MARCH 6 – 31, 2017
Nowhere Room presents
Witness: An installation by Stacia Yeapanis
at The Stolbun Collection
Nowhere Room presents Witness, an evolving improvisational installation by Stacia Yeapanis at The Stolbun Collection. Throughout March, Yeapanis will fill The Stolbun Collection with an unnatural landscape using thousands of small elements, meticulously created through repetitive gestures. Each week the work will grow and morph as she arranges and rearranges the pieces. In addition to the artist’s changes, the curators and the owner of the space, Seth Stolbun, will have agency to manipulate the elements as they wish.
Like much of Yeapanis’ work, this installation is site-responsive. The Stolbun Collection is a small gallery tucked away on the 15th floor of a downtown Chicago office building and is only accessible to a small group of key holders. As such, this particular installation is built for viewers, not visitors. Unlike Yeapanis' previous installations, which depend on bodily experience as a significant part of seeing, Witness highlights what's lost when the body is not present. Witness combines constant accessibility with the limitations of a fixed, remote point of view all—via the internet. Viewers can watch the installation 24 hours a day via the live feed from the Nest camera starting March 6th.
Yeapanis consciously surrenders control by allowing the view to be entirely controlled by the curators and Stolbun, who will also make different 360 close-up views of the installation available each week. The circumstances of the exhibition highlight dual unidirectional perspectives: as Yeapanis witnesses and responds to the space, an unknown public witnesses her actions. At its core, the exhibition is an exercise in how we consume the world around us, questioning what it means to bear witness to an event, a space and the present moment.
Tune in for upcoming exhibition events here (scroll down to see live video feed).
Additional events will occur on random days and times, so please check back often.
Artist installation in space: March 6th, beginning at noon and subsequently starting at noon on the following dates: March 8, 10, 13, 15, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29
Curatorial interventions to take place: March 10th at 12pm; March 18th at 11am; March 23rd at 2pm; March 29th at 10am
MARCH 5 – APRIL 15, 2017
Brent Fogt and Stacia Yeapanis: Resist the Urge to Press Forward
Freeark Gallery, Riverside, IL
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 5, 3 – 6pm
Closing Reception, Artist’s Talk and Sculpture Garden Installation Unveiling: Saturday, April 15, 3-6pm
“As the ordinary directness of line in town-streets, with its resultant regularity of plan, would suggest eagerness to press forward, without looking to the right hand or the left, we should recommend the general adoption in the design of your roads, of gracefully curved lines, generous spaces, and the absence of sharp corners, the idea being to suggest and imply leisure, contemplativeness and happy tranquility.”
–Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, Preliminary Report on a Proposed Design for Riverside, Illinois
The precise balance of Brent Fogt’s assemblage sculptures and the repeated tangles and scribbles in Stacia Yeapanis’ floor-based installation echo the ideas foregrounded in Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmstead’s curvilinear landscape design for Riverside, Illinois—a design that invites locals and visitors alike to slow down and contemplate their surroundings. Fogt creates objects that interact precariously with the wall and ceiling, while Yeapanis explores groundedness by arranging tangled thickets of material that blanket the floor. For both artists, making art is a way to escape the clock and pursue an alternate system of time, where discrete, repeated actions in the present take precedence over the looming expanse of the future. Each uses discarded, undervalued materials and meditative processes to encourage viewers to become more aware of their bodies and of the present moment. Rather than pressing forward, they ask us to be still for a while and attend to what’s right in front of us.
Yeapanis’ materially dense installations self-consciously echo the anxiety of “constant doing” that defines contemporary life, while simultaneously offering us an antidote to this pervasive busyness. They are improvised arrangements of thousands of distinct parts—byproducts of non-goal-oriented, repetitive gestures—that will be reconfigured in future installations. For this exhibition, Yeapanis has reduced her material choices and palette to colors found in three, regularly discarded types of material: tan-colored cardboard boxes and shipping tubes, multi-colored plastic dog waste bags, and the ivory tones of raw hand-spun wool. Her work’s ephemerality is pivotal to its content, which speaks to the presence of impermanence in everyday life and the possibility of responding to it with a sense of wonder and play rather than unease.
