Conversation with Christy Rupp & Anthony Haden-Guest
Cross Contemporary Art presents A Conversation with Christy Rupp & Anthony Haden-Guest on Sat. Oct. 28, 6-7pm in the gallery's new location at 99 Partition Street, Saugerties NY.
Both Haden-Guest and Rupp were part of New York City culture during a time of explosive street art activity that launched in the Seventies and continues up through today. The conversation will be preceded by a closing reception for Christy Rupp's solo show Catastrophozoic.
About CATASTROPHOZOIC: Christy Rupp faithfully brings birds of Art History to life as colorful, vibrant wall sculptures. Her inspirations range from Hieronymus Bosch's "Bird of Death" to Frida Kahlo's frightened "Parrots" to Fabricius' ensnared "Goldfinch". Searching for images of birds from art history, the context of struggle and vulnerability become the focus for a body of work using the materials that ultimately doom them and their habitat: plastic mesh produce bags. Rupp constructs these birds from the same plastic netting used in supermarkets for wrapping produce- materials briefly used and then discarded. This plastic refuse persists in the environment, threatening the digestive systems and habitat of birds. Other artworks in the show present the dangers of oil transportation and the enduring toxicity of pesticides.
About Christy Rupp: Christy Rupp has been on the forefront of urban ecology living and working in New York City and the Catskills for the past 4 decades. Her wry humor paired with a naturalist’s curiosity had led her to explore the biosphere and its multi-layered systems.She has received grants from NYSCA, NEA, Art Matters INC., Anonymous Was a Woman, and a CALL grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Christy Rupp has exhibited her artwork internationally and as an early participant of CoLab, is also part of Art History.
About Anthony Haden-Guest: Anthony Haden-Guest has had a long career as a journalist, culture critic, writer, poet, cartoonist, animator and artist whose work has been published in the Financial Times, Vanity Fair, The New York Observer, Paris Review, Esquire, GQ (UK) and New York Magazine.
Artist Talk with Anthony Haden-Guest and Christy Rupp: Saturday, Oct 28, 6-7pm at Cross Contemporary Art, 99 Partition St. Saugerties, NY CHRISTY RUPP: CATASTROPHOZOIC closes with a reception for the artist on Saturday, Oct. 28, 4-6pm and runs through October 29, 2017.