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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
April 13, 2005


1. Stanya Kahn, FF Alumn, shows video in two West Coast shows
2. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at Synagogue for the Arts, NY, opening April 13, & more
3. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at One Taste Center, San Francisco, April 15
4. Linda Sibio, FF Alumn, at Track 16, LA, opening April 30, 6-9 pm
5. Leon Golub, FF Alumn, A Tribute at Cooper Union Great Hall, April 17, 4 pm
6. National Poetry Month, at The Accompanied Library, NY, April 19, 9-10:30 pm
7. Murray Hill, FF Alumn, at Caroline's on Broadway, April 13, 7:30 pm
8. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at Center for Book Arts, opens April 15 & more
9. Rob Andrews, FF Alumn, at Exit Art, April 15-17, 3-9 pm
10. Barry Wallenstein, FF Alumn, at Cornelia Street Café, May 12, 6 pm
11. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, on Voice of America website

1. Stanya Kahn, FF Alumn, shows video in two West Coast shows

"Let the Good Times Roll", made in collaboration with Harry Dodge, screens at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, in the show Marking Time, in conjunction with Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions:

This ninety-minute screening surveys sixteen artists who incorporate the experience, memory, or anticipation of time's passage into their single-channel video works. While time is not always the explicitly subject of these videos, it plays a major role in the conveying the works' meanings, from teh sharply edited repetitions in videos by Aida Ruilova and Koki Tanaka, to clever real-time single takes by David Askevold, Cheryl Donegan, and Euan Macdonald. Other works in the program address our memory of specific moments or places, from a film and video work by Jozef Robakowski that records twenty-one years of activity observed from his apartment window in Lodz, Poland to a poignant and hilarious video by Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn that hinges on the emotional impact of rock musician Kurt Cobain's death. This screening is presented in conjunction with the Getty Research Institute-organzied exhibition Marking Time, currently on view at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.

April 14th, 7:30 pm, reception to follow
More info at www.getty.edu

Also at:

Darin Klein and New Langton Arts Present:


Thursday, April 14th and Friday, April 15th at 8 PM


Victor Barbieri
Harry Dodge & Stanya Kahn
James Jhun
Lucas Michael
David Phillips & Paul Rowley
Catherine Ross
Kelly Sears
A.L. Steiner & Chicks on Speed
The Yes Men

FILMS/STILLS is a two-night screening of recent short artist's videos accompanied by an exhibition of stills from the work being shown. The work spans many genres, from the narrative to the abstract, from the haunting to the hilarious. It offers an intimate view of the wide variety of video work being produced in America today, focusing on low budget and D.I.Y. productions that explore many techniques and facets of storytelling and mood setting.

Signed prints of stills from the videos have been created specifically for this show, providing the artists with a chance to branch out from their chosen medium by creating original artworks in the time-honored tradition of collectible memorabilia. Stills are available for purchase, proceeds to benefit New Langton Arts Video Program.

Tickets may be reserved in advance or purchased at the door. Limited seating. $8/$6 New Langton Arts members, students and seniors. The stills will also be on view during regular gallery hours, 12-6 PM, Thursday, April 14 and Friday, April 15, admission free.

New Langton Arts
1246 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
ph: 415-626-5416


2. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at Synagogue for the Arts, NY, opening April 13, & more

ART FROM DETRITUS: Recycling with Imagination
curated & conceived by Vernita Nemec a ka N'Cognita
11th anniversary of this show of art to save the planet, with over 50 artists making art from trash

ART FROM DETRITUS: Recycling with Imagination,
April 14- May 22, 2005.
Synagogue for the Arts Gallery Space,
49 White Street, Tribeca.
Special Preview: Tribeca Gallery Association 2nd Wednesday, Aptil 13th, 5-7pm.
April 29, 7pm, at ATOA (School of Visual Arts, 209 E 23rd St. & 3rd Ave.); and May 11, 6:30pm, at Synagogue for the Arts 49 White Street in Tribeca (212.966.7141).

