Bedevilment In Paradise @ Proteus Gowanus Opening this Sat.

Bedevilment In Paradise

   

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 16, 7-9m

PROTEUS GOWANUS

DIRECTIONS

For our last exhibition of the Paradise year, we focus on Bedevilment, in collaboration with our friends at Curious Matter, who will install an exhibit within the exhibit entitled The Naming of the Animals.

Myth says that naming the animals is an obligation assigned to humankind at the creation and it is one that has never ceased to demand attention: the task of naming, ordering, cataloging, dividing, pairing, discerning, describing, speaking…. Indeed, Paradise itself, where naming first began, was a place divided and separated, which is why its beatific presence bedevils us. As the exhibitions at Proteus Gowanus and Curious Matter attest, these paradisiacal topics are vexing.

We are bedeviled by threatened harmony, endless desiring,  dangerous magic and unhinged innocence, all on view in the works of 19  artists, writers , designers and collectives. Also in store is the Spring line-up of evening events with musicians, scholars, priests, dancers, filmmakers, historians and writers.

The exhibit at Proteus opens this Saturday and will run through July 16. The show at Curious Matter opened on April 3 and closes May 15. For details on Naming the Animals and directions to Curious Matter, click here.

Contributors: Sally Agee, Diane Bertolo, Peter Bonner, Jessica Cannon, Stella Chasteen, Enome Ekeh, David Eustace, Nancy Friedemann, Anne Garland, Madhu Kaza, Edith Kollath, Paula Lalala, Clarinda Mac Low, Walter Polkosnik, Eaton Purdy, Leon Waller, Cate Whittemore, A Wrecked Tangle Press, and The Writhing Society.

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In addition, we are pleased to host this spring two Paradise projects-in-residence. In the work of Madhu Kaza’s Here Is Where We Meet and Clarinda Mac Lowe’s Cyborg Nation, we examine the relationship between intimacy and service, domestic ritual and public space, and between our human selves and the smart machines which serve and guide us.

Cyborg Nation extends our recent inquiries into future utopias,  offering Teknotherapy for all who need help coping with their increasing dependence upon electronic gadgets. Have you fully accepted your cyborg nature? With Teknotherapy, a Cyborg interlocutor (or “teknotherapist”) leads group and individual sessions during April and May for those of us grappling with our machinic selves, helping us to come to terms with our relationships with our electronic extensions. For more details or to make an appointment, click here.

For our second project, Here is Where We Meet, Madhu Kaza will travel to individual participant’s homes by appointment to read them to sleep at bedtime. Here is Where We Meet is part of the artist’s ongoing Hospitalityseries, projects that examine social conventions, rituals of domestic and daily life, relations between strangers, hosts and guests, and boundaries of public and intimate space. Here is Where We Meet is particularly concerned with the transitional state between wakefulness and sleep, the drift from the world of stories to the world of dreams, and a re-engagement of the pleasure of voice in our experience of texts. More details will be available soon.

Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann @ A.I.R. Gallery.

VIEW A PREVIEW OF KATHERINE’S WORK IN THE 22 MAGAZINE.

At A.I.R. Gallery, Thursday, April 21st, from 6pm to 7:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.
A.I.R. Gallery Announces 2011-2012 Fellowship Recipients Aimee Burg, Annie Ewaskio, Bang Geul Han, Einat Imber, Katherine Tzu-lan Mann, and Regine Romain. Artist will briefly present their work. Light refreshments will be served.

