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UPCOMING & CURRENT

Digital Worlds: New Media from the Museum's Collection

Curated by: Alison de Lima Greene

Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Audrey Jones Beck Building

Millennium Gallery

5601 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005

Dates: June 23 - October 8, 2018

Link: https://www.mfah.org/exhibitions/digital-worlds-new-media-from-mfah-collection

 

Digital technology began transforming the landscape of contemporary art as early as the 1960s. When digital equipment became increasingly available and adaptable in the 1990s, artists seized on the unique opportunities it offered for video art and photography.

Digital Worlds: New Media from the Museum’s Collection demonstrates the breadth of invention artists bring to contemporary art through digitization. The exhibition features a selection of MFAH collection favorites, including Jennifer Steinkamp’s Mike Kelley, 14 and Chiho Aoshima’s City Glow.

Also on view are important new acquisitions, such as

 

Cassandra C. Jones’s Wax and Wane, which traces the moon’s monthly cycle through images from the Internet; and Stan Douglas’s Hogan’s Alley, a meticulous reconstruction of Seattle’s downtown red-light district, reimagined as a late-1940s film noir.

PAST

Technology-based Art and Music Intensive

 

Mikael Jorgensen and I are teaming up again to teach a summer camp workshop, at Oak Grove School in Ojai, CA, that will include an introduction to manipulating photographs in Adobe Photoshop CC and mixing music in Ableton Live. Students will be presented with basic techniques in each program and will utilize everything they learn in one collaborative group project. They will be guided through making individual short animations by remixing existing photographs and music that are in the public domain. Then we will link them all together to create one music video.    

 

Experience in Photoshop or Ableton Live is not necessary but basic computer skills are required.

Oak Grove School

220 West Lomita Avenue
Ojai, California 93023

Dates:  June 18–22 | 9:30am-2:00pm
Ages:  High School and up
Price:  $420.
Instructors:  Cassandra C. Jones & Mikael Jorgensen
Camp Code:  2203

Link to Enroll: https://oakgroveschool.org/summer-camp/

My piece, Patty Stunt, is included in the upcoming Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) Auction. Selected from nearly 1200 submissions, the live and silent auctions will feature more than 300 works of art in a range of media by emerging to established artists. The 2018 live auction will include 34 pieces by internationally renowned artists, including Robert Freeman, Takashi Murakami, Alison Saar, and Claes Oldenburg.

 

The MassArt Auction annually draws a crowd of over 700 collectors and art enthusiasts seeking to view and purchase exceptional contemporary art while supporting the College. All proceeds provide vital scholarship aid and academic program support for MassArt students. Last year's auction was the highest grossing MassArt Auction in history, with over $1.3 million raised. 


Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Bakalar & Paine Galleries (enter through the Design and Media Center)
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Dates: Saturday, April 7, 2018

6:30 PM --- Doors Open
8:00 PM --- Live Auction begins


Opening Reception: March 28, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm
*Admission to Opening Reception included with Auction sponsorship or advance ticket purchase.

 

Public Preview Days: March 29 - April 5, 12:00pm - 7:00pm
(Closed Sunday and during private events)

Info:

For more information, call 617.879.7014, email auction@massart.edu or visit massartauction.org. To arrange for corporate receptions or private viewings in the galleries contact Kathryn Calnan, Executive Director of Advancement, at kcalnan@massart.edu or 617.879.7012.

Permanent Wallpaper Installation

Commissioned and purchased by Revival Hotel, in Baltimore, for an open stairwell in their public space. 


This project was inspired by Baltimore Album Quilts which date back to 1840 and began with women in church getting together and sharing patterns. The quilts tell stories about the lives of those women and the lives of their friends and family. They are built on a lexicon of symbols that have a long history and specific meanings.  

I took the same style and visual storytelling as the Baltimore Album Quilts and turning it into a large-scale, collaged wallpaper piece, made up of hundreds of remixed photographs for the open stairwell of the new Revival Hotel.

In keeping with the tradition and symbolics of Album Quilts, I created on a patchwork of poetic compositions to portray a narrative. However, I am giving it a contemporary bent by using present-day imagery to make my blocks and set. Each part of my design tells a story about my life as an artist, traveler, mother, and member of a global community.  

But also, this is a work being made, site specifically, for a hotel in Baltimore and I am an outsider to the city. Therefore, I was interested in representing the visitor as well, in 3 different ways. I wanted to explore what it feels like to be in a space that is different from your own but that is made to comfort you, what it feels like to explore a new city like Baltimore for the first time and what if feels like to be part of our technology-obsessed, contemporary culture.


