Endless Editions Biennial: OPTIMISM

Endless Editions Biennial: OPTIMISM

I’m thrilled to announce my work FOMO Purple and Green will be on view during the Endless Editions Biennial: OPTIMISM on view from December 7th - 21st at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space.

Opening Reception

Friday December 7th 6 - 9 PM

Location
EFA Project Space, 323 West 39th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018

Hours
Wednesday - Saturday, 12:00 - 6:00 pm or by appointment

Admission
Free and open to the public

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small/MIGHTY at La Bodega Gallery

small/MIGHTY at La Bodega Gallery

I’m excited to announce my work FOMO Banner 5 will be hanging proudly amongst great company at La Bodega Gallery’s end of the year group show small/MIGHTY.

Exhibition Dates
December 7th, 2018 – January 5th, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, December 7, 7-10pm

Location

695 5th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

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AIOP 2018 BODY

October Curatorial Project

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Art in Odd Places Body NYC 2018

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Art in Odd Places (AiOP) presents visual and performance art in unexpected public spaces along 14th Street in Manhattan, NYC from Avenue C to the Hudson.

AIOP 2018: BODY is curated by Katya Grokhovsky, presenting projects by women, female identifying and non-binary artists along 14th Street, NY on October 11-14, 2018, accompanied by a coinciding group exhibition at Westbeth Gallery on October 4 – 27,  2018.

Calendar Dates and Locations


2018 Festival Exhibition:  BODY: Unseen/Reclaimed
October 4th - 27th 
Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY
Opening Reception Thursday, October 4th, 6 - 8pm
Panel Discussion Thursday, October 18th, 6 - 8pm 
Exhibition Closing Performances Saturday, October 27th, 6 - 8pm

Public Festival
October 11th - 14th
Public Festival Opening Thursday, October 11th, 6 - 8pm
14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson River


Light Year 40: Sine Gallery

LIGHT YEAR 40: SINE GALLERY

August 2, 8-10pm

DUMBO, BK

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"LIGHT YEAR and SINE GALLERY are pleased to present SINE GALLERY / LIGHT YEAR, a public screening featuring the work of six emerging and established artists: Jesus Benavente, Patricia Brace, Damien Davis, Dominique Duroseau, Joiri Minaya, and Yali Romagoza. This collection of videos illuminates a cross section of contemporary American identity through the blending of personal narratives with constructed mythologies. This screening mediates the aesthetics of graphic imagery, performance, and artistic intervention in order to extract new perspectives on the human and environmental condition. The medium of projected light amplifies these variant conceptions of identity and transposes them to a colossal scale, embedding their imagery within the architecture of the Manhattan Bridge. DUMBO, New York City becomes the substrate and the stage on which these metaphysical conversations take place as individual experience shifts into the public forum." 

 

Seriously Playful: The Hybrid Forms of Katie Hector

"With a wink to contemporary aesthetics while unabashedly pushing the envelope, interdisciplinary artist Katie Hector, who lives and works in New York City, has rooted her emerging practice in painting with a focus on two main bodies of work: large-scale paintings on canvas and three-dimensional wall sculptures. In addition to her studio practice, Hector works as an independent curator and the Co-Director of Sine Gallery. She has worked to organize and fundraise a variety of projects, including an international exhibition in 2017, multiple collaborative and environmental installations, and over two dozen group shows, screenings, pop up events, and panel discussions."

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AiOP BODY 2018 NYC – Meet the Team

Katie Hector, Curatorial Assistant

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"*Tell us about your background and why you were interested in this year’s AiOP?"

"I am an artist and independent curator living and working in New York City. Although my studio practice is firmly rooted in painting, as a curator I consistently gravitate towards the energy, immediacy, and agency of performance art. Working to facilitate this year’s Art In Odd Places: BODY falls directly in line with my personal history and mission: to create a platform for artists that rethinks the institutional “white cube” mode of presentation in order to engage more directly with the public."

"*What does the theme “BODY” mean to you?"

