December 2019 Residency and Exhibition

Moby Dick - The Unbearable Whiteness of Being

at M. David & Co.

Clockwise from top left: Jane Cornish Smith, Cover Up, 2016, 48"x34"x10", encaustic and oil on crocheted paper  Susan Poirier, Discarded Series No. 3, 2019, 10"x10”, cold wax, oil, marble dust and sand on cardboard Francesca Schwartz, To Be Revealed, 2019, 80"x2"x43", chiffon, kozo paper, paint and pins Cynthia Sparrenberger, What Remains #2, 2019 22”X30” photo/collage, oil-stick, cold wax and graphite on paper Susan Sponsler-Carstarphen, Untitled, photography, 2019, 20x24  Lindy Wood, What’s Beneath, 2019, 35"x20"x11", oil, enamel, thread, leaves, canvas Barry Katz, Untitled, 2019, 22"x15"x5", Encaustic over plaster Jean Hauptman, Waning Gibbous, 2019, 14"x16",paper, wire and pigment

Clockwise from top left:
Jane Cornish Smith, Cover Up, 2016, 48"x34"x10", encaustic and oil on crocheted paper
Susan Poirier, Discarded Series No. 3, 2019, 10"x10”, cold wax, oil, marble dust and sand on cardboard
Francesca Schwartz, To Be Revealed, 2019, 80"x2"x43", chiffon, kozo paper, paint and pins
Cynthia Sparrenberger, What Remains #2, 2019 22”X30” photo/collage,
oil-stick, cold wax and graphite on paper
Susan Sponsler-Carstarphen, Untitled, photography, 2019, 20x24
Lindy Wood, What’s Beneath, 2019, 35"x20"x11", oil, enamel, thread, leaves, canvas
Barry Katz, Untitled, 2019, 22"x15"x5", Encaustic over plaster
Jean Hauptman, Waning Gibbous, 2019, 14"x16",paper, wire and pigment

An immersive experience in Critical Thinking and Professional Practices with Michael David

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 through Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Opening Reception Friday, December 13th, 6pm to 9pm

Exhibition Continues:
Saturday, December 14th – Exhibition continues 11am to 6pm   

Sunday, December 15th - Exhibition continues 11am to 6pm

Congrats to the Participants:

Jane Cornish Smith
Susan Poirier
Francesca Schwartz
Cynthia Sparrenberger
Susan Sponsler
Lindy Wood
Barry Katz
Jean Hauptman


David Cohen will be with us for a crit Thursday, December 12th 11am to 3pm. Please join us!

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David Cohen is editor and publisher of artcritical as well as a regular contributor. He is founder-moderator of The Review Panel, the critics' forum hosted by Brooklyn Public Library (formerly National Academy Museum, New York, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia) and podcast here at artcritical. He was Gallery Director at the New York Studio School from 2001-10 and art critic and
contributing editor at the New York Sun from 2003-08.

Born in London and educated at the University of Sussex and at the Courtauld Institute of Art, David wrote for leading newspapers and magazines in England and around the world before emigrating to the United States in 1999. His books include "Serban Savu" (Hatje Cantz verlag, 2011) and "Alex Katz Collages: A catalogue raisonné" (Colby College Museum of Art, 2005).


Kara Rooney will be with us for a crit Friday, December 13th noon to 4pm. Please join us!

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Kara Rooney is a Brooklyn-based artist and critic working in performance, sculpture and new media installation. Her visual work has been widely exhibited in international and domestic venues including Fridman Gallery, NY; TOTAH, NY; Driscoll Babcock Gallery, NY; A.I.R. Gallery, NY; the Chelsea Art Museum, NY; the International Women’s Museum, CA; the Jersey City Museum, NJ; the Montclair Art Museum, NJ; the Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey; and the Karamay Museum of Fine Arts, Xin Jiang, China. She has been an artist in residence at Palazzo Monti, Brescia, IT; the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program (2015-16); the MeetFactory, Prague, CZ; La Quiñonera, Mexico City, MEX; the Queens College Art Center, NY; among others. She is a Santo Foundation Individual Artist Grant recipient (2014) and her critical writings have been published in Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic and M/E/A/N/I/N/G. Rooney earned her MFA from the School of Visual Arts and is an Editor Emeritus for The Brooklyn Rail.


