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The Window at 125


A Roger Smith Hotel Special Project
The Introducing Series is an initiative that creates a platform for emerging artists to be formally introduced by an advocate of their art and future career. Twice a month a new artist will be presented by their champion and will have an exemplary piece of work exhibited at The Window at 125. Michael Asbill Introduced by Felicity Hogan

Michael Asbill is presenting a site-specific work from his sculptural installation series “Salvage”,  described by the artist as a roadkill rearticulation project. Instigated by the discovery of an active roadkill dump site where carcasses covered in woodchips are left to decompose, Asbill has been collecting and excavating the bones since 2001. He remakes the deer in an anatomical replica and presents them in herds, akin to their natural inclination. They are displayed like museum artifacts though Asbill notes his approach to be “pseudo-scientific,” and that the animals that he reconstitutes are being reanimated in a “homemade and not institutional” fashion. This is emphasized by the artist’s approach to lighting that is deliberate and specific, implying the ethereal presence of their origins. The window as a stage presents an ideal platform for these works along with the potential for exposure to accidental audience, appropriate when one considers the randomness of contact between metal and live flesh on a busy highway. Asbill’s projects investigate these margins where people and nature overlap, regardless of what they reveal. Often projects develop close to home and are investigated analytically over long periods of time echoing the eloquent history that “Salvage” brings to the fore.

“Michael Asbill was introduced to me via the network fostered by the NYFA MARK program that provides professional development to artists living outside the city in NY State. As a “creative practitioner” one of the ways I encapsulate the myriad directions of my own practice, I am impressed by how seamlessly Michael manages multiple identities of artist, collaborator, curator and advocate. He achieves this through a creative output that communicates engaging and all encompassing themes of urbanity, nature, sustainability and community. Another motivation is to bring attention to a talented artist who, like so many that I have encountered on travels around NY State, successfully exhibits in major museums and venues outside of the city so I am thrilled to have this opportunity to present his work to a new audience in NYC.”

-Felicity Hogan

Michael Asbill is an installation and public artist, independent curator, and arts advocate who lives and works in Accord, New York.  Recent projects include “The Cloud” an interactive computer and photographic installation for the Samuel Dorsky Museum (New Paltz, NY), “How Much? How Little? The Space to Create” a collaborative effort with Habitat for Artists for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and The Corcoran Museum of Art (Washington, DC), and “Elevations In Transition” a permanent public artwork for the historic Oregon City Elevator (Portland, Oregon).  Michael co-directs KMOCA (Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art) a gallery dedicated to the exhibition of challenging contemporary artworks produced in the Hudson Valley region of upstate New York.   He is the art manager for the Hudson Valley Seed Library.  Michael is a founding member and resident of Mettacamp, an intentional community dedicated to sustainable living and the arts.  He holds an MFA from the University of California, San Diego. www.michaelasbill.com

This piece will take place at The Window at 125 from September 1-14th 2012

To accompany the work in the window space, a celebration of each artist and the formal introduction will take place in the form of a conversation between the champion and artist. They are posted in its entirety every two weeks on rogersmithlife.com.

For more information visit www.rogersmithlife.com or email Danika Druttman at danika@rogersmith.com. .

ARCHIVE

SARAH BEDDINGTON: “DOUBLE TROUBLE”: Painting, video and mixed media installations with sound 
February 26 – April 5, 2003
JON ROUTSON: “Phantom Menace II”: Phantom Menace and Crewmaster 4 Video: projection and monitor: One Night Video Event: May 16, 2002
“ Heaven Is A FLAT Screen” Artists: Esther Harris, Takagi Masakutsu, Sabine Jelinek, Jon Routson, Ararat Sarkissian One Night Video Event: Rotation of videos curated by Esther Harris: Wednesday, December 5th, 2001

2002:Other Venues

“ Sense and Sensibility”: Stefan Stux Video Window Series, NYC Artists: Esther Harris, Takagi Masakutsu, Jon Routson March 30 -April 27, 2002

“ Peculiarly Pink”: Co- curator: Luxe, NYC Artists: Odili Donald Odita, Sabina Ott, Debora Warner, Kiki Seror, Esther Harris, David Noonan, Jon Routson, Emilio Perez, Dalek, Adriana Arenas and others: photography, installation, sound art, video, painting and sculpture April 17 – May 22, 2002

2003-1998 MOCA DC: Washington DC (curator)

“ CLARK in CONTEXT: Day of the Revolutionary”: Paintings, installation, prints and drawings One night event Sam Gilliam and Clark: “History in the Making” A look into the history of Contemporary Washington Art January 17- February 16, 2003

ILYSE SOUTINE: PHOTOGRAPHS ESTHER HARRIS:” PLAY IT AGAIN”: Video, photography and drawing October 18 – December 12, 2002

