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

About station923

Located in Ithaca, NY, Project Space 923 is an alternative exhibition space committed to the uncompromising presentation of contemporary art. Our goal is to offer a platform for innovative and audience-engaging forms of practice in a community with few such venues, as well as to involve the contemporary art dialogue on a regional, national and global level. View all posts by station923

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