Resist LED-Deli sign by Luke M. lukelab.com
last weekend to catch this deceptively light & lively / skillful / expressionistic . . survey drawing show.
‘DRAWING ISLAND’ at . . .
THE JOURNAL GALLERY, 106 N. 1st St, Brooklyn
SAT & SUN MARCH 25 & 26, 2017
HRS: 12 – 6 PM
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH
LAST WEEKEND To CATCH . .
THE ‘HAPTIC’ SCULPTURES . . of DANIEL DENNETT
SAT & SUN / MARCH 25 & 26, 2017
HRS: 1 – 6 PM
UNDERDONK, 1329 WILLOUGHBY AVE, #211, BROOKLYN
haptic: relating to the sense of . . touch
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH
SUPER / HARD-CORE CONTEMPORARY . . . & YET, VERY WISE & ANCIENT
FUNCTIONAL CERAMIC / HAND-BUILT CLAY / FLOWER VASE . . BY DEREK WEISBERG
so, I’m thinking this vase must be inspired by the centuries-old traditional . . ‘TULPIERE’, which is enjoying a current wave of great popularity.
see: Tulipiere – wikipedia
read: a brief, but very interesting paragraph – on the TULIP MANIA OF 1660’s HOLLAND !!
derekweisberg: #functionalceramics #contemporaryceramics #nyceramics #flowers #vase #dontcallmeaceramicist #sculpture #contemporaryart #derekweisberg
recent posting & image via Instagram @derekweisberg
DEREK WEISBERG . . .
will be exhibiting his work in a group show at TRESTLE PROJECTS – in Brooklyn.
the show, titled ‘NEW FINE ART’ . . .
will also features works by: MOLLY RAE, PANAYOTIS TERZIS, ALIZA MORELL, and EMILY KLASS
and seems to examine the new role / or / the new ‘viewing of the role’ of “traditional fine art materials” – a timely topic.
the show opens . . this SAT MARCH 25, 2017 / 7 – 9 PM
and runs thru APRIL 6, 2017.
TRESTLE PROJECTS, 400 3rd AVE, BROOKLYN
note: TRESTLE PROJECTS IS OPEN TO VIEWING – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
“This exhibition presents a small sampling of Brooklyn-based artists whose practices are centered around traditional traditional fine art materials. Through mimicry, remediation, and unconventional applications, these artists push the limits of their materials and explore a corresponding sensuality. By employing a range of responsive processes, each artist engages in an unfolding dialogue between the self and the material – a transference between hand, form, and thought.
In this way, the artists in ‘NEW FINE ART, see their processes as both a method of inquiry to explore physical materiality as well as tools to realize unconscious and psychic visions.”
~TRESTLE PROJECTS – PRESS RELEASE
graffitius: ‘life as a shorty shouldn’t be so rough!!’ – by MARK CHRONI in LAS VEGAS. for @lifeisbeautiful and @justkidsofficial.
image via Instagram @graffitius
ANTONE KONST . . has a solo show, ‘SECOND NATURE’,
opening FRI MARCH 31, 2017 – at RADICAL ABACUS in SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
‘MARCH, MEANDER: ANTONE KONST & BRIDGET MULLEN’
runs MARCH 19 – MAY 7, 2017
HOMETOWN, EAST WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN
HRS: SAT & SUN: 12-6 PM & By APPOINTMENT
this was a really strongly curated combo show – a really interesting dynamic of tough, hard-core painting, that was also sensuous & poetic / and . . very mysterious. great dialog of ‘will-fullness’ . . between the two painters.
and . . very very: painterly.
almost like . . clay.
PIX FROM THE OPENING: SAT MARCH 18, 2017
on the left: ADAM YOKELL, owner/director of HOMETOWN GALLERY, and on the right: JERRY BLACKMAN, sculptor / curator.
