Curator-led studio visits that give you a chance to meet mano a mano with contemporary artists in their studios over a glass of wine or two.
Participation in a STUDIOcrawl is limited, so you get an opportunity to ask those questions that usually go unanswered in the gallery setting and get responses straight from the source—The Artist!
Refreshments are served and conversation is encouraged.
Greenpoint/Williamsburg STUDIOcrawl with
KEHINDE WILEY, GUY RICHARDS SMIT and RAPHAELE SHIRLEY
Peripatetic artist, Kehinde Wiley treated the group to a look at new works in progress from his Africa and Fallen Heroes series; Guy Richards Smit presented excerpts from his new gambit—a large scale painted comic book– and shared the narrative details for the final work; Raphaele Shirley presented working models of the in situ installation– Sunken City
TriBeCa STUDIOcrawl with
PAUL MILLER aka DJ SPOOKY (that Subliminal Kid), SHINIQUE AMIE SMITH and KYUNG JEON
Best know under the name of his constructed person “DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid”, Paul Miller is a conceptual artist, writer, musician and globetrotter who has collaborated with a wide variety of musicians and composers from Steve Reich and Yoko Ono to Killa Priest from Wu-Tang Clan and Thurston Moore. Miller’s first collection of essays, Rhythm Science was published in 2004 by MIT Press to enormous critical acclaim.
Shinique Smith’s work was recently included in two solo exhibitions at the Proposition, New York and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. Additionally, her work was included in the critically acclaimed Studio Museum in Harlem exhibition, Frequency, Neovernacular, curated by Franklin Sirmans for the Steve Turner Gallery, LA and the 9th International Istanbul Biennial, to name a few.
Kyung Jeon received her MFA from SVA in 2005 and in 2003 was a resident at Skowhegan. In the span of three short years, her work has been included in numerous group shows including SCOPE New York, Miami and London. She had her third solo exhibition at the Proposition in September 2006.
Erin Salazar, curator at the Bronx Museum for the Arts led the crawl.
In 2006, current PowerHouse Projects Director Astrid Persans created Show & Tell for the Brooklyn Institute of Contemporary Art. For Show & Tell Persans and Cay Rabinowitz, then the Senior Editor of Parkett, assembled a program that included visits to the studios of noted artists Glenn Ligon, Nina Katchadorian, Nathan Carter and emerging artist Oona Ratcliffe, along with a look at some of the architectural and cultural highlights of the burgeoning Gowanus section of Brooklyn.
In late 2005, under the auspices of artist collective NURTUREart, Persans invited Trevor Schoonmaker to lead a set of studio visits for NURTUREart’s inaugural StudioViews program. Schoonmaker curated the critically-lauded shows Black President and The Beautiful Game and has been Contemporary Art Curator of Duke University’s Nasher Museum since 2006. For StudioViews, he presented the studios of Mickalene Thomas, Shinique Amie Smith, Navin June Norling and Tom Pilgrim.