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Contents for August 9, 2010
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1. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Gloria Holwerda-Williams, Ellen Kahn, FF Alumns, at Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, thru Aug. 15, and more.
2. Howardena Pindell, Roger Shimomura, FF Alumns, at Cuchifritos, Manhattan, opening Aug. 14
3. Grace Roselli, Carolee Schneemann, Nancy Spero, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at HP Gallery, Manhattan, opening August 4
4. Esther K. Smith, FF Alumn, at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR, Aug. 9-12, and more
5. Anna Banana, FF Alumn, at Open Space, Victoria, BC, Aug. 6-7
6. LuLu LoLo, FF Member, in Genoa, Italy, thru Aug. 29, and more
7. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, at DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA, thru Aug. 11
8. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, at Brik, Catskill, NY, opening Aug. 14
9. Michel Auder, FF Alumn, at Participant, Manhattan, extended thru Aug. 15
10. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, at Hotchkiss Library, Sharon, CT, thru Sept. 30
11. Kal Spelletich, FF Alumn, at Jack Hanley Gallery, Manhattan, thru Aug. 31
12. Arielle Falk, FF Alumn, at LZ Project Space, Manhattan, thru Aug. 21
13. Helene Aylon, FF Alumn, at Contemporary Jewish Museum, SF, Sept. 12
14. Anne Bean, Paul Burwell, Harry Kipper, Paul McCarthy, David Medalla, André Stitt, FF Alumns, at Dilston Grove, London, UK, Sept. 17-19
15. Isabelle Samaras, FF Alumn, at 941 Geary, San Francisco, CA
16. Gigi Otalvaro-Hormillosa, Pearl Ubungen, FF Alumns, at ODC, San Francisco, CA, August 21
17. Alan Sondheim, FF Alumn, publishes Deep Language
18. Dolores Zorreguieta, FF Alumn, now online at www.sheisanartist.com
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1. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Gloria Holwerda-Williams, Ellen Kahn, FF Alumns, at Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, thru Aug. 15, and more.

KENTLER INTERNATIONAL DRAWING SPACE
353 Van Brunt Street /(Red Hook) Brooklyn, NY 11231 usa #718.875.2098
info@kentlergallery.org / www.kentlergallery.org

The Kentler Flatfiles are traveling!

DEGREES OF DENSITY:
Selections from the Kentler Flatfiles

Curator: Marilyn Symmes, Director and Curator of the Morse Research Center for Graphic Arts, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

The 54 contemporary drawings by 29 artists represented in this exhibition prompt insights about fundamental aspects of nature as much as they exemplify what is possible in drawing. White. Black. Gradations of tone. A spectrum of light and color, ranging from brightness to dimness to brightness, marks time from hour to hour day and night. A single object, minute or large. Variations in scale. Clusters, masses. A colony of cells. Constellations in the universe. Systems of order versus disorder. Between emptiness and fullness, degrees of density characterize our perceptions of nature’s phenomena.

Artists: David Ambrose • Ernst Benkert •Hovey Brock • Stephanie Brody-Lederman •Karni Dorell • Elizabeth Duffy • Julie Gross •Molly Heron •John Himmelfarb • Gloria Holwerda-Williams • Richard Howe• Mary Judge • Ellen Kahn • Elise Kaufman•Nishijima Kazuhiro • Michael Kukla • Nancy Manter • Morgan O'Hara •Janell O'Rourke • Debra Pearlmen •Gelah Penn • Viviane Rombaldi Seppey •Claudia Sbrissa • Susan Schwalb • Robert Schwinger • Joel Sokolov • Emily Stern •Gosia Wlodarczak • Martin Zet

July 2 - August 15, 2010
ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER
Little Rock, Arkansas

October 19 - November 20, 2010
Columbus State University
Corn Center for the Visual Arts
Columbus, Georgia
Opening Reception:
October 19, 5:30 - 7:30pm

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2. Howardena Pindell, Roger Shimomura, FF Alumns, at Cuchifritos, Manhattan, opening Aug. 14

Asian American Arts Centre
in collaboration with
Cuchifritos: The Artists Alliance Project/Gallery Space
at Essex Street Market
presents
EIGHT ARTISTS: FROM THE AAAC ARCHIVE
Date: August 14 – September 11, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 14th, 4pm – 630pm
Artists: Charles Yuen, Dinh Q. Le , Dorothy Imagire, Eunjung Hwang, Howardena Pindell, Nancy Hom, Roger Shimomura, and, Sin-ying Ho.

In collaboration with the Artists Alliance Inc.(AAI) an AAAC (Asian American Arts Centre) exhibition entitled tentatively, "Eight Artists: from the Archive", will be installed in the Cuchifritos art gallery/project space located inside the Essex Street Market from August 14th - September 11th 2010.

This exhibition of Eight Artists from the Archive brings a few chosen artists to the public, focused on those presented in AAAC’s digital archive – artasiamerica.org. The best way to present a context for such art at Cuchifritos is through the presence of the digital archive. Making this resource available on site and demonstrating the ease of tapping into it. AAAC has been gathering its physical archive of images and documents of Asian American artists for over two decades, and a good portion of this resource is now online. Go to artasiamerica.org and/or come to the gallery and ask for a tour of it there.

