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INSTRUMENTS OF MEMORY AT STUDIO 203

February 26 – April 30, 2022 Instruments of Memory presents artistic work that investigates materiality in relation to history, place, time, and remembrance. This exhibition features new and recent work by four artists based in Los Angeles, California: Dana Funaro, B. Neimeth, Aneesa Shami, and Patricia Yossen. With practices spanning ceramics, painting, photography, fiber art, and sound, the artists investigate how places, landscapes, remains, and objects produce and affect identity and how memory is linked to the tactile and intuitive qualities of the materials. An extension of our site, which…

MY DEAR AMERICANS: AN INTERVIEW WITH ILEANA DOBLE HERNÁNDEZ

Ileana Doble Hernández and I have crossed similar paths but haven’t met yet. We both lived in Monterrey, Mexico, and Rochester, New York without knowing each other. We both left the northern state of Mexico due to the increasing violence and while she moved north to the US, I went back to the capital of Mexico. Although the chances to meet should have increased during our period living in New York, at the time we were both getting ready to leave again.  In 2019, a year after moving to Los…

HOLDING AND BEING HELD: A CONVERSATION WITH ANNE LEIGHTON MASSONI

Anne Leighton Massoni while traveling in Puglia, Italy 2021 Anne Leighton Massoni has a theory: she believes everyone’s fifth birthday looks practically the same photographically, yet when it’s our fifth birthday, the images conjure the unique experience of memory and time.  Her theory is a tangible thread, one she pulls throughout her practice. As a maker and a storyteller, Massoni explores the space between truth and fiction, the place between revealing and holding secret. Using created images in conjunction with found imagery, Massoni reimagines stories we experience yet cannot express.…

BEYOND WHAT THE WORLD CAN SEE: AN INTERVIEW WITH VICTORIA SAVKA

All images courtesy of the artist. Based in Auburn, New York, Victoria Savka has established her practice as an illustrator, ceramic artist, writer, and teacher. Immersed in the countryside of Upstate New York, the artist usually finds inspiration in a bucolic world where cows, sheep, and ducks live freely while inhabiting her work and stories. Curious and playful, Savka incorporates different artistic influences into her practice. From French Impressionists and Post-impressionist painters to Brazilian Modernist architects, she absorbs and reinterprets their methods into her own contemporary style.  In a world…