Throughout the month of March we're exploring the MOVING IMAGE + ART leading up to our upcoming DELVE Networking event on Monday, March 17th at Videology in Brooklyn. This is one not to miss. (Get tickets here if you haven't already.) You can read more about what we are exploring here. Let's introduce you to our speakers and venue for the event! We have two great artists, Sarah G. Sharp and Ariel Jackson, starting off the night with inspiring presentations about how the moving image influences their work.
Sarah is an artist with a research-based practice that utilizes drawing, video and collaborative processes. Her studio practice and research cuts across and brings together interests in critical media, language, place and craft. Alternative social histories and their relationship to the land are persistent areas of inquiry. Sarah’s current project, Youth Communes and The Pacific States, is a response to imagery of separatist, utopian and other types of communal worlds that emerged in American popular media during the 1960s and 1970s.
Ariel's work is informed by mythology, history, memory and media culture. In reaction to the over-saturation and demographic maneuvering of sitcoms, advertisements and YouTube videos, she question notions of group identity, cultural propriety and individualism.
And we can't wait for everyone to get together at Videology, a great space in Williamsburg that boasts a cool bar and a mini movie theater in the back. And they have actual, physical DVD rental memberships. (!) Check out their schedule for daily screenings, workshops and fun events.
Below are the artists' full bios. Stay tuned for guest posts and more!
Ariel Jackson was born in Monroe, Louisiana and raised between New Orleans, LA and Mamou, LA. In 2009 she was selected as an artist to look out for in New Orleans Magazine's "Who's Who". She earned a B.F.A. at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2013. During her time at The Cooper Union she received The Robert Breer Film Award for Excellence in Film, Video and Animation and The Benjamin Menschel Fellowship Award for Documentary. She is currently participating in the Artist In the Marketplace program at the Bronx Museum.
Sarah Sharp is the recipient of a Getty Library Research Grant and a BRIC Arts Media Fellowship. Exhibitions include The Aldrich Museum, CT, The Hampden Gallery at UMass Amherst, Frederieke Taylor Gallery and Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, NY. Her oral history interview with Elaine Reichek was published by the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institute in 2009. Sarah is the co-founder of Cohort artist’s collective. She holds an MFA and an MA from Purchase College and is on the faculty in the Art Practice MFA Program at the School of Visual Arts and in the Department of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons the New School for Design in New York. She lives and works in Brooklyn.