~NEW VIDEO: MICHI MEKO & SAIGE ROWE – curated by SELENA (Bushwick), DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS, (Atlanta, Georgia)

‘MICRO’ PROJECTION . . 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.
kind of a ‘video projection / within a video post’ !!
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

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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.
factual.

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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.

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the big picture / nature / mother earth.
in it’s best, and yet sadly . . most threatened ‘glory’.
please. don’t put up that damn parking lot.

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.

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MICHI MEKO, ‘Untitled’, 2017. found quilt.
SAIGE ROWE, (projection), ‘Exterior Engagements #3’, 2017 / 1:57 minute digital video
PHOTO: courtesy SELENA GALLERY

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~YES !! Presidents Day: 1866 QUILT – by LUCY FROST

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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 . . .




~’YES: NICHOLAS STEINDORF & KYLE WILLIAMS’ . . MICROSCOPE, BROOKLYN / SCREENING TO-NITE SUN FEB 19 / 7:30 PM

‘YES: NICHOLAS STEINDORF & KYLE WILLIAMS’ / ‘BLINN & LAMBERT’
SCREENING TO-NITE / SUN FEB 19, 2017 / 7:30 PM
MICROSCOPE GALLERY, 1329 WILLOUGHBY AVE, #2B, BROOKLYN
General Admission: $8
Members & Students with ID: $6

Program Running Time, approx 60 mins.

Q&A with the artists following the screening.

This screening is made possible with the underwriting support from the ROBERT D. BIELECKI FOUNDATION.

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Still from ‘New Grey Planet: Library’, by BLINN & LAMBERT (2017) – image courtesy of the artists

MICROSCOPE . . “is very pleased to present as the first 2017 edition of our emerging artists series YES, a screening of new & recent video works by Brooklyn-based artists NICHOLAS STEINDORF and KYLE WILLIAMS, including those made under their collaboration . . BLINN & LAMBERT.
THE PROGRAM includes the premiere of a new BLINN & LAMBERT work ‘New Grey Planet: Library’ as well as the first work made under the pseudonym and other videos made by each artists individually . . .
The duo works in video, digital animation & practical special effects.” ~gallery website

read more: ‘YES: NICHOLAS STEINDORF & KYLE WILLIAMS’ – MICROSCOPE

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Still from ‘exCarnation’ by NICHOLAS STEINDORF (2014) – image courtesy of the artist

NICOLAS STEINDORF . . “holds a BFA from Columbia College, Chicago and an MFA in painting from Yale University. His practice focuses on screen-based technologies with outputs in animations, installations, and digital-drawings. Recently, his project ‘Zach_Version_1.0’ was exhibited in the interactive online-exhibition space . . THE VIRTUAL DREAM CENTER, and ‘Zach_Version_1.1’ was exhibited at EXO EXO, Paris.
Steindorf currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

see: NICHOLAS STEINDORF – PORTFOLIO WEBSITE

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Still from ‘Untitled (moon)’ by KYLE WILLIAMS (2015) – image courtesy of the artist.

KYLE WILLIAMS . . “is an artist working with moving image, projection, and installation. His practice focuses on the exploration of the strange kinds of presence objects can have on screen. Williams holds a BA from Stanford University in Art History and an MFA in painting from Yale University. His work has been shown internationally and in various galleries in New York and San Francisco. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn and teaches video art at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA.

see: KYLE WILLIAMS – PORTFOLIO WEBSITE




~SKOWHEGAN TAROT . . feat. wands by MELISSA BROWN / OPENS TO-NITE , SAT FEB 18

talk: about MICRO ART BUYING . . !!

don’t blink.
turn over – your card. & your cash !!

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@boogiebrowntown / MELISSA BROWN:
tonight! Launch Party for the #skowhegantarot featuring designs by 74 artists, wands by yours truly.
Magic by TA DA #rossmoreno *What’s in the cards 4 U * ?
SAT FEB 18, 2017
6-9 PM
16 WEST 22nd ST. CHELSEA NYC.

IMAGE & TEXT: via @boogiebrowntown / MELISSA BROWN

MORE INFO: THE SKOWHEGAN TAROT LAUNCH PARTY




~HAPPY BIRTHDAY . . LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY / MET AMERICAN WING

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@metamercianwing:

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY to LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY,
born on this day, FEB 18, 1848 !!

ALTHOUGH TIFFANY worked in nearly every artistic medium, including painting, watercolor, ceramics, furniture, textiles, and metalwork, he is best known for his work in glass.

A TRUE VISIONARY, TIFFANY worked with expert glass makers to create new glass formulas that resulted in revolutionary colors and textures, such as the rough Lava or ‘volcanic’ glass used for this bowl.

Bowl, by Louis C. Tiffany and Tiffany Studios, ca. 1908.”

IMAGE & TEXT: via Instagram @metamericanwing / MET MUSEUM AMERICAN WING.

note: I’m thinking it should read, “worked in nearly every artistic medium”, . . . available during his life.
he handled many precious materials that not easy to get hold of today, and many skills have been lost; on one side – on the other . . digital imaging, or even acrylic, or even spray paint – was to be, born.

note: #UndertheVolcano




~ZACH NADER, ‘STAGE BLIND’ . . MICROSCOPE GALLERY, OPENING TO-NITE, FRI FEB 17

ZACH NADER: ‘STAGE BLIND’
OPENS FRI FEB 17, 2017 / 6 – 9 PM
the show runs thru MARCH 26, 2017
MICROSCOPE GALLERY , 1329 Willoughby Ave, #2B, Bushwick, Brooklyn
HRS: THURS thru MON / 1 – 6 PM / or by appointment

MICROSCOPE GALLERY was founded in 2010 by artists & curators ELLE BURCHILL & ANDREA MONTI.

