Shortlist: Tiago Gualberto/Aristides Ruiz/Anya Liftig.

TIAGO GUALBERO AT FB GALLERY

In 2006, Tiago becomes a member of the “ The Living Culture Program”, an action that involves the civil society and the federal government in order to empower social and cultural energies, as it allows the expression of the communities’ own dynamics and bringing together actions and support aimed at developing a cooperative, solidary and transformative culture. The work developed by Tiago in this program consisted in the production of workshops and educational documents that would emancipate these communities by incentivating them to work based in “collaborative work”, networking and also teaching them to utilize multimedia techniques in order to publicize their work.

SHOW AT FB GALLERY.
http://www.flickr.com/people/tiagogualberto/

ARISTIDES RUIZ IN DEXTERITY AT LYONS WEIR.

Difficult for me to express in words…as the work is the expression…
It’s not so much about the actual visual “subject” ______
It’s a sensation…a moment of understanding antecedent to language – ineffable but instantly recognizable…

The city… quiet, pulsating, alive…like a sleeping tiger…
Just beautiful…New York…New York…
I can’t say it…
A private poem to the love of your life…

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ANYA LIFTIG BUILDS A BARRICADE IN ATLANTA.

On Saturday, July 7, Anya Liftig returns to Atlanta for what will be her most physically challenging performance to date.  I’m a Groucho Marxist, presented by Flux Projects, will take place on Airline Street just below the Edgewood Avenue overpass.  This durational performance will run from 8:30 until 11:30 p.m.

Drawing from the history of literal and socially imposed barriers in Atlanta’s past, I’m a Groucho Marxist will feature a barricade made of reclaimed materials. Liftig will attempt to cross the structure while blindfolded and partially bound.  As with most of Liftig’s work, the built-in physical hardship is integral to the project, and this work in particular addresses the difficulty in crossing boundaries.

FLUX PROJECTS.
Interview at The Flauner.

THE WEEK: SEPT 6-9.

WHITE SWALLOW READING SERIES: B.C. EDWARDS LL BEN FAMA LL ELY SHIPLEY @ CORNELIA.
Tuesday, September 6 · 6:00pm – 7:30pm

B.C. EDWARDS lives in Brooklyn. He is the recipient of the 2011 Hudson Prize put out by Black Lawrence Press which will be publishing his collection of short fiction, The Aversive Clause in 2012 and his collection of poetry From the Standard Cyclopedia of Recipes in 2013. His work can be found in Red Line Blues, The Sink Review, Food-i-Corp, Hobart and others. His short story “Illfit” is being adapted into a piece by the Royal Ballet of Flanders. BEN FAMA is the author of the chapbook Aquarius Rising (UDP 2009) and NEW WAVES (Minutes Books). He is the founding editor of Supermachine Poetry Journal. His work has been featured in GlitterPony, notnostrums, LIT, Poor Claudia, and on the Best American Poetry Blog, among others. He has contributed tips to gawker, words to urban dictionary, and has an ongoing correspondence with Lady Gaga. ELY SHIPLEY’s first book, Boy with Flowers, won the 2007 Barrow Street Press book prize judged by Carl Phillips, the 2009 Thom Gunn Award, and was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. His writing appears in the Western Humanities Review, Prairie Schooner, Diagram, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere. He holds a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Utah and currently teaches at Baruch College, CUNY. Hosted by Angelo Nikolopoulos $7 cover includes a house drink.

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Bathers: Mary Henderson @LyonsWier

Mary Henderson
Bathers
Exhibition Dates: May 12 – June 11, 2011
Artist’s Reception: Thursday May 12th, 2011 6-8PM
MAP 

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11-6PM Gallery Address: 542 West 24th Street Nearest Subway: C, E exit 23rd @ 8th Ave. Contact: Michael Lyons Wier

“Be a good craftsman; it won’t stop you from being a genius.” -Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Lyons Wier Gallery is proud to present Bathers by Mary Henderson.

Bathers, is Henderson’s newest group of hyper-real sociological oil paintings derived from found web images, focusing on a particular cultural experience – in this case, the ‘summer retreat’. Her paintings are based on vacation photos and snapshots of Americans engaged in the long-standing, class-specific summer ritual of departing the city and suburbs for shore and lake houses during the summer season. The images explore the contradictory nature of these escapes – both their sensory pleasures and their accompanying feelings of isolation, dislocation and wistfulness. (READ FULL PRESS RELEASE)

KEWPIE WITH STYLE: SOFA NY 2011: JAN HULING.

Jan Huling

SOFA NY 2011

Opening Night Preview:

Wednesday April 13th, 2011

5-9 PM (Invitation Only)

Where: Park Avenue Armory

Exhibition Dates: April 14-17, 2011

Show Hours:

Thursday: 11am – 7pm

Friday: 11am – 6pm

Saturday: 11am – 7pm

Sunday: Noon – 6pm

Show Location: Park Avenue at 67th St.

www.LyonsWierGallery.com

Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new sculptural work by artist Jan Huling and an entrance installation by ceramicist Sin-ying Ho at SOFA NEW YORK 2011.

Neither sketched nor planned, Jan Huling‘s three-dimensional works draw inspiration from her travels to India and Mexico, as well as imagined, playful scenes reminiscent of childhood fairy tales and fantasies. Huling’s work is approachable yet evocative, incorporating spiritual iconography alongside humorous artifacts of contemporary popular culture. The armatures for Huling’s sculptures are an unpredictable mix of forms ranging from Kewpie and Munny dolls to birds and tiny life-sized insects. This exploration of shape and scale adds to the whimsical charm of her work.

In addition to seed beads, Huling’s colorful sculptures incorporate a variety of found objects, such as buttons, coins, tokens and costume jewelry. Huling’s slow and meticulous beading process, the intricacy of her swirling, hypnotic patterns, and the spontaneous manner with which Huling approaches each new project results in sculpture that is both delicate and alluring to touch – simply put, she transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary.

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