Artist Talks and Open Studios

Wed, Feb 21 / 6:30–8 pm

To celebrate the culmination of their six-month residency in the Museum’s Artist Studios, artists Jacquelyn Strycker, Johnathan Payne and MAD Artist Fellow Christian Moses will each speak about their respective practices. Following the talks, visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artists in their studios and see their work created at MAD.

This event is free with registration.


6:30–7:15 pm: artist talks on Floor 7
7:15–8 pm: open studios on Floor 6


Jacquelyn Strycker works primarily in printmaking, collage, and fibers-based media. Drawing on quilt making, geometric abstraction, and the 1970s Pattern and Decoration movement, she creates unabashedly maximalist, fluorescent works that embody the pleasures of color, pattern, and craft.  While at MAD, she’ll be working on a risograph printer, making prints from her drawings that she tiles, cuts up, reconfigures, collages, and sews into larger pieces.

Johnathan Payne works across drawing, painting, fibers, and installation. His works visualize connections and interconnections, suggesting landscapes, roads, personal histories, and desires. At MAD, Payne will continue his Comic Quilts series in which he deconstructs comic books into strips to create large-scale geometric abstract collages. The Comic Quilts showcase Payne's formal and conceptual interest in deconstructing gender and material hierarchies and associations; the physical works themselves are embodied meditations on the intricacies and complexities of humanness.

Christian Moses works primarily in clay. A Brooklyn native, he uses memory as a starting point to make lasting impressions of the city he remembers. Moses creates functional ceramics and sculptural pieces that nod to iconic underground NYC historical movements, often highlighting iconic fashion—gold jewelry, Pelle Pelle jackets, BB Simon belts, and more.  Moses uses cartoon imagery and humor as entry points to more pressing issues of gentrification and discrimination, creating work that is rich with context and symbolism.

Please review our health and safety protocols before you arrive. MAD strongly recommends all visitors six months and older are vaccinated against Covid-19 and visitors ages two and up wear face coverings, even if vaccinated. Thank you for your cooperation.

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