Inaugural interview on Less Than Half, March 2018

The young art historian and writer, Hall Rockefeller, has recently begun a blog about women artists, Less Than Half. Alyson Denny was honored to be her first interviewee.

https://lessthanhalfthepicture.com/blog/2018/3/13/a-conversation-with-alyson-denny

Alyson Denny on Gorky's Granddaughter

In October 2017, the artist-documentarians Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy visited Alyson Denny's studio for their ongoing artist interview project, Gorky's Granddaughter.  Here's the video they made of the visit:

 

http://www.gorkysgranddaughter.com/2017/11/alyson-denny-oct-2017.html

Tickets On Sale for Joshua Light Show 50th Anniversary Concerts at NYU Skirball, Sept. 8-9, 2017

Two evenings of light and music will take place on September 8 and 9 at NYU Skirball in NYC to celebrate the Joshua Light Show's 50th Anniversary.

The Joshua Light Show, "The Most Psychedelic Light Show of All Time" (Rolling Stone), got its start in 1967 at Bill Graham's Fillmore East, and then regenerated in the 21st century with new members who combine the classic original tricks with an ever-developing parade of new ones.

For these concerts Alyson Denny will be performing some of the fabled "liquid light" alongside a dream team of collaborators: Joshua White (Founder), Nick Hallett (Music Producer), Curtis Godino, Seth Kirby, Chaz Lord, Brock Monroe, Gary Panter, Doug Pope, and Briged Smith.

The bands, representing an excitingly eclectic array of musical sounds, will be:

Fri 9/8 @ 7:30pm: Boss Hog, Dave Harrington Group (with guests)

Sat 9/9 @ 7:30pm: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Man Forever (with guests)

 

For more information and tickets (on sale now for NYU Skirball members, and for non-members starting August 8):

https://nyuskirball.org/events/joshua-light-show/ 

Rally in the Valley art show, Saturday July 22, 2017, 5-7pm

Alyson Denny has donated two postcard-sized prints from her new photographic series, Bent Geometries, to the ACT I Postcard Show, an exhibit to raise money for Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, which will take place this Saturday in Hudson NY.

ACT I Postcard Show
Saturday 7/22, 5-7pm
Hudson Hall (Opera House)
327 Warren St
Hudson NY
No entrance fee
Free drinks
Postcards all priced at $50

Exhibit preview
Friday 7/21, 9am-5pm
Saturday 7/22, 9am-5pm

This show is part of Rally in the Valley, a weekend-long series of events to raise money for Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood. Here is a full schedule of events:
https://www.rallyinthevalley.org/schedule/

Upcoming Performances, Details to Come 

September 2017.  The Joshua Light Show, including Alyson Denny, will return to NYU's Skirball Center in NYC for a series of concerts to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Joshua Light Show.  On the occasion of their 2012 run at the Skirball Center, Rolling Stone called them "The Most Psychedelic Light Show of All Time".

January 1, 2018.  Update 11/1/17: Schubert performance postponed due to a scheduling conflict. Alyson Denny will provide moving images during a live performance of Schubert's String Quintet as part of the New Year's Day Concert at the Studio Around the Corner, Brewster, NY.

Another Print for Hillary at Auction

A small sketch print from Alyson Denny's new group of photographs, The Cabinet Glass Sessions, will be in a silent auction to raise money for Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Event Information:
7-10pm Sunday, October 9, 2016 
The Black Cow, 4 Old Post Road South, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Activities: Music, Dancing, Food, Bidding, Chatting, Drinking
Suggested Minimum Donation: $25/person
Event Page: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/events/tickets/3BU6SALOVIELITZS/
Note: The funds raised at this event will be shared with down-ticket races across the country

Small Print of New Work in Silent Auction

Alyson Denny has donated a small print to Humboldt Street for Hillary: Dem Jam 2016, an art auction and street fair to raise money for the Hillary Clinton campaign. The print is a workprint-sketch for one of the images from the Cabinet Glass Sessions, a group of light-based abstract photographs she has recently completed.

Other artists who have contributed small works include: Richard Serra, Fred Tomaselli, Amy Sillman, Spencer Finch, Sam Messer, Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Takenaga, and many more.

This event will also feature food, drink, strolling fiddlers and ukelele players, beanbag games designed by artist David Sandlin, t-shirts designed by Wendy White, and more!

