sat2sep11:00 pm- 12:30 pmFall 1 '17: Reception and Artist Talk11:00 pm - 12:30 pm Annex

Event Details

The Lighthouse Works is pleased to welcome our 26th session of fellows to Fishers Island.  Beverly Acha, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Kristy Luck and Katherine Taylor were selected by independent panels from a pool of over 800 applicants and will be in residence from August 29 until October 10, 2017.

Please join us as we welcome our newest group of fellows and see and hear about their work.

Time

11:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Location

Annex

sat12aug11:00 am- 1:00 pmSummer '17: Open Studios and Reading11:00 am - 1:00 pm Annex

Event Details

The Lighthouse Works is pleased to announce that Open Studios for our Summer 2017 fellows Julia Bland, Andrew Meriwether Francis, Terry Hempfling and Mark Labowskie will be held on Saturday, August 12th.

Julia Bland’s works incorporate painting and weaving, developing the structures and patterns that bind disparate elements into a whole.  Through weaving, cutting, sewing, dying, and painting, the surface becomes a visible record of her evolving, multi-faceted process.  Bland earned her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008, and her MFA from Yale in 2012.  She has been an artist in residence at The Sharpe-Walentas Space Program, Yaddo, The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, and The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.  She has been awarded The Milton and Sally Avery Fellowship from Yaddo, The Carol Scholsberg Memorial Prize, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust Travel Fellowship, and the Florence Leif Award.  She has exhibited with On Stellar Rays, The NYU Institute of Fine Arts, and Asya Geisberg Gallery in NYC, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, and CES Gallery in Los Angeles.  Her second solo exhibition in NYC will open Fall 2017 at Miller Contemporary.

Andrew Meriwether Francis (b. 1984) is an artist from Houston, TX who lives and works in New York, New York. He received a B.F.A. from the Cooper Union in 2009, as well as an M.F.A. in Sculpture+Extended Media from the Virginia Commonwealth University in 2015. Andrew is currently in a state of emergence.

Terry Hempfling is a movement-based interdisciplinary artist living in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been presented in New York at The Bell House, Fourth Arts Block, The Old Stone House, The Last Brucennial, T.B.A., The Living Theatre, Goodbye Blue Monday, Celebrate Brooklyn!, Dixon Place, A.U.N.T.S., and the Arts in Bushwick Site Festival; in Philadelphia at The Barbary, in Baltimore at Charm City Kitty Club, in San Francisco at ODC Theater, in St. Anthony, MN at Silverwood Gallery, and in Yellow Springs, OH at Antioch College. Terry has worked on projects with artists including Marina Abramovic, Rachel Jendrzejewski, Phoebe Berglund, Amanda Friedman, Jill Becker and Pavel Zustiak (among others).  She was an Artist in Residence at the Shandaken Project (Vail’s Gate, NY, 2012), a Director’s Choice recipient at Spoke the Hub (Brooklyn, NY, 2014), a guest artist at Antioch College (Yellow Springs, OH, 2016), and is a Mellon Subsidized Artist at Triskelion Arts (Brooklyn, NY, 2012-2016). Terry studied aerial acrobatics at the San Francisco Circus Center and holds a BFA in Theater and Dance from Antioch College.

Mark Labowskie is a Jones Lecturer in Fiction at Stanford University, where he was recently a Wallace Stegner Fellow. His stories have appeared in Subtropics, Gulf Coast, and Sou’wester, and his work has been supported by the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Millay Colony, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

The studios at Lighthouse Works will be open from 11 to 1pm, with a reading at noon. Come see the work that was created by our fellows during their six weeks in residence and help us celebrate another successful session!

Time

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location

Annex

sat29jul11:00 am- 12:30 amVisiting Artist: Frank Heath11:00 am - 12:30 am Annex

Event Details

The Lighthouse Works is pleased to welcome Frank Heath to Fishers Island as part of our Visiting Artist Program.

Heath will be visiting the Ligthhouse Works over the weekend of July 29th. In addition to conducting critical studio visits with our summer fellows, Frank will be presenting his work at an artist talk. This talk is open to the public.

Please join us for coffee on Saturday, July 29 at 11am to learn more about Frank’s work, including his recent film The Hollow Coin.

