PATCHOGUE ARTS COUNCIL • MOCA L.I.
Kate Clark • Carla Gannis • Lori Horowitz • Mark Strodl
Curated by John Cino
November 7 – December 20, 2020
Artist Reception: November 7, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Artist and Curator Talk: November 12, 7:00 PM via Zoom & Facebook Live
The Patchogue Arts Council • MOCA, LI is proud to present New Visions from November 7 through December 20, 2020.
The Patchogue Arts Council (PAC) and the Museum of Contemporary Art Long Island (MoCA LI) end their 2020 year of Clear Vision programming with New Visions, an uncertain look ahead. Much has happened since the exhibition was first planned over a year ago. Originally intended as a coda to a year of exhibitions stressing the need for clarity of thought, we find ourselves in a time when it is nearly impossible to separate fact from fiction. With an opening date just after the 2020 presidential election and the nation facing an uncertain future, the artists of New Visions do not answer any questions for us but ponder possible futures. New Visions presents four artists, two with international careers and two very active on the local scene.
Working in Brooklyn, artists Kate Clark and Carla Gannis’ works can be seen on both sides of the Atlantic. Sculptor Kate Clark turns the ancient art of taxidermy into something new as she creates hybrid creatures of animal bodies with human faces altered to blend in the animal form. The pieces question what is essential to our humanity while reminding us of our interrelatedness with nature. New media artist Carla Gannis offers Janus-faced visions looking both backward and forward. Quoting past art in modern updates or reinventing the self-portrait in virtual reality selfies, she examines our place in a world in which technology is both a boon and a harbinger of disaster.
Long Island artists Lori Horowitz and Mark Strodl each have representation in New York City.Through the digital remix of his photographs Mark Strodl creates surrealist images of altered realities. Combining elements of fantasy, science fiction, and magic realism he challenges the viewer to examine their own objective sense of reality. Lori Horowitz examines the frailty of the human condition in subject and form. Sculptures of wire mesh and gauze reveal figures whose existence is precarious. In her Exodus series she combines photography and drawing. Photographs of tree roots, specifically cypress knees, form the underpinning for drawings of human forms both isolated and vulnerable.
New Visions does not answer any questions, at forty days before our nation’s election, we can only be certain of uncertainty.
New Visions will be on display at MoCA LI (Museum of Contemporary Art, Long Island) 20 Terry St. Patchogue, NY from November 7 through December 20.
An artist’s reception is scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 6:00 – 8:00pm. An artist and curator talk is scheduled for Thursday, November 12, 7 pm.
2020 Clear Vision
In a time when it is becoming nearly impossible to distinguish between fact and fiction, where journalists are accused of reporting fake news and where we are bombarded with misinformation, it is obvious what we need is Clear Vision. PACs festival season will include outdoor events, a thematic mural, sculpture garden, virtual programming, exhibitions and the MoCA Lights event.
This series of exhibitions each explore variations of Vision: clarity, veracity, integrity, ambiguity and ingenuity. Exhibits will include artists working in various mediums including painting, drawing, installation, sculpture, video, photography, new forms, and performance.
What: New Visions
When: November 7 – December 20, 2020
Artist Reception: Saturday, November 7, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Artist and Curator Talk: November 12, 7:00 PM via Zoom & Facebook Live (Meeting ID: 948 3420 8836; Passcode: 428260)
Where: PAC • MoCA L.I., 20 Terry St, Suite 116, Patchogue, NY 11772
PAC • MoCA L.I. Clear Vision 20/20 programming is made possible with funding and support from the Patchogue – Medford Library,
New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Suffolk County Office of Film & Cultural Affairs, and Long Island Community Foundation (LICF)
ABOUT THE PATCHOGUE ARTS COUNCIL – The Patchogue Arts Council, Inc., was formed to encourage, support, and promote the arts. The Patchogue Arts Council is located at 20 Terry St., Suite 116, Patchogue NY. For more information visit www.patchoguearts.org, call 631-627-8686, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Instagram: @patchoguearts
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