sat25nov4:00 pm6:00 pmSession 28: Open Studios4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Annex

Event Details

Open Studios and Reading

Saturday, November 25, 2017
Studios open 4 to 6 pm
Readings at 5 pm

Lighthouse Works is pleased to announce that Open Studios for our Session 28 fellows D. Allen, Jared Buckheister, Leah Guadagnoli, Kate Moses and Zach Trow will be held on Saturday, November 25th.

The studios at Lighthouse Works will be open from 4 to 6pm, with a reading at 5. This event is a great opportunity for our community to meet our fellows, see and hear about their work, and learn about their time on Fishers Island. We hope you can join us in celebrating the completion of another successful session!  All are welcome!

D. Allen

D. Allen is a queer poet and multidisciplinary artist living in Minneapolis, MN. They are a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Creative Writing MFA program, a recipient of the 2017 Minnesota Emerging Writers’ Grant from The Loft Literary Center, and a 2017 Lighthouse Works Fellow. D.’s work has recently appeared in District Lit, Connotation Press, Black Warrior Review, and elsewhere. Their current manuscript examines the inner life of a queer, disabled, genderqueer body through the lens of grief and intimacy.

Jared Buckheister

Jared Buckhiester is an artist living and working in New York City. He has a BFA in 
photo from Pratt and an MFA in Sculpture from Bard College.  He makes everything but painting, combining biographical psychosexual material with larger social and political narratives that often point toward a culminating violence.  Buckhiester has had exhibitions at Envoy Enterprises; Feature Inc.; Gallerie Du Jour, Paris; Thomas Rehbein, Cologne; and at The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in Lille France. Jared has been the recipient of awards from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, The Albert K Murray Foundation, and The Dedalus Foundation for the Arts.

Leah Guadagnoli

Leah Guadagnoli lives and works in Brooklyn. She received her MFA in Visual Art from Rutgers University in 2014. She has had solo exhibitions at 247365 in New York and at Sadie Halie Projects in Minneapolis. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at White Columns, Harper’s Books, Asya Geisberg, Cuevas Tillard, Hero Beach Club, and Library Street Collective, among others. In 2016 Guadagnoli was a recipient of the Vermont Studio Center’s full Fellowship Award and attended Yaddo in 2015. She is the founder of the Maple Terrace Artist Residency Program. Her work has been reviewed in New American Paintings, Art F City, MaakeMagazine, The Brvtalist, Little Star Weekly, and by Maria Brito.

Kate Moses

Kate Moses is the author of Wintering: A Novel of Sylvia Plath, published in sixteen languages and recipient of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize and a Prix des Lectrices de Elle, and Cakewalk, A Memoir, as well as the co-editor of two award-winning anthologies of essays on motherhood, Mothers Who Think and Because I Said So — the offspring of Salon’s Mothers Who Think, of which she was a founding editor during the internet’s infancy. The Fayum Portraits, a novel inspired by a 2000-year-old memorial painting, and Honeymoon in Pompeii, a collection of short stories, are in progress. She has received a Lannan Literary Fellowship, an American Book Award, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and residencies from the Djerassi Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, and Karuna. A native San Franciscan and longtime teacher and editor, Kate now lives in Essex, New York and works with writers privately through Birds & Muses.

Zach Trow

Zach is the currently based in Los Angles California.  He completed Coast Time in the summer of 2016 along the Oregon Coast.  During the academic year of 2015/2016, he was awarded the Fountainhead Teaching Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University in Sculpture.  He earned dual degrees in Japanese and Sculpture at the University of Oregon, and his MFA in Sculpture at Hunter College in 2014.  In 2013, he completed a study abroad program at The Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany and mounted a two-person Exhibition at Greusslich Contemporary. In 2014, Zach was awarded a full scholarship to SOMA Summer Mexico City and exhibited at Bikini Wax during his stay in Mexico. His solo exhibitions include Reynolds Gallery in Richmond Virginia, Doppler Gallery in Portland, OR and has participated in exhibitions in Philadelphia, and New York.

