Recent Satellite Projects:

Debra Pearlman: A Kind of Language

ODETTA and Project: ARTspace presents Debra Pearlman A Kind of Language
Dates: December 7, 2020 - February 26, 2021
By appointment only, contact Project: ARTspace to schedule your visit: Click here
99 Madison Avenue
8th Floor
New York, NY 10016
info@projectartspace.com
https://projectartspace.com/

Debra Pearlman’s photographs of children capture unguarded moments of children at play. Often evoking iconic works of art, the images suggest cultural roots of emotional expression. In such moments of experiencing children's emotional lives, Pearlman reveals unseen expressions of internal worlds. She depicts individuals not in portraits but as evocations of our shared experiences. As critic Irving Sandler noted, "It is a world I have not seen,” noting that Pearlman’s approach adds "figuration and abstraction to these works. It is urban history.”

Recent Event:

Artist Talk via Zoom
Sunday Brunch Zoom/Meet artist Debra Pearlman
Sunday, January 31, 2021 11:00 am (EST)

Watch on YouTube

 

 



 

Turner's Patent Yellow
November 17, 2019 -  January 26, 2020
By Appointment

READING YELLOW


An afternoon of readings, around the theme of yellow, will be presented on January 12, 2020, to accompany the group exhibition Turner’s Patent Yellow, presented by Ellen Hackl Fagan in her new Harlem home and studio, and ODETTA gallery.

Participating artist Debra Pearlman has organized the readings, which move through time to include favorite poets of the painter J.M.W. Turner—intriguingly not the Turner after whom the widely used 18th century pigment was named—such as John Milton and Lord Byron. Also included are poets who were closely associated with artists, like Guillaume Apollinaire; who were artists themselves, notably Giorgio de Chirico; or ones whose writing led to works of art, as Paul Celan’s poetry inspired paintings by Anselm Kiefer.

Readers for the event will include poet Karen Neuberg, fiction writers Alice Kaltman and Nancy Ludmerer, Debra Pearlman, Ellen Fagan, and art writer Christopher Lyon.

On view are works by Nancy Baker, Steven Baris, Emily Berger, Paul Clabby, Mary Dwyer,Ellen Hackl Fagan, Peter Hopkins, Katherine Jackson, K K Kozik, Rene Lynch, Joanne Mattera, Stephen Maine, Lizbeth Mitty, Paula Overbay, Margaret Roleke, Alyse Rosner, Anne Russinof, Jane Sangerman, Sylvia Schwartz, Suzan Shutan, Susan Stair, Audrey Stone, and Jo Yarrington

Turner's Patent Yellow is available for viewing by appointment and during scheduled events.

64 West 127th Street #1
New York, NY 10027
Sunday, January 12th from 2:00- 4:00p.m.

Space is limited to 35. Please r.s.v.p. to artistfagan@gmail.com
Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/turners-patent-yellow-reading-yellow-tickets



 

The Drawing Rooms at the Sir John Soane’s Museum in London’s walls are painted in a saturated yellow so dense it feels like you can breathe it in.  
Celebrating a patented, iconic color is a fitting way to open my first NYC home, in a 19th century garden apartment.
 
Please welcome
Nancy Baker, Steven Baris, Emily Berger, Paul Clabby, Mary Dwyer, Ellen Hackl Fagan, Peter Hopkins, Katherine Jackson, K K Kozik, Rene Lynch, Joanne Mattera, Stephen Maine, Lizbeth Mitty, Paula Overbay, Debra Pearlman, Margaret Roleke, Anne Russinof, Jane Sangerman, Sylvia Schwartz, Suzan Shutan, Susan Stair, Audrey Stone, Jo Yarrington
 
64 W 127th Street, #1, New York City 10027

By appointment only and for the occasional Sunday afternoon 
Please contact Ellen to schedule your visit


Recent Event:
James Joyce Finnegan's Wake Readaloud this Sunday, Dec 22, 2019

Recent Press:

Aida Amoako, Hyperallergic, "The Complex History of Yellow, a 'Mediocre' Color," December 26, 2019 https://hyperallergic.com

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  • Immersed in Blue Immersed in Blue
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Ellen Hackl Fagan
Immersed in Blue
solo exhibition
Ely Center of Contemporary Art
November 20 - December 22, 2019

Events
Opening Reception: Sunday, Dec 1, 1-3 pm
Artist's Talk: Sunday, Dec 8, 2 pm
Closing Reception/Solstice Party: 
Celebration of Resilience & Resistance: Divine Moment
performance and party
Saturday, Dec 21, 6-9 pm



Fever Songs
BronxArtSpace · 305 East 140th Street #1A · Bronx, NY 10454 · USA
Gallery Hours: W-F 12 - 6:30 pm, Sat 12-5 pm 
Dates: NOVEMBER 6 - DECEMBER 12, 2019


Ellen Hackl Fagan |  John Morton  |  Maria Scarpini
Artist's Talk:
Sunday, November 24, 3-5 pm
moderated by composer Jed Distler

John Morton is bringing his newest version of Fever Songs to Bronx Art Space November 6 - December 12, 2019. Morton has re-fashioned the interactive experience with improved technology, using a lidar sensor to track movement and trigger sounds as viewers walk through the space.

This exciting sonic environment melds technology, painting, song, local culture, and the interactive experience. This is the third production of Fever Songs that Ellen Hackl Fagan and John Morton have collaborated on. First, Fever Songs debuted at ODETTA in Brooklyn, then traveled to the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey, and is now coming to Bronx Art Space, a venue where Fagan's painting from her Seeking the Sound of Cobalt Blue series of abstract paintings will also be shown. 

At BAS, Bronx artist Maria Scarpini and her Black Wave monotypes and Ellen Hackl Fagan's paintings are in concert with Joh Morton's sound installationand the three artists together are making sound palpable, visible, and culturally universal.


Fever Songs Installation at BronxArtSpace

John Morton, Fever Songs, Ellen Hackl Fagan, Seeking the Sound of Cobalt Blue, Installation documentation, 2019.
Courtesy of the Artists and ODETTA. Photo: Ellen Hackl Fagan.


 

ODETTA and ICEHOUSE Project Space, co-produced Gelah Penn's WHITEOUT Ellen Hackl Fagan's Volume 1 an archive of ODETTA's exhibitions 2014-16 was on exhibit and will travel with Arc of the Moral Universe: A Notebook Project, created by artist Carla Rae Johnson and most recently Ellen Hackl Fagan photodocumented Sally Apfelbaum's Moonlight Over 14th Street performance piece, for Art in Odd Places, October 19-21, 2019.


 

Gelah Penn, WHITEOUT-detail, site-specific installation,
ICEHOUSE Project Space, 2019, plastics, mosquito netting, staples, pins. Dimensions variable.

 

Gelah Penn
WHITEOUT

ICEHOUSE Project Space and ODETTA are excited to present Project #6, Gelah Penn's installation WHITEOUT. WHITEOUT will open in conjunction with the Sharon Art Walk which takes place on September 7, 2019, 4-7 pm. It will be available to visit by appointment for the following month and will culminate in a closing reception October 5th from 4-6.

The artist's approach for this project was to consider the icehouse windows in terms of structure, light and shadow while alluding to their lens-like function that permits glimpses of an enigmatic world. Two zones, with primary components in multiples of six, reference the grid of the building's windows. The immersive installation comprises one wall of profuse perceptual incident and the other of mysterious spare geometries. 

Penn says, "My sense of scale and visual ambiguity leads me to use simple, lightweight, synthetic stuffs, e.g.,plastic garbage bags, Mylar, optical plastics and mosquito netting. These I cut, tear, layer, stretch and staple in site-responsive installations and constructed drawings. By engaging with the natural inclinations of the materials, I foreground internal conceptual and formal dualities: substance and immateriality, cohesion and fragmentation, balance and vertigo, banality and bling."

ODETTA and ICEHOUSE Project Space are pleased to collaborate in this unique setting, while bringing the beauty of the New England autumn and a passion for contemporary art together.

ICEHOUSE Project Space
34 Upper Main St.
Sharon, CT 06069


 

“Arc of the Moral Universe: A Notebook Project”
organized by Carla Rae Johnson 
Croton Free Library, Ottinger Room
September 4 to October 30, 2019

Opening Reception:
Sunday, September 8th 2-4 pm
Readings and Conversations: 
Sunday, September 22nd 2-3:30 pm

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“I do not pretend to understand the moral universe, the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways. I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight; I can divine it by conscience. But from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice.”

Theodore Parker 1853 (quoted by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Barak Obama)

Artist, Carla Rae Johnson conceived of this creative, collaborative project involving bound notebooks following a series of national and international social/political events in 2016/17. In 2018, she invited artists, writers, as well as other creative and critical thinkers to join in this endeavor. Her invitation stated:

"This is an opportunity to envision our future, the “arc of the moral universe,” and the fate of our planet by recording your ideas, your feelings, and your vision to share with others. The 2016 presidential election in the U.S. and other social/political events around the globe, have ushered in challenging times. Creative people are the ones to register these events and respond in hopeful, compassionate, and positive ways."

The fruits of this invitation are more than 65 notebooks filled with: drawings/sketches, writing, lyrics, photos, montages, fold-outs, and non-objective art of color, line, texture, shapes, and shadings.

Arc participants come from the Northeast, Midwest, South, and Southwest in the United States.

Participants agreed to complete a 96 page notebook in one year (July 4, 2018- July 4, 2019), and could choose to fill their notebook by themselves, or to collaborate with others to fill one or both sides of the pages.

I am pleased to be a part of this timely protest.

In honor of the concept, I took this opportunity to create the first ODETTA archive. For me, ODETTA's mission is to promote peace and community while celebrating artists' accomplishments and risks. The creation of art is a sign of democracy and independence.

