October Curatorial Project


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

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."


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.


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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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 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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