Now. Here. This. was an 18-month project that collected artists’ responses to their physical locations and sought to reconcile various experiences of “place.” Artistic practice is an extension of daily life, knowledge and resources–whether an artist’s habitat is a choice, a natural path, forced, or born of necessity. The project arose from our desire to mine our local communities for intelligent, provocative, mindful work that best reflects our sensibilities as artists and curators–and to share them with each other and the public to promote visual and collaborative relationships and conversations.
The first six installments (July -December 2011) of Now. Here. This. were geared toward promoting cross-cultural dialog, highlighting the variety of media represented in contemporary art and the different responses to the idea of location or place. The following six installments from January to June 2012 featured a single artist in order to delve deeper into the power of the artist’s process. The last six installments, from July through December 2012, exhibited work made by teams, duos and collaborators. By showcasing a variety of disciplines and approaches, we see the power of having multiple points of view working towards a common goal. Each exhibition progressed over the course of the month and provided an in-depth look into the visceral responses, performative gestures and inspired moments of artists affected by their surroundings.
Please stay tuned for a forthcoming catalogue in 2013.
Click here to view the July-December 2012 Exhibitions
Artists include: Minkyung Lee and Abbigail Knowlton Israelsen (Incheon, Korea and Bloomington, Indiana), Martha Clippinger and Urayoán Noel (Edgemere, NY), Carla Repice and Geoffrey Cunningham (USA), Hayley Severns and Angela Rose Voulgarelis (New York, NY), Pietre Valbuena and Laura Torres (Chicago, IL), Christina Kelly and Jeff Hutchison (Brooklyn, NY)
Click here to view the January–June 2012 Exhibitions
Artists include: Halsey Burgund (Boston, MA), Molly Dilworth (Salina, KA), Alevtina Kakhidze (Muzychi, Ukraine), Laurence Payot (Liverpool, England), Kara Smith (Brooklyn, NY), Hidemi Takagi (Washington Heights, NY)
Click here to view the July-December 2011 Exhibitions
Artists include: Fletcher Boote (Johnson, VT), François Deschamps (Bamako, Mali), Georgie Friedman (Boston, MA), Leah Gauthier (Bloomington, IN), Sara Hubbs (New York, NY), Sara Jones (Brooklyn, NY), Nathaniel Kassel (Brooklyn, NY), Anya Antonovych-Metcalf (Beijing, China), Darren Miller (Meadville, PA), Oksana Parafeniuk (Korostyshiv, Ukraine), Maya Pindyck (Tel Aviv, Israel), Karen Rosenkrantz (Boston, MA), Betsy Stirratt (Bloomington, IN), Naomi Uman, Agitsa Bo-Gi and Bozena Hrycyna (Lehedzyne, Ukraine), Andrea Wenglowskyj (Kyiv, Ukraine), Sarah Williams (Missouri), Karla Wozniak (USA), Helena Wurzel (Cambridge, MA)
Martha Clippinger and Urayoán Noel, CEMENTED REP (WHERE EDGEMERES MEET), 2012