Volume 1 pulls together the exhibitions from ODETTA's opening in late May 2014 to the end of the year 2016.

A selection of notebooks from “Arc of the Moral Universe” will be on exhibition at the Ottinger Room of the Croton Free Library in September/October 2019.

This exhibition will generate visitor interaction via handling, exploring, and reading the notebooks.

Carla Rae Johnson also sees it as an opportunity to create dialogue and exchange. Thus, at the opening reception, and, again, on September 22nd there will be “Readings and Conversations” that bring people together to talk about the “Arc,” and our current, local, national, and global social/political/environmental realities.

 

 



Recent Satellite Projects:


Spring Break Art Show black and white logo

Facts: Alternate is a group show with a nod to Kellyanne Conway for its title which presents the work of activist artists Rita Valley, David Borawski, and Margaret Roleke. All three artists create pieces which call out the current administration and their constant everyday outrageous lies which enter social media and become legitimate facts somehow.

These artists works also reference other misrepresentations presented to the American people over the years by those in power.

 

SPRING/BREAK Art Show returns to Armory Arts Week for its 8th annual show with 
FACT AND FICTION
 from March 5th - 11th, 2019
866 UN PLAZA (Entrance at 866 E 48th Street)

VIP FIRST LOOK & PRESS PREVIEW Tuesday, March 5th 11am - 4pm
VIP OPENING NIGHT Tuesday, March 5th 4pm - 8pm

REGULAR SHOW DAYS
Wednesday - Monday, March 6th-11th, 11am - 7pm

Tickets: https://springbreakartshow.eventbrite.com
For more information visit: http://www.springbreakartshow.com

 

  •  Installing art at Spring Break Art Fair
  • Installing art at Spring Break Art Fair
  •  Installing art at Spring Break Art Fair
  •  Installing art at Spring Break Art Fair
  •  Installing art at Spring Break Art Fair
  •  David, Rita, Margaret and Ellen at the show
  •  woman in front of sign that says Weapons of Mass Detruction at the art fair
  •  Woman in black coat with multi colored polka dots
  •  Rita's colorfull WTF pillows
  •  Us, Them text with a suspended prism pink light
  • Visiotr viewing illustrations
  •   Rita's colorfull WTF pillows
  •  hugs at the show

 

 


 

Sound Garden with John Morton and Jacqueline Shatz
November 16, 2018 to February 24, 2019
Opening Tuesday November, 27 6-8 pm

ODETTA will be traveling John Morton's Fever Songs to the Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ. Friday, November 16, 2018 – Sunday, February 24, 2019

John Morton, Noted Composer, Instrument Builder, and Sound Artist, Brings His Sonic Ingenuity to the Morris Museum with Sound Garden a series of interactive installations in collaboration with visual artist Jacqueline Shatz.

For more information, call (973) 971-3700, or visit http://www.morrismuseum.org.

Culture Vultures, Jersey Arts Arts Weekly, Susan Wallner, PCK Media and Manny Igrejas, Sound Garden, Installations by John Morton and Jacqueline Shatz at the Morris Museum, January 24, 2019
http://features.jerseyarts.com/content/index.php/nj-podcasts/2019/01/sound-garden-installations-by-john-morton-and-jacqueline-shatz/

Northern Lights Studio, Iris Brooks, "Listening: Musings at the Morris Museum," January 2019 http://nlscreativemedia.com/NORTHERN_LIGHTS_STUDIO/Calendar.html

Northern Lights Studio, Jon Davis and Iris Brooks, Fever Songs, January 4, 2019 https://vimeo.com/309552487

WNYC, New Sounds, John Schafer, "WNYC Gig Alert: Sound Garden at the Morris Museum (John Morton)," November 23, 2018 http://www.newsounds.org/story/sound-garden-morris-museum/

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October- November, 2018
CT Contemporary Art Fair,
curated by Melanie Carr, Owner Melanie Carr Gallery, Essex, CT. with Mary Dwyer, Ellen Hackl Fagan, Elizabeth Gourlay, Rachel Heller, Hong Hong, Jenny Kanaus, Janet Passehl, and Sarah Rohlfing

  • Exhibition dates: October 14th - November 10th
  • Preview review: October 13th, 6-8P — please do join!
  • Public opening: October 14th, 2-5P
  • Deinstallation: November 11th, 12th


October, 2018
Stephen Maine, Fire and Ice, ICEHOUSE Project Space, co-curated by Ellen Hackl Fagan of ODETTA and K. K. Kozik of ICEHOUSE Project Space. October 6- November 3, 2018. Opening Reception: Saturday October 6, 4-6 pm. Closing Reception: Saturday Nov 3, 4-6 pm. 

Two Coats of Paint, Sharon Butler - Editor, "Stephen Maine and the Ice Trade," Dec 29, 2018 http://www.twocoatsofpaint.com/2018/12/


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October, 2018
Huuto Arts Collective with ODETTA at M. David Studio October 19 - November 4, 2018: THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG