“Echo of Another Dawn” Exhibition

City Bird Gallery

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City Bird Gallery presents Echo of Another Dawn, curated by Marion Guiraud and Marie van Eersel, featuring works by Sally Bozzuto, Ellen Grossman, Matthew Shelley, Laura Tack, Angelica Teuta, and Ian Trask.

Mythical images are torn.
Material waste is reused.
Time is chronicled.
Nature is reexamined.

Echo of Another Dawn begins a quest to revisit and re-evaluate signs and their signifiers, objects and their functions, gestures and creation. Through collection, mapping, and classification of ephemeral, abandoned, or otherwise forgotten rituals and tales, the works in the exhibition propose an alternative approach to anthropological narratives and reflect on our conditioned and mythical existence.
Sally Bozzuto addresses regenerative cycles of death and rebirth using substances such as dust, compost, the human body and plant life. Her work stems from a fascination with the complexities of biology and wonder at the improbability of life generating and regenerating itself in endless cycles.

Sally Bozzuto is an interdisciplinary artist and educator living in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated in 2013 from the School of Visual Arts in New York City with a Masters of Fine Art in Photography, Video and Related Media. She is a founder of the artist collective Biome Arts and the Pittsburgh fine art photographer collective Ag Works. This summer she will be participating in the New York Arts Practicum under the mentorship of artist Mary Mattingly. Her work has been shown regionally and nationally at venues such as NURTUREart, Arlington Arts Center, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography and Silver Eye Center for Photography. She currently teaches and works freelance

Ellen Grossman’s drawings and sculptures are a response to topographic maps, satellite photos, scanning electron microscope images, astronomy and the unfolding of intertwined relationships.

Ellen Grossman was born in New York where she currently lives and works. She graduated from Cooper Union in 1974 with a BFA in fine art, and received a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in 2011. Her work was included in Pierogi’s Flat Files in 2000, and in The Drawing Center’s Slides Registry in 2003. Recent exhibitions include: Salonukah Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, Time Frames Marking Time, New York, NY, Surface Complex, Art101, Brooklyn, NY, Obsession, Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Flat File Artist of the Week, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Prolonged Exposure, RecessionArt, Invisible Dog Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

Matthew Shelley‘s work deals with the transition of scale from tangible space, to larger invented areas, where time and location are more difficult to define. Shelley induces a sense of disorientation through shape constructions and spatial relationships that run counter to the picture’s established reality.

Matthew Shelley is from the Pacific Northwest and he received his MFA from American University in Washington, DC. His work explores the relationship between fiction and reality as it applies to land and environmental issues. Shelley has exhibited widely throughout the Northeast and the US. His work is included in international and regional collections at the Nes Residency Program in Iceland and the Katzen Art Museum in Washington, DC. Recent shows include “Altered Terrain” in Brooklyn and “A-Frame” in Washington, DC.

Laura Tack works through images and materials in an attempt to connect with the vastness of time, using processes that emphasize the connection between creation and destruction.

Tack was born in Belgium and holds a BFA and MFA from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent. She has exhibited in New York, New Jersey, Miami, Minnesota, Ghent and Kuurne. Her recent exhibitions include But is it Art ?, Con Artist Collective, New York ; Hang on, Heima Collective, Seyðisfjörðu, Island ; Fractions, Heima Collective, Seyðisfjörðu, Island; Kunst !Kunst !Kunst !, Chashama Gallery, New York ; The White Rabbit Expo, Leuven (BE) ; Oude Kerk, Vichte (BE) ; Matter To Scale, Peninsula Art Space, New York; Miami Art Basel, Select Fair, Miami. In 2010 she received the first Prize of the Foundation René Bruynseraede de witte –Kask, Ghent. Tack curated a group exhibition at Con Artist Gallery, New York, and at Museum of Contemporary Art (SMAK), Ghent. Since 2014, Laura Tack has been an active member of the artist collective Heima, based in Seyðisfjörðu, in Island

Angelica Teuta creates site-specific installations that immerse the visitor in fictional environments, which are inspired by 19th century ghost imagery and use the concept of natural landscapes as a nostalgic representation of our lost world. Utopia, fantasy, childhood memories, dreamlike spaces, zen environments and nature are prevalent themes in Teuta’s work

Angelica Teuta (b.1985) is a Colombian artist living in New York. She received her MFA from Columbia University, awarded with the full scholarship of Republic Bank of Colombia. Her large-scale installations were presented in US, Canada, Norway, Costa Rica and Colombia, and reviewed in Art forum and Artnexus. Teuta recently did a residency at AZ West lead by Andrea Zittel. Recent solo exhibition include: All that is left is this rock to sit on, Marcelo Guarnieri Gallery, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil, 2014, Replace/REquest, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway, 2014, What is seen and What is not, ASAB University. Bogotá, Colombia, 2013, Scenes, to avoid nightmare, Casas Riegner Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia, Des pacio Gallery. San José, Costa Rica, 2011, Our favorite place, Alliance Française center, Bogotá, Colombia. 2010.

Ian Trask ‘s sculptures transform materials of waste and commercial byproducts into refined aesthetic objects through an alchemistic procedure of reinterpreting a material’s value and usefulness.

Ian Trask a scientist-turned artist. He received his degree in biological science from Bowdoin College in 2005. In 2007 Ian decided he wanted to leave the world of science to pursue a career in the fine arts. Leaving his job in the laboratory, Ian worked as a groundskeeper cleaning up trash daily, an experience that proved to be formative in his artistic development. Ian’s work has been shown extensively. Exhibitions include: Oblique Strategies, group show, the Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY, 2015, Recycle, group show, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY, May 2015 Blister Pact, solo exhibition at the Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY, March 2015, Fiercely Curious Art and Design group show, Brooklyn, NY, February 2015. Ian was an artist resident at Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation, Brooklyn, NY (2014-2015), The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY (2012-2013) and at The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY (2009 –2011).



from June 03, 2015 to June 17, 2015

Opening Reception on 2015-06-03 from 19:00 to 22:00

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