"Native SUM," AiB BOS, Bushwick Art Crit Group (BACG) at Brooklyn Fireproof Gallery, June 5 - July 7
What does being born someplace give to you? What does an environment change in you? For 2015 AiB BOS, Bushwick Art Crit Group (BACG) with curator Ryan Morris presents a group of native outsiders and esthetic insiders in challenging the notions of belonging, inclusion, and home.
"Carte Blanche" Adah Rose Gallery, Washington, D.C.
June 4 to August 23, 2015. Change is in the air. Summer is a time to embrace the new, spend time outdoors and shake things up a little bit. At Adah Rose Gallery we will be rotating our exhibits every three weeks and invite guest artists to participate as well as gallery artists. Guest artists include Lisa Rosenstein, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Trevor Young, Mary Freedman, Jackie Hoysted, Yar Koporulin, Brie Husted, Wayson Jones, Nathan Mullins, Stephanie Jofe, Carol Barsha and more!
"Worlds Within Worlds, Familiars Quarterly Launch
Familiars Quarterly launches with a video/reading with Anne Sherwood Pundyk and Eli Epstein-Deutsch at 7:30 pm on May 24th at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn.
Noah Dillon from artcritical interviews me in "Tell Me: with Anne Sherwood Pundyk"
Dillon begins: "I’ve been visiting — with artists, writers, curators, dealers, and others in the art world — to look at one artwork of my guest’s choice. We have a one-on-one conversation about the artwork, what they find interesting in it and why it’s important to them. In this edition, painter Anne Sherwood Pundyk and I went to her studio in Mattituck, New York, to look at her ongoing painting project, The Revolution Will Be Painted..."
An excerpt from my multi-media story, "Worlds Within Worlds" will be published in Familiars Quarterly, May 2015
Painter, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, begins her story, "I prefer the mode of the turtle: slow, steady, and non-confrontational. I have my reasons. I am easily swayed and overly sensitive to slights and criticisms. I like carrying my protective house with me. This is my way." Appearing outside her rural painting studio, a box turtle is a reminder of worlds within worlds and the passages between them. She will present a video performance at Familiars Quarterly launch in May.
Professional Women Photographers Blog, "Anne Sherwood Pundyk on Feminism & Art"
Anne Sherwood Pundyk is a painter based in Manhattan and Mattituck. She is currently working on a new body of work called “The Revolution Will Be Painted.” She graciously agreed to share her thoughts on feminism, and the feminist arts magazine Girls Against God.
Reviewing the Responses to MoMA's Divisive Painting Survey" Hyperallergic, March 20, 2015
In constructing my critique of MoMA's "Forever Now" exhibition in Hyperallergic I turn to six thoughtful reviews out of the many written about the exhibition. Four are by painters: Sharon Butler, Brian Dupont, Thomas Micchelli, and David Salle; two are by critics: Jason Farago and Christian Viveros-Fauné. There is consensus about the weakness of the show's premise of "atemporality", its relevance and effectiveness. Opinions diverge about the work itself. The timing, many felt, given MoMA's past record and future plans points to self-interest over the benefits of the larger museum-going audience.
"Usual Suspects." Group Painting Show, 184 Project Space, Brooklyn, NY
My work will be included in a group painting show opening March 27, 2015 at 184 Project Space which is an amorphous curatorial platform founded by Donna Cleary, Jesse McCloskey and David Willis. "We make art shows." Viewing by appointment.
My essay, "The Revolution Will Be Painted" published in ART21 Magazine
THE REVOLUTION WILL BE PAINTED
You will not be able to not know.
You may not just be present.
You will not be able to plug in, turn on, and cop out.
Because the revolution will be painted.
The revolution will be painted.
The painted marks will tell of surfaces
simultaneously combining touch and sight.
In each painting a layer of chaos will show
not everything is fully worked out.
