Charlotte Becket and Roger Sayre, as part of the Emerging Artist Fellowship Program (EAF) at Socrates Sculpture Park, which culminates in EAF15: 15th Annual Emerging Artist Exhibition, opens Sunday, Sept 27 from 3-6pm and on view through March 13, 2016.
The piece, Full Tilt, suggests a neighborhood bodega tipped on its axis. The work speaks to the demise of local business while positing a playful altered reality; one in which the store is relocated, operating in a parallel universe. This piece aims to address the wide spread and increasingly rapid commercial rezoning and economic imbalance in our city. The title “Full Tilt” evokes an image of a structure literally reeling from its external pressures while working at full speed to survive.
Artists were selected by curatorial advisors Gary Carrion-Murayari, Curator, New Museum, and Nora Lawrence, Curator, Storm King Art Center. Socrates Sculpture Park is located at 32-01 Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City, Queens
THE GOLDEN FILTER, PS1103, the new EP by the London based electronic music duo, The Golden Filter, with cover artwork by Roger Sayre releases 9/25/15
NEW WAVE A commissioned installation by the collaborative team of Roger Sayre and David Poppie, aka Remixed Media (remixedmediaart.org) . The piece is created from over 1,200 LP record album covers.
Installed August 24, 2015 at the new Summit Building at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA
AT THE ART PROJECT
25 new pieces
The Art Project: 109 Christopher Columbus Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Through May 2016
Color Rules is an exhibition engaging the expression, experience and impact of color.
Curated by Anne Trauben
Nine gallery rooms featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, collage and installation by Alan Walker, Andy Wilhelm, Dana Kane, Ellen Hackl Fagan, Ellie Murphy, Glenn Garver, Marianne DeAngelis, Meg Atkinson, and Roger Sayre.
Victory Hall Drawing Rooms, 180 Grand St, Jersey City, (201) 208-8032
Exhibit runs July 10 through August 16
Reception: July 11, 3-6
FROM NYC WITH LOVE
The collaborative team of Roger Sayre and Charlotte Becket
Printed adhesive vinyl, 2015
This work was created for the group exhibition “Small Towns” at Eastern Washington University, WA. Artists from across the country were invited to respond to the exhibition’s title. Our contribution took the form of a monument to boom boxes and mix tapes. The work celebrates the radio as a portal to a broader context from within small towns and as a conduit between communities and individuals. The boom box itself, as an analogue piece of technology, takes on an iconic status that speaks to connectivity and correspondence just before the explosion of the digital era. It marks a time when mix tapes were unique physical objects that contained the labor of making a gift and sharing something personal. “From NYC with Love” is the title on the mix tape label in the image, it doubles as a symbolic mix tape as well as a post card to the students and faculty at Eastern Washington University from New York City.
COUNTERPART Site-specific installation
by the collaborative team of
Roger Sayre and Charlotte Becket.
On View: Through October, 2014
South Orange Park, South Orange, NJ.
Release is a temporary, site-specific installation created by artists Charlotte Becket and Roger Sayre. The artwork will discharge burst of fog twice a day until the end of June. To create this atmospheric phenomenon, the artists have installed industrial fog machines inside ArtBloc, a mobile art gallery built from repurposed shipping containers. Though synthetic, volatile, and mysterious, Release evokes images of Yellowstone National Park’s geyser Old Faithful, albeit in a bustling urban setting.
On View: Through June 2013
Site specific installation for
Wildflower Sculpture Park
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 13, 2013 10am
On View: June 13, 2013 to June 13, 2014
South Mountain Reservation, Essex County
Millburn, NJ 07078
Opening Reception: June 13, 2013 6pm- 9pm
On View: June 13, 2013 to July 13, 2013
44 W. 24th Street
New York, NY 10010
Peter Fingesten Gallery
Opening Reception: Monday, March 4, 2013 5pm- 7pm
On View: March 4, 2013 to April 3, 2013
One Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10036
Peter Fingesten Gallery
Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 5pm- 7pm
On View: January 23, 2013 to February 23, 2013
One Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10036
Oblique Strategies is a set of cards created by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt first published in 1975. Each card contains a phrase or cryptic remark, which is meant to be used as a catalyst for generating or resolving work. Artists were invited to make new works, or alter old works, by responding to a randomly assigned phrase taken from the deck of cards. The show considers the structuring of dilemmas as a tool of production and the many approaches it can generate: literal, metaphoric, ironic, critical, humorous, etc.
The Majestic Theatre Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, June 1 2012 7pm - 9pm
On View: June 1, 2012 to October 26, 2012
222 Montgomery Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
The Brunswick Window
March 1-April 15
Dictionary Orchestras is Roger Sayre's whimsical exploration of what Kurt Vonnegut refers to as a karass: "...teams that do God's Will, without ever discovering what they are doing" (Cats Cradle, 1963).
The series prompts musings on exclusion, visual trends, racial climates, and the progression of time.
Big & Small/Casual Gallery
May 6 - May 8, 2011
From Our Permanent Recollection Barbara Friedman and Roger Sayre combine to show work that deals with portraiture and time. Each approaches their respective media with tactile intensity - Friedman with rich paint and very physical drawings, and Sayre with photography using a large, hand-built camera and long exposures. In both of their work there is the feeling that our identity is embedded in the physical, which although vividly present is nevertheless ellusive, un-graspable. From Da Vinci, through Vermeer to Gerhard Richter and beyond, the soft or blurred image has been used to create some of the most enduringly mysterious and 'living' images. Friedman and Sayre have embedded those qualities in both their subject matter and the fabric of their approach.
February 5 - August 22, 2010
Guest Curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado
Hair Tactics explores hair as subject matter and medium. Increasingly, artists have begun to use both real and synthetic human hair to create works of art. Some use synthetic hair because it is widely and inexpensively available in urban neighborhoods, others because it is laden with social and political meaning, and still others because they are exploring the human obsession with hair. Texts written in hair, fancy hair motifs used to decorate a love letter, extravagant and multi-colored wigs, drawings featuring hair-covered bodies, and ladies with elaborate up-dos are all included in the exhibition. Painting, sculpture, prints, photographs, video and installation will all be included.
Artists in the exhibition include Amina Ahmed, Elia Alba, Shoplifter (Hrafnhildur Arnardottir), Firelei Baez, Nina Lola Bacchuber, Melody Boone, Melissa Calderon, Ursula Endlicher, Zachary Fabri, Carson Fox, Asha Ganpat, Bill Gaskins, Ren?e Green, Hermanas Igelsias (Janelle and Lisa Iglesias), Kristina Jacob, Tamara Kostianovsky, Jessica Lagunas, Simone Leigh, Sharon Louden, Felicia Megginson, Irvin Morazan, Omar Obdulio Pena Forty, Sa'dia Rehman, Kenya (Robinson), Nadine Robinson, Roger Sayre, Roger Tucker III, Quintin Rivera-Toro, Jayoung Yoon, and So Yoon Lym.
February 20-April 22, 2010
4th Floor Gallery
4 Open Square Way
Holyoke, MA 01040
October 2 -26, 2009
Allen Priebe Art Gallery
The Jersey City Museum
March 20 - August 24, 2008
17th Annual International
Los Angeles Photographic Exposition
January 11-13, 2008