Artists:
Dinh Q. Le is a fine arts photographer, best known for his woven-photographs. Growing up in Vietnam, Le watched his aunt weave grass mats. Lê used these memories of weaving as a metaphor for his hybridized identity. While Lê produced works in a myriad of different media, this inventive photo-weaving technique became the hallmark of his oeuvre. Deploying his photo-weaving technique, Le fused together iconic images of the war, from found and personal photographs, and film stills.

Dorothy Imagire’s work has addressed issues of Asian American identity through installations on the Japanese American concentration camp (history/family memory), and mixed Japanese American identity since 1989. Recently, she has explored Asian American female stereotypes through her vampire series and other "exotic" fetishes.

A Soho-styled slickness is not what Charles Yuen’s paintings are ever about. The influence of the New York art world feels distant; even someone like Francesco Clemente whose sensual figuration and Eastern leaning seem akin. What Yuen eschews is gorgeousness. It's not to say that his pictures aren't beautiful, but Yuen seems to be saying that too much attention to beautiful craft might lead viewers away from deeper meditations on tensions in every canvas, large or small. Informed by archetype, Yuen invites us to participate in ritual space.

Eunjung Hwang's work represents unique combinations of digital and physical form. Her projects start by creating a variety of characters derived from personal dreams and subconscious imagery. Fantasy narratives unfold as the characters act out their roles within a structure interwoven by dream logic. This method attempts to formalize a larger and more intangible narrative. The works are meant to be enjoyed like rhythmic structure of music rather than as a readable story.

Howardena Pindell, an African American artist with strong ties to Asia as well as being significantly influenced by Asia. Known for the wide variety of techniques and materials used in her artwork, Howardena Pindell has created abstract paintings, collages, "video drawings," and "process art." Her work explores texture, color, structures, and the process of making art; it is often political, addressing the issues of racism, feminism, violence, slavery, and exploitation.

Nancy Hom, a long time friend who began with the Asian American Movement in NY, giving direction for Kearney Street Workshop in San Francisco for many years, and evolving in her life and work to become active in the practice of American Buddhism

Roger Shimomura's paintings, prints, and theatre pieces address sociopolitical issues of Asian America and have often been inspired by diaries kept by his late immigrant grandmother for 56 years of her life. Sing Yin Ho, a ceramicist from Hong Kong who uses historical and new digital images in her work, referencing a global culture emerging from the collision of East and West.

The tours and presentations will welcome students, educators and general public to Cuchifritos and the Lower East Side; introducing visitors to the neighborhood that AAAC calls its new home. We will be available to give tours and answer questions from the public, as well as the press. Tours will include local available highlights such as Ming Fay mosaic tile art in the Delancey Subway Station, located underneath the Essex Street Market. Cuchifritos is located in the market, which is located within the same city block as AAAC office space, which houses our physical archive.

*Opening reception will be accompanied with live music by 7 Tier Tien and complimentary food & drink. Come and join us!

Asian American Arts Centre is now located in the Lower East Side:
111 Norfolk Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10002.
Office Hours: Mon - Thurs 1230pm - 6pm
Tel: 212.233.2154 Email: aaacinfo@artspiral.org
Website: www.artspiral.org Digital Archive: www.artasiamerica.org

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3. Grace Roselli, Carolee Schneemann, Nancy Spero, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at HP Gallery, Manhattan, opening August 4

Grace Roselli, Carolee Schneemann, Nancy Spero, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, in "Woman in the 21st Century" at HP Gallery, opening Wednesday, August 4, 6 -
9 PM, 580 Eighth Avenue at 38th Street.

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4. Esther K. Smith, FF Alumn, at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR, Aug. 9-12, and more

Purgatory Pie Press Aug 2010 - Northwest Tour!
Dikko Faust & Esther K Smith, author of HOW TO MAKE BOOKS, MAGIC BOOKS & PAPER TOYS and THE PAPER BRIDE
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER for Portland, Oregan workshops:
Monday, August 9-Thursday, August 12 | 10am-4pm
Pacific Northwest College of Art
1241 NW Johnson St., Portland, OR 97209 [Map] o 503.226.4391

Instant Artist Books Workshop with Esther K. Smith
Make books for fun, fame and profit.
register now
Experimental Letterpress with Dikko Faust
Fit it on the letterpress and we will print it!
register now

Friday, August 13, 2010 | 4-6pm
Opening Reception (Hands-on participator book demo)
Purgatory Pie Press Exhibition: Magic Books & Paper Toys
August 1 - October 1Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound
1500 N. Warner St, Tacoma, WA. 98416-1021
http://www.pugetsound.edu/library

Seattle Center for Book Arts
Saturday + Sunday, August 14-15 | 10am-4pm

Magic Books and Paper Toys with Esther K. Smith
Amaze your friends with an array of tricky book forms from a myriad of traditions: hexaflexagons, magic wallets, simple pop-ups, origami-based forms, exquisite corpses, animations, jewelry books, etc. Learn these easy structures, making quick models, and then finishing them, embellishing with your favorite stamps, collage materials, stickers, buttons and beads.

register now

PurgaColor© and Other Secrets of Purgatory Pie Press -
Printmaking on the Letterpress with Dikko Faust
PurgaColor and other printmaking secrets of Purgatory Pie Press Revealed! Explore letterpress as a printmaking medium. Learn to edition painterly techniques such as feathering, collagraph, colorization. Make texture and collage plates--- type high is the only rule! "IF IT FITS ON THE PRESS WE WILL LETTERPRESS IT. EVERYTHING THAT FITS, WE PRINT!"

