TEMPORARY ISLAND

SHIFT Residency Exhibition
June 26 - August 3, 2019

Pradeep Dalal,  Yellow Mansur , 2019.

Pradeep Dalal, Yellow Mansur, 2019.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 26, 6 - 8 PM
At EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th St, 2nd floor

EFA Project Space presents Temporary Island, an exhibition that brings together new works produced during the 2018/19 SHIFT Residency. Over the course of the past year, seven artists came together to form a “temporary island” -- a self-imposed shipwreck on remote land; an organized resistance to survive New York City’s grind; and a floating collaboration on the fringes of busy schedules. SHIFT Residency and its de facto “temporary island” address the unique challenges of work-life balance facing a niche of artists who work over 35 hours per week in support of other artists (as arts administrators, curators, educators, and advocates). Many residents and alumni are caregivers outside of work or members of the “sandwich generation,” whose commitment to the residency underline SHIFT’s call to thrive.

After 10 months off the grid, it’s time to leave the island. Temporary Island, a collaboratively organized show developed and produced over the residency year, features new work by Pradeep Dalal, Matthew de Leon, Alicia Ehni, Nung-Hsin Hu, Patrick Rowe, Maya Valladares, Annette Wehrhahn.

SHIFT Residency was launched in August 2010 to provide studio space and peer support for practicing artists who also work as arts professionals for organizations in New York City. This program honors these individuals with a unique environment to build on their own art practices. Six residents were selected based on their outstanding contributions to the art community plus their potential for artistic growth in a shared interactive environment. 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 and the art community.

EVENTS

Opening reception, with an artist-led walkthrough at 5 PM

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 5 - 8 PM

Artmaking and Caregiving: A Panel Discussion on Caregiver Advocacy in the Arts

Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 6 - 8 PM

Closing reception with exhibition publication release

Saturday, August 3, 2019, 6 - 8 PM

WORKS

Gallery Views

Annette Wehrhahn

Large Lips, watercolor and oil paint on linen, 48 x 60 in., 2019

Essentials, watercolor and oil stick on linen, 48 x 60 in., 2019

Mostly Human, watercolor and oil stick on linen, 82 x 86 in., 2019

Tiny Mouth, oil on linen, 44 x 59 in., 2019

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Alicia Enhi

Paracas the Wind, video, 3 minutes, 2019

Untitled, 10 works , framed with plexiglass and hardware, dimensions vary, 2019

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Nung-Hsin Hu

Eternal Return (Mushrooms), bark mushrooms, onionskin paper, archival ink, dimensions vary, 2019

Eternal Return (Film Installation), 16mm color and B&W film loop, 16mm analog projector, plastic mirror, 2019

Eternal Return (Risograph prints), Risograph prints on black Noir Plike paper, 8 1/2 x 11 inch (each print), 2019

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Maya Valladares

Make Time, cut and sewn fabric, 82 x 38 in., 2019

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Patrick Rowe

Threshold, Silkscreen and painting/Acrylic on paper, aluminum blueprint clamps, 117 x 77 in., 2019

Codex (Triptych), Silkscreen, photographs, painting / acrylic and photographs on paper with aluminum blueprint clamps, 42 x 72 in. each

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Pradeep Dalal

Illuminator (Mir Ali_A_cobalt), archival inkjet print, 12 x 18 in., 2019

Illuminator (Mir Ali_B_umber), archival inkjet print, 12 x 18 in., 2019

Illuminator (Mir Ali_C_yellow), archival inkjet print, 12 x 18 in., 2019

Illuminator (Mir Ali_D_carmine), archival inkjet print, 12 x 18 in., 2019

Illuminator (Mir Ali_e_ochre), archival inkjet print, 12 x 18 in., 2019

Srirangam (QV 1 back), archival inkjet print, 12 x 18 in., 2019

Srirangam (QV 2 head), archival inkjet print, 12 x 18 in., 2019

Srirangam (QV 3 profile), archival inkjet print, 12 x 18 in., 2019

Srirangam (canopy), archival inkjet print, 12 x 18 in., 2019

Srirangam (plinth 1), archival inkjet print, 12 x 18 in., 2019

Srirangam (plinth 2), archival inkjet print, 12 x 18 in., 2019

Srirangam (plinth 3), archival inkjet print, 12 x 18 in., 2019

Srirangam (portraits), archival inkjet print, 12 x 9.3 in., 2019

Srirangam (cascade 1H), archival inkjet print, 6 x 9 in., 2019

Srirangam (cascade 2H), archival inkjet print, 6 x 9 in., 2019

Srirangam (cascade 1S), archival inkjet print, 6 x 6 in., 2019

Srirangam (cascade 2S), archival inkjet print, 6 x 6 in., 2019

Srirangam (Night), archival inkjet print, 12 x 18 in., 2019

Matthew de Leon

Untitled Queen Wearing Paper Dress, colored pencil and pen on vellum paper, 11 x 14 in., 2018

No Man Is An Island, But This Queen Is, Mannequin, vellum, gouache, watercolor, chicken wire, tape, paper, fabric, stuffing, spray paint, pen on paper drawings, size variable, 2018-2019

Mom's Garden, Pen on paper, 22 x 30 in., 2019