Friday, February 19, 2010

Mimi Gross Artist

Mimi Gross is an artist who defies conventional categorization. She's a painter, sculptor, installation artist, public artist, set and costume designer, book-artist, and a collaborator. She's a life-long student of anatomy and has a close relationship with art history, in particular, the Renaissance masters. Mimi Gross, daughter of modernist sculptor Chaim Gross, has been actively engaged in the New York and international art world since she was a child. Her forceful creative drive and active studio process has generated innumerable works across all disciplines. The themes and imagery in her work range from Circus-spectacle to intimate portraiture to pressing current events.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Roden Crater Gear

The awesome things you find here at the Mattress Factory. This is a Roden Crater sweatshirt that James Turrell gave to Barbara Luderowski and Michael Olijnyk during a site visit.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

James Turrell: Skyspace Piz Uter, Zuoz, Switzerland

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James Turrell: Skyspace Piz Uter

In Zuoz, Switzerland, James Turrell has realized a new skyspaces, a room that is conceived to enable viewers to view the sky.

Skyspace Piz Uter was set up on the initiative of the Walter A. Bechtler foundation and specifically developed for Hotel Castell in Zuoz. Häusler Contemporary negotiated and managed the project.
In this video, Gianfranco Schiavano of Häusler Contemporary talks about the characteristics of the project (in German language). James Turrell’s works for the “Skyspace” focus on the interaction between architectural internal space and natural external space by bringing the sky into the opening in the ceiling. In principle, the artist of Skyspace Piz Uter is concerned with “structural cuts” with openings completely above the line of the horizon and cut into the ceiling and roof. The impressive change in the sky and its colors can be appreciated during the transition from day to night.
James Turrell’s Skyspace Piz Uter won an honorary award in the Daylight-Award competition of Velux Stiftung. The “Skyspace Piz Uter” of James Turrell is considered by the jury as the most poetic project. “The artwork shows the essence of light in a building in an unrivalled consequence.” On the 14th January 2010, the Velux Foundation presented the second Daylight-Award in the S AM Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel. The presentation was realized in collaboration with the Department of Architecture of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (DARDEN ETH), Zürich and the S AM Swiss Architecture Museum. Winner of the Daylight-Award 2010 is the Therme Vals of Peter Zumthor in Vals, Switzerland. Two honorary awards go to James Turrell for his Skyspace Piz Uter in Zuoz and to Isa Stürm Urs Wolf Architects for the Kunst(Zeug)Haus in Rapperswil, both in Switzerland. An additional honorary award goes to Prof. Anna Wirz-Justice. The Daylight-Award aims to encourage developers, planners and specialists to systematically use daylight in order to increase quality of life and energy efficiency. VernissageTV realized three short documentaries for Velux Stiftung about the awarded works. The videos are already available at the website of Velux Stiftung.
James Turrell: Skyspace Piz Uter, Zuoz, Switzerland.

Monday, December 15, 2008

KiKi and the Artists of Montparnasse

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1:30 p.m.
Paris Portraits Afternoon Art Lecture and Tea
Kiki and the Artists at Montparnasse

Julie Martin, co-author with Bill Klüver of Kiki’s Paris: Artists and Lovers 1900-1930, presents an illustrated lecture based on her book. Ms. Martin explores the culture of excitement and artistic exploration that existed in the early decades of 20th-century Paris through the eyes of those that were there. Copies of the book will be available for purchase in the Museum Store. The lecture is followed by a tea reception and tours of the exhibition Paris Portraits: Artists, Friends, and Lovers.

The Piece Process

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Andy Warhol . Jean-Michel Basquiat . Keith Haring . Richard Hambleton . Robert Indiana . Dennis Oppenheim . Ray Johnson . Todd James, Eric Haze . Bast . Elbow Toe . AIKO . Kenji Hirata . Greg Lamarche . Aakash Nihalani . Erik Foss . Deven Marriner . Michael De Feo . Logan Hicks . Judith Supine . Dan Witz . Maya Hayuk . Daniel Joseph . Ripo . Skewville . Brandon Friend . Mel Kadel . Scott Teplin . Dark Cloud . MOMO . Dan Funderburgh . Max Gleason . Ellis Gallagher . Matt Siren . The Clayton Brothers, and MORE!

WHERE Anonymous Gallery 329 Broome St. Lower Level, between Bowery and Chrystie, N.Y.C.

WHEN December 17th – January 24

Wednesday December 17, 2008 from 7:00- 10:00PM - Opening reception

Anonymous Gallery is proud to combine three generations of prolific artists whose work has been influenced by, or has directly influenced popular culture, design, and the urban environment. The Piece Process will unite relevant artists with their contemporary counterparts through artwork that serves as a reference or an impetus to something larger or more complete. Anonymous Gallery will exhibit unique pieces of art in the form of sketchbook drawings and original works on paper or found objects from over 30 established and emerging artists exhibiting in New York. The exhibition intends to create discourse in regard to artists who have not only influenced one another, but society through their use of iconography, collage, pen, paint, and print.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Anonymous Gallery, will also be hosting weekly workshops for children. Artists Todd James, Leon Reid, Michael De Feo, Maya Hayuk, Ellis Gallagher, among others, will teach the workshops. In the spirit of giving, portions of the proceeds raised will go to benefit Public Art for Public Schools For additional information, workshop schedules, or to make a reservation, please contact -

Special Thanks to John and Kristine Woodward, Woodward Gallery for their significant support for the exhibition.


CONTACT For more information contact:

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Marco Brambilla's "CATHEDRAL"

APF LAB presents Marco Brambilla's "CATHEDRAL"
public reception: 5:00-7:00, Thursday, December 11- 27 (the work is on 24 hours and viewable from street)
APF LAB, 15 Wooster

Marco Brambilla’s new work, "Cathedral", deals with the spectacle of contemporary consumerism. The work is inspired by the time study work of Frederick Winslow Taylor and the motion study work of Frank and Lillian Gilbreth dating from the American industrial revolution in the late 19th century.

"Cathedral" was filmed in The Eaton Center shopping mall in Toronto, Canada during the Christmas holidays in 2006. Christmas shoppers are shown during “rush hour” - in constant motion, dozens of escalators and elevators serving as arteries carrying them from one purchase opportunity to the next.
Shoppers circulate from store to store where familiar brands act as signposts in an otherwise disorienting landscape.

Mega malls have become retail cities; self-contained environments offering the consumer a complete lifestyle experience - sharing a common language regardless of their geographic location. Marco Brambilla is represented by Christopher Grimes Gallery.

Special thanks to Soho Mews for generously donating the space to Art Production Fund.

Brooklyn Block Party

Brooklyn Block Party"

Richard Mock, Swoon, David Ellis, Mike Houston, Martin Mazorra, Dennis McNett,

Judith Supine, Elbowtoe, Gaia, c.damage & Imminent Disaster

December 12th - January 4th 2009

Opening Reception: Friday, December 12th, 7-10pm