Artists find inspiration from all varieties of sources, and in our 21st century world of environmental overload, too much trash and concerns about the survival of our planet, these artists who use trash as their primary media are helping to save the planet through their art making. This is not a new tradition, but recycling the old into the new becomes more and more important as our landfills become overloaded and our air, water and earth becomes more and more polluted. Artists have always been recyclers, but Detritus Artists do so with a greater consciousness of the public message conveyed by their choice of materials: the discards of 21st century culture.

Over 50 artists whose art transcends its humble origins have been selected for the 11th anniversary of Art from Detritus, an exhibit of art transforming society's discards into unique objects of inspiration, admiration and desire. Some rely on whatever crosses their path to recycle into art, others collect specific stuff or by accident in their odyssey of creative transformation: carving, gluing, painting, nailing, shredding, scraping, dipping, covering, layering, arranging until the viewer wishes she had thought of that.

Particpating artists: Andrew Bailis, Beth Bailis, Marcia Bernstein, Jane Bouchard, Paul Bouchard, Richard Brachman, Ione Citrin, Ursula Clark, Joan Criswell, Harry DeLorme, Hilda Demsky, d'Ann de Simone, May DeViney, Annelies van Dommelen, Michael Eck, David Edgar, Peetie Van Etten, Chris Gibbs, Paul Greco, Fred Gutzeit, Edward Herman, Cathy Hunter, Kazuko, Jamie Kelty, Tom Kleese, Kathleen King, Bernice Kramer, Carole Kunstadt, Diane Kurzyna, Lee Lee, Flash Light, Barbara Lubliner, Susanna Stefanachi Macomb, Katinka Mann, Thelma Mathias, Lynne Mayocole, Elizabeth l. Morisette, N'Cognita, Susan Newmark, Janet Noland, Garry Noland, Michael Poast, Emma Powell, Nancy Prusinowski, Carol Quint, Elizabeth Rhoades Read, Alan Rosner, Sura Ruth, Naz Shahrokh, Bullet Shih, Katherine Ellinger Smith, Shirley Smith, Helaine Soller, Marilyn Sontag, Stephen Soreff, Renata Stein, Danielle Stephane, Jaime Lee Strollo, Elyse Taylor, Robin Tost, Sam Weiner, Jay Zeiger.

So what IS art? Something thought provoking and unique? Something beautiful? Are any of those qualities enough anymore? Some things that are beautiful & thought provoking are not art, but when something is art, we know inside --- even when it's trash transformed. To schedule group visits for schools and community organizations, contact: Marilyn Sontag, gallery coordinator at the Synagogue for the Arts, at 212.966.7141 or e-mail: abz@inch.com. ART FROM DETRITUS: Recycling with Imagination, April 14- May 22. Opening reception - April 14, 6-8 PM. Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 1 - 5 PM; Tuesday, 1 - 7 PM. Also by appointment. Special hours for T.O.A.S.T. (Tribeca Open Artists Studio Tour): 2-6 PM.To see more Art from Detritus, please go to www.ncognita.com


A solo exhibit by


NY, NY 10002

(between Essex & Norfolk Sts.)
(F train to Delancey)
212 674 0244/ 414 4040

APRIL 20 - MAY 14, 2005
Opening reception, Wednesday, April 20, 6-8pm
Wednesday-Sunday, 1-7pm
Thurs & Fri, May 12 & 13, 8pm
Performance & Music
N'Cognita with Kazuko Miyamoto & Sean Carolan


3. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at One Taste Center, San Francisco, April 15

Created and conducted
by performance artist/shaman

An on-going drop-in workshop
3 hour sessions

Next scheduled workshop:
April 15, 2005

One Taste Center
1074 FOLSOM ST. at 7th Street

sliding scale donation of $5-$50 per session

For those who want to expand their creativity beyond limits Be it in art, music, performance, magic, or life in general

Using rituals, controlled folly, jams, physical play, improvisation, and just plain fun, the altered state of deeper creativity will be accessed.