Fogt’s research and artwork focus on how small, discrete actions—additions, subtractions, divisions—accumulate over time. He creates slender, off-kilter sculptures by assembling fallen tree branches, discarded furniture, worn-out clothing, and other cast-off materials he has rescued from the streets and dumpsters of his Chicago neighborhood. Fogt sutures the branches and prefabricated furniture by screwing, wrapping, or crocheting them together with cotton yarn or jute. The resulting sculptures may hang from ceilings, lean against walls, or rest precariously on floors. By placing humble, weathered materials into predefined architectural spaces, his artwork points to daily activities like standing, sitting and walking that require us to physically balance ourselves and our surroundings.
Alongside sculpture and installation, both Fogt and Yeapanis will present two-dimensional works. Fogt’s collaged images from a 1960 Sears catalog hover in fields of empty space, the pieces appearing to float on the page, while the swirling cacophony of Yeapanis’s colorful ink drawings echo the unpredictably organic forms of her 3-dimensional installations. The artists will also collaborate on an installation for the outdoor sculpture garden, which combines materials Fogt collects while taking long walks along Riverside’s winding streets and parks with “tangles” cut by Yeapanis from packing boxes collected from her neighbor’s recycling bins.
FEBRUARY 5 - MARCH 27, 2016
Opening reception: February 5, 2016 (6-9pm)
Ukranian Institute of Modern Art
2320 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
HOURS: Wed – Sun, 12:00 – 4:00
NOVEMBER 5 – DECEMBER 19, 2015
Co-curated by Marcela Andrade and Andrew Reyes-Burkholder
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 5, 4-7 pm
Artist Panel: Thursday, November 5, 3-4 pm
The O’Connor Art Gallery is pleased to present Form Unbound, an exhibition featuring the work of Aimée Beaubien and Stacia Yeapanis.
A visual feast, Form Unbound is an exhibition that challenges our perception of space and form through the highly intricate systems and structures created by artists Aimée Beaubien and Stacia Yeapanis. The complexity of each of their works is underscored by the artists’ interest in repetition, but more importantly reveals an art practice informed by multiple disciplines and sources. In fact, it is photographs, imagery from our mass-media culture, found objects, and other elements borrowed from the world around us that are interwoven in the work of Beaubien and Yeapanis. However, in their hands, these once recognizable images and objects are deconstructed and redefined only to be reassembled into beautifully, organic pieces for exploration and meditation.
NOVEMBER 7 - DECEMBER 7, 2014
When Things Fall Apart
This improvisational installation will be continually in-progress over the course of the month until I invite closing reception guests to help break down the piece by pulling pins out of the wall.
Closing Reception: December 5, 5-7pm
Lillstreet Gallery Annex, Chicago
To see in-process images, click here.
OCTOBER 15 - NOVEMBER 15, 2014
Crossing the Line
Opening Reception: October 18, 7pm
Degenerate Art Gallery, Chicago
SEPTEMBER 25 - NOVEMBER 7, 2014
The Condition of the Frog Is Uncertain:
An evolving, collaborative group art experiment and exhibition, featuring a new artist's contribution each week.
Closing Reception: November 6, 5:30-7:30pm
The President’s Gallery at Harold Washington College, Chicago
JULY 25 - OCTOBER 24, 2014
Design Cloud presents HERE | NOW: featuring the work of Stacia Yeapanis and Jason Uriah White. Curated by MK Meador.
Design Cloud, Chicago
AUGUST 7 – 30, 2014
Fail-Safe: Discomforts Close to Home travels to Hap Gallery in Portland, Oregon.
