Join me on February 16th from 2-9 for the opening or on March 2nd 6-10pm for the closing of redux!
On Opening night of Sara's Modified exhibition in the fall of 2000, Will met Sara and purchased one of her early paintings.
A creative conversation was sparked that has deepened over the years and given impetus to redux which brings together
the recent work of Tucson based artist Sara Hubbs and the photography of Phoenix based architect Will Bruder.
Sara employs paint, cast-offs and reworked product packaging while Will uses his smart phone to capture and compose images of his life and travels. Both Sara and Will mine everyday experiences in their work, inviting us all to look, with care and curiosity at the world around us.
My work will be shown in a group show called Debris Field from Sept 3-Nov 2, 2013 at the Castle Gallery on the campus of the College of New Rochelle.
April 11 - May 3, 2012 My work will be in a group show curated by Lisa Dahl through Art Connects New York at Spattered Columns.
Images from First Truth exhibition at Camel Art Space I co-curated with Sara Jones.
February 10-March 11, 2012: First Truth, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY:
Opening Reception: February 10, 6-9 pm.
The artist who sets out to examine or establish a truth often runs into the bigger truth that came before it: that what one wants to accomplish may be fleeting and possibly unaccomplishable, or that what one creates will transform into an unforeseen thing between the time it is conceived and the time it is completed. This first truth takes the form of gaps and inconsistencies that erupt when attempting to tell a story, remember a vision, or attempt to follow a rule, and it is fueled by unreliable memories, unraveled experiences, and inexplicable imprecisions. It can be fought against, accepted, ignored, or even embraced, but the first truth — which can also be called the first anomaly or the first disappointment — emerges through the work whether it is intended or not. The artists in this exhibition intend and do not intend, but nevertheless communicate this first truth in a variety of ways.
Artists: Siobhan McBride, Janelle Iglesias, Megan Hays, Danielle Mysiliwiec, Gina Beavers, Sara Hubbs and Sara Jones
Check out pics from "No Customs" show in Abu Dabi at Jen and Kevin McCoy's blog.
November 4-27, 2010
opening reception: Thursday Nov 4, 7-9 pm
curated by Jennifer and Kevin McCoy
an exhibition of transmissible ideas with:
Jason Robert Bell / Marni Kotak
Torsten Z. Burns
Jennifer Dalton / Susan Hamburger
Melissa Dubbin / Aaron Davidson
A common art-making strategy when one enters into new territory is to listen, to ask, and to wait. As newcomers to Abu Dhabi, we considered this strategy, but then rejected it. Instead of waiting to receive information, we begin our sojourn in the Emirates by making an offer. In curating this show, No Customs, held in our remarkably gallery like living space, we offer the work of artists connected to us from our home community of New York City. When they asked what life is like here, we answered we didn’t yet know. We told them to send what they could send via email, via instructions, via concept. We told them to send it fast. So then, what we have is a show called No Customs. This title is a double entendre. Practically, since no objects have been mailed, we were not slowed by the expense of shipping and the delays of customs. Metaphorically, the show is not about tradition or interpretation, but rather about mapping and transcription. How does form map onto landscape? How does it transform landscape? How do you demarcate space for contemplation, for understanding, for revolution? What happens to the body when its image occupies this demarcated space?
First, the approach to a problem. This is what we hear when listening to Vito Acconci’s audio piece, Research Station, Antarctica, For Your Ears Only (2004-2010). How does an artist (here architect) turn a landscape into a series of constraints to be addressed, to create a form? In the photographs of Melissa Dubbin and Aaron Davidson, the long time collaborators use smoke bombs to test the landscape. They create form with weather, wind, light, and clouds. In a site specific project by Thomas Lail, a series of Buckminister Fuller domes are superimposed over the city view of Abu Dhabi, creating another take on the domes of the city and adding to the enormous architectural speculation already here. In another project, a memory sequence of images by Tara Fracalossi offers a counterpoint to the desert with images of most verdant spring and bleakest winter. These images purport to be memory, but their repetition on the wall creates matrices of classifications that map new space. In the end they are more like letters in an alphabet than like stories of particular landscapes.
In answering a call to show work in Abu Dhabi, many artists considered the question of mapping, both graphically and metaphorically. In the work of Michael Mandiberg, the artist asked us to find an Arabic map of the USA in which we recreate the laser cuttings of print media that he is known for. In this work the message and the map collide. The artist duo MTAA and the sculptor Sara Hubbs sent ideas for works that, though they are generated very differently, come up with surprisingly congruent projects. MTAA asked us to find “the most colorful place” in Abu Dhabi. Then they provided software that translated this image into an abstract digital image (referred to as “the aesthetic object”). We could then display this any way we saw fit. In Sara Hubb’s project, an abstract form also results from a behind the scenes process. She photographed decaying areas of New York City and asked us to reproduce the patterns they create in plaster, building up a surface to form decoration from blight.