Revival Hotel
101 W Monument St
Baltimore, MD 21201

Installed: March 9th, 2018

The Awakening

Group Exhibition

Curated by Abigail Ogilvy and Allyson Boli

Abigail Ogilvy Gallery
60 Harrison Ave, #C7 Boston, MA 02118
http://www.abigailogilvy.com

Dates: November 3, 2017 - December 3, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, November 3, 6-9 pm

Artists Included: Cassandra C. Jones, Todd Pavlisko, Zemer Peled & Rusty Scruby

Abigail Ogilvy Gallery is proud to present The Awakening, an exhibition featuring four artists
whose work seeks to expand and play with the viewer’s perception. Cassandra C. Jones, Todd
Pavlisko, Zemer Peled, and Rusty Scruby all employ techniques of comprisal, forming careful
arrangements that appear effortless from afar.

Each artist awakens a different aspect of our perspectives: the physical contradictions within
Peled’s sculptures, the societal fallacies engaged by Pavlisko, the interconnectedness of nature,
history, and humanity exposed by Jones, and the introspective weaves of memory by Scruby.
Every piece begs a second, closer look, and the audience is rewarded by investigation—the
work transforms under examination.

 

Ritual and Desire

Group show: Beth Lipman, Lauren Fensterstick and Cassandra C. Jones


Curated by Lisa Volpe, Associate Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Ritual and Desire explores the tenuous line between historical aesthetics and contemporary attitudes through the work of three artists—Beth Lipman, Cassandra C. Jones, and Lauren Fensterstock. While each harnesses the artistry of previous ages, each artist masterfully projects those styles into our contemporary world, revealing the unbreakable ties to our past in our present. The simultaneous blurring and expansion of time and aesthetic results in work that is both familiar and foreign to the eye. It invites reflection on issues of transience and permanence, the material and immaterial, and reduction and excess. The exhibition continues WAM’s exploration of Steuben’s legacy in contemporary glass.

For this exhibition, the Wichita Art Museum commissioned me to make a large-scale collage using their historical Steuben glass collection. I named it Blind Glass after a Gertrude Stein poem and it took the form of a wallpaper installation. This image is a small swatch of the collage which repeats only once in 62 feet. Blind Glass was purchased by the Wichita Art Museum, digitally, for their permanent collection.


Wichita Art Museum

1400 West Museum Boulevard

Wichita, KS 67203

Dates: May 20th - September 10th, 2017

Opening Reception: May 20th

With Liberty and Justice for Some

Traveling Group Exhibition

Curated by Walter Maciel and Monica Lundy

Location 1

Walter Maciel Gallery 

2642 S. La Cienega Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90034

www.waltermacielgallery.com

 

Dates: 7 January – 4 March 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 7th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

 

Location 2
San Francisco Arts Commission

SFAC Main Gallery

401 Van Ness Avenue

(War Memorial Veterans Building) Suite 126,

San Francisco, CA

Dates: March 25 - April 8, 2017

Opening: Saturday, March 25, 6 - 9 p.m.

 

Location 3

Berkeley Arts Center

1275 Walnut Street

Berkeley, CA. 94709 

 

Dates: Sept. 23 - Oct. 8th, 2017

Opening: Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, 6 - 9 p.m.

 

Walter Maciel Gallery is pleased to present With Liberty and Justice for Some, featuring the work of a diverse group of contemporary artists who have been invited to create portraits of immigrants to the United States.  The show is a statement on the many fears surrounding the announcement of our new president elect and a powerful response rejecting the presumed policies that threaten to disrupt basic civil rights.  A major part of the exhibition is our commitment to support many valuable organizations that we feel will be compromised under the new administration, and who continue fighting for the rights and privileges of our communities.  With the support of all of the artists involved in the project, we are donating a portion of each sale to various non-profits including ACLU, Planned Parenthood, The Trevor Project, Center for Reproductive Rights and the LA and SF LGBT Centers.My contribution is a portrait of my mother who immigrated to America from Greece when she was 4 years old.

Fuse

2 Person Show

Curated by: Tod Plavisko

 

Abigail Oglivy Gallery

460 Harrison Ave, #C7

Boston, MA 02118

www.abigailoglivy.com

 

Dates: February 3 - April 1, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, February 3rd, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

 

Abigail Ogilvy Gallery is proud to present Fuse, an exhibition of artists Cassandra C. Jones and Alfred Steiner, curated by artist and professor at Brandeis University, Todd Pavlisko. Fuse is a coalescence of images that intersect politics and pop culture within the lascivious American backdrop. Sociopolitical messages are interwoven in a cleverly composited miscellany, layering the erotic and whimsical, the beautiful and grotesque. Overlapped, Cassandra C. Jones and Alfred Steiner's work present an abundance of images that force the viewer to consider every component with focused attention in order to process its content. Each piece unfolds a complex cluster of social messages that infiltrate our cursory habits of perception and comprehension.

