Artists at Work I Habby Osk at (ISCP)
Habby Osk is currently resident at The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) and will give an artist talk on Tuesday, January 14. Habby’s interests lies in basic physics: balance, movement, gravity, time and force. These concepts play an important role across her art practice as she creates works which test the limits of balance and stability and explore gravity’s influence over time using sculpture, photography and installation as her primary medium. Osk places objects in precarious situations to probe how far they can go without tipping over, to capture the moment of stillness before the looming collapse and the transformation over time. Habby Osk has exhibited work at Gerðarsafn – Kópavogur Art Museum, Iceland; Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland; and Tina Kim Gallery, New York, among others.
Habby Osk will present her past and current projects, including her Anchor and Sling sculpture series, and the photography project Snap. Osk creates sculptures and photographic work which test the limits of balance and stability using gravity and force —referencing impermanence and the contingency of an action—to capture the moment of stillness before a looming collapse or durational transformation.
Zai Nomura will present recent projects such as Soul Reclaim Device and Still Life which lie between sculpture and photography. He will also introduce his new major participatory project about loss and grief, which will take place for the next year throughout the United States.
This program is supported, in part, by Bunkacho – Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan; Hartfield Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); The Artists’ Salaries, The Icelandic Centre for Research; The Icelandic Visual Artists Copyright Association; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation. For more information, visit: https://iscp-nyc.org/event/artists-at-work-zai-nomura-and-habby-osk
The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) supports the creative development of artists and curators, and promotes exchange through residencies and public programs. Housed in a former factory in Brooklyn, with 35 light-filled work studios, two galleries, and a project space, ISCP is New York’s most comprehensive international visual arts residency program, founded in 1994.
Image: Habby Osk, Sling, 2019, aluminum, wood, cement, and polypropylene cord, 67 × 61 × 12 in. (170.18 × 154.94 × 30.48 cm).