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Friday, July 27, 2018

SOLD OUT: NEW YORK | Visit to Jack Shainman's The School and lunch at Stoneleaf Retreat

Start Date: 7/27/2018 9:00 AM EDT
End Date: 7/27/2018 5:00 PM EDT

To be given on registration
, NY  United States  12572

Organization Name: ArtTable NY

Imogen Fairbairn
Email: programs@arttable.org
Phone: 212 343 1735 Ext. 13


Members I $55
Guests | $65

This includes transportation to and from NY, as well as lunch.

Join ArtTable for a day-trip upstate to visit Jack Shainman's The School in Kinderhook, NY, followed by lunch hosted by Helen Toomer in the beautiful grounds of her artist residency, Stoneleaf Retreat.

This summer day-trip upstate will include a private walk-through of The School's exhibition, Travelogue, a survey exhibition in the main space by Radcliffe Bailey, along with a concurrent series of solo exhibitions by Nina Chanel Abney, Shimon Attie, Math Bass, Valérie Blass, Vibha Galhotra, Brad Kahlhamer, Margaret Kilgallen, Lyne Lapointe, Gordon Parks, and Leslie Wayne. After visiting The School, we will take a shuttle to Helen Toomer's residency, Stoneleaf Retreat, for a delicious lunch outside, meet&greet with resident artists and exploration of the grounds.  

8:00 AM: Meet Bus at 225 West 35th Street, NY NY 10001
10:30 AM: Bus arrives at The School, members enjoy coffee and tea outside in the garden 
11:00 AM: Guided Walk-through of Travelogue
12:30 PM: Depart The School for Stoneleaf Residency
1:30 PM: Lunch at Stoneleaf, hosted by Helen Toomer
4:00 PM: Depart Stoneleaf Residency 
6:30 PM: Return to the city 

About Travelogue at The School: 
Working primarily between the mediums of sculpture and painting, Radcliffe Bailey incorporates found objects and photographs into textured compositions that address history, ancestry, migration, and collective memory. The cultural significance and rhythmic properties of music are also important influences which can be seen throughout his oeuvre. In Windward Coast – West Coast Slave Trade (2009-2011) a crescendo of piano keys swell in turbulent waves, recalling the lives lost in Middle Passage. A glittering black head nested amidst the roiling mass pays tribute to those who did not complete the journey. Bailey weighs tragedy against passageways, both mitigated by the overwhelming power of water.

The other artists’ presentations oscillate between abstraction and representation, adapting art historical canons to forge new narratives about contemporary life, communication, and current events. Valérie Blass adapts customary figurative sculpture by introducing unconventional methods and materials in search of a unique experience. The abstracted human shape of Flat man/J’en ai assez je dis oui (2015), is formed by the outline of a photographic emulsion of three men posed as one. Math Bass’ paintings create spatial narratives out of a crisply executed lexicon of shapes and symbols, made ambiguous by their arrangements and relations to one another – like a peculiar map or game. Informed by these pictorial results, Bass’ sculptures imply spaces occupied or potentially utilized by the body and the interactions one can encounter with the objects.
Nina Chanel Abney’s bold, scratch-and-chop approach in her raucous paintings similarly flattens space, pushing to the fore her subjects and emphasizing the frenzied pace of life in the 21st century. Also exploring the relations between figure and ground, illusion and materiality, Leslie Wayne’s new series of broken glass paintings and breakthrough windows reference the simultaneity of violence and generative potential of tearing down cultural barriers. Her intervention with the windows in The School’s north and south stairwells, Breakthrough North (2018), engages this socially wrought context, literally using color, light, and form to tint and frame —and in a sense, alter—the viewer’s perception.
Working across a variety of media, these artists converge on themes of history and migration funneled through the lens of contemporary life. Emphasis is not on the destination, but on the digressive path of the journey and the various points of discovery and loss along the way.

About Stoneleaf: 
STONELEAF RETREAT is situated on 20 acres in the Catskill Mountains, just two hours north of New York City. Founded in 2017 by husband and wife, Eric Romano and Helen Toomer, STONELEAF is a warm and welcoming place for people to connect and collaborate. As an extension of the retreat, STONELEAF RESIDENCY provides a home for artists, for short, but immersive, periods of time.

This year STONELEAF has been focusing on what it means to ‘belong’, which influenced the choice of artists, whose diverse practices and backgrounds are complimented by disciplines which explore various subject matter such as immigration, labor, social activism, the environment, history, truth and feminism.

More information can be found about the residency at STONELEAF
here and artists-in-residence (July 20 - August 5, 2018) here
Up to date information and images can be found on our instagram account @
stoneleafretreat and hashtag #stoneleafretreat.

Theresa Chromati
Chromati’s work has most recently been displayed at the Untitled Art Fair, Miami and featured on Art News, i-D, Cool Hunting, and in the 2018 Spring issue of Juxtapoz Magazine. She received her BFA from Pratt Institute and is currently working in her studio located in Bedstuy, Brooklyn.

Katiushka Melo
Katiushka Melo (b. 1977) is a Brooklyn based interdisciplinary artist, born in New York and raised by Chilean parents. Her work often addresses the challenging questions about the role and representation of women in modern society. She often gathers historical artifacts from other women, incorporating them into her performance practice. Through the interaction created while making food, she finds meaning in the daily rituals of different cultures, collaborating with woman from different tribes and breaking bread in order to understand cultures distant from her own. Her work has been exhibited in the Americas, Europe and Asia, most recently at Miami Art Basel and a solo show at Veracruzana Cultural Center for the Arts in Mexico.

Rebecca Reeve: *She is also our 'All Season Artist-in-Residence'
Rebecca Reeve was born in London, England. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Bath Spa University and a Masters of Visual Arts at the University of South Wales, Australia. Her photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally including La Biennale de Montreal, (Canada), Fries Museum, Berlin, (Germany), Museum of Latin American Art, (Buenos Aires), EFA Project Space, (NYC) the Masur Museum of Art, (Louisiana) and as part of the Hermès artist in window program series in NYC. In 2013, she was Artist in Residence at Everglades National Park and was the recipient of the Artist in Exploration grant underwritten by Rolex. In 2016 she was the Artist-in-Residence at Joshua Tree National Park. Shelives and works in New York City

Top Image: Leah Dixon and Mia Taylor STONELEAF RESIDENCY 2017
Bottom Image: Installation view of Travelogue at The School, Jack Shainman

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