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Contents for July 6, 2009

1. Nao Bustamante, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, June 19
2. Warren Neidich, FF Alumn, at The Drawing Center, NY, July 11
3. Kal Spelletich, FF Alumn, at Red Vic Theater, San Francisco, July 8-9
4. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Temescal Arts Center, July 10
5. Tobaron Waxman, FF Alumn in Canadian Dimension magazine, now online
6. Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumn, at Venice Biennale Internet Pavilion, thru Nov. 22
7. Dynasty Handbag, FF Alumn, at PPOW Gallery, NY, July 9, and more
8. Alice Hutchins, FF Alumn, at D’Amelio Terras Gallery, NY, thru Aug. 9
9. Alien Comic, FF Alumn, at Stuyvesant Cove Park, Manhattan, July 10
10. Nao Bustamante, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, July 12
11. Paul McMahon, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Club, Manhattan, July 12
12. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, new book release
13. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, in Cleveland, OH, July 10-12
14. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, at DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA, opening July 10
15. G. H. Hovagimyan, FF Alumn, at Postmasters Gallery, Manhattan, July 14
16.
Bob Goldberg, FF Alumn, at Cornelia Street Café, Manhattan, July 13

 

1. Nao Bustamante, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, June 19

The New York Times, June 19, 2009 The New Muse | Nao Bustamante
By Kevin McGarry

The multimedia performance artist Nao Bustamante has a knack for using her body in inventive ways. She once taped a bag of water around her head by the neck, “rescuing” herself from drowning for a risqué gallery performance; in 1992, she infiltrated “The Joan Rivers Show” in character as an exotic persona called Rosa invited to the program to share her experiences as an “exhibitionist,” in front of all of America’s unsuspecting viewers.

Her event tonight at the New Museum, “Silver and Gold,” combines film and performance, beginning with a rare screening of the outré filmmaker Jack Smith’s 1979 piece “I Was a Male Yvonne De Carlo.” The seminal work is followed by a new video by Bustamante over which she applies live dialogue and sound effects. In it, she is draped in gauzy robes as a kind of ballerina-beekeeper, wandering a verdant landscape at the height of a prodigious lilac harvest. Astray in the woods, she encounters a shimmering sartorial presence that inspires a feverish homage to Maria Montez, the 1940s Dominican film star — known as the Queen of Technicolor — and muse to Jack Smith.

“Silver and Gold” is tonight at the New Museum; doors open at 7 p.m.

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2. Warren Neidich, FF Alumn, at The Drawing Center, NY, July 11

Colloquium: The Power of Art
Saturday, July 11: 11am - 6pm

Organized by Warren Neidich, The Power of Art will center its discussions on the relationship between art and power, as well as a wider conception of the current ‘value’ of art. Internationally renowned philosophers, art historians, architects, poets, cultural critics and artists will assemble for this one-day event to address the power (or in many cases powerlessness) that art has to produce individual, social and cultural change, and will also investigate art’s influence on cultural aesthetics and the global economy.

Panelists include: Meena Alexander, Keller Easterling, Jonatan Habib Engqvist, Boris Groys, David Joselit, Alexis Knowlton, Warren Neidich, Susanne Neubauer, John Welchman, Sven-Olov Wallenstein, Bruce Wexler, and Laura Wexler.

SCHEDULE
Morning Session
Opening Remarks: 11:00- 11:10
Brett Littman - Executive Director of The Drawing Center
The Power of the Image in the Formation of the Cultural Imagination
11:10 -11:40 Laura Wexler, Pregnant Pictures
11:40-12:00 David Joselit, The Laws of Images
12:00-12-30 Boris Groys, Mass Culture. Phase 2
12:30-12:50 Jonatan Habib Engqvist, Long Live Degenerate Art!
12:50-1:20 Morning Panelist Discussion
Lunch 1:20-2:00
Afternoon Session
Art Poetics, Resisting Power and Powerlessness
2:00-2:30 Meena Alexander, Migrations of Sense: Traumatic Knowledge and the Poem
2:30-2:50 Alexis Knowlton, Intention Attention
2:50-3:10 Susanne Neubauer, Some Aspects on the Value of Non-Sustainability
3:10-3:40 John Welchman, Power, Piracy and the Bloody Flux