Opening reception is held in conjunction with Portland's First Thursday in the Pearl District, August 7, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Exhibiting hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Nice review of the show in The Oragonian
JULY 17 - 22, 2014
Press for NEXT: Emerging Virginia Artists:
"Emerging local artists: Youths with a view at PFAC" by Teresa Annas of The Virginian-Pilot
"The Triumph of the Contemporary: Virginia Artists Show at PFAC Exceeds Expectations" by Paige Marlene Koch for altdaily.com
JULY 12 - OCTOBER 12, 2014
MAY 11-JUNE 1, 2014
Kathryn Trumball Fimreite's The Pram Endeavor Invitational at Hyde Park Art Center
"In The Pram Invitational, Kathy Fimreite invites artists to create prams—small, utilitarian boats known for their workhorse efficiency—that symbolize their own life experiences. The resulting fleet becomes a tangible metaphor for community." (Hyde Park Art Center website)
ARTIST TALK: Sunday, May 11, 3:00-4:00pm
RECEPTION: Thursday, May 29, 5:30-8:00pm
FEBRUARY 7 - APRIL 20, 2014
JANUARY 17 - FEBRUARY 17, 2014
Everything You Need is Already Here
A temporary, improvisational installation created out of the relics of my private spiritual practice and past art projects. Heaven Gallery (Chicago), in conjunction with BOLT Residency
NOVEMBER 5 - DECEMBER 6, 2013
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
A solo exhibition of collage-based work
Klemm Gallery, Siena Heights University (Adrian, MI)
JUNE 29, 2013
Starving Artist is Chicago Artists Coalition’s annual benefit that pairs the city’s most inspiring visual artists with its most innovative culinary talent. Their assignment is to inspire each other to create edible “installations” to be enjoyed by the crowd and new works of art to be auctioned off the night of the event. Starving Artist is a high-energy and interactive evening where attendees will engage directly with the creative environment of unique art and food installations.
Each artist + chef course is presented in a unique, experiential and performative way. This whimsical, one of a kind event reinvents the traditional idea of a fundraiser.
This year, there are five artist + chef pairs who will be creating both edible and aesthetic delights. The dishes will be staggered throughout the evening and the pairs will be celebrated and introduced via a performance processional by The Power of Cheer.
Cocktails crafted by mixologist Benjamin Newby, free-flowing beer and wine, and an inventive mix of food installations will complement the artist/chef offerings.
Starving Artist 2013 Artists, Chefs and Partners
Abraham Conlon of Fat Rice // Andrea Morris of Cocomori // Benjamin Newby of Hennessy Black // Bill Kim of BellyQ and Urban Belly // Furniture designers Bladon Conner & Aaron Pahmier // Chrissy Camba of Bar Pastoral // Artist Claire Ashley// Artist Cody Hudson // Erick Williams of MK // Fabio Viviano of Top Chef and Siena Tavern // Jared Wentworth of Longman and Eagle // HATCH Projects artist Jordan Martins // Mamas Nuts // Artist Sabina Ott // BOLT Residency artist Stacia Yeapanis // Artist Theaster Gates // Zoe Schor of Ada Street // plus a Taco Battle featuring Antique Taco vs. Big Star
JUNE 18, 2013
Closing the Loop: Fan Art, Part 2
Part of a series on fan art by Alicia Eler for Hyperallergic
MAY 12 - SEPTEMBER 15, 2013
Abstracting the Seam
"The seam breaks away from textile art in Abstracting the Seam, an exhibition surveying the influence of quilting techniques and practices on emerging artists working in a variety of media. Using traditional pattern, line, and repetition similar to textile art, the artists featured make geometric configurations in attempt to redefine a physical space and urban experience." Featuring work by featuring the work of Shannon Kerrigan, Christopher Michlig, Patrick McDonough, Sarah Nishiura, Andrew Rigsby, Hans Sundquist, and Stacia Yeapanis and organized by Allison Peters Quinn.
Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Opening reception: May 12, 2013 (3-5pm)
FEBRUARY 26, 2013
All group shows are not created equal
Review of Exchange:Chicago<>Detroit by Rayya Elias on Knightarts.org
FEBRUARY 26, 2013
New Bonds and Studio Space Lead to Creative Leaps: Stacia Yeapanis on Chicago’s BOLT Residency
Part of a series on artists and residencies by Alicia Eler for the Art:21 blog
FEBRUARY 23 - MARCH 16, 2013
Featuring CAC 2011-12 BOLT Residents Melika Bass, Sarah Belknap and Joseph Belknap, Gwynne Johnson, Jenny Kendler, Homa Shojaie, Kathryn Trumbull Fimreite, Eric Wall and Stacia Yeapanis.
Opening Reception: February 23, 2012, CAVE, 6-9pm; Public Pool, 7-10pm
"In March of 2012, artists from the Chicago Artist’s Coalition (CAC) BOLT Residency made a trip to Detroit, where a group of Detroit artists organized a weekend of site visits and discussions. The Chicago artists reciprocated in May, when the Detroit artists visited Chicago art venues with them, and the discussions continued.
Out of these visits came new friendships and the idea of an exchange exhibition, in which the CAC would host a show of the Detroit artists in its gallery space, and the Chicago artists would be exhibited at two spaces for Detroit audiences, CAVE and Public Pool."
AUGUST 25 – NOVEMBER 10, 2012
The Great Refusal: Taking on New Queer Aesthetics
Organized by SAIC faculty member Oli Rodriguez and a talented team of SAIC students, this exhibition will create a multifarious understanding of the term queer as it intersects with issues of race, class, sexuality and gender, and suggests conceptualizations of what Queer Aesthetics could be.
The Sullivan Galleries at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
33 South State Street
Reception: Friday, September 14, 4:30 – 7 pm
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm
JULY 1, 2012
BOLT Residency Mentor 2012-2013
I'm very pleased to announce that I will be staying on at BOLT for one more year, as a mentor to the new 2012-2013 residents, who moved into the studios today. The new residents are Adebukola Bodunrin, Baccara Collective (Madeleine Bailey and Helen Maurene Cooper), Joseph G. Cruz, Laura Davis, Azadeh Gholizadeh, Jennifer Mills, and Christopher Ottinger.
JUNE 15 - JULY 12, 2012
The University of Michigan's School of Art & Design has landed in Chicago with a new series of innovative exhibitions, performances and community-building art events.
PreOccupation features visual, sound and performance work from 12 artists from the A&D and Chicago community, examining the concept of obsessions, whether they be personal, political or professional. Appropriately, the venue will be The Fine Arts Building on South Michigan Avenue– a haven for artists since 1885.
Featuring work by:
MAY 22, 2012
MAY 24, 2012
Screening of It Means Whatever You Want It To Mean
Followed by Gallery Talk: May 24, 7-8:30pm
BOLT Project Space
MAY 17, 2012
Meet the Artists- Double Vision- at Apple Lincoln Park: Melika Bass & Stacia Yeapanis
I will be part of a conversation at the Apple Store Lincoln Park with Melika Bass, moderated by Azimuth Projects, discussing the role of
technology in producing nostalgic imagery.
MAY 11 - 31, 2012
Over and Over Again (solo exhibition)
Opening Reception: May 11, 6-9pm
Screening and Gallery Talk: May 24, 7-8:30pm
BOLT Project Space
MAY 3, 2012
I'm pleased and honored to announce that I have been nominated to apply for a 3Arts grant.
DECEMBER 26, 2011
How SOPA Would Kill Art and Creativity Online
Interviewed for article on SOPA by Alicia Eler
DECEMBER 9, 2011 - JANUARY 13, 2012
Opening reception: 6-9pm, 217 N Carpenter
Group Show featuring new work by Marty Burns, Kathryn Trumbull Fimreite, Eric Wall, and Stacia Yeapanis. Co-curated by the husband-and-wife team Jeriah Hildwine and Stephanie Burke.