Women on the Rise

Group Show

Curated by: Mary Perez 

Vita Art Center

432 N. Ventura Ave. Studio 30

Ventura, CA  93001

www.VitaArtCenter.com

 

Dates: March 3 - 31, 2017

Opening: Friday, March 3 from 6-9 p,m.

 

In celebration of Women 's History Month, March 2017, the Vita Art Center in collaboration with Focus on the Masters will exhibit the artwork of women artist that have been interviewed and documented by Donna Granata. Focus on the Masters has done an incredible job documenting the work and lives of extraordinary artists that have dedicated much of their lives to their craft and Vita Art Center is honored to showcase the work of some of these women. This is the first annual all Women s art exhibit co-curated by Vita Art Center and Focus on the Masters.Artists Included: Hiroko Yoshimoto, Monica Furmanski, Christine Morla Armstrong, Susan Petty, Margaret Nielsen, Jane Mulfinger, Katherine Chang Liu, Connie Jenkins, Lynn Hanson, Sherry Saxe Loehr, Cheryl Ann Thomas, Cassandra C. Jones

Here's a rare treat... I have a solo show coming up in Ojai, CA, where I live!  JPEG MOUNTAIN refers to the actual mountain I see outside my window each day and the mountain of photos I use to represent my experience of living in this place.  Think: technophiliac explores nature.  If recent articles in the New York Times, Vogue, Vanity Fair and lifestyle blogs across the country haven’t convinced you that a day trip to paradise is only an hour and half from LA, let me be another voice in that choir.  Ojai is worth the drive and THIS would be a great time to visit!

 

JPEG MOUNTAIN

Solo Exhibition

 

Porch Gallery Ojai

310 E. Matilija

Ojai, CA 93023

 

Dates: October 13 – December 4, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, October 14th, 5:30-7:30 pm--

Special Installation of my 2004 Good Cheer Wallpaper in conjunction with Thomas Stvensen’s solo show at the Cheryl Hazen Gallery in NYC. 

 

Cheryl Hazan Gallery

35 N. Moore Street

TriBeCa, NYC

(b/t Varick and Hudson)

Dates: Sept 14 – Oct 22, 2016

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 14th, 6-8 pm

Fierce Generosity

The Carolyn Glasoe Memorial Exhibition

 

Porch Gallery

310 E. Matilija St.  

Ojai, CA 93022

 

Dates: July, 21 - August 21, 2016

Opening: July 23, 2016  5pm

 

Carolyn Glasoe started her career at the age of 19 when she opened her first art gallery in her hometown of Minneapolis. In 2000, she moved to New York where she co-founded the Dee Glasoe Gallery in the Chelsea Art District. In 2002 Glasoe left New York, returning to her home base of Ojai to concentrate on curating private art collections for her clientele worldwide. Glasoe’s life ended at the young age of 46 after a year and a half battle with Glioblastoma brain cancer. She was mother to a beautiful nine-year-old boy Matson West Bailey and wife to entrepreneur Chris Bailey.  The CGB Foundation was established in 2016 by Lila Glasoe Francese, Glasoe’s sister, and Chris Bailey, Glasoe’s widower, with the objective to continue Glasoe’s commitment to the arts and sciences.  In a collaboration between CGB Foundation and Porch Gallery, “Fierce Generosity” is being held in Carolyn’s honor and includes many of the artists she helped over the years, including me.  The above drawing is my contribution to the show.Click here for a full schedule of events.

Stanford University

Workshop

Mikael Jorgensen and I recently returned from co-teaching 45 students how to make photo animations and remix audio over the course of a 2 week workshop at Stanford University.

 

Each student was required to make 8 seconds of animation in Photoshop and 8 seconds of audio in Ableton Live. We broke the class into 2 groups with 2 themes, Underwater and Outerspace and then strung their work together to make 2 music videos. The first culled images from NOAA and the second from NASA (both archives being public domain). The original audio was Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra (think 2001 a Space Odyssey). Fun was had by all and we are proud to present the results.

