June 10 - July 9, 2016
Christopher Carroll, Kerry Downey, Yasi Ghanbari, Jason Maas, Shervone Neckles, Marissa Perel, Sheetal Prajapati
Opening reception: Friday, June 10, 6-8 PM
At EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th St, 2nd floor
Artists: Christopher Carroll, Kerry Downey, Yasi Ghanbari, Jason Maas, Shervone Neckles, Marissa Perel, Sheetal Prajapati
NO ATLAS is produced by our 2015/16 SHIFT Residency artists. The unique nature of SHIFT Residency draws out unspoken challenges and considerations in the lives of its participating artists, who dedicate a significant portion of their time towards supporting other artists. Reflecting possibilities for navigating otherness at the intersection of time, place, and identity, the work in NO ATLAS maps territories known and unknown, real and imagined, material and spectral, playing out each artist’s relationships to alterity. The group collectively examines modes of displacement, using video, sculpture, installation, and performance as tools for investigation into origins, cosmologies, pedagogies, and the shifting dimensions of interpersonal relationships. All artwork and programming presented for NO ATLAS has been conceived of and created by the artists since they began the SHIFT Residency in August 2015.
SHIFT Residency (formerly the Residency for Arts Workers as Artists) was launched in August 2010 to provide 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 were selected based on their outstanding contributions to the art community plus their potential for artistic growth in a shared interactive environment.
Thu, Jun 16, 6:30 - 9 PM: Performances by Kerry Downey & Marissa Perel