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

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

Friday, April 4, 2008

Leo Villareal - Artist's Talk - The Urban Center 475 Madison Avenue - Friday, April 4 7:00 p.m. -

Artist Leo Villareal’s hypnotic LED sculptures and installations glow, pulse, and flash in response to complex computer programs, creating a rich sensory effect on the rooms and public spaces in which they are installed.

Recent site-specific projects include the Brooklyn Academy of Music; Perry Capital, New York City; Chasing Rainbows/New Haven, Yale University; El Paso Federal Courthouse; and Supercluster, P.S.1. He has had solo shows at Gering & Lopez Gallery (and previously at Sandra Gering Gallery) in New York, Conner Contemporary in Washington, and Marc Selwyn Fine Art in Los Angeles. Widely published, Leo Villareal’s work is in the collections of The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; the Brooklyn Museum of Art; Blanton Museum, Austin; and the Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan, among others. He received his B.A. from Yale University and his M.P.S. from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP).

Admission is free for League members. $10 for non-members. League members may make reservations by emailing AIA and New York State continuing education credits are available.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T) Revisited to be held at Stevens Institute of Technology April 5 and 6, 2008

HOBOKEN, N.J. — Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center and the Art & Technology Program at Stevens Institute of Technology announce a weekend of events entitled “Experiments in Art in Technology (E.A.T) Revisited,” to examine and honor E.A.T.’s historic work in promoting collaborations between artists and engineers, and explore its influences on contemporary art and technology. The weekend includes an exhibition, panel discussion, sound performance and film screening. All events take place at Stevens Institute of Technology’s Babbio Center, located at River and 6th

Leo Villareal - Dark Matrix Series

Conner Contemporary Art

Leo Villareal Dark Matrix 2008 at PULSE New York
 Conner Contemporary 

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phone: + 202 - 588 - 8750
Conner Contemporary Art is very pleased to exhibit at Pulse New York 2008 in our most ambitious presentation to date. We will exhibit new works by the following gallery artists:

> LEO VILLAREAL – Dark Matrix series - created specifically for PULSE New York
> MARIA FRIBERG – the premier of two monumentally scaled photographs - commoncause and still lives #11
> JULEE HOLCOMBE – new photographs from the China Scroll series. 
> ZOЁ CHARLTON – large-scale, signature drawings from Suburb

Monday, March 24, 2008

Meridith Pingree  
Meridith Pingree's upcoming show  Squishy Geometry @ Sarah Lawrence College's Barbara Walters Gallery,  April 3 thru May 1, 2008. Opening Reception April 10, 2008 6-8 pm  

Meridith Pingree “Squishy Geometry”
Thursday, April 3rd 2008 to Thursday May 1st 2008
Barbara Walters Gallery
Hours: M – F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. S/S 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 10th from 5:00pm to 6:30pm

March 13, 2008 Yonkers, NY - Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce “Squishy Geomety”, a solo exhibition of kinetic sculpture by Meridith Pingree. On view at the Heimbold Visual Art Center’s Barbara Walters Gallery, it is free and open to the Public. For more information please call 914-395- 2355 or e-mail

Meridith Pingree’s exhibition is a part of the on-going emerging artists series held during the 2007-2008 academic year. Members of the college’s visual arts and visual culture faculty in conjunction with their students select each artist in the series.

Squishy Geometry features kinetic sculptures and related drawings by Meridith Pingree. The artist physically tracks human behavior and traffic patterns utilizing quasi-scientific, homespun, reactive sculptures. Sensors pick up on people's energy and movement throughout the gallery; her work exists as amplifications of this subtle energy, creating unconventional, complex portraits of people and spaces. Sourcing dreams, magic, plant life, robotics, geometry, and textile design, she amalgamates these into amoebic creatures.

The Yellow Star hanging central in the gallery feeds off ambient energy. The transparent ring mutates its shape, expanding, and contracting in slow jarring movements using motion sensors coupled with small motors. Within other works, kinetic links of a centipede-like creature respond individually to create a live mutating curve; toys, car parts, zipper tape, and plastic spider rings connect with their own rhythm into geometric textiles making up the bodies of the microbe-like critters. The two, three, and four-dimensional pieces exist together, not unlike a more typical eco-system. The sculptures can see themselves. Something like an ice crystal or a virus, they move and grow falling into complex patterns of movement responding to each other, questioning social interaction, meanings of time, and what it is when we consider something to be alive.