Thursday, February 7, 2013
On Saturday February 9 and Sunday February 10, Goodbye Blue Monday will celebrate its 8th anniversary and kick off an Indie Go Go Campaign to raise money for essential improvements that the business can not presently afford.
Since opening in February of 2005, GBM has maintained an open-booking policy with bands and artists inside and outside of New York, providing a critical step in the development of many artists.
The needs of the venue at the end of 2012 called for quick action by Steve Trimboli, the founder of Goodbye Blue Monday. Asking for help of friends close to the venue, it was decided that an Indie Go Go campaign and a 2 day musical kickoff would be the best way to raise the needed funds. Bushwick neighbor and musician Ray Rizzo is organizing the 2 days of music that will help draw attention to the campaign. At press time, the list of artists scheduled to appear include:
Martin Bisi - experimental rocker and iconic New York recording engineer/producer (Dresden Dolls, John Zorn, Bill Laswell, Sonic Youth)
Thomas Bartlett - solo artist (Doveman) producer (Glen Hansard, Trixie Whitley, Julia Stone) and sideman (Martha Wainwright, Anthony and The Johnsons)
Alana Amram - country-tinged songstress and long-time neighbor
Oren Bloedow - solo artist, co-leader of Elysian Fields, and sideman (Wayne Horowitz, Dr. John, Lounge Lizards)
Sam Cohen - guitarist, singer and composer, leader of Yellowbirds, formerly of Apollo Sunshine
Ben Miller - american rock and avant guitarist
Mesiko - psychedelic folk smack rock by Ray Rizzo, Raquel Bell, and David Marshall
Frogbelly and Symphony - a band made of UK and Brooklyn musicians currently recording with Martin Bisi, with Liz Hanley of Emmanuel and The Fear and Thomas LaBioda
Joe Crow Ryan - anti-folk genius and co-host of Goodbye Blue Monday's Tuesday Teacup Open Mic
James Sera - acoustic guitar, instrumental psychedelic improvisationalist (it sounds like a word to me!)
Corn Mo - Corn Mo is a hero to all of us. He sings, plays accordion, and rocks the house.
Lady Rizo - grammy-winnng international and downtown NYC chanteuse and performer
Mindtroll - avant pop straight from the waters of the Gowanus Canal
NuSonics - NYC rockers w/ close ties to Scrap Bar history
A.C. Haley - eclectic, two-year weekly residency bass-playing brunch entertainer at Goodbye Blue Monday and choir singer elsewhere
Music will begin at 3pm on both days and go long into the evening. There will be no cover but the hat will be passed A LOT and donation stations will be set up at the venue for people to contribute directly to the campaign. More artists will be announced in the coming days.
Goodbye Blue Monday
1087 Broadway in Bushwick
equidistance between the Myrtle and Kosciuszko stops on the J Train (also M train to Myrtle)
For information about Goodbye Blue Monday and it's fundraising campaign contact Kate Vandever at firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about the music on Feb. 9 and 10 contact Ray Rizzo at email@example.com
Not sure about anything or everything? send it here - firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, November 17, 2012
|PERFORMANCE WITH DISQUIET JUNTO||
In conjunction with the exhibition As Real As It Gets, organized by Rob Walker.
Tuesday, November 27: 6:30 pm
An exercise in sonic branding, this event asks musicians from the Disquiet Junto collective to create pieces that interrogate the atmosphere and sounds of a department store as described in an Émile Zola novel.
Joon Oluchi Lee
Musicians affiliated with the online Disquiet Junto collective, organized by Marc Weidenbaum,
will gather to perform speculative sound works that employ as source
material documentary audio from retail establishments. These musicians
will present imagined soundscapes inspired by Émile Zola's
characterization of the department store, in his novel The Ladies' Paradise, as "a machine working at high pressure." They'll also discuss their creative and technological practices.
Marc Weidenbaum founded the website Disquiet.com in 1996 at the intersection of sound, art, and technology. He has written for Nature, the website of The Atlantic, Boing Boing, NewMusicBox.org, and numerous other publications. He's teaching a fall 2012 class on sound at San Francisco's Academy of Art. He's commissioned and curated sound/music projects that have featured original works by Kate Carr, Marcus Fischer, Marielle Jakobsons, John Kannenberg, Tom Moody, Steve Roden, Scanner, Roddy Shrock, Robert Thomas, and Stephen Vitiello, among others. He's currently writing a book about Aphex Twin's 1994 album Selected Ambient Works Volume II for the 33 1/3 series. He lives in San Francisco.