BOLT Project Space
SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 5, 2011
AUGUST 19 - SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
Opening reception: 6-9pm, 217 N Carpenter
PREVIEW brings together the BOLT residents for their first show at CAC. This exhibition presents earlier iterations of the artists' work, offering viewers a glimpse of solo shows to come beginning January 2012. PREVIEW is curated by CAC Exhibition Assistant Karen Greenwalt, PhD Candidate in the Art History Department at University of Illinois at Chicago. Also featuring DJ Moppy (Cutz on Cuts, Cage & Aquarium).
Check out our website, where you can see a sampling of work from the 2011-2012 residents.
JUNE 15, 2011
"Bolt Residency is a highly competitive and juried artist program housed in the former FLATFILEgalleries, an 8,000 square foot space in the vibrant, art-centric West Loop neighborhood. Bolt Residency is a one-year artist residency program consisting of nine subsidized studios and professional exhibition space with daily, ongoing professional development programming and support from CAC staff."
MAY 20, 2011
Threewalls Annual Spring Gala
Come bid on a piece from my new body of work called "Solace Studies." Hope to see you there.
MAY 10, 2011
Support the Kickstarter Campaign for 6x6
Beginning on September 8, 2011, the roaming gallery Baang and Burne Contemporary will present 6x6, (six by six) a series of six, back to back, one week only art exhibitions in New York City. 6x6 was created by artists, for artists.
Essentially 6x6, is the art equivalent of a music festival, highlighting a line-up of twelve international artists, plus a host of events and programs for art buyers, artists, and creative entrepreneurs.
APRIL 24 - MAY 28, 2011
Solo Exhibition at Strawdog Theater
Opening reception for the artist: 6-7pm, April 29th
Stacia Yeapanis is pleased to announce the exhibition of work from her series of cross-stitched embroideries Everybody Hurts at Strawdog Theatre Company. The exhibition will include new works that have never been exhibited in Chicago, along with work that had it's debut at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in 2009 in the 3-person exhibition MP3 II: Curtis Mann, John Opera, and Stacia Yeapanis.
Everybody Hurts, an ongoing series of embroideries based on television screen captures, deals with the experience of mediated emotion, offering a space for the contemplation and commemoration of human suffering. The exhibition will thematically compliment Strawdog’s production of The Conquest of the South Pole, a play about four unemployed German miners who cope with joblessness by reenacting the historic first expedition to the South Pole in their attic. The characters find comfort and inspiration in each other and in the story they experience through reenactment. Yeapanis’ series explores the same theme of finding solace in narratives, albeit fictional ones, by meticulously reproducing single moments from contemporary television shows by hand.
For tickets to the play, visit www.strawdog.org
APRIL 2 - APRIL 8, 2011
Video Village at Index Art
Curated by Noah Collier and Stephanie Szerlip
Reception: Saturday, April 2nd, 7- 11pm
INDEX ART CENTER is pleased to present “Video Village,” a group exhibition and fundraiser for Friends of African Village Libraries (FAVL), exploring experimental forms of ethnographic travelogue and highlighting new outlets for mental conceptions of foreign space and place.
Presenting video and new media installation works, these artists skirt the constraints of traditional channels of documentation. The works acknowledge the many mediations between physical travel and personal depiction, manipulating the ability of medium to become message, and creating abstract and subjective accounts of the cultural landscapes they have traversed.
Artists include: Alan Resnick, Brenna Murphy, Eva Engelbert, Jon Rafman, Lillian Gerson, Noah Collier, Orland Nutt, Petra Cortright, Simone Bailey and Stacia Yeapanis
MARCH 17, 2011
Open Crit at Hyde Park Art Center
I'm happy to have my most recent work critiqued publicly, along with the work of Jaxon Pallas and Lynnette Astaire. Please come and participate. In addition to the regular facilitator, Photographer Dawoud Bey, the guest co-facilitator this session is Hamza Walker, Director of Education and Associate Curator at the Renaissance Society. Please contact Ray Yang at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-324-5520 x1002 for more information.
SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
Baang & Burne Contemporary was created with the intent of providing an innovative forum for the presentation of contemporary art. Our priority is to present and promote the work of a dynamic and diverse group of artists and to operate as a springboard for artists to take risks in launching new projects and introducing their work to international audiences.
MAY 20, 2010
I'm showing my piece 90210 House for the first time in Los Angeles as part of the Super/Prime: Pavillion, which is an annex to Volume at AT1 Projects.
"Super/Prime is an amorphous project of shifting sites with the aim of providing increased visibility to young artists and next level propaganda. Exhibitions take place in otherwise un- occupied spaces creating a platform upon which we may construct an alternative institution to support the production and dissemination of art.
Super/Prime brings their unique brand of pop-up art show to Los Angeles in the form of the Super/Prime: Pavilion, a site-specific, independently curated annex to VOLUME at AT1 Projects. Working off the flexible and broad idea of ERSATZ, the Pavilion furnishes its temporary home with work that confronts value & replacement, markets & ecotone. The Super/Prime: Pavilion is a squatter; home is where you hang your picture.
Installed haunted-house style in a three-story condominium in Atwater, Los Angeles, the show leads the viewers through displaced, illusive, and kitsch experiences mediated by an array of often-times badly-chosen substrates. The work exists in an in-between state, a holding pattern for ideas external to and very specifically about the substitution of material. By means of appropriation, mechanical reproduction, and transformation: This is our ersatz show."
(from the Super/Prime website)
the Super/Prime PAVILION: The Cloacina Project (Molly Danielsson and Mathew Lippincott), Harry Gassel, Brendan Griffiths & Mylinh Nguyen, Riley Hooker, Gary Kachadourian, Brian Randolph, Steven Sarkozy, and Stacia Yeapanis.
the Super/Prime: Pavilion
part of VOLUME at AT1 Projects
3229 Casitas Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90039
21 May—6 June 2010, Opening & Performances: Friday, 21 May, 6—10 PM (free)
Regular gallery hours: Wed—Sun, 12—6 PM
APRIL 28, 2010
NEXT Art Fair
I'm happy to have some work from my project My Life as a Sim in the SUGs booth (#8118) at Next this year. SUGs is the Student Union Gallery at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and they have curated a show of alumni work, also featuring work by Jeff Carter, Elise Rasmussen and Rob Davis.
APRIL 7, 2010
Performance Anxiety screens tonight
After the MFA show at Gallery 400 (8pm) tonight, come see a screening of Performance Anxiety, curated by Alicia Eler and Jefferson Godard.
In navigating complicated understandings of gender, race, class, sexuality, or existence in on- and off-line spaces, individuals accept and internalize cultural rules or ideologies and pass; reject them, identifying such performances as a form of cultural oppression; or even scramble and combine rules and codes in personalized constructions. Performance Anxiety (run time: approximately 50 minutes) features the work of Rochelle Feinstein, Kate Gilmore, James Murray, Jeroen Nelemans, Greg Stimac and Stacia Yeapanis.
MARCH 17, 2010
"Defining Women: Group show one element in a broader cultural discussion about gender"
by Alex Ebstein, Baltimore City Paper
MARCH 4, 2010
Copyright/Fair Use Workshop
I'm really exciting to be traveling to Baltimore this weekend. I'll be giving an artist's lecture, which focuses on fair use issues, as part of a Copyright Workshop presented by Maryland Art Place and Maryland Lawyers for the Arts. Attorney Cynthia Blake Sanders will also be presenting and artists are invited to bring their appropriation work to receive comments.