Time

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location

Annex

sat18nov11:00 am1:00 pmVisiting Artist Talks | Dylan Gauthier and Kendra Sullivan11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Event Details

Visiting Artist Talks

Saturday, November 18, 2017
11am at the Annex

Lighthouse Works is pleased to welcome Dylan Gauthier and Kendra Sullivan to Fishers Island as part of our our Visiting Artist Program which invites internationally recognized artists to Fishers Island to engage in a critical dialogue with our fellows and to present their work to our community. An invaluable resource to our fellows and community alike, the Visiting Artist Program seeks to foster dialogue and a greater appreciation of contemporary art and writing.

Dylan Gauthier is a Brooklyn-based artist who works through a research-based and collaborative practice centered on experiences of ecology, architecture, landscape, and social change. Gauthier is a founder of the boat-building and publishing collective Mare Liberum (www.thefreeseas.org) and of the Sunview Luncheonette (www.thesunview.org), a co-op for art, politics, and communalism in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. His individual and collective projects have been exhibited at the Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne (Paris), Parrish Art Museum, CCVA at Harvard University (Cambridge), the 2016 Biennial de Paris (Beirut), the Center for Architecture (New York), The International Studio and Curatorial Program (NY), EFA Project Space, and other venues in the US and abroad.  His writings about art and public space have been published by Contemporary Art Stavanger, Parrish Art Museum, Urban Omnibus, Art in Odd Places, and Routledge/Public Art Dialogue, among others. In 2015 he was the NEA-supported Ecological Artist-in-Residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP); in 2016 he was a Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellow (NY), and this year he is the inaugural Artist-in-Residence at the Brandywine River Conservancy and Museum of Art, where his solo project highwatermarks is on view from October 2017 to January 2018. He co-curated (with Kendra Sullivan) the exhibition Resistance After Nature at Haverford College in spring of 2017. Gauthier received his MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College, CUNY (‘12), and teaches courses on emerging media and expanded cinema in the Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College, and ecological design in the School of Design Studies at Parsons/The New School.

Dylan Gauthier – http://work.floatingcity.us

Kendra Sullivan is an artist, writer, boatmaker, and curator whose work centers the study of the ocean. She is the associate director of the Center for the Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she runs the Andrew W. Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research and publishes Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative. She has a MA in Sustainability and Environmental Education and is currently pursuing her PhD in English, at the GC, with a focus on coastal economies and ecologies. Her writing has appeared in BOMB, F.R. DAVID, and C magazine. Her artwork has been exhibited at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY; The Bureau for Open Culture at MASS MoCA; and The Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University. Her curatorial projects include: SeaWorthy, Accompaniment, and Resistance After Nature. With Dylan Gauthier, she is a current artist in residence at the National Park Service and the Cape Cod Modern House Trust, in Wellfleet, MA. She is the grateful recipient of grants and residencies from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts, the Banff Centre, and the Montello Foundation. She is a member of the eco-art collective Mare Liberum and a co-founder of the Sunview Luncheonette, a community space for art and politics run out of a stopped-in-time diner in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Kendra Sullivan – http://www.thefreeseas.org/

Time

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

sat28oct11:00 pm1:00 pmFall II Artist Talks11:00 pm - 1:00 pm Annex

Event Details

Lighthouse Works is pleased to welcome D. Allen, Jared Buckheister, Leah Guadagnoli, Kate Moses and Zach Trow to Fishers Island.  Our Fall II ’17 Fellows were selected by independent panels from a pool of over 800 applicants and will be in residence from October 24, 2017 until December 5, 2017. While our fellows’ primary obligation is to the solitary pursuit of their creative work, we do ask every artist to participate in some public events. These events are great opportunities for our community to meet our fellows, see and hear about their work, and learn about their time on Fishers Island. All are welcome; you don’t need to know anything about art or writing to attend and enjoy!

D. Allen

D. Allen is a queer poet and multidisciplinary artist living in Minneapolis, MN. They are a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Creative Writing MFA program, a recipient of the 2017 Minnesota Emerging Writers’ Grant from The Loft Literary Center, and a 2017 Lighthouse Works Fellow. D.’s work has recently appeared in District Lit, Connotation Press, Black Warrior Review, and elsewhere. Their current manuscript examines the inner life of a queer, disabled, genderqueer body through the lens of grief and intimacy.

