FEATURED ARTIST: Sable Elyse Smith, When We Speak of War, 2012. Digital print on transparency. 9 x 12 in. Courtesy the artist.
FEATURED ARTIST: Working in performance, video, and photography, Sable Elyse Smith attempts to reactivate personal and collective histories. Smith’s ongoing installation project The Institute for the Research & Reinsertion of Diasporic Memory presents oppositional and fragmented narratives of the recent earthquake in Haiti and the Parsley Massacre of the 1930s. Through a queering of the archival, the artist hopes facilitate a conversation around power dynamics, access, authorship, and historiography among viewers. Based in Brooklyn, Smith is a member of the collective Fantastic Futures and has recently performed at the Window at 125, Eyebeam, and the New Museum.
Sable Elyse Smith, The Institute for the Research & Reinsertion of Diasporic Memory (detail), 2013. Mixed media installation and video. Courtesy the artist.
FEATURED ARTIST: John Houck is a Los Angeles-based artist who works with photographic materials and engages in architectural interventions. Houck’s background as a computer programmer influences his practice; he often generates compositions by repurposing digital systems or designing unique algorithms. The artist’s series A History of Graph Paper addresses the impulse to produce quantifying models of our world in order to better comprehend it, and in turn, how these models come to affect our perceptions of the world. Houck was recently featured in a solo show at On Stellar Rays (New York) and his first solo exhibition in the UK runs at Max Wigram Gallery (London) from November 20, 2013 to January 18, 2014.
John Houck, Pointing Device, from the series A History of Graph Paper, 2013. Pigment print. 32 x 45 in. Courtesy the artist. http://sculpture-center.tumblr.com/
David Horvitz, Let Us Keep Our Own Noon (performance view) at MoMA PS1 during the New York Art Book Fair, September 21, 2013. Video: Kylie Gilchrist. Supported by Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant. http://sculpture-center.tumblr.com/
FEATURED ARTIST: David Horvitz, Let Us Keep Our Own Noon (performance still) at MoMA PS1 during the New York Art Book Fair, September 21, 2013. Photo: Cameron Blayock. Supported by Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant. http://sculpture-center.tumblr.com/