Carrie Elston Tunick

Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

20 Jay Street, Suite 720

Carrie Elston Tunick’s videos layer and overlay found YouTube footage, primarily low-resolution and mundane clips. The videos she chooses—as heterogeneous as swooshing ocean waves, monochrome-filtered atomic bomb explosions, political protests, football practices, presidential addresses, or Black Friday shopping stampedes—feature repetitive patterns and recognizable audio, lending themselves to meditative scrutiny. Her videos focus on shared emotional reactions, emphasizing moments of love and sanctioned violence. By overlaying content to blur specific details, Elston Tunick focuses on the collective experience rather than individual narratives. The overall effect is bright, abstract, shimmering, and visceral, in direct dialogue with Elston Tunick’s painting practice. In all her different mediums, Elston Tunick zeroes in on the collective consciousnesses built around religion, politics, pop culture, sports, consumerism, and natural disasters.

About Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Its mission is to provide working studio space and community for artists. Artists are selected annually based on merit from a competitive pool of applicants by a professional jury comprised of artists and members of the SWSP Artists Advisory Committee.

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