Monday, December 30, 2019

DOEprojekts Coreform Vision 2020

Remember Dr. Joel Fleischman (played by Rob Morrow) on the series Northern Exposure? Dr. Joel was a die-hard New Yorker, uprooted from Flushing, NYC, and assigned to the small-town of Cicely, Alaska, as part of his payback for medical school loans. Dr. Fleischman was kind enough to use a "DOEprojekts Coreform Vision Chart" during his year-end eye exams.  Let's see what our DOEprojekts visions may be as we leave 2019 and look forward to 2020!

Our "Bauhaus and Beyond" workshops, supported by a grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, were a resounding success and we thank all those who participated at the Lenox Hill Community Center in Midtown Manhattan. We hope to continue educating people about the cultural contributions of the Bauhaus school (1919-1933) in 2020. We had anticipated visiting the Bauhaus School and Museum in Dessau, Germany this year, but for reasons "beyond" our control, we must look to the future for our hoped-for journey. 

Our "field of vision" was enlarged this summer, when curator Sarah Jane invited us to be demonstrating artists at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center (PAFAC) in Washington State. We enjoyed sharing our Coreforms with participants in PAFAC's Summer Solstice Art Celebration during (when else?) the Summer Solstice, June 20-21. We always enjoy making a connection between Coreforms and nature's forms, and we hope to visit again and create a larger installation for PAFAC!

Visiting fine art centers, community art centers, galleries, and museums inspires our ongoing cultural visions and forms. We make it a goal to visit an exhibition or museum every week, although we sometimes fall short of our goal. Above, we visited the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum's Immersion Room, where we were able to draw our "Hybr" form on a nearby computer and have it projected as wallpaper.
And even when an exhibition does not allow us to make an intervention of Coreforms, we participate through observation -- as the artist Georges Seurat (1859-1891) stated "observation is intervention." Thus, we intervened through our presence in the exhibition "Illusions of the Photographer: Duane Michals at the Morgan" (Morgan Library and Museum). 

Yet, it is always exhilarating when our work is part of an exhibition. We were delighted to have two of our prints in the group exhibition titled "Relative Relations" at the Hebrew Union College, Heller Museum, New York. Our work will be on display until June 30, 2020. We thank curator Laura Kruger for selecting our work! 

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