Lecture Series

CRITICAL DIALOGUES SERIES- ALEXI WORTH

Alexi Worth has had solo exhibitions with the Elizabeth Harris, Bill Maynes, and DC Moore galleries, among others. Some recent group exhibitions include "Come Like Shadows," at Zurcher Studio, "Last Night," at Salomon Contemporary, and "Open Windows," curated by Carroll Dunham at the Addison Gallery in Andover MA. Worth has received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Tiffany Foundation, and the New England Foundation for the Arts. He is currently represented by DC Moore Gallery, where his next show will open on March 26.

In addition to his painting, Worth has written about art for The New Yorker, Artforum, T magazine, Art in America, Cabinet and other magazines. He has written catalog texts for artists such as Martha Armstrong, Carroll Dunham, David Humphrey, James Hyde, Susan Jennings, George Nick, Jim Nutt, Philip Pearlstein, and Jackie Saccoccio.

Worth has taught at various BFA and MFA programs, including the University of Pennsylvania and the Yale School of Art. Born and raised in New York City, he attended Yale University (BA 1986) and Boston University (MFA 1993). Worth lives in Brooklyn NY with his wife, the architect Erika Belsey, and their two boys.

  • Date & Time

    April 22, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location

    Tyler Auditorium- B004
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CRITICAL DIALOGUES SERIES- ANDREI ROITER

Andrei Roiter was born in 1960 in Moscow, Russia, and lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands and New York, NY.  Roiter was educated at The Institute of Architecture, Moscow, Russia, 1980. Andrei Roiter's body of work is fueled by the spectatorial solitude of the itinerant lifestyle. Roiter's aversion to collective mentality stems in part from his childhood in Soviet Russia and the country's policies designed to negate individual pursuits in favor of a common national identity, its suppression of basic freedoms and public forums for thought and creativity. After participating in an unofficial arts scene in Moscow, Roiter explains, "At some point I realized I wanted to escape from the inertia of society. I saw that to be an artist was not just picture- or image-making but a way of living." Despite leaving the country during the period of Perestroika, Roiter's artistic output retains a heavy hint of his Russian past: the recurring green that recalls the pervasive Russian military, the economy of forms and materials reflective of pervasive paucity, and traces of early twentieth century Russian avant-garde influences. His paintings, drawings, objects and installations also bear testimony to travels, epitomized by the incorporation of the camera, baggage, tents and other items associated with journeys.

Roiter has exhibited widely internationally, including at the State Museum in the Netherlands, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  Roiter’s work are in the permanent collections of Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands; Gemeente Museum, Helmond, Netherlands; Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany; The Gori Collection, Pistoia, Italy; Lembachhaus Museum, Munich, Germany; Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany; Malmö Kunsthall, Malmö, Sweden; The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC; Siemens Photo Collection, Munich, Germany; Teilers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands; Tretyakov State Gallery, Moscow, Russia, and the Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ. Roiter is represented by Jack Hanley Gallery in New York, Akinci Gallery in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Laura Bulian Gallery in Milan, Italy and Regina Gallery in Moscow, Russia.

  • Date & Time

    April 15, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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    Tyler Auditorium- B004
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CRITICAL DIALOGUES SERIES- JENNIFER PACKER

Jennifer Packer, born in Philadelphia in 1984 and living in New York, is a painter who uses portraiture to explore deeply personal experiences as well as the grand, convoluted narratives of history. Jennifer Packer’s portraits upon first glance seem to disclose nothing else than a picture to then instead revealing an entire story about a stranger.  On a psychological level the viewer is encouraged to relate with the portrayed figure, sharing issues and concerns. Packer’s transposition of human stories and concerns onto canvas earned her a wide recognition and culminated with inclusion among the 30 Black Artist under 40 published by the Huffington Post.  As the Huffington Post affirms: “Packer uses portraiture to combine personal experience with the overarching narratives of art history, heightening contradiction and sadness in her style.” Embracing dissonance, she creates paintings that depicting sorrow and exhaustion in vibrant, attractive color and lovingly painted scenes of escalating discord.  Packer received her BFA from the Tyler University School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia in 2007, and in 2012 Packer was an MFA graduate of the Yale University School of Art, where in 2011 she received the Gamblin Paint Prize and a Robert Schoelkopf Memorial Traveling Fellowship.  From 2012-2013, Packer was an Artist in Residence at the Studio Museum of Harlem.  In 2013 she was awarded with the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant.  Currently, Packer is a 2014-2015 Visiting Critic at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and a Visual Arts Fellow at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA.

  • Date & Time

    April 8, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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    Tyler Auditorium- B004
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CRITICAL DIALOGUES SERIES- PAUL LASTER

Paul Laster is a writer, editor, independent curator, artist, and lecturer. He is a New York desk editor for ArtAsiaPacific and a contributing editor at FLATT Magazine, Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art, and artBahrain. He was the founding editor of Artkrush.com and Artspace.com; started The Daily Beast's art section, and was previously art editor of Flavorpill.com and Russell Simmons OneWorld Magazine. He is a frequent contributor to Time Out New York, Art in America, Modern Painters, ArtPulse, New York Observer, ArtInfo.com, and OnVerge.com and has written for Interview, Paper, Flash Art, Newsweek, Bomb Magazine, 99percent.com, Avenue, Tema Celeste, amNew York, and Artnet.com. In the late-'80s, Laster was an Adjunct Curator of Photography at PS1 Contemporary Art Center, now MoMA PS1.

  • Date & Time

    April 1, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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    Tyler Auditorium- B004
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CRITICAL DIALOGUES SERIES- SAMUEL JABLON

Samuel Jablon (B. Binghamton, NY 1986) is an artist/poet. He moves between different methods of creating, practicing, and doing. For Jablon poetry is always in the background, his practice is rooted in the tension of words and materiality. Jablon's work has been reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, BOMB Magazine, Art in America, ARTnews, and others. His past projects, readings, performances, and exhibitions have been presented at the Museum of Modern Art; Socrates Sculpture Park; The Queens Museum of Art; The DUMBO Arts Festival; White Box Art Center; Show Room Gallery; Hunter College; The Children's Museum of Art NY; The Howl Festival; Lodge Gallery; the Center for Book Arts, and Freight + Volume Gallery. He received an MFA from Brooklyn College, and a BA from Naropa University.

  • Date & Time

    March 25, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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    Tyler Auditorium- B004
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CRITICAL DIALOGUES SERIES- MELISSA MEYER

Painter, Melissa Meyer received both a BS and an MA from New York University, and currently lives and works in New York City. Meyer squeezes out a lot of saturated color in her paintings, engaging the picture plane flat up against the surface, as well as deep into the distance. They balance intense movement within the order of the grid. Meyer gestures are fluid, almost calligraphic, but they suggest something like skeins or tangles of yarn, which have more dimension than what calligraphy would imply.

Meyer lengthy exhibition history includes solo exhibitions at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York; Holly Solomon Gallery, New York; Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, and Galerie Renee Ziegler, Zurich, Switzerland. Meyer's development has been surveyed in two traveling exhibitions - one originated at the New York Studio School and the second at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. Her works have been included recently in group exhibitions at The Jewish Museum, New York; Texas Gallery, Houston; Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey; The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, New York and the National Academy of Design in New York, an organization of which she is a member.

Meyer has completed public commissions in New York, Tokyo and Shanghai. Meyer work is included in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Jewish Museum and many other public and private collections across the United States. Meyer was awarded a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome and has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pollock Krasner Foundation, and a fellowship from the Bogliasco Foundation. Meyer is represented by Lennon Weinberg Gallery in New York.

  • Date & Time

    March 18, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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    Tyler Auditorium- B004
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CRITICAL DIALOGUES SERIES- FAIRFAX DORN ***CANCELLED***

This lecture has been cancelled.

 

Fairfax Dorn is the co-founder and artistic director of Ballroom Marfa, a non-profit cultural art space dedicated to exploring varied perspectives and issues through the visual arts, film, music and performance. Since 2003, Fairfax has been responsible for the artistic and programmatic vision of Ballroom Marfa, producing an annual program including visual arts, music, performance and film. Over the last eleven years, Ballroom Marfa has been dedicated to commissioning new work and led to the creation of over 100 new artworks including: 2003’s performance and installation Vault by Maria Jose Arjona; 2005’s contemplative sculptural work Pyramids of Conscience by Agnes Denes; 2008’s gallery-wide immersive installation, Hello Meth Lab In the Sun by Jonah Freeman, Justin Lowe and Alexandre Singh; 2009’s new body of work as part of the residency and exhibition Two Face by Aaron Curry and Thomas Houseago, 2010’s commissioned film, Irrigación by Teresa Margolles, as part of In Lieu of Unity; and an environmentally conscious interactive installation, A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting by Amy Balkin as part of Carbon 13.  In 2005, under her leadership as executive director, Ballroom Marfa in collaboration with Art Production Fund, co-produced Prada Marfa by Elmgreen & Dragset. She is also the co-founder of the Marfa Dialogues, an inclusive public forum which utilizes art to address the pressing issues of our time. Fairfax is currently a board member for Judd Foundation, New York, NY and Marfa, TX; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Triple Canopy, Brooklyn, NY; Bunker259, Brooklyn, NY and the Centre Pompidou Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.

 

  • Date & Time

    February 18, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location

    Tyler Auditorium- B004
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CRITICAL DIALOGUES SERIES- PHONG BUI

Phong Bui is an artist, writer, independent curator (former curatorial advisor at MoMA PS1, 2007 to 2010). He is also the Co-Founder, Publisher/Editor-in-chief of the monthly journal the Brooklyn Rail and the publishing press Rail Editions, as well as the Host/Producer of Off the Rail on Art International Radio, a board member of the Third Rail of the Twin Cities, the Miami Rail, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, and the International Association of Art Critics United States Section. He was the honoree of Nurture Art Award (2009), the CUE Foundation (2012), and Art in General (2014).

As a visual artist, his numerous installations have won the Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Eric Isenbeurger Annual Prize for Installation from the National Academy Museum (2003). Of his 45 curatorial projects since 2000, particularly noteworthy are In March We Remember: Thoughts about Peace in Time of War, The Great Hall, Cooper Union, New York (2006); Jonas Mekas: Being Together with Friends Quartets (2007), Jack Whitten (2007), Joanna Pousette-Dart (2007), and Robert Bergman: Selected Portraits at MoMA PS1 (2009); Exquisite Fucking Boredom: Polaroids of Emma Bee Bernstein, Microscope Gallery; Ron Gorchov: Recent Paintings, Cheim & Read, NY (2012); Come Together Surviving Sandy, Year 1, Industry City, Brooklyn, NY (2013); Blood Flames at Paul Kasmin Gallery; Migration to the Interior at Red Bull Studios (2014). Upcoming projects are: an anthology of the Brooklyn Rail interviews; Occupy Rail, an endeavor to encourage and support motivated individuals in local cities to create their own Rail publication; Haunting Intimacy: Small Paintings in Discourse at School of Visual Arts Gallery.

  • Date & Time

    February 11, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location

    Tyler Auditorium- B004
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