to Jun 12

Up Coming Shows In NY & LA!

Opening Reception: May 19th1-4pm
La MaMa Galleria 47 Great Jones
4:15-7pm @ 222 Bowery
NYC SHOWS RUN May 19-29th 1-7pm 

Opening Reception:June 2nd: 4-7pm 

Bendix Building 1206 Maple Ave
LA SHOW RUN June 3-12th 1-7pm

The EVERY WOMAN BIENNIAL is the all woman and women-identified art biennial founded and curated by C. Finley. What began as the Whitney Houston Biennial, a wild one-night event of art and performance celebrating women in 2014, and expanded to a two-week exhibition in 2017 in the awakening of the #MeToo movement, will present its third iteration, titled Every Woman Biennial, from May 19 - May 29 in NY, and a sister biennial featuring LA-based artists June 2 - 12 in LA.

The Biennial has grown in scope to include over 600 artists in its two unique presentations in NY and LA, featuring expanded art exhibitions, a NY film festival, and events including I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY Flash Mob in NY, and performances of Girl Bands in LA. Timing with The Whitney Museum’s Biennial, the aim is to extend the celebration of art and create even more positive opportunities for emerging women artists. The Biennial engages artists, through a democratic open call, to cross-pollinate with each other from a variety of mediums, generations, and racial and ethnic backgrounds. The salon-style exhibition features painting, photography, installation, sculpture, video art, textile, and multimedia works, activated by per- formance, dance, music, poetry readings, theater and film.

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to Mar 20

Book Signing event and panel.

Hi Friends,

There will be a panel and book signing event for the book I am a featured artist in.

March 20th, 6:00 pm

Rizzoli Bookstore

1133 Broadway (between W. 25th and 26th Street)New York, NY.


A panel discussion with Mountain Lake Symposium founders and organizers, artist Ray Kass, art critic Donald Kuspit and Howard Risotti to discuss The Mountain Lake Symposium and Workshop: Artists in Locale.

Contemporary art, interdisciplinary research, traditional Appalachian culture, and advanced technology converge in The Mountain Lake Symposium and Workshop: Artists in Locale.Published to coincide with the exhibition of the same name, the book showcases the collaborative creative works that emerged from the Mountain Lake Symposium, a decade-long theoretical art criticism conference founded by artist Ray Kass in 1980 and co-organized with art critic Donald B. Kuspit and Howard Risatti. The Mountain Lake Workshop integrated the arts and sciences into a dynamic experimental creative process that expanded the traditional boundaries of visual art. Artists who have created works at the Mountain Lake Workshop include John CageMarie CosindasMerce CunninghamJames De La VegaHoward FinsterLynn HullLiz Liguori, Jessie MannSally MannJackie MatisseJiro OkuraM. C. RichardsDorothea RockburneWayne ThiebaudCy TwomblyMierle Laderman Ukeles, and many others.

This book’s essays and extensive photographs serve as a critical reflection of the Mountain Lake Symposium’s history and impact, and of the ongoing collaborative Mountain Lake Workshops that continue to demonstrate the relevance of the arts across various disciplines.

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Liz Liguori: Electromagnetograms at Lazy Susan Gallery Opening Reception
to Feb 27

Liz Liguori: Electromagnetograms at Lazy Susan Gallery Opening Reception


The Electromagnetogram Series began as a collaboration between artists Liz Liguori and Jessie Mann in response to how digital photography has taken over the representationalist work that photography once took over from painting. As Clement Greenburg pointed out “Photography is the only art that can still afford to be naturalistic and that, in fact, achieves its maximum effect through naturalism….Therefore it would seem that photography today could take over the field that used to belong to genre and historical painting” Just as painting, once freed from its responsibility to accurately reflect the world, expanded into impressionism and abstraction, so to have traditional photographic processes expanded their repertoire of image making styles once no longer responsible for naturalism or historical account.  As with painting, we are seeing photography redeploy traditional techniques to create new and unique images that are no longer tied to reflecting the world. Instead of reflecting the world photography is now free to explore the lines, texture, and color of the medium isolated from content, much as the abstract painters did with painting. Artists like Hiroshi Sugimoto, Gerhard Richter, Dirk Braeckman, Marco Breuer, Chris Mccaw, Sally Mann, Alan Jarai are reinventing photography as a method of abstraction.  Sugimoto, like Rothko, is exploring the color field and raw horizon line. Chris Mccaw, Mann, Braeckman and Breuer are all exploring the texture of the negative and print surface.


Clement Greenburg outlines the hallmarks of abstract expressionism as “large and conspicuous rhythms, broken color, uneven saturations, exhibited finger marks, masses that blot and fuse”, the work here presented is an attempt to recreate these elements but with photographic processes rather than paint. It is a rediscovery of the elements of photography as they can be employed toward an abstract expressionist end. This work was inspired by Ralph Eugene Meatyard’s abstractions (1957-1972). It was with these images that photography was reborn as an abstract medium. These electromagnetograms use some of the same methods Meatyard introduced and expand on his process. These works are an effort to explore the essence of the medium, independent of content, in the same way that abstract expressionism was an effort at exploring the essence of painting free of content. The electromagnetogram is an effort at isolating light, surface, saturation, and rhythm in through the photographic process.  