"For me, “BODY” formally implies three things: movement, change, and form. These qualities operate at varying scales in relation to the medium of performance art. For example, movement can be as subtle as a breath or as sizable as a protest. The notion of change can include both a choreographed shifting of a body in space as well as a more existential inquiry into aging and the change of time. Similarly, form can encompass the specificity of an individual or conceptually allude to the limbless, formless, yet still impactful presence of a governing body. Performance art bears to mind all of these interpretations of body, whether it be the human body or a projection of things much larger."

 

Dark Pulse

June 14th 6-8pm, DUMBO

Dark Pulse is a solo show by DUMBO-based artist Katie Hector that explores our psychological relationship to technology, internet engagement, and social media. This pop-up exhibition is comprised of large scale abstract paintings that describe the concept of FOMO, the fear of missing out. FOMO is a contemporary phenomenon that refers to the mental state of anxiety that can be triggered while viewing social media documentation of a function one missed attending. Repeating ovoid forms, hypersaturated synthetic colors, and frenetic brush strokes coalesce within the Space Station and immerse the viewer in a 360 degree environment. Through this body of work Hector questions the shifts in our cultural notions of community and legacy in the age of the internet.

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Small Paintings(ish)

June 8 - July 28, 2018

BS Projects

Opening: June 8, 2018 | 5–9 pm

Location: 4540 W. 34th St Suite D, Houston, Texas 77092 

The inaugural exhibition for BS features works by Katie Hector, Mark Joshua Epstein, and Alex Larsen.

“BS is a space for dialogue, sharing of ideas, and also a way to make us feel like we’re not wasting space.”

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Optimist Prime

Work from my Interface Series will be exhibited in Burlington, Vermont, at the New City Galerie this May through July in the group show Optimist Prime curated by Michael Shoudt! I'm excited to be showing alongside such wonderful artists, colleagues, and friends. Opening reception will be May 4th from 5-8 PM.

To Work

To Work

To Work was Katie Hector's first solo performance at Underdonk Gallery October 2017 

In this performance Hector explored what it means to work, to create and if an object’s preciousness can be measured in time spent, physical or emotional energy expended, or materials used. Hector set out to test various modes of mark making by responding to an array of industrial materials and tools. In this durational performance the artist publically presented the intimate decision-making process otherwise only visible in the confines of her studio.

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Rel(a)y

Rel(a)y

Rel(a)y was a collaborative performance between Denise Treizman, Patricia Brace, and Katie Hector as part of larger performance event Art in Odd Places 2017

For this participatory performance passersby were prompted to help "schlepp" a PVC-pipe sculpture through the sidewalks of 14th Street. The act of pushing this large and flashy object disrupted the routine of those around it and generated a moment of pause, curiosity and public interaction. Strangers were brought together in an action that was absurd, yet relatable to any New Yorker. 
The action also referred to Treizman's personal experience as an artist who uses found objects, in terms of the logistical struggles and spontaneous interactions that dragging an unexpected object on the street provoke.

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Größ F(r)ictions

Größ F(r)ictions

PICTURE BERLIN Summer Session 2017 is proud to present the final exhibition: Groß F(r)ictions

Showcasing new work by our current residents:

Hannah Bates (US)
Nati Canto (BR)
Haleigh Collins (US)
Ella Cooper (CA)
Katie Hector (US)
Ryan Molnar (US)
Tassia Quirino (BR)
Stevie Southard (US)
Holly Veselka (US)

The exhibition is curated by Teena Lange.

Fact is stranger than f(r)iction. Truth is stranger than f(r)iction.
Without f(r)iction, objects would be unable to gain traction on any surface. One would need to push something to get motion in opposite direction. Shoelaces would untie themselves, zippers would always unzip (unless they were upside-down), nails and screws would work themselves loose, and thriving as we know it would be impossible. In other words: there would be no resistance as the meteorite entered Earths atmosphere. F(r)iction creates heat. Great f(r)iction embrace great f(r)iction. 
Be brave being great.
 

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