The Window at 125 at The Roger Smith Hotel
The Introducing Series
The Introducing Series ( rogersmithlife.com/art/the-introducing-series ) is a project initiated and co-coordinated by Danika Druttman that creates occasions for emerging artists to be formally introduced by an advocate of their work and champion of their future career. Artists will come from a spectrum of disciplines, including visual artists to performance artists, writers to musicians, filmmakers. The series’ constant is the principle of an introduced artist; the variable element is the appropriately diverse composition of each event.
Introduced by Blair Brooks
In her comprehensive project, which includes also digital prints and drawings, artist Michelle Vaughan revisits these deeply familiar portraits. In Backcross The Empire in The Window at 125, Vaughan examines the iconography and physiognomy of the Habsburg court portraits through rotating GIFs made from images compiled from the web, where sizes vary and images are invariably copies of copies.
Read more about the project: rogersmith.com/blog/michellevaughan
Michelle Vaughan is a visual artist and received her BFA at UCLA in 1994. She was born in 1971 in Anaheim, California and lives in New York City. In addition to her studio work, she has produced temporary installations in public settings surrounding topics such as science, history and politics. Solo shows have been exhibited at Dumbo Art Center and the South Street Seaport, where she was awarded fiscal sponsorship from the New York Foundation of the Arts for Sea Warriors: A Public Art Project, in 2009. She is currently producing a portrait series on the Spanish Habsburgs.
The Window at 125 is a re purposed street level window space dedicated to showing emerging, unrepresented artists’ work to an unsuspecting midtown audience.
Location: Window at 125 on 125 East 47th Street, New York. Terrarium is viewable from the sidewalk 24/7.
The Window at 125
125 East 47th Street
New York NY 10017
The Roger Smith is a family run hotel in Midtown Manhattan. For over 20 years the owners and employees have been committed to shaping and growing a diverse and organic cultural footprint both within the hotel and beyond. With a continued desire to converse and engage with guests, with New York and places further afield, The Roger Smith Hotel’s creative program seeks to create big opportunities, pleasurable experiences, inspiring happenings and intelligent dialogues.
Series created by Danika Druttman
Video by John Birdsong
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