Space Gallery is pleased to present Event Horizon, a group exhibition co-organized by artists Leah Beeferman, Jerstin Crosby, Steve Gurysh, Jessica Langley, and Elizabeth McTernan. The exhibition is open to the public February 9 – March 25, 2018.
Event Horizon, refers to the point of no return, no looking back, a precipice, the threshold between space and non-space. The artists use the concept of “landscape” as a subject or a place of action, materializing site and geography via procedural gestures and theoretical propositions. Each artist is distinct in their use of media and strategies of representation, but all are concerned with the edge between the digital image and a material presence as a place of manipulation and interpretation.
The artists position the viewer between multiple horizons and rare earth objects, gravitating between CNC machined terrain, fresco, 3d printed ceramic, video, animation, digitally printed fabrics, cyanotypes, artist books, and a collective publication.
Leah Beeferman (b. 1982) is an artist based between Providence, RI, and Helsinki, Finland. She received an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University (2010) and a BA from Brown University (2004), and was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Grant to Finland (2016-17). She has had solo exhibitions at Rawson Projects, New York, and Sorbus, Helsinki. Recent two-person or group exhibitions include: Klaus von Nichtssagend, New York; Bass & Reiner, San Francisco; Fridman Gallery, New York; Tyson, Cologne; and OK Corral, Copenhagen. Beeferman has participated in many residencies, including LMCC Workspace, New York; The Arctic Circle, Svalbard; Mustarinda, Finland; ArsBioarctica, Finland; Digital Painting Atelier Residency, OCAD, Toronto; Sirius, Ireland; and SIM, Iceland. Publications include Triple Point, an artist book published by Lodret Vandret, Copenhagen.
Jessica Langley (b. 1981) is a multimedia artist based in Colorado. She has exhibited her work internationally, and has been an artist-in-residence in numerous programs including Hilsbach Kunst Kultur in Germany, Skaftfell Center of Visual Art in Iceland, Askeaton Contemporary Art in Ireland, the SPACES World Artist Program in Cleveland, and the Digital Painting Atelier at OCAD-U in Toronto. She was a recipient of the J. William Fulbright Scholarship for research in Iceland, and earned her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008. She is an amateur mycologist, and her artwork and writing have been published in the New York Mycological Society Newsletter, Temporary Art Review, New American Paintings, Hyperallergic, NPR, and others. She was one of the founding members of Ortega y Gasset Projects in Brooklyn, the founder of Stephen and George Laundry Line in Queens, and her most recent curatorial project is The Yard, a site for non-institutional public art in Colorado Springs.
Elizabeth McTernan (b. 1981) currently lives, works, and walks in Berlin and has performed artistic research, over land and sea, in North America, Europe, Russia, Central & Southeast Asia, and India, processing it with actions, installation, drawing, printmaking, text, and artist’s books. After living in Brooklyn, Yosemite National Park, Japan, and Vietnam. Residencies include Ars Bioarctica in Finnish Lapland (2017), Nida Art Colony in Lithuania (2015), Leitrim Sculpture Centre in Ireland (2014), and Statens Værksteder for Kunst in Copenhagen (2013). She has spoken at a number of events, including Hypernatural Sounds as part of Transmediale 2017 in Berlin, Pixelache Festival 2016 in Helsinki, and symposiums in Nida (LT), Reykjavik (IS), Riga (LV), and Poznan (PL). A coauthored paper of hers has recently been published in the MIT Press Leonardo Music Journal. Elizabeth is an active member of the award-winning cultural association >top e.V. in Berlin.
Steve Gurysh (b. 1984) is an artist based in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a fellow at the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and is the co-founder and director of The Drift, a platform for artistic production and research that explores bodies of water as a context, site, and material. Gurysh received his MFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 2013, and his recent projects have been exhibited at the Knockdown Center in Queens, NY; W139, Amsterdam; 811 Gallery, Toronto; El Museo de la Ciudad, Querétaro, Mexico; La Société des Arts Technologiques, Montréal; The Engine Room, Wellington, New Zealand; and the center of the Allegheny River.
Jerstin Crosby (b. 1979) is an artist living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Aside from making his own work he is a member of a collaborative effort called Janks Archive (2013-present) and the collective Team Lump (2005-Present), based out of Lump Gallery in Raleigh. Jerstin organized Acid Rain, a cable access video art series that broadcast on stations in Manhattan and North Carolina. His work has been exhibited at the Nasher Museum of Art (NC), Speed Art Museum (KY), the Queens Museum (NY), Cell Projects (UK), and the Mattress Factory (PA) among other venues. Reviews and articles about his artwork have appeared in Art Forum, Art Papers, museum catalogues and the book Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials & Processes, (Edition 1 & 2).