~EVAH FAN & BRENDAN MONROE/LITTLE CAKES/opens to-day !!
tomato plant, detail, ‘The Cook, the Thief and the Pompost Kyle’, EVAH FAN & BRENDAN MONROE/PHOTO COURTESY:LITTLE CAKES
LITTLE CAKES LITTLE GALLERY presents:
‘Bed and Breakfast’ – a show inspired by home gardening –
NEW WORKS BY: EVAH FAN & BRENDAN MONROE !!
there will be a special reception for the artists – who have just come in from Berkeley, California – where they live and work – to install the show – at the Little Cakes Little Gallery – today – !! – FRIDAY JUNE 6, 2008, from 1-7 PM.
otherwise the show runs: JUNE 6 – JUNE 29, 2008
LITTLE CAKES LITTLE GALLERY – 625 EAST 6TH ST#1B – bet AVE B & C – EAST VILLAGE
GALLERY HOURS: FRI thru SUN: 1-6PM & By APPOINTMENT
if you are unfamiliar with their work – you can check out a nice article & STUDIO VISIT – posted on FECAL FACE – out of SAN FRANCISCO – by TRIPPE – last year – OCT 9, 2007.
check it out: here !!
from the Little Cakes press release:
“This show has been brewing for a few years now and we are very happy to have it come to fruition, just as all the farmers markets and community gardens are starting to hit their stride here in New York. We are alos proud to be collaborating with Brendan and Evah on such a hot topic which is incredibly close to our own hearts, gardening and growing your own food.
In this show, Evah Fan and Brendan Monroe get inspiration from the primary meaning of gardening to their own individual definitions of it being nurturing and having a sense of responsibility. To them, and to many of us who have learned to enjoy getting dirt under our finger nails, gardening is very ‘do-it-yourself’ in the same way punk rock is/was to us; making your own zines, putting out your own music, making your own food ! In this show, they have chosen to use their artwork to enrich the ‘soil’ of our lives.
The show’s installation will include paintings, sculptural works, and collaborative pieces. Brendan will focus on the micro worlds within the botanic landscape. He takes reference from science and interprets his fascination with it to create something that draws our attention to the multitude of possibilities that are happening just below the focus of our eyes. Evah will portray gardening with her quirky point of view. She is interested in creating simple narratives with small doses of ambiguity and naive humor.”
here are some images from the show – sent along by HANNA FUSHIHARA ARON, the Little Cakes Little Gallery founding Director. all 3 images below/courtesy: the artists & Little Cakes Little Gallery.
collaboration EVAH FAN & BRENDAN MONROE, ‘Soil Release’ , 6 x 6 ins., acrylic & gouache on paper
‘Pollination’, BRENDAN MONROE, 11 x 15.75 ins.
detail, ‘Night Watch’, EVAH FAN, 5 x 7 ins.
P.S. – all I can say, is – this is a very special event – for more than one reason – & one reason – being that – usually, because the space is so small – Hanna doesn’t have openings !! so, if you are strolling about in the beautiful sunshine – you should definitely make a point to stop by – don’t cry to me – when you learn – what a truly special – event you have missed – NYC – doesn’t often toss ’em up so intimate – and – so inspired.
some pix from the opening afternoon reception:
BRENDAN MONROE does the larger landscape pieces.
EVAH FAN does the tinier figurative pieces. you catch the tiny collaborative piece – ‘Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee’, 2.25 x 6 x 3 ins. just above her head.
Evah made the tiny figure, Brendan made the leaf.
detail, EVAH FAN, ‘Field Study 1’.
BRENDAN MONROE, ‘Pollination’, 11 x 11.5 ins.
Brendan works with acrylic paint on paper.
detail, BRENDAN MONROE, ‘Pollination’.
‘Soil Artifacts’, 6 x 6 ins. collaboration. Evah paints the small figures, Brendan does the ‘background’ – plant & soil/scapes.
detail, ‘Soil Artifacts’, collaboration – EVAH FAN & BRENDAN MONROE
a view of the installation, ‘Bed and Breakfast’ by EVAH FAN & BRENDAN MONROE, inside Little Cakes Little Gallery – in the left hand corner – the collaborative floor sculpture – ‘The Cook, the Thief and the Pompost Kyle’. the garden soil & plants, (the large ones, and the small seedlings just sprouting !!), are made from aluminum wire, and dirt by BRENDAN MONROE. The tiny figures are made from Sculpey by EVAH FAN. . . . and in fact, the first photo at the top of this post – the tomato plant – is actually – a close-up detail from this (small) floor sculpture !!
‘The Cook, the Thief and the Pompost Pyle’ – collaborative sculpture by EVAH FAN & BRENDAN MONROE.
detail, ‘The Cook, the Thief and the Pompost Kyle’
figures by EVAH FAN, (fake) stem and (real) dirt by BRENDAN MONROE, ‘The Cook, the Thief and the Pompost Kyle’ !!
guess, that’s the cook. figure by EVAH FAN.
guess, that’s the thief !! figure by EVAH FAN.
seedlings by BRENDAN MONROE, in ‘The Cook, the Thief and the Pompost Kyle’.
Evah is wearing an interesting shirt – that’s the Golden Gate Bridge on it !!
DAVID ARON wears a silkscreen t-shirt by SHAWN REED.
TOOYA & LEIF RITCHEY drop by.
PETE VOGL of Bow Ribbons
HARRISON OWEN, founding Director of FINGERED GALLERY in Bushwick.
they have an opening to-nite (SAT JUNE 7, 2008) at 7pm. – works by AMOR MUNOZ from Mexico City
see: FINGERED GALLERY/255 McKIBBIN ST. #207/BROOLYN
he is wearing an interesting hand silk screened cap – ‘VILLAGE FOOT’
DJ JAIKO SUZUKI, of the band ELECTROPUTAS – shows up.
visiting from Berkeley California, EVAH FAN & BRENDAN MONROE inside Little Cakes Little Gallery, in the East Village – on a sunny NYC afternoon.
. . . bye the way, Hanna is wearing a handmade limited edition dress by BARBARA SCHAUWECKER of BOBBI CLOTHES.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH