Mount Royal AIR Patty Chang: THE WANDERING LAKE, 2009-2017 at Queens Museum

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Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake, 2009-2017 presents a groundbreaking project by Chang, a uniquely important artist who emerged from New York’s alternative art scene of the mid-1990s. From her tough-to-take, boundary-busting performance-video work that explored the complex psychic narrative behind often visceral solo performances, to more recent experimental films and lecture-performances, Chang has challenged the parameters of performance and its power as a storytelling vehicle. The Queens Museum will present her most ambitious work to date, The Wandering Lake (2009-2017), a project that redefines the role of artist, image, object and performance in the construction of narratives through an exhibition that integrates video projection, photography, sculpture, publication, and performance as one expansive body of work.

The Wandering Lake, 2009-2017 allows viewers to navigate through Chang’s personal, associative, and narrative meditation on mourning, care-giving, geopolitics, and landscape. The exhibition has been structured to replicate the complex way in which stories develop through geography, history, cultural mythology, fiction, and personal experience. While Chang’s multi-year project was in part inspired by turn-of-the-century colonial explorer Sven Hedin’s book The Wandering Lake (1938)—which tells the story of a migrating body of water in the Chinese desert—the project also chronicles the loss of Chang’s father as well as her pregnancy and the birth of her son.

An artist book has been conceived as an organically integral part of the project. The book conceptually mirrors the installation in the galleries and is comprised of a photo essay by Chang detailing her travels to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of Western China, the site of the wandering lake, and other aquatic locations, along with selected excerpts from the aforementioned literatures and other sources in relevant topics written by authors including Jill Casid, Herman Melville and Alice Walker. The book is co-published with Dancing Foxes Press, an independent publishing platform whose projects render ideas that emerge from the minds of artists, writers, and scholars, and are often driven by content and collaboration.

Patty Chang (b. 1972, San Leandro, CA) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Chang received a BA from the University of California, San Diego in 1994. Her work has been exhibited nationwide and internationally at such institutions as The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Guggenheim Museum, New York; New Museum, New York; BAK- basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, the Netherlands; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Fri-Art Centre d’Art Contemporain Kunsthalle, Fribourg, Switzerland; Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, England; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; M+ Museum, Hong Kong; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden. Chang has received grants from Creative Capital, the New York Foundation for the Arts, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Tides Foundation, and Guggenheim Foundation. Most recently, Chang participated in the 2016 Shanghai Biennale. She lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Image: Patty Chang, Installation view, Invocation for a Wandering Lake, Part I, 2015. Projection, 12:49 minutes, sound, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and BANK/MABSOCIETY. Photo by Hai Zhang

The presentation of the exhibition and publication Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake, 2009–2017 is made possible by The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, and Artensee (Shanghai) Cultural Development Co., Ltd. Special thanks to our collaborators at BANK/MABSOCIETY. The Wandering Lake project was realized with grants to the artist from Creative Capital, Guggenheim Foundation, Headlands Center for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and New York Foundation for the Arts.

Exhibitions at the Queens Museum receive significant support from Ford Foundation and the Charina Endowment Fund. Major funding for the Queens Museum is generously provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Lambent Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., and the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.

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Cheeny Celebrado-Royer Chosen as a 2017/18 AICAD Post-Graduate Teaching Fellow

Association of Independent College of Art & Design places Mount Royal alumn Julia (Cheeny) Celebrado-Royer ('16) at Pratt Institute

The Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD) is pleased to announce the 11 fellows who have recently been selected to participate in a year-long, Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship at participating AICAD institutions during the 2017/18 academic year. Additionally, two of the 2016/17 fellows will be continuing in their positions for a second year. The Fellowship program seeks to provide professional practice opportunities to high-achieving alumni who have recently graduated from AICAD member schools, while also increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of faculty at these institutions. AICAD institutions aspire to create a climate that recognizes and values diversity as central to excellence in art and design education. AICAD Fellowships include structured and unstructured mentoring and professional development opportunities along with direct teaching experience, health benefits, and other monetary supports. Julia Celebrado-Royer (MFA in Multidisciplinary Art, 2016, Maryland Institute College of Art) placed at Pratt Institute. Julia Celebrado-Royer (b. 1991, Naga City, Philippines) received her MFA in Multidisciplinary Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Celebrado-Royer is an interdisciplinary artist working in sculpture, installation, painting, drawing, digital and performance art. She moved to the United States in 2005 and received her BA in Studio Art at McDaniel College, Westminster, MD, in 2014. Her work has been shown around the Baltimore region at venues such as School 33 Art Center (2017), Peale Museum (2016), Gallery CA (2016), |’sindikit| (2016), SpaceCamp (2016), Riggs Gallery (2016), Decker Gallery (2016), Esther Prangley Rice Gallery (2014), and Carroll County Arts Center (2012). Her work has been featured in ArtFCity, BmoreArt magazine, MICA Commotion, What Weekly, and The Hillmagazine. Celebrado-Royeris a 2016 Janet & Walter Sondheim semifinalist and a recipient of the Toby Devan Fellowship Award. She is currently a resident artist at School 33 Arts Center in Baltimore.

The Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD) is pleased to announce the 11 fellows who have recently been selected to participate in a year-long, Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship at participating AICAD institutions during the 2017/18 academic year. Additionally, two of the 2016/17 fellows will be continuing in their positions for a second year.

The Fellowship program seeks to provide professional practice opportunities to high-achieving alumni who have recently graduated from AICAD member schools, while also increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of faculty at these institutions. AICAD institutions aspire to create a climate that recognizes and values diversity as central to excellence in art and design education.

AICAD Fellowships include structured and unstructured mentoring and professional development opportunities along with direct teaching experience, health benefits, and other monetary supports.

Julia Celebrado-Royer (MFA in Multidisciplinary Art, 2016, Maryland Institute College of Art) placed at Pratt Institute. Julia Celebrado-Royer (b. 1991, Naga City, Philippines) received her MFA in Multidisciplinary Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Celebrado-Royer is an interdisciplinary artist working in sculpture, installation, painting, drawing, digital and performance art. She moved to the United States in 2005 and received her BA in Studio Art at McDaniel College, Westminster, MD, in 2014. Her work has been shown around the Baltimore region at venues such as School 33 Art Center (2017), Peale Museum (2016), Gallery CA (2016), |’sindikit| (2016), SpaceCamp (2016), Riggs Gallery (2016), Decker Gallery (2016), Esther Prangley Rice Gallery (2014), and Carroll County Arts Center (2012). Her work has been featured in ArtFCityBmoreArt magazineMICA CommotionWhat Weekly, and The Hillmagazine. Celebrado-Royeris a 2016 Janet & Walter Sondheim semifinalist and a recipient of the Toby Devan Fellowship Award. She is currently a resident artist at School 33 Arts Center in Baltimore.

"Wave and Particle" at School 33 Art Center

WAVE AND PARTICLE- A Group Exhibition featuring sculptural light explorations by Tommy Bobo (class of 2014), Katie Duffy (class of 2014), Jenn Figg & Matthew McCormack, Karen Lemmert, Scott Pennington, and Rachel Schmidt (class of 2007).

The exact nature of visible light is a subject that has perplexed humans for hundreds of years. Some have envisioned light as wave-like, producing energy that traverses through space in a manner similar to ripples spreading across the surface of a still pond after being disturbed by a dropped rock. The opposing view holds that light is composed of a steady stream of particles, much like tiny droplets of water sprayed from the nozzle of a garden hose. During the past few centuries, consensus of opinion has wavered with one view prevailing for a period of time, only to be overturned by evidence for the other. It is now understood that light can be, at different times, both particle-like and wave-like, and that this complementary, or dual role for the behavior of light can be employed to describe known characteristics such as refraction, reflection, interference, and diffraction.

Engaging in a multitude of experiments utilizing such characteristics, the artists of WAVE AND PARTICLE harness light’s properties and behaviors through the use of LED screens and projection, materials such as glass, plexiglass, vinyl, and steel, as well as programmed motion, and human interaction. In doing so they continue the centuries-old tradition of asking questions—of both themselves and their viewers—regarding the nature of light. 
WAVE AND PARTICLE will run concurrently with Light City 2017. 

Amber Eve Anderson and Rachel Borgman selected for Platforms 3rd annual juried exhibition.

Amber Eve Anderson (class of 2016) and Rachel Borgman (class of 2015) selected for Platform Gallery's 3rd annual juried exhibition.


