[ON SILENCE]: NYCAMS/New York Center for Art and Media Studies

I have a new installation piece in the “On Silence” exhibition, which is the visual art part of the Chelsea Music Festival — where New York based artists respond to the concept of silence in visual art, using the peculiar juxtaposition of two texts of the same title, by Japanese novelist Shusako Endo, and American composer John Cage.

This year the theme of the Festival is Japanese and French influences on contemporary American Art (I happen to be the French artist in the visual art part of the Festival). I have specially created a 53×76″ mix-media mural piece, entitled The Wanderers, in response to the theme of the exhibition.

The Wanderers (Die Ruhe vor der Sturm), ©Karine Laval, 2012

[ON SILENCE]

In conjunction with an evening of performances at the Rubin Museum on June 18th, [ON SILENCE], curated by Janna Dyk, includes works by New York artists in response to the concept of silence in visual art, using the peculiar juxtaposition of two texts of the same title, by premier Japanese novelist Shusako Endo, and the late American composer and theorist John Cage. Via such modes as erasure, negative space, covering, absence, pause, and the like, the works address the psychological, spiritual, and spatial implications of silence.

Artists include Jenna Bauer, David Brown, J Carpenter, Joshua Cave, Lia Chavez, Joshua Clayton, Dean Ebben, Jung Ah Kim, Karine Laval, Thomas Martin, Morgan O’Hara, Ned Shalanski, Kristen Studioso, Karen L. Schiff, Elizabeth Tubergen, and Shimpei Takeda.

Work will be exhibited June 13th to 26th.  Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 10am-4pm, or by appointment.  Three “festival remix” performances (information TBA soon) will occur at the gallery space in direct response to the artwork, with use of John Lennon’s white Imagine piano, lent by Steinway & Sons and Yoko Ono.

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About karinelaval

Karine Laval has been is a French artist living and working in New York. She works primarily with photography and video and shares her time between New York and Europe, alternating magazine and client assignments with an artistic practice, wherein she combines portraiture with images of geographical locations and visual narratives. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, New York, The New Yorker, Elle, Eyemazing, among others. Her work is exhibited worldwide in galleries and festivals. Laval was selected by Photo District News’ (PDN) 30 Emerging Photographers in 2005. Bonni Benrubi gallery in New York City currently represents her.
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