FEBRUARY 22, 2010
Review of Losing Yourself in the 21st Century
written by Naomi Gassel at Radar Redux
FEBRUARY 19 - APRIL 11, 2010
Beyond Pixeltorialism: Digital Imaging in the 21st Century
I have 3 pieces in this show opening next week. Curated by Rolland Miller, this group photography exhibition explores how digital photography is breaking new ground both aesthetically and technically. It features the varied works of ten artists from the Chicago area and outside Illinois.
Robert T. Wright Gallery
College of Lake County
19351 Washington St.
Gallery Talk: Feb. 26th, 6:15- 7pm
Opening Reception: Feb. 26th, 7-9pm
FEBRUARY 1, 2010
Losing Yourself in the 21st Century
has traveled to Maryland Art Place in Baltimore. It opens on Feb. 4th and, besides me (!), features artists Katherine Behar, Amber Boardman, Milana Braslavsky, Estherka Projekt, Susan Lee-Chun, Noelle Mason, Shana Moulton, Ali Prosch, Renetta Sitoy, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Amber Hawk Swanson, and Saya Woolfalk.
FEBRUARY 5, 2010 - MARCH 13, 2010
Fuzzy Logic is curated by Audrey Mast and features artists Gina T. Alvarez (St. Louis), Mike Andrews (Chicago), Amanda Browder (New York), Rob Conger (New York), Shelby Donnelly (Philadelphia), Carson Fox (New York), Orly Genger (New York), Laura Splan (New York) and Stacia Yeapanis (Chicago).
1627 Washington Ave., St. Louis, Missouri 63103. 314.621.8735. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 1 until 6.
JANUARY 6, 2010
World's Fair Use Day
I hate it when I hear about an event that's only 6 days away and across the country. I wish I could be a part of World's Fair Use Day. Well, I'm glad it's happening. It's a celebration of the doctrine of Fair Use with artists, academics, press, and consumer advocates. From the website, I can tell there will be a ton of people there that I would like to meet: Jonathan McIntosh and Elisa Kreisinger, two remix artists in their own right who also run www.politicalremixvideo.com, Dan Walsh, creator of the "Garfield Minus Garfield," Anthony Falzone of Stanford Fair Use Project, Peter Jaszi of Center for Social Media, and Mark Hosler of Negativland, to name just a few.
Well, if you are in DC on January 12th, go show your support.
DECEMBER 3, 2009
My Feminism is 80s-Teen-Movie Flavored
The Bad-at-Sports blog has a new series called Off-Topic, which "invites artists, curators, writers, and cultural workers to discuss a subject not directly related to the practice of making art." Check out my post about one of my favorite movies from the 80s: The Legend of Billie Jean.
NOVEMBER 10 – DECEMBER 22, 2009
"Life isn't bliss. Life is just this. It's living." is included in a video program called Performance Anxiety, which was curated by Alicia Eler and Jefferson Godard and will air on German and French television stations this month, thanks to Souvenirs from Earth. Claudine Ise has written a thoughtful review of the show.
SEPTEMBER 8, 2009 - OCTOBER 30, 2009
RE: Figure: A Contemporary Look at Figurative Representation in Art
opens tonight at the Glass Curtain Gallery in Chicago.
Curated by: Cole Robertson
September 8th, 2009 - October 30th, 2009
"New technologies and innovative use of traditional media have changed the ways in which we view the body – from the Sims to Facebook to YouTube, our lives are inundated with new interpretations of, and uses for, figurative representation. The art exhibition RE:figure explores the common ground between new and old media representations of the human form, as well as the different uses of figurative representation."
JULY 19, 2009
Losing Yourself in the 21st Century
Seven pieces from my series Everybody Hurts will be included in the traveling exhibition Losing Yourself in the 21st Century, which will open at Ernest G. Welch Gallery at Georgia State University in October 2009 and then travel to Maryland Art Place in February 2010.
JULY 17 - SEPTEMBER 13, 2009
MP3: Midwest Photographers' Publication
opens tonight at the Museum of Contemporary Photography. The three person exhibition includes work by me, Curtis Mann, and John Opera.
