THE WEEK/WEEKEND: Oct 3-10th.

“Coonskin 2: Flight to Canada”, a collection of art works by Terrance Hughes
Opening reception: Saturday, October 8th, 6 – 9pm

For Hughes, this upcoming show is a concoction of two inpirations: Flight to Canada, a novel by Ishmael Reed, and Coonskin, an animated film by Bakshi. Flight to Canada tells the story of Raven Quickskill, 40’s, and Leechfield slaves who run away from their master, Mr. Swille, in search of freedom. Coonskin tells the story of Brother Rabbit, Preacher Fox, and Brother Bear, who flee the American South during the 1970s in search of liberation. Using satire, sex, violence, identity, and history to tell the stories of their characters, both Reed and Bakshi make clear that transformation can only come from within—a theme that is the cornerstone of Hughes’ work and that resonates deeply in his life. Consequently, there is “Coonskin 2: Flight to Canada”, which is Hughes’ vision of a sequel that will never happen. The show serves as homage and “thank you” to the great works of Reed and Bakshi and is a representation of Hughes’ love of the lost art of animation. Terrance Hughes was born in 1975 in St. Louis, Missouri, and currently lives and works in New York City. He is a self-taught artist, whose work deals with different periods of Black American history and issues surrounding cultural and social identities. Hughes’ works consist of two elements: graphite and charcoal on paper to create rendered portraits and landscapes from photo references, which are meant to mimic the photo itself, complete with imperfections; and animation Cel Vinyl on acetate, providing stark contrast through its vivid color and three-dimensional effect. It is his belief that the lost art of animation deserves a place in the art world.

Hughes has had recent exhibitions at Modern Eden, San Francisco, The Cheaper Show, Vancouver, and Mad Art Gallery, St. Louis. In March, Hughes participated in a group show to benefit Japan relief at graphite., Williamsburg.

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This Sunday: Institute_Institut at Studio Maya

The final piece in the Transformational Grammar of the Institutional Glorybowltrilogy. Performances will be in early Fall, 2011.

NOW SEEKING OPINIONS, EXPERIENCES, AND FEEDBACK

Please join us for a Focus Workshop in March, 2011. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED, ALL INDIVIDUALS OF ALL AGES, FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS INVITED

Sunday, March 13th, 2-5pm at Surreal Estate (15 Thames St., Brooklyn)
Sunday, March 20th, 2-5pm at Studio Maya (603 Bergen St., Brooklyn)
Sunday, March 27th, 2-5pm at Force and Flow (1102 Dean St. #4, Brooklyn)
(RSVP for addresses to: panoplylab@gmail.com)

FREE

Between Dec. 2010 and June 2011, PPL is conducting a series of Focus Workshops in Brooklyn, NY, investigating cultural structures, interpersonal politics, daily conceptions of reality, and institutional ecologies.

Seeking opinions, experiences, and feedback from individuals of all ages and from all backgrounds, these workshops form a public co-creation aspect of the experimental opera project Institute_Institut.

A Focus Workshop is part focus group and part thinktank. “Workshop” is used to note the performance-based perspective held by the workshop facilitators (the artists creating the project) and the performance research direction that some workshops take, depending on the interests of the participants.

Part I: Group Discussion. What are institutions? How do they function in your life? What are some of your experiences with them?

Part 2: Enactions, observations, and games.

All participants will receive a free ticket to the performances ofInstitute_Institut, in Fall 2011. The project is a staged documentary opera about authority, reality, institutionality, and sensibility. Issues and ideas discussed and researched through these Focus Workshops, as well as selected experiences, statements, and documentation from them (and many other forms of research) will largely form the libretto.

For more information, email panoplylab@gmail.com.

CONVOCATORIA: Participa con tus opiniones, experiencias y reacciones.

Se parte de nuestro Grupo de Enfoque. Experiencia no necesaria. Personas de cualquier edad y nacionalidad pueden participar.

Domingo, 13 de Marzo, 2-5pm en Surreal Estate (15 Thames St., Brooklyn)
Domingo, 20 de Marzo, 2-5pm en Studio Maya (603 Bergen St., Brooklyn)
Domingo, 27 de Marzo, 2-5pm en Force and Flow (1102 Dean St. #4, Brooklyn)
(Reservaciones: panoplylab@gmail.com)

GRATIS

Desde el mes de diciembre 2010 a junio 2011, PPL ha estado realizando una serie de talleres informativos en Brooklyn, Manhattan y Queens. Los talleres investigan las estructuras culturales, las políticas mediativas, las construcciones diarias de la realidad, y las ecologías institucionales.

Se hace un llamado a personas de todas las edades y nacionalidades que quieran participar y contribuir con sus opiniones, experiencias e ideas en los talleres creativo-informativos. Los resultados serán incluidos como parte de colaboración en el proyecto Institute_Institut.

El Grupo de Enfoque funcionara también como fuente de inspiración y creación. En este sentido, “Taller” se refiere al aspecto performativo realizado por los artistas que facilitan la creación del proyecto y dirigen la investigación del mismo en base a los intereses de cada participante.

PRIMERA PARTE: Discusión en grupo. – ¿Qué son las instituciones? – ¿Cómo funcionan? – ¿Cómo han sido tus experiencias con ellas?

SEGUNDA PARTE: Interpretaciones, observaciones y juegos.

Participantes recibirán una entrada gratis para la presentación deInstitute_Institut, en Otoño 2011. El proyecto se presentara como un documental montado al estilo de una ópera que tratará temas de autoridad, realidad, institucionalidad y sensibilidad. Las ideas y conceptos que fueron discutidos e investigados durante los talleres de enfoque de grupo, así como las experiencias, declaraciones y documentación de los participantes, serán incluidos como parte del libreto.

Para información: panoplylab@gmail.com.