The Architectonics of Cultural Artifice and the Production of Brain/Mind/Spirit
3:40-4:10 Sven-Olov Wallenstein, The Invention of Aesthetics
4:10-4:40 Keller Easterling, Dispositions
4:40-5:10 Bruce Wexler, Plasticity, Intergenerational Struggle and Cultural Identity
5:10-5:30 Warren Neidich, Neuropower
5:00-6:00 Afternoon Panelist Discussion

ABOUT THE PANELISTS:

Meena Alexander is a poet and distinguished professor of English at Hunter College Graduate Center, CUNY. In her presentation, Migrations of Sense: Traumatic knowledge and the Poem she will discuss how poets reckon with the trauma associated with international migration and settlement.

Keller Easterling, Associate Professor at Yale University, presents Dispositions in which she discusses the longstanding though under-rehearsed project of using art to invoke action.

Jonatan Habib Engqvist, Curator at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden, draws on the thoughts of Georges Bataille and Michel Foucault in Long Live Degenerate Art!. He will juxtapose kitsch and degenerative art, connecting them to desire and political correctness.

Boris Groys presents Mass Culture. Phase 2, exploring the late 20th and 21st centuries as eras of mass artistic production. His presentation addresses new technology and image production and distribution, as well as a recent shift in the way in which art is identified as such. Boris Groys is a Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University, and the author of Artpower, MIT Press, 2008.

David Joselit presents The Laws of Images, asserting that images achieve power through their own “laws”, and at a certain point of saturation, become capable of generating their own copies. Joselit is Carnegie Professor of Art History at Yale University, where he has served as Department Chair from 2006-2009.

Berlin-based artist Alexis Knowlton will re-evaluate the term “intentionality” in Intention Attention. He addresses the role of the artist as primary producer who must cede authority as well as context to the middlemen involved in distribution and dissemination.

In Neuropower Warren Neidich will explore the power of Neoliberal Global Capitalism to sculpt the Neurorachitectonics of the brain during the early stages of life. He will also address how aesthetic production becomes a form of empowerment. A former Artist in Residence at the Center for Cognition, Computation and Culture at Goldsmiths College in London, Neidich has recently been appointed Visiting Scholar at TU Delft School of Architecture in The Netherlands.

Susanne Neubauer, former curator at the Museum of Art, Lucerne, Switzerland will present Some Aspects on the Value of Non-Sustainability, using examples of Lygia Clark, Channa Horwitz, and Paul Thek to address the idea of “non-sustainability” as a revised category for an artwork’s value within society. Neubauer is completing her dissertation on Documentary Strategies of the 1970s.

John Welchman, Professor of Modern Art History at U.C., San Diego, presents Power, Piracy, and the Bloody Flux. He will examine the Pirate Project of Paul McCarthy, arguing that the unique assemblage of astute historical reference, situational excess and allegorical finesse delivers us to another location in the matrix of art and power.

In The Invention of Aesthetics Sven-Olov Wallenstein will discuss "aesthetics" as a 17th century invention, asserting that its early stages of conception inform our modern idea of the aesthetic. Wallenstein is a Lecturer in Philosophy and Aesthetics at Sodertorn University, Sweden, and Editor-in-Chief of Site.

Bruce Wexler, Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, will present Plasticity, Intergenerational Struggle and Cultural Identity, which explores the unique ability of the human brain to alter and be altered by its own environment. This cyclical and dialectical relationship affects each generation over time, creating intergenerational struggles that form our cultural environment.

Laura Wexler presents Pregnant Pictures, addressing the issue of control over the iconography of pregnancy. She asks whether art has the power to provide a public sphere in which implicit prejudices about sexuality, reproductive technologies, and legal practice may be materialized and contested. Wexler is Professor of American Studies and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at Yale University, and Co-chair of the Women Faculty Forum.

The Drawing Center
35 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013
Tel: 212-219-2166
Fax: 212-966-2976

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3. Kal Spelletich, FF Alumn, at Red Vic Theater, San Francisco, July 8-9

A film I worked on, and am in, is showing at the Red Vic Theater on 1727 Haight Street, S.F., Ca. 94117. On Wednesday July 8 and Thursday July 9, 2009.

Before the 7PM and 9:20 screenings on Wednesday, in front of the theater, I will be conducting experiments with Harley Alchemy and........Jet propulsion!

Operating my Harley Davidson Throat Singers.

Playing July 8 & 9, 2009
Wed: 2:00, 7:00, 9:20
Thur: 7:00, 9:20
Mock Up On Mu
Dir. Craig Baldwin US 2008

A radical hybrid of sci-fi, spy, Western, and even horror genres, Craig Baldwin's Mock Up On Mu cobbles together a feature-length "collage-narrative" based on (mostly) true stories of California's post-War sub-cultures of rocket pioneers, alternative religions, and Beat lifestyles. Pulp-serial snippets, industrial-film imagery, and B- (and Z-) fiction clips are intercut with newly shot live-action material, powering a playful, allegorical trajectory through the now-mythic occult matrix of Jack Parsons (Crowleyite founder of the Jet Propulsion Lab), L.Ron Hubbard (sci-fi author turned cult-leader), and Marjorie Cameron (bohemian artist and "mother of the New Age movement"). Their intertwined tales spin out into a speculative farce on the militarization of space, and the corporate take-over of spiritual fulfillment and leisure-time. (110m:16mm-to-video)

 SPECIAL EVENT! Dir. Craig Baldwin and special guests, including master-mind machine artist Kal Spelletich and author Erik Davis will be present for Q&A on Wednesday. Kal Spelletich will unveil a kinetic sculpture in front of the theater before the 7:00 show!

 "...this new work hits your synapses like a cluster bomb, assailing your tremulous gray matter with a barrage of cinematic fragments (most recycled, some newly shot), miscellaneous rants and ruminations"––Manohla Dargis of the New York Times

Red Vic
http://www.redvicmoviehouse.com/show.php?pageid=807

MuVee site
http://www.othercinema.com/mu.html

Craig Baldwin
http://www.hi-beam.net/mkr/cb/cb-bio.html
MOCK UP ON MU, Craig Baldwin, 2008
16mm to digiBetaSP, 109 mins.

A radical hybrid of spy, sci-fi, Western, and even horror genres, Mu musters  the creative audacity—make that recklessness—to take up within its  absurdly impossible ‘collage-narrative’ agency the profoundly serious issue of the militarization of space. (Mostly) Based on historical fact—the occult rituals of 3 seminal figures in post-War California (JPL founder Jack Parsons, L.Ron Hubbard, and Marjorie Cameron)--newly-shot live-action footage is intercut with both fiction and non-fiction archival material to weave a dense, farcical tale of mind-control, subterranean intrigue, and aerospace speculation …and in pulp-serial form to boot!

http://kaltek.wordpress.com/

http://kaltek.org/

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4. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Temescal Arts Center, July 10

REALITY PLAYINGS:
experiments in experience/participation performance

Frank Moore, world-known shaman performance artist, will conduct improvised passions of musicians, actors, dancers, and audience members in a laboratory setting to create altered realities of fusion beyond taboos. Bring your passions and musical instruments and your senses of adventure and humor.

Other than that,
ADMISSION IS FREE! (But donations will be accepted.)

