Light Work UVP and the Everson Museum of Art are pleased to present a collaborative exhibition of new and past works by multimedia artist Saya Woolfalk created for Light Work UVP.
Woolfalk’s work will be on view in the Everson Museum’s Cloud-Wampler and Robineau Galleries form February 6 – May 1, 2016 and at Urban Video Project’s permanent outdoor architectural projection venue on the Everson plaza from April 7 – May 28, 2016.
In conjunction with the dual exhibitions, Woolfalk will give an artist talk at the Everson on Thursday, April 14, 6:30pm. This event is FREE & OPEN to the public. Reception follows.
Woolfalk’s exhibition will be the closing exhibition of UVP 2015-16: We Were Never Human, a year-long exploration of the changing idea of what it means to be human.
About the Work
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Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Saya Woolfalk has spent a decade creating a fictional utopian universe that blends science fiction, fantasy and cultural anthropology to create a mythos that imagines the culture of tech savvy plant-human hybrids called the Empathics. UVP and the Everson present the latest chapter in Woolfalk’s ongoing narrative, including new video and fabric-based prints made at Light Work in 2015, as well as earlier video and sculptural works that provide an overview of the story to date.
The video on view at Light Work UVP was commissioned by Light Work and completed in part through the generous support of S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
For more information on the indoor exhibition in the Everson’s Cloud-Wampler and Robineau Galleries, go to: everson.org
About the Artist
Saya Woolfalk holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Born in Japan, Woolfalk grew up in Scarsdale, New York and currently works in Manhattan. Her work has been shown in group shows and solo exhibitions, including at the Montclair Art Museum; the Studio Museum in Harlem; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY; Sugar Hill Children’s Museum, NY; and MoMA PS1.
She is represented by Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects.
Woolfalk’s residency was made possible through the generous support of Light Work and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Her talk is co-sponsored by the Syracuse University Humanities Center and School of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series. All UVP exhibitions are made possible through the generous support of the New York State Council for the Arts.
Woolfalk’s work appears courtesy of Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects
This exhibition was supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.