Don't miss this special opportunity to learn from a true leader and innovator in the letterpress movement, Dikko Faust of Purgatory Pie Press.
register now

Monday, August 16 | 7pm
Book signing and free hands-on event:..
Ravenna Third Place Books
6504 20th Ave NE
Seattle, WA, 98115
ravenna.thirdplacebooks.com
ph. (206) 525-2347

www.PurgatoryPiePress.com
"Their House is a Museum" EKSmithMuseum.com

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5. Anna Banana, FF Alumn, at Open Space, Victoria, BC, Aug. 6-7

Celebrating 40 years of "Fooling around with A. Banana" - Friday, Aug. 6, 7-11 pm

You are cordially invited to join the once-Town Fool of Victoria (Aug. 1971-72), in her latest incarnation, Dr. Anna Freud Banana of the Specific Research Institute, to celebrate her beginnings in Victoria, and to assist with her 2-year investigation into the TRUE meaning of WHAT ART IS.

At 7pm, she will spell out her question But, is it Art? in Bananas in Bastion Square, share a celebratory toast to her banana mentor, and ask all present to complete her research questionnaire. After 8 pm you’ll find her at the other venues in the Art Crawl, continuing to collect responses on her questionnaire. (Map and details of sites from the Art Crawl organizers at Open Space.) Those who complete her survey/questionnaire, will be awarded membership cards in the FBI (Feral Bureau of Instigation). A full report on her findings will be released to Open Space and the media within a week or two of the event.

Following her year-long stint as Victoria’s Town Fool, Banana moved to San Francisco, spending the following eight years creating interactive public events such as the Banana Olympics ('75) and performances of Futurist and Dada scripts with the Bay area DADAists in San Francisco, points north and south in California, and throughout Europe in ‘78.

After producing the Banana Olympics at Bear Creek Park for the Surrey Art Gallery in 1980 she moved back to Vancouver. In 2000, she curated the exhibit The Popular Art of Postal Parody at Open Space from her collection of postage-like stamps by artists. Through her mail-art connections, she toured Europe again in 86, 99, 03, with Proof Positive Germany is Going Bananas, and most recently ‘09 with her But is it Art? research project which she presented in Rome, Cararra, Gent, Minden, Berlin, Annaberg, Budapest, Bremen and Alborg. Her interactive events poke gentle fun at authorities and the status quo, engaging her audiences in the process. Dr. Banana will be available for interviews at Open Space between 3 and 5 pm Thursday, August 5, or by phone/email at her home in Roberts Creek/Sunshine Coast at 604-885-7156

For further information, please contact Open Space at 250-383-8833

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6. LuLu LoLo, FF Member, in Genoa, Italy, thru Aug. 29

LuLu LoLo in exhibitions Genoa, Italy and Belfast, Northern
Ireland:
MUSEUM ALL-OVER
June 4-August 29
John Erickson Museum of Art: Next Chapter and Raccolte Frugone (Museum) Genoa, Italy

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7. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, at DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA, thru Aug. 11

DNA Gallery presents its first featured show of the 2010 season, grouping four artists who happen to share a remarkable poetic and political sensibility, which arguably is unmatched among New England-based artists working today.

Jay Critchley explores the underside of gay Provincetown (and global) life and ritual in his new series "Maskuerade Ball Project" subtitled "Insurgent Bodies" - deft photographic portraits and sculpture delving into identity and anonymity, sadomasochism and desire. This exhibition coincides with a "Maskuerade" theme party at P'town's A-House on opening night. Critchley is renowned equally as a political activist and artist, working in the area for thirty years. He Recently traveled with projects to Buenos Aires and Bogota, and most recently finished a residency in Oregon where he debuted this new installation . Other projects featured @ DNA and in Provincetown in the past have included: The Old Glory Condom Corp, The Blessed Virgin Rubber Goddess, and the International Re-Rooters Society. Critchley is the founder of the long-running Aids and community benefit Swim For Llfe; he has produced and directed the award-winning indy film "Toilet Treatments"; created the Septic Theatre; and last year's big Tent for Obama @ DNA. His wicked sense of humor, irony and ebullient spirit make him an artist one must constantly and certainly watch - so expect the unexpected. Next winter Jay will be featuring a new installation at Freight+Volume, DNA's sister gallery in NYC.

Mary Behrens, an original long-standing DNA artist returning to the fold this summer, presents a group of acrylic paintings on archival paper entitled "Jackie's Suit and other Memories", continuing the strong personal and political themes of her earlier photographic-based work and using a range of art historical, as well as pop culture images. The new series incorporates pictures from the fateful day in 1963 when JFK and Jackie disembarked from Air Force One at Love Field in Dallas, en route to Dealy Plaza. Behrens says of her work: "While I use photo images as a base, I consider myself a mixed media painter. As source material for these paintings, I use photographs from the public domain—some well known, others obscure. While respecting the image’s original context, I am also claiming it as personal. I am interested in disorienting a viewer; not for its own sake, but rather as a means to refresh memory, whether historical, cultural, or even personal. I like how the indefinite marks, and the labor of my painting, offset the mechanical and traditional aspects of making a photograph. I am interested in the idea of creating a kind of hand-crafted screen through which to look into a (often historically resonant) photograph." Now based in York, Maine, Behrens divides her time between the studio and her marriage in Canada; this "dual citizenship" manifests itself in many strong and striking ways. Her color sense is sublime, albeit mysterious; her polychromed studies of family and memory, nostalgia and loss, are haunting indeed. A former Fine Arts Work Center fellow, Behrens has won many awards and residencies both in the US and abroad.

Peik Larsen, currently on the faculty at Provincetown's Fine Arts Work Center, and a former adjunct professor for of printmaking for over 20 years at Harvard University, is one of the pre-eminent landscape painters and printmakers in the country. In addition to over 15 years of exhibiting at DNA, Peik has featured his monotypes and elegant artist books (including the Tuscan Sketchbook, Sanctuary, Shades of Home, Landscape and other collaborations with the preeminent poet Samina Querashi) at F+V in NY, and numerous art fairs around the world. He is also the recipient of multiple international awards and residencies. His newest series of monotypes continues his exploration of the Banyan tree, it's fluidity and ability to be lyrically conveyed through the media of watercolor and etching. Larsen began this exploration in 2003 with a series of etchings for the artist’s book, Sanctuary. He writes,"The many-sided layers in these current pieces reference the compression of many related pages in that book. Banyans are large, sprawling trees, which sometimes cover up to two acres of land with their extensive branching and above ground root systems. Walking through these trees is like navigating a massive underwater reef. The iconography of elements such as tree or water remain as important as the qualities of space, light and energy. The transparencies enable the necessary shift between figurative and abstract narrative."

Finally, Sarah Lutz, fresh on the heels of her highly-lauded solo exhibition in Chelsea, NY this past spring, presents a dazzling series of lush new abstract paintings, as well as a new portfolio of powerful monotypes which she produced in Brooklyn, NY with master printer Marina Ancona, of Ten Grand Press. Lohin-Geduld Gallery in NYC states: "Lutz is an artist who thoroughly enjoys the visceral pleasures of oil painting. Her...colorful surfaces ooze with rich impasto and translucent shimmering glazes. The sensuality of Lutz’s paint handling puts the viewer in a subjective and participatory position by creating a cornucopia of physical and mental sensations. What is seen during this synesthetic experience is a phantasmagoria of squiggles, pile-ups, blobs and drips that suggest a primordial hothouse where all manner of cross-pollinations occur. Lutz has cited sources ranging from Venetian chandeliers to the experience of snorkeling as part of her studio discourse, and one can sense the thrill of discovery as she ventures through these opulent and animated realms". Lutz divides her time between NYC's West Village and Truro, painting and raising two wonderful daughters with her husband John also an artist. She has exhibited in Connecticut, NYC, and for many years at DNA. Her virtuosity in paint is no secret to the cognoscenti of the Provincetown and NY art scenes.

For further information and images from this show, please contact Nick Lawrence or Eric Webster by email at info@dnagallery.com, or by phone @ 508-487-7700.

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8. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, at Brik, Catskill, NY, opening Aug. 14

BRIK 473 Main St., Catskill NY 12414
Curated by Richard Timpiero
Opening Reception: Sat., Aug 14 4-9PM
Aug 14 - Sept 19, 2010

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9. Michel Auder, FF Alumn, at Participant, Manhattan, extended thru Aug. 15

KEEPING BUSY: AN INACCURATE SURVEY OF MICHEL AUDER

Exhibition extended – new hours:

Friday-Sunday, noon-7pm – through August 15

PARTICIPANT INC, in conjunction with Zach Feuer Gallery and Newman Popiashvili Gallery, is pleased to present KEEPING BUSY: AN INACCURATE SURVEY OF MICHEL AUDER, a solo exhibition by pioneering video artist Michel Auder. This multi-venue survey will coincide with a weeklong encore screening of The Feature (2008), directed by Auder and Andrew Neel, at Anthology Film Archives in New York; and a rare screening of Van’s Last Performance (1972) at Volume2 in Los Angeles.

Zach Feuer Gallery will exhibit two seminal works - The Games: Olympic Variations (1984) and Rooftops and Other Scenes (1996) - in addition to an installation of recent works by Auder, organized by the artist Kate Levant. Both The Games and Rooftops feature techniques and interests that Auder revisits throughout his career. In The Games, Auder’s aborted trip to the Seattle Olympics initiates his exploration into appropriation from television whereas in Rooftops, Auder, using his camera as a voyeuristic tool, provides intimate portrait of his neighbors.

Five monitors will screen a series of recent vignettes at Newman Popiashvili. These superimposed videos mix images shot from mobile phones and underwater devices, along with footage from Auder’s handheld camera. The videos will be screened one at a time with the images moving from one monitor to the next. A recurring image of a sleeping woman becomes the backdrop for more dreamlike images of wolves, rabbits, water, and children. Newman Popiashvili will also exhibit Auder’s 2009 Heads of the Town, a slower-paced, intimate view of torsos in various states, at school, smoking, eating, and gazing off into the abyss.

