This week, John Ensor Parker and Jason Krugman, visiting artists at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts, celebrate the opening of Artifix Mori, a new exhibition in the Skybridge Art & Sound Space, 65 West 11th Street, Third Floor Passageway. The exhibition on view through January 31, uses a combination of silkworm cocoons and LED lights to create an interactive installation drawing attention to the silk harvesting process, and explores broader questions of human intervention into the natural world. An opening reception with the artists will be held on Thursday, October 27 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Skybridge Space. A panel discussion with Parker, Krugman and guest artists dNASAb, Pat Lay and Nurit Bar-Shai will be held immediately preceding the opening at 6 p.m. in the Lang Cafeteria.
John Ensor Parker is a painter, video and new media artist whose work draws upon both analytical and primitive processes. Inherent in his work is a holistic balance of both science and art. He studied physics and mathematics and worked as a mechanical engineer. In addition to gallery exhibitions, his work includes large-scale public art works such as To the People of Orlando, a permanent public artwork spanning a city block in Orlando, Florida, a 30,000 square foot video mapping project on the Manhattan Bridge, and projections on the fa√ßade of the New Museum. In his role as Visiting Artist, Parker currently instructs a course on new media art at Lang.
Jason Krugman is an artist and designer specializing in electronic media and physical interaction design. Krugman has a degree in Economics from Tufts University and a Master in Interactive Telecommunication from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Krugman uses light as his primary medium, building sculptures that respond to their audiences and environments.