Brooklyn, NY, April 2011 – A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce the six 2010-2011 A.I.R. Fellowship Recipients: Aimee Burg, Annie Ewaskio, Bang Geul Han, Einat Imber, Katherine Tzu-lan Mann, and Regine Romain. Please join us for the Welcome Party for the Fellowship Recipients on Wednesday, April 21, from 6pm to 7:30pm. This event is free and open to the public. Each Fellow will briefly present images of her work. Light refreshments will be served.
The A.I.R. Fellowship Program for Emerging and Underrepresented Women Artists was established in 1993 and has helped launch the careers of over 40 women artists since it’s inception. Each year the program offers six women artists the opportunity to have their first solo exhibit or their first solo exhibit in 10 years. A.I.R. Fellows advance their careers with a studio visit from an art professional, 18 months of professional development, and mentoring with the A.I.R. Gallery artists and staff. A.I.R. Gallery looks forward to the dynamic and diverse exhibitions of each Fellowship Artist, presenting paintings, mixed media installation, photography, and sculpture. Additionally, each Fellowship recipient will organize a public outreach program at the gallery, meeting A.I.R.’s mission to provide leadership and community to women artists. We hope you will join us for these exciting exhibitions and events!

Aimee Burg received her BFA from Pratt Institute and her MFA from Yale, where she received the George R. Bunker Award for excellence in the Sculpture department. She was also one of eight American MFA students to be chosen for the USA/MFA exhibition in Israel’s leading graduate art school, Bezalel, promoting conversation in art between cultures. This exchange has influenced her current project curating an Israeli and American artist collaboration, opening in Sunset Park in April, 2011.

Bang Geul Han was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. Han earned her MFA in Electronic Integrated Arts from the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University in Alfred, NY and BFA in Painting from the Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea. Based in the US since 2003, she participated in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture,the MacDowell Colony, the Triangle Artist’s Workshop and the Artist Alliance Inc’s Lower East Side Rotating Studio Program. She works with variety of media ranging from watercolor to computer programming.

Annie Ewaskio was born in Hanover, New Hampshire and grew up amidst trees, hills, love and adventure. She received her BA from Grinnell College in 2004 and a Post-Baccalaureate certificate from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 2006. Her paintings and drawings have been shown nationally, primarily in New York and Baltimore, where she recently had an exhibition at Metro Gallery. Her work has been published in catalogues and in Studio Visit Magazine. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Einat Imber (born 1979, Israel) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Although her practice is based in an urban environment, it is closely related to nature. In 2008, a fellowship from the Joan Mitchell Foundation allowed her to spend 4 weeks as artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center. She returned to the city with a U-haul full of driftwood. Other materials for her work are sourced from hardware stores, the 99¢ store, bait and tackle shops, the fabric district or the McMaster catalogue. Her work has been included in numerous group shows in and around New York City. Most recently she presented a room full of sculptures, drawing and photography as part of the 2010 Governors Island Art Fair. She received her BFA from the Cooper Union and lessons for a lifetime from its sculpture shop.

Katherine Tzu-lan Mann received her BA from Brown University and MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is the recipient of a Fulbright grant to Taiwan and the Toby Devan Lewis fellowship. She has participated as an artist in residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Blue Sky Dayton, Vermont Studio Center, Salzburg Kunstlerhaus, Triangle Workshop and Anderson Ranch Art Center residencies, and will take part in the Bemis Center residency program in 2012. Mann is currently an instructor at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

For a full press release with bios of each of the 2011-12 Fellows, please click HERE.

Inflatable Sculpture Show @ 3rd Ward, March 26th

The Inflatable Sculpture Show

Saturday, March 26, 2011, 7pm to 10 pm
195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn NY
FREE Admission

Our Inflatable Sculpture students have been toiling away, designing and sewing their mega-masterpieces. On March 26th, we’ll inflate these creations and let them loose in our gallery!

Anticipate a show unlike any other, packed from floor to ceiling with gargantuan gorgeousness. As you navigate your way through all the pieces, also enjoy free drinks and live music.