 

Frank Heath (b. 1982, St. Joseph, MO) lives and works in New York. Recent exhibitions include Blue Room, Swiss Institute (2017); Red Room, Young World, Detroit (2017); Backup, Simone Subal (2014); A Tale of Two Islands, The High Line, New York (2014); and Matter out of Place, The Kitchen, New York (2012). The Hollow Coin, has been shown at International Film Festival Rotterdam (2017), True/False, Columbia, Missouri (2017), Festival International du Film de La Roche-sur-Yon (2017), Sarasota Film Festival (2017), International Film Festival Message to Man and Experimental Film Festival Kinodot (2017). The film was awarded Best Documentary Short at Indielisboa (2017) and the Deframed Audience Award at Kurzfilm Hamburg (2017). Heath is the Editor of the feature film Donald Cried, dir. Kris Avedisian (The Orchard, 2017).

 

The Visiting Artist Program invites nationally and internationally acclaimed artists to the island to give a presentation of their work and engage in a critical dialogue with our fellows. An invaluable resource to our fellows and community alike, the program seeks to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art and writing.

 

Time

11:00 am - 12:30 am

Location

Annex

sat15jul5:00 pm- 7:00 pmOpening: Zoe Nelson5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Annex

Event Details

The Legacy Exhibition Series presents
new work from Zoe Nelson

Opening Reception
Saturday, July 15, 2017, 5 to 7pm
the Annex

On View: July 15 to August 26, 2017

Gallery Hours:
W-F: 10-12:30 and 3-4:30
Sa: 10-12:30 and anytime by appointment

The Lighthouse Works is thrilled to present new work from Zoe Nelson as part of our Legacy Exhibition Series.

The exhibition at the Annex Gallery combines two bodies of work from Nelson both, which have their origins in her time as a fellow at Lighthouse Works in the summer of 2013; the Recto/Verso series Nelson made in 2015 and the Cut-outs series which followed in 2016.

Nelson’s paintings, with their cuts and holes, complicate the surfaces of the works. Challenging us as viewers to reflect not only on their hidden figurations, vibrant colors and formal structures but also the psychological spaces of the work’s voids, bared supports and what it is that is really being withheld. As Thea Nichols wrote in a review of Nelson’s show at Cleve Carney in Artforum.com , “These are paintings you look at but also see through.”

Zoe Nelson received an MFA from Columbia University and a BA from Barnard College. Nelson’s most recent solo exhibition at the Cleve Carney Art Gallery (Glen Ellyn, IL) was selected as a critic’s pick (online) in Artforum. Solo and two-person exhibitions in Chicago include Western Exhibitions, Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center, Lloyd Dobler Gallery, and an upcoming show with Judy Ledgerwood at Practise gallery in Oak Park, IL. Additional group exhibitions include Greenpoint Terminal Gallery (Brooklyn), Durden and Ray (Los Angeles), McCormick Gallery (Chicago), NurtureArt (Brooklyn), South of the Tracks (Chicago), and LVL3 Gallery (Chicago). Nelson has attended residencies through ACRE (WI), Ox-Bow (MI), The Lighthouse Works (Fishers Island, NY) and Yale University’s Norfolk Summer Program (CT).

www.zoenelson.com

 

The Legacy Program, at Lighthouse Works, seeks to create opportunities for our past fellows to re-engage with our community through an exhibition and reading series hosted at the gallery in the Annex.

 

 

Time

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

Annex

sun9jul11:15 am- 1:00 pmSummer '17: Reception and Artist Talk11:15 am - 1:00 pm Annex

Event Details

The Lighthouse Works is pleased to welcome our 25th group of artists and writers to Fishers Island.  Julia Bland, Andrew Francis, Terry Hempfling and Mark Labowskie were selected by independent panels from a pool of over 800 applicants and will be in residence from July 4 until August 15, 2017.

Join us at the Annex to welcome our newest group of fellows and see and hear about their work.

Time

11:15 am - 1:00 pm

Location

Annex

sat17jun11:00 am- 1:00 pmSpring '17: Open Studios and Reading11:00 am - 1:00 pm Annex

Event Details

Lighthouse Works is pleased to announce that Open Studios for our Spring 207 Fellows, Corina Copp, Mary Hill, Patrice Renee Washington and Crys Yin will be held on Saturday, June 17th.

The studios in the Annex will be open from 11 to 1pm, with a reading at noon. Come see the work that was created by our fellows during their six weeks in residence.

Time

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location

Annex

sat3jun11:00 amVisiting Artist: Adam Henry and Emily Mae Smith11:00 am Annex

Event Details

The Lighthouse Works is pleased to welcome Adam Henry and Emily Mae Smith to Fishers Island as part of our Visiting Artist Program.

