TONIGHT @ 8:00 pm
“Performance art for the rest of us”
Brer Rabbit The Opera*
a work in progress from her BRIC House Fireworks residency
in collaboration with Greg Tate and Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber
when: Tonight and tomorrow Jan 22nd & 23rd
time: 8:00 pm
where: BRIC House Ballroom
647 Fulton Street
(Enter on Rockwell Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Contact Information Tel: 718.683.5600
Directions 2/3/4/5 to Nevins St | B/Q/R to DeKalb St | G to Fulton St
costs: $15 Adv | $20 Door
*PLEASE NOTE: This performance contains adult material that is not appropriate for children.
More details on the performance here and here, Cousins’ website here, an older interview of the artist here and an informative article on the performance here.
A printmaker who loves to draw
Member since 2009
Read in early 2014
MY LIFE ON AND OFF THE CANVAS
by ERIC FISCHL
AND MICHAEL STONE
An engaging portrayal of American artist Eric Fischl coming into his own, the memoir basically sheds light on the ebb and flow of a contemporary artistic career and studio practice. I especially enjoyed reading how the chaos of his not knowing unfolds into knowing earlier in his painting. The author(with a little help from his friend Michael Stone) speaks honestly on the emotional residue that informs his work and life. Supposedly, because of the domestic nature in his paintings- albeit a “psychosexual” one, he was referred by his male peers as the feminist amongst them. Fischl first came to my attention with his 2002 public art installation of ‘tumbling woman’ in NYC. I was profoundly moved by the statue. A brave – emotionally charged gesture responding to the horrific event of 9/11, the sculpture was immediately removed due to a public outcry. Detailed reviews on the book- here and here, and an audio recording you can listen to of the author’s 2013 NY Public library talk on the book here. If in town check out Fischl’s impressive curatorial debut- ‘Disturbing Innocence’at the Flag Art Foundation on exhibit till January 31st. Saw it myself and highly recommend it. It is a show you want to put some time aside to see – a lot of provocative work(over 50 artists) to contemplate.
the who where when what & why of books read by tART members
a post by Ann deVere
some sculpture, a garden and an art fair
Chakaia on Broadway
Famed sculptor Chakaia Booker graced Broadway with her first public art installation in Manhattan (and hopefully not her last!). The Sentinels, 5 gorgeous sculptures made from recycled tires were presented by the Garment District Alliance along Broadway between 36th and 39th street. The opening was a morning affair under a tent with breakfast and Mimosas. Yeah it was drizzling but how often do you get to stand on the streets of NYC sipping cocktails in the a.m. hours- on a weekday -and its legit. It was a wonderful celebration and a remarkable display that was up for 5 months.
Crushin’ on the High Line
On an beautiful warm September day the 3rd and final section of the High Line opened. To celebrate Friends of the High Line held a spectacular procession that ran the full length of the elevated garden built on an abandoned railroad. The incredibly talented Processional Workshop(official puppeteers of the NYC Halloween parade) oversaw the entire production. You can read up on how it all unfolded here. It was the most awe inspiring community festivity for a park opening I had the fortunate luck to experience and be involved in. At the end we gathered for a delicious communal meal and the 3rd section quietly opened to the public immediately after.
Editions / Artists’ Books(EAB) Fair
This was the only art fair I got around to attending in 2014. Of course, having a complimentary pass for opening night helped(and my bias as a printmaker!) but regardless- completely worth it and highly recommended. The opening was packed with people who were clearly enjoying themselves engaging with the artwork, exhibitors and each other. This is an annual free on the weekend event held in NYC every November during Print Week. Check out this short fun video about the fair on the EAB website here .
Here’s wishing you and yours
a culturally engaged, art filled 2015!
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!
Opening Reception TODAY @ 6pm
“Meet the artists. Witness the process. See where art is created.”
6-10pm Thursday, October 23
Still one of my favorite all around good times perusing contemporary art and mingling with the artists who make it. Not much more to say than that – and not because the art is less fabulous- a few favorites have gone but a whole lot to see regardless. And I believe 100% of the studios will be open – thats like 74 studios to peruse with a cocktail or two. So do it and do it now! Also be sure to check out the RBPMW 2014 Member Show of contemporary printmaking in the Blackburn 20/20 Gallery on the 5th floor. EFA Open Studios is part of the 2014 Garment District Arts Festival running on October 23, 24, 25(Thursday, Friday and Saturday).
photo credits: Ann deVere/ EFA OPEN STUDIOS 2013
The studios will also be open Friday October 24th 6-9pm and Saturday October 25th 1-6pm