Artist talk: Athena LaTocha
Sunday, June 27
475 Main Street, Beacon, NY
Athena LaTocha will discuss how her work responds to her environment, as well as her process and use of materials. Her works on paper explore the tenuous relationship between the human-made and natural worlds. The works on view in Land Escape were created during a residency at the Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans, LA, and contain elements such as Mississippi River mud and Spanish moss. LaTocha will be in conversation with Fridman Gallery Director Karlyn Benson, and there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.
Athena LaTocha has exhibited in institutions across the country, including the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts; Smack Mellon; CUE Art Foundation; Artists Space; South Dakota Art Museum; New Orleans Museum of Art; and the International Gallery of Contemporary Art in her native Anchorage, Alaska. She has received prestigious awards including the Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Residency and Grant, Wave Hill Winter Workspace Program, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency. LaTocha received an MFA from Stony Brook University, New York and a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and. She currently lives in Peekskill, New York.