The intersection of city and water is at the heart of Susannah Ray’s photography and extends her early interest in landscape photography, which she uses as a form of visual geography, rendering the complex interrelationships of place, people, history, and ideology. During her June residency in the Project Space, Susannah Ray showed large scale photographs from her series “Down For the Day,” a long-term look at urban beach use in Rockaway Beach, Queens. Her previous project, “A Further Shore,” was exhibited at The Bronx Museum of the Arts in 2017-2018 and was published in 2017 by Hoxton Mini Press, East London, UK as New York Waterways. Susannah Ray has also had solo exhibitions at Bonni Benrubi Gallery and Albright College and been in numerous group exhibitions, notably at The Museum of the City of New York and The Queens Museum. Her photographs have been widely featured and reviewed in publications including: The New York Times, The New Yorker, The British Journal of Photography, The Surfer’s Journal, The Independent UK, and The Wall Street Journal
In residence June 2019
Sarah Nicholls is an artist, printmaker, and writer whose work combines language, image, visual narrative, and time. She publishes an ongoing series of letterpress pamphlets on climate change, urban ecology, and the history of science and technology, and organizes a range of walks and programs around the series. Her work has received support from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Brooklyn Arts Council and the Puffin Foundation, and she has taught letterpress and book arts at Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design, and University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
In Residence June 2019
Melissa F. Clarke is a Brooklyn based interdisciplinary artist whose work employs data and generative self-programmed compositional environments. She creates multimedia installations, generative video and sound sculptures, performances, and printed images. Her work often explores bathymetry data that describes the landscapes beneath glacier carved waterways, including the Hudson River and seas around Antarctica and Greenland. For her residency with Works on Water and Underwater New York, Clarke will be looking towards the confluence of the Hudson and East Rivers, where the Upper NY Bay begins, and revisit her process of using Bathymetric Data to create a time based experiential installation.