Friday, July 10, 2009
8pm

TEMESCAL ARTS CENTER
511 48th Street
Oakland, CA 94609-2058
For more information
Call: 510-526-7858
email: fmoore@eroplay.com
http://www.eroplay.com/events.html
http://www.temescalartscenter.org/

Upcoming performances in this series:
Saturday, August 22
Saturday, September 26
Saturday, October 24
Saturday, November 21

 "...He's wonderful and hilarious and knows exactly what it's all about and has earned my undying respect. What he's doing is impossible, and he knows it. That's good art...." L.A. Weekly

Resisting "the easy and superficial descriptions..., Moore's work challenges the consensus view more strongly in ways less acceptable than...angry tirades and bitter attacks on consumer culture." Chicago New City

"If performance art has a radical edge, it has to be Frank Moore." Cleveland Edition

"Transformative..." Moore "is thwarting nature in an astonishing manner, and is fusing art, ritual and religion in ways the Eurocentric world has only dim memories of. Espousing a kind of paganism without bite and aggression, Frank Moore is indeed worth watching." High Performance Magazine

"Surely wonderful and mind-goosing experience." L.A. Reader

Downloadable poster here:

http://www.eroplay.com/RealityPlayingsJULY2009.jpg

http://www.eroplay.com/events.html

In Freedom,
Frank Moore
www.eroplay.com
www.luver.com

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5. Tobaron Waxman, FF Alumn in Canadian Dimension magazine, now online

Tobaron Waxman, featured artist in Canadian Dimension magazine.

"As guest editors Shannon Bell, Noam Gonick and Dan Irving point out: 
“Queer gets its meaning and its politics from its oppositional relation to the norm. It is at odds with the normal, the dominant. To queer something is to disrupt it, to put it under scrutiny and to attempt to change it.” Expect some vital disruption from the Canadian Dimension queer issue."

http://canadiandimension.com/magazine/issue/july-august-2009/

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6. Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumn, at Venice Biennale Internet Pavilion, thru Nov. 22

Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumn, announces "Manhood Manifesto" in the Venice Biennale Internet Pavilion

Sonya Rapoport would like to announce a recent artwork: "Manhood Manifesto" in the WikipediaArt Remix Project in the Internet Pavilion at the Venice Biennale: 6 June 2009 to 22 November 2009.

In this project Sonya Rapoport was invited to contribute to Wikipedia Art's theoretical intervention in the the critique of authority on Wikipedia perpetrated by artists Scott Kildall and Nathaniel Stern.

Rapoport's intervention (viewable here as the original subversive version: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Manhood_Manifesto ; and here , as the documented form on WikipediaArt: http://www.wikipediaart.org/wiki/index.php?title=User:Manhood_Manifesto ) revisits for the second time, her original webwork "MAKE ME A MAN".

"MAKE ME A MAN", created in 1997, revealed the striking social similarities of gender antagonism between the cultures of the New Guinea Highlands and those of the West. Both civilizations are founded on the learned nurtured behavior of men at the expense and alienation of women.

In her first intervention she took Barack Obama as her subject, examining the many ways that his upbringing radically diverged from the process of man-making she investigated in "MAKE ME A MAN".

In this new artwork for the Venice Biennale she takes this idea one step further, both reframing the idea of "Biography of a Living Person" as defined by the Wikipedia as something fluid, culturally shaped and psychoanalytically described, as well as subverting the ideas of authority and truth upon which the Wikipedia is founded.

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7. Dynasty Handbag, FF Alumn, at PPOW Gallery, NY, July 9, and more

I'M FEELING LUCKY
THURSDAY JULY 9, 6:00 PM
P.P.O.W. GALLERY
511 W 25TH ST, ROOM 301, NEW YORK, NY 10013
Featuring Derrick Adams, Tyler Coburn, Dynasty Handbag, Justin Lieberman, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, and Mariah Robertson.
http://www.adhocvox.com/upcoming.html

and

Dynasty Handbag: Escape From The Family Home parts I and II
DH new full length show (in progresso)  ONE NIGHT ONLY! 
18th Annual HOT! Festival Queer Performance and Culture
Wednesday, July 15 at 8:00 and 10:00PM 
http://www.hotfestival.org/index.php?option=com_jcalpro&Itemid=1&extmode=view&extid=26
at Dixon Place
161 Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002
between Delancey and Rivington
J, M, Z, F, 6

