School 33 Art Center is pleased to present Texture: The Person and Nature, a group exhibit curated by Jan Hanvik, Executive Director of the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Hanvik selected artists for this exhibit who emanate multi-texturalities, which alternate between the ineffable and the visceral. All surprise. All bring pleasure. Some sneak up. Some assault. Some express, as one artist statement said, the lack of self-consciousness of a toddler’s mark. Some required obsessive repetitive, probably conscious, maybe painfully conscious, mark making. Yet all, individually and cumulatively, merge the nature that is inside the human with the nature that is outside the human, yet not really outside.
Jenny Zoe Casey
Sandra Jane Heard
Image courtesy of Erin Fostel, A Skulk of Foxes, 2012, ink, white charcoal and colored pencil on paper, 25.5 x 38 inches.
School 33 Art Center is pleased to present a short film by artist Jon Bevers.
The short film is part of a series of short films based on Karl Stockhausen’s 12 part musical score, “Tierkreis,” a musical composition based on the 12 zodiac signs. Each score attempts to pull attributes from Stockhausen’s interpretations of the zodiac. Local composers Erik Spangler and Brian Sacawa recomposed the original score. The film stars local artist Paul Mintz and is focused on the zodiac sign, Cancer.
School 33 Art Center is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new works by Lotta Art 2012 Best-in-Show winner Kini Collins.
“…Socrates suggests that the soul is immortal, and repeatedly incarnated; knowledge is actually in the soul from eternity, but each time the soul is incarnated its knowledge is forgotten in the shock of birth. What one perceives to be learning, then, is actually the recovery of what one has forgotten. Once it has been brought back, it is true belief, and can then be turned into genuine knowledge by understanding.”
Plato, Meno, c. 399 BC
“Anamnesis is a figure whereby the speaker, calling to mind matters past, whether of sorrow or joy, doth make a recital of them.”
J. Smith, Mystical Rhetoric, 1657
In this body of work, the artist is grappling with memories, both forgotten and remembered, memories that arise bidden or unbidden.
Collins’ work over the past several years has been an attempt to use memory cascades to make sense of her life experiences. By remembering and reciting the sorrows and joys of her past, she seeks to understand the whole from the related and unrelated parts. This recitation encompasses a single body of work with many components created with tissue paper, ink, wax, charcoal and fire.