HYSTERIA #5 Cover and interview with Narcissister
*** NOW AVAILABLE IN THE MOMA PS1 BOOKSTORE! *** HYSTERIA #5 'Nonsense' is the fifth issue of our unflinching radical feminist periodical with contributions by:
HYSTERIA | Ekere Tallie| Dilar Dirik | Bjørk Grue Lidin | Cynthia Enloe | Sama Alshaibi | Holly Grigg-Spall | Daniel Regan | Bernadette Louise | Mensmagi | Christina Bobel | Sputniko! | Thola Antamu | Samia Malik | Lydia Cohen | Maisam Abumorr | Erin Solomons | Yasmine Akim | Awa Konate | Mary Sibande | Amanda Schwarz-Nielsen| Viviana Sciara | Salome Kokoladze | Hannah Habibi | Valerie Kyeyune Backström | Kara Rooney | Berglind Thrastardottir | Maya Art | Ama Josephine budge | Miles Rutendo Tanhira | Zanele Muholi | Joumana Haddad | Amanda Kerdahi M. | Keyvan Mahjoor | Anne Sherwood Pundyk | Narcissister | East London strippers Collective | Cindy Rehm | Emma Holten | Katie Hae Leo | Maya Peitersen | Ayo Ayoola-Amale | Dean Atta | Charo Oquet | Rita Indiana Hernandez | Penny Goring | Mischa Badasyan | Agata Cardoso | Anne Mari Borchert | Tuli Litva | Lady Gaby | Yong Sun Gullach | Erica Iden Gustafsson | Eugenia Flynn | Zafire Vrba and students at Lindeparkens gymnasiesärskola | Ziba Karbassi | Maryam Ala Amjadi | Mehri Rahmani | Anonyme | Vaiva Katinaityte
UK Project Space Ti Pi Tin features Girls Against God Issue 2 by Bianca Casady and Anne Sherwood Pundyk
Published by Capricious Publishing, Girls Against God is a boldly feminist exploration and multi-generational endeavor, deploying the arts to illuminate the oppressive, obsolete nature of traditional, male-defined religions and other patriarchal institutions. The second issue is a pocket-spellbook, which aims to look into the underlying causes of bias, exploitation and violence against women through contributions from artists and writers such as Suzanne Lacy, Carolee Schneemann, Trinie Dalton, Mel Shimkovitz, Melanie Bonajo, Mary Hanlon, Julie Higonnet, Kara L. Rooney, Emely Neu and others.
4 Empowering Artists That Are Starting a New Chapter in Feminist Art
Anne Sherwood Pundyk is a New York City-based artist who uses abstract paintings to make powerful statements about women in the world.
As an artist, Pundyk sets out to encourage others to “take risks, get up if you fall, and trust your instincts.” Shadow Realm is one of the paintings in her series The Revolution Will Be Painted. Recently on view at Gallery Sensei on New York’s Lower East Side, it shows Pundyk’s unique visual interpretation of a heroine protecting her child’s inner being from the precarious outside world. It defines the woman as defender and fighter.
Video of my lecture at Bushwick Art Crit Group October 15, 2015
Curated by Dan Plaxe, BACG Director of Development and Kelsey Shwetz, Artist and Director of Exhibitions. Bushwick Art Crit Group is a networking and creative development community. BACG seeks to provide the gallery and curatorial communities direct access to connect with engaging Bushwick artists in an organic setting.
My comments are included in The Huffington Post, October 24, 2014 on GAG and Reclaiming the Witch
"It's fun to be free to take on a different persona," Pundyk wrote. "Wearing a [witch] costume allows you to be 'bad' or even 'bad ass.' Perhaps by embodying witches, girls can be comfortable continuing to challenge negative patriarchal forces in their lives even after they take off their costumes."
Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum Blog Post About GAG Issue #2
Girls Against God was created by Bianca Casady and Anne Sherwood Pundyk last year and the first issue they released of their future feminism magazine was quite a big hit in the indie magazine scene. It took a while before the second issue came out, but it's worth the wait. The editors changed the size of the magazine and the paper, the previous issue was printed on offset with colour and more drawing, this new issue is a pocket sized booklet printed in black and white.
GAG Issue #2 Launches: Reclaim the Witch
Andre Stipanovich interviewed me about the launch of GAG's second issue. I highlighted an important encounter with artist Suzanne Lacy. She spoke with me about her introduction to witchcraft in Los Angeles in the 1970’s. It was pivotal to her deciding to become an artist instead of a doctor. Immanence, or the shared word between women, is the cornerstone of her art practice. Her interview in GAG’s second issue was central to much of the reading and research we did to assemble all the contributions.
"Stadia" Anne Sherwood Pundyk: Exhibition Catalogue
"Stadia" presents paintings by Anne Sherwood Pundyk and her dialogues with poet and critic Barry Schwabsky and artist and writer Kara L. Rooney. The works and conversations reveal Pundyk's traversal between her studio practice and collaborative exchanges. Color and gesture translate the artist's essential stories. Through her connections with other artists and her audience she looks to identify how these stories overlap with older tales, myths and fable. These works were shown at Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, NY in the winter of 2013.
Brooklyn Museum Feminist Art Base
My work is now included in the Brooklyn Museum's Elizabeth A. Sackler Center For Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base.