Interspace: Christopher Aque, Patrice Renee Washington, & Shawn Taylor
Join Abrons AIRspace residents Christopher Aque, Patrice Renee Washington for a moderated conversation with Shawn Taylor, artist, co-founder of ΚΘΦ Gallery, and professor of Media Studies at Pratt Institute.
Abrons’ AIRspace program offers time-based residencies to emerging and mid-career visual, dance, music and theater artists and cross-disciplinary curators. A variety of residency program structures provide artists with workspace, in-progress performance/exhibition opportunities, infrastructure, professional development and financial support. AIRspace strives to build and serve a broad community of artists working on projects at various stages of development in a collective environment that promotes and encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration and spontaneous creative intersections. Audiences are invited to learn more about artistic creative processes through open studios, discussions and work-in-progress showings in ongoing ways.
Patrice Renee Washington (b. Chicago, IL) lives and works in Queens, New York. She received her B.F.A from Metropolitan State University of Denver (2011), and M.F.A in Visual Arts from Columbia University (2014). Her recent exhibitions include We Buy Gold, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Sculpture Center, AA|LA, and MoCADA. She has completed residencies at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Light- house Works (2017), The Museum of Arts and Design (2016), Anderson Ranch Arts Center (2015) and Vermont Studio Center (2014).
Christopher Aque is a New York-based visual artist. His work address intimacy, desire, and sexuality in relation to surveillance, data collection, and other expressions of power. He received his BA from the University of Chicago in 2009, his MFA from Hunter College in 2016, and was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2012. His work has been included in exhibitions at SculptureCenter, New York; Laurel Gitlen, New York; Motel, Brooklyn, NY; and Regards, Chicago, among others.
Shawn Taylor received his MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2015 and BFA in Spatial Media and, Art History, Theory and Criticism from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2012. His works have been featured in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally including: Negative Pressure at the University of Florida – Gainesville, DIEHARD//withimages at Fraction Gallery, the 2013 Biennial of the Americas, 100+ in Zurich, Switzerland, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and The Czong Institute for Contemporary Art. In 2013 He co-founded ΚΘΦ Gallery in Richmond Virginia which maintained a diverse exhibition schedule of established and emerging international artists through 2015. He is currently a Professor in Media Studies at Pratt Institute.