Thursday, April 28, 2011

Howard Street Mural Opening

Josh Van Horne
As part of the 2011 Transmodern festival, 8 new murals are being added to the unoccupied, city-owned, dilapidated storefronts on the 400 block of Howard street.... At least Baltimore is doing THAT with them...
The opening for the murals by artists Caitlin Cunningham, Gary Kachadourian, Jordan Bernier, Josh Van Horne, Emily C-D, and Shana Palmer is tonight at 9pm - 11pm.  Preview them here:

Josh Van Horne

Jordan Bernier

Shaun Flynn's mural which has held down the Howard St block for years (left) its new neighbor by Jordan Bernier (right)

Caitlin Cunningham

Caitlin Cunningham

Gary Kachadourian installing his mural

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Jordan & John's Book Release @ Current Gallery

Jordan Bernier and John Bohl
 Jordan Bernier and John Bohl have been making books together for years.  Their newest book, which they revealed Friday at the Current Gallery, is entirely silk screened, inside and covers, and contains works by 30 local artists.  Printed in an edition of 100, the books which go for $15 were flying off the shelves.  4 artists were asked to make posters to accompany the book's release, they are also available for $10 or $5 with a book.  If you would like more information, or to order yours, contact them at:

 Posters for sale!

 Posters by Max Guy (left) and Hermonie Only (right)

 Posters by Caitlin Cunningham (left) and Lesser Gonzalez (right)

 Posters by John Jones

 The beginning of the opening

 The end of the opening

 Jen and Alex

Seth and Justin

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Shape Of Things To Come @ Nudashank

The Shape Of Things To Come

Stacy Fisher
Tracy Thomason
Maria Walker
Opening Reception:
Saturday April 16th
Exhibition runs from April 16th through May 13th

Nudashank is pleased to present The Shape Of Things To Come, an exhibition of abstract, sculptural paintings and objects by Brooklyn-based artists Stacy Fisher, Tracy Thomason and Maria Walker, in conjunction with the Transmodern Festival. The works of the three artists, while comprised of varying materials, share a similarly casual, wonky posture. Falling somewhere between sculpture and painting, works balloon off the walls, hang from the ceiling, sag in imperfect shapes and collectively posess a subtle animation that ties into the Transmodern aesthetic, while remaining grounded in abstraction and object art.

Stacy Fisher received a BFA from Ohio State University. She has recently exhibited at Cleopatras in New York, in a two-person show with Gary Panter, Heskin Contemporary, The Bronx River Art Center, and with Daily Operation.
Tracy Thomason has a BFA from MICA and an MFA from Cranbrook. She was recently included in a group show at James Fuentes in New York,
Maria Walker received an MFA in painting from Tyler School of Art. She has exhibited at Camel Art Space, NYU's Rosenberg Gallery, Sideshow Gallery and as part of the FAWC Visual Fellows Invitational exhibtion in Provinctown, MA.
In conjunction with the 8th annual Transmodern Festival
April 28th - May 1st
More Information Here

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Not The Way You Remembered
Curated by Jamillah James

April 10 - August 14, 2011
Opening reception
Sunday, April 10 3:00 - 6:00 PM

Former Baltimore resident and friend, Jamillah James, mounts her fellowship exhibition at the Queens Museum this Sunday!  We are very excited for and proud of her!

Participating artists: Taylor Baldwin, Clifford Borress, Barb Choit, Brendan Fowler, Ted Gahl, Rashawn Griffin, Faten Kanaan, Zak Kitnick, Jason Lazarus, Lauren Luloff, Dave Murray, Amanda Ross-Ho, Jean Shin, Hayley Silverman, Agathe Snow, and Bryan Zanisnik.

As museums have mounted more exhibitions from their permanent collections, revisiting their archives and breathing new life into years’ worth of holdings, this generation’s artists are also looking back-revisiting materiality, composing and recombining nontraditional materials, perhaps out of necessity, or as a comment on a collective loss of intimacy through lives lived online. NOT THE WAY YOU REMEMBERED explores how collecting and displaying personal, physical objects creates and recreates memories and associations, both individual and collective. Collecting here refers to the artist’s methodology, with the amassing of specific, charged materials being central to their practice, or, simply, a visual accumulation of things. With the process of selection and presentation often made explicit in the work, the items assembled project “specialness” or preciousness, while often lacking that quality inherently. Situating the ordinary, banal, familiar or personal into grander narratives activates new sites of tribute and remembrance. Considering the popularity of television programs about collecting (and hoarding), we are reminded that sentiment and physical attachments are powerful motivators. The artists inREMEMBERED use the power of association to explore the ways in which objects become invested with emotional and intimate value. The resultant arrangements-of trophies, scrapbook clippings, family snapshots, replicas of cultural artifacts-begin to collapse the distance between spectator and object in the sometimes alienating space of a museum, reconnecting viewers to the physical, emotional world of memory and daily experience in an age where the virtual often displaces the real.

Beginning with French artist Arman’s response to Yves Klein in 1960 through the accumulative installations of Ilya Kabakov and Thomas Hirschhorn, that which governs what can be considered “junk” has often hinged on context. The 16 artists in this exhibition are using certain strategies of their forebears to engage in their own explorations of time and place-marking through material, while initiating new dialogues around worth and significance. To borrow from the time-worn adage, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure-or in this case, another museum’s.

NOT THE WAY YOU REMEMBERED is curated by Jamillah James, Queens Museum of Art Van Lier Fund Fellow.

Project support provided by The Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of the New York Community Trust. Additional funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts.