The Introducing Series
at The Window at 125
Season 3, No 4
Andrea Cote Introduced by Galina Kurlat
This event took place on August 15th, 2013
The task set is to use the Window at 125 as a condensed studio, to create one piece of work from beginning to end. The intention is to reveal the artist at work, to allow our audience on the sidewalk to watch the creative process, something that is rarely accessible to the public.
In keeping with The Introducing Series’ recurrent objective of formally introducing artists, Galina Kurlat, was asked to select an artist that she would like to champion; She chose the Andrea Cote.
Artist Andrea Cote will create a surreal montage in The Window at 125, playing with mirrors, photographs, optical diagrams and illusions. Cote will build the piece over a period of two weeks, both onsite and virtually.
Andrea Cote invites her audience to participate in the process of building this work of art. By contributing an image of your eyes, you will be become part of the physical installation. Please send your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. All participants will be credited on rogersmith.com.
Cote is a multimedia artist working in video, performance, photography and installation, often overlapping one medium with another. Recent public projects have invited public interaction in the creation of work. She works primarily with the subject of the body, and how our perceptions, fantasies, memories and sensations are made physically manifest.
Andrea Cote is a multi-disciplinary artist living in New York. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally at venues including The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Islip Art Museum, Delaware Art Museum, Rotunda Gallery, Abrons Arts Center, The Print Center, The Moore Gallery, and PanAmerican Art Projects. Her performances have been presented at The Neuberger Museum, The Philadelphia Fringe Festival, The Peekskill Project, Chashama, Scope Art Fairs, The Dumbo Arts Festival, and Photo Buenos Aires. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Miami Herald, The New Times, Newsday, Artinfo.com and Wynwood Art Magazine. She is the recipient of grants from the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, as well as two SOS grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts. In Spring of 2012 she had a 13-year survey of her work at Dowling College, “Body of Evidence.”
Galina Kurlat is the founder of Main Street Projects; an alternative site specific exhibition venue in Houston, Texas.
The Window at 125
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Contact: Danika Druttman
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. The focus of Season 3 is Process.
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Series Creator Danika Druttman
Video by Travon Surgeon and John Birdsong
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