Work from my Migrant Series will be on view in Umbrella Art’s project room from May 1- 31st 2013. The opening reception takes place May 4th, from 5-7 pm, along with all the other Ideas City festivities. I’ve been making these pieces since 2008, but I’ve never showed them as a group, so I’m excited to see them all hanging together. More information about the show here.
Seven pieces from my Invasive Pigments project will be on view at Wave Hill’s Glyndor Gallery from April 2-June 16th, with a reception on April 7 from 2 – 4:30. The show has already gotten some of press, in the form of a mention from the Daily News and a really nice piece in the NY Times by Susan Hodara. Also, Signal Fire’s Wood Anniversary show, which also included some Invasive Pigments drawings, got a nice write up in the Oregonian. Finally, in a few weeks my video Phytoplastic will be screened in Pasadena as part of the Armory Center’s annual Earth Day Festival. Happy Spring!
2013 is shaping up to be an exciting year for my video work and my Invasive Pigments project. Upcoming events, in order of occurrence:
Now What, curated by Microscope Gallery at Running Rebel Studios
- Phytoplastic will be screened as part of this 3 program evening. Each program includes a wide range of screening works and 2 expanded cinema or moving image performances. Doors are at 7PM, the 1st program starts at 7:30PM, Monday January 7th. My work will screen in the third program, beginning at 10 pm, entrance $5. Program details here.
Videorover Season 5, Program #2
- Phytoplastic and Speculative Aboriculture will be screened as part of Nuture Art’s Videorover Season 5. Program #2 is presented as an itinerant screening series at different venues around the country. More dates and information to be announced shortly, and will feature works by Lena Bergendahl, Jonathan Durham, Stefan Demming, Mary Ivy Martin, Maria Rapicavoli, Elisabeth Smolarz, and me!
- Speculative Aboriculture will be screened at the Cronosfera Festival, as part of their “Visions from the Future” series. Although I won’t be at the screening at HUB in Belgrade, Serbia, I’m excited to be included in an event put together by ALFAVI, the Cultural Association for Arts and Science from Milan, Italy. Their mission resonates: “…focused on border line practices between arts and science, science-fiction and sound visions, explored through the human perception of space-time and imagination”.
Wood Anniversary: Five Years of Signal Fire, The Art Gym, Maryhurst University, Portland, Oregon, February 25 – April 3, 2013
- Co-founded by artist Ryan Pierce and forest conservation and public lands advocate Amy Harwood, Signal Fire provides opportunities for artists and activists to engage in the natural world. The Art Gym is working with Pierce and Harwood to mount a representative exhibition that exemplifies the work artists have created as a result of their residencies. Artists in the exhibition include: Miguel Arzabe, Zachary Davis, Dan Gilsdorf, April Marie Hale, Ellie Irons, Kendra Larson, Guillaume Légaré, Sarah Meadows, Rebecca Najdowski, Jennifer O’Keeffe, Julie Perini, Kyle Riedel and Jillian Vento.
Drawn from Nature, Wave Hill Glyndor Gallery
- In Spring 2013, drawings from my Watershed Topography Series and Invasive Pigments project will be included in this group show at Wave Hill, a beautiful Bronx botanical garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River.
Bronx Calling: The Second AIM Biennial, Bronx Museum of the Arts, June 23rd- September 8th, 2013
- I’m happy to be participating in the Bronx Museum’s AIM program this Spring. My work will be included in their upcoming biennial, held at several locations around the city. More details coming soon!
Queens Botanical Garden
- I’m excited about an upcoming opportunity to show Invasive Pigments at the Queens Botanical Garden in the summer of 2013. More details as they get worked out!
One of my drawings is featured on Sequoia Tees today, August 6th. Sequoia Tees is a Dutch company specializing in limited edition collector’s item tee shirts by artists and designers. Mine features a new drawing from my topography series, depicting the original drainage area of the Gowanus Canal prior to industrialization, laid over the current topography. Thanks to Tyler Cain of Intercon for helping me gathering the map imagery required for the drawing!