 

You can see it here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUPCgRmL_uM&feature=youtu.be---

TEXT ME

A Group Exhibition

 

Hazan Projects

35 N. Moore St.  

New York, NY 10013

 

Dates: Oct 29 - Dec.  12, 2015

Opening: Thursday, October 29 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm

 

A group show featuring text-based art in ways that will be both familiar and experimental to the viewer. Each artist in the exhibit uses highly distinctive methods to engage and challenge our ingrained understanding of letters, words and language. See if you can spot the text in my newest colored pencil drawing, entitled “Soul Mates”.

 

Participating artists: Meg Hitchcock, Cassandra C. Jones, Henry Mandell, Andrea Mary Marshall, David McCauley, Matthew McCormick, Andrew Prayzner, Sarah Reynolds, Ben Skinner, Thomas Stevenson, Bryce Wymer, Seldon Yuan

Were the Eye Not Sunlike

Video Programing


Curated by Third Object


DIGITAL ACRE TV
ACRETV.org
       
ACRE TV and Fernwey Gallery are pleased to announce Were the Eye Not Sunlike, an exhibition in two venues curated by Third Object.Inspired by the long dark winters of Chicago, this exhibition focuses on the Sun at a time when it is missed the most, moments before springtime. As an object that is both illuminating and unseeable, the experience of the Sun is dominated by metaphor and myth. Were the Eye Not Sunlike channels the mythologization of the Sun and our relationship to its immeasurable power.Beginning on April 1, a three-part video program will unfold on the artist-made livestreaming platform ACRE TV. The program begins with Sunrise and its thematic associations of stillness, ritual and intimacy. Reflecting the course of the earth-bound day, the following program, High Noon, tracks the warmth and optical energy of a bright, full sky. Sunset, the final chapter, evokes impending darkness, melancholy, loss and reflection.


Sunrise: April 1 - April 19 | High Noon: April 19 - May 10

Sunset: May 10 - May 31
 

Altarations:Built, Blended, Processed

Group Exhibition- Photo-based works by 22 contemporary artists.

Co-curated by:Rod Faulds and guest curator Jeanie GiebelSchmidt

University Galleries

School of the Arts Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters   

Florida Atlantic University  

777 Glades Road 

Boca Raton, Florida 33431

Altarations: Built, Blended, Processed is a group exhibition featuring contemporary artists that blend photographic images and processes to produce works that celebrate, contradict and undermine photographic traditions through altered images and references.Exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog.

 

Center Gallery Featuring: Ilit Azoulay, Ellen Carey, Lisa Gwilliam and Ray Sweeten (DataSpaceTime),  Barbara Kasten, Maria Martinez-Cañas,  Matthew Porter, Eileen Quinlan,Penelope Umbrico, James Welling

 

Dates: November 21, 2014 – February 28, 2015 

Opening: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 6:30pm

 

Ritter Art Gallery Featuring:Erica Baum, Joshua Dildine, Noriko Furunishi, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Cassandra C. Jones, John Mann, Yamini Nayar, Asbjørn Skou, Travess Smalley, Lucie Stahl, Ishmael Randall Weeks, Hannah Whitaker, Jennifer Williams

 

Dates: January 15, 2014 – February 28, 2015 

Opening:Thursday, January 14, 2015, 6:30pm

The Vastness is Bearable

A year long Group Exhibition

Curated by: Miki Garcia and Brooke Kellaway

 

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

Satellite Space @ Hotel Indigo

Santa Barbara121 State St,

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Dates: Jan 25, 2014 - Dec.  7, 2014

Opening: Saturday, Jan 25, 6-9pm

 

In his book, Contact (1985), noted astronomer and science writer, Carl Sagan wrote, “She had studied the universe all her life, but had overlooked its clearest message: For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.” Inspired by this quote and the themes of the book—contact between humanity and a more technologically advanced, extraterrestrial life form—the third annual exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara’s satellite location at Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara features artists who contemplate the vastness of the cosmos. Whereas last year’s exhibition looked to the mysteries of the sea, this year’s presentation gazes up, featuring artists whose works reflect human fascination, curiosity, and awe with the universe.  Artists Included: Rodolfo Choperena, Russell Crotty, Ala Ebtekar, Desirée Holman, Cassandra C. Jones, and Vargas-Suarez Universal.

The RxArt Coloring Book, Volume 4

 

Fifty-three contemporary artists worked with RxArt to create images created exclusively for distribution by RxArt. The RxArt Coloring Book is a softcover volume with 112 black and white pages designed for coloring.  The cover depicts Ai Weiwei’s colorful sunflower seeds from his Unilever Series, as well as a page of Weiwei’s work transformed into adhesive stickers. The fourth edition of The RxArt Coloring Book was generously designed by Matt Murphy Design and underwritten by Warby Parker.  Warby Parker has contributed to the book with a page of die-cut pop-out masks, featuring paper-toy glasses.

