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 Kl├╝ver 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

"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 http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/SCA/Programs/PAPS/default.htm. For additional information, workshop schedules, or to make a reservation, please contact - events@anonymousgallery.com

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

ABOUT ANONYMOUS GALLERY: http://www.anonymousgallery.com/

CONTACT For more information contact: press@anonymousgallery.com

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

Photographic Works - To Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts


Photographic Works

To Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts

December 11-20, 2008
Opening Thursday, December 11th
from 6 to 8 p.m. at
Cohan and Leslie
138 Tenth Avenue (at 18th Street), New York

http://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/works/photo_benefit