 And

JULY 17th
8 PM at the Lab in San Francisco
with performance legend and my hero ANN MAGNUSON, FF Alumn,!!!!
http://www.thelab.org/events/371-25th-performance.html

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8. Alice Hutchins, FF Alumn, at D’Amelio Terras Gallery, NY, thru Aug. 9

Alice Hutchins in “Tables and Chairs” D’Amelio Terras Gallery, NY opening July 1

“Tables and Chairs,” D’Amelio Terras Gallery, 525 W 22nd St
New York, NY 10011, July 1-August 9, 2009
Featured in the group show, in the front room, is a selection of sculptures by Alice Hutchins. Spanning 40 years, Hutchins’ magnetic works foster a certain intimacy and interaction. They can be rearranged into infinite variations and Hutchins, who lives among her works, is constantly shifting them.  Her pieces are transformable, interactive works-a collaboration among the magnetic field, the art viewer and herself.

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9. Alien Comic, FF Alumn, at Stuyvesant Cove Park, Manhattan, July 10

Alien Comic at Citysol" on Friday, July 10 at 6:00-10:00 pm

Alien Comic at Citysol, Stuyvesant Cove Park, near Avenue C and 22nd Street, Manhattan
"One Night Only and Free"
Performance
Host: Solarone

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10. Nao Bustamante, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, July 12

Nao invites you to "Queer Legends" on Sunday, July 12 at 8:00pm.

Queer Legends
"Performance & Multi Media Extravaganza"
Host: Carmelita Tropicana
Sunday, July 12 at 8:00-9:00pm
DIXON PLACE
Manhattan

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11. Paul McMahon, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Club, Manhattan, July 12

Paul McMahon
SUNDAY JULY 12 AT 5 PM
I CHALLENGE POETRY TO A DUEL
I hope you can make it out to the BOWERY POETRY CLUB 308 Bowery $5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1o4iejG2DI

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=58810176  

http://www.metmuseum.org/special/se_event.asp?OccurrenceId={2051DF8B-82AA-4AA7-85BC-22F72DE7F10E}&HomePageLink=special_c2a

www.paulmcmahon.tv

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12. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, new book release

My book has arrived! (Published by EDGEWISE PRESS):

Towards an Immersive Intelligence: Essays on the Work of Art in the Age of Computer Technology and Virtual Reality
(1993-2006)

by Joseph Nechvatal

EDGEWISE PRESS, founded in 1995, is dedicated to publishing quality books with an emphasis on art, art criticism, aesthetics, philosophy, fiction and verse. It maintains editorial seats in New York and Paris

All of its books are first edition paperbacks, sewn, bound and printed in Turin, Italy, with a two-color front and backcover, with a black and white photograph of the author on the frontispiece.

Price of regular editions: $10.00 each.

Discount schedule: 2-4 books, 20% per title; 5 or more, 40% per title Add $2.00 for postage and handling for the first book and $.25 for each subsequent book. Add $1.00 N.Y. State Sales tax where applicable.

Make checks payable to EDGEWISE PRESS, INC., and mail to: Edgewise Press 24 Fifth Ave. No. 224 New York, N.Y. 10011 For further information contact Richard Milazzo, Howard Bates Johnson, or Joy L. Glass at epinc@mindspring.com  212-982-4818, or 212-982-1364 (fax).

