ISCP TalkMay 23, 2023, 6–7pm
Artists at Work: Dana Robinson, Nathaniel Donnett and Shanekia McIntosh with Allison Glenn
For this Artists at Work, ISCP residents Dana Robinson, Nathaniel Donnett and Shanekia McIntosh will give presentations about their recent work and engage each other in a conversation moderated by independent curator Allison Glenn.
A Q&A with the audience will follow.
Dana Robinson is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn who combines vintage materials, found objects, and paint to explore themes of Blackness, womanhood, and ownership. She has exhibited work at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City; Texas State University, San Marcos; and 92nd Street YMCA and Selena’s Mountain, New York, among others.
Nathaniel Donnett’s interdisciplinary practice explores imagination, notions of being, the in/exterior, and race through metaphysical and phenomenological spaces. His work challenges tradition using abstraction and vernacular forms. Donnett recontextualizes materials and meaning by delving into subjects rooted in sociopolitical-cultural concerns and liminal spaces. He has exhibited work at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; Project Row Houses, Houston; and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, among others.
Shanekia McIntosh is a multidisciplinary artist with a focus on poetry. Her work explores the intersection of passivity and action, apathy and empathy, as well as capitalism’s dehumanizing capacities, with the goal of cultivating space for afro-futurism, empathetic political actions, and accessibility. She has exhibited work at the New Museum, New York; Collar Works, New York; and Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, among others.
Allison Glenn is a curator and writer focusing on the intersection of art and publics, through public art, biennials, special projects, and major new commissions by a wide range of contemporary artists. She is one of the curators for the Counterpublic 2023 triennial in St. Louis, presenting the work of Sir David Adjaye OM OBE, Matthew Angelo Harrison, Mendi + Keith Obadike, and Maya Stovall, in collaboration with The Griot Museum of Black History and the George B. Vashon Museum. In 2021, Glenn also curated Promise, Witness, Remembrance at the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, an exhibition that reflected on the life of Breonna Taylor and centered on her portrait painted by Amy Sherald.
This program is supported, in part, by National Endowment for the Arts; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; Hartfield Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts and the New York State Legislature; James Rosenquist Foundation; Wilhelm Family Foundation; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.
Accessibility information: Please note that the entrance to ISCP has seven steps and a ramp, which is ADA compliant. There are seven artist studios and one exhibition space which can be accessed on the first floor of ISCP. There is an accessible bathroom on the first floor at the end of the hallway, up one step, where the artist studios are located. To access the second floor there is a
A staircase with a grab bar installed on the right side with 22 steps. The second floor has 22 artist and curator studios, one exhibition space, and a lounge where remarks by our guest speaker will take place. To access the third floor there is a staircase with a grab bar installed on the right side with 24 steps. The third floor has five artist and curator studios. ISCP can access a freight elevator to bring visitors between the first and second floors on request.
ISCP can offer two reserved parking spaces on request for people with disabilities. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a parking space and/or freight elevator usage.