A cinematic installation at PARTICIPANT INC will include feature-length works from the late ‘60s onward, presented as a large-scale projection with seating and sound, encouraging visitors to spend time with a rotating schedule of durational works including Keeping Busy, A Coupla White Faggots Sitting Around Talking, Chasing the Dragon, Cleopatra, and Chelsea Girls with Andy Warhol.As well, an installation of silent video loops throughout the gallery will serve as index to the range of works on view.

Michel Auder was born in Soissons, France and works in Brooklyn, NY. He has been working in video since the inception of the Sony Portapak around 1968. Recent exhibitions and screenings include the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. His work was included in exhibitions such as the 5th Berlin Biennial, the Athens Biennial, Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland and solo exhibitions at Cubitt, London and at Krabbesholm, Skive, Denmark. He will have a solo museum exhibition at Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden in September 2010.

Zach Feuer Gallery
June 24 - August 13, 2010
Opening reception: Thursday, June 24, 6-8 PM
530 West 24th street, New York, NY 10011
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10-6
Zachfeuer.com

Newman Popiashvili Gallery
June 24 - August 13, 2010
Opening reception: Thursday, June 24, 6-8 PM
504 West 22nd street, New York, NY 10011
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Friday, 11-6
Npgallery.com

PARTICIPANT INC's exhibitions are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

PARTICIPANT INC’s projects are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

PARTICIPANT INC receives generous support from the Harriett Ames Charitable Trust; Bloomberg; The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston; Foundation 20 21; Foundation for Contemporary Arts; Gesso Foundation; The Daniel M. Neidich and Brooke Garber Foundation; Peter Norton Family Foundation; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; an anonymous donor of the Community Foundation of Abilene; FRIENDS of PARTICIPANT INC; numerous individuals; and Materials for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs/NYC Department of Sanitation/NYC Department of Education.

PARTICIPANT INC is located at 253 East Houston Street, between Norfolk and Suffolk Streets on the LES. Subway: F/V to Second Avenue, Allen Street exit or JMZ to Essex/Delancey.

www.participantinc.org

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10. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, at Hotchkiss Library, Sharon, CT, thru Sept. 30

August 2nd - September 30th, 2010
Opening reception Sunday August 8th, 4-6
Wine and cheese will be served
For further information call 860-364-5041 or visit www.hotchkisslibrary.org
The Hotchkiss Library is located on the Green in Sharon
Featuring works from
Michael Ballou
Deborah Brown
Peggy Cyphers
Dan Devine
Duncan Hannah
Brece Honeycutt
KK Kozik
Colleen McGuire
James Meyer
Marilla Palmer
Jackie Saccoccio
Katia Santibañez
Robin Tewes
Austin Thomas
James Welling
Sandy Winters
Geoffrey Young

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11. Kal Spelletich, FF Alumn, at Jack Hanley Gallery, Manhattan, thru Aug. 31

COSMICISM AND CONTEMPORARY FORESTRY
>From Northern California
at THE JACK HANLEY GALLERY
Opening: Thursday, August 5, 2010 6-9PM
136 watts street.new york, ny 10013. 646 918 6824. jackhanley.com

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=135871463119288&ref=mf
http://www.jackhanley.com/upcoming.php?site=ny
videos:
http://www.youtube.com/user/namlak#p/a/u/0/1TEhvuzD_YQ

http://kaltek.org/

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12. Arielle Falk, FF Alumn, at LZ Project Space, Manhattan, thru Aug. 21

Listed on the front page of NY Magazine online Arts Section!!:
http://nymag.com/arts/art

Arielle Falk // Lego My Ego
July 29 – August 21, 2010
Reception: July 30, 7 - 9 pm
LZ Project Space (164 Suffolk St. btw/ Stanton & Houston Sts.)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
contact: info@nystudiogallery.com

LZ Project Space is pleased to present Lego My Ego, the first solo exhibition of work by Arielle Falk. In this show, Falk introduces sculptures and photographs that continue her exploration of relationships between human (subject) and object. This relationship has been a recurring theme in her video work.

"I can feel myself under the gaze of someone whose eyes I do not see, not even discern."
- Jacques Lacan, Seminar One

Falk presents a series of handmade sculptural objects, SUNGLASSES FOR THE FACE, which are designed to obscure the features of one’s face, and therefore, the identity and ego (self) of the wearer. They serve to defend against a double gaze; the nonspecific, generalized gaze of the other and the self-conscious, inward directed gaze of the ideal-ego (one’s image of their perfect self) as defined by Freud and Lacan.

In this work, Falk proposes that within the face lies the heart of the ego: "The face, due to its’ expressive nature, allows others to not only identify and categorize who we are, but also to access information about what we are thinking and feeling at all times. Removing these elements provides a sort of freedom that has become increasingly unattainable in our Facebook-centric age, an age in which people have internalized the logic of the surveillance state and are eager to open their lives for the inspection of others. The SUNGLASSES FOR THE FACE short-circuit the co-symmetry of the face-to-face encounter; the wearer becomes a cipher and their mood, their status becomes unknowable. These objects, which mask identity and expression, reclaim both the private physical and emotional spaces of the individual." (Equivalent to a Kevlar vest for the identity, they can also provide protection from the now ubiquitous, surveilling eye of CCTV and face scanning technology).

The accompanying photographs, self-portraits in which Falk appears against a dirty studio wall wearing (activating) each set of sunglasses, are performative acts in themselves. The raw quality of these captured moments, in which she appears in varying degrees of dishevelment, imply a battle or confrontation between the artist and the objects (and what they represent).