Joseph Nechvatal
site:http://www.nechvatal.net

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13. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, in Cleveland, OH, July 10-12

TIM MILLER performs in CLEVELAND July 10-12  Hanna Theatre INGENUITY FESTIVAL

Hi Folks!
I'm totally excited about the CLEVELAND premiere of my fierce and funny new performance "LAY OF THE LAND". Ingenuity Festival in Cleveland July 10-12.
http://ingenuitycleveland.com/tim-miller
216-589-9444

Here's a great interview with me at Spangle Magazine.
http://www.spanglemagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=301:tim-miller&catid=40:theaterdance&Itemid=77

Also a big interview in this week's Ohio Gay People's Chronicle
http://www.gaypeopleschronicle.com/evenings_out/evenings_out.htm
Check out the rave review in the L.A. Times!

cheers, Tim
www.TimMillerPerformer.com

"Miller's LAY OF THE LAND enters territory as exhilarating as it is meaningful. Miller lays out his unapologetically renegade viewpoint with exemplary economy and sardonic humor. Marriage equality is the thematic undercurrent against which reminiscences of various activist and performance landmarks coalesce into something larger than the sum of their considerable parts. The final apotheosis stands high in Miller's canon, which, together with the overarching relevance, makes "Lay of the Land" a vivid, must-see achievement."

David Nichols, The Los Angeles Times

TIM MILLER
LAY OF THE LAND
Ingenuity Festival
Cleveland, OH
July 10-12
Hanna Theatre
Playhouse Square

216 5899444

LAY OF THE LAND is Tim Miller's saucy, sharp-knifed look at the State of the (Queer) American Union during a time of trial as CA and FL fight the anti-gay H8! Careening from his sexy misadventures performing in 45 States, to No on Prop 8 protests, to his jury duty anxiety, to choking on cheap meat caught in his 10 year old gay boy's throat, LAY OF THE LAND friskily gets at that feeling of gay folks being perpetually on trial, on the ballot, and on the menu! (See what having a tiny majority of your state invalidate 18,000 gay families' marriages will do!) LAY OF THE LAND is a "lay" in all kinds of ways: a sex-assignation, a queer citizenship map, and of course a narrative ballad with a recurrent refrain! (Miller's favorite way-down-the-list definition for "lay"!)

"Tim Miller sings that song of the self which interrogates, with explosive, exploding, subversive joy and freedom, the constitution and borderlines of selfhood. You think you don't need to hear such singing? You do! You must!”

Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America

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14. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, at DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA, opening July 10

July 10 - July 29
Jay Critchley, Peter Allen Hoffmann, Jeremy Kost, Andy Rosen

Please join us for the opening reception:
Friday, July 10, 7-10pm

DNA Gallery announces a new exhibition featuring Jay Critchley, Peter Allen Hoffmann, Jeremy Kost and Andy Rosen

July 10th - July 29th | Opening Reception: Friday, July 10, 7 - 10 pm

Provincetown artist Jay Critchley returns to DNA with a project that continues his evocative use of materials, political content and media scrutiny. The BIG TENT Theory - Yes We Can, taking its cue from President Obama, employs obscure disposable toilet seat covers fabricated into a site-sensitive tent installation, along with 100 days of the New York Times cover sections, each hand cut with the word "PIECE." "It's about elimination -- expelling the constipation in the body and body politic -- picking up the pieces, the disjointed fragments. Let's create the whole puzzle, one piece at a time," states the artist. The video juxtaposes the cut-through lettered gaps in the New York Times covers with video footage from each of the 100 days, mixed with Englebert Humperdinck's "Please Release Me, Let Me Go." Critchley"s recent projects include GLOBAL YAWNING for a Small Planet, and a mummified 1965 Chevy Impala in an abandoned Rhode Island mausoleum. His performance piece, 21 Gun Salute, will be featured at this Fall's Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival. He runs the Provincetown Swim for Life, set for September 12.

Philadelphia native Peter Allen Hoffmann presents a new series of oil paintings which investigate the intersection of historical method and modern consequence. Hoffmann uses the historical canon as a platform from which to launch humble, meticulous presentations perpetrated by subtle execution and precise attention to detail, recalling predecessors such as Gustave Corbet, Milton Avery and Arthur Dove. His work, as unapologetic as it is beautiful and sublime, exists outside of the fickle, brash confluences of New York City's high-speed art market. Proficiency of brushstroke and restrained, unobtrusive agility provide Hoffmann the tools to consummate his visionary explorations of site, landscape, and presentation.