Jennifer Samet will be with us for a crit on Sunday, December 15th, 2pm to 6pm - please join us !

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Jennifer Samet s a New York City-based art historian, curator, and writer. She is the director of research at Eric Firestone Gallery. She also lectures at the New York Studio School. She is the author of the column “Beer with a Painter,” in Hyperallergic Weekend Edition.


*The focus of this residency will be an immersive experience in Critical Thinking and Professional Practices. Michael will be working with participants one-on-one via Skype, Facebook video or Facetime in advance of the Residency to studio visit, dialog and produce the work in preparation for the residency exhibition. The work will be then transported to the gallery for install.

*We will go to as many openings as possible and see as many shows as possible.

*During the Residency, Michael will be discussing your work with you individually and as a group, helping you to think more critically about your work, helping to prepare you for your talk and presentation and targeting specific Professional Practices which best apply to your trajectory.

*During the day we will go to artist studios, Galleries, The Dia Foundation and have guest critiques from distinguished critics and artists TBA.

*Participants will do a PowerPoint presentation about their work and their practice to the group

*There will be an invitation going out to the public along with a facebook event invitation for the exhibition.

*The residency will include approximately 8 artists with approximately 2 works each in the exhibition

About 

The goal of these residencies is to provide you the time to focus on your work away from the distractions of day-to-day routines and to participate in the shared energy of like-minded artists as you take your work to new levels and prepare for your exhibition at M. David & Co.  

Theme:: Moby Dick - The Unbearable Whiteness of Being

Location

M. David & Co., 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Submission

Admission to this program will be done by a digital portfolio and website review.

Please submit via email to Michael David at: michael@mdavidandco.com the following:

a. 6 to 8 images of your work 72dpi x 1200pixels on the longest side

b. A statement on what you hope to get out of the residency and thoughts on work you would like to develop

c. Website

d. Resume

e. Contact info

Further follow up will be done with Michael David at michael@mdavidandco.com

Cost

The cost of this Residency is $1500. Please write to Bonny Leibowitz, Residency Director - bonny@bonnyleibowitz.com for additional info.

Timeline

It is advised to get your submission in early

Notifications by email or phone, as your portfolio is reviewed

RSVP / confirmation required upon acceptance into the Residency and payment options will be provided. This residency needs to be paid in full upon acceptance.

This residency will include approximately 8 artists. If your submission is not accepted this go round, it will be considered for future dates. The vision for each residency is unique and your submission may very well be more fitting for another date. The residency has proven to be an important life changing experience for participants.

Questions

Please reach out to Bonny Leibowitz, Residency Director with questions at bonny@bonnyleibowitz.com. Further follow up will be done with Michael David at michael@mdavidandco.com

About Michael David

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Michael David has been exhibiting internationally since 1981, first with the historic Sidney Janis and then with M. Knoedler & Co. for over three decades. Exhibiting widely throughout the United States and Europe his work has been the subject of much curatorial and critical acclaim. 
 
A Guggenheim Fellow, his work is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Houston Museum Of Contemporary Art, The Denver Museum of Contemporary ART, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Jewish Museum of Art in NYC ,The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among many others and was the subject of a one-person exhibition at the Aspen Museum in Colorado.

His work can be found in numerous prominent private collections as well.
 
During  the last decade David established the Fine Arts Workshop in Atlanta creating an immersive educational program, teaching on a one to one basis while building communities of artists helping them to develop their individual voices and sharpen their professional practices.  

Since 2014 David has established, directed and curated two of the most successful Galleries in Brooklyn; Life On Mars and M. David & Co. The gallery’s programming focuses on exhibitions featuring the inter-generational relationship between artists, a residency program, artist talks and has become an extension and deepening of David's painting practice and his life as an artist, curator and educator.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_David_(painter)

M. David & Co. - 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Michael David, Director - michael@mdavidandco.com

Bonny Leibowitz, Residency Director - bonny@bonnyleibowitz.com