Line Describing a Cone: Tri-State Juried Exhibition
In the Beitzel and Righter Galleries
January 18 – February 15, 2015
The definition of space is one of the fundamental features of visual representation in twentieth and twenty-first century art. From the oscillating layers of a Cézanne painting to the deep corridors of depth in a de Chirico work, artists have addressed the elements of three dimensions in various and often competing ways. Using film as light cutting through space, contemporary artist Anthony McCall’s work, Line Describing a Cone (1973) inspires this year’s theme; the piece is spatial and temporary, with light the primary medium giving form to an environment. Artists are invited to explore the meaning of space in their work, using whatever materials and expressive outlets they require. Representing space is but one potential feature; experiencing with works that proclaim their physical relationship to their environment another.
First Prize – Lara Knutson
Second Prize – Erik Sanner
Third Prize – Marlene Siff
Juror Eva Respini is Curator at The Museum of Modern Art. She has organized one-person exhibitions with artists such as Cindy Sherman, Robert Heinecken, Akram Zaatari, Vik Muniz, Klara Liden, and Boris Mikhailov, and group exhibitions with artists as diverse as Sara VanDerBeek, Ai Wei Wei, Michele Abeles, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Katy Granan, Lewis Baltz, Sterling Ruby, Roni Horn, Nan Goldin, Walead Beshty, among others. Her writing appears in many museum publications and periodicals. She is currently a faculty member in the MFA program for Visual Arts at Columbia University, and has been visiting critic at Yale University’s School of Art and the School of Visual Arts, New York.
Artists from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are invited to submit up to three artworks now through December 15, 2014 by creating a profile and logging on to the EntryThingy submission management system. Click on the links below to sign up and view a short video explaining the submission process. Click here for exhibition prospectus.
Glass Elevator by Stephan Moore
In the vestibule
January 18 – Summer 2015
Glass Elevator is a sound installation for the glass-walled vestibule at the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, NY. As a visitor passes through the space, a quiet droning sound can be heard, which could easily be mistaken for the sound of typical building systems. When all of the doors are again closed, the space is suddenly transported, by sound, to another location — an example of audio cinema, or, in R. Murray Schafer’s term, schizophonia. Whether anyone lingers in the space to experience these sounds is another matter — the piece hides itself from all but the most curious. The title refers to the fictional mode of transportation used by the eccentric confection magnate Willy Wonka in novels by Roald Dahl: a transparent elevator capable of traveling in any direction, and even into outer space.
Explore Light, Line, and Shape
In the Learning Center
January 18 – February 15, 2015
The most basic elements of art can be transformed into amazing and unexpected things. Find out how you can play with light boxes, light projectors, and shadows. See how two-dimensional shapes can transform into three-dimensional shapes. Experiment with the qualities of color and line. Make a giant tape mural. Read together in the Reading Nook. In the Learning Center you can choose from a wide variety of activities and exploration boxes.
On the South Lawn
May 2014 – May 2015
John Ruppert transforms prison-grade metal chain link into vessel-like forms that define volume yet remain ethereal and porous. At the KMA, the intense yellow industrial fencing is an unexpected element in the landscape, as is the mesmeric effect of the material’s shifting patterns. Ruppert’s 14-foot tall sculpture simultaneously contrasts and compliments its verdant surroundings. The artist created the piece specifically for the KMA campus.