Artist Talk “The Collective Portrait” at Peconic Landing

January 8, 2016

I will be presenting an Artist Talk at Peconic Landind in Greenport, Long Island at 3 pm January 17, 2015 discussing the evolution of my work with “Collective Portraits” including “Eyes on Main Street” my most recent project “A Port of Views.”

www.peconiclanding.com

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“Andrea Cote has explored the body and identity as a subject for over 20 years. Since having a child and setting roots on the East End, she has become increasingly interested community-based projects that explore the collective identity of a place through the bodies and histories of individuals. Many of her recent projects involve a public installation that acts as a portal to a private experience. Throughout all her work she is interested in evoking empathy in the viewer – an understanding of the stories we tell our selves and each other.

In this multi-media presentation she will share projects including “Eyes on Main Street,” a community public project for downtown Riverhead in 2013 that comprised a public installation, a website, videos, and several public events.  Recently she installed “A Port of Views,” a site-specific sculpture and series of videos for the Village of Greenport, NY. Imagery included the eyes and stories of Greenport families who have resided here for several generations. Featured families included residents of Peconic Landing, Jo Watkins and Arthur Tasker, whose interviews will be screened.”

PECONIC LANDING
1500 Brecknock Road,
Greenport, New York 11944
888.273.2664
631.477.3800

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“Gesture Jam” Album on Flickr

December 21, 2015

Gesture Jam

Performance Artists John Bonafede and Molly Morgan Weiss in “Point . Line _ Plane []” at The Parrish Museum in Watermill, NY on Dec. 18, 2020.

This theatrical figure drawing event was conceived and initiated in 1995 in Seattle at the Pratt Fine Arts Center by Robert Treat, my collaborator and creative co-performer. Over the years I’ve shifted from performer to director and producer, as my roles continue to cycle and intertwine.

With each venue and audience the program shifts and becomes site-specific. Embracing both the traditional and experimental, it is an elastic place for collaboration and surprise to happen.

View images of the Gesture Jam, a from 1994- present in the Flickr Album “Gesture Jam”.

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“A Port of Views” Sculpture Unveiling and Ceremony

May 22, 2015

It’s been quite a journey, and on Saturday on May 30, 2015 the Sculpture will finally be installed onsite on the Observation Deck in Mitchell Park!

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At 5 pm there will be a short Opening Ceremony led by Former Mayor Nyce, an early supporter of the project. The participating families featured in the project will be in attendance and introduced. Join us for a reception afterward on the deck where the videos will be on view. Take a stroll beforehand and visit local galleries on the Greenport Gallery Walk, organized by Caroline Waloski and Siren’s Song Gallery, where you can also see a series of project-related prints. Thank you to The Greenport Business Improvement District for hosting this event!

The Details:

2-5 pm: Greenport Gallery Walk

5 pm: Sculpture Unveiling and Opening Ceremony

5:15-6:30: Reception on Deck

 Site-specific Installation on View:  May 30 – Sept. 27, 2005

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Video Screening and Closing Reception

January 24, 2015

Saturday, February 7, 2015

The Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport will be screening the completed videos of the featured families whose stories correspond to the eyes on the sculpture. In the videos the interviewees share stories from their families’ and Greenport’s past, revealing where the personal and the collective history meet. Many of the families will be in attendance.

Film Screening at 2 pm

Closing Reception 3-4 pm

You can see a preview of the video here.

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Feature in “The Suffolk Times”

January 18, 2015

This feature appeared in “The Suffok Times” and “The Riverhead News Review.” Article by Nicole Smith, fun photo by Barbaraellen Koch.

“Andrea Cote Readies Greenport Public Art Project”

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“A Port of Views” A Public Project for Greenport

January 2, 2015

For the past four months I have been intensely involved in a new public art project for Greenport involving a temporary public sculpture for Mitchell Park, videos of long-time residents, and a series of mixed-media prints.

The project was funded with a Creative Individuals Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts and sponsored by SDFS Fabrication and Design in Brooklyn and King Displays, NYC.

I started a website/blog to follow the project from its inception, with insight into the process, inspirations, and links to online videos, images and press. Stay tuned at www.aportofviews.wordpress.com/

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“Out of Time” Exhibition Photos

January 2, 2015

Dennis Maroulas took some wonderful installation shots of the show.

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You can view the album on Flickr here.

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“Out of Time” Exhibition with Pierre Cote

September 9, 2014

I am excited to share my upcoming exhibition at art sites gallery, a two-person show with my husband Pierre Cote. I’ll be showing new photographs for the first time and Pierre will be displaying his found object sculptures.

art sites gallery

651 Main Street

Riverhead, NY

September 20 – October 26

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 20, 5-7 pm, Performance at 6 pm

Out of Time Image

“Out of Time” is an exhibition exploring the divergent approaches to art-making of two artists that juxtapose the past with the present. Andrea Cote has created a series of new photographs using collaged segments of photos and negatives that she originally  created in 1998.  Presented for the fist time, these reassembled photographs re-frame the past into a dialogue with the present.  Rust and decayed pictorial elements serve as markings of time, conveying a painful nostalgia where broken narratives are created through intuitive pairings that are at once playful, archetypal and uncanny.

Pierre Cote’s found-object sculptures use humor and an instinctual approach to composition. Assembling objects bearing wear and use from the 19th Century to the present, he creates new narratives and illuminates the potentiality of the everyday. By combining dissimilar materials and parts, these pieces gain new value by the process of transformation. Both artists explore a personal mythology, where the stories uncovered speak to a collective and universal narrative.

Andrea Cote will create an object-based performance about time, loss and memory for the opening reception .­­

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Fall Group Shows

September 9, 2014

“Narcissism and the Self-Portrait”

Ann Street Gallery

104 Ann Street

Newburgh, NY

September 27 – November 22

Artist Reception on Saturday, September 27, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm

I will be showing the video “DoubleFace.”

 

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“It’s Getting Hairy”

The Islip Museum

50 Irish Lane

East Islip, NY

October 1- November 1

Closing Reception and After Hours Event with SPARKBOOM: November 1, 7-10 pm

I am creating a new 7′ x 13′ hair-painting on silk tapestry for the exhibition.

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“Peconic River Dance” Performance

September 9, 2014

On August 30 I collaborated with Brent Timbol on the performance “Peconic River Dance” for Peconic Green Growth’s benefit “Art for Green’s Sake.” I created a mandala on fabric in a kinetic performance, painting with footprints stamped in mud collected from the Peconic River behind Art Sites Gallery. Brent played percussion on a kit made from salvaged and found objects.

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You can view images from the performance on flickr here.

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