~FRANKIE MARTIN’S BEEBOP GALLERY/DEYA RAMSDEN/more DARK FAIR BUZZ !!
PARTY ON – BROOKLYN !!!
BEEBOP GALLERY OPENS TO-NITE – SAT MARCH 1, 2008 – 7-10PM
FRANKIE MARTIN PRESENTS: DEYA RAMSDEN’S – FIRST SOLO SHOW in NEW YORK – titled – ‘SUGAR FREE’.
with MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY: Sheeesh (Nick Kuszyk’s solo project), Weirding Module (Michael from Awesome Color’s solo project) and more ….
BEEBOP GALLERY – 234 HURON ST – #2 – GREENPOINT – BROOKLYN – NY
THE CROSS STREET IS: McGUINESS
the show probably runs thru APRIL. not completely decided yet.
note: the gallery is open from about 11-8PM most Sundays !!
best to email first !! before coming – even on Sundays !!
DEYA RAMSDEN, ‘Cave Rabbits in Love’, fabric & sequin stitched/collage. IMAGE/COURTESY: BEEBOP GALLERY
Beebop Galley specializes in offering unknown artists their first solo shows in New York. This is the gallery’s 4th show.
DEYA RAMSDEN, recently relocated to BROOKLYN, from Oregon.
“Her eclectic and playful multi media works are united by a sense of experimentation. Using fabric, paper, plastic, clay and metal, Deya crochets, weaves and sews for us a fantastical world of both underwater and land walking creatures alongside of sculptures of environments in which these creatures might frolic . . .
. . . ‘Dome City’ is a paper sculpture made while “under the influence of the city” of New York, tiny drawings stacked upon each other with a blue inner glow at the center. Its protrusion from the wall pulls the viewer in to join the city and inspect the individuality of the drawings . . . and,
Deya has woven giant ‘Jellyfish’ in plastic, from plastic bags which float above, daring the viewer to play in the tentacles.
Born and raised in Virginia, Deya is a self-taught artist who has shown work at Nature in Charlottesville, Nocturnal and the Handmade Bazaar in Portland, as well as HaNnA Gallery in Tokyo.”
– PRESS RELEASE
UP-DATE: MONDAY MARCH 3, 2008 – 5:47 PM
Frankie’s soiree for DEYA was just as fun – as we thought it – would be – here’s some pix:
DEYA RAMSDEN and FRANKIE MARTIN at the ‘Sugar Free’ opening, Beebop Gallery, Brooklyn. MARCH 1, 2008
DEYA RAMSDEN, mostly fabric collage, with some metallic cut-outs. in ‘Sugar Free’. (about 8 – 10, or maybe 12 x 14 ins.)
DEYA RAMSDEN, a wall of handmade fabric dolls, ‘Sugar Free’.
PORTS BISHOP, at the DEYA RAMSDEM opening. He actually bought that doll.
Ports is really stoked about the upcoming DARK FAIR . . or the DARK SHOW, as a lot of people are calling it. He is going to be presenting – a photo booth – in an electricity-less room – !! as one of the featured projects.
Ports introduced us to, from left, MEGHA GUPTA, and SOPHIA DIXON, who are in the inaugural show at – mountain fold – YU YUMAGACHI’S new gallery. The show, called ‘shadows in the Never-Never’, has just ended, it ran JAN 11 – FEB 29, 2008. ANTONIA DIXON was also in this mountain fold show.
for more info: mountain fold
They are with their friend, CASSIE KAUFMANN at right.
SOPHIA DIXON is also, the curator of a currently running – (FEB 1 – MARCH 23, 2008) group show, called – ‘mixed emotions’ – in BROOKLYN, at BROOKLYN FIRE PROOF – which has garnered some street buzz. ERIKA SOMYGI has some work in the show.
Founded in 1998, by BURR DODD – BROOKLYN FIRE PROOF is an “environment for emerging artists” with an exhibition space, a performance space, residency workshop programs, and more.
see: BROOKLYN FIRE PROOF/about
also, at the DEYA RAMSDEN opening – KELIE BOWMAN and STO – of CINDERS. Kelie and Sto are leaving for Philadelphia, this week – to put on a big show – ‘SPACING OUT’ – curated by Cinders Gallery – at SPACE 1026 !!
so they are pretty stoked, too. some of the artists in their line-up: DIANE BARCELOWSKY (!!), MATT FURIE (!!), KEVIN HOOYMAN (!!), and SHAWN REED (!!) – the opening is – this FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2008 – 7-11PM – that’s gonna be one big – par-tay !! – that’s, for sure. if you’re in Philly – don’t miss it.
‘SPACING OUT’ – will run MARCH 7 – MARCH 29, 2008.
for more info/see: SPACE 1026
MOLLY McGARRITY, Frankie’s childhood pal. (they grew up in Pennsylvania) – if you’ve also noticed that MACY’S advertising graphics – have gone up at least 100 notches – she might be why. She’s the new Senior Art Director at MACY’S CORPORATE MARKETING DIVISION.
ANDY MEERON had work in th e ‘WU-TANG’ GOOGOLPLEX show at GBE’s Passerby…..
ANDY HERSHEY, who used to live at 234 HURON, with, COLIN LANGENUS (of USA IS A MONSTER) at the DEYA RAMSDEN opening.
at one point in the evening – NICK KUSZYK . . , or Sheeesh – as his solo musical project is called – played – in a set called . . ‘METEOR’.
COLIN LANGENUS – holds up ‘METEOR’ – the limited edition poster, NICK KUSZYK made to celebrate the evening, and which, in fact – caught the magic white heat – of the evening.
covering a speaker, the original speaker cover made by FRANKIE MARTIN, from her debut solo show – ‘AIRBRAINS’ – way back in the day, at LITTLE CAKES !!!
and by special request, DEYA RAMSDEN and FRANKIE MARTIN . . .
BYE the way – FRANKIE’S all psyched, too !! – turns out she is also EXHIBITING work in the upcoming SWISS INSTITUTE’S DARK FAIR – also, being called – the DARK SHOW, some people are even calling it – the GLOW-IN-THE-DARK SHOW !! – one things for certain, no matter how many nicknames it acquires – everybody wants to be in it !! Frankie says: Xavier LePLae, a friend of Tyson Reeder’s – “definitely inspired the whole thing.”
want to share their “it’s freezing cold winter” (?!!) – ‘stockings’ = with ya !!
(yep – that’s some kind of serious brass knuckle ‘ring’ Frankie is sporting.)
. . . we’ll close with a little – nano-art !! – tiny felt pins, made by DEYA RAMSDEN – and exhibited in ‘Sugar Free’.
pin by DEYA RAMSDEN.
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