Arielle Falk, born 1983 in Washington DC, is a Brooklyn, NY based artist working in video, performance, and sculpture. She received her BA in Arts in Context (Concentration in Performance Studies) from Eugene Lang College (NYC) in 2007 and has since then exhibited her work both internationally and nationally in galleries and festivals in London, Zurich, Greece, Canada, New Zealand, New York City and elsewhere in the United States. Venues include P.P.O.W Gallery, Envoy Enterprises, NY Studio Gallery, Cuchifritos Gallery, BolteLang Gallery, Movement Research at Judson Church, Art in Odd Places Pedestrian Festival, Antimatter Underground Film Festival, and Festival Miden. She is a 2010 Franklin Furnace Fundwinner and is currently working on a large-scale public performance piece that will be presented in the Spring of next year. For more information, please visit: http://www.ariellefalk.com.

LZ Project Space is managed by the NY Studio Gallery and is located at 164 Suffolk Street between Stanton and Houston Streets, a few blocks from the Delancey - Essex subway station (F, J, M, Z). Gallery hours are Thursdays through Saturdays, 12 - 6 pm or by appointment. Please call 212-627-3276 or email info@nystudiogallery.com for more information.

LZ Project Space
164 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002
www.LZprojectspace.com

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13. Helene Aylon, FF Alumn, at Contemporary Jewish Museum, SF, Sept. 12

Helène Aylon - Installation and Panel

Installation "All Rise" is an imaginary feminist court, as a "House" of 3 women judges.

Panel, "All Rise: Women and the Law", Helène Aylon with celebrity writer, Ayelet Waldman on Sunday, September 12, 2pm

Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street (across from SFMoMA)
San Francisco, California

For info: heleneaylon@aol.com
www.HelèneAylon.com

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14. Anne Bean, Paul Burwell, Harry Kipper, Paul McCarthy, David Medalla, André Stitt, FF Alumns, at Dilston Grove, London, UK, Sept. 17-19

Matt’s Gallery presents
TAPS: Improvisations with Paul Burwell
at Dilston Grove(1) Southwark Park, London se16 2ua
17–19 September 2010 t (020) 8983 1771
Press release
www.mattsgallery.org e info@mattsgallery.org

Friday Continuous film screening 2–7pm. Performances by Melissa Castagnetto 7pm, Oren Marshall & Steve Noble 8pm, Yol 9pm

Saturday Continuous film screening 2–7pm. Performances by Shaun Caton 2–7pm, William Cobbing 7pm, Kaffe Matthews 8pm, Juneau Projects 9pm

Sunday Continuous film screening 2–7pm. Intermittent performance by Ryuzo Fukuhara 2–7pm. Sunday closing view with final event including performance by Ansuman Biswas 6–8pm.

Paul Burwell was infamous for his exuberant fusions of fine-art installation, percussion and explosive performance. He was a staunch advocate of, and passionate participant in, all forms of experimental art. TAPS: Improvisations with Paul Burwell, realised by Anne Bean, Robin Klassnik and Richard Wilson embodies his prolific practice. Over the course of three days TAPS will combine film, installation and performance, portraying layers of interpretation from more than 80 invited collaborators, in response to Burwell’s poem ‘Adventures in the House of Memory’. The poem arose from improvisations by Anne Bean and Paul Burwell in preparation for William Burroughs’s Final Academy at Ritzy, London in 1982, where improvised words were written on huge sheets of flash paper which were ignited as they were sung. The poem was the last recorded Burwell work two months before he died in 2007. The body of collaborators, including Stephen Berkoff, Evan Parker, Rose English and Paul McCarthy, have responded to the poem by each creating a short film or audio work as a new collaboration for, about or ‘with’ Burwell. Fragments of each collaborator’s film or audio work, now make a collective totem in a two screen, one hour composite film interpreted and editedby Anne Bean and Chris Bishop. This resulting work resonates with the poem’s innate episodic chronicles, as slivers interleaf together, and runs continuously throughout each day. The film is shown as part of a screen installation constructed by Richard Wilson. By adding its own sounds and actions, this structure becomes a part player in the final act of the last evening, during a performance by Ansuman Biswas.

Live performances(2) form another layer of exploration, echoing the sense of inter-connectivity created by the installation. Each performer encompasses a practice that reflects the context and ethos in which Burwell worked, improvising within the framework of the poem, film, installation and space at Dilston Grove. The performances will take place at various times during the event.

