Saturday, Aug 14, 2021

Session (46) Open Studios


We hope you will be able to join us this Saturday, August 14, 2021, at Lighthouse Works for a reception in celebration of our Session 46 Fellows – Tanya Brodsky, Alan Felsenthal, Ryan Flores, Gabrielle Fuentes, and Peter Hoffmiester – who are wrapping up their time with us on Fishers Island.

Cocktails will be served on the deck, readings at 7 pm, studios will be open until 8 pm. Two 15-minute guided visits will be hosted by LW staff at 6:15 pm and 7:30 pm for those who would like to join a group visit.

*Tanya Brodsky (b. Kyiv, Ukraine 1982), is a Los Angeles-based artist working in sculpture. Her work draws on the hidden logics and bureaucracies governing each built environment, whether they be the dilapidated playgrounds of her Soviet childhood, or the reorganization of public spaces during the pandemic. Brodsky focuses on the power of mis-steps, misuses, failures and miscommunications, utilizing physical humor as a critical lens for unpacking the social conventions that are reinforced through our relationship to the spaces we occupy. Brodsky holds an MFA from UC San Diego and a BFA from RISD. Her work has been reviewed in Artforum, Hyperallergic and Carla, and has been recently exhibited at The Magic Hour, Ochi Projects, Elevator Mondays, Visitor Welcome Center. Her public art installation, “Yolki Palki,” is currently on view in West Hollywood.

Alan Felsenthal is the author of Lowly (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2017). His writing has appeared in BOMB, The Brooklyn Rail, Critical Quarterly, jubilat, Harper’s, and the New York Times Magazine. He runs a small press called The Song Cave with Ben Estes. They co-edited A Dark Dreambox of Another Kind: The Poems of Alfred Starr Hamilton (The Song Cave, 2013). He has taught writing at Columbia University, University of Iowa, Manhattanville College, and Victoria University (Wellington, New Zealand); and he currently teaches poetry at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering.

Ryan Flores is a sculptor and ceramicist who currently lives and works in Brooklyn. He received a BFA in Ceramics from California State University, Long Beach and an MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University. His most recent exhibition was with Rockefeller Center’s Art in Focus public art program in association with Art Production Fund.

Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes is the author of the novel The Sleeping World and the forthcoming short story collection Are We Ever Our Own, winner of the BOA Editions Short Fiction Prize. She has received fellowships from Yaddo, Hedgebrook, Willapa Bay, Millay Colony, Anderson Center, and the Blue Mountain Center. She teaches creative writing and Latinx literature at the University of Maryland.

Peter Hoffmeister creates work that challenges dominate cultural narratives in the United States, using historical events, places, and documents as a lens through which to understand the present. Often his works are site-specific in nature, informed by extensive research, and fostered by a holistic approach to use of material and mode of display. He has created site-specific works for various locations including “Ground Revision,” a solo exhibition in the period rooms of the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, and “Bill(board),” a billboard in Washington Heights. He received his MFA from Hunter College in 2017, where he currently also teaches.*