Featured Artists

Lara Agulto, Tiago Brum, Natasha Chamilakis, Furay Chang, Robert Collins Jr, Monica Cook, Mariah Corrigan, Rob Cortes, Launa Eddy, Jennifer Glenn, Gail Gondek, Fabian Grateroles, Bryan Handyside, Michael Huss, Meena Kim, Grace Koerber, Eva Lansberry, Diana Lin, Liz Medina, Gabriel Palacio, Joshua Peil, Annie Peil, Ariel Ruvinsky, Elizabeth Valleu, Daniela Vergara & Brian Yanish
RSVP at www.3rdward.com/RSVP

Want to make your own inflatable sculpture (and show it in our gallery)? Inflatable sculpture is the ideal medium for the NYC artist since you can make large-scale works with minimal resources and space.Click here to learn more about the class and check out instructor Patrick Flibotte here.

Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again

Contributor Kate Javens shared this terrific show, SINGLE FARE, opening at Sloan Fine Art, now in it’s 2nd incarnation! (See her  lambs below.) RECEPTION TONIGHT AT 7pm! Show runs through March 26th.

 

IMAGE’S FROM LAST YEAR’S SHOW

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 17th, from 5to 9 pm
Exhibition: Friday, March 18 through Saturday, March 26, 2011
Gallery Hours: Noon to 6pm (Closed Monday & Tuesday)


Sloan Fine Art is pleased to host “Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again” a very special exhibition of works on used NYC MetroCards with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Transportation Alternatives (transalt.org) and Alliance for the Arts’ NYC ARTS (NYC-ARTS.org). 

In May 2010, Artists Jean-Pierre Roy and Michael Kagan hosted an unusual exhibition in their Brooklyn studio. Open to all artists who wanted to participate, “Single Fare” placed one constraint on the creative process: all work had to be submitted on a used MetroCard. Inspired by the notion that the city’s subways and buses allow for a kind of creative interchange unmatched in human history, “Single Fare” sought to create a unique art event where art and artists could come together to form a monumental event made from a tiny, innocuous piece of plastic: The MetroCard! The resulting exhibition featured over 700 works of art – from artists as far away as New Zealand and as close as the studio next door.

Following the tremendous success of last year’s “Single Fare,” Roy and Kagan team up with Sloan Fine Art on the Lower East Side for “Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again.” The themes of last year’s show ran the gamut from moments of high abstraction to delicate portraiture. Three-dimensional works, documentary photography and even a video installation helped to create one of the most cohesively diverse shows in recent memory while playfully challenging artists to show what they can do with seven square inches.

While serving as a democratizing vehicle for artists of all ages and disciplines, the Single Fare exhibition also served as a fantastic platform to introduce beginning collectors to an amazing array of work while inviting the committed collector to connect to artists that might normally fall under their radar. Partnering with Sloan Fine Art represents an exciting step forward for the Single Fare experience, allowing the exhibition to remain true to its roots while benefitting from additional exhibition days and regular gallery hours.

Additionally, a handful of artists have been recruited to create Single Fare works that will be raffled off with proceeds to benefit two worthy charities – Transportation Alternatives (transalt.org), promoting New York City’s continued commitment to public and alternative forms of transportation and Alliance for the Arts’ NYC Arts (nyc-arts.org), the leading Web and free iPhone guide to arts programs and events throughout NYC. Raffle tickets will be available beginning at 5pm the night of the reception and winners will be announced at 8:30pm sharp.

Detailed submission instructions can be found at http://single-fare.com andhttp://sloanfineart.com/11SingleFare/submit.html

About Transportation Alternatives:
Transportation Alternatives’ mission is to reclaim New York City’s streets from the automobile, and to advocate for bicycling, walking and public transit as the best transportation alternatives.

About the Alliance for the Arts:
The Alliance for the Arts serves the entire cultural community through research and advocacy and serves the public through cultural guides and calendars. Through its NYC ARTS guides and calendars, the Alliance promotes New York cultural institutions. Through its research studies highlighting the importance of the arts to the economy and to education, the Alliance helps government and civic leaders understand the importance of cultural organizations to New York City. More information on the Alliance’s work can be found at the new http://www.AllianceforArts.org.