Curated by Tom Kotik
We view the world through our own unique lens. Both physically and psychologically, the world appears a myriad of different ways depending on who is doing the viewing. The six artists in SYNC reflect their own creative and highly perceptive interpretations of the world through the work they have created for this exhibition.
August 3 – September 11 | 300 Madison
September 14 – October 16 | 245 Park Avenue
October 19 – November 13 | One Liberty Plaza
Cait Carouge, “Not the Object of its Desire but its Setting”
Cait Carouge lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been shown both locally and nationally, most recently at the Knockdown Center in Queens, New York. She completed undergraduate work at Boston University and Maryland Institute College of Art, and received her MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2014.
Lauren Clay, “Sanskara”
Lauren Clay is an artist currently living and working in Brooklyn. She received an MFA in 2007 from Virginia Commonwealth University and BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2004. Recent projects include a solo exhibition, Drishti at Grounds for Sculpture, in Hamilton, NJ. Other solo exhibitions include Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York; Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta; and Tilt Gallery and Project Space, Portland, OR. Group exhibitions include the Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Shelburne Museum, Vermont, and Abrons Art Center, New York.
Beth Fiedorek, “Iceberg”
Beth Fiedorek is a painter, sculptor and performance artist. In today’s banality, communication, consumption, and disconnection, her work relays personal feelings of restlessness, confusion, curiosity, and delusion, through the use of human figures which blend the real and the imaginary. Her work has been to New York’s FIGMENT festival and shown in Brooklyn and Philadelphia. She is a recent participant in the Chashama North residency, and she has studied at the New York Art Students’ League, Urban Glass, and Yale University, where she earned her B.A. in Studio Art.
Hess, “From Sea to Shining Sea”
Cara Heslip, the artist we all know by the name of Hess, was born in Zimbabwe in 1982. She received her BFA from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA and her MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Hess’ work embraces Camp as a mode of enjoyment. Camp appreciates the unnatural, thus allowing a freedom in failure. We live in a society continually flooded with new products and services. The accessibility of these products renders them valueless as individuals. Hess uses mass produced throw away materials in exaggerated ways to create new, yet unresolved experiences. By combining elements of kitsch and popular culture, she creates sculptures that engage the senses, evoking a market driven nostalgia for another time and place. Hess currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Courtney Tramposh, “Syncrete I, Syncrete II, Syncrete III, Syncrete IV, Syncrete V”
Courtney Tramposh received her BFA from the University of Kansas and her MFA from Hunter College in New York. In 2003, she was a participant at Skowhegan School of Painting and Design’s summer residency program in Skowhegan, ME. In 2007, she was awarded a scholarship to further her graduate studies in Venice, Italy. Her work has been included in exhibitions throughout the US and abroad, in spaces such as Paragraph Gallery, KS, Clementine, Debs and Co., and The Proposition galleries in NYC, the EMerge Art Fair, Washington, DC, and Red Box Studio in Beijing, China. In 2011, Tramposh curated the exhibition Anomalistic Urge at Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, and in 2012, was invited to produce a large-scale installation for the Chashama program’s Harlem exhibition space. Tramposh lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, and regularly works teaching children set-design and acting in conjunction with the Paper Bag Players children’s theater company in NY.
Anne Vieux, “Infinite Cube”
Anne Vieux lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She studied Painting at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her work uses simple parameters to create sculpture, painting, and video. Whether her work lives on the screen or within the boundaries of frame on the wall, it questions its relationship to painting and virtual space. Her work has been exhibited nationally and has been featured various publications such as Elle, and Wax, and Coven Magazine.