Artist Maggie Nowinski exhibits in-progress works and performance in “Streaming the 25th Hour” in the Easthampton City Arts+ Gallery from August 7 through August 29, 2012. A live performance and installation viewing will be held on Saturday, August 11th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. as part of Art Walk Easthampton, sponsored in-part by High and Mighty Beer.
Maggie Nowinski’s Streaming the 25th Hour combines in-progress art works that conceptually intersect themes of thought patterns, tempo, time passage, and perceptions of choice. Shaped by recent experiences of loss, Nowinski’s current in-progress works include drawings, cyanotypes, thought maps, collages, stitches, stones, writing, video, sound, body movements, and vocalizations. During the installation, Nowinski will perform tasks that express facets of her creative practice. Her performed actions and displayed works convey tensions around the accessibility of creativity in the face of life’s daily practical time and place constraints. Embedded, within this conceptual terrain are observations on the arrival of ideas and mindfulness within contexts of stress, memory, control, personal desire and grief. Ongoing collaborative and solo performances will occur throughout the installation.
Nowinski says, “I want this creative exercise to engage with my work and spark personal and visual transformation. I’m not looking to show something fixed, but to be, hear, make, observe and breathe. A big motivation for me in my practice is to see or hear the work; I want to tap into the fluid, although sometimes jagged movement of creative activity and I hope to feel some internal shifts,” she says.
Maggie Nowinski is a multi-media artist based in Easthampton, MA. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Pioneer Valley, Philadephia, Boston, and beyond. Most recently her work has been seen at the Garbage Museum, ArtSpace, Nash Gallery, and Easthampton’s Art in the Orchard. She earned an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a BFA from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She is an educator of visual studio arts and art history at Manchester Community College and Westfield State University. The installation is free and open to the public.
The ECA+ gallery is located at 43 Main Street, Easthampton, MA. Gallery hours are Tuesday- Saturday, 12-6 p.m.
Tuesday, 8/7, 2:00 - 3:00 & 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., ECA+ Gallery
Wednesday, 8/8, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m., ECA+ Gallery
, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m., Flywheel
, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Flywheel
Tuesday, 8/14, 4:00 - 6:00, ECA+ Gallery
Wednesday, 8/15, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Flywheel, with Erika Knerr