SUNY Purchase College, 2007, MA Contemporary and Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism
I have been independently curating site-specific art shows since 2002, when I curated within the Brewster Project and then curated a show at a high end aquarium dealer Aquatic Creations in Williamsburg. I have curated other shows which concerned personal and social issues at NurtureArt, the Lab Gallery, HQ Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Remote Lounge, and 3rd Ward. I cofounded and was the Director of the Peekskill Project from 2004-2006, through the Hudson Valley Center for the Contemporary Art.
I hope all of my shows are fun events. They incorporate live music, performance and oodles of interaction between and among the artists and public. I have published in ArtUS, NY Arts, and Artillery Magazine. For the past year I have worked in the office of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, who provide recognition for creative teens.
I currently have the following Call for Artists:
Bringin SoHo Back!-A call to artists to send proposals for a site-specific art show in SoHo.
The show is inspired by the mall called SoHo, once an oasis for renegade artists and the original place of the "SoHo Effect." This art show is about shopping, consumerism, and labor issues-- & making wiser consumer choices to contest these anti-ecological and inhumane forces. The curator is looking for artists to tackle these dynamic and dramatic forces and get people to realize their consumer responsibility and power!
New and nutty forms of site-specific art are most welcome: web based, new media and projects which involve the public, such as: stand-up comedy interventions, political dance parties, Reverend Billy behavior, journals, comics and cartoons, consumer reports, games, environmental and green art, etc.
This show will be proposed for ISE Foundation, located at 555 Broadway, just below Prince in SoHo. Please email me a brief description of your proposed project by Monday, July 28. Participants for the proposal will be notified mid-August and will be asked to send more information by the end of August.
Thank you for you time! Please pass this on to folks who would be interested.
Alison B. Levy