Platform Gallery is pleased to present THE LENGTH OF OUR SHADOW, on view at 116 W Mulberry Street. THE LENGTH OF OUR SHADOW, juried by Zoë Charlton, Paul Rucker, and José Ruiz includes work from a selected group of eight diverse artists. This exhibition gave an opportunity for artists from any range of experience to participate and have their work considered. THE LENGTH OF OUR SHADOW focuses not only the curated exhibition, but also the conversation created between each applicant, the jurors, and Platform Gallery. 

THE LENGTH OF OUR SHADOW is the third of Platform’s annual juried exhibitions. We are proud to include the works of the following artists:

AMBER EVE ANDERSON
RACHEL BORGMAN
SUTTON DEMLONG
SOPHIE FRIEDMAN-PAPPAS
VIJAY MASHARANI
ANTONIO MCAFEE
BRETT SUEMNICHT
COURTNEY WYNN COOPER


ZOË CHARLTON (Baltimore, MD) creates drawings that explore the ironies of contemporary social and cultural stereotypes. She depicts her subject’s relationship with their world by combining images of culturally loaded objects and landscapes with undressed bodies. She received her MFA degree from the University of Texas at Austin and participated in residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting (Skowhegan, ME, 2001), Creative Alliance (Baltimore, MD, 2003), and Art342 (Fort Collins, CO, 2010). Her exhibitions include ConnerSmith. (Washington, DC, 2013), The Delaware Contemporary (Wilmington, DE, 2009), and Wendy Cooper Gallery (Chicago, IL, 2006). Her work has been included in national and international exhibitions including the Harvey B. Gantt Center (Charlotte, NC, 2015), Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, AR, 2014), Studio Museum of Harlem (NYC, NY, 2012), Contemporary Art Museum (Houston, TX, 2000), the Zacheta National Gallery of Art (Warsaw, Poland 2006), and Haas & Fischer Gallery (Zurich, Switzerland, 2006). She is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner grant (2012) and Rubys grant (2014), and was a finalist for the 2015 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize. She received nominations in 2014 for both the Anonymous Was a Woman and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award. Charlton is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Art at American University in Washington, DC.


PAUL RUCKER is a visual artist, composer, and musician who often combines media, integrating live performance, sound, original compositions, and visual art. His work is the product of a rich interactive process, through which he investigates community impacts, human rights issues, historical research, and basic human emotions surrounding particular subject matter. Much of his current work focuses on the Prison Industrial Complex and the many issues accompanying incarceration in its relationship to slavery. He has presented performances and visual art exhibitions across the country and has collaborated with educational institutions to address the issue of mass incarceration. Exhibitions of his work include opportunities for community interaction and dialogue around these issues, via workshops, artist talks, and community dinners with facilitated conversation.


JOSÉ RUIZ is a Peruvian-born curator and creative laborer who lives and works between DC, Baltimore, and New York. He received an MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BA in Painting and Latin American Studies from the University of Maryland. His projects have been exhibited in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and internationally in countries including Egypt, Ireland, Mexico, Japan, Slovakia, Germany, Hungary, South Africa, South Korea, and the Netherlands. Ruiz has recently curated exhibitions for the Queens Museum, Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museo de Arte de El Salvador and the Incheon Biennial. His practice has been the subject of various publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, ARTnews, Arte Al Día, Artnet, and The Washington Post. Ruiz is the founder of FURTHERMORE, a post-studio research, design and production company in DC and New York. He is also the co-founder, co-director, and co-curator of Present Company—a Brooklyn-based gallery and curatorial collective. Starting this fall, Ruiz will serve as the Director of the Curatorial Practice MFA program at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

 

Mount Royal featured in 2016 Transmodern Festival

Mount Royal artists featured at the Peale Museum for the 2016 Transmodern Festival (link).

Artists:

Cola Aaliyah-Yejide Anderson (class of 2015), Stephanie Barber (Mount Royal Artist in Residence), Cheeny Celebrado-Royer (class of 2016), Xin Ni (class of 2017), Yael Sloma (class of 2018) and Danni Tsuboi (class of 2016), 

Curators:

Markele Cullins/Suldao Abdiruhman, Isa Leal, LabBodies, Selina Doroshenko (class of 2016), Laure Drogoul, Valeska Populoh, Alicia Pulglionosi, SLee Triolo and Parade Collective.