Saturday, May 29, 2010

James Erikson @ Second Space Arts @ OCMC

 image © 2009 James Erikson
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Vincent Romaniello @ Campfire in Brooklyn

Winkel & Balktick Present...
A Warehouse Wilderness Adventure
Saturday, June 19, 2010
We will bivouac in a 21,000 square foot encampment, perched upon Sunset Park's western shores. It is an endless single-story cabin with three-story ceilings that reach to the heavens. For those of you who joined in at Transmutation or Stranded, be warned that this is a new conquest, not our familiar haunt.

Campfire crackles, warm bass, and beats from the wild by...
EZEKIEL HONIG (Anticipate Recordings, Microcosm Music)
SHIGETO (Ghostly International Records)
ZEMI17 (Gamelatron / Space Haus)
Finger-pickin', fiddle-fiddlin' wade-in-the-water bluegrass to be announced soon.
All performers will be playing live sets on a unique octochannel surround sound multipoint system, allowing you to travel back through time and revisit idealized childhood camping and outdoor experiences.

Wade in the waters with imaginations of...
Albert Hwang + Matt Parker
Amanda Silaski
The Amazing Amy
Audrey + Chassy
Betty Taopat Kaos + Chris Riggs
Brooklyn Aerodrome
Charlie Roberts
Christina+Fritz from HiChristina!
Crap Artists
Gavin Heck
Greg Skolozdra
James J. Fenton
Jason Eppink Jeanne Angel
The Jellie Collective
John Fitzpatrick
Josh Friedman
Judy Sky
Jurassic Park Slope
Kahori Kamiya
Logan + Louis
Matthieu Boardman
Megan Hornaday + Seanna Sharpe
Raylene Gorum
Stephanie Hope
Tanya Tanovic
Terri Ferrari
Troy Frantz
Vincent Romaniello
Will Danger

For more details that include photos from past events visit the website.

Artistic direction by Eva Lansberry
Flyer design by Justin Aubuchon
Saturday, June 19th, 2010 • 10pm-sunrise • At a vast warehouse in Brooklyn (place TBA) • Free PBR from 10pm-11pm • 21+ w/ ID • $15 advance (on sale June 1) • $20 door

Friday, May 14, 2010

A-Lab Forum: Repetition @ Crossing Art Gallery

Image: Megan Bisbee-Durlam

Participating Artists:
Paul Behnke
Megan Bisbee-Durlam
Helen Dennis
Oasa Du Verney
Kathleen Mallaney

QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development is pleased to announce the second installment of the A-Lab Forum, a series of monthly discussions designed as an opportunity for artists, working in various media, to present their previous works or works in progress, share their visions and ideas in relation to selected topics and concepts in the field of art production, collaboration, and critical thinking. Each forum consists of presentations by five artists, followed by a discussion period with the curator and attending audiences.  Participating artists are identified and selected by the curator / facilitator from a pull of entries for that month. The forums are open to the general public, and presenting artists are selected by invitation and through an open call.

A-Lab's second Forum focused on the idea of  “REPETITION”. Repeating oneself has been used as a concept in many forms of intellectual and humorous endeavors, from the start of mass production circa 1920 to South Park circa now. The arts have been no less fascinated with repetition as seen in Sol Lewitt’s drawings and Tara Donavan’s sculptures.  The reasons behind repeating an object, shape, material, or yourself is what we are looking to discover in this series of works.  All artists who submit works should consider why they are repeating themselves in art, or how they are repeating traditional formulation of art practice, and/or if art itself tends to be cyclical and repetitive. Facilitated by Juan Hinojosa.

Participating Artists:
Paul Behnke
Megan Bisbee-Durlam
Helen Dennis
Oasa Du Verney
Kathleen Mallaney

Location & Directions:
Crossing Art Gallery, 136-17 39th Avenue at Main Street, Flushing, NY.
7 train to Main Street Flushing. Walk one block on Main Street to 39th Ave (Opposite direction of the LIRR Overpass). Turn Right on 39th Ave & enter Queens Crossing (Large Glass Fa├žade with Blue & Pink Flowers). Take the stairs or elevator to the Ground Floor. Phone: 212-359-4333.

About A-Lab:
A-Lab is an artists’ collective initiated by New-media artist, Hector Canonge. From its inception in 2009, A-Lab's mission has been to promote and forge stronger collaborative projects for artists working and/or living in NYC. A-Lab is an independent initiative whose mission is to inform and assist artists in various aspects of their development. A-Lab's monthly meetings have been designed as a collaborative effort among artists to share resources, know-how, and experience to compete in the market place. In addition, A-Lab highly encourages and supports social activities to take place in local businesses and institutions in New York City. The convergence of the Arts and Community Building is another important component of the A-Lab as members can propose performances, shows, music gatherings, poetry readings, projections, public interventions, and more, in and around the various boroughs.

For more information contact:

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Escape From New York

Above, Julie LohnesTug of War, 2009, video still
Check out my friend Julie Lohnes' work in this upcoming group exhibition...

Follow this link to view more of Julie Lohnes' work.