Saturday, April 15, 2017

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place: April 15th, 2017

Showcase: creating, building & originating work from the ground up and integrating various disciplines

International Women Artists' Salon is honored to be partnering with Dixon Place to bring you our multi-disciplinary project series, "Salon Lounge at Dixon Place", a monthly showcase of women's artistry.

This month we have amazing multidisciplinary artists discussing the theme of creating, building & originating work from the ground up and integrating various disciplines.

Don't miss this dynamic evening of incredible artistry by these uber talented women creatives:

Performance: Melinda Lauw (textile artist and immersive performance creator)

Music: Ysanne Spevack (composer, chef, and sensory experience designer)

Visual Art: Olen Riyanto (fiber artist and photographer)

Literature: Ran Xia (playwright and director)

Host: Alexandra Moro
Curators: Alexandra Moro and Kendra Augustin

Come early to mix, stay after to mingle!
FREE to attend, donations welcome

7:30 pm, showcase begins
8:15 pm on, mixing and mingling in lounge with artists and audience

The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during, and after the show. Proceeds directly support Dixon Place’s artists and mission.

Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002
(btwn Delancey and Rivington, west side of Chrystie)
Closest trains: J, M, F, M B, D
(Bower, Essex/Delancey, 2nd Ave, Grand)

Thank you to Dixon Place and staff, IWAS volunteers, and Salonista Maggie Cousins for logos

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Performance: Melinda Lauw (textile artist and immersive performance creator)

Melinda Lauw presents hand-tufted textiles and ASMR-inspired video works. Inspired by her own sensory experiences, Melinda will talk about the pseudo-scientific conditions, Trypophobia and Autonomus Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) in relation to her practice. She’ll also talk about her ongoing immersive performance, Whisperlodge – a part-theater, part-therapy, live ASMR spa.

Melinda is a Singaporean artist, curator and performance creator based in New York. She holds a BA in Fine Art & History of Art from Goldsmiths, University of London, and an MA in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York. She is the recipient of The Christine Risley Award 2015 from the Goldsmiths Textile Collection & Constance Howard Gallery in London. Her work has been exhibited extensively in London and Singapore, and she actively performs live ASMR in New York. //


Music: Ysanne Spevack (composer, chef, and sensory experience designer)

Composer and food writer Ysanne Spevack draws from scientific research to build multisensory multimedia immersive experiences on a foundation of her music, food and ideas. Her events are based on a new area of perception research called crossmodality, which explores how our senses interrelate to create an experience that’s unified, despite being made of separate organs, i.e. eyes, ears, nose, tongue and skin.

Ysanne Spevack has recorded and/or toured with Smashing Pumpkins, Tiesto, and Christina Perri, written books for HarperCollins and Rizzoli, cooked for Joshua Bell, and created edible gardens for William Shatner. Her sensory experiences and music have been featured in The Los Angeles Times and Huffington Post.


Visual Art: Olen Riyanto (fiber artist and photographer)

Olen Riyanto presents pieces of her artwork at the intersection of mental health, comfort, innocence, and interactivity.

Olen Riyanto is a Chinese-Indonesian fiber artist, fashion photographer, and independent curator based in New York. She acquired her BFA in Fine Arts from School of Visual Arts in 2016, and is currently an MPS candidate for the school's Fashion Photography department. Her works revolve around sleep, human psychology, and interactivity. Her commercial works in photography have been published in InStyle Magazine Indonesia, Artspace, and The Fashionisto. Her previous curation, OVER THEIRS (2016), was a week-long exhibition at K&P Gallery in Chelsea, where artists from Indonesia, Korea, and the USA showcased their personal narration, cultural observation, abstract thoughts, and emotions.


Literature – Ran Xia (playwright and director)

Ran Xia reads "Painted Blue (No One Ever Wins The War)", a poetry piece incorporating visual art and music.

Ran Xia is a playwright, director, sound designer and visual artist. Past visual arts projects include Art Takes Times Square with SEE.ME, Dacia Gallery, Spiegel Me (Fountains Foundation, Chicago). Her works include HARMONY, a sound sculpture and audio documentary which performed at Dixon Place and HERE Arts center, De Profundis (MITF, also director), The Enchanted Realm of Rene Magritte (One of 8 writers, Exquisite Corpse Company), Word Play , [AI] (An adaptation of Ayn Rand's Novella Anthem), Tabula Rasa (A dance quartet and radio play); as a director she recently directed Wanda, Daisy, & the Great Rapture (Exquisite Corpse Company), Disability (by Ivan Faute, Planet Connections Festival), assistant directed Baby Fat: Act I (Dir. Michael Scholar, Jr. with Columbia Stages and LA MAMA). She co-founded theatre collective The Arctic Group and curates The Plunge bimonthly salon. She's currently working on her first trilogy and a genre bending piece about refugees and the underworld. Upcoming Fridge Fest at IRT this summer. //


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