June 29–September 27, 2016

Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens: Measures of Inequity

Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens’ exhibition Measures of Inequity will feature a series of sculptures that give material form to the abstract diagrams used to map the unequal distribution of wealth. Ibghy & Lemmens are interested in forms of thought–ways of reasoning, systems of classification and the measurement of socioeconomic status–and how these forms create, adopt and reproduce knowledge.

Inequality is one of today’s most controversial and widely discussed issues, especially during this election year in the United States. The starting point for these new works are economic diagrams and graphs mostly from the last thirty years that the artists have culled from academic journals. These sculptures vividly render the ways that neoliberal economic policies during this time have reinforced uneven access to employment, education, health services as well as other resources.

The exhibition includes more than twenty geometric sculptures built from everyday materials including string, wooden sticks and colored plastic; their handwritten titles reflect the data they are based on such as Income Inequality in the United States 1910-2010; Class, Cultural Capital and Social Reproduction and Disparities in Access to Care for Selected Groups. Melding historical information with future speculation, the exhibition breaks down complex data into intuitively readable objects, challenging the way that information is constructed.

Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens’ work has been shown at the 14th Istanbul Biennial SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms, 2015; La Biennale de Montréal, L’avenir (looking forward), 2014; 27th Images Festival, Toronto, 2014; Manif d’art 7: Quebec City Biennial, 2014; La Filature, Scène Nationale, Mulhouse, France, 2013-14; Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Norway, 2013; Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, 2012; and the 10th Sharjah Biennial, 2011. Their recent solo exhibitions were held at Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Montreal, 2016; VOX, Montreal, 2014; Trinity Square Video, Toronto, 2014; La Bande Video, Quebec City, 2014; Forrest City Gallery, London, Ontario, 2013; Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, 2012; and G Gallery, Toronto, 2012.

This exhibition is curated by Kari Conte, Director of Programs and Exhibitions.

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Public Programs

September 27, 6:30—8pm: Closing reception and exhibition walkthrough with artists Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens and curator Kari Conte.

This program is supported, in part, by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Greenwich Collection, Ltd., New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Opening Reception: Jun 28, 2016, 6–8pm
Open Hours: Wednesday–Friday, 12–6pm
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Participating Residents

June 21, 2016, 6:30–8:00

Un Verano en Nueva York: A Room For Doubt Finissage

Lugar a Dudas presents a closing reception for their ISCP residency, featuring a book fair and live radio broadcast.

A selection of artists’ books, catalogs, periodicals and zines from Cali, Colombia will be accessible to the public. In addition, a live online broadcast of music, interviews, and lectures will take place and with the participation of visitors.

Live radio broadcast can be heard here: http://radiolad.listen2myshow.com
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 and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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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