ARTIST RESIDENCY 2017
Duration: June 12 – July 29, 2017
Public Critiques: Thursday June 29, 7-9PM & Tuesday July 25, 6-8PM
Showcase: July 23 – 29, 2017
Reception: Saturday July 29, 7-9pm
Banner Images (left to right): Daniel Zeese, Kwang Choi, Kelly Knight, Emily Brodrick.
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE:
Emily Brodrick | Kwang Choi | Kelly Knight | Daniel Zeese
Cambridge, MA — Gallery 263 is pleased to announce the four artists selected for our Summer 2017 Artist Residency Program: Emily Brodrick, Kwang Choi, Kelly Knight, and Daniel Zeese. This year’s cohort represents a variety of creative trajectories that intersect in their engagement with fiber media. Each artist’s practice holds a unique connection to fiber – some are just beginning to embrace it, some are hoping to push their fiber practice in new directions, and others are looking to branch out, away from fiber, towards other sculptural, 2D, or time-based media. Outside of their shared interest in yarn, thread, garments and textiles, the artists come from diverse backgrounds, work in disparate ways, and grapple with a variety of questions about what it means to be human, have a human society, a human history, and human hopes and dreams.
Interspersed into the Residency are two public critique sessions, during which we will discuss process, intention, and resolution. After six weeks in the studio, the artists will showcase new and in-progress works during the final week of the Residency.
Visitors are welcome to stop in to Gallery 263 and chat when the Artists in Residence are working throughout the Summer.
About the Artist Residents:
- Emily Brodrick has been working primarily with yarn to create interactive artworks, but plans to explore paper as a sculptural material while creating an interactive installation investigating the human brain and the way that dreams occur and are stored. www.emilybrodrick.com
- Kwan Choi is an emerging multi-media artist primarily working with photography, video, and installation. Currently based in Providence, RI, his work investigates the habit of misrecognition between the inanimate and visceral, surface and depth, and pleasure and horror. Pressing on this slippage, he aims to explore the simultaneously repulsive and splendid reality of inhabiting and encountering the world as bodies. His work has been included in various exhibitions, including the Annual Juried Exhibition in the David Winton Bell Gallery for three consecutive years. In addition, he is a former artist-in-residence at the Grin City Collective in Grinnell, IA. Kwang received his BA in Visual Art from Brown University. www.kwangchoi.com
- Kelly Knight will continue her research into her family’s connections to Cambridge in a new series of sculptual paintings called “Memory Maps” that aim to translate physical movement in specific local locations into material expression. www.kellyaknight.com