Exhibitions Patterning, Points and Paths by Michael Haleta
July 1-31, 2020
Michael Haleta will utilize his residency to progress and refine three ongoing projects. The first, consists of a book, video, and public performance, as part of his Points and Paths series. The book will be based on Haleta’s graphical scores for large-scale group performance/foley sound diffusions. He will also be finalizing layout designs and conducting further research with the Ukrainian Museum, for a book project entitled Vyshyvanka Grids (Ukrainian embroidery grids.) The project began in 2017 based around Haleta’s grandmother’s Ukrainian Vyshyvanka newsletter collection, ranging from roughly 1977-1984. Haleta also plans to work on a book/print project: Grids and Graphs for Patterning and Typology. This project will be based around the 700+ grids he has amassed since 2017.
Michael Mykola Haleta is an educator, optical artist, textile designer, graphic designer, and noise/sound artist. His visual vernacular stems from a mix of cybernetics, pareidolia, apophenia, B-movie special effects, combinatorics (graph theory), B-movie VHS covers, microchip design, and crystallography.
Funds for this residency came from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Max and Marian Farash Foundation; and Joy of Giving Something.