Panel Discussion: Liminality in Art: Art as Ritual


Tuesday, May 8th, 7pm
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Coinciding with the exhibition Liminal Worlds, Trestle Gallery is pleased to host Liminality in Art: Art as Ritual featuring Katerina Lanfranco, Ashley Hope, Elizabeth Insogna, Anne Polashenskiand Gregory Thielker on Tuesday, May 8th, at 7pm. 

In a ritual setting, liminality is a state of ambiguity and/or disorientation that occurs in the middle stage of a ritual. It is the state between pre-ritual status, but before the post-ritual status is conferred. For many artists making artwork is a form of ritual, Hope, Insogna, Polashenski, and Thielker, perform various rituals in the making of the artworks in Liminal Worlds. Join us for an interesting and lively discussion on the creative practice, art as ritual, and the fine lines that are divisive, dangerous, and crossed with fluctuating ease and difficulty.

About the Curator:

Katerina Lanfranco earned her BA in Art (Painting) and in Visual Theory and Museum Studies from UC Santa Cruz, and her MFA in Studio Art (Painting) from Hunter College, City University of New York. Her work has been represented by the Nancy Hoffman Gallery since 2006. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings) in Berlin, and the Corning Museum of Glass.

She currently teaches studio art at Parsons The New School, Pratt Institute, Fordham University and Hunter College, CUNY. She created and taught "Experimenting with Collage," an online studio course for the Museum of Modern Art. Lanfranco has taught studio workshops at the American Folk Art Museum, MoMA, and Brooklyn Botanic Garden. She has been awarded several artists residencies including a six-month creative artist residency in Kyoto, Japan through the Japan/US Friendship Commission to study Japanese arts and crafts. Lanfranco’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States, and internationally in Toronto, Canada; Berlin, Germany; Milan, Italy; and Kyoto, Japan.

Lanfranco founded of Rhombus Space in 2013 and was Chief Curator at Trestle Gallery (2015-2018), where she continues as a member of the advisory board. Her recent shows include a solo show "Mystic Geometry" at the Nancy Hoffman Gallery, and "Efflorescence" at the SCPS Gallery at Pratt Manhattan. Upcoming projects include "Human Nature" a group exhibition through Arts Brookfield (with a sculpture commission) April 2018, finalist for NYC's Percent for Art project April 2018, and curating "Liminal Worlds" exhibition at Trestle Gallery April-June 2018. She documents her studio practice and experiences in the NYC art world through her Vlog project on YouTube. Her work has been reviewed in ARTnews, ARTinfo, and the NY Times.


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