For Immediate Release:
Katie Simpson Spain’s MFA thesis exhibition.
Presented by The City College of New York, CUNY
March 18-22, 10-5.
Reception Wednesday March 20th, 6-8:30 pm
Meet & Greet, March 21 5-6 pm.
The City College of New York
Compton-Goethals Hall, Room 134
160 Convent Ave.
New York, NY 10031
With a focus on different ways humanity navigates in and works with nature, this interactive installation combines recycled materials, fabrics, live plants, painting, sculpture and printmaking to create a strange situation involving outdoor activities. You are invited to experience this version of nature, recreations of natural environments and recreational activities, from the safety of Compton-Goethals Gallery.
This work is a reexamination of organized outdoor activities, exploring relationships people have with the natural environment. I am interested in the thin membranes of safety that lie between the natural world and organized modern life. Often humorous and culminating in installation or video, this work combines recycled materials, fabrics, live plants, painting, sculpture and printmaking. I re-create biological environments and the tools associated with them, like giant friendship bracelets or camping tools without function. These awkward works nudge at nostalgia of time spent in nature.
Events during the show also include:
Camp Craft Time: Monday March 18th, 1 pm (friendship bracelet and drawing party)
Short Talk/Meet and Greet: Thursday March 21st, 5 pm
Please be in touch if you’d like to schedule a tour of the exhibition.
Visit this blog for details about exhibition programing and behind the scenes information about the work: http://www.katiespain.wordpress.com
Compton-Goethals is located on the Southeast corner of W 140th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.
Subways: 1 @ 137th St and A, C, B, D @ 145th St.
When visiting CCNY please go to Cohen Library Archives Gallery to see an ink and acrylic drawing of mine in CCNY Women Make Art, an exhibition showcasing women artists affiliated with the City College of New York, in conjunction with International Women’s Day. The Archives Gallery is on the 5th floor of Cohen Library, in the NAC Building (Amsterdam and 136, on the north campus, close to Compton-Goethals Hall). Here is a campus map.
Also don’t miss my upcoming installation at DUMBO’s 111 Front Street, part of an awesome April group show curated by Risa Shoup of Brooklyn’s Invisible Dog.
Take good care!
Katie Simpson Spain