upcoming exhibits

#throwbackthursday/#flashbackfriday

I’m in two shows that open this Friday night as party of Greenpoint Gallery night. It should be a great night in Brooklyn!

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Calico presents its first juried group exhibition:
“#throwbackthursday / #flashbackfriday”
September 13 – October 4, 2013
opening reception: Sept 13, 6-9pm
jurors: Scott Chasse, founder/director of Calico Brooklyn
and Hrag Vartanian, editor-in-chief & co-founder of hyperallergic
http://www.calicobrooklyn.com/
this opening coincides with Greenpoint Gallery Night

With “#throwbackthursday / #flashbackfriday”, Calico asked artists to consider these questions: As artists, are we as willing to share images from our potentially cringeworthy artistic pasts? Could the older work be a “younger, hotter” version of its modern counterpart? Perhaps there is an outright cohesiveness in one’s work that has withstood the test of time..?

After sorting through over sixty submissions, a group of artists were chosen based on the interesting relationship of old work vs. new work. The exhibit will feature both old and new, and invites the viewer to search for similarities, differences, trends, and departures.

Exhibiting artists include: Adams Puryear, Charles Wilkin, Eric Lee Bowman, Lauren Silberman, Marcia Cooper, Mark Mann, Rachel Farmer, Samuel Baumel, Stacie Johnson, and Thomas Buildmore

 

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Karaoke night at the Rotgut
life as i know it

and one for all my friends

The Rotgut is part bar, part living art-installation and experiment, that artist and friend Duke Riley opened up a year ago in Greenpoint with friends Annie Evelyn and Sully in his former tattoo parlor, East River Tattoo.  For one year, the secret social club has been open to the public on weekends, hosting karaoke nights, board game nights, and recently, late night baseball (that one, I can’t really explain). The Rotgut represents a lot of the things that I love about my community in New York – creative people who do creative things for no other reason than the creative act itself.  The Rotgut really feels like more than just a bar; maybe that’s because you have to know where it is (it’s unmarked and unlisted), you have knock on the window to get in, and when you are there you feel like you are getting away with something; I’m kind of amazed it was able to last even a whole year without falling prey to the authorities.  It closes forever this weekend, poetically, after one year of existence and I spent some time photographing the partners and bartenders who helped make it happen.

Duke Riley

Duke

Annie

Annie

Sully

Sully

Ragan

Ragan

Laura

Laura

Amanda

Amanda

Meg

Meg

Karaoke night at the Rotgut

So here’s to making our own culture in New York!

Like Mickey Rourke’s character in Barfly said (which I had the opportunity to view at the Rotgut a few weeks ago in a special screening hosted by Benh Zeitlin) “…and one for all my friends!”

 

 

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