Open Studios 2010

Open Studios 2010

The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts

Photos clockwise from top right: EFA artist in her studio; Yuken Teruya “Corner Forest” installation view; Samira Abbassy in her studio; Open Studios 2008.

October 9, 2010

EFA Open Studios 2010

Opening Reception:
Thursday, October 14, 6:00-10:00pm
Open Studios:
Friday, October 15, 6:00-9:00pm
Open Studios:
Saturday, October 16, 1:00-5:00pm

323 W. 39th Street
New York, NY 10018


Samira Abbassy, Amina Ahmed, Clytie Alexander, Marianne Barcellona, Jaq Belcher, Jimbo Blachly, Patty Cateura, Heejung Cho, Sang-ah Choi, Cecile Chong, Patricia Collins, David Collins, Vicky Colombet, Michael Eade, Cui Fei, Suzan Frecon, Beth Ganz, Del Geist, Lauren Gohara, Ana Golici, Nicolae Golici, Mahmoud Hamadani, David Greg Harth, Pablo Helguera, Marietta Hoferer, Alice Hope, Jeff Hoppa, Catherine Howe, Eunjung Hwang, Hong Seon Jang, Susan Jennings, Richard Jochum, Tamiko Kawata, Jane Kent, Jena Kim, Noah Klersfeld, Kristian Kozul, Greg Kwiatek, Sarah Leahy, Patricia Leighton, Dan Levenson, Dominic Mangila, Katinka Mann, Morgan O’Hara, Jihyun Park, Dane Patterson, Gary Petersen, Thomas Pihl, Scott Reynolds, Jaye Rhee, Dorothy Robinson, Aristides Ruiz, Hilda Shen, Karina Skvirsky, Adam Parker Smith, Howard Smith, Suzanne Song, Xin Song, David Storey, Sali Taylor, Dannielle Tegeder, Scott Teplin, Yuken Teruya, Austin Thomas, Hank Willis Thomas, Mark Tribe, Liselot van der Heijden, Carlos Vega, Marjorie Welish, Bryan Whitney, Saya Woolfalk

The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program’s annual Open Studios event offers visitors a rare portal into the artists’ creative habitat and a unique opportunity for the public to witness our vibrant and diverse community of 71 contemporary artists. Rarely can the public visit so many internationally recognized artists working under one roof in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.

“The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts has created and generously funded a middle-of-the-metropolis, state-of-the-art fusion of the Bateau Lavoir and the Salk Institute. EFA studios’ amazingly rich and creative stew of opportunities, sensibilities, media, personalities, and outputs is a truly wondrous, artist-services operation that should be lavishly lauded.”
Patterson Sims, Independent Curator

Animating the surface with interplay of color and form, Suzan Frecon‘s sensual paintings are infused with vitality. Suzan (EFAS member since 2004) skillfully crafts and thoughtfully composes the pared down aesthetic of each painting, giving weight to essential elements such as hue, tone, and sheen.

Using the full force of our inter-connective culture and the multitude of materials and genres from which to communicate, Pablo Helguera (EFAS Member since 2003) adopts the format of the lecture, cartoons, museum display strategies, theater performances and written fiction to investigate the relationship between history, culture, and language.

In his meticulously rendered pen & ink drawings, Scott Teplin (EFAS Member since 2000) creates a universe of phantasmagorical curvilinear mazes. Unpopulated interiors and wrecked cars seem weightless and lace-like, diffusing the severity of the subject matter.

Hank Willis Thomas (EFAS member since 2010) expertly uses the Pavlovian lure of advertising to inject annotations on consumer culture and the African American experience. Reworking the ever-present images of our commerce infused landscape, Hank points a mirror toward our shared cultural experience, reflecting the inherent meanings we absorb like candy.

EFA Studio Program’s multitude of member artists work in a sweeping range of styles, mediums, and subject matter, offering a significant slice of contemporary art culture in a single setting. Open Studios 2010 provides an opportunity to meet the artists, witness the process and see where the art is created.

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About EFA Studio Program:
Founded in 1998 as a program of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, The EFA Studio Program was created to provide affordable studio space within a community of artists, facilitate career development, and promote public and critical exposure for our members. The EFA Studio Program is housed in eight floors of the EFA building located in Midtown Manhattan’s Fashion District. The Studio Program maintains 80 subsidized artist studios of various size and shape for up to 80 member-artists selected by a jury of respected arts professionals, through a competitive application process.

About EFA:
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) is a 501 (c) (3) public charity. Through its three core programs, EFA Studios, EFA Project Space, and the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, EFA is dedicated to providing artists across all disciplines with space, tools and a cooperative forum for the development of individual practice.

EFA Open Studios 2010 is funded in part by the New York Department of Cultural Affairs, the Boston Beer Company, Vasari Classic Artists’ Oils, and many generous individuals.

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