William Stone FRAMED
May 11 – June 12, 2011
Opening reception; Wednesday, May 11, 6 – 8pm MAP
James Fuentes LLC is pleased to announce William Stone’s forthcoming solo exhibition;Framed, this will be the artist’s third solo show at the gallery. The exhibition will primarily feature reconstituted paintings – the earliest of which date back to the eighteenth century.
Employing reverse paintings, commissioned portraits and landscapes – the artists’s revisions give these events, which were on the brink of being forgotten, new life. These works speak to qualities inherent in these varied genres of painting; as well as their desire to render, consecrate and awe.
William Stone’s work categorically looks at everyday objects and the way they occupy the human condition. From his earliest works that incorporated water and wind into household furnishings to his more recent inventions and revisions of chairs – the artist’s use of everyday objects supplies an endless resource of materials. Stone’s practice is steeped in poetics and mechanics resulting in works that offer as many semiotic connotations as they do visual ones.
William Stone has presented solo exhibitions at The Clock Tower/P.S. 1 Center for Contemporary Art, Emily Harvey Gallery and Tom Cugliani and has participated in group exhibitions at The New Museum, Deste Foundation for the Arts, The Aldrich Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park, Voorkamer, Lier, Engholm Engelhorn Galerie and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 6pm.
James Fuentes LLC
55 Delancey Street
New York, NY 10002
If you happened, by some amazing lapse in judgement, to miss poet and playwright Edgar Oliver’s original performance of his one man show “East 10th Street,” there is still hope for you. The fates have smiled and Edgar will be performing his masterpiece for 3 weeks in March-April at PS 122!
And certainly there is only one appropriate response to that……goodie.
Edgar Oliver started performing in New York at the Pyramid in the mid-1980′s alongside artists including Hapi Phace, Kembra Pfahler, Samoa and playwright Kestutis Nakas. As a playwright, many of Oliver’s plays have been staged at La MaMa and other downtown NYC theatres, including The Seven Year Vacation,The Poetry Killer, Hands in Wartime,Motel Blue 19 and Mosquito Succulence. As a stage actor, he has performed in countless plays including Edward II with Cliplight Theater, Marc Palmieri’s Carl the Second, Lipsynka’s Dial M for Modeland numerous productions at Axis including Trinity 5:29, A Glance at New York (Edinburgh Festival Fringe & NYC), Julius Caesar, USS Frankenstein, the Hospital series, Seven in One Blow, or the Brave Little Kid and the one-man show East 10th Street: Self Portrait with Empty House (written by Edgar & directed by Randy Sharp — Edinburgh Festival Fringe & NYC). Edgar is also one of the most beloved storytellers at The Moth. His film roles include That’s Beautiful Frank, Henry May Long(directed by Axis’ Randy Sharp) and Gentlemen Broncos (directed by Jared Hess). His published works include A Portrait of New York by a Wanderer There and Summer (published by oilcan press); and The Man Who Loved Plants (published by Panther Books and available at Goodie.org).