HAND/MADE: THE DIGITAL AGE AND THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
September 4 – October 18, 2015
Panel Talk with Nancy Azara, Katie Cercone and Emily Harris: Sat Sept 5, 3:00 pm
Opening Reception: Sat Sept 5, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Performance: A Thousand Times Thy Light, Sun Sept 6, 5:00 pm, outside the Kleinert/James
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Gallery Hours: Wed through Sun, 12:00 – 6:00 pm, or by appt. on Tues, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
“Taking the Byrdcliffe Art Colony’s anti-industrial underpinning as its point of departure, the exhibit HAND/MADE: The Digital Age and The Industrial Revolution examines how, in today’s deeply digitized culture, many artists strive to create work that incorporates elements of the handmade or homegrown.
The curator of HAND/MADE, Nancy Azara, with her advisory team of Katie Cercone and Emily Harris, selected artists based on the ways in which the capabilities of web-based and other digital media are historically relevant to the industrial revolution. The “people versus machines” debate appears more pressing than before in an era in which our privacy, our attention spans, and the pace of our everyday lives seem less and less under our control. A key feature characterizing the artists in HAND/MADE is the way their work connects the realms of both technology and the handmade object, serving as a symbolic record not only of their resistance to and/or celebration of the digital turn, but of the powerful production of meaning that happens in between the virtual and the real. Read more…”
A number of free public performances will accompany the exhibition: on Sunday, September 6 at 5:00 pm is A THOUSAND TIMES THY LIGHT: A Participatory Performance Experience Led by Legacy Fatale (Coco Dolle + Shawn Bishop) and Go! Push Pops (Katie Cercone + Elisa Garcia de la Huerta). This participatory art dance ritual at the Kleinert/James presents a new age spin on the Shakespeare poem “A Thousand Times Good Night.” Additional performances will close the show on the last weekend including “In The Making” by Maria Hupfield on October 17, 12pm and “A Roaming Performance” by Emily Harris on October 16, 12pm.
HAND/MADE: The Digital Age and the Industrial Revolution includes work by Karen Azoulay, Jude Broughan, Katie Cercone, Alex Chowaniec, Coco Dolle, Elisa Garcia de la Huerta, Emily Harris, Maria Hupfield, Molly Lowe, Jason Lujan, Colin McMullan, Erica Magrey, Diane Meyer, Benjamin Phelan, Kara Rooney, Tarragon Smith, and Jonathan Taylor.
A free panel talk with Nancy Azara, Katie Cercone and Emily Harris will take place at 3:00 pm on September 5, before the Opening Reception from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.