2017 Goetemann Artists in Residency
The Goetemann Artist Residency (GAR), part of Rocky Neck Art Colony, is pleased to announce the GAR Awards for 2017. Selected by the residency committee based on a record of professional accomplishment, originality and seriousness of purpose, the 2017 Goetemann Residents bring a wide set of experience and skill sets to the program. Collectively they have studied, taught and exhibited in the US and abroad. The Residency provides time for each artist to pursue their artistic practice and share an exchange of ideas with local contemporaries and the community. Each resident enjoys the use of the GAR studio, a live-work space with access to a rich cultural community.
THE 2017 GOETEMANN RESIDENT ARTISTS: Stevens Brosnihan, Nathan Thomas Wilson, Clara Lieu, Alex Peyton Levine, and Ian Everard
Goetemann Resident Gloucester Invitational Artist
· Opening talk Wednesday May 17, 2017 7:00 PM
· Closing talk Wednesday June 14, 2017 7:00 PM
GAR for 2017 launched with Stevens Brosnihan, chosen as this year’s Gloucester Invitational Artist. Brosnihan, a Gloucester resident, shares the following about his artistic practice, “Life on our urban farm is a tangle of processes and outcomes, accidents and events, projects, festering mounds, islands of chaos, moments of ecstatic beauty and tireless tedium. Within this domestic framework and within my community, I create art, write, debate, ponder and collaborate. Some works punctuate ideas; others diffuse into the patterns of daily doings. Projects are sometimes fleeting or ongoing eventualities. The dust seldom settles and when it does we use it to write our stories.”
Nathan Thomas Wilson 2017
Goetemann Fellowship Award Recipient
(note: now titled “Environmental Installation Artist” in 2018)
· Opening talk Wednesday July 5, 2017
· Closing talk Thursday July 25, 2017
The RNAC and GAR welcomed artist Nathan Thomas Wilson as the initial Goetemann Fellowship recipient. The Goetemann Fellowship is a new award, established in 2017 as a vehicle for bringing public art to Rocky Neck.
In partnership with Ocean Alliance, GAR hosts Nathan Wilson in the residency studio as he installs artwork on the grounds of Ocean Alliance, site of the former Wonson Paint Factory. His work will illuminate the mission of Ocean Alliance that “strives to increase public awareness of the importance of whale and ocean health through research and public education.” Wilson arrives on Rocky Neck for the month of July. He received an MFA at The University of Pennsylvania and earned a Post Graduate diploma in Visual Arts at Goldsmith’s College, London. He currently teaches at Emmanuel College in Boston and Curry College in Milton, MA in addition to a class in Collaborative Sculpture at MIT in Cambridge, MA. He received a Lawrence Shprintz Award at The University of Pennsylvania and was a nominee for a Joan Mitchell MFA Award among others. Wilson has installed several works of art in and around Boston and the RNAC/GAR is proud to welcome him to Cape Ann.
Goetemann Residency, Distinguished Artist Teacher
· Cape Ann Museum talk, Sunday August 13, 2:00 PM
Clara Lieu, a professor, writer, and visual artist was chosen as The GAR Distinguished Artist/Teacher for 2017. Lieu’s practice uses drawing, printmaking, and sculpture as a means to explore the extremes of human emotion. Currently teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design, Professor Lieu gave a lecture about her work at The Cape Ann Museum on Sunday, August 13, 2017. Professor Lieu has received grants from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and the Puffin Foundation and is a Partner in ART PROF: a free, online educational platform for visual arts. As a guest of The Goetemann Artist Residency and The Rocky Neck Art Colony, she led a four-day workshop for participant artists, exploring personal stories as an inroad to art.
Alex Peyton Levine
Goetemann Resident Artist
· Opening talk Wednesday Sept 6th 7:00
· Closing talk Thursday Sept 26th 7:00 PM
The GAR committee was proud to announce that the artist Alex Peyton-Levine was chosen as a 2017 Goetemann Artist Resident. Peyton-Levine arrives on Rocky Neck for the month of September. In her recent installations she has explored spatial environments created from strings of flower petals and small plastic objects suspended from ceilings, reflecting her interest in the capacity of art to connect people with their surroundings. Alex Peyton-Levine received a BFA in Painting from the University of Oregon and is currently working on her MFA at the Art Institute of Chicago. She has had several solo exhibitions in the greater Portland, Oregon area.
Goetemann Resident Artist
· Opening talk Wednesday Oct 4th, 2017 7:00 PM
· Closing talk Monday, Oct 30, 2017 7:00 PM
Ian Everard was the Goetemann Artist in Residency from October 1 to October 31st this year. He is originally from a small fishing town in Cornwall, England. Everard works with found objects, painting, drawing, sound and written and spoken word. His long association with the sea informs much of his work. His recent work centered on Virginia Woolf in an exhibit called “Imaginary Virginia/Childhood & the Sea.” He has exhibited at the Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz; Felix Kulpa II, Santa Cruz and Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco.
While at Rocky Neck Everard will continue to explore his “complex relationship to the sea,” by creating immersive installations.