Please join us.
All events are free and open to the public.
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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Contemporary Art Galleries
830 Bolton Road Storrs Connecticut 06269 - 1099
email@example.com phone 860 486 1511 Fax 860 486 3869
Barry A. Rosenberg
(860) 486 -1511
Gus Mazzocca: 4 Decades/4 Generations
Contemporary Art Galleries (Storrs Campus)
January 28 – March 1, 2013
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
January 28 – March 15, 2013
Gus Mazzocca’s Roast and Reception
Contemporary Art Galleries (Art Building)
January 28 - 5:00 to 6:30 pm
After four decades of teaching printmaking at the University of Connecticut, Prof.
Gus Mazzocca retired at the end of last year. The Contemporary Art Galleries will be
hosting a multi-site retrospective on Gus and his work entitled Gus Mazzocca: 4
Decades/4 Generations, beginning on January 28, 2013. In addition to a monograph
exhibition of Gus's work at the CAG, from January 28 through March 15 we will be
featuring a group exhibition at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. This
show will feature work from four artists who studied with Mazzocca. The multi-site
retrospective stands as a testament to Mazzocca’s legacy at UConn, both as an artist
and as a teacher.
From a short list of outstanding artists provided by Mazzocca, Barry A. Rosenberg,
Direc tor of the Contemporary Art Galleries has selected four to appear at the
Jorgensen—one representing each decade of Mazzocca’s career. All four of these
alumni have gone on to live exciting lives as well as having successful and
idiosyncratic careers, and all four cite Gus’s teaching as a vital influence on their
Representing the 1970s is Michael Maslin, a longtime cartoonist for the New Yorker
whose work has been published extensively. His first-ever publication was printed
for a limited release at UConn in 1976, and he still remembers his time with Prof.
Mazzocca fondly. “I'm thrilled that the university is doing this for Gus, Maslin told
Rosenberg. “I will be sure to attend the opening reception whether or not my work is
Aron Namenwirth, who studied with Prof. Mazzocca in the 1980s, is now a
professional artist living in Brooklyn. He described Mazzocca as his best professor,
including those he studied with for his MFA at Yale. “Gus was one of my favorite
teachers, I look forward to the opportunity to tell him that.” In addition to his work in
printmaking and painting, Aron is also a musician.
Tyler Starr received his BFA from UConn in 1997, and was recommended by
Mazzocca for his Fulbright Scholarship to study in Poland. He received his MFA
from the University of Minnesota. He has worked as an emergency medical
technician, which he cites as an important influence on his art’s interest in mortality
and the unexpected. He is now an Assistant Professor at Davidson College. Starr
holds a PhD from the Tokyo University of the Arts, and he works in video and
animation as well as works on paper.
Representing the 2000s, Kristi Arnold has been living in Australia and is nearing the
end of her studies toward a PhD there, after previously earning her MFA at UConn.
Her work engages vividly with color and symmetry. Mazzocca encouraged Arnold to
spend time in Poland, where she, too, held a Fulbright Scholarship—she cites this as a
profound influence on the trajectory of her career. Arnold commented when invited
by Rosenberg to represent our present decade, “I've always had a soft spot for Gus.
He's such a caring mentor and was such a huge inspiration for me.”
The Contemporary Art Galleries is very excited about the opportunity to put together
this retrospective for Gus Mazzocca. In addition to the retrospective at the CAG and
the group show at the Jorgensen, we will have open walls for student and alumni
contributions their thoughts in words and images of their own connection to Gus and
printmaking on the UConn campus. in the Arena Gallery. The opening reception on
January 28 will feature a roast of Prof. Mazzocca, with Prof. Deborah Dancy as
Gus Mazzocca was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He received an M.F.A. degree in
Painting/Printmaking from The Rhode Island School of Design, a B.F.A. degree in
Painting, and a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Connecticut.
He has been awarded a Doctor of Arts (honoris causa) from the Akademi Sztuk
Pieknych w Krakowie (The Art Academy of Krakow) His work has been shown in
numerous solo and group exhibitions at galleries and museums in Austria, Poland, the
Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy, Japan, and the United States. He
has been teaching at the University of Connecticut since 1970.
“I continue to use the figure as a vehicle to create unfixed narratives that reflect
movement, tension, struggle and celebration. The use of the digitally produced
elements along with the more raw scratched and carved marks of the woodcut present
a dichotomy that is ideally suited to these issues I present visually.”