JON ROUTSON: Video and Photography September 20 – October 8th, 2002

DAN STEINHILBER: Installation, mixed media February 28 – March 23, 2002

DOROTHY ARNOLD, CHRISTA MAIWALD Drawings, paintings and embroidery January 18 - February 13, 2002

In collaboration with Florence Lynch Gallery IEVA MEDIODIA: “MINDSCAPES”: Large scale works on paper: mixed media February 7 - March 10, 2001

“ POST-POP, POST-PUNK #2” Artists: Daniel Johnston, Kaz, Rob Pruitt, Lisa Ruyter, Alex Bag, Rupert Goldsworthy, Erik Hanson, Bank, Christian Schumann and others. Installation, paintings on paper, paintings, laminated posters, photography, drawings and sculpture April 21 - May 28, 2000

GABRIELE STELLBAUM: “ORBITER 2”: Videos and slide projection November 19th - December 12, 1999

> MOCA DC: Exhibitions produced with independent curators “ CAREER DAY” curated by Roger Gastman: Artists: Richard Colman, DALEK, ESPO, GIANT & NEWA. Prints, paintings, drawings and sculpture March 21 – April 13, 2003

DISTRICT OF LADIES COLLECTIVE: “LADY BRAIN SPACE MIND-MELD” Artists: Annie Lou Bayly, Bekka Barker, Cynthia Connolly, Lady Constantinople, Mary Early, Lani Iacovelli, Kat Irannejad, Angela Jeradi, Vannessa Kamp, Allyson Kapin, Dana Ellyn Kaufman, Kerry Larkin, Amanda Nelson, Vida Russell, Amy Shapiro and Susan Yates: Mixed media, paintings, photgraphy and video February 21st – March 15th, 2003 Incorporating: HI/LO FILM FESTIVAL: Saturday, March 8th, 2003

“ GLOBE < MIAMI < ISLAND” curated by Robert Chambers Artists: Bhakti Baxter, Robert Chambers, Papo Colo, Chris Curiel, Jason Ferguson, Naomi Fisher, Adler Guerrier, Kathleen Hudspeth, Audrey Hynes, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Julie Kahn, Joshua Levine, Glexis Novoa, Brandon Opalka, Martin Oppel, Emilio Perez, Karen Rifas, Tao Rey, Joanne Rosen, Ursula Von Rydingsvard, Ward Shelley, Paul Stoppi, Robert Theile, Mette Tommerup, Cesar Trasobares, Eugenia Vargas, Annie Wharton, Elizabeth Winstandley April 4 - May 10, 2002

“THE ANNE BARLOW SHOW”: selected by Anne Barlow: Artists from the DC Metropolitan area. Artists: Linda Hesh, Allison Kapin, Tony Iallonardo, Elaine Langerman, Kevin MacDonald, Lizy Mahlmann, Annette Polan, Jon Routson, Dan Steinhilber, Dillon Stewart, Jerome Spinner, Ira Tattelman. Video, paintings, installations, photography, digital media, and sculpture December 8 – January 12, 2002

“ PLAYERHATERS”: curated by Roger Gastman Artists: Richard Colman, DALEK, Shepard Fairey, Ron English Paintings, prints and drawings October 2002

“COOL GREEN - NEW ART FROM THE UK”: curated by Terry Shave Artists: Common Culture, Brighid Lowe, Emma Rushton, Alan Currall, Matthew Thompson, Asa Anderson, Elizabeth Price, Paul Rooney, Terry Shave, Stephen Boyd, John Rattigan, Jenny Sherrell, Kevin O’Donnell, Derek Tyman Mixed media installations, video, book, light boxes and paintings November 17 - January 10, 2001

“ THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH”: curated by Lisa Ruyter Artists: Slater Bradley, Daniel Jackson, Karen King, Jon Routson: Sound and sculpture installation, mixed media, Video, and digital photography March 17 - April 16, 2000

“ BREATHE”: Marcia Lyons and Tim White: Video projections January 21 - February 18, 2000

“ YOU ARE NOW LEAVING THE GOLDIELOCKS ZONE”: curated by Elizabeth Balogh: Artists: Laura Emrick, Douglas Gillock, Todd Kancur, Elizabeth Olbert, Carter Reese, Allen Tombello, Xortox Laboratories Mixed media installations, paintings and sound sculpture September 2 - October 10, 2000

“FREE AGENTS: A HISTORY OF WASHINGTON DC GRAFFITI”: curated by Roger Gastman: Artists: Cool Disco Dan, Cycle, Dave Schubert, Ever, Rust and others Works on paper, paintings, and sculpture April 20 - June 26, 2000

