Posted by Lori Zimmer on Art Nerd NY.
I’m honored to have been invited to be a judge for an incredible residency and exhibition opportunity at the Solo(s) Project House, a venue in Newark, NJ that pushes beyond the white cube and instead encourages experimentation, avant-garde performances and an abandonment of limitations. I strongly urge artists to apply who have projects in mind that a traditional gallery may dismiss (ie. if they are “unsellable”) and take this opportunity to create something that is about expression, and not commercialization of your art work. Good Luck!
An Open Call to all artists to fill the Solo(s) Project House 2014 project and exhibit roster.
Solo(s) Project House is a space dedicated to showcasing and elevating creative individuals and or groups that can produce a unified exhibit. Exhibitions focus on the individual and or collective and their strength to utilize a raw space and subsequently to produce a strong “solo” show. Each exhibition is referred to as a “project”, since the entire exhibit is constructed, documented and ultimately exhibited in the SPH main gallery. The duration of each project is approximately 6 weeks, with a week to install and a week to breakdown. Each project will open with a reception and close with an artist talk.
NEW: All SPH 2014-15 selected Solo(s) will be matched with a Manhattan solo exhibition at sister space, S & J Project(s) located at 191 Henry St. New York, NY.
A carefully selected jury will choose applicants. JURORS INCLUDE: LORI ZIMMER, ART NERD NEW YORK | JAMES PREZ, INDEPENDENT CURATOR & ARTIST | NICK KLINE, ARTIST | DANIEL PATRICK HELMSTETTER, SPH FRIEND, ARTIST & POET.
Meet the jury by clicking HERE.
HOW TO APPLY:
Choose a Time slot
1) Spring Exhibition, April 2014 – June 2014
2) Summer Residency, 2 months of FREE Studio Space in July & August
+ Sept. Exhibition (**Accommodates TWO artists**)
3) Fall Exhibition in conjunction with NAC Annual Open Doors Tour,
October 2014 – Dec 2014.
4) Winter Exhibition, December 2014 – Feb 2015
Applicants must submit the following items by Friday, December 20, 2013 to Calls@solosprojecthouse.com. Please write: “2014 CALL” in the subject line and indicate which exhibition you are submitting for. (Please limit to 1)
The Following Items:
(1) Contact Information
(2) Artist CV
(3) Statement about Proposed Project
(4) 3 — 5 Images of Past Work
Download Call As A PDF HERE.
All submissions must include a $35.00 processing fee. Payments can be submitted through paypal, by check or credit card. Click here for paypal: http://bit.ly/1bavsPY
MEET THE 2014 JURY
DANIEL PATRICK HELMSTETTER | SPH FRIEND & ARTIST
Daniel Patrick Helmstetter is a New Jersey based poet with a paintbrush. Rather than an image on a canvas, his work is a poetic spark of an excavated emotion, engaging the viewer and inviting them to paint the picture themselves. Daniel is the author of ‘A Return To Mothers Love’ and ‘Bodies of Water’. His paintings have been featured in galleries, installations, magazines, and academic publications throughout America and Mexico. His website is www.danielpatrick.org
JAMES PREZ | INDEPENDENT CURATOR & ARTIST
James Prez on James Prez:
“I seriously started making my art in 1973.
Up until that time I was just an art fiddler.
I have made at least one piece a day since 1987.
Works have been made utilizing photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed-media, collage, montage, assemblage and frottage.
Currently 27 of my Booktures can be seen at the Mulberry Street Library.
Recently I finished my 500th bookverk and was invited to participate in my 8th (Annual) New York Art Book Fair.I work like I am in great demand.”
LORI ZIMMER | ART NERD NEW YORK
Lori Zimmer is a writer and curator who works actively in the art world on many facets. Aside from creating and writing Art Nerd New York, she also is the Art Editor for Inhabitat.com, “Art Seen” columnist for Patrick McMullan Magazine, and contributing writer for MutualArt, ArtFetch, art.sy, Flavorpill, WhiteHot, Creem and ArtSlant. Lori has regularly curated booths at Scope Art Fair in both Miami and New York, as well as innovative and art historically referenced group shows in New York and abroad. Additionally, she regularly organizes arts oriented events and acts as a liason between artists and commercial projects. She is currently working on a book and a television project.
NICK KLINE | ARTIST
Nick Kline was born in 1968 in Spring Lake, NJ. He received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan in 1992 and a BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 1990. Selected solo exhibitions include: Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; The Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ; The Museum of Art of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR; Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY; Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger, Norway; Sol Mednick Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Uno Art Space, Stuttgart, Germany; and UNTITLED Art Fair 2012, Miami Beach, FL. Selected group exhibitions include: Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA; Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, MN; and Smack Mellon Studios, Brooklyn, NY. Kline is a recipient of 2011 Emergency Grant Award, Foundation for Contemporary Art, NYC. His artists’ publication “Sorry You’re Here,” was a finalist in NATT & DAG Magazine’s, Norway, National Book of the Year Award, 2012. His artists’ publications can be found at Printed Matter, NYC and are in permanent collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Artexte and Banff Center. Kline’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Time-Out NY, The PhotoReview, Frankfurter Rundschau Magazine, among others. In 2014-15 Kline will have shows at S&J Projects, New York, NY; Occurrence Gallery, Montreal, Canada; Another Space, Copenhagen, Denmark and will be Artist-in-Residence at Center for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic. He resides in New York, NY and is an Assistant Professor, Photography, Rutgers University-Newark. Kline’s work is represented by De La Cruz Projects, San Jose, Costa Rica.
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