Gift in the Wound
January 29 – February 7
Curated by Noah Phillips
Gallery Hours: 1-6 PM EST on Saturday, January 30 & February 6
Or by appointment, email [email protected]!!
Artist Talk and virtual exhibition
Friday, January 29 @ 7pm EST
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“Without the weight given by a wound consciously realized, [one] will lead a provisional life.” — Robert Bly
The Gift In The Wound highlights the work of artists who have confronted their fears, traumas, and shadows, and emerged on the other side with unexpected insights, treasures, and talents to share with and enrich their communities. The wounds explored vary from the physical to the emotional to the spiritual, and the media from paint, fabric, glass, and beyond. Each work celebrates an enduring process of transformation reflected in nature, in myth, and in our bodies.
The Gift in the Wound is Noah Phillips‘ curatorial debut. Before beginning his residency at Flux Factory, where his work has focused on the intersections of folk ritual and innovative understandings of psychological “plurality,” Noah was working as a Peer Specialist in the New York City’s public mental health system. He is also a Licensed Master of Social Work and an organizer with the Institute for the Development of Human Arts, a training institute for transformative models of mental health.
*The exhibition will take place at Flux Factory’s Garage Bay Gallery. In response to COVID-19, all visitors are required to wear a face mask and follow social distancing guidelines. We are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment.*
There Is Something Here
March 16th – March 31st, 2021
At the Flux Factory Gallery*
Open Gallery Hours: Friday – Sunday, 1 – 6pm
Or by appointment, email [email protected]
Artist Talk, Thursday March 25, 7pm EST
*All visitors are required to wear a face mask. Four visitors are allowed in the gallery at one time.
There Is Something Here looks at the components of filmmaking through the lens of the artist’s process, and the challenges of mastering artistic craft while wrestling with self doubt, lack of experience and fear of failure. Originally titled: Nothing to See Here, Carlos David TC leaves behind the self-deprecation that many artists experience to instead focus on celebrating the process of growth and exploration.
After a year of lockdowns, quarantines, and unfinished projects There Is Something Here examines the gap between a creative idea and its full realization, reveling in the uncomfortable but generative midpoint of the filmmaking process. From initial sketches, to editing, color grading, sound mixing and everything in between, there is something here and Carlos wants you to see it with him.
Carlos David TC’s solo exhibition features installations of unfinished, deconstructed, incomplete, raw, finished and mastered video work, conceived in collaboration as an Artist-in-Residence at Flux Factory during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The works will be presented via text, color waveforms, sound and traditional moving image. Some of the works include: My Quarantine Shoes, The Self* Tapes, Pass The Hours, Spencer’s Gift and the premiere of the trailer for his newest short film: Jevi from 9 to 11.
Jevi from 9 to 11 is a fictionalized documentary about a painter who works at a museum during the pandemic and is set to be released in October 2021. The short film is part of a series called Artist* from 9 to 5 which follows immigrant artists from “9 to 5” the traditional American business hours.
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Public Video Projections in the Flux Factory Windows
April 1 – April 27, 7:30 – 9:30pm
Open Gallery Hours
April 14 – 27, Friday – Sunday 1pm – 6pm
Weekday hours available by appointment, email [email protected]
Opening Reception in the Windmill Garden across the Flux Factory gallery
April 15th, 5pm – 9pm
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Performance and Artist Q&A
April 27th @ 7 PM EST – Via Zoom
REGISTER HERE: https://withfriends.co/event/10030008/only_pods_artist_talk_and_qanda
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