Information:
Time: 2-6pm, Sunday 9/25/2016
Place: Humboldt St. between Skillman and Jackson, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, near the Graham Ave L train
Price for fair: $25 adults, $5 kids, can be purchased here: 
https://www.hillaryclinton.com/events/tickets/YSCUQQKYBDQVELX4/?raiser=491738

Auction: A silent auction of small original artworks starting at $25
Please note: Donations to Hillary Clinton are shared with down-ticket races across the country
Facebook page for the event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/294299850946885/

Joshua Light Show, including Alyson Denny, will perform six shows at NYU Skirball Center, NYC, Oct. 23-25, 2014

Oct. 23, 7:30 pm: The Bad Plus Playing Ornette Coleman's Science Fiction 
Oct. 23, 10 pm: Glasser 
Oct. 24, 7:30 pm: Wye Oak 
Oct. 24, 10 pm: Woods 
Oct. 25, 7:30 pm: Television 
Oct. 25, 10 pm: J. Spaceman & Kid Millions 

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts 
Washington Square Park South and LaGuardia Place, New York, NY

More info and tickets

Half & Half & Honey is now on permanent display in the lobby of Radian Boston

Radian Boston is a residential tower in downtown Boston that was developed by Forest City in collaboration with Hudson Group North America. It opened in the summer of 2014. Half & Half & Honey, a 15-minute single-channel video loop by Alyson Denny, is projected around the clock on the feature wall of the lobby. Forest City is also the developer of Barclays Center, the Frank Gehry-designed 8 Spruce Street, and the Renzo Piano-designed New York Times Building, all in NYC; and University Park at MIT, in Cambridge MA. 

 

Radian Boston

120 Kingston Street

Boston, MA

So Percussion and The Joshua Light Show are closing event of the River to River Festival, NYC

7:30 pm, Saturday, July 13, 2013 -- Free! and open to the public
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce Street, NYC


From The River to River press release:

So Percussion and legendary performance visualists The Joshua Light Show collaborate to create a closing event to remember! So Percussion performs works of their own from Amid the Noise, Imaginary City, and Where (we) Live along with special guests Grey Mcmurray (guitar, vocals), Angelica Negron (accordion, toy instruments), Kaoru Watanabe (flute, taiko drum), and others.

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts 
Washington Square Park South and LaGuardia Place, New York, NY

 

Light show artists: Joshua White (Founder/Director), Alyson Denny, Seth Kirby, Brock Monroe, Ana Matronic, Gary Panter, Doug Pope, Nica Ross, Briged Smith. Music Director and Producer: Nick Hallett. Executive Producer: Thomas O. Kriegsmann/ArKtype.

A selection from the Jellyfish Pictures is featured in Installation Magazine's "20+20/The Photography Issue"

The January 2013 issue of this new all-digital art publication contains interviews with 20 photographers from NY and 20 from LA about how their environment affects their work. Some of the other photographers included are Uta Barth, Matthew Brandt, Lucas Blalock, Zoe Crosher and Catherine Opie.

Denny's interview: http://installationmag.com/alyson-denny/

Joshua Light Show to give the inaugural performance at the new Herzog and de Meuron-designed Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY

6:00 pm, Friday, November 9, 2012

 

With music by the light show's music director, Nick Hallett, on voice and electronics, and Zach Layton on guitar and electronics.

 

More info and tickets

 

Light show artists at the Parrish: Joshua White, Alyson Denny, Brock Monroe, Briged Smith.

Alyson Denny to perform the fabled "Liquid Light" with the Joshua Light Show and an all-star series of musicians at the NYU Skirball Center, Sept. 13-16, 2012

Sept. 13, 7:30 pm: Evelyn Glennie/Zeena Parkins

Sept. 14, 7:30 pm: Terry Riley/Gyan Riley

Sept. 14, 10 pm: John Zorn/Lou Reed/Bill Laswell/Milford Graves

Sept. 15: 7:30 pm & 10 pm: Ben Goldwasser/Andrew VanWyngarden (MGMT)

Sept. 16: 7:30 pm: globalFEST: Debo Band and Forro in the Dark

 

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

Washington Square Park South and LaGuardia Place, New York, NY

 

More info and tickets

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