Karen Brummund:
401 Harrison Street

September 6- November 4, 2012
Thursday – Saturday, dusk to 11pm
UVP Everson, Everson Museum Plaza
401 Harrison Street, Syracuse, NY

Urban Video Project, Light Work, and the Everson Museum of Art are pleased to present the video 401 Harrison Streetby Karen Brummund at the UVP Everson site as part of The Other New York: 2012. This exhibition is part of a community-wide, multi-venue biennial exhibition that is the result of a major collaboration among fourteen art organizations in Syracuse. This ambitious project aims to highlight the rich talent of artists across Upstate New York, with a special focus on Central New York.

As part of TONY 2012, Karen Brummund will give an artist talk at the Everson’s Hosmer Auditorium on Tuesday, October 2 at 6:20pm in conjunction with a special Tuesday night UVP screening of her work on the plaza.

For a complete list of participating TONY venues and exhibition dates, go to: everson.org.

Artist’s Statement

The Everson is I.M. Peiʼs first museum commission. His art museums are commonly seen as art objects for art objects. They are sculptures in the landscape. Shortly after the Everson, Pei built the Johnson Museum of Art in Ithaca. In the 1960s, Pei continued to work in “the other New York,” including campus buildings in Syracuse, Fredonia, Rochester, and Buffalo. Whether one is walking across campus or through parking lots, watching the sunset or desolate streetscapes, Peiʼs geometry and concrete offer a visual dialogue with the environment.

In this site-specific video installation, images of the form and materials of both art museums are projected onto the Everson Museum. The images capture the light, surfaces, and depth of the architecture. The video uses images from two different buildings, analyzing how Peiʼs ideas bridge individual communities. These disparate places are abstractly connected through the architect’s development. The plaza is not only infused with the presence of Pei’s forms, but also the conversation that takes place through his practice.

About the Artist

Karen Brummund is a visual artist who works with ideas about drawing, time, and space. Like her work with Pezo von Ellrichsausen Architects in Chile, Brummund creates time-based drawings of architecture. Photocopies, drawings, or videos of the building cover the building itself. Each public installation inspires a new dialogue about the place, its history and representation. Brummund’s commissions include Atlanta Celebrates Photography, the Sirius Art Centre in Ireland, the Brady Centre in London, and Burchfield-Penney in Buffalo. Each project includes public, participatory, and studio based artworks. Photographs and videos of her public installations have show in venues like the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester (2010), The Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse (2008), and the East End Film Festival in London (2007). She received her Masters of Arts in Fine Arts from the University of East London and is a 2010 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Architecture and Environmental Structures.

For more info on Karen Brummund, please visit the artist’s website: www.karenbrummund.com