Exhibition Dates: July 17 - September 13, 2009
Exhibiting Artists Talk: July 23 @ 5:30pm :
Closing Reception and Book Signing: September 10, 2009 from 5-7pm
JUNE 5, 2009
I've written an article for the Summer issue of Fiberarts magazine. It's a creative process piece about my embroideries.
MAY 20, 2009
Boston Cyberarts Festival
We Have a Right to be Angry will be screened as part of a panel at the Boston Cyberarts Festival along with other videos that have received takedown notices from YouTube. The panel is called "The Politics of Video Sampling: Slash and Remix Culture."
MAY 18, 2009
MAY 6, 2009
MP3: Volume II
My first monograph is now available on Amazon! It is packaged together with the monographs of Curtis Mann and John Opera. This set was co-published by Aperture and The Museum of Contemporary Photography as part of the Midwest Photographers Publication Project. Keep an eye out for the upcoming exhibition...
And it's my birthday today.
MAY 1, 2009
On Saturday, I will give a lecture at Versionfest09 called We Have a Right to Be Angry: Feminism, Fanvids, and Fair Use, in which I discuss my experience receiving a takedown notice from YouTube. The video will be screened, and I will talk about the history of fanvids, appropriation art and why my use is transformative.
APRIL 7, 2009
Community Arts Assistance Program grant
I got a CAAP grant! It stands for Community Arts Assistance Program. This will help me pay for framing for my show at The Museum of Contemporary Photography this summer, which otherwise would have been difficult to manage. Anyway, this is a great program which awards small grants to new and emerging artists in Chicago. Good stuff.
MARCH 11, 2009
Confessions of an Aca/Arti/Femi/Fan
I'm excited to have my takedown notice experience documented on Henry Jenkins' blog "Confessions of an Aca/Fan." He is a very accomplished media theorist and his work has influenced mine greatly. This was really a wonderful opportunity to bridge the gap between fandom and the art world and academia, which is something I'm always interested in doing.
MARCH 4, 2009
Amber Hawk Swanson on Fair Use and Copyright
Amber Hawk Swanson interviewed me for NYFA's Current Magazine and wrote this informative article on fair use and appropriation art.
DECEMBER 8, 2008
On Monday, December 1st, I received an email notice from YouTube stating that my fanvid We Have a Right to Be Angry had been blocked by Fox Broadcasting, because it contains copyrighted content that was identified using an automated system. After a week of research and anxiety, I removed my video due to my belief that I am financially unprepared for the potential court battle that could result (although it's unlikely). I do believe that my use of said content is covered by Fair Use, a doctrine of US Copyright law that is severely misunderstood and under-used. I am plunging into an R & D phase in order to figure out how to address this in my work. The video in question already has a new meaning in relation to the takedown notice. Think of the swords as fair use...
NOVEMBER 10, 2008
Rewind, Remix, Fast Forward: Exploring Our Cultural Ecosystem through Video
This past weekend It's a Video about Sharing was screened at the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Melon in conjunction with the annual SPEMA Conference.
OCTOBER 10, 2008
JULY 8, 2008
Critics' Picks (Artforum.com)
by Alicia Eler
Review of Ladylike: A Proper Take on Feminist Art
SEPTEMBER 1, 2008
Who's Who?: Stacia Yeapanis
Artist profile by Alicia Eler
MARCH 21- APRIL 21, 2008
Henbane: Dialectics of the Feminine Sublime
Medicinepark Gallery, Chicago, IL
This is the first, but certainly not the last time I will show work with artists Jenny Kendler, Meg Leary, Molly Schafer and Amber Hawk Swanson.
Various reviews of Henbane: Dialectics of the Feminine Sublime:
Henbane: Dialectics of the Feminine Sublime by Alicia Eler (Time Out Chicago)
The Stinking Nightshade by Kelly McClure (New City Art)
MARCH 20, 2008