Some cool events happening in JUNE
+1 : Glass is the first exhibition of the “+1” series, where invited artists are welcome to include an artist from their network to participate in the show. The goal of this curatorial exploration is to exhibit a diverse range of artists working in glass. With artists from Boston and as far as Japan, +1 : Glass shows how far the creative network can reach. Curated by Katharena Rentumis.
Featuring the work of:
Kanami Ogata + Setsuko Morita
Emily Lombardo + Liesl Schubel
Sandra Gross + Dorie Guthrie
Caterina Urrata + David Weintraub
Katharena Rentumis + Gabrielle Li
Laura Austin + Zachary F Herrmann
Ashley “5 NAMES” Driscoll-Perez + Linda Diec
Show Dates: May 24 – June 22
Monkey Town 3
June 13 – August 11, 7 nights/week
Screenings: 7pm + 9:15pm
Monkey Town, the first experimental, completely immersive film and food experience, returns to NYC at Eyebeam this summer, June 13 • August 11, for a two month nightly pop up before launching a national tour.
The beloved Monkey Town, which lived for 7 years in Williamsburg until 2010, will once again pair visually captivating film and videos with top chefs creating meals and pairings to compliment the program. The event recreates its original and still unprecedented cinema-in-the-round by forming a floating cube from 4 massive projection screens and 8.1 surround sound. The new rendition will feature a single curated film and video program that replays every night for 60 days, featuring almost all multi-channel works by 21 extraordinary artists and filmmakers.
Eyebeam will host screenings nightly from June 13 through August 11, in our main hall/floating cube cinema. Each screening will accommodate intimate seatings of 32 people, and will take place twice nightly at 7pm and 9:15pm.
“One of the most intriguing restaurants and performances spaces in New York…Monkey Town is famous for serving multi-course meals choreographed to accompany exotic video mash-ups on four giant walls.” –Gothamist, 2010
Jack + Leigh Ruby (produced by Eve Sussman and Simon Lee), Shana Moulton, Tara Sinn, Errol Morris, Trisha Baga, Lily Sheng + Antonia Kuo and Petra Cortright, Zefrey Throwell, Kathy Rose, Peter Burr, Will Rahilly, Annie Pearlman, Brian Close, Ben Ridgway, William Strobeck, Alison Mennor, Bunny Rogers and Filip Olszewski, Chris Rice, Theo Angell, Montgomery Knott, Astrid Menze
Wed/Thurs – Max Sussman w/ Katy Peetz (ex-Roberta‚Äôs)
Fri/Sat – Nacxi Gaxiola (ex-Pulqueria, La Superior)
Sundays – Fred Hua (Nha Toi)
Mon/Tues – Josh Cross + Montgomery Knott (ex-Gramercy Tavern, Alain Ducasse)
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for more info about the event and history of Monkey Town
This particular installation ties together my love of process, printmaking, drawing, weekend visits to Chinatown with my family, and the neighborhood bodegas I would go to with my friends. In my search to understand the American diet, I never forget I am part of two cultures. The dichotomy between the American and Chinese cultures of my youth has become a consuming interest in my work. You might recognize there are some older drawings and prints that make a return. But overall I am very excited about this direction of my work. I feel there is a continuous narrative in my work and I’m tapping into something great. That and I love using cork, pegboard, and contact paper! There’s something incredibly motivating about using the cheapest materials around and wanting to own it. #suckitdamienhirst
The Distillery Gallery Presents:
“To Each His Home”
April 27 – May 25, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 27, 7-9pm
The Distillery Gallery is pleased to announce a group exhibit curated by exhibiting artist, Courtney Moy.
“To Each His Home” explores the spaces and ideas of what we call home. The artists in the show share a common affinity for narrative, evoking themes of nostalgia, youth, and familiarity that define who they are individually but collectively explore something deeper and distinctly universal.
Exhibiting artists: Jes Hughes, Veronica Wells, Caitie Moore, Ian Deleon & Kara Stokowski, Molly Landman, Roland Jackson, Katharena Rentumis, Fionn McCabe, and Courtney Moy
It’s pretty great when I’m working on a project and I see something else that’s relevant to what I’m working on and it’s done so good! Connecting the dots, making things happen! In my own work I’ve recently been making a larger scale pop up corner store/market aisle happen for a show I’m curating at The Distillery in late April. The show’s theme deals a lot with spaces and ideas of home . For the longest time I’ve wanted to explore this issue of home and what’s familiar to me. And what’s familiar is food and my family. Those weekend outings to the Chinatown market with my family. Growing up in a bilingual home and being a part of 2 cultures. Growing up with a sweet tooth for dan tats and hostess cupcakes. Childhood after school snacks were never lunchables or pop tarts, instead we had dried squid and shrimp chips. I’m excited to tie together these 2 cultures of my youth and my present.
5Boro did this great Corner Store Series that I’m absolutely diggin a lot! It’s so great and really clever (RIP wonder bread). In my printmaking undergrad years we were asked a lot about influences and what works we always looked at. And always I find myself having no specific hierarchy to what I was looking at. I look at everything and steal from everywhere. But I do have a soft spot for skateboarding. Not just the act of skateboarding itself, but the lives it has touched and inspired.
Was in Brooklyn last weekend to check out the Oh Nancy show and hang out with some friends. The weather was fantastic as well as the food. Here are some recaps from that weekend.
Oolie Burger wrappers I printed looking really good! People loved them. Arthur and Nate took over Projekt 722 with a makeshift grill and homemade cooler for the beers, it was so great to see people hanging out eating hot dogs with the wrappers I printed! I saw a lot of great stuff that weekend, but seeing my work in people’s hands was way better than seeing it on a wall. I got a dog myself. It was a great turnout!
Olek at Jonathan Levine Gallery. History: She was under house arrest for throwing a drink in some guy’s face at a bar. Which fueled the inspiration for this show. This knit camo room was incredible! Not at all what I expected. So fierce! Really awesome that my friend Maria got to help crochet some of the gold pieces in the work shown.
PARRA- Tracy Had A Hard Sunday. The very first art purchase I ever made was right out of high school. I bought a Parra Enjoi skate deck. I love his drawings.
Another favorite. MARK DION! I have never seen so many of his drawings in person. I really admire individuals who blur the line between curator, historian, and artist. Never settle for just one voice or medium.
Spotted this really great gradient printed zine at Printed Matter. Thinking of summer gradient prints a lot lately…
MISSION CHINESE FOOD! Best meal I’ve ever had. I should rephrase when I tell people I think about food all the time. I think about Chinese food all the time. But this is a really great and delicious take from Danny Bowien on Chinese food. So fuckin’ good. Also they have the Twin Peaks theme song playing on loop in the bathroom. Me and Kate approved.
Dennis McNett Wolfbat Ark at the House of Vans. Way better executed than the ark I saw back in Philly 2010. Pretty fun idea- the pinatas were the best part.
Huge Cannonball Press print at Kate’s. So great.
Spotted these old tall boy magnets I printed from awhile back AND these awesome SVU coozies on the fridge!
“I don’t have a burning desire to go out and document anything. It just happens when it happens. It’s not a conscious effort, nor is it a struggle. Wouldn’t do it if it was. The idea of the suffering artist has never appealed to me. Being here is suffering enough.” – William Eggleston
Came to the city for friends, but also for the crack.
Always pop ups on my mind.