Ad Hoc Vox joins Ethan Greenbaum in Los Angeles for The De-centered Practice, a panel that serves as a forum on the possibilities available to artists looking to contextualize their work and interests with activities that complement their individual studio practices.
Bringing together artists who are participating in collaborative arts projects, arts journalism and criticism, artist-run galleries or non-profit spaces, self-published blogs and ezines, curatorial projects, or other pursuits that broaden an individual practice, The De-centered Practice seeks to be both informative and generative by surveying what is currently possible in an expanded practice, discussing the motivations and implications of such a practice, and pointing towards future possibilities. Jennifer Dudley moderates the discussion, followed by a Q&A with the audience.
As a compliment to The De-centered Practice, members of the panel participated in Put On, a show at Circus Gallery that pointed to the construction of social space through their works, rather than their activities outside of the studio. More at circus-gallery.com
Also in conjunction with this panel discussion, the online arts journal The Highlights has organized a special textual exploration of the de-centered practice for its March issue. More at thehighlights.org .
Featuring Colleen Asper, Tyler Coburn, Michelle Grabner, Ethan Greenbaum, Drew Heitzler, Shana Lutker, Dushko Petrovich, and Sara Greenberger Rafferty.
TYLER COBURN is an artist and critic based in New York. Coburn is a contributing editor of ArtReview and has recently written texts for Rhizome; The Highlights; Vitamin 3-D, Phaidon's forthcoming sculpture and installation survey; and the catalog for Cinema Sim - Narrativas e Projeções, Itaú Cultural (São Paulo, Brazil). Recent exhibitions include Other Certainties (curated by Summer Guthery and Amy Owen), Love is a Cannibal (curated by Becky Smith), and Ghostwriters, a collaboration with artist and i-cabin director Sebastian Craig. Coburn has an upcoming listening event at Cleopatra's, Brooklyn, NY and an exhibition at SculptureCenter, Queens,NY
MICHELLE GRABNER is an artist, writer, and corresponding editor for X-tra. Her writing has been published in Artforum, Modern Painters, Frieze, Art Press, and Teme Celeste. Grabner is the founder and director of The Suburban, an artist-run project space in Oak Park, Illinois. A ten-year anniversary catalogue titled Can I Come Over to Your House: The First Ten Years of The Suburban will be published later this year. She has exhibited in galleries and museums in Europe and the U.S., and is currently a Professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
ETHAN GREENBAUM is a New York based artist. He received an MFA in Painting from Yale University. Upcoming group shows include No Objective at NYCAMS, New York and Jenny Jaskey Gallery, Philadelphia. Past shows include Something for the Commute, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn and Tact-Traction, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York. Greenbaum is a co-founder and editor of The Highlights.org, an online arts journal. He teaches at Pratt Institute and has been a visiting artist and lecturer at Tyler School of Art and MICA.
DREW HEITZLER is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. His film T.S.O.Y.W., a collaboration with artist Amy Granat, was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial. Heitzler has an upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles as part of the MOCA Focus series. Heitzler curated the exhibition Bring The War Home at Elizabeth Dee Gallery in New York and QED Gallery in Los Angeles, and was co-founder of Champion Fine Art, a two-year bicoastal series of artist-curated exhibitions that ran from 2003 to 2005. A catalogue documenting the series was recently published by 2nd Cannons Publications.
SHANA LUTKER is an LA-based artist who works in a variety of media and focuses on the psychological affects of history and politics. She has had solo exhibitions at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, the Suburban, UC Irvine Room Gallery, Artists Space in New York, and Wetterling Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden. Lutker is a part of the 2008 California Biennial and recent group exhibitions include Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Kunstverhein Langenhagen, Harris Lieberman and D’Amelio Terras in New York, and the Wattis Institute at CCA. She is Managing Editor of X-TRA magazine and received her MFA from UCLA.
DUSHKO PETROVICH was born in Quito, Ecuador, raised in northern Ohio, and educated at Yale. He has lived in Italy and Denmark, and has exhibited his paintings and prints in the US and Europe. The founding editor of Paper Monument, he also writes about art for n+1, Slate, and the Boston Globe's Ideas section. He was recently in residence as Starr Scholar at the Royal Academy in London and is currently the resident fellow in painting at Boston University. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
SARA GREENBERGER RAFFERTY has had solo exhibitions at The Kitchen, New York; Eli Marsh Gallery, Amherst College; Sandroni Rey Gallery, Los Angeles; and P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center, New York. Her first large-scale commission, realized by the Public Art Fund, is currently on view through September 2009 at the MetroTech Center in Brooklyn. Rafferty is a full time Instructor of Art at the Suffolk County Community College in Selden, NY, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Rafferty received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from Columbia University.