The Visiting Artist Program invites nationally and internationally acclaimed artists to the island to give a presentation of their work and engage in a critical dialogue with our fellows. An invaluable resource to our fellows and community alike, the VAP at Lighthouse Works seeks to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art and writing.

Please join us for coffee this Saturday morning to hear Adam and Emily speak about their work, including their most recent collaboration at SALTS in Switzerland.

Time

11:00 am

Location

Annex

sun28may5:00 pmOpening: Hahn & Hertz5:00 pm Annex

Event Details

Hahn & Hertz
new work from Heidi Hahn and Dmitri Hertz

Opening Reception
Sunday, May 28, 2017, 5 to 7pm
the Annex

On View: May 28 – July 1, 2017

Gallery Hours:
W-F: 10-12:30 and 3-4:30
Sa: 10-12:30 and anytime by appointment

Lighthouse Works is thrilled to present Hahn & Hertz, the Annex Gallery’s first alumni show featuring new works by painter Heidi Hahn, a Spring 2015 alumnus, and sculptor Dmitri Hertz, a Fall 2014 alumnus. Hahn’s figurative and playful paintings script out a strange endless narrative alongside Hertz’s absurd and seductive sculptures. Both artists create and explore their own self-built worlds in which they freely play and tinker.

Hahn’s character’s reflect and walk through her compositions creating a palpable solitude and imbuing the work with a psychological charge. Through her use of the decorative and this lone female character, Hahn is challenging the history of painting and the depiction of the female body.

Hertz’s Pollen Series is perched throughout the gallery making the seemingly mundane and hidden forms of pollen irresistible and tangible. These ungainly sculptures probe the organic for answers to questions of form and materiality.

Hahn & Hertz is the first of three alumni shows slated for 2017. These shows are part of our Legacy Program, an opportunity for our community to reconnect with our past fellows and their work.

 

Time

5:00 pm

Location

Annex

sun28may5:00 pmOpening: Lea Cetera, Chair Totem Pole5:00 pm Silver Eel Cove

Event Details

Lea Cetera
Chair Totem Pole, 2017
painted steel and hardware

Chair Totem Pole is an homage to common everyday chairs. It is at once a gateway, a totem pole and a balancing act of three common chairs; a Shaker chair, a folding chair, and a stool.  All rendered at double scale, stacked on top of one another and share a central axis; their legs.

In contrast to a series that Cetera made of painted steel copies of high design chairs such as the Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer, the Barcelona Chair by Mies Van der Rohe and the LC2 Petit Modele Armchair by Le Corbusier that commented on the accessibility of high design, these double-scale quotidian chairs are a monument to everyday life.

With a background in theater and performance, Cetera was inspired in part by Augusto Boal’s acting exercise “The Chair of Power,” which addresses the invention and reconfiguration of space and the spatial structures of power. Cetera is interested in what becomes sacred in the canon of design versus what is allowed to be reproduced, it’s accessibility, and who makes those decisions.

Lea Cetera works in video, sculpture and performance to produce temporal installations that examine the space between object and body, public and private, the virtual and real. Utilizing techniques culled from film and theater, her work addresses constructed identities, the mediation of technology, the alienation of the human body, and the aura of the object/fetish. Emerging from a collaborative background in theater and filmmaking, Cetera has performed and shown work in the US and internationally at venues such as Art in General, Sculpture Center, The Jewish Museum, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Southard Reid, Pilar Corrias, Simone Subal, High Desert Test Sites, Poetry Project at St. Marks Church on the Bowery, Anthology Film Archives and was awarded an emerging artist fellowship with Socrates Sculpture Park in 2016. She holds an MFA from Columbia University, 2012 and a BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art, 2005. She lives and works in New York City.

#leacetera
www.leacetera.com

Time

5:00 pm

Location

Silver Eel Cove

sat13may11:00 pm- 1:00 pmSpring '17: Reception and Artist Talk11:00 pm - 1:00 pm Annex

Event Details

The Lighthouse Works is pleased to welcome Corina Copp, Mary Hill, Patrice Renee Washington, and Crys Yin to Fishers Island. Our Spring II Fellows were selected by independent panels from a pool of over 800 applicants and will be in residence from May 9 until June 20. Join us to welcome our newest group of fellows and see and hear about their work and practice.

Time

11:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location

Annex