Jared Buckheister

Jared Buckhiester is an artist living and working in New York City. He has a BFA in 
photo from Pratt and an MFA in Sculpture from Bard College.  He makes everything but painting, combining biographical psychosexual material with larger social and political narratives that often point toward a culminating violence.  Buckhiester has had exhibitions at Envoy Enterprises; Feature Inc.; Gallerie Du Jour, Paris; Thomas Rehbein, Cologne; and at The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in Lille France. Jared has been the recipient of awards from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, The Albert K Murray Foundation, and The Dedalus Foundation for the Arts.

Leah Guadagnoli

Leah Guadagnoli lives and works in Brooklyn. She received her MFA in Visual Art from Rutgers University in 2014. She has had solo exhibitions at 247365 in New York and at Sadie Halie Projects in Minneapolis. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at White Columns, Harper’s Books, Asya Geisberg, Cuevas Tillard, Hero Beach Club, and Library Street Collective, among others. In 2016 Guadagnoli was a recipient of the Vermont Studio Center’s full Fellowship Award and attended Yaddo in 2015. She is the founder of the Maple Terrace Artist Residency Program. Her work has been reviewed in New American Paintings, Art F City, Maake Magazine, The Brvtalist, Little Star Weekly, and by Maria Brito.

Kate Moses

Kate Moses is the author of Wintering: A Novel of Sylvia Plath, published in sixteen languages and recipient of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize and a Prix des Lectrices de Elle, and Cakewalk, A Memoir, as well as the co-editor of two award-winning anthologies of essays on motherhood, Mothers Who Think and Because I Said So — the offspring of Salon’s Mothers Who Think, of which she was a founding editor during the internet’s infancy. The Fayum Portraits, a novel inspired by a 2000-year-old memorial painting, and Honeymoon in Pompeii, a collection of short stories, are in progress. She has received a Lannan Literary Fellowship, an American Book Award, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and residencies from the Djerassi Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, and Karuna. A native San Franciscan and longtime teacher and editor, Kate now lives in Essex, New York and works with writers privately through Birds & Muses.

Zach Trow

Zach is the currently based in Los Angles California.  He completed Coast Time in the summer of 2016 along the Oregon Coast.  During the academic year of 2015/2016, he was awarded the Fountainhead Teaching Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University in Sculpture.  He earned dual degrees in Japanese and Sculpture at the University of Oregon, and his MFA in Sculpture at Hunter College in 2014.  In 2013, he completed a study abroad program at The Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany and mounted a two-person Exhibition at Greusslich Contemporary. In 2014, Zach was awarded a full scholarship to SOMA Summer Mexico City and exhibited at Bikini Wax during his stay in Mexico. His solo exhibitions include Reynolds Gallery in Richmond Virginia, Doppler Gallery in Portland, OR and has participated in exhibitions in Philadelphia, and New York.

Time

11:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location

Annex

sat07oct11:00 am1:00 pmOpen Studios and Reading11:00 am - 1:00 pm Annex

Event Details

Open Studios and Reading
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Studios Open 11 to 1 pm / Reading at 12pm

Lighthouse Works is pleased to announce that Open Studios for our Fall 2017 fellows Beverly Acha, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Kristy Luck and Katherine Taylor will be held on Saturday, October 7th.

The studios at Lighthouse Works will be open from 11 to 1 pm and a reading will be hosted at noon. We hope you can join us in celebrating the completion of another successful session.