Known in New York art circles as "the Polaroid artist", Jeremy Kost takes photographs using exclusively his "tried and true Polaroid cameras." Kost enjoys Warholian access to celebrities, their haunts and their hangers-on, catching subjects famous and not in glorious degrees of repartee and exhaustion. Eric C. Shiner describes Kost as a masterful cajoler, as he "melds with his surroundings by building trust with his subjects -- telling them with a smile or a nod that they are indeed the most beautiful of all." The ultimate lies of high-end photographic practice, from tricks of lighting to heavy airbrushing, are adamantly absent from Kost's spontaneous, unstaged work as "he seizes upon the integrity of the moment." Kost's evocations bring us to the actual, and concurrently realize we can never arrive.

Maine resident Andy Rosen's sculpture offers an immediate escape into a realm rich with imagination and the salvation of home. Rosen states, "I know that fantasy is probably a human construct to make the world and all its chaos easier to swallow. But what if escapism is our best quality?" His sculptures feature juxtapositions from the subconscious, placing the familiar next to itself in unfamiliar ways. Various iterations of the natural (and our fantasy of it) provide Rosen the necessary components for his work, from the cast of animals (owls, wolves, whales, humans) to the wood he chooses for material. Rosen's works remind us that fantasy is both fictional and actual, that paradox exists, that dreams are fueled by conflict.

For more information, please contact Nick Lawrence (Owner/Director), Phillip Dmochowski (Director) or Patrick Lovelace (Asst. Director) at 508.487.7700 or info@dnagallery.com.

DNA Gallery
288 Bradford St
Provincetown MA 02657
ph: 508.487.7700
fax: 508.487.7705
www.dnagallery.com
info@dnagallery.com

Hours: Daily, 11 am - 7 pm

Nick Lawrence [Owner/Director]
Phillip Dmochowski [Director]
Patrick Lovelace [Asst. Director]

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15. G. H. Hovagimyan, FF Alumn, at Postmasters Gallery, Manhattan, July 14

PLAZAVILLE - ONE NIGHT ONLY SCREENING

You're invited to a special one night only screening of Plazaville,Tuesday July 14th, 7-9pm, at Postmasters Gallery, 459 West 19th St.

Plazaville by G.H. Hovagimyan with Christina McPhee

Plazaville is a new media video artwork based on the classic 1965 movie Alphaville by Jean Luc Godard. It is a noir/sci-fi, "no budget" movie set in 21st Century New York City.  Plazaville is presented as a projection/installation piece. The scenes have been loaded onto a computer that continually re-assembles the movie in a random order (running  time 114 minutes).

Starring: George Spaeth as Lemme Caution and Lanna Joffrey as Natasha Von Braun Also featuring the following cast: Bryant Mason, Victoria Guthrie, Patrick Porter, Kate Kertez, Syrie Moskowitz, Thomas Hutchison, Scott Casper, Mark Keaton, Mitch Corber ,Kelly Howe, Juan Cardenas, John- Patrick Driscoll, Raphaele Shirley, Olga Lysenko and Carlos Maura, James Andrews, Edita Zulic, Megan Thomas, Colin Reynolds, Leesa Abahuni, Nicole Abahuni, Livia Stofka, Alan Moore, Maria Joao Salema, Lee Wells

Plazaville is a 2009 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site made possible with funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Special thanks to Magda Sawon & Tamas Banovich of Postmasters Gallery for this screening.

G.H. Hovagimyan
http://nujus.net/~gh/
http://artistsmeeting.org
http://turbulence.org/Works/plazaville

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16. Bob Goldberg, FF Alumn, at Cornelia Street Café, Manhattan, July 13

Our first Manhattan appearance in - well - we don't remember how long.

Le Nozze di Carlo: Gene Caprioglio, Paule Diamond, Bob Goldberg, Joel Darelius, with special guest Lionel Sanders!

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