The gallery . . “specializes in the works of moving, sound, digital and performance artists.”

This is ZACH NADAR’s second solo exhibit at the gallery.

“IN new prints on aluminum and single-channel videos – many of which use advertising campaigns as their underlying sources – ‘stage blind’ considers notions of invisibility as reflected in content as well as with respect to the limits of the human eye and its technological extensions, including the camera, lens, software, and screen.” – gallery website

read more: ZACH NADER – ‘stage blind’

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ZACH NADER, “tidal pull”, 2017. UV print on Dibond, 25 x 35 in.
Image courtesy of the artist & Microscope Gallery.

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~from BUSHWICK . . to ATLANTA, DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS / OPENS TO-NITE, FRI FEB 16

TWO EXHIBITS . . from BUSHWICK / ‘MIRROR, MIRROR’ & ‘IN TIME OF SILVER RAIN’
GOING TO: DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS / in ATLANTA, GEORGIA !!!!!
OPENS TO-NITE / FRI FEB 17, 2017 / 7-10 PM

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DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS IS PLEASED TO PRESENT:

‘MIRROR, MIRROR: NICHOLAS STEINDORF & RAUL VALVERDE’ – curated by MOUNTAIN, BUSHWICK

‘IN TIME OF SILVER RAIN: MICHI MEKO & SAIGE ROWE’ – curated by SELENA, BUSHWICK

OPENING – FRI FEB 17, 2017 / 7 – 10 PM
the show runs thru MARCH 12, 2017
DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS, 585 WELLS ST. SW, ATLANTA, GEORGIA

MOUNTAIN and SELENA . . are both artist-run spaces in the Bushwock neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.

MOUNTAIN . . introduces Atlanta viewers to New York-based artists, NICHOLAS STEINDORF and RAUL VALVERDE.
“This exhibition is about simulated realities, intangible form, and the reflective nature of abstraction.”

interestingly, although SELENA is a Bushwick-based gallery, they will be curating a show with 2 Georgia-based artists, and I guess there’s some inherent dialogue, just in that.

SELENA . . will pair Georgia artists MICHI MEKO and SAIGE ROWE, in a concurrent show whose title ‘IN TIME OF SILVER RAIN’ “shares the same title as LANGSTON HUGHES’ poem from 1947, which speaks to a time of change when winter is ending and spring is beginning.”

read more:DAY & NIGHT PROJECTS – ‘Mirror, Mirror / In Time of Silver Rain’ . . !!!!!!!!
where you can also find out – a little more about the artists – themselves.




~’DRAWING ISLAND’ . . incl. AUSTIN LEE

AUSTIN LEE . . also has a piece in the big drawing show at THE JOURNAL GALLERY, in Brooklyn.

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AUSTIN LEE . . . DRAWING.
currently on view – in the big survey show: ‘DRAWING ISLAND’, at THE JOURNAL GALLERY.
up thru MARCH 26, 2017.
PHOTO BY @majadjordjevic / MAYA DJORDJEVIC
IMAGE via Instagram @austinlee

thanks to @katecerigo for the shout-out !!

I haven’t seen anything so haunting, since those first early / ghostly paintings . . of what looked to be early Shaker or Amish women by . . VANESSA BEESCROFT.




~TAYLOR McKIMENS . . STUDIO VISIT, B-B-BROOKLYN. APRIL 13, 2016

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inside TAYLOR McKIMEN’S studio . . .
letting in . . . the LIGHT !!
Williamsburg, Brooklyn. April 13, 2016.

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TAYLOR McKIMENS . . large Stoic Youth paintings, acrylic on canvas.

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TAYLOR McKIMENS . . smaller Stoic Youth canvas, still P-L-E-N-T-Y . . FAR-OUT !!

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TAYLOR’S worktable, including a pretty distressed, well maybe just thirsty !! yet happy . . desert / cactus, kind of plant.
Taylor is from the South West, so what do you expect ?!!

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I heard some buzz, that Taylor’s scrappy, 3-D ‘plants-in-a-can’, papier-mache sculptures . . are making a big get-away.
translation: selling off the hook.
this is how – they start out.

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TAYLOR McKIMENS . . signing a real nice full color / good scale zine of his work – for me !!
on . . the wings of magic – meets SKILLS.
go, TAYLOR !!!

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH




~’DRAWING ISLAND’ . . incl. JOE BRADLEY, TAYLOR McKIMENS, SARAH BRAMAN, MELISSA BROWN. LEIF RITCHEY & CARROLL DUNHAM / THE JOURNAL GALLERY, BROOKLYN – OPENS TO-NITE, THURS FEB 15

‘DRAWING ISLAND’ – BIG GROUP SHOW
OPENING TO-NITE / THURS FEB 16 2017 / 6 – 9 PM
the show runs thru MARCH 26, 2017
THE JOURNAL GALLERY, 106 North 1st ST, BROOKLYN

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@taylormckimens: Detail from ‘Glory’, approx 5 x 7 ft. – part of Drawing Island
at The Journal Gallery, opening Thurs.

image via Instagram @taylormckimens