“DC ARTISTS OPEN STUDIO 2000” curated by Amy Williams February 25 - March 15, 2000 DAVID NG - Sculpture and IRVIN TEPPER – “Resources, Home, Industry” curated by Jim Harithas Ceramic and wood sculpture and photography October 15 - November 17, 2000

JESSE LOTT and ANNE HARITHAS curated by Jim Harithas Sculpture and collage November 21 - January 14, 1999

MARK LOMBARDI and AMALIA HARITHAS: “Power, Politics and Money” curated by Jim Harithas Drawings and photography February 20 – March 15, 1998

MOCA DC (co-curator): Selected Exhibitions “F’abstraction”: Artists: Patrick Berran, Claire Corey, Thom Flynn, Bill Hill, Ross Knight, Kathryn McDonnell, Richard Siegman, and Rocky Wang Painting, collage, and sculpture June 20th - July 12th 2003

In collaboration with Panhwa Art Studio Collaboration “PUBLIC IMAGE (private image)” Artists: Olivia Barr, Joe Duggan, Ron English, Shepard Fairey, Marit Følstad, Jeff Henriquez, Nate Lankford, Adrienne Mills. Project Room: Stan Greschner Performance, photography, painting, and light sculptures August 28th - October 4th, 2003

“PRIVATE IMAGE (public image)” Artists: Mark Clark (Washington DC), Jonathan Evans (India), Carol Harrison (Washington DC), Candace Keegan (Washington DC), Vida Russell (Washington DC), Ricky Sears (NY), Mary Swift (Washington DC), and Rick Williams (Washington DC) Project Room: Mark Stark Performance, painting, photography, and drawings October 17 to November 2, 2003

THE PRESIDENTS SHOW 1789 - 2001 curated by Clark and Felicity Hogan, ROCKVILLE ARTS PLACE, MD Artists: Ron English, Mark Planisek, Michael Sprouse, Anna Demovidova, and others January 15th - January 28th

Clark & Felicity Hogan: 1997-2000 with Jay Boucher Paintings and drawings June 2 - June 28th 2001

“POPAGANDA: ECLECTIC AND OFF THE BEATEN PATH (Contemporary Surrealism)” Artists: Ron English, Ausgang, Daniel Johnston, Michael Reidy and Clark – Felicity Hogan Paintings, drawings, and collage May 1st – June 2nd, 2001

ONGOING

Performances, 7-8pm, Friday, March 20, 2009 
Miwa Koizumi NY Flavors Ice Cream 7-8pm 
Min Oh - Two Performances, 7.15pm and 7.45pm 

Performances as part of the curatorial project by Felicity Hogan, All is one, one is all, Miwa Koizumi returns with her NY Flavors Ice Cream. Miwa will be serving up neighborhood flavored ice-cream influenced by the "tastes and smells from New York City's different tribes." in conjunction with Min Oh's A dialog, an audience participatory performance combining live and recorded action, projection, graphics and video. Min Oh's piece will offer the audience an opportunity to direct the 'dialog' through collective participation in a unique, un-inhibiting and characteristically playful manner.

1th Annual Art Under the Bridge Festival

Duron Jackson: "Five Men" and 
Rashaad Newsome
: "Shade Compositions"
Friday, September 28, 2007.

 

For the 11th Dumbo Art Under the Bridge Festival, curator Felicity Hogan brings together two artists, Rashaad Newsome and Duron Jackson, who are connected through their exploration of issues concerning the role of black identity within popular culture and current society.

Limo/Lame-O A performance by Chad Stayrook featuring: ChadWOW!, Lance Strongheart, and FRUTIGER. Dumbo Arts Center, October 13-15, 2006

Join artstars chadWOW!, Lance Strongheart, and FRUTIGER in an indulgent limo party touring the D.U.M.B.O. area. Featuring beautiful people, champagne and strawberries, and video art, inspired by the wonder, wow, excess, and eccentricities of living the life.

Marker A performance by Mary Coble
Dumbo Arts Center, October 13-15, 2006

In Marker, Washington D.C. performance artist Mary Coble expands the focus of her previous performance, Note to Self (2005) which dealt with the issues surrounding GLBT (Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender) victims murdered in hate crimes. The artist now invites viewers to evoke these assaults by penning hateful epithets such as "dyke" or "faggot" on her body. Coble anticipates that by granting her audience the permission to express themselves in relation to this subject matter, may elicit emotional discomfort or perhaps will instigate "a larger community of people assisting in collective history of the 'reclaiming' of these words."

Adaptations (recent video works) by José Ruiz

In an interior space in DUMBO, artist José Ruiz will present three action-based videos, Playing the Field, Ghost Signatures & Minimalist Graffiti and Black Hole. These works stem from Ruiz's ongoing fascination with the division of labor and the abundance of cultural signifiers that shape our society.

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