Come early and visit THE FEEL GOOD CAFÉ

For info
Call: 510-526-7858
Email: fmoore@eroplay.com

For directions:

For downloadable poster:

"His stamina is unrelenting, and the music goes on and on. I am repelled but stuck: I can't turn away." San Francisco Weekly, 2001

"Frank Moore is a revolutionary and highly respected artist of the underground community...." fAZE3 Magazine July 1998

"Best of the Bay Area!" S.F Bay Guardian

"One of the few people practicing performance art that counts." Karen Finley, performance artist

"(Frank Moore is a)...major American artist" Joey Manley, Director FStv Web Project

"Frank Moore is one of my performance teachers." Annie Sprinkle, performance artist

"...one of the U.S.'s most controversial performance artists,...." P-Form Magazine

"...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


4. Linda Sibio, FF Alumn, at Track 16, LA, opening April 30, 6-9 pm



Track 16 Presents
The Insanity Principle: Paintings by Linda Carmella Sibio
on view April 23 through June 11, 2005
Opening Reception
Saturday, April 30, from 6 to 9 P.M.

Track 16 Gallery is pleased to present "The Insanity Principle," an exhibition of paintings by Linda Carmella Sibio. The exhibition will be on view from April 23, 2005 through June 11, 2005, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 30, from 6 to 9 P.M. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. One of Ms. Sibio's performance pieces, "The Puzzles of the Gods" will take place in conjunction with the exhibition on Friday, May 27, 2005, at 8:00 P.M. Admission is $10, and reservations are required.

Since being diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of nineteen, Linda Carmella Sibio has built a successful art career that has spanned over two and a half decades. Her work primarily deals with the relationship between art and madness as they pertain to social issues including mental illness, homelessness, suicide, prostitution, and drug addiction.

Her intricate gouache and sumi ink paintings for this exhibition are rich in color, texture, and demonstrate an almost Mayan hieroglyphic quality while exhibiting fragmentation and loose lines of cartooning, with an almost compulsive need to fill in empty space. Her performances are at times autobiographical in nature, and invite the viewer to experience her frame of mind.

She has exhibited her paintings at the United Nations, the Kennedy Center, in a solo show at the Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, and has performed at The Walker Center, and Franklin Furnace, New York. She is a recipient of the VSA (Vision, Strength, and Artistic Expression) fellowship, and was a featured artist in SCOPE, Los Angeles. Her work is known throughout the U.S. having been supported by The California Arts Council, The Rockefeller Foundation, and The Lannan Foundation. She is involved in the plight of the disabled, whether mental, physical, or emotional, and committed to assisting them in using art in the way she has: as a soothing, self-expressive, coping mechanism.


5. Leon Golub, FF Alumn, A Tribute at Cooper Union Great Hall, April 17, 4 pm

LEON GOLUB - Politics in Paint
Sunday, April 17: 4 pm
Cooper Union Great Hall
7 East 7th Street (at Third Avenue), NYC

Speakers: Jon Bird, Phong Bui, Clayton Eshleman, Hans Haacke, Samm Kunce, Declan McGonagle, Molly Nesbit, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Kiki Smith, and Robert Storr

Films (excerpted): Charles Ahearn and Kartemquin Films
Please join Nancy Spero and sons, Stephen, Philip, and Paul Golub, in a tribute to celebrate the extraordinary life and work of Leon Golub - painter, activist, author, and teacher - who died August 8, 2004 in New York City.

Golub's outsized paintings bear searing and prophetic witness to a history of war
and oppression, conflict and violence. In the iconography of the second half of the twentieth century art, his images of mercenaries, napalm victims, goons, and white squads create an implacable lexicon. Not withstanding the seriousness of Golub's commitment to his politics in paint, his work was filled with pathos and a raunchy sense of humor and sexuality.

Family, friends, colleagues, and students will miss his extraordinary knowledge and wit, his love of provocative discourse, and his generosity.

For further information, please contact Laura Muggeo at the Ronald Feldman Gallery. (212) 226-3232 (laura@feldmangallery.com)

To honor the spirit of Leon Golub, memorial gifts can be made to Amnesty International.


