Basilica Back Gallery Series: Annie Bielski
Sunday, August 19 | 7PM
We are delighted to welcome Hudson artist Annie Bielski back to Basilica. Bielski’s innovative, multi-disciplinary work has featured in a number of Basilica events, from her ‘darkwave comedy’ performance at (FREAK) FLAG DAY to her own visual musings on the theme of still life as part of a 2015 group show.
As an Artist In Residence Annie Bielski spent a week creating her latest body of work, Clearance, a collection of cargo t-shirts locally sourced from the shelves of Walgreens with hand-sewn organza pouches, purchased from a store that sells items for your store. All items are on permanent sale. She also presented a work in progress: a single-channel video, shot on her iPhone, involving local small-talk.
Annie Bielski is an artist, writer, and performer. Bielski’s paintings, sculpture, and video have been exhibited at NADA (New York), Burning in Water (NYC), Paris London Hong Kong (Chicago), High Tide (Philadelphia), Motel (Brooklyn), Lodos Gallery (Mexico City), The Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (Portland), and Jeffrey Stark (NYC, forthcoming), among other places. Bielski has performed at SEPTEMBER, Basilica Hudson, The Spotty Dog, The Museum of Modern Art, Coustof Waxman, Allen & Eldridge, Rachel Uffner Gallery, CANADA, and elsewhere. She has collaborated with musician Jenny Hval and performed across the US and Europe. Her work and performances have been covered by Art News, Hyperallergic, MTV, The New York Times, among others. She received a BFA with an emphasis in Painting and Drawing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is an MFA candidate at University at Buffalo (SUNY) where she also teaches. Bielski lives and works in Hudson, NY and Buffalo, NY.
This exhibition continues Basilica Hudson’s 2018 Back Gallery artist in residency program. The series invites artists to explore the location itself as muse and to create work with the eclectic present and past of this river city as central inspiration.
Back Gallery Opening events are the culmination of artists spending time in and experiencing the space, before opening it up to the public.
IMAGE CREDIT: It’s a perfect day to donate blood you get two free movie tickets (after Ann), Annie Bielski, 2018