Saturday, May 5th, 6pm
Michael David is an artist, the founder of the Life on Mars Gallery and the owner, curator and artistic director of David&Schweitzer Contemporary in Brooklyn. His work is included in the permanent public collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum and the Jewish Museum in New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, among others. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Edward Albee Foundation, and The American Academy of Arts and Letters. The exhibitions he has curated have been covered by The Los Angeles Times, Brooklyn Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, and The Huffington Post.
Terence Donellan is a novelist, playwright and two-time New York Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker. As a senior producer at NET TV in Brooklyn, he has produced, directed, and/or written more than 90 half-hour episodes for five different television shows. Through his production company, Blasket McManus Productions, Donnellan has produced, directed and written commercials, corporate videos, and narrative and documentary short subjects and feature films. For Artists in NYC, he has recently been selected for a 2018 Fiscal Sponsorship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Geoffrey Dorfman is a painter, art critic, modern art historian, curator, producer and trustee to the Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation. He has taught at the College of Staten Island/CUNY for over four decades, as well as at the Parson’s School of Design and Dartmouth College. He has received critical acclaim for his paintings, shows, and his book Out of the Picture: Milton Resnick and the New York School, and in 2006 he was awarded the Henry Ward Ranger Prize by the National Academy of Design. He is currently represented by the Ober Gallery in Kent, Connecticut.
David Jacobsen Loncle is a New York based artist and writer. He has taught Studio Art and Civics for the City University of New York for the past 8 years.
David was a student and friend of Pat Passlof. He is in the final stages of publishing a compendium of her writing representing the course of her 60 year career. The book, entitled The Inspired, will include interviews David conducted with several of Passlof’s professional acquaintances including Jake Berthot, Cynthia Navarretta, David Reed and Mark DiSuvero. With the Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation he recently published a selection of these writings entitled To Whom the Shoe Fits.
Upcoming exhibition of David’s work includes: Art of the 5: Revisiting Staten Island highlighting the borough’s premier artist this July. Hosted by the Mayor’s Office it will be held at the Newhouse Gallery for Contemporary Art. (Smithsonian Affiliate) David currently holds a studio residency with ChaShaMa.