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to Feb 16

Electromagnetograms in Rural Avant-Garde: The Mountain Lake Experience at MICA

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Contemporary art, interdisciplinary research communities, and traditional Appalachian culture converge in Rural Avant-Garde: The Mountain Lake Experience, an exhibition showcasing the collaborative creative works that emerged from nearly four decades of the Mountain Lake Workshop series. Founded by artist and scholar Ray Kass in 1980 and co-organized with influential art critic Dr. Donald B. Kuspit, Dr. Howard Risatti, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), The Mountain Lake Workshops integrated the arts and sciences in a dynamic experimental creative process that pushed past the traditional boundaries of art, dance, performance, and theater.

Key artists include Cy Twombly (1928-2011); Wayne Thiebaud; folk-artist, Howard Finster (1918-2001); Japanese minimalist artist and sculptor, Jiro Okura (1943-2014); experimental composer, artist, author and composer, John Cage (1912-1992); East Harlem street artist and muralist, James De La Vega; Colorado based eco-artist, Lynn Hull; installation-artist, Mierle Laderman Ukeles (official artist in residence of the New York Sanitation Dept.); ceramic artist, poet, and author of Centering, Mary C. Richards (1916-1999); sculptor in light forms and virtual reality, Jackie Matisse; artist, author and Zen Buddhist art scholar, Stephen Addiss; dancer and choreographer, Merce Cunningham (1919-2009;, Virginia photographer Sally Mann, with painter Jessie Mann and laser-artist Liz Liguori, among others, including Kass himself, whose individual workshops have provided an interface between the concepts and specific creative activities of many of the various workshops.

This exhibition is organized by the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts at Longwood University and is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

ON VIEW:  Thursday, January 31 - March 17, 2019

RECEPTION: Thursday, January 31, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

GALLERY TALK FOLLOWED BY BOOK SIGNING with RAY KASS/Dr. Howard Risatti: Friday, February 1, 3:00 -5:00 PM/5:00-7:00 PM 

PERFORMANCE (RECEPTION TO FOLLOW): John Cage's STEPS,  A Composition for a Painting with Full Circle Dance Company 

Saturday, February 2, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Leidy Atrium, Brown Center 

PERFORMANCE (RECEPTION TO FOLLOW): John Cage's STEPS,  A Composition for a Painting with Dance Happens  

Saturday, February 16, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Leidy Atrium, Brown Center 

WORKSHOP: Breathing Lines with MICA Students, Sunday, February 17, 12:00 - 2:00 PM, Leidy Atrium, Brown Center

WORKSHOP: Asian Paper Mounting with MICA Students, February 17, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, Leidy Atrium, Brown Center

GALLERY HOURS:  Monday–Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday, 12–5pm


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4:00 PM16:00

Work on display at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design


August 23-December 30, 2018
Adams and Woodson Galleries

Painting with fire, dancing in ink, or exploiting decomposition, artists such as composer John Cage, choreographer Merce Cunningham, poet/ceramicist M.C. Richards, photographer Sally Mann came to Virginia’s Mountain Lake for a series of art experiments involving scientists, scholars, and local folks. Other participants included visionary Howard Finster; Japanese sculptor Jiro Okura; official New York waste management artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles; East Harlem street artist James De La Vega; Zen scholar Stephen Addiss; and painter Ray Kass. Organized by the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts at Longwood University, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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5:30 PM17:30

Artist Talk “(Not) Drawing The Line: Technology Reexamined”

STEM Tavern at Soaring Ridge

What makes a talk about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) even more entertaining? Why, beer of course!

Join our monthly STEM Tavern that features a fascinating science presentation plus good beer. For each beer sold at STEM Tavern, Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers will make a donation to the Science Museum of Western Virginia! A food truck will also be on hand.

Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm at Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers (523 Shenandoah Ave.). Talks begin at 6:00 pm!

March 8: Liz Liguori “(Not) Drawing The Line: Technology Reexamined”

The parallel roles of the artist and technologist are increasingly difficult to differentiate in contemporary creative discourse. Art has informed technology, and technological advancements have transformed the art world. The fine art world is fundamentally more inclusive and transdisciplinary thanks to the remixing and the memetic circulation of ideas. This talk will review some of my creative explorations and processes with photos, video documentaries, sculpture and a laser show demonstration of how an Electromagnetogram is made.

Liz Liguori is a multimedia artist who works in photography, lighting, sculpture, video and environmental installations. A transplant from Brooklyn, New York Liguori is currently in her final semester as an MFA candidate in the Creative Technology program at Virginia Tech. She earned her BFA in Studio Art from Drew University in 2001. In addition to her studio practices and research, Liguori has completed the Future Professoriate Graduate Certification program in preparation for a career as a future faculty member in higher education. In the spring of 2016 Liguori was one of 15 students selected by the Dean of the Graduate school for the Global Perspectives Program in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland where she had the privilege to garner a more international understanding of higher education. In 2016 Liguori was honored by The School of Visual Arts with the Outstanding Graduate Student award, and by The School of Architecture + Design with the Werner Graeff Memorial Book Award. Her work examines the relationship between art, technology and physical science.

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