Facebook Logo Twitter Logo


HOURS: Thursday - Monday, 11am - 6pm (closed Tues & Wed)
11-03 45th Ave | Long Island City, NY 11101 | 718.937.6317

About Previous Exhibitions Directions
Guidelines for Submitting a Proposal Button

Contact

Transit Alert for 7 Train


PLEASE!
Help save money, trees, and time.

Send us your e-mail address along with
your name to: info@dorsky.org


We respect your
privacy and do not
share contact info
with third parties.

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs will be closed on Thursday, November 28, 2019 and Friday, November 29, 2019. We will reopen on Saturday, November 30, 2019.

Exhibitions & Events:

At Sea Exhibition Banner
Bendricks Credit

Event Banner 1 Walk Through Event BannerSara and Joseph Bedrick Credit
..........................................................................................................................................

September 29-December 8, 2019
At Sea

Curated by Zeljka Himbele
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 29, 2019, 2-5 pm

At Sea Brochure Cover Image

Click image to view Brochure PDF

..........................................................................................................................................

October 6, 2019, 3:00-4:30 PM
Sea Expeditions Through the Lens of Art
A Conversation

RSVP 718-937-6317 or rsvp@dorsky.org

Biggs Stokes
Left: Fade to White (video still) by Janet Biggs, 2010
Right: Emperor Penguin, Admiralty Inlet Snow Hill, Antarctica by Frank Wilbert Stokes, 1905

Kaufman and Biggs will discuss how, for many centuries, artists have been drawn to participate in voyages and explorations of the sea, finding numerous ways to collaborate with scientists and how, in turn, traveling at sea heavily informed the artists’ practices. Kaufman will also present her research conducted at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, centered on the American artist Frank Wilbert Stokes, who accompanied several expeditions to both Arctic and Antarctic regions at the turn of the twentieth century. In addition, she will discuss works by several contemporary artists whose work focuses on ecology while using Arctic and Antarctic imagery. The internationally recognized artist Jane Biggs will present her own experiences of Arctic travels in 2009-2010, and show excerpts from her renowned videos “The Arctic Trilogy,” shot during these Arctic explorations.

Tara Kaufman is an art historian whose research focuses on the intersections between art and ecology. Previous projects have examined contemporary audience-participatory projects that address loss of species, early environmentalism and romanticism in American landscape painting, as well as the entanglement of scientific knowledge, commercial industry, and artistic production during polar expeditions. She has conducted research as the William H. Truettner Graduate Fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and carried out curatorial and research internships at the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha. She received her MA in Art History from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in 2019.

Janet Biggs is an American artist, known primarily for her work in video, photography and performance. Her work focuses on individuals in extreme landscapes or situations and often navigates territory between art and science. Biggs received her undergraduate degree from Moore College of Art, and pursued graduate studies at Rhode Island School of Design. She has had solo exhibitions and film screenings at the Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre and the Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos de Tenerife; Neuberger Museum of Art; SCAD Museum of Art; Blaffer Art Museum; Musee d’art contemporain de Montréal; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Tampa Museum of Art; Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art; and the Mint Museum of Art; among others. Her work has been featured in the First International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena, Colombia; the Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, France; Vantaa Art Museum, Finland; Linkopings Konsthall, Passagen, Sweden; the Oberosterreichisches Landesmuseum, Austria; Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany; Museo d’arte contemporanea Roma, Italy; and the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan.

..........................................................................................................................................

November 17, 2019, 4:00-5:30 PM
Being At Sea
Curator and Artists Walk-through

RSVP 718-937-6317 or rsvp@dorsky.org

Schulz "An Early Map with No One to Say When the Ocean Begins" Garcia "The Liquid Highway"
Left: An Early Map with No One to Say When the Ocean Begins by Charlotte Schulz, 2017
Right: The Liquuid Highway by Scherezade Garcia, 2019

This walk-through and conversation will highlight numerous ways in which artists included in At Sea exhibition utilize oceanic imagery as a vehicle to address the notion of being adrift in the face of fraught events—natural and man-made, global and personal. The speakers will touch upon different materials, techniques and preoccupations included in the exhibition and discuss numerous possibilities of social, ecological and political engagement through art, revealing their own experiences and tactics.

Scherezade Garcia was born in the Dominican Republic and lives in New York. Her work is represented in the permanent collections of The Smithsonian Museum of American Art (Washington, DC); El Museo del Barrio (NYC); The Housatonic Museum of Art (CT); and El Museo de Arte Moderno (Santo Domingo, DR). The artist has exhibited at numerous institutions, including Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, El Museo del Barrio and The Nathan Cummings Foundation (Manhattan); BRIC and Long Island University (Brooklyn); Lehman College Art Gallery (the Bronx); and Governors Island; as well as Jersey City Museum and Newark Museum of Art (NJ); The Smithsonian Museum of American Art (Washington DC); and El Museo de Arte Moderno (Santo Domingo). Her work has been included in the Havana Biennale, Cuba and the Caribbean Biennial, Santo Domingo.

Zeljka Himbele is a curator based in New York City. She is a 2006 graduate of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. In her native Croatia, she worked for several years at the Museum of Contemporary Art, curated exhibitions for numerous non-profit spaces in Zagreb, served on the editorial board of Kontura, a Croatian art magazine, and has curated numerous projects at G-MK Gallery in Zagreb. From 2008-2010 she curated a series of solo and group exhibitions for New Media Gallery at the RISD Museum of Art in Providence, RI. She was a guest critic, lecturer or exhibition juror for the institutions Residency Unlimited, Flux Factory, Chester College, Cambridge Art Association, Parsons The New School for Design, Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design, Pratt Institute, Art Omi, Wave Hill, among others. Additionally, she was a Curatorial Fellow at Art in General, curating the exhibition at Bloomberg LP headquarters, and co-curated exhibitions at NURTUREart in Brooklyn, NY, the Big Medium Gallery in Austin, TX, among many others.

Charlotte Schulz (b. Massillon, Ohio) studied art at Kent State University and the University of South Florida where she received her MFA in 1993. She is the recipient of individual artist fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2010, the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2017, 2009, and 2002, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in 2005-2006, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1992. Her solo exhibitions include The Uneven Intensities of Duration at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, and Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; An Insufficiency in Our Screens at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and Mills College Art Museum in Oakland, California. Schulz’s work is included in the permanent collections of Mills College Art Museum, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, and the University of South Florida. She maintains a studio in Peekskill, NY and teaches at Parsons School of Design in New York City.

..........................................................................................................................................

» View DGCP's Guidelines PDF for submitting a Proposal

» Join our Mailing List!