L: Stefanie Nagorka, The Aisle Studio Tour, Baltimore, MD. Listen to NPR interview.
R: Bethany Bristow, Kuala Lumpur, digital c-print mounted on aluminum, 30 x 30" edition of 5 installed November 2005, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Jersey City Museum presents artists & the art scene
Introducing: Mary Birmingham
in Conversation with Stefanie Nagorka and Bethany Bristow
on Public Spaces
Thursday, February 23, 6pm
Both Stefanie Nagorka and Bethany Bristow create temporary installations in public spaces, with work that incorporates elements of performance, sculpture and photography. Bristow makes small sculptures from melted glass, feathers and corn syrup, which she installs in â€œunexpectedâ€ places; Nagorka builds large monolithic structures from paving blocks in the aisles of home building supply stores. Both artists photograph their installations, documenting the interventions, and adding another layer of temporality to their projects. Independent curator, Mary Birmingham discusses the ephemeral nature of these two artistâ€™s work: their use of public spaces, interactive art practices and changing ideas about the display and viewing of art. Free
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