From funk to punk, swaths to sin: Pace University Dyson Artists-in-Residence Exhibition Closing Reception and Artists’ Talks: Tuesday, September 28, 5:00-7:00 pm. Peter Fingesten Gallery, 1 Pace Plaza (east of City Hall). Free and open to the public.
Finale of the Summer Artists in Residence Program and Exhibition presented by the Art Department and Dyson College of Pace University. The summer residency program, now in its fourth year, provides artists with the opportunity to create new work in the studios on the University’s lower Manhattan Campus.
This year, four artists were selected to participate in the 10-week program. Their work engages a diverse range of themes in a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, textiles, digital design and performance.
Harlem-based Xenobia Bailey is a fibers artist. For over a decade, she has been creating an epic project, Paradise Under Reconstruction in the Aesthetic of Funk. Her installation in the Fingesten Gallery is a project in-process; a collage of photographs and text, crocheted wall pieces and bundles of handspun newspaper tacked on to the wall to function as an “inspiration station.”
Brazilian-born Priscila de Carvalho makes bright, large-scale painting-and-sculpture installations inspired by her native country. She constructs architectural landscapes in three dimensions with layers of various materials, imagery, and swaths of intense color. Her semi-abstract work captures the energy of a highly populated, impoverished, and sprawling urban environment.
Brooklyn-based artist Adam Schwartz recently came back to New York City after several years working and teaching in Los Angeles. His series of drawings and digital prints explore concepts of infinity and repetition, and random patterns, tapping sources that include Adobe default color palettes, straight-edge hardcore punk lyrics, and email spam.
Canadian-born performance artist Charmaine Wheatley works in performance as well as painting, drawing, sculpture and book-making. Her work questions the relationship between feminism, religion, sexuality and sin. Her work in the gallery includes a stack of printed propaganda booklets and a series of intimate drawings.
Contacts: Jennifer Schwarting, professor of art, phone 212-346-1894
Chris Cory, media relations, 212-346-1117, 917-608-8164, firstname.lastname@example.org