Jerry Blackman was in a recent two-man show at HOMETOWN – & he has an upcoming show at CUCHIFRITOS on the Lower East Side – opening in April.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH
JEFFREY TRANCHELL . . . ‘LINDA’
OPENING: SUN MARCH 19, 2017 / 6 – 8 PM
the show runs thru APRIL 16, 2017
ESSEX FLOWERS, 19 MONROE ST, LOWER EAST SIDE
read more: JEFFREY TRANCHELL, ‘LINDA’/ ESSEX FLOWERS
yes, let’s consider that strangely profound photo.
a hand holds . . a fuzzy-surfaced, yet specific . . blue.
a hand-cut triangle.
a couple of . . . ‘remarks’ !!
1. ‘LINDA’ !!!!!!
I find that a very strange, yet oddly resonant title for an art show.
wasn’t there a computer os named Linda, or was that . . Lisa ?
well, Jack . . sure enough, LINDA has a title claim – in the computer world.
LINDA . . “in computer science is a model of coordination & communication among several parallel processes operating upon objects stored in and retrieved from shared, virtual, associative memory”.
it was developed in 1986.
source: LINDA – wikipedia
and I would say without irony, those communicative qualities – do belong to JEFFREY TRANCHELL, as well.
and most likely are part of his show’s ‘unwritten’ agenda / concept.
1a. as well, Further the simplicity, beauty & irony of this show’s title . .
is explained without irony, right off the bat, in the gallery text on the show,
“Named in appreciation of the very helpful accountant/sales person who made the partial roll of Pacifico Blue carpet available . . ”
can I be the only one – to so dig that ?!!!!!
2. IS THAT A FLYING . . DORITO CHIP ? he’s holding up as the ‘totem’ of ‘LINDA’ ?
albeit, blue instead of orange ?
2a. or: IS IT A TRADITIONAL ‘FLYING GEESE’ – triangular quilt pattern / piece ?
so, I guess when JEFFREY TRANCHELL curated a one-day / ESSEX FLOWERS pop-up at the Casual Art Fair (Hester St. Fair / Lower East Side, NYC / SUN OCT 2, 2016) about 6 months back, and which featured the ‘snack’ shaped ceramics of RACHEL DOMM, and, 2 hand-repaired & hand-pieced vintage cribs quilts by NANCY SMITH (ok, aka myself !!),
he really was thinking about the concepts & shapes of our work, in ways – I didn’t realize at the time.
yeah, for sure !!
Rachel’s small ceramic snacks & cookies, which became decorative units in her clay transformations – did resemble . . quilt pattern ‘parts’ – which are . . very simple, cut-out basic shapes, yo !! !!
bless his deep conceptual / visual soul, if that sweet & curious triangle of blue carpet he holds up, isn’t just considering the triangle, a profound, but common Dorito shape, but also, as it imparted in carpet material – it also seems to be referencing the gnarly world of . . ‘quilting’.
it’s also got a . . quelle femme ‘sensual’ side, but that’s – for someone else’s essay.
hey, if ‘snacks’ and ‘quilts’ aren’t . . models of social ‘communication’ – then, what are they ?????
RACHEL DOMM and JEFFREY TRANCHELL, at the ESSEX FLOWERS table, The Casual Art Fair, L>E.S., Oct 2, 2016.
background quilt by NANCY SMITH, RACHEL DOMM’S ceramic ‘treats’, on the table.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
ANTONE KONST & BRIDGET MULLEN: ‘MARCH, MEANDER’
OPENS SAT MARCH 18, 2017 / 6 – 9 PM
the show runs MARCH 19 thru MAY 7, 2017
HOMETOWN GALLERY, 1002 Metropolitan Ave #21, BROOKLYN
HRS: SAT-SUN / 12-6 PM & BY APPOINTMENT
IMAGES COURTESY: HOMETOWN GALLERY
MAS PAZ . . . AQUA ES VIDA / WATER IS LIFE
2 x 5 in. STICKERS / 3 STICKERS for $5
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO: STANDING ROCK SOUIX TRIBE / sacredstonecamp.org
ORDER: MAS PAZ – BIG CARTEL STORE
check out: SUPERMARTYR RECORDS
TUNA FLAKE vs. SNOW FLAKE ?