SVA recently completed construction on a brand new biology lab just for artists! From May 29-June 29 I was part of the first residency group to use the facilities, under the direction of Suzanne Anker and Brandon Ballangée. An open studio exhibition was held on June 28th. Read more about the lab here. An overview of my work from the residency is posted here.
I’m running a workshop at Trade School on Saturday! Classes are at Grand Opening, 139 Norfolk Street.
On February 25th my recent video piece Speculative Aboriculture will part of a screening put together by Studio 27 with the support of the Big Muddy Film Festival. The organizers have put together a “program of experimental films and videos that offer visions of aborted utopias and fragmented futures.”
Future Archaeology’s newest project, moc.elgooG, opens tomorrow, January 13th, as part of Sys(x)tem at Splatterpool Gallery in Williamsburg. This latest project is a bit of a departure for our group, based on the ecology of information rather than that of the physical world. It’s a situated net art experiment in subverting the power dynamics of internet search.
Opening Friday, January 13th, from 7pm – late
Splatterpool gallery in Williamsburg 138 Bayard St.
We had our first event at the new studio the other night. Presentations and performances touched on issues from communication in the Occupy movement to artificial intelligence in art to new engagement with the antiquated medium of film. I gave a short talk on a concept that’s been driving my studio practice recently, the advent of the Anthropocene Age:
Ellie Irons and Dan Phiffer
Neversink Transmissions: Documentation and Ephemera
October 2-30th, 2011
Reception Sunday October 2nd, 3 pm
Old Stone House, 282 Hasbrouck Rd, Hasbrouck, NY
I’m participating in New Trails, an exhibition opening this week in Philadelphia’s Wissahickon Valley Park and the surrounding Chestnut Hill Neighborhood. I’m contributing a public project called Urban Soil Appreciation Initiative. I’ll be there this weekend doing some urban soil sampling and setting up a temporary field office in empty retail space along Germantown Avenue near the park.
This week Future Archaeology is taking part in two Index Festival events.
On Wednesday evening we will be participating in the Make Ready panel
August 17th 7-8pm at Harvestworks.
Then on Friday we’ll be presenting a new version of our piece Ohm at Millennium Film Workshop.
August 19th at 8pm as part of the [Mis] Adventures in Manipulation performance series. ($10)
SmackMellon, June 18 – July 31, 2011
Opening Reception June 18, 5-8 pm
A new version of my video Urban Watershed will be included in SmackMellon’s summer show Heat Island, curated by Natalie Campbell. I love the theme of the exhibition, as described by Campbell:
The city’s combination of structures, surfaces, and inhabitants creates a heat trap, also known as the “urban heat island effect.” The causes of the urban heat island, according to William Lowry’s 1967 article “The Climate of Cities,” are many: rocklike surfaces, a maze of built shapes and reflectors, contaminated air, the lack of cooling evaporation from channeled water, and the city’s own heat sources (factories, vehicles, air conditioners, people). Eschewing strict thematic divisions, the exhibition Heat Island takes these factors as a starting point for further investigation, suggesting an imaginative mode for exploring the hot city.
More about the exhibition here.
And a nice review on artslant.com
And finally, thumb’s up from L-Magazine too!
Dan Phiffer and I are in the planning stages for collaborative residency we’ll be doing in the Catskills in late July. We’ll be based in the hamlet of Claryville, right at the confluence of the East and West branches of the Neversink River. Our project proposal, along with lots of other information, is detailed on the Wildcat Fellowship blog.
Photo of Leroy's Pool, West Branch of the Neversink, by Jennifer Grimes
April 16-July 17, 2011
One of the drawings from my Migrant Study series will be on view at Proteus Gowanus as part of the exhibition Naming the Animals, opening Saturday April 16, 7-10 p.m.
NAMING THE ANIMALS
Curious Matter, April 3 to May 15, 2011
Proteus Gowanus, April 16 to July 17, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
3:00 to 6:00 pm
at CURIOUS MATTER
272 Fifth Street, Jersey City, NJ
Saturday, April 16, 2011
7:00 to 10:00 pm
at PROTEUS GOWANUS for Paradise III
& Naming the Animals
543 Union Street, Brooklyn, NJ