Saturday, September 22, 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Ken Butler "Drawing and Driving" Drawings @ artMovingProjects

"Adirondack lmp 900 race car body" pencil on paper 18x24” Ken Butler 2004
"Race Car Piano"(slow car) pencil on paper 18x24” Ken Butler 2004
"Bicycle Keyboard" pencil on paper 18x24” Ken Butler 2003 (Detail)
"Modern Piano" pencil on paper 18x24” Ken Butler 2005
"Musical Chairs Roto-Picker" pencil on paper 18x24” Ken Butler 2005
"Lazy Susan 2-person k-board" pencil on paper 18x24" Ken Butler 2004

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Mike's World & Transactions at the Blanton in Austin, TX

The Blanton Museum in Austin TX currently has the terrific show, Mike's World, the first major retrospective of the work of Michael Smith & Josh White (and other collaborators).

Also at the Blanton check out Transactions, an exhibition focusing on artists who have adopted a radical approach to artistic production and distribution. Artists: Conrad Bakker, Daniel Bozhkov, Eugenio Dittborn, Christine Hill, Emily Jacir, Ben Kinmont, Cildo Meireles, Seth Price, Zoë Sheehan Saldaña.

Catalogs of both shows are available through the museum store. Call (512) 475-6406 or e-mail aklossner[at]mail[dot]utexas[dot]edu for more information.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Political Digital Time Lapse at LIU
Long Island University
Gallery hours are M-F 9-6 - weekends
contact : 718-488-1198 Nancy Grove

Digital Political Time Lapse

September 3-28 2007
Opening 7.00-9.00 P.M.
Thursday, September 20th 2007

Perry Bard, Rico Gatson, Perry Hoberman, Jillian Mcdonald,
Tom Moody, Marcin Ramocki, Zoë Sheehan Saldaña, Paul Slocum, Adam Simon, William Stone, and Momoyo Torimitsu

Curated by Aron Namenwirth

In many different approaches these artists address
our current political and physical environment.

Perry Bard
“Logic” DVD 2006
Philosopher Nick Pappas expounds on Aristotle’s definition of a syllogism using the
Department of Homeland Security as inspiration. Footage of Homeland Security at work in NY subways and airports mix with pure color while the syllogism dissolves into babble.

Aunrico Gatson
“Media Center” 2003 is a single channel video shown on three
monitors. It is a meditation on the atrocities of the War in Iraq through
the use of images lifted off the internet. The soundtrack is a Tibetan
Buddhist chant that expresses both chaos and order.

Perry Hoberman
“Condemned to Repeat“

Jillian Mcdonald
Horror Cycle: The Bloom of the Triffid
video • 2006
animation • 2006
The Bloom of the Triffid is a one and a half minute animation loop. In August 2006 one of the world’s most rare and remarkable plants, a corpse flower, bloomed in Brooklyn’s Botanical Garden. Visitors came in droves, attracted to the flower's monstrousness. Notably, in Victorian times, ladies were not permitted to view such a bloom due to it’s phallic visual reference. A webcam was trained on the bloom which released a gruesome stench. Throughout the week-long bloom, I tracked the webcam, fanatically downloading images. The title and soundtrack reference "The Day of the Triffids", a novel written by John Wyndham in 1951 and made into a cult film in 1962. Triffids are fictional plants that are capable of various animal behaviors including attacking and killing humans.

Tom Moody
"Guitar Solo" DVD 2005
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Marcin Ramocki
“Torcito Projects”
“Torcito Portraits” are digital animations based on re-purposing an old Macintosh musical software Virtual Drummer.

Zoë Sheehan Saldaña
"Homegrown Allure" DVD 2007
Young tobacco plants open, close, and gently sway
in styrofoam cells. Fifteen hours become eighteen
seconds, only to become eternity. Excerpted from
a timelapse animation created during a month-long
exhibition at artMovingProjects in the spring of

Adam Simon
Video Portrait DVD 2002
Moyra Davey talks about “afgani boys playing with gameboys” – “we have to shop to save ourselves” – “we lay waste our powers in getting and spending” -

Paul Slocum with Chad Hopper
"A big chunk of Slocum's screen space is taken up with a banal jpeg of
baseball hats on an armchair; the rest is a confused multiplicity of
windows opening and closing as well as overlapping and interrupting a guy
confessing on YouTube his unfaithfulness to his girlfriend." Tom Moody

William Stone
“Pural Nounsss” DVD 2004
This video first shown at artMoving in 2004 shows President George Bush talking on National television. The Cuts make him seem more himself.

Momoyo Torimitsu
(Part of) Horizon DVD 2004
This video is part of an installation in which a hundred toy businessmen crawl around in a model world with oil fields.
courtesy of :The Swiss Institute and Deitch Projects

Friday, September 7, 2007

Ken Butler Driving and Drawing artMovingProjects

Emilio Perez
Ward Shelly

166 N.12th St, between Bedford and Berry Sts., Williamsburg (917-301-6680, 917-301-0306).
Subway: L to Bedford Ave.Thu-Sun, 1pm - 6pm

Ken Butler

Perry Hoberman project space artMovingProjects

Monday, September 3, 2007

natalie moore in group show opening september 12th

Strand is a show of artists who work in a similar vein. A shared affinity for the hard within the soft and the potency of material is explored. There is a poetic strength to the work which refers to both the physical environment and to a broader sense of social connectivity. The fact that all the work is in some way contingent upon its environment speaks to a desire not simply to transcend a mutual dependency, but to embrace it. Pieces hang from the ceiling, are embedded in the wall, piled upon the floor, wrapped around structure, or woven into armature. Strand, in this fashion, transcends the simple meaning of fiber, thread or linear form to evoke a sense both of connectedness and isolation.

Featured artists:

Rico Gatson
Orly Genger
Heather Hart
Jac Lernier
Natalie Moore
Ellie Murphy

NYCAMS 44 west 28th street, 7th floor
opening reception: September 12th, 6-8pm

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