Paint School 2019
Paint School Exhibition

August 14 to 18

Opening August 14, 6 to 8 pm

Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery

54 Ludlow Street, NYC

Shandaken Projects will present an exhibition of work related to its free educational initiative Paint School from August 14 to 18, 2019, at Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery.

Paint School is a free master class in the theory and practice of painting. This lecture-based program brings twelve fellows together with six individuals widely recognized as among the most exceptional painters working today, with the aim to enrich the discourse of contemporary painting through peer exchange. Applications for the next session of the program will open in mid-September.

The exhibition will feature new work related to this year's theme of Color, by members of the 2018-19 cohort including: Ana Cardoso, Dominique Fung, Adam Henry, Simone Kearney, James Case Leal, Sharon Madanes, Bridget Mullen, Zoe Avery Nelson, RJ Messineo, Kaveri Raina, Dylan Vandenhoeck, and Xiaofu Wang.

These individuals were mentored through Paint School by Matt Connors, Anoka Faruqee, Jennie C. Jones, Carrie Moyer, Amy Sillman, and William Villalongo.

Inspired by alternative educational initiatives like Black Mountain College, Paint School is unaccredited but extraordinarily rigorous, and presented in the style of a post-graduate fellowship. Meetings of this program took place throughout New York City, at partner institutions including The Cooper Union, New York University, and The New School, among others.

Applications for the 2019-20 session of Paint School will open in mid-September for individuals of all career levels. This free program runs December through May each year.

Special thanks to Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery for hosting this exhibition.

Signals in the Landscape by Phoebe Berglund, with collaborators
A part of Wanderings and Wonderings

Reprise on September 7, 12 pm to 4 pm

Storm King Art Center

Free with admission

Signals in the Landscape is a movement-based performance that travels through Storm King Art Center's North Woods, interacting with Daniel Buren’s group of ten green-and-white-striped benches that function doubly as seating and as art objects. Responding to Buren's simple cubic design and site-specific approach, the dancers construct solos, duets, and trios of slow-moving, shape-shifting, temporary sculptural compositions on the benches and in the spaces between. The movement score loops in a circular pattern along the path, the bodies becoming part of the overall ecology. Viewers are welcome to drop in and out of the performance throughout the day.

See this page for details.

Screening and Q and A
Screening of Seed Book by Alicia Grullón

Presented with the Trust for Governors Island

Saturday, September 14

Governors Island

Current Shandaken: Governors Island resident Alicia Grullón will share a new short video entitled Seed Book, based on research and an interview with a community gardener about her story of migrating to New York City. Combining storytelling, performance, and footage shot on Governors Island, Grullón proposes that people's lived experiences are fundamental to the framing of history and our recounting of it. This screening will be followed by a short question and answer period with the artist.

Screening of Salacia by Tourmaline

Presented with the Trust for Governors Island

Saturday, September 14

Governors Island

Tourmaline will share her archival research as well as screen and discuss new film works, including Salacia. In the style of Black fantasy and folktales such as Virginia Hamilton’s The People Could Fly, Salacia takes place in Seneca Village—a 19th-century free Black community in upper Manhattan that was demolished to create Central Park in 1855. Salacia follows Mary Jones (born 1803), a Black transgender New Yorker as she discovers her power in the face of heightened systemic racism and transphobia.

Photograph by Tourmaline. Salacia, 2019 (still), courtesy of the artist.

An Ear to the Storm
An Ear to the Storm by James Allister Sprang
A part of Wanderings and Wonderings

September 28 and 29, both at 2pm

Storm King Art Center

Beginning at Siah Armajani's Monument for Two Anarchists: Gabriella Antolini and Alberto Antolini

Free with admission

Using instruments he developed and coded during his 2018 residency at Shandaken: Storm King, Sprang will perform a soundscape in response to the natural and industrial sounds present on the Storm King grounds, in real time.

Photograph by E. Aaron Ross

Check back soon!
More programs are on the way.

Background image: Amelia Bande during her performance Walk Writing, as seen at the site-specific earthwork: Maya Lin, Storm King Wavefield, 2009, earth and grass, 240,000 square feet (11 acre site), Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York. © Maya Lin Studio, courtesy Pace Gallery.