Each collaborator’s original film or audio work(3) will be available in full online through Vimeo from September, a link for which can be accessed through Matt’s Gallery website www.mattsgallery.org A publication with an essay by David Toop and drawings by Paul McCarthy, published by Matt’s Gallery, will be available free to visitors

throughout the event.
TAPS is supported by a Legacy: Thinker in Residence Award to Anne Bean. Legacy is a collaboration between the Live Art Development Agency and Tate Research, financially assisted by Arts Council England and the Live Art Development Agency. Legacy acknowledges the outstanding bodies of work of two artists who have influenced the development of the Live Art field by supporting them to think about the legacies of performance in art historical contexts and examine the processes and challenges of archiving live work. The Legacy recipients are Anne Bean and Tim Etchells. Further information http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk

Anne Bean is an Artsadmin artist.
A large print version of this document is available on request.
For further information or visual material please contact Matilda Strang
at Matt's Gallery
(1) Dilston Grove is at the Southwest corner of Southwark Park
Train: Canada Water, Jubilee & Overground
lines
Bus: 1, 47, 188, 225, 381, C10, P12
(2) Live performers
Ansuman Biswas | Melissa Castagnetto
| Shaun Caton | William Cobbing
| Ryuzo Fukuhara | Juneau
Projects | Oren Marshall & Steve
Noble | Kaffe Matthews | Yol
(3) Composite film, contributing
artists Mark Anderson with Nick
Sales & Jony Easterby | Anne Bean |
Steve Beresford* | Steven Berkoff |
Ansuman Biswas & Mary Genis |
Borbetomagus: Don Dietrich, Donald
Miller & Jim Salter | Brian Catling |
Shaun Caton | Trace Collective: Phil
Babot, Lee Hassall, Eddie Ladd, Tony
Schwensen & André Stitt | Mike
Cooper | Viv Corringham* | Lol Coxhill*
| Kim Creighton | Peter Cusack
| Terry Day | Peter Davey | Hermine
Demoriane | Sean Dower | Max
Eastley* | David Ellis & Lee Merrill |
Rose English | Susanna Ferrar* |
Simon Finn | Chris Gladwin | Adalet
Garmiany | Brian G Gilson | Charlie
Hooker | Sylvia Hallett* | Martin von
Haselberg aka Harry Kipper | P Jeck
& Mary Prestidge | Jacky Lansley &
Fergus Early | Lurca | Paul McCarthy
| John McKeon | Ashleigh Marsh |
Kaffe Matthews | Dan Maurer |
David Medalla with Guy Brett, Alma
Tischler & Marko Steponova | Gioia
Meller Marcovicz | Phil the Messenger
| Hugh Metcalfe | Phil Minton &
Roger Turner* | Charlie Morrissey |
Rev Nagase | Miyako Narita | Maggie
Nicols* | Steve Noble | Hannah
O’Shea | Marega Palser | Evan
Parker | Brian Routh aka Harry
Kipper | Tom Recchion | Carlyle
Reedy | Rembrandt | Kirsten
Reynolds with The London Dirthole
Company | Ezra Rubenstein | Elliott
Sharp | Brown Sierra: Paddy Collins
& Pia Gambardella | Anna Thew |
Alan Tomlinson* | David Toop | Toy
Killers | Harald Uccello FoTyArT ORG
| Patricia Wells | Mimi Westernhagen
| Aaron Williamson* | Richard
Wilson with William Raban & David
Cunningham | Marie Yates | Yol |
z’ev*
*Filmed by Helen Petts

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15. Isabelle Samaras, FF Alumn, at 941 Geary, San Francisco, CA

941 Geary is proud to be exhibiting a new painting by Isabel Samaras as part of As They See It, a group exhibition composed of works that are concentrated in realism and figurative representation. As They See It aims to reflect an evolutionary trend in contemporary art and the growing momentum of conceptually challenging works with increasingly advanced use of media. This exhibition offers an exceptional collection of works that seek to incorporate a deeper exploration of mediums and technique.

The exhibition features works by Kevin Cyr, Jessica Hess, Shawn Barber, Aaron Nagel, Eric White, Robert Burden, Coro, Dave Schubert, Jonathan Darby, Morgan Slade, Pedro Matos, Akira Beard, Danny Heller, Michael Forbes, Adam Caldwell, Scott Hove, and Derek Weisberg.

A pioneer exhibition space, 941GEARY is dedicated to artists and projects of cultural distinction that contribute to the landscape of contemporary art. The 3,000 square foot converted warehouse offers a platform for artists to implement the environment to further enhance their vision, offering viewers a heightened experience of their work. 941 Geary St., San Francisco, CA 94109. 415-931-1500. www.941geary.com

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16. Gigi Otalvaro-Hormillosa, Pearl Ubungen, FF Alumns, at ODC, San Francisco, CA, August 21

Choreographer/Cultural Activist pearl ubungen will be in residence at ODC/SF Theater this August and will perform a new work-in-progress:

Queen of Broken Hearts

This new work features Cria Merchant, Margit Galanter, Kara Davis, Gigi Otalvaro-Hormillosa (a.k.a. the devil bunny), Otter Cushing and Janine Trinidad -all exceptional movement artists who have worked with pearl ubungen and/or her company Pearl Ubungen Dancers and Musicians at some time over the past 17 years.

Music composed by Gabe Celestino Higgins and ubungen's longtime collaborator, San Francisco -based percussionist/composer and former Musical Director of Pearl Ubungen Dancers and Musicians, Randy Odell will accompany live!

Additionally, the evening also features the amazing Jesselito Bie of Steamroller fame!

