Proposing a Possible Subject by Alex Velozo
A part of Wanderings and Wonderings
June 30, 2pm
Storm King Art Center
Free with admission
Proposing a Possible Subject is a hands-on walking workshop considering the ways Storm King’s collection and physical grounds contract and expand an audience’s sense of edge and body. Facilitated by Alex Velozo, participants will explore the ways in which these works speculate bodies to co-inhabit their worlds. By investigating representation, physical material, and social-spatial organization, we will ask how sculptural objects propose their own subjects, and can this expand the material imagination of a body?
Alex Velozo is a sculptor and educator based in New York City. They received their BFA from Cooper Union in 2014. Their work aims to use sight, naming, and recognition to destabilize the bounds of legible subject-hood. This practice investigates acts of reading and its inherent erasure and expansion; whether reading an identity, artwork, image, text, or translating between. Velozo currently co-organizes and curates XW collective; has been part of the group shows Traces at The Vault (2017), Expansion Foam at 67 Ludlow Gallery (2015); and were recently in residence at Shandaken: Storm King (2017).
Paint School End of Term Exhibition
September 13 through 22, 2018
The FLAG Art Foundation
545 West 25th Street, 9th Floor
Opening September 12, 6 to 8p
Free and open to the public Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11a to 5p
See the results of the inaugural edition of Paint School at The FLAG Art Foundation, September 13 through 22. This exhibition will feature work by members of the 2017-18 cohort including Benny Merris, Caroline R Kent, Cynthia Daignault, Crys Yin, Gloria Maximo, Iman Raad, Jarrett Earnest, Lindsay Marie Burke, Matthew Fischer, Morgan Mandalay, Sophie Grant, and Tim Wilson.
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.