|Interactive project. Swati Khurana creating scrolls from texts|
Swati Khurana is an interdisciplinary artist interested in the interplay among private moments, public acts, and collaborative practices. She was born in India and raised in New York where she currently lives and works. Swati’s videos, collages, drawings, sculptures and installations mine personal narratives and explore immigrant issues with a focus on gender, popular culture, and the seductive promises made by rituals.
|Popular Pastoralia by Swati Khurana|
While is in residence, she made letterpress posters that were used by in a collaborative “Freedom, Safety, Now” protest against violence against women, outside of the Indian consulate. As part of her ongoing “Texting Scrolls” project, she collects strangers’ private text messages, which are transcribed onto paper and tied into scrolls. Messages from this project are posted throughout the space in the form of vinyl wall text. Also on view are book covers made by drawing on fabric and creating embroidered images of private, domestic spaces in collaboration with her grandmother, as well as an accordian book made of handmade Japanese paper with electrostatic prints of drawings on vellum.Kameelah Janan Rasheed is a research-based conceptual artist working primarily with photography, installation, and text. Her work creates a dialogue around migration, displacement and transition buy brand name provigil through the use of vestigial flickers and historical residue such as found material culture, photographs and sound excavated from a range of sites such as train station floors, institutional archives, eBay, flea markets, spam email folders, infomercials, televangelists mailing lists, television, academic journals, obscure poetry etc.
|New York City Subway Diagram (a Reinterpretation)|
While in residence, she created a reinterpreted NYC subway map that plots the location of street preachers, wrote a recyclopedia of evangelical tracts, and crafted a mixtape of collected street sermons.
Jenifer Wightman is a science-based conceptual artist who employs scientific tropes to incite curiosity about ecological phenomena. She is interested in poetically articulating the incongruities between our current economic growth paradigm (conceptually unlimited) and our emerging notion of sustainability (limited by finite resources). Jenifer tries to capture the visual language of embodied form moving through cycles of destruction and creation within a finite landscape. She creates experiences for viewers to observe and reflect on biophysical transitions as finite materials cycle between a figure and its field.
Jenifer is a Cornell University Research Associate specializing in greenhouse gas inventories and life cycle analysis of agronomic systems. Her art practice began in 2002 and employs scientific tropes to incite curiosity of ecological phenomena. She earned an MS in Environmental Toxicology from Cornell and a BS in Cell Biology from Carnegie Mellon. In addition to CBA, she has participated in residency programs with LMCC Swing Space, the Nordic Artists’ Centre, and MacDowell.
|Jeni Wightman’s bacteria paintings|