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  Artist Talk with Nick Marshall
Thursday, March 26, 12p-1p
Project Space


Please bring your lunch and join us for an informal conversation with Nick Marshall about his in-progress work in the VSW Project Space. Nick Marshall’s recent photographs and paintings explore the desire to withdraw from the everyday into representations of the idyllic. With the sea as a backdrop, the work creates imaginative horizons by turning our often absurd attempts to substantiate the ephemeral--air and water--into anonymous or impossible locales. Through the use of consumer house paint and vacation photos, Marshall reveals our cultural attempts to materialize and reconstruct memory and fantasy.

“Turn your bathroom into the retreat of your dreams.” — Sherwin Williams

Nick Marshall is a Western New York based artist whose work explores our cultural attempts to materialize and reconstruct memory and desire. He has taught courses at Alfred University and Rochester Institute of Technology and is currently Manager of Exhibitions and Programs at George Eastman House. Marshall received a BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design and a MFA from RIT.
 

Nathan Lyons on white horse


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Films by Walter Ungerer
Friday, March 27, 7pm
VSW Auditorium

A fixture in the New York City art community and experimental film movement of the 1960’s, Walter Ungerer has been creating independent films that explore themes of nature, humanity, the unknown and the unknowable for more than 50 years. Working within the traditions of personal cinema, experimental narrative and alternative documentary, his films walk the line between fantasy and reality, and create visual and conceptual landscapes that provoke both memory and imagination. His films and videos have been screened at film festivals worldwide, and are included in the collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. A resident of Vermont, Ungerer owns and operates Dark Horse Films, Inc., a non­profit film and video production company that produces and distributes “media as art”.

Ungerer will present a selection of his more recent digital works and will be in attendance. Q&A with filmmaker to follow. Event is open to the public, $5 donation suggested.

Program:
1. CLOUDS (2012) 6:47 min.
2. MONARDA (2010) 10:07 min.
3. KINGSBURY BEACH (1999) 6:21 min.
4. PARVA SED APTA MIHI (2012) 17:02 min.
5. MAUVAIS GARCON/BAD BOY (2012) 17:41 min.
6. GREEN EYE (2012) 6:36 min.
7. ICI (2013) 7:32 min.
8. noCOM (2014) 9:44 min.

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Nick Marshall in Conversation with Tracy Stuber
Wednesday, April 1, 6pm
Research Center

“Turn your bathroom into the retreat of your dreams.” — Sherwin Williams

In the 19th and 20th centuries, tourism proliferated due to rapid developments in transportation and the accessibility of photography. The distant, whether in space or time, became closer at hand. Displayed in albums, printed on Kleenex® boxes, or painted on bedroom walls, the promise of escape soon found its way into our lives at home.

Nick Marshall’s recent photographs and paintings explore the desire to withdraw from the everyday into representations of the idyllic. With the sea as a backdrop, the work creates imaginative horizons by turning our often absurd attempts to substantiate the ephemeral--air and water--into anonymous or impossible locales. Through the use of consumer house paint and vacation photos, Marshall reveals our cultural attempts to materialize and reconstruct memory and fantasy.

Nick Marshall is a Western New York based artist whose work explores our cultural attempts to materialize and reconstruct memory and desire. He has taught courses at Alfred University and Rochester Institute of Technology and is currently Manager of Exhibitions and Programs at George Eastman House. Marshall received a BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design and a MFA from RIT.

Tracy Stuber is a PhD student in the Visual and Cultural Studies Program at the University of Rochester.

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  FIRST FRIDAY _e_scapes (Closing event)
By Nick Marshall
Friday, April 3, 6p-9p

“Turn your bathroom into the retreat of your dreams.” — Sherwin Williams

In the 19th and 20th centuries, tourism proliferated due to rapid developments in transportation and the accessibility of photography. The distant, whether in space or time, became closer at hand. Displayed in albums, printed on Kleenex® boxes, or painted on bedroom walls, the promise of escape soon found its way into our lives at home.

Nick Marshall’s recent photographs and paintings explore the desire to withdraw from the everyday into representations of the idyllic. With the sea as a backdrop, the work creates imaginative horizons by turning our often absurd attempts to substantiate the ephemeral--air and water--into anonymous or impossible locales. Through the use of consumer house paint and vacation photos, Marshall reveals our cultural attempts to materialize and reconstruct memory and fantasy.

 

 

Experimental Video from the VSW Collection
Friday, April 3, 7pm
VSW Auditorium

VSW has an extensive collection of video works dating back to the 1960s. Join us for an evening of early videos made
by artists interested in exploring the perceptual thresholds that this “new” medium could offer. Works will be shown in their original formats! Event is open to the public, $5 donation suggested.

   

WALKING HOME BACKWARDS
Eric Fleischauer
Saturday, April 11, 7pm
VSW Auditorium

Chicago-based artist eric fleischauer will screen a selection of moving image works which use strategies including humor, appropriation, and media archeology to examine how technological “evolution” shapes both our exterior and interior worlds.

Spanning more than a decade, taken collectively this program not only traces the arc of an artist’s ideas and research, but it becomes a mirror reflecting a unique cultural portrait as seen through a single set of eyes but a variety of lenses.

   

Framing Sounds with Chris Lynn
Saturday, April 18, 7pm
VSW Auditorium

A sonic journey through Super 8 and digital landscapes with Washington D.C.-based filmmaker and composer Chris Lynn. Filmmaker in attendance. Event is open to the public, $5 donation suggested.

   

Hybrid Cinema with Michael A. Morris
Friday, May 8, 7pm
VSW Auditorium

Dallas-based filmmaker Mike Morris combines analog and digital technologies to create a unique form of audio-visual phenomenology. His work in film and video responds to the rapid changes in how moving images are experienced in the 21st century. Filmmaker in attendance.
Event is open to the public, $5 donation suggested.

   

Live Cinema Performances
Saturday, May 9, 7pm
VSW Auditorium

A multi-media event including live film, video, sound, and light performances by local and national media artists. Event is open to the public, $5 donation suggested.

   

Films by Rose Lowder
Curated by Tara Merenda Nelson
Friday, March 29, 7pm


16mm films by French experimental filmmaker Rose Lowder. Curated by VSW Artist-In-Residence Tara Merenda Nelson. Event is open to the public, $5 donation suggested.

 
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