The projects of Jonathan Schipper and the collaborative team of Jennifer Dalton and Susan Hamburger ask us the audience to participate in the creation of the artwork by zeroing in on our patterns of behavior. In the ambitious project by Schipper, entitled A Million Dollar Walk, attendees of the opening reception will be given the opportunity to carry a briefcase full of money on a prescribed path through the building. Dalton and Hamburger ask participants questions about their behavior in Abu Dhabi, creating a changing sculptural bar graph that measures their assumptions about life in the capitol against actual practice.
Four artists in the exhibition deal with space by creating voids some for the viewer to inhabit speculatively others by creating spaces for lost objects. In her video mixtape project, Marisa Olson casts herself as an outsourced worker and creates a mash-up of Arab covers of American karaoke classics. The singers of course, are us by implication. In The New Revolution (2010), Mark Tribe creates an installation that invites spectators to consider their own ideas about revolution. David Grubbs, a noted musician, sent us instructions to render a beautiful wall drawing whose omissions create open spaces for meaning to drift. In an animation by Karen Yasinsky, You’d Better Be Careful, omitted objects and spaces set interpretation even farther adrift.
Several of the artists in the show responded with work implying performative space. In the video Double Face Fantasy by Jason Robert Bell and Marni Kotak this space is a virtual one in that a portrait transforms through a technical gesture. Anthony Discenza’s video, The Future has Already Been Written creates a tour de force collage of science fiction, and we follow the body of Charlton Heston through alternate visions of the future. In the work of Torsten Burns, Resurrectables (Yellow-Mobilers), the artist asked us to curate a selection of performance stills from a huge array of images of costumes, props, and locations. We selected images of vehicles, conveying transmission, speed, and the framing of the body as it moves through space. Finally, the work of photographer Bill Durgin presents work that brings it all together. The body becomes a landscape of skin, finally an abstracted “aesthetic object”.
No Customs is located at Sama Tower, Suite 3708, Abu Dhabi. Sama Tower is at the corner of Airport Rd and Electra Rd., near the NMC (New Medical Center). The exhibition will be open Saturdays from 1-5 through Nov. 27 and by appointment. Please contact Jennifer or Kevin McCoy with questions and image requests: email@example.com
Jennifer and Kevin McCoy's multimedia artworks examine the genres and conventions of filmmaking, memory and language. They are known for constructing subjective databases of existing material and making fragmentary miniature film sets with lights, video cameras, and moving sculptural elements to create live cinematic events. They have relocated to Abu Dhabi in affiliation with New York University Abu Dhabi and are presently teaching and working on a commission for the downtown campus.
The McCoys' work has been widely exhibited in the US and internationally - their most recent shows include Museum of Modern Art in New York, BFI (British Film Institute) Southbank in London, Hanover Kunstverein, The Beall Center in Irvine, CA, pkm Gallery in Beijing, The San Jose Museum of Art, Palazzodella Papesse, The Addison Museum of American Art, The Nevada
Museum of Art, and Artists Space in New York. Their work can be seen in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and the Speed Museum. They are represented in New York by Postmasters Gallery.
image credits: from left to right, Michael Mandiberg, “Us and Them”, David Grubbs, “Untitled (I Just Want to Say)”, and Karen Yasinsky ”You’d Better Be Careful”
Two Degrees of Separation
December 9, 2009 – January 24, 2010
Gallery SATORI is pleased to present “Two Degrees of Separation,” a group exhibition with ninety artists to be held in the Project Space and Lounge at Gallery SATORI. The artwork ranges widely from intimate paintings to delicate paper sculptures to videos on minute monitors to a ceramic soccer ball. The show investigates the web-like interrelationship between many of the artists working in New York as well as a few artists working in London, Seoul, Tel Aviv, and Sydney who have connections to the artists based in New York.
The relationships may include friends, colleagues, partners, lovers, spouses, studio-mates, room-mates, friends of friends to shared experiences in educational programs, residency programs, artist panels and exhibitions. Some may not remember how or when they have met or why they know the person but when asked if they know him/her the answer is “yes.”
164 Stanton Street, NY, NY 10002 / Tel. 646. 896. 1075 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.gallerysatori.com
Thanks to Emma Grady from Treehugger for this nice write-up!
A huge thank you goes out to Abigail Doan for posting images from my show Partner Play.
Check out this write-up on "Bird-in-the-house," a blog from Welsh artist Kathryn Campbell Dodd... Thanks Kathryn!
Come to the Screening Room in Tucson, AZ and check out works by female video artists. I have a short piece in the show!
Check out this nice article about the Artillery Art Fair. Mimi Luse gives my work and Tony Luib's a nice paragraph.
Lumenhouse is pleased to present the works of two contemporary Brooklyn artists: Sara Hubbs and Tony Luib, at the 2009 BROOKLYN ARTILLERY art fair. As part of the Williamsburg Gallery Association's Fall Kick-off weekend, Lumenhouse will be showcasing this two-person exhibition at the Castle Braid from September 11th - 20th, 2009.
Sara Hubbs’ sculptural works are assemblages created from discarded remnants of shoes and other personal ephemera. In her process, Hubbs investigates the relationship between these forms, and their materials while at the same time, providing these relics with new meaning.