6. National Poetry Month, at The Accompanied Library, NY, April 19, 9-10:30 pm

Late Night, Love and Hate: Writing in/from Hostile Surroundings
hosted by Words Without Borders
Tuesday April 19th, 9:00-10:30
Readers include:
Kader Abdolah, Hanan al-Shaykh, Anouar Benmalek, Orly Castel-Bloom, Khaled Mattawa, and Pedro Rosa Mendes; introduced by E. L. Doctorow
Where: The Accompanied Library: 15 Gramercy Park South, Studio 6C (Inside the National Arts Club)


7. Murray Hill, FF Alumn, at Caroline's on Broadway, April 13, 7:30 pm

M U R R A Y H I L L on B R O A D W A Y

WED. APRIL 13 - 7:30 pm

1626 Broadway @ 49th St
Show at 7:30 PM
Admission: $18.00
reservations: (212) 757-4100

with special guests

MURRAY HILL, "the hardest working middle-aged man in show business" will hail a cab and head uptown to star is his own show - MURRAY HILL ON BROADWAY- at the legendary Caroline's On Broadway. Just when every club at which he has performed in the last decade has shut its doors or become an American Apparel, Murray catches a break with his big Broadway debut.

MURRAY HILL ON BROADWAY is a new variety show loaded with his infamous Retro Borscht-Belt off-the-cuff humor, audience interaction, lovelorn ballads, Murray eating fries off someone's plate, and a few nostalgic tales from his lifelong showbiz career.

The official after-party will be held at HOJO's.

Come uptown to see this booze-swilling, cheeseburger-chomping ladies man make history at Caroline's --you'll be part of a one-of-a-kind evening that will leave you feeling entertained...and craving fried clams.



8. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at Center for Book Arts, opens April 15 & more

Stephanie Brody-Lederman in group exhibition survey at CBA

Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Franklin Furnace alumn, is included in the exhibition "30 Years of Innovation: a survey of Exhibition History at The Center for Book Arts 1974-2004. The exhibition was organized by Jae Jennifer Rossman, Guest Curator and opens on Friday, April 15th, 2005, 6 to 8pm. The show will be on view until July 1, 2005 and is supported in part by NYSCA.

The Center for Book Arts
28 W 27th St. (betw 6th Ave. and B'way) 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001


Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, in Project Diversity exhibition at Skylight Gallery, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY
A Multi-Venue Exhibition of 200 Brooklyn Artists in 16 Galleries
On Saturday, April 30, Restoration's Skylight Gallery will host an opening reception for 27 artists participating in Brooklyn's first multi-cultural artist tour involving 16 galleries throughout the borough. "Random Occurrences: Deconstructing Images, Ideologies, and Identities," is an eclectic collection of multimedia artwork exploring identity and paradigm shifts in culture. The exhibition will be on view to the public from April 30th to June 11th. The Skylight Gallery is open from Tuesday to Friday from 11 am to 6 pm and on Saturday from 11am-5pm. For information call 718 636-6976 or 718 230-0693.
"Random Occurrences" will feature artists: David Vigon, Yvete Morales, Rebecca Wasserman, Nini Hu and Joshue Ott, ON/Megumi Akiyashi, Jason Varone, Roy Reid, Amy L. Stienbarger, Thomas Broadbent, I. Leon Golomb, George Spencer, Shih-Chieh Huang, Ying Hung, Alexandra Limpert, Karen Ostrom, Teri Richardson, Nene Humphrey, Uli Brahmst, Permi K. Gill, Nina Levy, Fulvia Zambon, Marie A. Roberts, Katherine Bradford, Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Jonathan Allen, Nancy Saleme, Andrea Gordon and Eren Johnson.
Project Diversity was conceived by Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation cofounder/executive VP Danny Simmons creator of the award-winning Def Poetry Jam. The event was developed with a coalition of the borough's key cultural leaders. Sponsors include Bloomberg LP, Target Stores, Washington Mutual, Con Ed, Deutsche Bank, and Danny Simmons. For info, please visit www.rushphilanthropic.org


9. Rob Andrews, FF Alumn, at Exit Art, April 15-17, 3-9 pm

Media Contact: Camila Marambio
(212) 966-7745 x15 or camila@exitart.org


21 performance artists explore prayer as an act of creativity, contemplation and auto-analysis.

