Welcome to the Neighborhood!

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We’re happy to announce the addition of three new artists to the New York Close Up family: Louise Despont, Abigail DeVille, and Bryan Zanisnik.

We’ve been hard at work this past winter and spring—filming in studios, documenting performances, and even traveling to distant shores (okay…New Jersey)—to bring you stories with each artist. Films are premiering throughout June 2014, so be sure to check back each week for something new!

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Jacolby Satterwhite Buffet

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You can get a serving of New York Close Up artist Jacolby Satterwhite lottsa different ways today-

#1 – Documentary-style.  Our latest film on Jacolby is now live:  Jacolby Satterwhite Is Going Public.

#2 – Step Up Revolution-style.  Besides showing his latest animation, Reifying Desire 6, at the Whitney Biennial, Jacolby is also doing a series of regular but impromptu performances at the museum.  In a new silver catsuit!  Unfortunately, there’s no set schedule.  But if you go to the Whitney often, hang out in the lobby, and check Jacolby’s facebook page enough, you should be able to catch a glimpse.  The Biennial and Jacolby’s performances run through May 25th.

#3 – Mother and Son-style.  Jacolby and his mother Patricia have created a new collaborative work for the “When the Stars Fall” group exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem.  It’s the first time Patricia’s amazing drawings have been shown in public.  That’s up through June 29.

#4 – Be More PBS-style.  Somewhat improbably Jacolby, artist Zoe Leonard, and co-curators Michelle Grabner and Stuart Comer all recently appeared on the Charlie Rose show to talk about the Whitney Biennial.  Yes, the Charlie Rose show.  Check it here and see Charlie actually crack a smile.

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Jacolby Satterwhite Is Having A Moment

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An important announcement – New York Close Up project artist Jacolby Satterwhite is part of this year’s Whitney Biennial!  This alert’s a little late coming I know, but don’t worry, you’ve got until May 25 to check out Jacolby’s continually amazing video work. He’s showing his latest irrepressible and bewitching animation, Reifying Desire 6. So to Jacolby, congrats. And to our faithful viewers, be on the lookout for a Biennial-centric next film on Jacolby in the coming months.

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Keltie Ferris & Josephine Halvorson

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Only the most observant viewer would probably catch that the above pic is actually a print by New York Close Up artist Keltie Ferris.  It’s part of a recent set of “body prints” on exhibit thru March 30th at Chapter NY in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.  And only the most conscientious New York gallery goer would know that friend and fellow project artist Josephine Halvorson wrote a really sympathetic and astute essay for the show.  So in the interest of making a little more visible the connection between two of our favorite artists – and in the critical spirit of Josephine’s most recent film, Josephine Halvorson Gets the Conversation Going – we’re happy to present the essay in full:

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Flash Gordon

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This Wednesday, January 29th at 6pm, artist Daniel Gordon will discuss his work in the exhibition Shadows and Pears at The Horticultural Society of New York. Art21 will be screening the film Daniel Gordon Gets Physical, followed by a conversation with the exhibition’s curator, Chris Murtha, and writer Claire Barliant. We hope to see you there!

We’re also happy to announce that the film Daniel Gordon Gets Physical has been selected by the 32nd International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), to be held in Montreal, March 20-30, 2014. The film will be screened as part of the Horizons program featuring “the latest films on art from around the world, which take a penetrating look at art in all its forms.”

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