February 26 - March 28, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 26, 6pm - 8pm
At EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th St, 2nd floor
Artists: Louise Barry, Andrew Beccone, Fay Chiang & Sidd Joag, David Court, Kristyna Milde & Marek Milde, David Rios Ferreira
Organized by: EFA Project Space and participating artists
As part of the SHIFT residency, the artists in this show all share a double life, balancing their practice as artists, with their commitment to being arts workers.
Over the past five months, this motley group has been meeting regularly in homes and studios, over home cooked food and drink, to identify the issues that surround their work and their practice. The result? A camaraderie. As they would talk until the wee hours, giddy revelations burst forward. And many lists were made.
When the group had the final meeting to share the projects they plan to include in the show, they discovered a remarkable thing: as if a mirror of the essential thing that connects them all, each artist was working on two distinct trajectories that exist in conversation with each other.
SHIFT residency, formerly the Residency for Arts-Workers as Artists, was launched in August 2010 to provide an unprecedented opportunity: studio space and peer support for practicing artists who also work as arts professionals (administrators, curators, directors, and others). This program honors these individuals with a unique environment to build on their own art practices. Seven residents are selected from nominations based on their outstanding contributions to the art community plus their potential for artistic growth in a shared interactive environment.
Brochure designed by curatorial interns Cathy Fan and Ada Potter.
Wednesday, March 18th, 6:30pm Speaking Portraits: A Conversation with Stolen Lives and Families
Saturday, March 28th, 2:00pm Scent Laboratory: What is the Smell of a Home?