Sunday, November 22, 2009

Open Studios 2009

The Parsons MFA Open Studios was a packed event last Wednesday. Here are some images from my studio.

view walking into my studio

The Importance of _____. invited people to fill in the blank.

video screening "Dreamwalking", wall drawing of a walking-map and text of a diary entry related to the walk experience.

"I like walking because it is slow, and I suspect that the mind, like the feet, works at about three miles an hour. If this is so, the modern life is moving faster than the speed of thought, or thoughtfulness." - from Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit

Monday, November 9, 2009

Save the Date: Parsons MFA Fine Arts Open Studios

25 E13th Street 5TH FLOOR, NY, NY 10009

Please join the Parsons community for the open studios of Nana Asante, Rehan Bashir, Monica Bernal, Joshua Bricker, Daniel Carlson, Alexandre Cavalcanti, Yen-Ting Chung, Daniela Di Donato, Casey James Diskin, Morgan Ersery, Azin Feizabadi, Danielle Goldsmith, Atalay Harrison, Mauricio Herrero, Lea Jeffire, Mona Kamal, Gene Kim, Kenna Kindig, Chi-Yun Lee, Shihchieh Lo, Loretta Lomanto, Tatiana Lyubeskaya, Neha Majithia, Chris Mansour, Brendan McCarthy, Bojan Mitrevski, Ana Mora, Thomas O’Grady, Bridget O’Rourke, Tom Pnini, Rayna Savrosa, Beom Do Seo, Nicholas Shifrin, JD Siazon, Logan Sibrel, Alexandria Smith, Tomoe Tsutsumi, John Wanzel, Isabelle Webster, Magnus Weik, Guangyu Wu, Mary Younkin and Michelle Yu.

Parsons Fine Arts will open its MFA studios and student gallery to the public on Wednesday November 18th from 6-9pm. This showcase offers visitors a glimpse of a challenging studio art program ensconced within a school of art, media and technology that embraces interdisciplinary experimentation and innovation. Featuring video works about pro democracy movements in Iran, painting and photo collages that address gender and sexuality, sculptural engagements with the televisual and drawings that evoke the experience of displacement, the creative output of the Parsons MFA students extends the boundaries of contemporary cultural expression.

Monday, November 2, 2009

On knowing and non-knowing

"...knowing must therefore be accompanied by an equal capacity to forget knowing. Non-knowing is not a form of ignorance but a difficult transcendence of knowledge..."
(Jean Lescure on a painting of Charles Lapicque, from The Poetics of Space, pg. xxxii)

view on today's walk from Greenpoint, Brooklyn