On June 4, I will lead a hands-on collage workshop with elementary school students at Walter B. Howard Elementary in conjunction with Amie Cunat’s artist residency at the Shaker Museum Mount Lebanon. Students will learn about the Shakers and use cut paper to recreate objects from the museum’s collection.
A huge thank you to the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the participating panelists for awarding me a 2017 Fellowship in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts. Read more about the fellowship here.
Witch, Beast, Goddess, Demon Slayer, YOU, published by Miniature Garden, premiered at the LA Art Book Fair this weekend. Featuring works by Patricia Valencia, Natalie Beall, Denise Schatz, Jamie Kim, Cory Siegler, Claudia Peña Salinas, Ariel Dill, Anna Dare De Los Reyes, Christina Martinelli, Sharela Bonfield, Robin Cameron, Gretchen Scherer, Valerie Piraino, Esperanza Mayobre, Antonia Perez and Casey Cook.
On February 17, I will co-present at the 2017 College Art Association conference with artist and PhD candidate Catherine Czacki. The presentation, titled "Light Moves, Haunted Histories", will "investigate non-dominating (dis-possessive) arrangements of artistic and critical practice––as well as ‘subjective’ and ‘objective’ approaches to thought in the realm of the small gesture. Catherine Czacki and Natalie Beall will introduce ideas about how objects resist or refuse interpretation and/or alternately reveal traces of their histories. This serves as a continuation to their conversation published in Possible Press––though with an open format for a more public dialogue. The original project consisted of image and text exchanges between the two artists on topics ranging from Walter Benjamin’s notions of the everyday, Jimmie Durham’s poetry about intrinsic material value, domestic materiality and the hauntings that emerge via the utility object rendered useless. The conversation will include images/objects relevant to Beall and Czacki’s practices."
I will be signing copies of my new book, Index of Form, at the Miniature Garden table at the New York Art Book Fair.
Friday, September 16 from 4–5pm
In August I moved my studio from Brooklyn, NY to Salt Point, NY in the Hudson Valley, about two hours north of NYC.
The Lives of Forms
Curated by Ksenia Nouril
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 26, 6-8pm
Lower East Side Printshop; 306 W. 37th St., 6th Floor
On view May 26 - August 26, 2016
This exhibition meditates on the tensions between figurative and abstract forms in the works of ten contemporary printmakers. The artists featured cull their forms from a variety of sources, from newspapers and magazines to high school yearbooks and personal archives. Old and new, popular and erudite, anonymous and recognizable, the multifarious forms that populate these works tell stories that have both local and global reach.
The title of this exhibition is inspired by La vie des forms or The Life of Forms in Art, a 1934 publication by French art historian Henri Focillon, one of the most prolific and poetic writers on the subject. It describes the ways forms make themselves known to us, revealing their meanings while constantly changing with the world around them. "We must never think of forms, in their different states, as simply suspended in some remote, abstract zone, above the earth and above [hu]man[s]. They mingle with life, whence they come; they translate into space certain movements of the mind."
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