I visited the National University of Public Service on Thursday, January 15 to speak to Hungarian Defense Forces about the history of National flags and how designs evolve with historic events including the flag of Hungary. We also looked at contemporary US artists using this format for activism.
I will be going to Budapest, Hungary August 2018 to June 2019 to complete a large scale public art project about ancient architecture and patchwork quilting through a Fulbright Fellowship. You can read more info about the proposed project through this PRESS RELEASE (image: Aquincum site).
Thanks to Elise Sedley for taking time to talk with me about spirituality and art!
Performance Dates: March 10 from 6 - 9pm, March 24 from 7-9pm, March 31 from 6-10pm
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Triumph Gallery: 2055 W Cermak Road, Chicago IL 60608
Please join us and explore the boundaries of the self through trial experiences of The MorphoTransverse Method® + The Truth Guide For A Beginner’s Mind®. This walkthrough of both methods addresses the overlap of historical ritual/cult with safespaces, and the effects of relinquishing autonomy for group identity. It looks at ritual as the repetition of identical steps that become hierarchies within a belief’s structure, as well as where ritualized athletic movement can become spiritual exertions that correct muscles imbalances and trauma cycles.
Experience Both Practices In Tandem:
The MorphoTransverse Method® updates ancient health practices for the modern fitness world. DISCOVER THE BETWEEN BODY SPACE
–all you need to do is BE PRESENT–
Together, we will turn your goals into results and uncover your unique level of stability, so you can reach a superior state of existence. Discover your heightened self as we teach you to unify your spirit and body, allowing them to evolve beyond earthly boundaries.
The Truth Guide For A Beginner’s Mind® breaks the barriers between the physical and metaphysical.
UNLOCK THE POWER WITHIN YOUR GRIP
Uncover your inner, outer, and expansive being as you learn to look both forwards and into one another.
Opening Reception: February 3, 6-9pm
Wedge Projects / 1448 N. Howard Street
The site specific installation work There’s Nothing Natural About This by Chicago artists Anne Yafi and Christalena Hughmanick looks at the spacial and temporal relationships between nature, architecture, the body and ownership of space. Yafi’s three-dimensional grid drawing makes subtle attempts in subverting its art historical origin through her use of a tactile craft material (pipe cleaners) and the intuitive application of color, while rejecting a narrative or sequential reading of any kind. Hughmanick’s quilted components take aesthetic cues from the ancient Roman architecture of Aquincum, using its slow deterioration over the past 2000 years to consider the relationship between human building and nature. Material choices reinterpret ancient building material and the level of function presented in the resulting works aims only to be graphic. More info at https://www.wedgeprojects.net/upcomingexhibitions
One of my photographs will be featured in the silent auction at the annual Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival gala on June 17, 2017. Located in my hometown of Lee, Massachusetts, this non profit organizations mission is to support dance creation, presentation, education, and preservation; and to engage and deepen public appreciation and support for dance. This is a great way to bridge my training in modern dance with my current fine art practice. More info on the organization and even can be found HERE.
I've been accepted as an International Artist in Residence in Budapest Hungary for a three week program that will culminate in an exhibition there this coming August. To read more about my proposed project and to help fund my efforts, please visit http://www.gofundme.com/christalena.
A recent work A Pair of Shelves will be featured in the 5th Annual Juried Art Show at the Bridgeport Arts Center, curated by James Yood and Fred Camper. Join me for the opening on Friday, January 20 from 7 - 10pm. More information HERE.
Event Date: October 21, 6 - 9pm
Fair Dates: September 16 - 18, 2016
Fernwey Gallery is pleased to present their first show of the 2016 Season, "The Fish Don't Talk About The Water", with new work by Christalena Hughmanick. Please join us and the artist for an opening reception on Friday January 29th, from 7-10pm at 916 N Damen Avenue, Chicago.
Over centuries ancient civilizations have devised simple tools for cartography, land survey and the construction of monolithic structures. The 3rd century BC engineers of Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza used the plumb bob to plot foundations and around the same time latitude and longitude was proposed by the Greek mathematician, geographer and music theorist Eratosthenes. This is the initial recognition that longitude can be determined by accurate knowledge of time. The textile and sculpture works in “The Fish Don’t Talk About the Water” present themselves on a shifting continuum of form and utility. Featured quilts abstract the traditional double four patch pattern and utilize the modernist grid as a system of order within which images can be unearthed. Can these works escape their perceived use value by becoming a navigational tool in the psychic space of dreams?
Read essay by Janet Yoon HERE
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