~POOR TRAITS OPENS TO-NITE !!
‘POOR TRAITS’ – CURATED BY JUSTIN CRAUN – featuring work by MAT BRINKMAN, MV CARBON, MAX EISENBERG, CF, DANIEL LOPATIN, JOHN OLSON & NATE YOUNG !!
OPENS FRI MARCH 26 / 7-11 PM
show runs MARCH 26 – APRIL 2, 2010
LOUIS V E.S.P. GALLERY – 140 JACKSON ST – #4D – BROOKLYN
note: there should be a doorman – but just in case – the buzzer code is: 1024*
subway: Graham L or Metropolitan G
please note: otherwise the gallery is open by appointment only – firstname.lastname@example.org
in contrast to the ALLEGRA LaVIOLA show ‘MONUMENTAL PICCOLINI’ – which will feature serious works by dedicated artists – described in musical terms !!
this show in a new Brooklyn space – looks to feature not so serious but still very worthy – art works by – musicians !!
from the press release:
LOUIS V. E.S.P. is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by 7 artists who are known primarily for their music. ‘Poor Traits’ presents a closer look at the visual work of these musicians, all of whom have been loosely associated with the American “noise” movement. This term in itself holds little descriptive power so it seems necessary to delve deeper into the images that surround the genre. The works in this show have found connections in their sense of playfulness, theatricality, narrative disposition, and/or deadpan sensibilities.
MAT BRINKMAN, a founding member of FORT THUNDER artist space, has played in Mindflayer and Forcefield and is known in the indie comic community for his elaborate Multi-Force comic strip. Brooklyn-based MV CARBON is a painter and composer who has collaborated with many artists including John Wiese, Tony Conrad and Aki Onda. She is one half of the band Metelux. MAX EISENBERG co-runs the performance venue THE BANK in Baltimore and has performed with Nautical Almanac, Little Howlin’ Wolf, Rubbed raw dance squad and in his solo rap outfit DJ Dog Dick. CF is active in the art, music and comic book worlds. He has performed music under the name Kites and more recently Mark Lord. He is the writer and draftsman of the graphic novel series Powr Mastrs. DANIEL LOPATIN is a member of Infinity Window and Oneohtrix Point Never. He runs the CD-R label Upstairs and maintains the culture blog Skull Theft. JOHN OLSON and NATE YOUNG are members of the epic Michigan-based Wolf Eyes. Olson is head of American Tapes label, and is also a member of Dead Machines, and Graveyards. Nate Young’s AA label produces records, tapes, shirts, and treated or converted analogue televisions and radios. His other musical projects include jean street, demons, and regression.
LOUIS V E.S.P. – is one of the newest exhibition & project spaces on the Williamsburg Brooklyn landscape. . . and, according to its own website, . . . . “yes, it is the less socially awkward sister of the ZENITH FOUNDATION” !!
SCOTT KIERNAN & ETHAN MILLER are the directors.
next up on the Agenda, for MAY 2010: 36 DRAMATIC SITUATIONS !!
go figure – just when you’ve thought you’ve seen it all !!