Torben Giehler/ALI SMITH/Road Trip/Jakob Kolding/DREAMWEAPON/Zap/PAF/Posters of Fortune/Society

Leo Koenig Inc. is pleased to announce the fifth solo exhibition of new paintings by Torben Giehler. Giehler is known for his geometric abstractions, influenced by futuristic universes, and finished with mathematical precision. In a departure from the vibrant color palette and electrified vortex of his previous paintings, these new works extend a zen-like calm, alchemically fusing the synapses of the human brain to the grids and networks of digitized technology. (READ MORE.)

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SUPPORT THIS PROJECT! PRISM INDEX & PROJECT NEON.

Two new projects filtering through the feed that caught my eye. One is the handiwork of Jeffery Bowers, THE PRISIM INDEX. Limited edition, handmade, silkscreened, mixed-media book complete with images (DVD) and sound (CD) featuring a gratuitous amount of artists. It’s the kind of project most editor’s cringe at and you’ve got to admire not only the quality of the work but the sheer gumption of the undertaking. Not to mention the interesting Kickstarter video. See a tour of the mag itself below.

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Upcoming Classes.

Learn to draw on rocks and print from them! This class will introduce the art of stone lithography starting with the basics. You will be guided step by step through the process of creating a lithograph. You will learn how to prepare your stone, how to use drawing materials, how to use a press, how to prepare your paper, and how to produce your very own edition of prints. Led by Devraj Dakoji.The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
323 West 39th Street 3rd Floor
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6 Thursdays, 6:30-9:30p
$300 members/$340 nonmembers
212-563 5855
info(at)efanyc.org

THE CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS:

Always lots of amazing options at CBA but here’s a couple of my upcoming favorites.

Adhesives, Size and Varnishes: A Cooking Class
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 During this workshop we will focus on making traditional adhesives from scratch and then use them. With Karen Gorst, May 7.
Hot Stamping and Guillotine Training for Binders: Get trained to use the Center’s motorized guillotine paper cutter and our hot stamping equipment in one three-hour workshop.With CBA Staff, May 17. z
Sound and Light: This course devotes two days to making a book with Direct Current (DC) electricity. With Hooshang Partovi, May 21-22.
Panorama Concertina: Students will learn to make an accordion book with a series of floating panels. With Alice Austin, June 18.
Paper Marbling: This course will teach the basics of water-based (Turkish) paper marbling using acrylic and tempera paints. With Lauren Rowland, June 25 – 26. 

The Center for Book Arts 
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10001
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MICHAEL DUDECK’S WITCH DOCTOR @ CPR TONIGHT.

Michael Dudeck Witch Doctor
WOMBTOMB



Monday, May 2
7:30 p.m.
Performance | Installation

CPR – Center for Performance Research
361 Manhattan Avenue, Unit 1
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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For reservations email info@cprnyc.org

The Watermill Center is pleased to announce two events as part of The Watermill Center / CPR – Center Performance Research Partnership .  Both artists were part of the Fall 2010 / Spring 2011 Residency Program at The Watermill Center.  These events are continuations of the work they did at Watermill allowing them to present in New York City.

On Monday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. Michael Dudeck Witch Doctor (Watermill Resident Artist October 2010) will present WOMBTOMB, the third performance / installation of his Religion Project at CPR – Center for Performance Research.  

THE WORK

WOMBTOMB

WOMBTOMB is the third performance/installation in Michael Dudeck Witch Doctor’s Religion Project, which involves the invention of a queer religion and prehistory which radically re-imagines the nature of human origins. This performance is a meditation upon the death and sex rituals of one of the factions of Dudeck’s mythology, which involves the invention of a multiplicity of genitalia and hybrid genders (and invented sexual acts to accommodate modified genders) as well as elaborate ritual sacrifice and mummification procedures. Separated into three movements, the work features a cast of five performers, including Dudeck, as well as live sound by composer/sound artist Andy Rudolph. The work is roughly 60 minutes long and contains nudity.

THE ARTISTS

Michael Dudeck Witch Doctor is a performance artist and cultural engineer whose work spans multiple media. He has performed and exhibited internationally at venues including the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Platform Center for Photographic and Digital Art and aceartinc (Winnipeg), Pari Nadimi Gallery (Toronto), John Connelly Presents (New York), and the Watermill Center (New York).

Andy Rudolph is a Winnipeg-based sound artist and composer who works in multiple media, including musical composition for voice and instruments, digital composition, and spatial sound-works and installations. He has worked with the artists Rebecca Belmore and Noam Gonick, as well as having produced his own sound/music project The Calculus Affair and performing with the band Mahogany Frog.

Click HERE to read more about this event and to make a reservation.
Michael Dudeck Witch Doctor

The Watermill Center / CPR – Center for Performance Research Partnership