Past Exhibitions GALLERY NORTH
Mari Novotny-Jones / Performance Artist
Mari Novotny-Jones has been a member of the Mobius Artists Group in Boston since 1980. Her original performance work includes both solo and collaborative pieces. Her most recent local works include “Shrinekeepers” for 2007 Cyberarts festival as part of a collective of six women performance artists and “Harvest” for the Mobius International Festival in 2006. She has also appeared in Mobilize 2008 and Contaminate, an International Artists Festival, Boston. Novotny-Jones is on the faculty of the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts where she teaches Performance and CORE foundations classes. She is a recipient of a 2000 Tanne Foundation Artist Award for excellence in the arts. Mari also holds a M.A. in independent studies from Lesley University, Cambridge Mass. Her thesis paper is entitled, "The Nature of Transformation in Performance and Ritual."
Photos: ©Mari Novotny-Jones / http://www.mobius.org/mari-novotny-jones
Reese Johnson / Performance Artist
Reese Johanson is a producer, performing artist, writer, philanthropist and party girl. She has collaborated with musicians, performers, producers and filmmakers, writing, choreographing and performing in co-produced shows including Susan Millar Boldissar, Bremner Duthie, Ann Glaviano, Daneeta Jackson, Nari Tomessetti among others. She is a featured columnist with New Orleans’ Art + Design magazine. She was a teaching artist with KIDsmART and Upturn Arts. Most recently she founded the an arts and culture center, The Art Klub in the St. Roch neighborhood of the 8th Ward in New Orleans.
Reese Johanson graduated from the National Shakespeare Conservatory NYC, she was inspired by Joan Evans Techniques in physical theatre. In Boston she co-founded a performance series Open Faucet. In New Orleans she started an event company, Party Girl Productions, managing countless events with museums, galleries, nightclubs, hotels, newspapers, and private residents. She was a featured show host for www.nola.com, a columnist for Scat Magazine, and founded the arts non profit, Artist Inc. She was a company member of Chard Gonzalez Dance Theatre for 5 years. In San Francisco she workshopped with Mary Overly, practicing “6 Viewpoints. In 2012 Reese Johanson Collective emerged producing, UNROUTE, and award nominated shows, Flashback and THEY DON’T EAT CORN HERE, and many many more.
ANDREW NEUMANN / MULTIMEDIA ARTIST
Andrew Neumann works in a variety of media, including photography, video, sculpture, installation, and electronic/interactive music. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a LEF Foundation Grant, and others awards. He has had one-person shows at bitforms Gallery, the DeCordova Museum, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, and solo shows for the Boston Cyberarts Festival.
His original artistic output consisted of single channel videos and films. He then moved on to integrate a variety of electronic and digital technologies into his sculptural work. In addition, he has been building electronic musical interfaces and is active in electro-acoustic improvisation.
millicent young / installation
“When we were birds”
When There Were Birds (2019) is an installation of ten ceiling hung sculptures constructed from grapevine and horse hair. The avian forms, varying in dimensions up to 130 x 96 x 48 inches, occupy the space, interacting among themselves, with the movement of air, the fall of light and shadow, and the observer.
ARTIST BIO: Born 1958 in New York City, Millicent Young received her MFA from James Madison University and two Professional Fellowship Awards from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in 1999 and 2014. Exhibiting widely, her work has been recognized by curators and directors from institutions including DIA, Hirshhorn, New Museum, Guggenheim Museum and Whitney Museum. Young’s work received a top award at the 2005 Biennale in Florence, Italy. Her most recent solo show, “Of This”, was at Cross Contemporary Art, Saugerties, New York. Millicent Young currently resides in the Hudson Valley. This project is made possible in part through support from the County of Ulster’s Ulster County Cultural Services & Promotion Fund administered by Arts Mid-Hudson