RARE AIR

 

Is an experimental neon exhibition space located in Governors Island'S Nolan Park. A nod to the noble (rare) gases found in the Earth’s atmosphere and the eccentric properties within them; Neon to glow, Helium to float, Xenon to propel spacecraft, Rare AIR Exhibits new work monthly and offers a Visiting Artist Lecture Series open to the public throughout the season. Come Join us this summer for illuminated Works... Videos... Performances... Workshops... and on.

 
 
 
 

EXHIBITIONs

 
 
 
 
 
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SLANT OF LIGHT

FEATURING WORK BY JAMES ARDERY, MARISSA MACKEY, STINA SEABERG, STEPHANIE SARA LIFSHUTZ & LAUREN WINSLOW

A group show from Space-Time Residents & Friends of Rare Air. The collected works illustrate the impact of participating in a space dedicated to exhibiting illuminated sculpture & the peculiar and majestic poignancies of working on this old-world Island.

(September 8, 2018) On view Saturdays & Sundays through October 14th, 2018. Documentation of Slant of Light.

 
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Hollow Boom

NEW WORK BY KACIE LEES

SAD Pows (Seasonal Affective Disorder Neon Lights) cluster together to combat the blues in the foyer, while Neon Hearts amass in the living room offering a palpable warm glow. A shift in tone from emotionally saturated to staggeringly hallucinatory occurs when diffraction lenses come into play. The lenses release a sub-visual spectrum, splitting the radiance into lenticular harmonies that densifying the visual ether.

(August 3, 2018) On View Saturdays & Sundays through August 2018. Documentation of Hollow Boom.

 
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PARADISE LOST

NEW WORK BY DANA CAPUTO & KATE HUSH

Caputo & Hush co-parent a thick, slippery dark side to signage. Caputo: Sexy vernacular in juicy colors. Hush: Story stills of neon revenge. Caputo & Hush, one-two-punch. Caputo & Hush, killer artists.

(June 1, 2018) On view Saturdays and Sundays through June and July 2018. Documentation of Paradise Lost.

 
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PLEASE GO AWAY

NEW WORK BY STEPHANIE SARA LIFSHUTZ

The antithesis of a welcome sign. Rebelling against what the sign tells you, New York's own Lifshutz takes a deeper look into illuminated text with Rare Air's inaugural exhibition.

(May 4, 2018) On view Saturdays and Sundays through May 2018. Documentation of Please Go Away.

 
 

LectureS & PERFORMANCE

 
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JAMES AKERS - SUNDAY MAY 6, 2018

Akers synthesizes chaos in a melange of toys and transformers. His work breathes 21st century tempo into the plasticized 90's with anarchistic fusion.

 
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Ben & Matt on the Porch - Saturday July 14, 2018  

Performing together for over 10 years, Ben Russell & Matt Schreiber converge Appalachian folk and Balkan Dance tunes to create their own rustic and heartfelt songs. Their combination of violin, vocals and accordion blend with familiarity, artistry, and a propensity for quirkiness.

 
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ROBIN CLASON - SATURDAY JULY 14, 2018

Robin Clason comes to Rare Air to talk about her work with the luminous tube and how to gain access to the majestic undercurrent of our world.

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ALLESON BUCHANAN - SUNDAY AUGUST 26, 2018

A lecture and interactive workshop run by Alleson Buchanan of Glass Elevator Arts Consulting (Seattle, WA).

This workshop, will help you design, cater, and construct your artist statement & resume. Keeping these important documents up to date will empower you to seize the opportunities around you. Learning to tell your story in different ways can propel you out of a plateau or launch your career as an artist.

SPACE-TIME STUDIO RESIDENCY

 

Marissa Mackey is a lens-based artist currently working and living in Brooklyn, NY.  Mackey is interested in the visual culture of tourism and the image-driven synthesis of the virtual and physical world. 

JAMES ARDERY

Cowboy Turns (CT) is the latest project from NYC based artist James Ardery. CT uses stripped down electronics, tape, guitar and feedback to highlight the aggressive and often foolish speed we approach transitions throughout our lives.


 

RARE AIR

Nolan Park House 7B
New York, N.Y. 10004

 

Email:

RareAironGovernorsIsland@gmail.com

 

Hours:

Saturdays & Sundays 11am - 5pm

 

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