As 2014 winds down, we are both reflecting on what a fantastic first year TYPOLOGY has had in its home at Artscape Youngplace, and anticipating the exciting exhibitions and initiatives we’ve got planned for 2015. But before we get to our updates and invites, we’d first like to thank every one of our subscribers and followers for your continued interest, participation, and support. As the project space learns and grows, there’s much for our audiences to look forward to, including better and more streamlined communications, online shopping and submissions, and other opportunities to participate from near and far. Thanks for staying with us!
First, sorry about that Halloween-themed message from yesterday — we’re adjusting to some newness in our emailing program and it’s been a bit of a bumpy transition. Lessons are being learned and we appreciate your patience.
Last week’s Alien Mask Workshop with Marta Ryczko was a smashing success — few are able to channel that inner stranger more enthusiastically and effectively than those in the grade school set. After a brief introduction to Ryczko’s haunting Alien/Recognition images in the exhibition, everyone set to work bringing their alter egos to life. Below are some of the soulful, spooky, or silly results, reproduced in black and white as an homage to Ryczko’s original images.
As we head into late fall, the chill in the air and the leaves underfoot put us in mind of the seasons and the stars, elemental concepts evoking cycles, rituals, and deeply held wishes. Not coincidentally, such themes form the conceptual threads weaving much of Saskatchewan artist Cathryn Miller’s work together, and so it is with a sense of both celebratory anticipation and seasonal cheer that we announce our next exhibition.
Here at TYPOLOGY, we have a growing inventory of delightful and fascinating things made by us and participating artists in conjunction with each exhibition. For Of Other Faces, this includes a beautiful 64-page exhibition catalogue (pictured above and below), an affordable two-part limited print edition (pictured at bottom of this post), a freshly pressed CD containing two collaborative sound works, and — get this! — a limited number of Alien/Recognition portrait commissions, through which you or a loved one can be immortalized in a two-part set of custom photographs created by artist Marta Ryczko using the same processes she used to create the series in the show. (Can you imagine a more perfect gift for that complex person in your life?)
Happy October, everyone! We’re into week 3 with Of Other Faces, and the show continues to get a great response from everyone who visits. Manuel Saiz’s video installation featuring actors moving in synchrony with animals is a compelling (and often funny) study in nature v. culture. Victoria Fu’s elegiac film projection restores the pathos to the selfie phenomenon, while Marta Ryczko’s transformed portraits elicit equal parts fascination and repulsion. And Andrea Cohen and Wiska Radkiewicz’s collaborative sound composition is akin to an aural hall of mirrors. Don’t miss this international, intergenerational, and interdisciplinary exhibition, which continues to October 25th!
Please join us Thursday, September 18th from 7–9 pm for the opening of our fall exhibition. Of Other Faces features sound art, video, and photography by Andrea Cohen and Wiska Radkiewicz (Paris, New York), Victoria Fu (Los Angeles), Marta Ryczko (Toronto), and Manuel Saiz (Berlin), five artists whose works employ strategies of mirroring and doubling to investigate the paradoxical nature of our dualistic world. Of Other Faces will be the first exhibition in Canada to feature work by international artists Victoria Fu and Manuel Saiz.
Just 13 miles up Route 9 from Hudson, in the village of Kinderhook, NY, is gallerist Jack Shainman’s latest venture, aptly named The School. Repurposed from a decommissioned Federal Revival public school built in 1929, this beautiful new exhibition venue has been thoughtfully redesigned by Spanish architect Antonio Jimenez Torrecillas into a multifaceted project space and gallery featuring work and projects by Shainman’s roster of internationally known artists.
Now that we are into the thick of summer, what better thing to do on break from exhibition-making than visit other wonderful exhibitions? Luckily our travels are bringing us through some good places to see shows, and we would like to share some of the best of what we come across while we are on the road.
Today’s post features an excellent exhibition at the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. Titled In Context: The Portrait in Contemporary Photographic Practice, the show is curated by Robert Knight and features thirteen artists who blur the lines between conceptual and documentary photography.
Installation views from THE ORDER OF THINGS or, The Second Conference of the International Network of Personal Relationships can now be seen on the Exhibition page gallery here. Scroll down and click any thumbnail to enlarge and view captions.
Thanks to everyone who came to see the show and special thanks to the artist, Leif Low-Beer, for a great exhibition. To see more of his work, check out his website, leiflow-beer.com
TYPOLOGY is now closed while the director continues her maternity leave over the summer. Our next exhibition, featuring five local and international artists working in video, sound, and photography, will open Thursday, September 18th. Stay tuned and/or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and now Instagram for updates and invites coming soon!