Current & Upcoming Alumni Exhibits
Below is a selection of current art exhibitions featuring Cooper Union alumni.
ONGOING EXHIBITS THROUGH 2013
Nikolai and the Others. Scenic design by Marsha Ginsberg, A '83
Nikolai and the Others
Mitzi Newhouse Theater, Lincoln Center
Spring 2013 (through June 15, 2013)
Written by Richard Nelson Directed by David Cromer It's 1948 and during a spring weekend in Westport, Connecticut a close-knit group of Russian emigres, including choreographer George Balanchine, composer Igor Stravinsky, conductor Serge Koussevitsky, painter/set designer Sergey Sudeikin and composer Nikolai Nabokov, gather to eat, drink and talk. Scenic design by Marsha Ginsberg, A '83.
Caroline Woolard (A'07). Was that you or the house? Performance at Watermill Center, 2009.
MOMA, New York City
Winter - Spring 2013
Artists Experiment is a new initiative in the Department of Education that brings together contemporary artists in dialogue with MoMA educators to conceptualize ideas for developing innovative and experimental public interactions. Caroline Woolard (A '07) collaborates with other artists and the public to create alternative economies and systems of support. Following these models, her collaborative project “Trade School,” has received global attention and is being replicated all over the world. You’ll see her this spring in MoMA’s Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building as she collaborates with us on our next MoMA Studio in May and June, 2013.
State of the Art: Illustration 100 Years After Howard Pyle
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware
February 9, 2013 to June 1, 2013
For this exciting contemporary exhibition, Guest Curator David Apatoff, illustration scholar and author of biographies on Robert Fawcett and Albert Dorne, highlights the following eight artists: story illustrator Bernie Fuchs; graphic designer Milton Glaser, A '51; MAD caricaturist and comic artist Mort Drucker; The New Yorker cover artist and character designer for animated films, Peter de Sève; editorial artist John Cuneo; painter and book artist Phil Hale; painter and magazine illustrator Sterling Hundley; and Pixar production designer Ralph Eggleston.
The Storm, Lebbeus Woods, 2002
Lebbeus Woods, Architect
SFMoMa, San Francisco, CA
February 16, 2013 to June 2, 2013
Acknowledging the parallels between society's physical and psychological constructions, late Cooper Union professor and architect, Lebbeus Woods, depicted a career-long narrative of how these constructions transform our being. His career has been filled with imaginative leaps through the concepts of space and form, exploring politics, society, ethics and the human condition. This exhibit will include 75 works from the past 35 years of his career.
Parallax Views, Jennifer Williams, A '94
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
March 2, 2013 to May 25, 2013
Jennifer Williams' A '94, installation "Episodic Drift #5" is part of the exhibition Parallax Views at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. Whether by photographing environments they have constructed or through deconstructing and reworking photographs they have taken, the artists in Parallax Views offer the viewer a new line of sight. Faced with the contemporary overload of images, these artists have altered, blended, and re-mixed their photographs in order to offer revitalizing views of the world. In contrast with straight photography, each of these works show evidence of some kind of modification – occurring either before or after the image capture.
Work by Victoria Febrer, A '08
V. Febrer: Vigilia
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Vicálvaro Campus Library, Madrid, Spain
April 10, 2013 to May 31, 2013
(opening: Wednesday, April 10th, 1:00pm -- including a flute recital by Sonia García Rabasa playing a piece by Jules Massenet)
This new series of vinographs by Victoria Febrer, A '08 continues her investigation of the relationship of the universal and the personal. Her haunting vistas are created using only red wine through meditations on the mechanism of memory and its parallels to the production of artistic images. The landscapes in this series are inhabited by boldly recontextualized archetypal representations of the feminine from prehistoric Europe.
Paul Thek, Nude, Astride Zebra, c.1965 Vintage gelatin silver print 17 x 14 in.
Paul Thek And His Circle In The 1950s
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, 26 Wooster Street, NYC
April 12, 2013 to July 7, 2013
On April 12, 2013, the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art will open a groundbreaking new exhibition: Paul Thek And His Circle In The 1950s, which for the first time, examines the iconic American artist as a young man, placing him within a group of friends and lovers that provided an adoring audience and creative influence for his earliest works. The exhibition will cover the period of this artist's work from 1954 to 1964, presenting a rare insight into the world of Paul Thek, not previously explored in any other major exhibition of his work. It is co-curated by the internationally renowned expert on gay art, Jonathan David Katz, and by the notable set designer Peter Harvey, with whom Paul Thek had an early romantic relationship and a life-long friendship.
Nyeema Morgan, picture prophylactic, prophylactic picture, 2013, mixed paper media.
History! Hauntings and Palimpsests
The Anya & Andrew Shiva Gallery/ John Jay College of Crimnal Justice
April 15, 2013 to May 22, 2013
History! Hauntings and Palimpsests investigates ways in which artworks convey complex layers of information and experience through narrative and through process.The works in the exhibition encompass a variety of media, from video to print, from photograph to drawing, from sculpture to painting. They are a sample of the vibrant community of visual artists at John Jay College. Featuring work by Nyeema Morgan, A '00.
Bartram Gardens, Jeannetta van Raalte, A '60
Following in the Bartram's Footsteps
Bartram Gardens, Philadelphia, PA
April 16, 2013 to May 24, 2013
This exhibition will feature artworks of plants grown, sold, and introduced by John and William Bartram, centered upon their native US plant introductions. Jeannetta vanRaalte, A '60 Turk's Cap Lily artwork will be on display for this exhibition.
15th Annual Botanical Art Exhibit
Filoli, Woodside, California
April 16, 2013 to June 16, 2013
This beautiful exhibit has long been an essential part of the Filoli Botanical Art Program’s mission to interpret and preserve this historically significant art form. Filoli has been a leader in the renewal of this art form, which combines the observational skills of the scientist and the sensibility of the artist. Part of our commitment is to sponsor an annual nation–wide juried exhibition to showcase the best of botanical art. Artworks selected this year will be displayed in the Visitor and Education Center while select pieces from our three major florilegia collections: the Filoli, the Banks’ and the Highgrove, will be displayed in the historic house. Featuring work by Jeannetta vanRaalte, A '60.
The Breath, Julie Peppito, A '92
CWOW Newark ENCRUSTATION(S)
City Without Walls, 6 Crawford Street, Newark, NJ
April 25, 2013 to May 25, 2013
Encrustation(s) brings together a collection of oddities within the realm of "high craft." The works are both physically and metaphorically encrusted- i.e., layered with content - thus, breaking free from the stereotypes(s) of what and how we customarily view craft. Coming from ancient traditions ranging from Chinese paper cutting to Venetian blown glass, these works move miles beyond decorative. Many of the featured artists strive to reclaim both a hoarder's detritus and a child's emotional baggage simultaneously via their curious approaches to craft material. With references to quilting, beading, and book- binding the works of Encrustation(s) are sometimes nostalgic and other times foreboding, but almost always obsessive. Viewing this exhibition is a bit like uncovering archeological remains after a personal apocalypse. Work by Julie Peppito, A '92.
Work by Avery Singer, A '10
Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin, Germany
April 26, 2013 to June 8, 2013
Solo-show for Gallery Weekend Berlin by Avery Singer, A '10.
Anvil Creek Polka 2013, Acrylic on canvas (200 x 115 cm), John Martin, A '75
Boutwell Draper Gallery, Redfern, Sydney
May 1, 2013 to June 1, 2013 (Opening reception: Saturday, May 4 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.)
Artwork by John Martin, A '75
"Visible Colors (Invisible Passions)" C-Print 28 ¼" x 40 ¼" 2012 (Mitsuko Brooks, A '05)
underCurrents & the Quest for Space
SOMArts Main Gallery, San Francisco, CA
May 2, 2013 to May 25, 2013
underCurrents & the Quest for Space is a multidisciplinary arts exhibition and discussion investigating the space occupied by Asian America, socially, artistically and physically. Asian American artists exhibition work that detonates a discourse on the under-discussed issues impacting Asian Americans, interrogates the myth of “model minority,” and acknowledges the multiple ways contemporary Asian American communities address and subvert stereotypes, discrimination and invisibility. This multi-media, multi-disciplinary arts exhibition aims to identify and contemplate the political implications of what lies below the surface, while exploring possibilities to move beyond, reinventing history and artistically predicting an unrestrained future. Featuring work by Mitsuko Brooks, A '05.
Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY
May 2, 2013 to June 8, 2013
Work by Zak Smith, A '98. Opening reception on Thursday, May 2 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
‘Archaeology of the Digital’ Exhibition, Courtesy of Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA)
‘Archaeology of the Digital’ Exhibition
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Québec, Canada
May 7, 2013 to October 13, 2013
The ‘Archaeology of the Digital’ exhibition will feature the work of Frank Gehry, Peter Eisenman, Shoei Yoh and Chuck Hoberman, A '79 while examining the foundations of digital architecture at the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s. Curated by architect Greg Lynn, the exhibition along with the related publication are conceived as object-based investigations of four pivotal projects by the featured architects that established distinct directions in architecture’s use of digital tools. The event delves into the genesis and establishment of digital tools for design conceptualization, visualization and production.
Public Hearing at MoMA PS 1
Expo 1: New York
MoMA PS 1, Long Island City, NY
May 12, 2013 to September 2, 2013
James N. Kienitz Wilkins's, A '07 film, "Public Hearing" US premiere in "EXPO 1: New York". The Cinema presents a program of moving images culled from a range of genres and disciplines, including cinematic works, video games, and user-generated online content, that relate to EXPO 1: New York’s ecological and sociopolitical themes.
Work by Patricia Hacker, A '69
Patricia Hacker: New and Selected Works
Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune Street, NYC
May 18, 2013 to June 2, 2013
In this solo exhibition, Patricia Hacker, A '69 presents a new series of work beginning with paintings that she created from September 11, 2001 onward.
Fountain Gallery, NYC
May 23, 2013 to July 10, 2013
A group exhibtion featuring: text-based pieces by Simon Evans, Nelson Fernando Figallo, AR '03, and Matthew Higgs; representational work by Pedro Pascoinho, Leo Fitzpatrick, and Robin Taylor; a sound installation by Kristin Oppenheim; sculpture by Dove Bradshaw; and photographs by Berenice Abbott, Iaeden Hovorka, and Francesca Woodman, Davida Adedjouma, Maya Deren, Ann Fischman, John Hadley, Bruno Jacob, Greg Johnson, Ed Loftus, Katie Paterson, Joseph Russo, and Deborah Standard.
Work by Julie Peppito, A '92
Illustrating Imaginative Worlds Through Portraiture
Master Workshop at The New Jersey Arts Center, Summit, NJ
Saturday, June 2, 2013 from 10am - 3pm
In this workshop each participant will create a portrait following the same conceptual approach that I apply to my “Connected Portraits.” Finding inspiration through observation, source materials, and self-reflection, participants will learn how to create a composition with line, pattern, texture, and spatial relationships using mark making, drawing, sewing and collage techniques. *** To attend this workshop click the link above and search for Julie Peppito, A '92 under "faculty".
Work by Kyle Hamilton, A '94
Memories of Warsaw: Paintings and Drawings Kyle Hamilton
The Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ
June 15 – July 28, 2013
Opening Reception ~ Saturday, June 22, 2013 (7:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
Kyle Hamilton, A '94 will have a one-woman show of paintings and drawings titled Memories of Warsaw in the Malloy Gallery of the Trenton City Museum. The expressionist urban landscape depicted is dark, vertiginous, post-apocalyptic – sometimes inhabited by the figure of a young girl as witness.
Extra Terrestrial by Amelia Bauer (A'01)
Phillips de Pury & Company is carrying an edition of prints from the Extra Terrestrial series by Amelia Bauer (A'01).
Installation view of Serving the Mother Goddess by James Hicks (AR'94)
Serving the Mother Goddess
James Hicks (AR'94) was the design consultant for this exhibit focused on the exuberance, beauty and joy of the Mother Goddess religion.
Presenting highlights from the museum's holdings, each with its own gallery space, Singular Visions includes art by Eva Hesse (A'57, Dec.), George Segal (A'44, Dec.) and Tom Wesselmann (A'59, Dec.).