Terrain / Text / Texture – Summer 2014

IF YOU BUILD IT, with No Longer Empty and Art in Flux,  includes one of my installations Location: NYC: Corner of 155th St. and St. Nicholas Avenue – C train takes you right there.  Thur – Fri. 3-7pm, Sat-Sun 12-6pm. July 25 – Aug. 10.  Press on NPR and The New York Times

THE UNWINDING DESTINY PROJECT Ula’s expanded art practice explores the intrinsic connection between destruction and creation.  The almost weightless humble materials employed in creating this site-aware installation consists of broken shells saved from all the eggs she’s consumed for more than 8 years. The shells are first soaked to release their inner membrane, ‘tattooed’ with text, and  arranged on a textured terrain of unwound tapes displaced from old cassettes.  The ongoing exploration is about time, consumption, the weight and fragility of words: direct, cryptic, or unspoken, to diminish and/or empower.  Over time messages we are exposed to become ‘imprints.’  What messages do we embrace, or challenge?   Language has limitations which often supersede our immediate affectivity of sensory and visceral experience, yet also has great potential to connect and reach us.  A shell alludes to both protection and limitation. The tapes reflect personal and cultural conditioned recordings looped in our mind. ©Ula Einstein 2014

Ula Einstein behind a detail shot of the installation The Unwinding Destiny Project

Ula Einstein behind a detail shot of the installation The Unwinding Destiny Project

NYC Opening: If You Build It – June 25

The Unwinding Destiny Project 
Another site aware installation will be on view with
No Longer Empty 
NYC Opening Reception: June 25 from 7-9pm
Exhibition dates: June 25 to August 10, 2014
Thur – Fri 3 – 7 pm,  Sat- Sun 12 – 6pm
At the corner of 155th and St. Nicholas Ave – Art in Flux # 3F
Located in a new public housing project designed by David Adjaye.
Artists and arts organizations from Harlem and beyond will create
a unique exhibit on 3 floors of this revolutionary new building.
from The Unwinding Destiny Project ©Ula Einstein

from The Unwinding Destiny Project ©Ula Einstein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ula’s expanded art practice explores the intrinsic connection between destruction and creation.  The almost weightless humble materials employed in creating this site-aware installation consists of broken shells saved from all the eggs she’s consumed for more than 8 years. The shells are first soaked to release their inner membrane, ‘tattooed’ with text, and  arranged on a textured terrain of unwound tapes displaced from old cassettes.  The ongoing exploration is about time, consumption, the weight and fragility of words: direct, cryptic, or unspoken, to diminish and/or empower.  Over time messages we are exposed to become ‘imprints.’  What messages do we embrace, or challenge?   Language has limitations which often supersede our immediate affectivity of sensory and visceral experience, yet also has great potential to connect and reach us.  A shell alludes to both protection and limitation. The tapes reflect personal and cultural conditioned recordings looped in our mind.

 

2012: The Drop NYC/Urban Art Infill, Chelsea 2010

love conquers all ©Ula Einstein 2011

2012 The Drop NYC was an inspired exhibition for 6 weeks in a pop-up gallery in Chelsea. The 26 artists showing installations included Yoko Ono’s The Wishing Tree installed next to my ongoing installation/photography The Unwinding Destiny Project. Here’s a detail of the installation/photography project.  Some of the limited edition C-Prints are also included with my works on paper in flat files at Pierogi in Williamsburg., 177 N. 9th St.

The Unwinding Destiny Project ©Ula Einstein

Numerous works updated in 5 portfolios here: ArtistsSpace, NYC
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