. Imbuing the feminist legacies of Pattern and Decoration Movement with transnational/multicultural patterns, Greene creates colorful paintings that are unique combinations of realism and abstraction, employing diverse media such as oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor and colored pencil.
Katrina Majkut (http://katrinamajkut.format.com) is dedicated to understanding and exploring feminine narratives and civil rights in aesthetics and social practices within mediums such as embroidery, painting and writing. Historically, cross-stitch often denoted ideas of womanhood, wifedom and motherhood but excluded bodily functions, autonomy and diverse lifestyles, which are essential for any of those roles. Her artwork In Control attempts to directly challenge this concept by attempting to stitch all modernproducts related to women’s health/needs with bipartisan, medically honest approaches. It also seeks to respond to contemporary issues surrounding reproductive rights and women’s bodies.
Kiyan Williams (kiyanwilliams.com) Kiyan Williams (gender pronouns they/them/theirs) is a multidisciplinary artist who explores Black queer subjectivity. They create performances, texts, objects, videos, sounds, and installations informed by autoethnography, archival research, and social practice.
Kiyan was born in Newark, NJ and currently lives and works in the Bay Area. They have performed/exhibited work across the country and internationally at venues including: Dixon Place (NYC), JACK Theater (NYC), La Mama Experimental Theater Club (NYC), SOMArts (San Francisco), SFMOMA (San Francisco), Bing Concert Hall (Stanford), Orpheum Theater (Graz, Austria) and more.
Kiyan was an EMERGENYC fellow at the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics at NYU, fellow in the Create Dangerously: Writing for Performance intensive at the Obie-winning JACK Theater (Brooklyn, NY), and artist-in-residence at Destiny Arts Center (Oakland, CA).
Kiyan has received additional awards from the Trans Justice Funding Project, Stanford University, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. They earned a BA with honors in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity from Stanford University.
Kat Chamberlin: Night Speech
This solo exhibition is a collection of works (sculpture, video, drawing) exploring encoded languages and alternative narratives that surface as a result of censorship and absence of reliable historic documentation.
November 7 – December 10, 2016
Opening reception: November 10, 2016 from 5-7pm
Gallery Talk: November 17, 2016 during club hours/ 2:30-3:30pm in the gallery (clue event)
“Night Speech”, 2016. Night Speech is an interactive art installation of a lamp post located on the College of Staten Island campus. The lamp post receives and translates personal online messages into morse code flashing through the night. To send an encoded message to the lamp post, visit www.nightspeech.com and enter a maximum of 140 characters into the entry box.
can a line define?
This group exhibition will juxtapose artistic and journalistic approaches
September 19 – October 22, 2016
Opening reception: September 21, 2016 from 5-7pm with a performance by the Le Brothers (Vietnam)
Panel discussion/artist talk: September 22, 2016 during club hours/ 3-4:15 pm in the gallery with a poetry reading by Melanie Almeder
Other participants: Le Brothers, Matt Bernico (Ph.D., Communication and Media Studies, European Graduate School, 2016; author of the catalogue essay)
Other programming in connection with the exhibition will be announced.
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