Transparent Studio

When 3 Jan 2012 - 5 Apr 2012
Where Bose Pacia
163 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States
Enquiry 212 989 7074

Ruby Chishti, Live, laugh, love, 2009. Courtesy of the artist and Bose Pacia

January 3 – April 5 2012

JARET VADERA Closing reception: February 2, 6 – 9 pm

DANNIELLE TEGEDER Closing reception: March 1, 6 – 9 pm

RUBY CHISHTI Closing reception: April 5, 6 – 9 pm

Press Release:

Bose Pacia is pleased to present Transparent Studio. With the gallery no longer practicing commercial activity, we have invited artists to submit proposals for artist studio / residency use of the gallery space for one-month periods beginning in January 2012. By turning the transitional gallery space into temporary artist studios on the ground-level in an active arts neighborhood, we are hoping to allow for an atmosphere of engagement and conversation around the creative process. The selected artist each month will occupy the gallery space to be utilized as an open-forum studio space. We encourage visitors to stop by throughout the week to see the artist in action. Each studio residency term will culminate in an evening with the artist that will coincide with the monthly Dumbo First Thursdays. The program was open to artists of all media practices and all were encouraged to conceive of innovative and experimental project proposals.

We were thrilled by the response to the call for artists and after much consideration are excited to announce the three artists that will be holding studio practices in the gallery in January, February, and March:

January 3 – February 2
Jaret Vadera is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist originally from Toronto, Canada. He received his undergraduate education at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, the Cooper Union in New York, and his MFA from the Yale University School of Art. His work has been exhibited in a number of venues including: the Queens Museum of Art, New York; Thomas Erben, New York; Paved Art + New Media, Canada; The Travancore Palace, New Delhi, India; The Cultural Foundation of Corsica, France; and the New York Arab & South Asian Film Festival, New York. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Project Description
Jaret will be creating new artworks that will be determined and completed each day during his residency turning the space into an artist / alchemist’s lab, focusing more on the process rather than end result. Each new piece will be comprised of an array of mediums and will also include one-day collaborative projects with artists and non-artists alike. He will also project a new video created every week during the month on the gallery windows. The final installation will be an assemblage of all his creations throughout his residency.

February 7 – March 1
Since receiving her MFA in 1997 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Dannielle Tegeder’s work has been presented in over 100 solo and group exhibitions, both nationally and internationally in Paris, Houston, Los Angeles, Berlin, Chicago, and New York. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions including MOMA/PS1, The New Museum, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Several of her drawings have recently been purchased as part of the Contemporary Drawing Collection at the Museum of Modern Art, and in the permanent collections of The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and The Weatherspoon Museum of Art in Greensboro, North Carolina. The artist currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Project Description
Dannielle will be facilitating four workshop sessions, each consisting of invited artists, writers, poets, friends, affiliates of Bose Pacia and the public. During the sessions the group will reflect, research, and create collaborative projects on ideas inherent in drawing and abstraction. The work produced may include non-traditional drawings, a screening of drawing, writing projects, and discussions on art inspired by well-known debates on theory and practice at the Institute of Artistic Culture in Moscow, from 1920–22. The project produced during the residency, including the research and raw materials process, will be on continuous display throughout her entire residency term. Finally, the workroom will function as a dynamic space that merges the role of the working studio and exhibition space.

March 6 – April 5
Ruby Chishti’s sculpture based art practice has spanned over twelve years. She graduated from the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan and was recently awarded the Faiz Art Prize by Nukta Art Magazine in Karachi, Pakistan. Her work has been exhibited in numerous national and international galleries and venues including Aicon Gallery, London, Twelve Gates Gallery, Philadelphia, Rohtas II, Lahore and Green Cardamom Gallery, London. Chishti’s lyrical sculptures and installations touch on issues of gender politics, identity, love, loss, social isolation and the authority of religion and have garnered huge critical acclaim and public attention. Ruby Chishti was born and raised in Pakistan. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Project Description
Ruby’s residency will consist of two phases. In the first phase, the artist will develop a series of drawings and create dresses that will eventually be transformed into sculpture and vice versa. In doing so, the artist positions fashion as an appropriate arena to investigate the complexities of modern life. Her installation will explore the innate connections between opposites such as despair and optimism, beauty and horror, fashion and mortality and desire and anxiety. In the second phase, Ruby will transform printed materials, such as exhibition announcement cards, brochures and catalogs, into fanciful objects called “shoes” collected during her visits to art galleries and museums in New York City. Ruby will supplement her installation with a short video that will document her journey from her home to art institutions in the city to engage in the act of voyeurism while negotiating private and public studio art practice.

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