Beverly Acha
Beverly Acha, born in Miami, Florida, creates paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures that explore structure, time, space and the visible and invisible forces and systems that shape our world. She holds an MFA from Yale University and a BA from Williams College. Recent exhibitions include Mutualities, a solo show at the Roswell Museum and Art Center (Roswell, NM), and group shows at Alexander’s Garage (Brooklyn, NY), Laundromat Art Space (Miami, FL), La MaMa Galleria (NYC), and El Museo del Barrio (NYC). Recent residencies and awards include The Wassaic Project Residency, Roswell Artist-in-Residence Fellowship Program, Salem Art Works Fellowship, Robert Schoelkopf Memorial Travel Grant, and Frederick M. Peyser Prize in Painting. Acha has served as a visiting critic at the School of Visual Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, and Williams College where she was also Visiting Lecturer in 2015. She was appointed Smelser-Vallion Visiting Artist at Oklahoma State University for 2017-2018 and will be a Lecturer in Studio Art at the University of California – Davis beginning January 2018.

Jibade-Kahlil Huffman

Jibade-Khalil Huffman’s photo and video works are experimentations relating archives and collage to nostalgia and memory. His recent and forthcoming solo and group presentations include Swiss Institute, Anat Ebgi, MoCA Detroit, The Jewish Museum and ICA Philadelphia. Huffman is the author of three books of poems and was recently an Artist-in-Residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem. He lives and works in New York.

Kristy Luck
Kristy Luck lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014 and graduated with a BFA from Rockford University in 2010. Her works have been exhibited in London, LA, New York, Philadelphia and Iceland with recent shows at HILDE, Beers London, Harpy and Shrine.

Katherine Taylor

Katherine is the author of the novels Valley Fever (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux 2015) and  Rules for Saying Goodbye (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux 2007). Her stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Elle, Town & Country, Allure, ZYZZYVA, The Southwest Review, and Ploughshares, among other publications. She has won a Pushcart Prize and the McGinnis Ritchie Award for Fiction. Katherine lives in Los Angeles.

The Lighthouse Works’ Fellowship is an artist-in-residence program that strives to support artists and writers working in the vanguard of their creative fields.

Time

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location

Annex

sat23sep11:00 amVisiting Artist Talk | Lisa Sigal11:00 am Annex

Event Details

Lighthouse Works is pleased to welcome Lisa Sigal to Fishers Island for the weekend of September 23 and 24th. Lisa is visiting the island as part of our Visiting Artist Program.

In addition to conducting critical studio visits with our Fall fellows, Lisa will be presenting her work at an artist talk which is open to the public. The talk will take place at Lighthouse Works which is located just west of Silver Eel Cove, where our ferry makes port, and north of the intersection of Hound Lane and Greenwood Road.

Lisa Sigal is an artist based in Brooklyn. Utilizing and expanding upon notions of space, she combines painting with architecture to investigate how art can challenge set ideas about property, containment, and freedom.  Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at The Whitney Museum’s Biennial 2008, The New Museum, MoMa/PS1 Museum, The Sculpture Center, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Albright Knox , the Brooklyn Museum, Prospect 3 International Biennial in New Orleans, the DeCordova Museum in Boston, the Essl Museum in Vienna, LAXART space in Los Angeles, Samson Projects in Boston and the 2016 Anyang Public Art Project, Seoul Korea among other venues. Currently she is working on a MTA Public Art Commission. She is a 2015 Anonymous Was A Woman grantee, 2012 Art Matters Foundation grantee, a Creative Capital grantee, a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship awardee, among other awards. After receiving a Guggenheim and Creative Capital grant, Sigal was inspired to produce public art and to combine resources with other artists and activists. She is one of the founding artists of Blights Out, an initiative based in New Orleans which is designing new models for neighborhood development that generates art, action and dialogue to challenge displacement, blight and gentrification. Sigal is also currently curating Open Sessions, a hybrid residency/exhibition program for artists at The Drawing Center.  

http://lisasigal.net

The Visiting Artist Program invites nationally recoginzed artists to Fishers Island to engage in a critical dialouge with our fellows and to present their work to our community. An invaluable resource to our fellows and community alike, the Visiting Artist Program seeks to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art and writing.

