Catskill Art Space is pleased to announce three solo exhibitions with work from Carter Hodgkin, Nene Humphrey and Jon Kline
Catskill Art Space is pleased to announce three solo exhibitions with work from Carter Hodgkin, Nene Humphrey and Jon Kline.
The exhibitions will be on view in the ground floor galleries of Catskill Art Space, 48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY from March 25 through May 6, 2023. Exhibition hours are Friday and Saturday, 11am – 5pm, and Sunday 11am – 3pm. The three artists pull from interdisciplinary pursuits grounded in science to explore their respective artistic practices. Hodgkin draws on particle physics and forms in nature, creating code generated particle collisions to inform her painting. Humphrey’s installation, inspired by dreams, goes as far as to offer video of the amygdala filmed through a high-powered microscope at the LeDoux lab at New York University, where she is the artist-in-residence. Kline uses light sensitive paper to capture the sky at different times, closely attuned to place and shifts in light.
Carter Hodgkin, Visual Fields, connects digital technology and painting, utilizing conceptual and chance-based themes to create her mesmerizing work. In this series, the artist modifies code attune to gravity, exploring particulates’ descent and reverberations upwards. Hodgkin extracts a digital file of the collision, transforming the image into a mosaic, applying hand-painted paper squares onto painted canvas. The painting becomes a mediation between defining and dissolving the pictorial plane, evoking microscopic landscapes from outer space or the ocean depths. What emerges are paintings which reflect a tension between technology and handcraft, exploring a relationship between algorithmic data and the pictorial.
Nene Humphrey will present This Like a Dream Keeps Other Time, a series of video, sonic and performative works created in collaboration with jazz musicians Matana Roberts and Staar Busby, along with video designer Simon Harding. Together, the works create a tangible space that mirrors the ephemeral part of the brain where complex emotions are born. These works were inspired by a dream the artist had in which she was learning to sing from “choir ladies” at Plainview Baptist, her late husband’s family church in rural Georgia. The works investigate both the overlooked importance of dreaming to our psychological health and scientific research demonstrating that feelings of well-being and mood elevation are programmed biologically to surface with communal singing.
Jon Kline’s work explores the subtle language of natural light and time, working with both cameras and light sensitive paper. Each piece involves observing, measuring, recording, and comparing the color and intensity of the overhead sky at specific moments in time from one place and from multiple places on the globe. Employing both alternative and digital means, Kline’s photographic and film projects explore the primacy of light and temporality. Kline’s presentation at CAS will include two murals that record the sequential shift in the color and intensity of light at a specific moment in time at this latitude.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Carter Hodgkin has exhibited in the United States and internationally. Awards include the Pollock Krasner Foundation, the Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation and New York Foundation for the Arts. Public large-scale mosaics have been created for the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; Queens College, NY, Capital One Headquarters, McLean, VA and Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills. Her work appears in public and private collections including the Stanford University Art Collection, the ZKM Center for Art & Media, Germany, the Zimmerli Art Museum, the Basil Alkazzi Foundation, the U.S. Art in Embassies Program and the Library of Congress. Hodgkin holds a B.F.A. in Painting & Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University and lives in New York.
Nene Humphrey has exhibited in numerous museums and galleries including PS1 Contemporary Art Center; Sculpture Center, Mead Museum, Palmer Museum, and the Lesley Heller Gallery, among others. Her work is in the collections of Smithsonian Institution, Carlos Museum, Emory University, Best Products Inc, Sidney Lewis Collection, Richmond, VA, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, Washington University, St Louis, MO, The High Museum of Art, among others. Humphrey has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Agnes Gund Production Grant, The Rockefeller Foundation, Brown Foundation, Asian Cultural Council, Dora Maar Foundation, Watermill Arts and Anonymous was a Woman among others. Her work has been written about in numerous publications including The New York Times, Art in America and ARTnews, Sculpture Magazine, and Hyperallergic. Humphrey was born in Portage, Wisconsin, and has lived in New York since 1978.
Jon Kline is a photographer working in both traditional and digital forms of imaging and time-based projects. He has had recent residencies at the Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain, Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, Santa Fe Art Institute in New Mexico, Anderson Ranch in Colorado, and Baja California, Mexico. In 2022, he received a second fellowship from the American Scandinavian Foundation for work in the Norwegian Arctic and has also received an Aaron Siskind Foundation Grant and an Earthwatch Fellowship in Hungary. His work is in the collections of Princeton University Art Museum, the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Burchfield Penney Center in Buffalo, and the National Park Service at Ellis Island, among others. He was a member of the faculty at the Department of Photography and Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, from 1986-2009 and has also taught at the International Center of Photography, New York. BFA, San Francisco Art Institute; MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology. Kline has been teaching photography at Bennington College full time since 1998.
ABOUT CATSKILL ART SPACE
Catskill Art Space (CAS) explores contemporary art practices of emerging and established artists. Through exhibitions, performances, classes, lectures, and screenings, CAS fosters creative community in the Catskills.
Established as Catskill Art Society in 1971, CAS reopened in October 2022 as Catskill Art Space following a major renovation and expansion of its multi-arts center, located in the picturesque hamlet of Livingston Manor in the Western Catskills. CAS presents a rotating slate of exhibitions, performances and other events featuring national and regional talents, alongside long-term installations of works by James Turrell, Sol LeWitt, Francis Cape, and Ellen Brooks. Learn more at catskillartspace.org.