Monthly Archives: August 2013

September Show

More Perfect More Better More Plenty

work by Mara Baldwin


Artist’s Reception:

Friday, September 13th

7 to 9pm

Using Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Herland as a primary text, Baldwin explores themes of artifact, documentation, restoration, utopia, communal living, exclusivity, feminism, and science fiction.

Mara Baldwin
 received her BA from Wesleyan University and her MFA from California College of Arts. Her work has been exhibited at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, SOMArts, Triple Base Gallery, Root Division, and the Performance Art Institute, all in San Francisco, CA; the University of California, Berkeley; Pulliam Gallery, Portland, OR; and Capricious Space, Brooklyn, NY.  She is the recipient of the Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship from the San Francisco Arts Commission (2009), an SFMoMA SECA nomination (2010), and has been awarded residencies at the Vermont Studio Center (2010), the Saltonstall Foundation (2011), and the Djerassi Resident Artist Program (2013).  She currently resides in Ithaca where she maintains her studio practice and directs the Handwerker Gallery at Ithaca College.



At Dark:

Fireside Screening of

Dario Argento’s Inferno

presented by the Ithaca Fantastic Film Festival

Please feel free to BYOB and to bring picnic blankets or lawn chairs for the screening. 

There is limited parking at station923. Please park in parking lot across the street and walk over. 

Tonight’s events postponed to Thursday

Due to the severe flooding in the area and the backyard of station923 being wet and unsuitable for outdoor movies, the reception and screening will be postponed to this Thursday evening, August 15th.

Same time, same place.

Fingers crossed for a dry evening on Thursday.



Critters, Breeze, Stream & Highway

Critters, Breeze, Stream & Highway

Bernard Yenlouis & Taylan Cihan on sculptural installation Cured, by Daren Kendall.

Station923 invites you to a reception & live collaborative event.

August 9, 7-9pm

When Daren Kendall installed his project Cured on the grounds of Station923 in 2012, it was done with the intention of the work being completed in a year’s time. What was described then as “a collection of concrete boxes of different sizes and heights” literally “cured” in the time lag, becoming firmer as it settled into its site. Such a slow history in terms of its realization has allowed Kendall to re-consider the initial work and to embellish it in lieu of a year’s hindsight. The solidity of the concrete construction of Cure has welded it to the Station923 site, on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake, where it has become a permanent fixture. To observe the passage of time, Kendall has officially finished the concrete that makes up the piece, and he has reoriented the exterior space it inhabits with the additions of a lighting fixture on the grounds adjacent to it and a time-based installation of a sound piece devised by musician Taylan Cihan and artist/writer Bernard Yenelouis to occur during the official closing party, Friday, August 9, 7-9pm 923 East Shore Drive, Ithaca, New York.

Bernard Yenelouis is an artist and writer, based currently in Ithaca, NY. His most recent project is How to Live in the City, Milstein Gallery, Cornell University (2012). Yenelouis has published in Conveyor, Pastelegram, saint-lucy, Bomb, and 10×10 American Photobooks (Book Dummy Press – forthcoming).

Taylan Cihan is an active improviser and a member of the Cornell Avant-Garde Ensemble, and has performed in collaboration with musicians including Ellen Fullman, Theresa Wong, Jessica Kenney, Peni Candrarini, Tim Feeney, and Annie Lewandowski. He has attended improvisation workshops by Pauline Oliveros, Fred Frith, Chris Corsano, and Ken Ueno. His music has been performed by ensembles including Argento Chamber Ensemble, Momenta Quartet, Israeli Chamber Project, and Ensemble Adapter.

Daren Kendall is an interdisciplinary artist and educator currently based in Ithaca where he has been a visiting artist and lecturer in the Department of Information Science and teaching sculpture in the Department of Art at Cornell University. He recently completed two sculptural installations at the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts and is developing projects for the Richmond Street Art Festival curated by Vaughn Garland.

Cured under construction with assistants Dylan Kendall & Angie Moreno.

A Sense of Where You Are @ Station923

Ithaca, New York — ‘The installation at Station923 will have taken Kendall five days to build. Schwartz described it has a collection of concrete boxes of different sizes and heights. “It’s a participatory space,” she said. “It invites a relationship. It is meant to be a permanent fixture, although it is removable.”

Kendall laughed when he heard that. “Well, anything is removable, I guess,” he said, “but it is meant to stay here.” Part of his intention is to permanently modify the space in order to acccomodate future installations. An art space in which to place art, as it were.’ Read more.

— Bill Chaisson,  Ithaca Times

Ruin @ Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts.
Photograph by Leslie Williamson

Ruin on view @ Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts

Ithaca, New York — Last month, sculptor Daren Kendall installed two works on our property:Ruin located at the top of the hill behind the office, and its pair Formwork at the bottom of our driveway. It was a mammoth undertaking and the first of its kind at the colony. “Ruin,” a 48-foot long concrete arc was transported here from downtown Ithaca in pieces and reassembled. Come see for yourself and tell us what you think at our next three Open House Sundays: July 14, August 18, and September 22.

— Leslie Williamson, Director

Foundation for the Arts
435 Ellis Hollow Creek Road,
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 539-3146