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
L’associazione non profit art ex dono e spazio ULTRA sono lieti di annunciare la mostra personale di Marcin Ramocki intitolata
Nella sua prima mostra personale a Udine, Marcin Ramocki presenterà un nuovo progetto incentrato sul concetto di corpo, in particolare del corpo umano e della sua re-definizione.
La ricerca di Marcin Ramocki cerca delle risposte, non definitive, a questi quesiti attraversando linearmente l'intera mostra.
Grazie alla partnership con Accademia delle Belle Arti di Venezia, Assi.Udine, Cec,
ETRARTE, eflux, Visionario, Marcin Ramocki sarà presente:
_Giovedì 15 Novembre presso l'Accademia di Venezia dalle 10.30 alle 17.30 _ Lecture e
_Venerdì 16 Novembre alla proiezione del video documentario 8Bit e alla prima assoluta del suo
nuovo lavoro video alle 20.15 presso il Visionario di Udine, seguirà un party in suo
onore con performance musicale di Railster
_Sabato 17 Novembre all’inaugurazione della sua prima personale a Udine presso lo
spazio ULTRA alle 18.30
The non-profit association art ex dono and ULTRA space are pleased to announce the solo exhibition of Marcin Ramocki entitled , curated by Chiara Moro. The exhibition will be opened on November 17th at 6.30pm at the ULTRA space _ Piazzetta Valentinis, 5 _ Udine _Italy _ and it will be open until January 26th, 2013 from Wednesday to Saturday from 2.30pm to 7.30pm or by appointment.
In his first solo exhibition in Udine, Marcin Ramocki will present a new project focused on the
concept of the body, especially of the human body and its re-definition.
, title of the exhibition and his most recent art-video, which will be presented for the first time in Udine, is the tag that defines the end of all content on the web page. End of the body of the document, but also an opening of certain poetic exploration that the body needs. So, what is "body" in the universe of pure simulation? How does it feel? Does it resemble the body we
remember from 1993, when the first browser for the web appeared?
Marcin Ramocki research seeks to answer these questions crossing as main thread all the exhibition in Udine.
By partnering with the Accademia delle Belle Arti di Venezia, Assi.Udine, Cec, ETRARTE, eflux, Visionario, Marcin Ramocki will attend
_Thursday, November 15th at the Accademia delle Belle Arti di Venezia from 10.30am to 5.30pm _
Lecture and Workshop
_Friday, November 16th at the screening of 8bit, documentary-movie and the world premiere of his
new video at 8.15pm at Visionario in Udine, followed by a party in his honor with
musical performance by Railster
_Saturday, November 17th at the opening of his first solo exhibition in Udine at ULTRA space at
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I like this argument that’s taking place in sports right now around the use of performance enhancement. The ban on steroids, certain fabrics, and inevitably prosthetics goes beyond regulating a level playing field. Rather, it gives definition to the dividing line between natural and synthetic, ontologically enforcing a staid definition of what it means to be human. It’s like the old dialogue of what is art, before legalizing steroids in the art world a long time ago and blowing the roof off the house.
I want to give form to the limitless promise of the upgrade, how the newest version will always surpass the old. Walking into an art store is no different than walking into the Footlocker. The state-of-the-art supplies echo the guarantee of the latest moisture wicking, light weight, energy efficient sneaker; the promise to make you run faster and jump higher than ever before. Only in small increments though, Olympic athletes train their entire lives to improve the one hundred yard dash by a fraction of a second. There’s a really nice fatalistic poetry to that.
The sculptures and paintings in …like we said we would are not made any differently than how one intuitively makes a sculpture or painting. Material is manipulated, bent, and squeezed. I make a mark on the canvas and then step back, look at it, and make another move. It’s that same techno influenced, self aware formalism that shows you surf the Internet, just performance enhanced by whatever weird plasticky product was newly released. The aesthetics of gradients, texture mapping, and polygons bare a kind of optimism for progress. The work mimes the façade of technology that becomes an ergonomic mirror of the desires of its host, revealing the competitive elephant in the room. It offers the world but barely moves even a millionth of an inch. — 2012
October 28 - December 9
We should have ended it all there
in the Hamptons on acid
like we said we would
Sunday, October 28, 6 - 8pm
170a SUFFOLK STREET
NEW YORK NY 10002
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Creator of Luckey Climbers Has Died
- August 29, 2012
Tom Luckey was a visionary, a creative genius, a legendary optimist, an exuberant showboat, and an infamous fun-maker. He was an avid collector of friends, regardless of age; all that mattered was whether you were willing to take a leap with him towards his ultimate goal: superlative joy.
