New work from Leilani Bustamante’s upcoming show: PREY.

From her upcoming show Prey, opening at Modern Eden in San Francisco.

Prey: The shroud that is the modern world requires us as a species to trade our primeval urges for polished surfaces, a carefully controlled construct to mask the suppression of our nature as animals. For underneath we all rage, quietly delighting in instinctive, unyielding behavior intrinsic and vital to our own ilk. It is only when we remove this polish to explore these denied implications that we ultimately succumb to our animal selves.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Leilani Bustamante was born in Santa Rosa California and is a graduate of the Academy of Art University, San Francisco.  She grew up between the suburban sprawl and rural Fort Bragg, where she draws inspiration from their simultaneous decay and growth.  Her work often voices themes of mortality exploring elements of death, rebirth, beauty and spoil, the loveliness of the macabre and the mournful influence of osteological motifs. She currently lives and works in San Francisco.

The Ecstasy of Death No 1 & 2.

Directed by Angeline Gragasin.

FULL CAST AND CREW.

EOD Website.

A series of staged fauxtographs reenacting the History of the American Funeral Industry. The second in a series of videos documenting the life of a mortuary professional as she sets out to revolutionize the death industry one corpse at a time. For more info: orderofthegooddeath.com

SUPPORT Angeline Gragasin’s KICKSTARTER PROJECT “THE ANIMALS”:

Totems/Terrarium Building/ESP TV 3/Stephanie Bernheim/Regina Silveira/James Davis

PETER KAYAFAS: TOTEMS @SASHA WOLF.
Opens Wens May 25th 6-9pm.

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Stephanie Bernheim
Palm Project @ A.I.R. GALLERY

May 25 – June 19, 2011
Opening Reception: May 26, 6-8 pm
Read Bernheim’s Press Release

Craft Night: Learn How to Make Your Own Terrarium on May 26 @ CITY RELIQUARY.

Craft Night returns to the City Reliquary on May 26. This Craft Night, Anna Grant will be teaching us how to make terrariums. For $5 you will be supplied with a plant, as well as materials to decorate your terrarium. Just be sure to bring your own glass container. And because it is the month of Bicycle Celebrations and Bicycle awesomeness, we will have tiny bicycles.

We’re asking five dollars for crafting supplies. Terrarium-ing will commence at 7pm and will run until 10pm. See you there!

ESP TV 3 Screening Party

Screening party at K &M Bar, 225 N 8th St., Brooklyn NY, 8-11PM

Episode #3 of ESP TV airs Wednesday, May 25th on at 9:30 on channel 57 (Time Warner) / 84 (RCN) / Manhattan Neighborhood Network 3.

Featuring performances by:

MAZING VIDS
Dana Bell’s “A DELICATE BALANCE” w/ Meg Clixby, Kerry Davis and Leah Retherford w/ drumming by Jon Lockie (Sightings)

with videos by: Jordan Levine, Meredith James and Rachel MasonAaron NemecJason Underhill, Team Louis V E.S.P. and more!
With your host Sam Mickens (Sam Mickens Ecstatic Showband Revue, The Dead Science, Xiu Xiu)

Regina Silveira @ Alexander Gray
May 26 – July 29, 2011

Alexander Gray Associates is pleased to present the gallery’s second exhibition with the Brazilian artist, Regina Silveira. Since the 1960s, Silveira’s work has defied genre, moving between forms of installation, printmaking, sculpture and photography to explore visual distortion, perspective and scale.

For her exhibition at the gallery, Silveira presents her signature vinyl-decal mural-installations. The main installation, from her celebrated series, Desaparencia, depicts black and white diagrams of artists’ ateliers, graphically suggesting the ghosts of easels, tables, palettes, and other tools of the artist’s studio. In its iteration at Alexander Gray Associates, Silveira’s installation suggests the disappearance of traditional studio practice and location, as well as expectations of creation and alchemy that surround artistic mythology.

JAMES DAVIS @ RARE.
May 26 – June 23