THE YARD. 5/26/17 - 7/31/17

Carver Audain
Alexandra Bell

Carver Audain (b. 1981) is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice has centered around immersive environments for nearly a decade. In recent works, Audain observes and confronts the psychology of the social environments within which we are all immersed, as members of a contemporary populace. Audain's media works are the result of multiple rigorous digital signal processes and editing techniques on a variety of aural and visual stimuli. By contrast, Audain's physical works align common materials with metaphor and narrative, underscoring authorship. In 2016, his work was featured in solo shows at PSSST, Los Angeles, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia and group exhibitions at Knockdown Center in New York. Thus far in 2017, his work has been exhibited in a solo show at Microscope Gallery, and a group show at We Buy Gold in Brooklyn. He was the first recipient of Issue Project Room’s “Emerging Artists Commission” courtesy of the Greenwall Foundation and also received Roulette’s “Emerging Artist’s Commission” funded by the Jerome Foundation. He has performed solo compositions at Issue Project Room, Roulette, Eyebeam, Outpost Artist Resources, Fridman Gallery in New York, among others. His works have been broadcast on WFMU, Clocktower Radio, Wavefarm as well as on stations in Germany, France and Slovenia. Grants include a Jerome Foundation Travel Grant and the Community Arts Fund Grant from the Brooklyn Council of the Arts/New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Audain lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

Alexandra Bell (b. 1983, Chicago, IL) is a multidisciplinary artist who investigates the complexities of narrative, information consumption, and perception. Utilizing various media, she deconstructs dominant histories to highlight patterns in news reportage and society at large. Bell holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities from the University of Chicago and an M.S. in Print Journalism from Columbia University. She lives and works in Brooklyn.