June 16–July 22, 2016

The Demon of Regret: New Works by Joseph Buckley

For his solo exhibition, current resident and New York Community Trust Van Lier fellow, Joseph Buckley, showcases four new works in ISCP’s first floor Project Space. Joseph Buckley’s writing, sculpture and video works draw from a myriad of sources, including daily life, societal horrors and mainstream media. His work is also heavily influenced by science fiction, fantasy and post-colonial theory. Buckley uses cartoons and a bright color palette to allow distance and space for viewers’ reflective consideration of darker aspects of humanity.

The installation is comprised of four works: a floor piece, a relief sculpture on facing walls, a large cabinet of drawings and a video. Upon entering The Demon of Regret, visitors are immediately surrounded by, and begin walking on a bright red plastic floor. The vinyl red floor of No News News ties the room together, with cardboard boxes splayed throughout the space, coated in hand-drawn images derived from line drawings by survivors of North Korean prison camps. Buckley considers the space itself as a battleground between two opposing but interconnecting forces. The sculptural work, My Clone Sons are wall mounted relief sculptures of curators and auctioneers based on characters created in Buckley’s previous work. In an industrial display case containing a series of drawings, ElfOrc Box, we see the transition of a person into one of J. R. R. Tolkien’s orcs: “a race of sentient upright beings, former elves captured and tortured into monsters.” In the final work in the exhibition, the video The Black Bastard Bacchus, a club security guard holds an audience back while simultaneously reciting stories Buckley has written.

Buckley aims to develop a continuum of work so that throughout his practice the pieces of his oeuvre are interconnected. His wide-ranging artwork is purposefully self-referential while at the same time reflects his keen attention to the outside world.

Joseph Buckley (born 1990 in Ellesmere Port, England) studied at Leeds College of Art and Goldsmiths, University of London, graduating in 2010 and 2013 respectively. In 2013 he moved to the United States where he graduated from Yale School of Art in 2015. Recent solo presentations of work include Pervert’s Lament as part of Time Item: Sculpture Thesis 2015, Green Gallery, Yale School of Art; and One Sixth Of A Series Of Elegies: V,??, & XVII: Retcon! Retcon! Retcon!, &Model Gallery, Leeds, England. Recent group exhibitions include Wet Eyes, Meyohas, New York; Most Loathed, 3401 Lee Street, Los Angeles; and A Small Group Show of American and British Artists, Space Space Gallery, Tokyo.

This exhibition is coordinated by Juliana Cope, Development and Programs Manager, ISCP.

Public discussion: Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 6:30–8pm. Joseph Buckley and Julian Lucas, Associate Editor at Cabinet Magazine, will discuss the exhibition and its references.

The Demon of Regret: New Works by Joseph Buckley is made possible through the generous support of the New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund, the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Opening Reception: Jun 15, 2016, 6:30–8:30
Open Hours: Wednesday–Friday, 12–6pm
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Participating Residents

June 14, 2016, 6:30–9pm

Caligari Film Club

Diana Torres and Ivan Tovar from Lugar a Dudas introduce recent Colombian cinema at ISCP.

Lugar a Dudas presents a one-day condensed version of the Caligari Film Club, a long-running cinema group from Cali, Colombia that has been part of Lugar a Dudas’ program for more than ten years. Film clubs in Cali were initiated in the 1960s by writer Andrés Caicedo and Grupo de Cali. Caligary Film Club features two genres of cinema: fiction film and auteur cinema. With two weekly screenings, the film club serves as a platform for local film production, aligned with Lugar a Dudas’ concept of educación sin escuela (education without school). Important Colombian film figures including Oscar Ruiz Navia, Natalia Imery and César Acevedo have all participated.

Film Program:

La Tierra y La Sombra, directed by César Acevedo, 2015. Film. Awarded the Cámera d’Or, Cannes Film Festival.

El Proyecto del Diablo, directed by Oscar Campo, 1999. Film.

Alén, directed by Natalia Imery, 2014. Film.

El Susurro de Un Abedul, directed by Diana Montenegro, 2015. Film.

This program is supported, in part, by New York City Council District 34, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

June 7, 2016, 6:30–8pm

Brooklyn Commons: Fred Tomaselli and Carl Boutard

Brooklyn Commons, an ongoing discussion series at ISCP, presents intellectual and artistic pairings between the established Brooklyn-based artist community and ISCP residents. This series puts artists in conversation who have not shared a dialogue in the past and focuses on cultural practitioners living and working in Brooklyn, both long- and short-term.

On June 7th, Fred Tomaselli and Carl Boutard will discuss their work, nature, site-specificity, adaptation, and making ephemeral materials permanent.

Fred Tomaselli explores perception, reality dislocation and the broken dreams of utopianism in colorful, complex works that utilize painting, photo collage, newsprint and unorthodox materials. Tomaselli has recently participated in solo projects at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas; the University of Michigan Art Museum of Art; and the Orange County Museum of Art. In 2010, his work was the subject of a 25-year survey at the Aspen Art Museum, which traveled to the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, and the Brooklyn Museum. His work has been shown in museums and galleries around the world. Tomaselli lives and works in Brooklyn and is represented by New York’s James Cohan Gallery and London’s White Cube Gallery.

Carl Boutard’s practice shows the artist’s steady longing for the outdoors. With installations using drawings, sculpture and text he observes and reflects on the relationship between human beings, nature and culture. A recurring theme is that which is about to disappear, that which possesses aura and authenticity, both visually and from the point of view of content. During his residency at ISCP, Boutard has stepped away from his usual sculptural materials of bronze and wood, forming a new body of work made from paper and cardboard. Separating and recombining cardboard boxes into larger sequential constructions, the artist has created a production process mimicking the workings of nature at the molecular level. Boutard lives and works in Berlin and is represented by Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm. He has completed public art commissions in Sweden and Germany and his work has been exhibited at The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2011; Lunds Konsthall, 2010, 2011; and Artipelag, Stockholm, 2014. He earned his BA at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and graduated with an MFA from the Malmö Art Academy. He also holds a BS in Architecture from The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

Brooklyn Commons is organized by Kari Conte, ISCP Director of Programs and Exhibitions.

The next Brooklyn Commons discussion will take place on July 26th and will feature Tehching Hsieh and Alicia Frankovich.

This program is supported, in part, by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
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