DO BOTH !! / TAKE A WALK TO HONEY’S . . TO-NITE !!
TAKE A WALK ON THE SWEET SIDE – WIN / WIN !!
HONEY’S TUESDAY – MARCH 14, 2017 / 8PM – 11PM
93 SCOTT AVE., BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN
off the JEFFERSON L STOP
Come Enjoy Mead, Food & Music !!
FOOD: TAKOYAKI / OCTOPUS BALLS BY YOKO NIPS
MUSIC: LOST CHILDREN (DJ SET)
image via Instagram @honeysbrooklyn
CHECK OUT: LOST CHILDREN – FB
ANDY CAHILL . . will be screening some of his Instagram Videos
to-nite: SUN MARCH 12, 2017 / 6 PM
as part of the . . closing party for the ‘CLAYTON SCHIFF / ANDY ONDERDONX’ SHOW.
SAFE GALLERY, 1004 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn
image via Instagram @andycahill
CHRIS WATTS . .. has a solo show in Charlotte, NC at GALLERY TWENTY-TWO – opening tomorrow night.
CHRIS WATTS: ‘Blahk on Blahk on Blak’
OPENING RECEPTION: SAT MARCH 11, 2017
the show runs thru APRIL 8, 2017
GALLERY TWENTY-TWO. CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
here are a couple of early install shots:
ALL INSTALL IMAGES: COURTESY of the artist
I finally got to visit Chris Watts . . .
in his Greenpoint painting studio – a few weeks ago, just as the work was getting ready for this show.
this is a shot of the painting’s top center, an empty space. at rest for . . this moment.
transparency is – like . . . a full-on color for Chris.
so is . . .
violence. the red is for spilt blood, he told me.
esp that of a black man dying before your eyes, real time – on the car seat, shot by a cop.
photographed by a dear one.
streaming live on Facebook.
blahk on blahk: stands for . . hard times.
well, this is not Turner’s landscape.
it is more internal.
it is introspection, thought. given voice thru brushwork.
it is the Zen / about targeted race violence, the social storms that still blow cold & harsh.
a harsh colonial legacy – that’s hard to untwist / a fragile social fabric twisting us all this way and that.
in ways that aren’t always so obvious, but that still call out – if you listen.
Chris was working on a smaller piece for the show, while he was talking to me.
I would say his work is equal parts driven by thought and rage, history and sadness, identity / as it is as much by painterly concerns: surface, or lack of / colored primary pigment – or lack of.
sheer texture vs. conventional opaque background.
gestural expression vs. a graphic or pictorial narrative. it’s not that it’s even fictional, as much as an emotional space. stormy.
tension, shimmery, metallic, dull, matte, shiny. flat, velvet, silk, brushstroke, fade, shades of ‘chrome’.
shades of darkness. shades of ancestors, shades of ghosts.
the different background fabrics / the fragile social fabric of our ‘background’.
the metaphors are there, they don’t have to be, but there they are.
flimsy. like the same communal social fabric, we all trample on – usually without much thought.
as if it were: banal.
copper fabric, is so strange, isn’t it ? – seen out of its usual fashion / context.
Blhak on Blahk, is so strange – how I hear it out of context / in Amy Winehouse’s plaintive cry.
so strange how the black man’s ‘blues’ traveled . . to come right back at us: full-throated, thru a slip of a Brit gypsy girl.
such is the fragility, and many layered-ness . . of 21st C. life.
that I can see Chinese landscape painting, and hear Amy Winehouse – in a young painter giving voice to his troubled concerns, and opaque heritage.
that I can see chrome, in what is surely: matte.
and, end of the line, dark, brooding ‘metallic’ . . emotion.
the one small throw-back to his earlier, more narrative graphite drawings, is this faint transfer image of a person, a woman – on an unfinished layer of super fragile, gauze.
is it 1940s ancestor ghostly ‘reality’ ?
it reads like a haunting, and . . sad history.
