Works On Water

I am an artist in residence at Works On Water's Governor's Island studio through July 22nd this summer. I am developing a new artist book that takes an experimental approach to a field guide of NYC water - looking at the linguistics of water and the history of hidden, disappeared waterways throughout the boroughs. Studio 5B in Nolan Park is open every weekend from 11-5.

Once In A Blue Moon Book Launch is an Artnet Editors' Pick!

Editors' Pick for this week, see here

Thursday, February 1

8. “Once in a Blue Moon” at Printed Matter, Inc.
A book launch and reading celebrating the release of Magali Duzant’s Light Blue Desire: A Manual to the Color Blue, aptly taking place on the evening of the astronomical phenomenon of a blue moon. The book is an investigation into the connection between language and form, specifically the color blue and how it functions as a metaphor and an idiom in the broad cultural landscape.

Location: Printed Matter, Inc., 231 11th Avenue
Price: Free
Time: Book launch & reading: 6 p.m.–8 p.m.

—Caroline Goldstein

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/editors-picks-january-29-1201628

Once In A Blue Moon / Book Launch for Light Blue Desire at Printed Matter Feb 1

Feb 1, 2018 6 - 8 PM Printed Matter 231 11th Ave New York, NY 10001

 Join us for the  launch of  Light Blue Desire: A Manual to the Color Blue   by Magali Duzant published by Conveyor Editions. The evening—which fittingly coincides with a very rare blue moon*—will include a two-channel video of the moon filmed during this rare astronomical event. In addition, Duzant will give a reading from her recent publications  Light Blue Desire and  I Looked & Looked , which both explore our relationship to language, color, and the night sky.   Light Blue Desire  (2018) investigates the power, failure, and fluidity of language. The project, in its current incarnation as an artist book, lyrically maps the amorphous definition and meaning of the word blue across languages. The collection of idioms reveals a compendium of contradictions; concepts around a color that is both high and low, peaceful and pornographic, melancholic and manipulative, and consistently voted the world’s favorite color. How and why does blue seep into our speech, color our thoughts, lap into our languages?

Join us for the launch of Light Blue Desire: A Manual to the Color Blue by Magali Duzant published by Conveyor Editions. The evening—which fittingly coincides with a very rare blue moon*—will include a two-channel video of the moon filmed during this rare astronomical event. In addition, Duzant will give a reading from her recent publications Light Blue Desireand I Looked & Looked, which both explore our relationship to language, color, and the night sky.

Light Blue Desire (2018) investigates the power, failure, and fluidity of language. The project, in its current incarnation as an artist book, lyrically maps the amorphous definition and meaning of the word blue across languages. The collection of idioms reveals a compendium of contradictions; concepts around a color that is both high and low, peaceful and pornographic, melancholic and manipulative, and consistently voted the world’s favorite color. How and why does blue seep into our speech, color our thoughts, lap into our languages?

QCA New Work Grant for 2018

I have been awarded a 2018 New Work Grant by the Queens Council on the Arts through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. The grant will provide funding to produce a new artist book, entitled And She Says Don't Give Up : A Psychic's Subway Guide. The book is both a visual archive of flyers found on the NYC subway system as well as a practical guide to the city's transit system featuring an annotated subway map alongside an exploration of the tropes found in neo-spiritual advertising.

Artist Talk

Saturday October 28th 4pm, I'll be speaking at Stand in Bay Ridge ( 414 78th St ) about my work on view in the group show, Reconceived Notions, in particular my book about the moon, I Looked & Looked.