One Night Only!
Saturday August 21, 2010
8pm

TICKETS:
$15
Online Sales Coming Soon!
415.863.9834 (2-5 pm Wed-Sat)

LOCATION:
ODC Dance Commons
351 Shotwell Street
San Francisco, CA
http://odcdance.org/performance.php?param=34

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17. Alan Sondheim, FF Alumn, publishes Deep Language

Deep Language, by Alan Sondheim, Salt Publishing, 2010

Salt Publishing has just brought out my Deep Language; the URL is

http://www.saltpublishing.com/books/smp/9781844718030.htm

Please consider ordering this; it's inexpensive, and helps support Salt. If you don't want the book, please check out the publisher's other listings - Salt is one of the few independent companies who are not publish-on-demand; their books are found in bookstores, there are review copies, and so forth. They really need your support; they have a number of wonderful writers, and their paperbacks are high quality. Salt is at http://www.saltpublishing.com/ and they are very cool.

Deep Language,

Alan Sondheim

EAN13: 9781844718030 ISBN: 9781844718030 Author: Alan Sondheim Title:
Deep Language Series: Salt Modern Poets Audience: General/trade
Publisher: Salt Publishing Pub date: 30-Jul-10 Extent: 260pp Height:
246 mm Width: 189 mm Thickness: 15 mm Weight: 390 gms Supplier:
Gardners Books Supplier: Ingram Book Group Supplier: Inbooks (James
Bennett) Availability: NP Price: GBP 12.99 Price: USD 16.95 Rights:
World

PAPERBACK / SOFTBACK

20% off at the UK Bookstore! 12.99 10.39

20% off at the US Bookstore! $16.95 $13.56

Short description/annotation: A series of short texts or poems that revel in structured and unstructured language, with all the gaps and excitement that happens when language is stressed to the limit.

Main description: In Sondheim.s Deep Language, writing detours through digital and other media, returning with new forms and genres, new ways of thinking philosophy, the body, religion, and everything else. This is a series of poems that revel in structured and unstructured language, with all the gaps and excitement that happens when language is stressed to the limit.

These pieces cohere, interrelate, interpenetrate; they develop the concept of deep language in any number of fascinating ways, ranging from intuitive writing to the use of scripts, code, and programming to elucidate hidden meanings . where none may have existed before.

Excerpt from book:

bunnies

the bunnies made strange calls, odd calls, gruntings, not the thumpings
but the gruntings - ..I say. .there is a chair.. . Wittgenstein in
translation . right over the other lupus. ears, just like that! .->:anyway
the rabbits did this five or six times in a row and it seemed fairlyclear
they were playing and right in front of us in the middle of the night.
Honestly, you should have seen them! I never saw such a thing! I never
knew rabbits could do such a thing! .Do not try to analyse your own inner
experience.. - Wittgenstein in translation -:i pucker my lips constantly
in the absence of the shakuhachi. i know its murmuring burbling abbling
brook. now i.m at a loss, having transformed bAbbling into something else
entirely . in any case, when i die, these three instruments will huddle in
a maddening corner, bubbling with mournful murmuring cries . .Not it.s
looking like him.. - Wittgenstein in translation . ]]] here is a space.
the one rabbit runs straight at the other and the other rabbit jumps
vertically at the very last moment over the first rabbit and landf in the
same spot.that.s .lands.. <..::

Write through my the bunnies made strange calls, odd calls, gruntings, not
the thumpings but the gruntings . ..I say. .there is a chair.. -
Wittgenstein in translation . right over the other lupus. ears, just like
that! .->!

Unpublished endorsement: Alan Sondheim writes. In fear of death . literal fear, real fear, symbolic fear . he uses anything and everything at his disposal to make and unmake himself and all of us as statements, words, part-words, characters. Alan Sondheim is one of the precious few who joyfully . and in abject misery . risks these terrors of writing for us, for our pleasure and our undoing. What happens? Language disposes of us.

As if that were not all that is required of any writer, Alan Sondheim is also the poet, the artist, the maker who has most profoundly immersed himself and his work in the life-changing code-forms . of networked computation . that have the world and its .genesis redux. in their grip.

John Cayley

Unpublished endorsement: Pioneer of experimental sensibility in multiple performance media Alan Sondheim tangles us up in these hypnotically repetitive, abject, slyly humorous and childishly gleeful, philosophically, aesthetically, theoretically and psychologically dense and insightful poems that are also essays, diasporic riffs and incantations, true confessions, Platonic dialogues, shtick, tantrums, aphorisms and manifesti. And that.s just the first 5 pieces!

Maria Damon

Biographical note: Alan Sondheim was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; he lives with his partner, Azure Carter, in Brooklyn NY. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Brown University in English. A new-media artist, writer, and theorist, he has exhibited, performed and lectured widely. Sondheim's writings include the anthology Being on Line: Net Subjectivity (Lusitania, 1996), Disorders of the Real (Station Hill, 1988), .echo (alt-X digital arts, 2001), Vel (Blazevox 2004-5), Sophia (Writers Forum, 2004), Orders of the Real (Writers Forum, 2005), The Accidental Artist (Fort/Da), Azure/Nature/Digital (Blue Lion, 2009), and The Wayward (Salt, 2004) as well as numerous chapbooks, ebooks, and articles.

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18. Dolores Zorreguieta, FF Alumn, now online at www.sheisanartist.com

http://www.sheisanartist.com/design/illustration/index.html

Dear Friends,
I created a section in my website for my illustration work. Some of you are not familiar with this side of me...
I hope you enjoy it.
Thanks,

Queridos Amigos,
Hice una sección en mi sitio para mi trabajo de ilustración. Algunos de ustedes no están familiarizados con este lado mío...
Espero que lo disfruten.
Gracias

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