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Hovey Brock / CEC Artslink / David Brooks / Mildred's Lane

Mildred's Lane / July 20, 2019

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Hovey Brock presents, “Mildred’s Lane, an Art Institute of Social Engagement,” examining where Mildred’s Lane fits in the “social turn,” as Claire Bishop put it, of contemporary art. Variously described as a living museum, an on-going center for research, and a residency, its success depends both on the cultural capital of its participants and co-founder J. Morgan Puett’s programming. It has aspects of relational esthetics in its open-ended curatorial focus, which cycles in artists from all over the world. However, its activities dedicated to building communities of interest have strong correlations with social practice. Sui generis, Mildred’s Lane combines exhibitions and research with, as Puett puts it, “the pursuit of the banal,” e.g. washing dishes or building shelters as artistic practice, adding a new chapter to the on-going tale of fusing art and life.

Hovey Brock

Hovey Brock is an artist, educator, and writer who divides his time between Brooklyn, NY and Claryville, NY. An NEA fellowship recipient, he has exhibited his paintings internationally, and is in both public and private collections. He has written for ARTnews, and is a frequent contributor to The Brooklyn Rail’s “Art Seen” section. His current project, Crazy River, which has been in the works since 2017, consists of text, videos, and paintingsabout his life-long relationship to the West Branch of the Neversink, which runs between Ulster and Sullivan counties in New York state. “Neversink” is a corruption of the river’s original Lenapé name, which means something like “crazy river.” The paintings are conceptual landscapes. The text and videos addresses his identification with the West Branch. Crazy River asks the question: “How can we reimagine our relationship with the land, water, and air that integrates us into the whole?”

CEC ArtsLink

CEC ArtsLink
and Art Prospect Fellows are participating in a study visit for contemporary artists in New York and Pennsylvania. The Fellows from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Ukraine were selected through a highly competitive application process. The study visit (July 16 – 25, 2019) will focus on best practices in public art and social practice art, acquaint the Fellows with organizations and artists working in these fields of social engagement, and facilitate collaboration with their US peers.

Agil Abdullayev, Baku, Azerbaijan; Diana Berg, Mariupol, Ukraine; Pasha Cas, Almaty, Kazakhstan; Anastasia Kizilova, St. Petersburg, Russia; Artem Loskutov, Novosibirsk/Moscow, Russia; Zhazgul Madazimova, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; Nikita Seleznev, St. Petersburg, Russia; Nadia Valetskaia, Omsk, Russia; with CEC Susan Katz, Petr Shvetsov and CEC ArtsLink colleagues; Natasha Ergens and Lizaveta Matveeva.
David Brooks

David Brooks is a New York and New Orleans-based artist whose work considers the relationship between the individual and the built and natural environment. His work investigates how cultural concerns cannot be divorced from the natural world, while also questioning the terms under which nature is perceived and utilized. Brooks has exhibited at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum; the Dallas Contemporary; Tang Museum; Nouveau Musée National de Monaco; Galerie für Landschaftskunst, Hamburg; Nevada Museum of Art; Ballroom Marfa; as well as Sculpture Center and MoMA/PS1; among others. Major commissions include Storm King Art Center; deCordova Museum; and Cass Sculpture Foundation, UK; as well as Desert Rooftops in Times Square, a 5000-sq. ft. earthwork commissioned by Art Production Fund. Brooks is the recipient of the Rome Prize, a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, a research grant to the Ecuadorian Amazon from the Coypu Foundation, and a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. Social Saturday / July 20 / 5pm / Digestion Choreography; The Artist Baker, Andrea Lekberg / Special Musical Feature; Phrogz / Limited seating

Phrogz is a musical collective started by husband and wife collaborative team Jennifer Coates and David Humphrey. While they have played with many combinations of musicians they also play as a duo. At Mildred’s Lane their set will include violin and recorder duets, Appalachian fiddle tunes, sometimes faithful, sometimes warped, a Hungarian fiddle tune with African hand drum accompaniment, and original music with singing and electronic loops.

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Town Friday / July 19 / Denise Markonish
The grey barn at 108 Main Street / Narrowsburg, NY
Free and open to the public

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This month at Mildred's Lane: Barbara Bourland / Hovey Brock / David Brooks / Nina Burleigh / Jorge Colombo / Susanna Crum / Mark Dejong / Barbara De Vries / Eva Diaz / Mark Dion / Sarah Doherty / Coco Fusco / Hope Ginsburg / Aaron Hicklin / Jeffrey Jenkins / Alex Jones / Cameron Klavsen / Athena Kokoronis / Leigh Claire La Berge / Nora Lawrence / Abby Lutz / Mary Mattingly / Denise Markonish / Ilya Marritz / Rebecca Purcell / J. Morgan Puett / Joshua Quarles / Rodolfo Salgado Jr / Gina Siepel / Alex Schechter / Caroline Woolard / Amy Yoes /

July Fellows: Charlie Adams / Jacqueline Adams / Roni Aviv / Margot Becker / CECartslink /Oliver Davidson / Leila Gordon / Rene Meyer-Grimberg / Taylor Hansen / David Hein / Emma Hill / Yifan Jiang / GM Keaton / Charles Lambert / Aimee Lin / Sarah Lincoln / Samantha Lopez / Nanna Rosenfeldt-Olsen / Sariah Park / Dalton Tanner / Josh Wright / Emma Young /

Earlier Event: July 19
Town Friday - Denise Markonish