Tony Luib’s paintings and sculptures provocatively fuse disparate elements such animal parts, fur, acrylic, polymer clay, stones, feathers and ground shells. The resulting sculptural landscapes, as Luib describes, “can be seen as both the internal, unhealthy conscience of our human evolution as well as the destructive, obvious malnutrition of our environment.”
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 12th 4pm - 12am
Exhibition Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm - 8pm (September 12th - 20th)
Thanks to Abigail Doan for the incredible post about my work on her well researched, well versed blog Ecco*Eco
July 2009: little creatures (curated by Megan Hays) at McCaig-Welles Gallery, 129 Roebling Street Brooklyn, NY 11211
Opens Thursday July 2, 2009 @ 7pm
with Alessandro Ayuso, Gina Beavers, Deedee Cheriel, Molly Crabapple, Valerie Crosswhite, Megan Hays, Sara Hubbs, Kazuko Minokami, Aurora Robson, Chris Uphues
June 6th - July 5th 2009: Our House
Featuring mixed media work by Lumenhouse artists: Matthew Brownell, Megan Hays, Sara Hubbs, Aurora Robson & Stephen Workman
Opening reception: Saturday and Sunday June 6th & 7th 12-7pm.
Gallery hours: Sat & Sun 12-5, weekdays by appt. Lumenhouse, 47 Beaver Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206
June 6th & 7th 2009: BOS 2009 Bushwick Open Studios and Arts Festival @ Lumenhouse 47 Beaver Street, Brooklyn NY 11206. Open studio hours: 12pm - 7pm
May 21st 2009: ARTS IN BUSHWICK BENEFIT: BOS PREVIEW AND ART SALE @ Lumenhouse 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Please join me on Saturday, April 25th to help support Lumenhouse--a studio and gallery in Bushwick that provides affordable space for the creation of commercial and fine art photography, and inexpensive studio space for emerging artists.
A benefit silent auction will take place from 7-9pm, with refreshments and live performances by Eliza Fernand, Brent Arnold and Marissa Mickelberg. Over 30 artists have already committed to sharing their work in the auction, including:
Per Bilgren, Matthew Brownell, Garrison Buxton, El Celso, Eun Young Choi, Beth Dary , Jennifer Delilah , Geujin Han, Megan Hays , Eliza Fernand , Cindy Gatto, Eric Graham , Ingrid C. Hertfelder , Mary Hill, Sara Hubbs , Benjamin S. Jones , Zachary Keeting , Marlon Krieger , Oskar Landi , Erika Langstroth, Lucas Lai, Niki Lederer, Eric Lee, Miyeon Lee , Zaun Lee, Tony Luib, Shinto Mai, Camilla Padgitt Coles, Avoid Pi, Aurora Robson , Edward Smith, Daniel + Travis, Jeremiah Teipen , Inga Huld Tryggvadottir, Stephen Workman, and more.
From 9pm on, the photo studio will transform into a dance party with DJ Stylus and DJ krnl panic and video art projections by meKaniKdolls and other local video artists.
Lumenhouse is dedicated to maintaining an open, mutable space that can serve as a gestation chamber for new cultural activity to develop and flourish. I hope you will join me on April 25th to support the vision and mission of this important gallery and community resource.
My piece "Becoming Cactus" was recently exhibited in Mexico City at EJECT -Segundo Festival de Videoperformance de la Ciudad de México
gabrielle civil - estados unidos | montserrat payró y mariella greil - españa/méxico | graham macleod - canadá/china | sylvia winkler & stephan köperl - austria/alemania | gabriel sasiambarrena - argentina | jorge luis santana - cuba | lucas grandin - francia | verónica allocati - argentina | grupo proyector - colombia | cinthya reyes - méxico | karen zalamea - canadá | elizabeth neira - chile | maría eugenia chellet - méxico | gabriela golder - canadá/argentina | michele beck y jorge calvo - estados unidos/costa rica | federico martínez montoya - méxico | sara hubbs - estados unidos | mariana peralta – méxico | rachelle beaudoin - estados unidos | kenji ouellet - canadá | caroline barc - francia | irene loughlin - canadá | nadja marcin - alemania | lysette yoselevitz - méxico/canadá | micheline durocher – canadá
mónica dower | pancho lópez | ricardo nicolayewsky
23 y 24 de octubre de 2008
EX TERESA ARTE ACTUAL
lic. verdad no. 8
méxico df - (metro Zócalo)
A collection of my paintings are being featured at the new Will Bruder gem, Mezzo in Phoenix. This new condo project is located at 1145 E. Whiton. You can see more photos and find out about events at Mezzo either on their website at www.mezzophx.com or at www.mezzoblog.com
THE BOBBY FISHER MEMORIAL BUILDING PRESENTS
THE NEXT GENERATION OF FEMALE ARTISTS
A selection of twelve artists under the age of 35 investigate how contemporary lifestyles effect and re-define the women of this generation.
AMY MISURELLI SORENSON
AMBER HAWK SWANSON
SARA HUBBS (GW MFA 2008)
I've been included in the Annual Survey of MFA Work in the Washington/Baltimore Area
JULY - AUGUST, 2008