2018 Exhibitions + Events
Selected exhibitions and events from the 2018 season
Curator: Justin Baker
March 30 - April 28
The 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, has been described as a transactional president; a man who can produce results. However a transaction is more than an end result or an exchange of commerce. More generally, a transaction is a communicative action or activity involving two parties or things that reciprocally affect or influence each other.
In this hyper-political, partisan, media saturated environment we currently live in, artists are tasked ever further with the choice of looking inward or outward. While the public voice is one of dissent, the private voice may be discordant, which in some ways is more confounding. The artists in Transactional Days negotiate this balance of the public and private by inviting the viewer to engage with them through theatre, performance and installation.
Though navigating these two streams is the job of the artist, ultimately these works rely on the viewer to determine the net outcome. Transactional Days wishes to look at the various ways that we as a society are currently communicating and influencing one another. The artists invite the viewer to intensively engage with them and the questions they are asking.
Performing + exhibiting artists include: Ed Atkeson, Lionel Cruet, Valery Jung Estabrook, Rachel Frank, Hana van der Kolk and Jack Magai.
Schedule of Performances
March 30th, 7:30pm || Picasso the Poet, puppet show performance by Ed Atkeson during the opening reception.
April 6th, 7pm || Chicken Dance performance by Jack Magia, 30 minute intermission, followed by All Dicks on Deck performance by Hana van der Kolk.
April 20th, 7pm || Chicken Dance performance by Jack Magia, 30 minute intermission, followed by All Dicks on Deck performance by Hana van der Kolk.
April 27th, 6pm || Artist Talks by Ed Atkeson, Lionel Cruet, Valery Jung Estabrook, Rachel Frank, Hana van der Kolk and Jack Magai.
April 28th, 2pm || rewilding performance by Rachel Frank at 145 9th Street, Troy, NY. Please proceed through the small parking lot and follow the signs for rewilding. Please park on the street.
Press: Performance art enlivening Troy's Collar Works gallery. Times Union. William Jaeger. April 5, 2018.
Curator: Ken Ragsdale
January 26 – March 17, 2018
Fourteen artists selected an emerging artist whom they had mentored, and whose work had an affinity or vital connectedness to their own, to exhibit side-by-side with them.
Exhibiting artists included: Jim Butler • Matt Tiernan, Caren Canier • Alix Bailey, David Carbone • Brant Moorefield, Joanne Carson • Ann Wolf, Phyllis Galembo • Julie Pamkowski, Mike Glier • Emmanuel Whyte, Kathy High • Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Phil Knoll • Cotter Luppi, Michael Marston • Jason Kates van Staveren, Susan Mastrangelo • Dena Paige Fischer, Ed Mayer • Matt Crane, Sue Muskat • Stephanie Anderson, Langdon Quin • Ford Bailey, Oliver Wasow • Rita Koehler.
Other events + exhibitions
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