See what Triangle Arts Association artists-in-residence have been working on inside their studios. Meet artists Magda Stanová (Slovakia), Wu Chi-Tsung (Taiwan), Júlia Vécsei (Hungary), Jessica Segall (USA), Christopher Mahonski (USA), and Anna Kell (USA) who work across sculpture, drawing, performance, artist books, painting and more.
20 Jay Street, Suites 318 & 350, Brooklyn NY 11201
Thursday May 1
6–10pm Open Studios
6:30pm Performative lecture by Magda Stanová “Algorithms in Art”
Held in association with Dumbo, Brooklyn First Thursday Gallery Walk.
Saturday May 3
2–6pm Open Studios
3pm Performative lecture by Magda Stanová “Algorithms in Art”
About Triangle’s Current Artists-In-Residence
Image: “Algorithms in Photography,” performative lecture, 2012
Magda Stanová analyzes creative processes, the theory of photography, urban development, and cartography in her work. Her research-based practice results in artistic forms like visual essays and lecture-like events. She is currently at work on a new performance exploring the differences and similarities induced by art-conjuring tricks, solving scientific problems, and hearing jokes. Magda hails from Slovakia and is based in Prague, Czech Republic. Recent exhibitions include: Les Rencontres d’Arles (Arles, 2009), Angus-Hughes Gallery (London, 2012), and Etc Gallery (Prague, 2013).
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Image: “Drapery Studies,” oil paint on canvas, 2014
Wu Chi-Tsung’s work devotes attention to the methods used in producing and interpreting images. His recent series “Drapery Studies” explores a dialogue between contemporary painting practices and western art history’s oil painting tradition. The project extends from his photography series “Wrinkle Texture,” which combined experimental cyanotype photos with concepts from traditional oriental landscape painting. Chi-Tsung is from Taipei, Taiwan. Recent exhibitions include: National Museum of Cardiff (Cardiff, 2006), Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing, 2008), and WRO Media Art Biannual (Worclaw, 2013).
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Image: “Playground,” 10 iron objects, 2013
Júlia Vécsei’s practice is positioned between the registers of the sensual and the conceptual, working within techniques of drawing and aquarelle. Her project “Colorization” is an investigation of public housing projects, documenting their rehabilitation and replacement in ex-Socialist countries as well as American cities such as New York—comparing these processes between the east and west. Júlia is based in Budapest, Hungary. Recent exhibitions include: Kisterem Gallery (Budapest, 2013), Modem (Debrecen, 2014) and Krinzinger Projekte (Vienna, 2014).
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Image: “A Thirsty Person, Having Found a Spring, Stops to Drink, Does Not Contemplate Its Beauty,” performance still, 2011
Jessica Segall uses a mix of humor and elbow grease to investigate energy transfer and the link between creativity and survival. She is currently working on a drawing series based on historic alchemical manuals and polycrystalline solar cells as well as a video work on climate change with composers Iddo Aharony and Sophie Webber. Jessica is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Recent exhibitions include: 10th Havana Bienal (Havana, 2009), The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (Ridgefield, 2012) and The National Modern Art Gallery of Mongolia (Ulan Bator, 2012).
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Image: “The Gut,” chromed folding chair, felt, Forton MG with marble dust, 2013
Christopher Mahonski’s studio practice involves an intuitive exploration of mystical landscapes. Objects, sound recordings and other collected visual information collide to form works that might serve as an oracle or a talisman. These works are meditations on the pivot point at which we find ourselves as creatures, made in mourning of what we might be leaving behind, but hopeful of the magic that awaits. Chris is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. His recent exhibitions include: Mulherin Pollard Projects (New York, 2011), Vox Populi (Philadelphia, 2013), and Land of Tomorrow (Lexington, 2013).
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Image: “Untitled Gainesville Stain,” Acrylic and oil on stained mattress fabric stretched on panel, 2010
Anna Kell’s recent practice focuses on paintings made from discarded and stained floral mattress fabrics. With these works, Anna explores the automatic, negative reaction that stains signify as something one is not supposed to see or acknowledge. By re-framing accidental marks and camouflage-like patterns she proposes that stains can be read as having natural and physical value and can speak to our connection to nature and history. Anna is based in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Recent exhibitions include: Jolie Laide Gallery (Philadelphia, 2010), ARC Gallery (Chicago, 2011), and AIR Gallery (New York, 2013).
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THANK YOU to our partnering organizations!
Triangle thanks our international and local partners: FUTURA, the International Visegrad Fund, Asian Cultural Council and Two Trees. Open Studios performance by Magda Stanová “Algorithms in Art” is realized with support from the Student’s Grant Competition of the Academcy of Fine Arts in Prague.