Time

11:00 am

Location

Annex

sat09sep8:00 amPie Hole | new works by Simone Kearney8:00 am Annex

Event Details

Pie Hole
new works by Simone Kearney

On View: September 9 to October 21, 2017

Gallery Hours:
W-F: 10 to 4:45
and anytime by appointment

Lighthouse Works is pleased to present Pie Hole: New Works by Simone Kearney, the third show this year in the Legacy Exhibition Series. Pie Hole is a meditation on the dinner table as a site of gathering and exchange. Often this overlooked daily ritual of dinner becomes a stage where much of our lives play out, a site for both communication and consumption. By installing three “tables” in the gallery, Kearney invites the viewer to join her for dinner. Monstrous ceramic utensils are both intimidating and humorous, while the empty tables seem lonely, perpetually waiting for the other guests to arrive. In addition to ceramics, Pie Hole features a series of aquatint and dry point prints. Here Kearney uses the shape of a circle to represent a form which might either be full or empty. This duality of the circle also represents presence and absence, and with this one cannot help but think of how the circle represents time, the start or finish of a dinner party, a mouth eating or talking, even the beginning or end of an eclipse.

Simone Kearney is a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist. She received an MFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art (2016) and an MFA in Creative Writing from Hunter College (2010). She been awarded residencies at The Lighthouse Works, The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, The Edward F. Albee Foundation, Woodstock Brydcliffe Guild and Ragdale. Exhibitions, performances, and poetry readings include the Queens Museum, Kunsthalle Galapagos, St. Anne’s Warehouse, and the Penthouse Gallery She has been awarded a NYFA Grant in Poetry and a Hoffberger Scholarship from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her chapbook, “My Ida,” will be published by Ugly Duckling Presse this October. She teaches at Parsons School for Design and Rutgers University.

www.simonekearney.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

8:00 am

Location

Annex

sat02sep11:00 pm12:30 pmFall 1 '17: Reception and Artist Talk11:00 pm - 12:30 pm Annex

Event Details

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.

Beverly Acha

Beverly Acha, born in Miami, Florida, creates paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures that explore structure, time, space and the visible and invisible forces and systems that shape our world. She holds an MFA from Yale University and a BA from Williams College. Recent exhibitions include Mutualities, a solo show at the Roswell Museum and Art Center (Roswell, NM), and group shows at Alexander’s Garage (Brooklyn, NY), Laundromat Art Space (Miami, FL), La MaMa Galleria (NYC), and El Museo del Barrio (NYC). Recent residencies and awards include The Wassaic Project Residency, Roswell Artist-in-Residence Fellowship Program, Salem Art Works Fellowship, Robert Schoelkopf Memorial Travel Grant, and Frederick M. Peyser Prize in Painting. Acha has served as a visiting critic at the School of Visual Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, and Williams College where she was also Visiting Lecturer in 2015. She was appointed Smelser-Vallion Visiting Artist at Oklahoma State University for 2017-2018 and will be a Lecturer in Studio Art at University of California – Davis beginning January 2018.

Jibade-Kahlil Huffman

Jibade-Khalil Huffman’s photo and video works are experimentations relating archives and collage to nostalgia and memory. His recent and forthcoming solo and group presentations include Swiss Institute, Anat Ebgi, MoCA Detroit, The Jewish Museum and ICA Philadelphia. Huffman is the author of three books of poems and was recently an Artist-in-Residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem. He lives and works in New York.

Kristy Luck

Kristy Luck lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014 and graduated with a BFA from Rockford University in 2010. Her works have been exhibited in London, LA, New York, Philadelphia and Iceland with recent shows at HILDE, Beers London, Harpy and Shrine.

Katherine Taylor

Katherine is the author of the novels Valley Fever (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux 2015) and  Rules for Saying Goodbye (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux 2007). Her stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Elle, Town & Country, Allure, ZYZZYVA, The Southwest Review, and Ploughshares, among other publications. She has won a Pushcart Prize and the McGinnis Ritchie Award for Fiction. Katherine lives in Los Angeles.

Time

11:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Location

Annex

sat12aug11:00 am1:00 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 am12:30 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 pm7:00 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

sun09jul11:15 am1:00 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 am1:00 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

sat03jun11:00 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.

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Time

5:00 pm

Location

Silver Eel Cove

sat13may11:00 pm1:00 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