Artist Conversations

(Jesse Boardman Kauppila, "Aquatint Explosion" 2010)

Wed. July 20, 2011
7PM – 10PM

The Invisible Dog, 51 Bergen Street (map)
Brooklyn, NYC

- Mark Tribe (founder, Rhizome)
- David Andrew Frey (founder, Culturehall)
- Kris Chatterson (cofounder, Progress Report and painter)
- Vince Contarino (cofounder, Progress Report and painter)
- Caitlin Masley (multimedia artist)
- Chelsea Knight (video artist)

On Wednesday, July 20th Artcards launches Artist Conversations with an artist and curator round table discussion and performances at the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn. A select panel of artists and curators will examine today's role of the internet as a tool for independent curators and artist-run collectives, and the changing role of the gallery in an increasingly internet dependent society. Benefits and challenges of the internet’s increasing role in the art community will also be discussed. The evening will launch with a pyrotechnic performance by Jesse Boardman Kauppila, followed by a short remixed/remediated/re-imagined homage to Dan Graham live act by G. Douglas Barrett. The panel discussion will be followed by a performance by sound artist Aki Onda presenting his analog soundscapes of exotic memories and field recordings. *scroll down for bios/images

Presented by Artcards / Co-produced by Opalnest

Organizers: Helen Homan Wu and Howard Hurst

About the Panelists

Mark Tribe is an artist and occasional curator whose interests include art, technology, media theory, and politics. His most recent project, The Dystopia Files, is an archive of video clips depicting interactions between police and protesters. He has organized curatorial projects for the New Museum of Contemporary Art, MASS MoCA, and inSite_05. Tribe is the author of two books, The Port Huron Project: Reenactments of New Left Protest Speeches (Charta, 2010) and New Media Art (Taschen, 2006), and numerous articles. He is Assistant Professor of Modern Culture and Media Studies at Brown University, where he teaches courses on radical media, the art of curating, open-source culture, digital art, and techniques of surveillance. In 1996, Tribe founded Rhizome, an organization that supports the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology.

David Andrew Frey is a New York-based artist, curator and technologist. He created Culturehall as a way for artists to connect with curators, gallerists, collectors, and other artists. David received his MFA in Studio Art from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has recently curated exhibitions in New York of Culturehall artists for Ligne Roset and the Big Screen Plaza.

Caitlin Masley has an MFA from the University of Arizona. She has exhibited internationally since 2000, has won several grants and emerging artist fellowships (including Socrates Sculpture Park, Pollock-Krasner, LMCC among others), been in residence in several international residencies and internationally published. Currently, Masley is in residence at Triangle Arts. In 2011-12 Masley has been invited to produce a new installation for the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art (Grand Rapids, MI) and the McColl Center for Contemporary Art.

Chelsea Knight was born in Vermont and lives and works in New York. She recently completed residencies at the Whitney Independent Study Program and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and was a 2007 Fulbright Fellow in Italy. Solo exhibitions include: Momenta Art, Brooklyn, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, and upcoming at the St. Louis Art Museum and Abrons Arts Center, New York. Knight has exhibited and screened her work in group shows including the Young Artists' Biennial, Bucharest, the 10th Annual Istanbul Biennial, and Les Rencontres Internationales.

Progress Report was co-founded in NYC by painters Kris Chatterson & Vince Contarino in January 2010. It is dedicated to artist features, studio visits and is intended as a curatorial resource for ourselves and others. The focus of Progress Report is to present a glimpse of the creative process from the working artist’s perspective through an introspective writing style coupled with a photo-journalistic approach



(Aki Onda Cassette Memories at Cour Carrée of Louvre Museum. Photo by Sandrine Marc)

Musician, composer and visual artist Aki Onda is always on the lookout, camera and sound recorder at hand, ready to document his travels and encounters. His ongoing project Cassette Memories consists of a series of performances, or rituals, where he lets memories, recorded on soundtape, wander and collide with the sounds of the site-specific memory. Onda has previously worked with such artists as Michael Snow, Ken Jacobs, Alan Licht, Loren Connors, Oren Ambarchi, Noël Akchoté, Jac Berrocal, Linda Sharrock, and Blixa Bargeld. artist site:

(G Douglas Barrett, "Guitar Activities or Axes of Evil: Bored as Fuck" Photo: Christy Pessagno)

G Douglas Barrett is an artist, composer, and writer. Drawing equally from the contemporary gallery arts and the performing arts traditions, his work has been exhibited, performed, and published throughout North America, Europe, and Japan.  Awards include a 2009 DAAD grant to Berlin; degrees include an MFA from CalArts (2006), and Ph.D., SUNY at Buffalo (2010). artist site:

(Photo: Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas)

Jesse Boardman Kauppila studied traditional printmaking techniques at Il Bisonte in Florence, Italy. He was also a master printer at Niels Borch Jensen's in Copenhagen. His pyrotechnic performance "Aquatint Explosions" was developed using a new representational technology for understanding violence by capturing explosions on plates that can then be printed. This technique is based on accidents that occurred in 19th century print shops, a science fair project, and TSA flight regulations. He is currently Studio Manager for Catherine Wagner Studio and Artist in Resident at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California. artist site:


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