The Video Taping of Alan Ket :: How a graffiti vet beat the system that almost beat him
By Michael Vazquez Photography by KET
Opening: Friday, February 1, 2008
Exhibition open until March 23, 2008
Venue: Brooklyn Fire Proof
Show: Mixed Emotions, group show curated by Sophia Dixon
Brooklyn Fire Proof is pleased to present Mixed Emotions, a group show curated by Sophia Dixon.
Arrington de Dionyso
Mixed Emotions is a gathering of drawing, sculpture, installation, video and collage concentrating on the complicated nature of desire and the nebulousness of artistic communication...
Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday 12-6pm, and by appointment.
101 Richardson Street, Top Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11211
L to Lorimer Street or G to Metropolitan Avenue.
Walk north on Union Avenue or Lorimer Street towards raised BQE.
Right on Meeker Avenue, walk beneath the BQE.
Left on Leonard Street at El Tio Mexican Restaurant.
Right on Richardson Street. BFP is the ground floor double green door on the left, next to parking lot and directly across from gas station.
From Bedford Avenue
Walk north, turn right on N11th.
N11th becomes Richardson across Union Avenue.
Walk 2 blocks and pass Leonard Street.
BFP is on the left after Leonard and before the raised BQE highway.
Posted by Joyce Manalo, Brooklyn Art Project Blog Editor and founder of ArtForward.
An inside look at how Vinyl Designer Jorge Oswaldo goes from concept to finished art piece.
Behind the Seen
a group exhibition curated by Michael De Feo
at AD HOC ART
December 13th, 2007 through January 20th, 2008
Opening Reception: December 13th, 7pm-9pm
A collection of artists and artist collectives, all who highly regard the street as their canvas fiercely decontextualized on the basis of medium.
FROM AD HOC ART:
Assembling a group of well known street artists from around the world, De Feo invited the participants to showcase work they're not typically recognized for. Behind the Seen includes personal projects, works in different mediums or styles and pieces not necessarily intended for view on the streets. The mediums include paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures by over 30 artists from around the world.
Street artists develop a level of notoriety for their originality, talent and frequency of a style or visual vocabulary. Like most successful artists, they don't limit their creative endeavors to what they're known for.
Behind the Seen goes beyond the familiar to build upon what we already know... providing connections, challenges and insights to other facets of the artist’s oeuvre.
Participating artists include:
Aiko, Blek le Rat, Caleb Neelon, Dan Witz, Don Leicht, Elbow Toe, ELC, Ellis G., Eltono, Flying Fortress, G, Ian Stevenson, Jace, Jean Faucheur, jm rizzi, John Fekner, Judith Supine, Keith Haring, Lady Pink, L'Atlas, Lee Quiñones, Leon Reid, Lister, Mark Jenkins, Martha Cooper, Maya Hayuk, Michael De Feo, Momo, Nuria, Peripheral MediaProjets, Richard Hambleton, Ripo, Ron English, Shepard Fairey, She Kills He, Skewville, Swoon, Thundercut, Tofer
AD HOC Art
49 Bogart Street
Buzzer 22, Unit 1G
Brooklyn, NY 11206
2007 holds the count for 22 satellite art fairs that are taking place in addition to Art Basel Miami Beach. Sensory overload is a luxury. Art fairs certainly provides an insight to trends in painting, drawing, installation, sculpture, installation, photography, video and performance. In addition to trends in mediums, it also allows you to see art from a multitude of cities around the world. An absolute treat!
Some of the trends in medium were intricate ink and graphite drawings, flashe paint, animation, collage, cutouts. In terms of sculpture, porcelain, taxidermy, felt and found objects. Some booths were also dedicated to a single artist. This year, the galleries really stepped up and presented very well curated open cubes.
Aqua Art Miami - Hotel is located at 1530 Collins Avenue. (Aqua Art Miami - Wynwood inaugural is located at 42 NE 25th Street-not covered below) Here are a couple of highlights:
Alexander Heaton @ Lounge/Monika Bobinska
"Rifflesee", Oil on linen, 64" x 56"
Charles Kraaft @ Roq La Rue
"Assasin's Kit Series" (Smith & Wesson and Switchblade), 2007, Delft hand-painted porcelain, life sized, comes in black velvet lined case
Travis Louie @ Roq La Rue
"Walter and Larry", Acrylic on board, 8" x10"
Jason d'Aquino @ Roq La Rue
"Phineas Gage", 2007, Graphite on matchbook, 3" x 1"
Micaela O'Herlihy @ Hotcakes
Various works of wallnut ink on wooden logs, 7" x 5"
Meredith Dittmar @ Hotcakes Gallery
"Let it through ", 2007, Polymer Clay, plexiglas & laminate, 16.5" x 10"
Michael Caines @ Katharine Mulherin
"El Dorado (ravens/bunny/cowboy)", 2007, Ink and gouache on paper, 22" x 30"
Chris Knight @ Katharine Mulherin
"When a mother wants a daughter but gets a son", 2007, Oil on prepared paper, 7" x 5"
Christy Langer @ Katharine Mulherin
"Double Bunny", 2007, Resin, fibreglass, oil paint, 3" x 9" x 2.5", Edition of 3
Laura Ball @ Morgan Lehman
"The Circumnavigating Chariot Caravan", 2007, Oil on canvas 40" x 30"
William Powhida @ Platform Gallery
"James Drawing: Goals", 2006, Graphite and goauche on paper, 22" x 15" (not exhibited)
Debbie Lawsen @ Nettie Horn
"Oasis", carpet, 62" x 85" x 15"
Kate Street @ Nettie Horn
"Ring Piece" (From Little Death Series), 21" diameter x 4" deep
Elaine Bradford @ Art Palace
"Mongolian Knotted Deer", 2007, Taxidermy Mongolian deer and crochet(not exhibited)
Jonathan Marshall @ Art Palace
The Book of Lenny, 2007, DVD, 7 mins
Máximo González @ Haydee Rovirosa
Multiple paper cutout on walls with various world currency that are out of circulation
Posted by Joyce Manalo, Brooklyn Art Project Blog Editor and founder of ArtForward. Please contact me, if you would like to receive ArtFWD-Quarterly Newsletter (December 2007-Miami Satellite Fair in Depth)
“He is not a Man” opens with a photomontage and a live narration about a respectable man who grew up in the farms of Ukraine. This man became a hero and was rewarded because he courageously rescued the Czar’s children from being massacred by a wolf. The ramification of these events three generations ago is revealed to the audience as Bryan Zanisnik’s autobiographical docudrama performance unfolds on stage.
In the next scene, the drums crescendoed, audibly introducing the boxing referee, and two fighters—a man and a wolf. Let’s get ready to rumble! In a smoke filled room and referee’s spit in the ring, fists flew, trainers cursed, audience screamed and waved American flags. Both fighters fought for their lives. What a match! The lights dim, the wolf walks away from the ring, and the audience chants, “he’s not a man”.
The underlying elements of this performance strongly resonate, heroism, masculinity, immigration, and class distinction. The ambiguity lies in the oscillation of the past and reflection of the present. History does not change, but history changes us. Bryan Zanisnik’s piece, “He is not a Man” invites the audience to have courage and seek out the past in an effort to demystify genealogical legends. This undertaking leads to discovering deeper layers of identity.
“He is not a Man” is a performance piece by Bryan Zanisnik. The performers include Bryan Zanisnik as the boxer, Dave Suter as the wolf, Ryan Saylor as the referee, and Eric Winkler and Randall Miller as trainers. Bob Carlton hails from Philadelphia and provided the music. The performance was approximately 20 minutes. The video piece edited with the photomontage was on MiniDV format.
Bryan Zanisnik is from New Jersey and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. He is currently enrolled in MFA Program at Hunter College. Some of the most recent places he has exhibited are Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, Moment Art, Art Omi (summer residency), Jersey City Museum, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art.
If you are intrigued, please visit his website and drop him a line about the next tour date of the match. Please visit www.zanisnik.com.
Zanisnik's performance was organized by "boundLES", a collaborative exhibition project that brings together commercial galleries, nonprofit arts institutions and artists in celebration of the rich creative spirit of the Lower East Side. Some of the longest-running creative centers in the community will host work by contemporary artists represented by galleries that have opened in the area over the last five years. boundLES is curated by Jane Kim (Director, Thrust Projects) and Cecilia Alemani (independent critic and curator), with the assistance of Elena Linares-Low and Padma Rajendran.
Exhibition dates: November 27, 2007 – January 13, 2007
(Bryan Zanisnik's performance has come to a close - December 2-3, 2007)
Please visit www.boundles.net for more information about other programs and events in the Lower East Side.
Well folks it's officially that time of year again. The 11th Annual Art Under the Bridge Festival officially gets underway this Friday, September 28th through Sunday, September 30 here in Brooklyn, New York.
Dumbo Arts Center, the Festival’s Producer is anticipating over 150,000 visitors again this year. Sixty new art works will be scattered throughout the neighborhood, while 158 private studios will open to the public. Exhibitions will run in sixteen different venues.
The hood's already buzzing with art galleries filling every last space and a palpable sense of creative preparation in the air. The event is the single largest urban forum for experimental art in the United States, transforming this distinctive waterfront neighborhood of DUMBO into a multi-sensory public art arena.
Brooklyn Art Project is a proud sponsor of the 11th Annual Art Under the Bridge Festival. We'll be opening our studios to the public during the festival and featuring the work of select members to be announced this week as well as the three winning submissions from our Battle for Brooklyn where members submitted 100 entries then voted which would go on to show in Brooklyn. Winners included Stool Nude - By Raphe, Hello Friend by John W. Golden, and New Ballard Fashion, by Jane Yohnson.
///// VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
If you're an artist, a great way to get out there and network is to volunteer for the event. Dumbo Arts Center is still accepting volunteers so if you're interested call them ASAP at 718.694.0831 or via email at email@example.com.
///// 2007 FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
MOST POPULAR 2007 ARTIST THEME - GREEN
If the pick of each year is a barometer of the prevailing cultural climate, then the GREEN theme probably wins for 2007, manifest both in the use of recycled materials and eco-conscious strategies.
* In a performance piece titled Transform Jackson Martin breathes new life into a pick-up truck, reincarnated as a mobile greenhouse.
* Chicken Invasion '07 is a metaphor for the stigmatization of immigrants, where Alfonso Munoz recycles plastic bags and bottles to fabricate the chickens.
* Eve Mosher's High Water Line draws attention to global warming in a projected flood mark drawn in chalk along the Brooklyn Waterfront.
* Smudge Studio explores the aesthetics and efficiency of sustainability with The Poetics of Night Soil, an interactive art piece consisting of a functional outdoor composting toilet.
* Myk Henry and Cynthia Ruse encourage festival-goers to waltz along a lush grass sidewalk and on Sunday afternoon, take a sod-to-go for planting at home.
* Independent curator, Aniko Erdosi curates, Remarks from Yesterday for Tomorrow, a group show of young Hungarians at 111 Front Street, which includes a recycling station, where visitors can create their own handbag or notebook from used fruit juice cartons and street ad vinyl.
OTHER 2007 POPULAR ARTIST THEMES - SEX / IDENTITY / GENDER
Running a close second to the theme of GREEN, issues of SEX, IDENTITY and GENDER surface in other projects.
* Dumbo Arts Center hosts Sex in the City, a group exhibition by independent curator, Dean Daderko. In conjunction with the gallery show, Daderko presents, Third Sex-y, in the loading dock of 45 Main Street: an evening of debauchery, celebratory, revelatory, queer uproar and mixed media mélange of video, performance, poetry and full-on entertainment from a surprise cast.
* At 111 Front Street, independent curator, Felicity Hogan, will present Rashaad Newsome and Duran Jackson, two artists whose common denominator is an exploration of black identity in popular culture and contemporary society. Using performance, installation, video and digital technology, both artists harness the language of gesture, choreographed actors and specific use of male and female performers.
* With Party Dress in the Brooklyn Bridge Park, Dana and Karla Karwas show how a party dress is meant to be worn: waist-clinching, corseted gowns, monumental in scale, with skirts so vast they provide a tent for a chamber music ensemble. The music pavilion is "worn" by six women, seamlessly injecting architecture into fashion in its use of body as space. Step under the skirts, taste a sweet cupcake and enjoy the music...
* Visitors can hop on a water taxi at the Fulton Ferry Landing and travel as far as the Manhattan Bridge and back to enjoy long-running favorite, Project Glo, art works, which illuminate the East River waterfront. After sparkling success in 2006, chandelier artist, NATSU, returns to outdo the Manhattan skyline with thousands of sequins.
* Watch out for members of Caitlin Berrigan's Smelling Committee, who have to make their way blindfold through Dumbo via nothing, but their sense of smell in a new category we're calling the Conceptual Tour Guide.
* A car's blinking taillight will reveal a self-referential coded message in Zach Gold's hilarious nighttime projection, The Sun Shines Out of Our Behinds.
* Numerous Simultaneous Projections will be lighting up the night on facades in Dumbo. Public art collaborative, Illegal Art, mastermind of the recent highly popular interactive Post-It project on Front Street, will present a new project, which invites Dumbo residents and visitors to participate in discovering the value of the neighborhood's past, present and future as an active and creative community.
* In a live presentation by international artist Vitaly Komar, co-founder (with Alex Melamid) of an elephant art academy in Thailand, the fresh-out-of-art school elephant, Dondi, swings her massive trunk and demonstrates her artistic prowess (sponsored by Two Trees Management Inc.)
* For more international exotic flavor, The Hungarian Cultural Center challenges national and international artists to interpret Hungary's national dish, Stuffed Cabbage, at street vendor style carts along Water Street.
* At 81 Front Street, Caspar Stracke and Gabriella Monroy, present a new showcase of cutting edge, contemporary video art including a special program from Seoul and Pusan, South Korea and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
* Saturday, Sept. 29th and Sunday, Sept. 30th, 1:00-6:00 pm: hundreds of artists welcome the public into their studio spaces to get a behind the scenes look at the old factory buildings, where artists have been flourishing for decades. Smack Mellon will feature seven current Artists-in-Residence in their recently relocated basement studios.
FESTIVAL KICK-OFF: SEX, TRIANGLES AND CAROUSELS
* Friday, September 28, 6-9 pm: Sex and the City, curated by Dean Daderko, at the Dumbo Arts Center along with openings at 111 Front Street (special projects by independent curators, Aniko Erdosi and Felicity Hogan); Smack Mellon, LAND (League Artists Natural Design); Nelson Hancock Gallery; Gleason's Gym and Robert Martin Designs.
* Triangle Arts Association will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with an Alumni Exhibition, including artists dating as far back as the organization's inception in 1982.
* Jane's Carousel: Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, noon-4 pm: Jane Walentas' fully-restored 48-horse carousel, constructed in 1922 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company and unveiled at last year's festival, will be operating again this year. All rides @ $1.00. Proceeds will be generously donated to the Dumbo Arts Center.
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