As part of the River To River Festival, LMCC invites the public to go behind the scenes and meet its artists-in-residence in their studios at 101 Greenwich Street. Over the course of two days, audiences learn about the practices and processes of multi-disciplinary artists working in the transformed office spaces of 101 Greenwich, and experience a wide range of artwork from live performance and theater to poetry and fiction to painting and sculpture.
Golnar Adili, Jennifer Bartlett, Eliza Bent, Keisha Bush, André Daughtry, Jonathan González, Zac Hacmon, Terrance James Jr., NIC Kay, Ying Liu, Asif Mian, Kenneth Pietrobono, Orlando Tirado, and Zhiyuan Yang
TIME BASED EVENTS
FRIDAY, JUNE 21
6:30-7:00PM, Dance Floor
Jennifer Bartlett: Poet, editor and activist Jennifer Bartlett will be staging a reading of her poetry.
7:30-7:45PM, Dance Floor
Ying Liu: experimental multimedia artist Ying Liu will present a few snippets from Pigtail, a Swivel Stool Dance™ performance that will premiere at New York's ISSUE Project Room in September 2019. The movers dance on/with swivel stools (deconstructed office chairs) and adapt to them as extensions of their bodies in a one-year-long process. The choreography incorporates movements of sports such as synchronized swimming and rhythmic gymnastics as foundational sources of individual and collaborative movement. Ying and Edwardo Brito, Ashley Ervin, Sayako Kojima, Shelby Nelson and Shelby Tucker have been rehearsing rigorously since the start of her Workspace residency.
8:00-8:30PM, Zac Hacmon’s Studio
Zac Hacmon/ Matt Mottel: Musician Matt Mottel will perform in tandem with Zac Hacmon's sculpture. The site of the sculpture remains fixed and untouched. Hacmon provides an architecture for Mottel to use tools of music performance; modified keytar,fx pedals, and sound speakers to co-exist within, and draw from Hacmon's environment.
SATURDAY, JUNE 22
All events will take place on the Dance Floor of Workspace Studios at 101 Greenwich, 15th Floor.
Keisha Bush: Keisha will read an excerpt from her forthcoming book, No Heaven for Good Boys (Random House)
Jennifer Bartlett: Poet, editor and activist Jennifer Bartlett will hold a reading of her biography on the poet Larry Eigner.
Ying Liu: As above
Keisha Bush: Keisha will read an excerpt from her memoir, Song of Myself. The memoir has been a direct source of inspiration to her visual art during LMCC's Workspace residency, as she strives to expand the language of story.
Kenneth Pietrobono: Kenneth Pietrobono will hold a performance lecture that engages the viewer with his deep research and investigation into the crisis of contemporary power structures.
Our Workspace artist residency program seeks to catalyze the practices and careers of emerging artists of all disciplines. Having administered this linchpin program for almost 20 years, LMCC celebrates all of the artists who have come through the program and continue to bring their forward-thinking practices and perspectives to the world. During Open Studios, LMCC is pleased to highlight two Workspace alumni contributing to the vibrancy of Lower Manhattan with large-scale exhibitions of their work in public spaces:
NYC DOT Art Display Cases on Water Street and Maiden Lane and Gouverneur Lane between Water Street and Front Street
Internationally acclaimed, New York-born artist Elia Alba’s The Supper Club is a multifaceted art project comprising an ongoing series of dinners in which artists engage in meaningful conversation about art, pop culture, socio-political events and race; photographic portraits of nearly 60 artists of color; and a book to be published in late 2018 featuring the portraits and text related to the dinners/conversations. Inspired by Vanity Fair’s annual Hollywood Issue, Alba’s photographs frame her circle of artists and friends as celebrities, transforming their identities into iconic images while evoking influences that span art history and Afrofuturism, fashion photography and classical mythology. A large-format selection of the portraits will be on display throughout River To River in the NYC DOT Art Display Cases on Water Street between Wall Street and Maiden Lane and on Gouverneur Lane between Water Street and Front Street.
Ezra Wube is a mixed media artist born in Ethiopia and based in Brooklyn, NY. His work references the notions of past and present, the constant changing of place, and the dialogical tensions between “here” and “there.” His work has been shown at the Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju, South Korea; Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, NY; the 13th Biennial de Lyon, Lyon, France; Dak’Art 2014 Biennale, Dakar, Senegal; the 18th International Festival of Contemporary Art SESC_Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil; and as part of the Times Square Arts Midnight Moment, New York, NY. His residencies and awards include LMCC Workspace Residency Program, the Drawing Center, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, and the Triangle Arts Association Residency, all in New York. Wube received his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA from Hunter College.
Workspace 2018-2019 Cohort
LMCC’s Artist Residency Programs are also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Workspace is also supported, in part, by the Jerome Foundation. Space for the 2018–2019 Workspace program was donated by Cove Property Group and Bentall Kennedy.