Wednesday, February 18, 2009

This Sunday! SP Potluck @ Islip Art Museum

Come out for a Sunday train ride on the coast. Islip Art Museum is just an hour outside of NYC. Live music and snacks, 3 collaborative projects, artists' books & displays from Women's Studio Workshop, and a lake view (*see below for transportation details). We are presenting our culminating video work and launching the SP Potluck Project book. Thank you again to everyone who has participated in the project so far! We would love to see you!

SP Potluck
Invites you to celebrate the exhibition
Out of the Incubator
From Women's Studio Workshop
curated by Ann Kalmbach & Tatana Kellner
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 22 from 2-4 pm

Out of the Incubator features new site-specific installations created by teams of artists who met at WSW during residencies and internships, and developed working bonds. These alumnae were commissioned to explore the creative possibilities engendered by the collaborative process.
Women's Studio Workshop and the Islip Art Museum present site-specific work by:

Natalie Campbell, Carissa Carman, Heidi Neilson, & Liz Zanis
SP Potluck Project, Video Installation, 2009

SP Potluck Project is a working laboratory for video collaboration, the first phase of which was at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Swing Space Residency. The long term goal of this project is an investigation into the process and nature of collaboration itself. As former residents, fellows, and interns at WSW, the group is interested in the utopian nature of artist communities. The communal meal is the premise for a video installation that documents and reflects the process of working together.

Carolyn Lambert & Dani Leventhal
Suspended in August (late), Multi-channel Video Installation, 2009

Suspended In August (late) is an owl drawing constant circles above a roadside-picnic-home-video. Eight years after these two artists first collaborated, Lambert and Leventhal reunite to create this low-tech installation that combines animation and video. Suspended In August (late) presents the relationship between the artists and the ways in which they understand their place in nature and manufactured space. The circling owl hunts and soars while the women eat potatoes, hamburgers, asparagus, and mayonnaise.

Clarissa Sligh & Chris Petrone
Drawing Conversations, Installation of Works on Paper, 2009

Drawing Conversations is a long-distance collaboration between Clarissa and Chris, using the US Postal Service. A series of mixed media prints and drawings on paper were sent back and forth between Philadelphia, PA, Asheville, NC, and Rosendale, NY. The artists explored the relationship between exchange and intuition as they altered each other's work, whose intimate dialogue is now presented in a public space.

Collectively, WSW's 35 years of commissioned works constitute a critical mass that is changing society's understanding and appreciation of the content of women's art. This exhibition offers an in-depth look into the history of support for women artists, and a celebration of this ongoing vision.

During the course of the exhibition, the Islip Art Museum will host a series of informative and technical workshops designed to give artists the tools they need to build successful careers in the art world. Call 631-224-5402 for a schedule and reservations.

Presented by
Islip Art Museum
50 Irish Lane
East Islip, NY 11730

In association with
Women's Studio Workshop
PO Box 489
Rosendale, NY 12472

*Directions (let us know if you would like to coordinate transport!):

Islip Art Museum is located at 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY 11730.

Public Transportation
From NYC, take the Montauk Branch of the Long Island Railroad to Islip
Station. You can then take a taxi 1 mile to the museum (or just walk).

Getting There:
Trains depart Penn Station for Islip at 11:10 (arr. 12:39) and 1:10 (arr. 2.39)

Leaving There:
Trains leave Islip at 3:46, 5:42 pm, etc.

SP Potluck Project
Natalie Campbell, Carissa Carman,
Heidi Neilson, and Liz Zanis

SP Potluck Project is made possible by: Women's Studio Workshop in conjunction with the exhibition "Out of the Incubator: Collaborations" at the Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY, 2009; and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council 's Swing Space program, which was created with lead support from the September 11th Fund

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