Sunday, September 12, 2010

Liz Hickok Takes On Manhattan!

It was inevitable and it certain has been a long time coming. Liz Hickok has captured Manhattan-

As usual, I will let her tell it because not only does she have a way with art, but also with words-

Hello friends and supporters,

I wanted to let you know about three upcoming shows and events happening across the country.

In New York I will be constructing a jellied model of the skyline of Lower Manhattan, including the Statue of Liberty. It will be the largest sculpture I've ever made.

For Fall Open Studios, in San Francisco, I will have on view a smaller version of the New York sculpture.

My new piece about suburban Las Vegas in Jell-O is in a video screening in Las Vegas.

I hope to see you at one of these events. If you know people who will be interested to hear about any of these shows, please pass this along.

New York:

You Are Here → Mapping the Psychogeography of New York CitySeptember 24 – November 6, 2010

Pratt Manhattan Gallery

144 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor

Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Public Reception: 6–8 p.m. Thursday, September 23

Pratt Manhattan Gallery will present “You Are Here → Mapping the Psychogeography of New York City,” an exhibition of work by a selection of contemporary artists that will map the emotional terrain of the world’s most famous and influential urban center, New York City, and explore the effect of the city’s powerful moods on those who live and work here. “You Are Here” is guest-curated by Katharine Harmon, author of The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography (Princeton Architectural Press, 2009) and You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination (Princeton Architectural Press, 2003).

Artists: Kim Baranowski, Ingrid Burrington, Dahlia Elsayed, Jane Hammond, Hand Drawn Map Association (Kristofer Harzinski, Janine Nichols, Shane Watt, Rob Servo, Tony Dowler, Will Haughery, Yumi Roth, Gowri Savoor, Krista Shaffer, Kees Touw, Dean Valadez, Kris Harzinski), Liz Hickok, Maira Kalman and Rick Meyerowitz, Nina Katchadourian, Daniela Kostova and Olivia Robinson, Miranda Maher, Bill Rankin, Liz Scranton, Asma Ahmed Shikoh, Robbin Ami Silverberg, Jeff Sisson, and Nicola Twilley.

San Francisco:

Fall Open Studios

Sunday, October 10th, 11-6pm, with a Preview night on Friday, October 9th, 7-10pm

1890 Bryant Street, Studio 211, San Francisco, CA

Las Vegas:

Off the Strip, New Genres FestivalOctober 17th-21st, 2010

Contemporary Art Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

My video will be part of a screening at the Sci-Fi Center on Friday, October 15th, 7:30 pm

Sci-fi Center, Commercial Center: 900 E. Karen Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89109


Liz Hickok