New Year in New York

New York Weeks 9 & 10
Post written by Claire Paterson, recipient of the Steven Campbell New York Scholarship

01Pose improvised in collaboration with Emma Wylie and G.Paterson, with costume elements contributed by G.Paterson, and sculptural objects contributed by G.Paterson and Maartje Korstanje.

Happy New Year from New York, everyone!

After taking in some NY sights, and seeing in the New Year watching fireworks at Prospect Park with my 3 sisters, we were able to collaborate on some myth-making sessions together (unfortunately Rebecca had to return to Scotland, so wasn’t able to participate this time – but hopefully another opportunity will present itself soon!).

Below are some of the results from the collaborative sessions with G and Emma.

02Pose improvised in collaboration with Emma Wylie, with costume elements contributed by G.Paterson, and metallic triangles contributed by Robert Picker.

03Pose improvised in collaboration with Emma Wylie and G.Paterson, with costume elements contributed by G.Paterson.

04Pose improvised in collaboration with Emma Wylie and G.Paterson, with costume elements contributed by G.Paterson.

05Pose improvised in collaboration with Emma Wylie and G.Paterson, with costume elements contributed by G.Paterson, and sculptural objects contributed by G.Paterson and Maartje Korstanje.

Other highlights from weeks 9 & 10 in New York:

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Tuesday December 27th

Today Irish resident Laura Fitzgerald hosted the ‘One artist, one work’ event in her studio, where she showed a screening of her performative video ‘Field Research II.’

The piece documented walks Laura took through the countryside in County Kerry, with her utilizing elements from nature to create a performative parody of the contemporary art-world (with sheep being critics, cows artists etc.).

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As well as being hilarious, her work also explored in a more serious way issues related to the tension and friction often experienced when artistic life is counterpointed with a return to your own community roots.

Tuesday January 3rd

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This afternoon G, Emma and I went to the Kerry James Marshall exhibition at the Met Breuer. The top two floors of the building contained his largest exhibition to date, featuring his monumental narrative paintings. Marshall has a lot in common with Steven Campbell – particularly in relation to his extensive referencing of the history of art, literature and philosophy, his use of parody and humour, and the often sinister undertones contained in the scenes he depicts.

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I was also interested in his use of religious iconography, and his incorporation of symbols and various sign-systems into his compositions.

Next week, I’ll  hopefully be posting up some images of finished paintings from my studio.

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