Tom was born on January 6, 1940 in Quantico, VA, on the Marine Corps base where his family was stationed. His parents were Cary Dabney Walker and Robert Burneston Luckey, Lt. Gen. USMC. His grandparents were General Merriwether Lewis Walker and Edith Colby Carey (maternal) and George B. Luckey and Alice Owens (paternal). Tom was the quintessential military brat, moving frequently throughout his childhood.
Even in those early years, Tom showed a unique ability to envision and bring to life imagined forms. He was always working with his hands and led by his dreams. From simple carvings, he built up to larger projects including a little cottage on Martha’s Vineyard, which he built when he was 16. He eventually settled in Branford, CT, where he subjected his house to imaginative additions and modifications for more than 35 years.
Throughout his career, Tom welcomed challenges and was stimulated by obstacles. He embraced uncertainty in his art and adapted to unanticipated hurdles. Most recently, he suffered a tragic accident that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. This was a change in his life most would find impossible, but Tom was often heard to say that “falling on my head was the best thing that ever happened to me.” It was a brave statement that he somehow made believable with his remarkable wit and optimism. Indeed, his career took off and his social life flourished during the final chapters of his life, testament to his remarkable talent and insatiable curiosity.
Tom leaves behind his wife Ettie Minor Luckey, and their children, daughter Kit and son Walker, as well as two older children, daughter Owen and son Spencer from his first wife, Elizabeth M. Possidente. He is also survived by his sister, Laura, brother, William, and three grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 8, 3:30 p.m. at Battell Chapel, Yale University, New Haven, CT, followed by a reception at 200 Meadow Street, East Haven CT. All are welcome.
Information provided by Owen Luckey
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Come to this,
my first non-electronics-store solo show
If JEFF is a measure or degree of coldness, what is THOMAS?
a shape? a texture? what is a texture other than a style of shape?
below is an image of a Cheeto, as Cheeto has never before been seen
Cheeto, As Investigated By Expensive Microscope, 2012
do we call this shape?
the shape that,
when repeated many millions of times
creates the texture we know as Cheeto
i, for one, propose we name it GEOFF
in honor of the microscopist who
first pointed $ 800,000.00 worth of lasers
at a fucking Cheeto
Thursday, April 5, 2012
$5 Find Could Be $2 Million Andy Warhol Sketch
This $5 garage sale find could be an early sketch made by Andy Warhol around age 11.
A possible early Andy Warhol drawing has been discovered in an unlikely place.
English businessman Andy Fields purchased a drawing by legendary art patron Gertrude Stein at a Las Vegas garage sale for the astonishingly low price of $5, a notable find in and of itself. The seller's aunt had once babysat for Andy Warhol, and in the process of reframing the Stein drawing, Fields found what could be a drawing done by an adolescent Warhol.
The image is said to be of 1930s singer Rudy Valee, with bright red lips and sketched on a background of yellow, orange and green squares.
A value of over $2 million has been placed on the work, but the drawing has yet to be 100% authenticated.
Fields says he hopes the work will be put on display in a museum for all to see.
Monday, March 19, 2012
OUT SIDE: MICHELE ARAJUO, ELANA HERZOG, LISA SIGAL
Opening: March 29, 7-9 P.M.
Exhibition Dates: March 29, 2012 - April 22, 2012
Out Side showcases the work of three artists, Michele Araujo, Elana Herzog and Lisa Sigal. All three work abstractly, with an awareness of the theatrical potential of materials and a desire to dislodge the viewer from a sense of previously understood terrain. Formal abstraction becomes a means to step outside, to lead the viewer through and past boundaries to an intimation of meaning that cannot be fulfilled in the traditional sense.
For Herzog, there is a powerful sense of absence and incompleteness in her structures, a presence infiltrated by what is not there. Like scenes from a comic opera, she creates playful, intimate, psychological spaces. Sigal’s structures utilize great economy, fostering a sense of the definitive while subtley relocating the viewer to a lesser known place. By using day-to-day materials she offers the viewer a sense of familiarity before insinuating bigger questions of where the frame and the viewer are located. For Araujo there is a feeling of abandon and desperation in her surfaces. The ever-present collage material consistently interrupts the flow of paint, even as it wreaks havoc on the cohesiveness of the picture plane. The combined result of these dislocations and disruptions are emotionally saturated works delivered with subtlety and elegance.
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