CHRIS WATTS was born in North Carolina . . .
but grew up bi-coastal / via San Diego, California.
he says he’s a ‘Southerner’ at heart – it’s those deeply embedded roots / that seem to have simmered throughout his life, rather than any sunny Cali waves.
Now Brooklyn-based, with his painting studio just off Lorimer, deep towards Meeker, he is also currently an artist-in-residence at the LMCC / Lower Manhattan Cultural Councils Workspace Program, in downtown Manhattan, where he does his video projects.
view more of his work: links on left hand-side / I AM CHRIS WATTS – PORTFOLIO & LMCC WEBSITE
CHRIS WATTS – STUDIO PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH. SAT JAN 21, 2017
‘CLAYTON SCHIFF / ANDY ONDERDONX’
this . . .
SAT MARCH 11 and SUNDAY MARCH 12, 2017 – are the last days . . . !!
HRS: NOON – 6 PM / BOTH DAYS
SAFE GALLERY, 1004 METROPOLITAN AVE, BROOKLYN
ALL IMAGES COURTESY: SAFE GALLERY
‘INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION of VISUAL ARTS’ – incl. WALTER ROBINSON
curated by SOUHAD RAFEY
opens to the public today / THURS MARCH 9, 2017
and runs thru APRIL 9, 2017
AMERICAN ACADEMY of ARTS & LETTERS
633 WEST 155 St., NYC
HRS: THURS – SUN / 1-4 PM
more info & complete list of participants: 2017 INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION of VISUAL ARTS
WALTER ROBINSON, ‘No More’, 2015
image courtesy: AMERICAN ACADEMY of ARTS & LETTERS
CHRIS DORLAND . . .
is showing some highly charged, almost cinematic !!
new works at the SUPER DAKOTA BOOTH . . at NADA, this weekend.
he’s calling them . . ‘MACHINE VISION’.
SUPER, SUPREMELY, YES !!!!
SUPER DAKOTA . . is a contemporary art gallery in Brussels.
COLLECTEURS . . . posted this great photo of Chris’s work – from NADA, on Day One !!
apparently, they had no doubt about it – from the get go.
you can just feel the excitement pulsating from the red hot image.
the big adrenaline . . rush.
COLLECTEURS . . are / from their IG profile:
“The most advanced collection management solution and state-of-the-art social platform connecting the art world and its collections” – “created by collectors for collectors”.
image via Instagram @collecteurs
I got to do a studio visit with Chris – just as he was preparing for the Nada Fair.
I felt the same – rush !!
PHOTOS: of CHRIS DORLAND & HIS STUDIO: NANCY SMITH. FEB 21, 2017.
‘YES’ . . . !!
NEW VIDEO by KYLE WILLIAMS & NICHOLAS STEINDORF, SUN FEB 19, 2017
at MICROSCOPE, in Brooklyn.
see more: background / ‘YES’ – KYLE WILLIAMS & NICHOLAS STEINDORF
YES . . . !!
MICROSCOPE . . did exactly that.
it took the usually / confined to web viewing, i.e. postage stamp sized . . innovative, and tech-centric videos of KYLE WILLIAMS and NICHOLAS STEINDORF, and blew them up, BIG.
and I mean . . really really big, on a 12 ft. screen, and to make matters even more intense and STUNNING – the huge screen was positioned right up-front & center / as in, zero degree / bulls eye close-up to the viewers.
and yes !!
both artists’ works greatly benefited, both from the large scale, and the intense, intimate venue.
put it this way: the audience got to go on an amazing, & dynamic . . video bender.
it was like sitting – in the first car of a super-charged roller coaster, but skewed to the eye of thinking man, of course.
no doubt about it.
SCREENGRAB: KYLE WILLIAMS – VIDEO
unlike the 2, really 3 previous video/film screenings I saw,
(1) MICHAEL FLEMING’S Instagram ‘micro’ screening / an installation ‘documentary’ of the . . .
