Archives and their relationships to artists’ legacies are fascinatingly dense. “The archive” denotes both a theoretical construct and an actual collection of information types, be they physical or virtual. In the domain of the visual arts, archival collections had, until recently, largely been defined as conglomerations of documentation about works of art, their creators, and the contexts in which both are actualized.
On the occasion of her exhibition From Chakras to Glands at the Muroff Kotler Visual Arts Gallery, SUNY Ulster (October 13 November 11, 2011) and the release of her video Starved Survivors, performance and video artist Linda Mary Montano spoke with Charles Duncan about her current work, Catholic reawakening, and aging.
Beyond her role as a pioneering Photorealist, Audrey Flack has worked extensively in bronze sculpture, reshapingfiguratively and in conceptionthe treatment of the female body within monumental public commissions. Her recent return to large-scale painting has seen her develop a body of work she refers to as Post Pop Baroque.
Breathing Lights is a large-scale, multi-city public art installation that aims to draw attention to vacant residential buildings in the Capital District of New York State.
Reeds music of the sixties and seventies transported listeners to the back rooms and allies of a grittier Downtown, his poetic vision amplified by a sonic repertoire as diverse and penetrating as his powers of lyrical observation. In the decades that followed, his achievements remained rich and complex, and assessing his legacyhis lived reality intertwined with a literary and musical imagination messaged through an iconic public personademands multiple routes of exploration.