 

Contributing Artists: Diana Al-Hadid, Michelle Andrade, Doug Argue, Rina Banerjee, BB&PP Inc BB&PP Inc, Jonathan Borofsky, Louise Bourgeois, Dusty Boynton, Michael Bramwell, Troy Brauntuch, Jason Brinkerhoff, David Brooks, Julia Chiang, Michael Craig-Martin, Cynthia Daignault, Peter Dayton, Rafael De Cardenas, Mark Di Suvero, Carroll Dunham, Nicole Eisenman, Lauren Ewing, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Shilpa Gupta, Mark Hagen, Rachel Harrison, Zarina Hashmi, Jeanette Hayes, Jeppe Hein, Invader Invader, Cassandra C. Jones, Klara Kristalova, Christian Marclay, Marilyn Minter, Rebecca Morris, Ernesto Neto, Aakash Nihalini, Jacco Olivier, Erik Parker, Maurizio Pellegrin, Jason Polan, Seth Price, Richard Prince, Walter Robinson, Laurie Simmons, Alec Soth, Rudolf Stingel, Philip Taaffe, Henry Taylor, Ang Tsherin Sherpa, Chuck webster, Ai Weiwei, Jian’an Wu, Toby Ziegler. 

Mikael Jorgensen & Greg O'Keeffe (Self Titled Album)

Album Cover and Gate Fold Art

 

Released: October, 2013 by Butterscotch Records


Mikael Jorgensen is the pianist and keyboardist for alt rock band Wilco and has co-written songs including "Theologians" and "Side with the Seeds." With a background in electronics and computers, and years of playing in genre-pushing bands, Jorgensen isn't afraid to experiment—and collaborate—as heard in one of the first releases from Butterscotch Records, an album simply titled Mikael Jorgensen & Greg O’Keeffe"."The album artwork is from the "Lightning Drawing" photo collage series by Cassandra C. Jones, an artist who is now married to Jorgensen. Jones gathers photos of storms and groups them based on "if the lightning bolt in each image looked thin, thick, serrated, fractured, fluid, feathered, etc," she says. Jones then painstakingly arranges them to create circles and even outlines of animals that seem impossible, seeming as if she drew them herself with charcoal or ink.For the cover, Jones says, "I created a line that had a smooth ebb and flow, hence the title 'Mercurial.' It was also a nice analogy for their music; that they took all these sounds that were once analog, turned them digital and pieced them together to make a cohesive expression." The gatefold image inside is "Lightning Drawing 6," and shows a fox chasing a rabbit. Jorgensen points out, "While the acquisition of our source material is fundamentally different—Cassandra legitimately collects images taken by other photographers while Greg and I record acoustic drums [and] analog synths in our studio—the manipulation of these digitizations in the computer to create a personally unique expression is the same." Read full review from Cool Hunting here:http://www.coolhunting.com/culture/butterscotch-records-mikael-jorgensen.php

To the Moon

Screening

The Ynot Lot

4 W North Avenue

Baltimore, Maryland

 

Presented by: Sight Unseen & Station North

 

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 8th at 8:00pm

 

Sight Unseen collaborates for a second time with the Station North Arts & Entertainment District, supported in part by the T. Rowe Price Foundation, to present a cinematic celebration on the 45th anniversary of the Moon landing. These moving titles exclusively feature the Moon moving through a myriad of illuminating forms and stellar techniques such as digital collage, glitch technology, hand-processing, in-camera, long-exposure, optical printing, single-frame and found footage. Video Artists Included: Miguel Mariño, Ben Balcom, Michael Betancourt, John Woods, Malena Szlam, Cassandra C. Jones, Shambhavi Kaul, Margaret Rorison, Jeanne Liotta.

FRIDAYFLIGHTS

An evening of Art, Music and Performance

 

The Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90049-1679

 

Date: Friday, August 8th 6-9pm

 

Hosted by: Mikael Jorgensen and Casandra C. JonesWe've enlisted some of our favorite artists, musicians and performers to help create a unique evening at The Getty Center as part of their FRIDAYFLIGHTS series. Featuring: Mikael Jorgensen, Cassandra C. Jones, Shana Moulton, Rebecca Comerford, Xander Signh, Quindar (Mikael Jorgensen and James Merel Thomas), Prism Break (Mikael Jorgensen and Orpheo McCord).Many Thanks to all those who joined that night.  It was so much fun!  For those of you who could not be there, you can hear some of the music that was performed here.