(2) MICHI MEKO – vintage quilt / SAIGE ROWE – projection at DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS, in Atlanta Georgia – which was. quickly put: a ‘micro’ Mother Earth ‘narrative’ of a plant growing and being uprooted from rich dark soil, and
(3) TOMMY MALEKOFF’S ‘micro’ in running time, big punch . . landscape documentary on Kudzu the great green destroyer . .
KYLE, and NICHOLAS’ work . . was very different.
not at all rooted in documentary (kudzu), or even staged/edited (the quilt projection) – these guys live in the realm of FICTION, PERCEPTION, ABSTRACTION, MOTION, CURIOSITY, PAST, FUTURE, CONCEPT, TECHNICAL EFFECTS & . . PURE POETRY.
although, there was also this gorgeous conceptual split, even there:
because while Kyle creates his magic with real photo-based objects, Nicholas uses futuristic / totally imagined CGI animation.
While KYLE uses real life objects, they spin in a universe of their very own making – it’s a tale of physics, fiction and in a strange way: fusion.
fusion of the abstract . . to the real.
while NICHOLAS . . is just totally off the reality grid, altogether.
SCREENGRAB: KYLE WILLIAMS
while I can send you to Kyle’s website, to view his work, there is no way to share – just how profoundly gorgeous, these things were, projected onto that huge Microscope screen, upfront & very personal.
very intimate. very headspinning, very shape shifting.
see: KYLE WILLIAMS STUDIO – PORTFOLIO WEBSITE
SCREENGRAB: KYLE WILLIAMS
the room went round & round.
KYLE . . also posts remarkable and very poetic / photographic video snippets on his Instagram feed / @kylewyllyams
KYLE’S works screened first, and then came . . NICHOLAS.
that very first image of a huge huge ‘ZACH’, his iconic imaginary science boy / nerd of the future, looming up in-you-face, on that huge Microscope screen is seared into my brain, forever.
what a . . pop.
NICHOLAS STEINDORF, ‘SEIZE’, 2015. 6:11. seamless loop, with VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER preview.
see more ZACH: NICHOLAS STEINDORF, zachzachzach – on his portfolio website
LOL . . . x 1,000
when you are on Nicholas’ website, scroll to:
‘I ran out of Ketchup’, 2015. two-channel video, 9:45 with VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER preview.
this sequence is CGI on . . . ME !!!!!
did I crack up – or, what !!!!!!
that was so fun – doing that.
Henry currently has a show of paintings up at KATE WERBLE GALLERY – HENRY CHAPMAN.
JAMES MILLER – recently had a show of his paintings at SARAH MEYOHAS.
definite, check out: JAMES MILLER – MEYOHAS
Chris has a show coming up in March – at Gallery Twenty-Two in Charlotte, North Carolina.
He is also currently an artist-in-residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Councils Workspace program.
and I just did a studio visit with him, hope to post the pix – soon.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH, unless otherwise noted.
THEN AGAIN, surprise, surprise.
ALL THAT IS ‘GREEN, leafy & organic’ – is not . . . GOLD !!
KUDZU – THE GREAT INVADER.
on the other hand,
TOMMY MALEKOFF . . . set the tech ‘gold’ standard for video clip running time: 6 minutes !!!
‘PERENNIAL SHADOWS’ – a film by TOMMY MALEKOFF
featuring original music by JOE WILLIAMS & a poetry reading by rapper PROJECT PAT.
poem by TOMMY MALEKOFF.
This was ‘new video’ screening . . .
in an alternative, surprising / ‘micro’ gallery venue, of a poignant film on the fearsome nature of ‘interloper/predator’ super species / micro/bio / ‘green’ engineering, gone – wrong.
the 6 minute film, projected on the back wall of a small steel & glass futuristic mini-box of venue . . was a . . visual knock-out.
a break-out. break-down, lyrical. factual. on point & . . cutting edge.
visual ‘dream’ . . of a living nightmare.
it presented the all-green, leafy Kudzu reality, for what is: a rolling landscape of territorial ‘take-over’. in a gently revealing, supremely edited & visually stunning . . ‘tourist’ ride.
we are taken for an overview – made by a local insider.
a lovely, leafy death sandwich, munch on that.
