Event

NATURALLY SYNTHETIC

Exhibition
Gallery 9–10pm
  • Regular FREE

Note

Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 5
from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

With the ability to extend sight, memory, and interaction, our media tools foster a naturally synthetic hub through which nature and experience are visualized, made accessible, and become normalized, achieving something that feels naturally synthetic.

The artists selected for this group show make subtle use of their chosen medium to capture and construct synthetic environments that serve to analyze or question things like humanity, what it means to be alive, and under what conditions can fantasy and reality become enmeshed.

Curated By Natasha Chuk. Natasha is a New York City-based arts writer and independent curator. She is the author of the forthcoming book, Vanishing Points: Articulations of Death, Fragmentation, and the Unexperienced Experience of Created Objects (Intellect). Her work focuses on the relationships between created objects, technology, and the ways in which visibility and perception are negotiated. www.natashachuk.com TWITTER: @nchuk

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS & WORK:
Caryn Cline:
Left Side, Riverside  (2011)
Erica Magrey:
Interactive online work, Face, Porthole, Window, Glovebox (2013), Duration: variable
• Interactive online work, Numinous Objects Interface (2012), Duration: variable
Daniel Lopera: digital video, In Utero, Being Life, Doing Death, Next State? (2014)
Dana Miller: select images from photographic series, A Theory of All Things (2012-13)
Kimberly Witham: select images from photographic series, Domestic Arrangements (2012)

ARTISTS’ BIOS:

CARYN CLINE is a filmmaker, curator and teacher, originally from the Missouri Ozarks. Her current body of work, influenced by her experiences living in Manhattan, changes the scale of the natural world for the viewer, using botanicollage (her term for direct animation employing botanical elements), in-camera and optical effects. Her short experimental and direct animation films have appeared at festivals all over the world, including the 2013 Venice Biennale, among others. She has taught botanicollage workshops around the country, including The School of Visual Arts and The New School. Caryn and Julie Perini curated a film series called “Collaborating with Nature” that has screened in Albuquerque, Tucson, Portland, Seattle and Denver, and Los Angeles. www.caryncline.com

DANIEL LOPERA was born in Miami, Florida and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY, where he studies photography at SVA. Daniel has exhibited his work in numerous galleries and spaces in Miami and New York City. His work ranges from still abstract photographs to immersive video and sound installations. He enjoys making books, silk screening, and printing in old alternative photographic process. Daniel describes his work as visceral and intuitive. He is interested in the abstract and unknown elements of human existence. www.daniellopera.com INSTAGRAM: @luno.lopera

ERICA MAGREY is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist working with video, performance, music, costume, sculpture, and set design. She is a 2014-15 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Resident, and was the 2011 NY Artist in Residence with iaab/International Exchange and Studio Program Basel, Switzerland, and a 2012 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work. Career highlights include screenings and performances at Socrates Sculpture Park, The Sculpture Center, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Kaskadenkondensator (Basel), The Kitchen, and Storefront for Art and Architecture. She is also a member of the collaborative performance group The Kate Bush Dance Troupe. www.ericamagrey.com

DANA MILLER received her MFA from Bard College and her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She had her first solo exhibition in New York at the Jen Bekman Gallery in 2004. She has been written about in the New York Times, the Village Voice, Leica Fotografie International, and Art in America. Her work is held in the corporate collections of VISA New York and The Capital Group. Dana was a recipient of the Camera Club of New York's Residency program for 2006-07 and won the New York Photo Festival Portfolio Review Award in 2009. In 2010 she was selected for the Silverstein Photography Annual at the Bruce Silverstein Gallery in New York. Dana lives and works in Brooklyn.  www.danamiller.net INSTAGRAM: @typophoto

KIMBERLY WITHAM is a New Jersey based artist whose work investigates intersections between the human and natural worlds. Her work has been featured in Color Magazine, PHOTO+ Magazine (S. Korea), BLOW photo (Ireland), and Wired (online) and has been used as cover illustration for books in the US and France. She has won awards and grants including a fellowship at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists and the Lindback Distinguished teaching award. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad and is held in numerous private collections.  Kimberly is represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston. www.kimberlywitham.com roadsideresurrections.wordpress.com

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