April 15-17, 2005 3-9pm

Performances will be presented simultaneously on 8 stages in the 10th Avenue and 36th Street windows of Exit Art.

prayingproject artists:

Rob Andrews
Sarah Chokyi Bauer
Paul Benney
Maria Bussmann
Karen Dolmanisth
Cécile Evans
Berioska Ipinza
Mayumi Ishino
Jae Rhim Lee
Annie Murdock
Nico y Katiushka
Laura Nova
Yasira Nun
Pasha Radetzki
Chemi Rosado-Seijo
Aki Sasamoto
Jeffrey Schiff
Mark Stafford
Riva Weinstein
Beatrice L. Wolert

Exit Art, an experimental cultural center, explores the impact of faith on contemporary society with its upcoming performance series prayingproject. Realizing that faith has become one of the most relevant issues of the 21st Century, Exit Art saw a need for artists to respond to issues such as; the influence of the religious right on politics, the widespread interest in Zen practices, worldwide religious intolerance, use of religion to connect to personal heritage, mixing of business, politics and religion, the quest to achieve enlightenment, and many others. The twenty-one artists selected for prayingproject discovered their unique ways of praying - private, public, intense, sublime, vulnerable and powerful. Some prayingproject performances will last only 30 minutes while others last for 6 hours.

Exit Art has a long history of presenting performance art projects. From the seminal exhibition ENDURANCE (1995), that traced the history of performance work dealing with physical, spiritual and mental endurance from 1914 to the present, and traveled for five years around the U.S. and Europe. To Terra Bomba (1997), an exhibition of young visual and performance artists who performed every Saturday in their constantly evolving installations. To Let the Artist Live (1996) an exhibition featuring visual artists who lived and worked in the gallery for 7 weeks. Now, with prayingproject, we are presenting a vision of the contemporary state of performance art in relation to new spiritual practices.

Many of the performances in this project are about stamina, like the performance proposed by marathon runner, Laura Nova. She began running to raise money for her brother who has a life-threatening disease. Running has not only turned into part of her art but it is also her form of prayer, for prayingproject she will run on a treadmill in one of the windows. Another artist testing her body's resistance is Yasira Nun who will subject her body to a difficult test by resisting asphyxiation while her head is buried under a mound of sand

Exploring how to transform old rituals into new ones, Mark Stafford will type the same sentence, his mantra, over and over again on a typewriter to invoke a meditative state. By creating this unique form of prayer that suggests that spiritual retreat can take place even while working at the office, Stafford alters traditional notions of how, when and where prayer can happen.

Several other projects are based on artists Buddhist practices. Sarah Chokyi Bauer will attempt 1,000 prostrations as part of her vow to complete 50,000 prostrations in one year to help eliminate ego. Mayumi Ishino will practice a slow walking meditation on a see saw, calling to mind the delicate balance between life and death. And Beatrice L. Wolert will create an action that aims to connect sky and earth, body and soul through performing sets of 100 bows,.

A number of performances deal with the relationship between spiritual cleansing and cleansing of the body. Aki Sasamoto will repeatedly wash herself with suds created from a large soap made out of sacred materials such as cow dung, roots and saps, the sculpted soap is made by Sasamoto's collaborator Jeffrey Schiff. Rob Andrews will perform a ritual cleansing by scraping his body with water and a butcher brush. Taking domesticity to a spiritual level, Karen Dolmanisth will be washing and rewashing pieces of fabric in numerous glass vessels as a meditative action combined with the act of sweeping.


10. Barry Wallenstein, FF Alumn, at Cornelia Street Café, May 12, 6 pm

Presents An Evening of Poetry and Music
John Hicks (piano)
Cecil McBee (bass)
Vincent Chancey (Fr. horn)
Daniel Carter (sax & trumpet)
Serge Pesce (guitar)*
Barry Wallenstein (poetry)
The Eric Plaks Band
Special guest artist from Nice, France, appearing in this pre-recording concert
Thursday, May 12th, 2005 6pm
Cornelia St. Café
29 Cornelia St.
(Between Bleecker St. & W. 4th
just west of 6th Ave.)
(212) 989-9319
[$10 cover ( includes one drink)]
$7 for students]


11. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, on Voice of America website

Please check out the short article about Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, at



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