SUPERFRONT

A non-profit organization dedicated to experimental design, creative exchange, and promoting contemporary architecture for an interdisciplinary world.




SUPERFRONT preview at 539 Atlantic Ave – Artwalk

Category : Brooklyn, Event, Exhibits, Residency Program Jun 5th, 2009

SUPERFRONT architecture gallery and project space is proud to present the work of Artist-in-Residence SIENNA SHIELDS HORTON.

During her 6 month residency at SUPERFRONT, SHIELDS HORTON – a painter, multi-media and performance artist from Alaska – has explored work with furniture and prepared for a land-based installation in Alaska .

For the Atlantic Avenue Artwalk, SUPERFRONT has installed a preview of Shields Horton’s multi-disciplinary work.  The artist’s exploration in furniture is presented here in the form of ‘table-tops’ that function in a space between design objects and art pieces.

Shields Horton works with a process of paint and paper on canvas to create layered fields that evoke topography, quilting and colorful explosions. In 2006 her Brooklyn studio was featured as a set in John Cameron Mitchell’s feature film “Shortbus.” Since 2006, she has been producing and editing “Ambulomancy,” a digital film project that relates live performance to the sublimity of contemporary Alaskan landscapes.

The residency program at SUPERFRONT offers emerging artists and architects 3-6 month opportunities to research and fabricate projects. The residency offers no funding, only space and access to the resources of SUPERFRONT, which include a woodshop, a growing collection of AV equipment, access to Materials for the Arts, and curatorial support.

Sienna Shields Horton’s work will be on view at SUPERFRONT from July 15 – September 12.

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