Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Some Jack Smith films + surprises @ the Red Room

Thursday, July 29
8:30pm - 10:00pm
Red Room (425 E 31st, Baltimore)

Come watch two films "Overstimulated" and "I Was A Male Yvonne De Carlo" by underground filmmaker, pioneering performance artist, photographer, record collector, super star Jack Smith AND snacks and other films featuring the likes of Andy Warhol and Bela Lugosi.

"This short film, restored in 1995, stars Jerry Sims and the late filmmaker, Bob Fleischner. It is an early filmic exploration of the 'aesthetic of delirium' which Smith developed in his later films.
- J. T. Plaster Foundation

"Shot mainly during the late '60s and edited a decade or more later, I WAS A MALE YVONNE DE CARLO is one of several films and slide shows that feature the filmmaker as a mock celebrity...Smith waits under the visible movie lights, drumming the fingers. A fan presents him with a black and white glamour shot (Smith in profile, posed with a sinuously curved dagger) to autograph as the Warhol Superstar Ondine, dressed entirely in black leather, snaps his picture. Violence erupts as the nurse takes out a whip to discipline the star's fans. When a female creature pulls out the same dagger depicted in the glamour shot, Smith jumps up and shakes the weapon from her hand. The action is post-scripted with footage of a steam shovel patrolling the rubble where the Broadway Central hotel once stood." -- J. Hoberman

Thursday, July 22, 2010

End Of Daze @ Space 1026 in Philadelphia

End Of Daze
Nudashank Gallery (Baltimore) at Space 1026
Curated by Alex Ebstein
August 6th – 28th, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, August 6th, 7 – 10 pm
Seth Adelsberger
Jordan Bernier
John Bohl
Caitlin Cunningham
Shaun Flynn
Lesser Gonzalez
Chiara Keeling
Robby Rackleff
Jimmy Joe Roche
Space 1026
1026 Arch St. 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Image: Jimmy Joe Roche

Crossovers @ MICA's Pinkard Gallery

Wham City's Crossovers at MICA's Pinkard gallery is a show of individual and collaborative works by members of the collective. A survey of media, humor, projects and aesthetics that the group has become known for, the show presented the spectrum, rather than everyone's best work (which is not to say it was bad!). Check out some of the pieces from the exhibition:
Joshua Kelberman, this is awesome in person too

Mark Brown

Showbeast and Important Comics in 3D !

Lesser Gonzalez

Dan Deacon

Collaboration between Sarah Milinski and Jared Paolini. I really liked these.

Collaboration between Allen Cordell and Jimmy Joe Roche

Big screen!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Drawing Out Opening @ Hexagon

Xavier and Alana in front of Andrew Liang's drawings

Drawing Out @ the Hexagon, curated by Lexie Macchi
On View through August 14. Go check out this show of impressive local drawing!

David Spelce

Sarah Jablecki. AWESOME.

New work by Xavier Schipani


Lu Zhang

Monique admiring Xavier's work

David Spelce

Alex Worthington

Andrew Liang

Phu by Alex's work


There was also this cool installation by Suzanne Van Rest in the back room of the Hexagon.

Bike Galleries by Dustin Carlson, Premiering @ Artscape, next stop: MIAMI!

Dustin Carlson fabricated three bike-trailor galleries which debuted at Artscape this past weekend. Ridden by Dustin, Brendan Rush and Gary Kachadourian, the project will be perfected and brought down to Miami during Basel in December!

Alex Ebstein's letter drawings

Brendan pulling Gary's piece

Sondheim Semi-finalist Show @ MICA

Shaun Flynn

The Sondheim Semi-finalist show was...weird. Really, really inconsistent, and not particularly interesting. Sure, its just a survey of the artists who were selected without any curatorial thread, but: work was separated, not grouped by artist, there was too much work for the space, nothing could really breathe, and some of it was just not good.... Our favorites were Kim Manfredi, Melissa Webb, Shaun Flynn, Dawn Gavin, Sebastian Martorana, and Evan LaLonde.

There is lots of drawing in this drawing

Melissa Webb

Alzaruba's piece was kind of scary

Kim Manfredi

Adam Rush

Dawn Gavin

Sebastian Martorana

Ledelle Moe

Evan LaLonde

Hadieh Shafie

Brent Crothers

Ok, what happened here? Bob Nickas...why didn't you put your foot down?

Maggie Michael working in graphite and some antiquated something, who does she think she is? Molly Springfield? I want paintings! They're good!

Travis Childers

Christopher Saah

A subtle Cory Oberndorfer painting

Did the dude in the shirt make that thing?