Presented last THURS FEB 9 – SUN FEB 19, 2017 . . .
‘PERENNIAL SHADOWS’ . . .
ran as a continuous loop, accessible through the storefront window of the alternative, minimalist JEFFREY STARK GALLERY, located in the basement lower level of a busy mini-mall – in the heart of New York’s Chinatown.
the sound track was audible though a small exterior speaker.
JEFFREY STARK, which seems to be the brainchild of ANGELO LANZA,
is actually an ‘alternative’ to a pop-up, (as well as to the mainstream art scene in general) in that – the venue is ongoing, but without the need to ‘staff’ itself on a regular basis, being that all the shows at the small box-like space, are visible – through the glass storefront every day, 9am – 9pm.
as well, there is an online real time surveillance camera focused on the storefront which also constitutes the homepage of the gallery’s website / & which lets you see what’s going on in there; the shows, the install, the openings, the down times . . . 24/7.
check it out: read more, see past & upcoming agendas / watch the action, or non-action as the case might be: JEFFREY STARK GALLERY, CHINATOWN
JEFFREY STARK GALLERY gets its name from the former occupant of the underground mini-mart . . ‘booth’.
truth be told, it was kind of thrilling.
both the film & . . the mini-mall viewing locale.
the profound implications of the free-growing / no-stopping-it green ivy gone wild, as the camera catches it devouring everything in its path, obliterating the native plants & absolutely covering ALL historical & cultural footprints.
with no preaching, bye the way.
TOMMY MALEKOFF, is just showing it . . like it is. the imagery just simmers along. and makes its point.
the camera’s gaze – is as light as a bird.
Kudzu: the green super-ivy is a real death threat. a real migrant, if you want to put the ‘word du jour’, in a truly frightening context. an invasive ‘Mother Earth’ endgame, a globalization take-over, disguised as rolling greenery, poetry-in-motion – traced out for you, with a gorgeous, haunting photographic eye, a ghostly, ancient & delicate Japanese-inspired soundtrack, and a few words of spoken poetry towards the end.
Screening: in the midst of teeming inner-city commercialism.
it was, for an incredible moment, an experience of what I can only term as . . . cultural ‘intersection’.
though the film could be shown in a cardboard box, and it would still weave . . its magic.
there it goes, the interloper Kudzu . . creeping along.
TOMMY MALEKOFF who is now New York-based, grew up in North Carolina, where this ‘not-so-green-is-it’ nature endgame is taking place, and so he is by DNA, born & bred . . close to the subject at hand.
Kudzu: an organic ‘destroyer’, a green ‘interloper’ originally sourced from Japan, now eating up North Carolina . . .
captured in a photo-montage, in an industrial display case, in the lower level of a mini-mall in Chinatown, exhibited in a gallery with 24/7 online – surveillance.
if that’s not . . .
GLOBALIZATION, and the face of the future, I don’t know – what is.
TOMMY MALEKOFF shows me where they screened the film for the opening night, right in the center of the mall on a large screen that hung from the higher level.
this where they hung a large screen & projected the film for the opening.
right next to the escalators, and all that shiny metal and glass.
and industrial red Chinese signage.
deep ‘mall’ space. =may as well be . . deep outer space.
it’s so far out – from the usual gallery scene.
huge. cavernous. commerce & tech-oriented ambience.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH. SUN FEB 18, 2017.
~MICHI MEKO & SAIGE ROWE, quilt & video projection . . curated by SELENA (Bushwick), DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS, (Atlanta, Georgia)
‘MICRO’ PROJECTIONS . . as in / VIDEOS – on INSTAGRAM – SAY A LOT !!
& TRAVEL . . FAR !!
what can I say . .
the world is getting smaller and smaller, viewing ‘screens’ are getting smaller & smaller, BUT !!
the opportunities for someone to see your work, are conversely getting: larger & larger.
& that’s a . . good thing.
I SAW 3 . . . NEW VIDEO SCREENINGS, this weekend.
one was via Instagram, of a larger video screening projected unconventionally onto a quilt block !!
in a gallery in Atlanta, Georgia.
kind of like . . those nesting Russian eggs.
it was a tiny ‘video loop’ . . of a larger ‘video loop projection’ in an installation, that caught my attention.
in a city far away, Atlanta, Georgia – so there was no way I could have caught it otherwise.
so, maybe I saw 4 new !!!!!! videos / this weekend ????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
all different – SIZES !!!!!!!!!
the next video I saw, projected onto a good sized wall, in a very hardcore / innovative alternative ‘gallery’ space in Chinatown, I actually viewed through the mini mall/storefront glass window.
while the final viewing, took place in a more conventional gallery space, but with a ‘shockingly’ great big screen – upfront & personal !!
let’s start one with the one I saw, in a rather ‘new wave’ fashion / that is, by social media ‘remote’, as in:
I caught a digital / video clip glimpse of . . an installation, by way of a beautifully shot – video posted to Instagram by @mountain.bushwick . . aka MICHAEL FLEMING.
MOUNTAIN is an artist-run space, so why the shock, that it’s founder/director – can produce a pretty mean . . . video clip ?!!
the subject: the ‘lyrical quilt – video projection’ . . by MICHI MEKO & SAIGE ROWE, curated by SELENA GALLERY . . .
for a 2 part concurrent exhibition – now up at DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS, in Atlanta, Georgia.
SELENA GALLERY . . is an artist-run space co-founded by ANJULI RATHOD & OLIVIA SWIDER, located in Bushwick, Brooklyn, N.Y.
from . . .
‘TWO EXHIBITIONS from BUSHWICK to ATLANTA’
‘In Time of Silver Rain: MICHI MEKO and SAIGE ROWE’
curated by Bushwick’s . . SELENA GALLERY
runs thru MARCH 12, 2017
DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS, ATLANTA, GEORGIA
read background & see images: ‘IN TIME OF SILVER RAIN’ – DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS
MICHI MEKO . . salvaged the vintage quilt / SAIGE ROWE . . made the video.
the video is projected onto one block – of the old farm quilt. quite a pretty idea.
especially because the video is all about greenery, & dirt & . . roots. the ’round’ circle . . of ‘life’.
the ‘sampling’ of organic growth.
very very moving. quick. graphic, fresh. & lyrical.
I quite liked this particular frame / because although the woman’s hand is about to pull up a ‘rooted’ plant, the gesture mimics a woman’s hand, sewing – a quilt.
the farmer & the quiltmaker – have very intertwining history.
NOTE ALL 3 IMAGES ABOVE: are screengrabs from a ‘micro’ video loop – of the DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS, ‘BUSHWICK TO ATLANTA’ exhibit / that was posted to Instagram by @mountain.bushwick, aka MICHAL FLEMING.
thank you !!
NOTE: the MICHI MEKO & SAIGE ROWE ‘quilt – video projection’, was curated by SELENA GALLERY, Bushwick.
MICHI MEKO, ‘Untitled’, 2017. found quilt.
SAIGE ROWE, (projection), ‘Exterior Engagements #3’, 2017 / 1:57 minute digital video
PHOTO: courtesy SELENA GALLERY
1866 QUILT – by LUCY FROST . . .
@afamuseum / American Folk Art Museum: “This patriotic quilt features an embroidered image of ABRAHAM LINCOLN (center) with the inscription ‘Old Abe’ underneath.
Made just a year after his assassination, the quilt also depicts an embroidered pictogram featuring a pile of logs and an axe, representing Lincoln’s childhood home – a one-room log cabin, and image of the White House.”
Image: Abraham Lincoln Flag Quilt, Lucy Frost, Dubuque, Iowa, 1866. Cotton with cotton applique and embroidery, 61 x 75 inches.
Gift of Florence W. and Joe P. Rhinehart, 2002.13.1
Photo: Gaving Ashworth
Image via Instagram @afamusem / American Folk Art Museum
continues . . .