Monday, July 9, 2012

CUE Art Foundation MFA Summer Show + Mother's Tomato Salad

Opening night at CUE
CUE Art Foundation
Has a Rowdy MFA Crowd at
their Summer Opening

The Joan Mitchell Foundation
MFA Grant Recipients:
CUE Art Foundation is currently hosting the tenth annual Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Award exhibition. The exhibition artworks are all pictured below.
Daniel Jackson, Rocket Pops - Oil on panel. 31.5" x 33.25"

Daniel Luchman, Feats of the Second Decade of the Twenty-first Century: Voyage to Alpha Centauri, 2012 - Performance video, 20 min.

Jonathan Runcio, Untitled (Message), 2012 - Screenprint on brass. 32" x 24"
Samantha Wall, Stiff As a Board, 2012 - Graphite on paper. 47" x 32"

Sarah Awad, Flagstaffs and Slaves, 2011 - Oil on canvas, 60" x 72"
Aay Preston-Myint, Untitled (Landscape), 2011 - Pedestal, mirrors, gelatin, kombucha, frankincense, sage, sound recording*. 14" x 48" x 14".
Marissa Benedict, Exothermix/Endothermic Transference I, 2012 - Beeswax, fat, graphitic foam, bio-plastic, clamp lights, plywood, wheels. 18" x 36" x 24"

Carmen Niichel, Lemons, 2011 - Acrylic on plexiglass. Diptych, 4' x 4' (detail)

Jason E. Carter, Couch, 2011-2012 - Oil on canvas. 30" x 44"

Narangkar Glover, Shangri-La Girls School: Vincent Hill Dirty Socks, 2010
Oil on canvas. 60" x 60"

Jerome Reyes, Flash Mab, 2011 - Spraypaint, painter's tape, ink, corrective fluid on vellum, Mp3 player, vintage headphones. 30" x 17" (each)
Jacqueline Gordon, SA-3 Installation, 2012 - Wood, aluminum, ultrasonic, directional speakers, electronics. 36" x 26" x 26" and 60" x 58" x 57"

Kim Sheridan, Giraffe on the Street, 2012 - Oil on canvas, 60" x 70"
David E. Finegan, They were the mighty, who, from old, were men of devastation, 2012 - Wood, aluminum, steel, canvas, enamel. 87" x 42" x 34"
INSTALLATION (below): Luis Ramirez, Circa 1954, 2010-2011 - Homosote, blue chalk, Ink and graphite on rice paper, newspaper clipping, drafting table, lamp. 15" x 27" x 10 " (sculpture), 15.7" x 47.2" (drawing) 

Was the Whitney Musuem entry bridge a borrowed design?

The Joan Mitchell Foundation 

Established in 1993, the Joan Mitchell Foundation celebrates the legacy of Joan Mitchell and expands her vision to support the aspirations and development of diverse contemporary visual artists. They work to broaden the recognition of artists and their essential contributions to communities and society. They focus on two objectives: First, the study, preservation, and exhibition of the work of Joan Mitchell, as well as the examination and documentation of her life. Second, they assist in the development, growth, and continued maturation of contemporary visual artists by providing support for painters and sculptors throughout all stages of their careers.

To meet the needs of visual artists, the Foundation has developed several programs. These include direct awards to painters and sculptors, support for the documentation of the work of older artists to ensure the preservation of their individual legacies, a comprehensive program of free art education for New York City youth through after school, Saturday, and summer classes, and emergency funding to individual artists and arts communities in need of support after a disaster. In addition to these programs the Foundation is establishing an artists residency in the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. Complementary programs will be developed in collaboration with local arts organizations that will allow the Foundation to expand its support for the New Orleans visual arts community.

As part of its ongoing partnership with other arts organizations, the Foundation supports a multitude of services for artists, such as: professional development programming, documentation of work, exhibitions, and residencies. The 2012 MFA Exhibition at the CUE Art Foundation is one example of a collaborative project the Joan Mitchell Foundation is a part of, others can be found on their website: .

This current exhibition is up until July 28, 2012.
(Source: Original photos taken with permission at the opening plus additional information and photos were provided by the CUE and Joan Mitchell web sites.)

CUE Art Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization dedicated to promoting culture by supporting the creativity of under-recognized artists by offering comprehensive arts education programming for artists and students, and interdisciplinary arts events for public audiences.

511 West 25th Street, Ground Floor
New York, New York 10001
Tel: 212-206-3583

"Mother's Tomato Salad"
5 medium tomatoes

1/2 cup chopped green onions (stems & whites)
1/2 cup special dressing (see below)
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp finely grated lemon rind
1 Tbsp dried parsley (or chopped fresh parsley)

Slice tomatoes and place in a layer in a glass baking dish.
Sprinkle with salt, pepper and the sugar.
Pour special dressing over the tomatoes
Sprinkle with green onions, parsley and lemon rind.
Cover with plastic wrap / refrigerate.
Marinate for at least 1/2 hour.

Serves 4 to 6

Special Dressing:
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp paprika
1tsp salt
1 tsp celery seed
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup white (or other light) vinegar or lemon juice
3/4 cup light vegetable oil

Put all in a blender and mix for a few seconds or beat in a bowl. 
Pour dressing into a jar with tight lid and add one clove garlic, sliced in two and skewered on a toothpick.
When ready to use, mix to form an emulsion, pour 1/2 cup dressing (or enough to just cover) over the tomatoes. 
This dressing can be kept for several weeks if refrigerated.

(Source: Atkinson Family Cookbook)

Until later,
"In the Pursuit of Happiness, Art & Food" 
An online publication focused on Visual Art, Food, the Arts, Related Shopping and Travel. All rights reserved. Concept & Original Text © Copyright 2012 Jack A. Atkinson under all International intellectual property and copyright laws. All gallery and museum photos were taken with permission. Images © individual artists, fabricators, respective owners or assignees.

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