Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sebastian Buerkner


Now Showing: Sebastian Buerkner
23rd September - 13th October 2009

“Buerkner is one of the most innovative artists working with animation today.”
The Showroom

tank.tv is pleased to exhibit a solo show from Sebastian Buerkner which will transform www.tank.tv and present fourteen of his works.

Sebastian Buerkner's animations offer poly-sensorial experiences, subtly set in situations at the edge of dreaming and waking. His sophisticated audio-visual language which encorporates controlled muddles of strobe lights, flashy colours and vectorial shapes engage forensically with ideas of time, space, speed, colour and weight.

Sebastian Buerkner studied painting in Germany before moving to London to complete an MA at Chelsea College of Art & Design in 2002, where he was awarded a Fellowship Residency the following year. His work has been exhibited in several group and solo shows internationally including at Tramway in February 2009 and in the NKV Wiesbaden in March 2009. Since 2004 his practice has shifted exclusively to animation. He has had solo exhibitions in London including LUX at Lounge Gallery in 2006, the Whitechapel Project Space in 2007 and The Showroom in 2008.

Sebastian’s work will be shown on www.tank.tv from the 23rd September - 13th October 2009.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Health Care Video Challenge

(note: the challenge specifies 30 seconds making my video to long to win, the pauses hopefully add to it's urgency - the expense being a winner for me sacrificed, so it can be a winner for us all.)
In many ways, the fight for health insurance reform comes down to a battle over information. The more people know about how broken the system is and the President's plan to fix it, the more they want change. But there are an awful lot of lies to cut through, and a whole lot of truth to get out.

So today, we're proud to announce a powerful new way for you to help: Organizing for America's Health Reform Video Challenge.

This is your chance -- you ingenious, insightful, funny people out there -- to make a 30-second ad telling the story about why the status quo has got to go, or explaining how the Obama plan will ensure we get the secure, quality care we need without breaking the budget.

The top submissions will be voted on by the public and a panel of experts, with the winning ad aired on national television. This is your opportunity to add your voice and creativity to the debate, get some great exposure for your work, and make a huge difference.

Click here to get started.

No experience is needed -- if you have an idea, we want you to give it a shot. And if you know someone who is especially handy with a camera, please forward this note along right away. Just make sure you submit your ad by October 18th.

Your video could be as simple as you talking straight into the camera, as complex as a full-blown production with a script and special effects, or anything in between.

We're looking for serious videos: You can tell your personal story about how the broken health insurance system has affected you. You can illustrate the big picture about what's wrong now and how the President's plan will help with animations, charts, and facts.

We're looking for funny videos: You can parody those trying to scare us into inaction (between the lying pundits and the insurance company spin doctors, they've given us some good stuff to work with).

And we're looking for new ideas we never would have thought of but we know will blow us all away.

We know that compelling videos can touch people in a way that words alone simply cannot. The messages that regular people put together will make a bigger difference than any false smears or slick ads the other side can dream up. And who knows -- your creative, powerful, or touching video could help tip the balance in favor of health reform.

So go get started today!


I can't wait to see what you come up with,


Natalie Foster
New Media Director

Monday, September 21, 2009

Big Gulp

Kathy Butterly
Chie Fueki
at ShoshanaWayne

Monday, September 14, 2009

Jane Fine

Jane Fine

Blockbuster, 2009
Acrylic and Ink on Canvas, 32 x 50 inches


Saturday, September 12, 2009


performance 9/11/09

gallery 2

“She Who Destroys the Light" is Carol ‘Riot’ Kane’s gothic cathedral of an exhibition, with rock stars as saints. Fandom is usually insipid. Here, it's a monumental cosmology, fully realized.

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“The Sweetest Thing” is Andrew Erdos’s joyously ridiculous, NC-17 melange of photos, video, sculpture and performance. Santalopes are everywhere. Visitors will encounter a giant Santalope gingerbread house, a video of Santalope sex on a deserted Australian beach, Mrs. Santalope’s live North Pole dance—and her unabashed girl-on-girl eroticism—Santalopes at the Great Wall of China, Santalopes in glass, and lots and lots of candy.

What is a Santalope?

Friday, September 11, 2009

Spaced Out

Spaced Out / On Time

Joan Brown

Sadie Laska
Chris Martin
Katherine Bernhardt
Otis Houston Jr.
Dona Nelson
Agathe Snow

September 11 - October 11, 2009
Opening reception: Friday, September 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

"It’s amazing what you can do when you don't listen to what 'they' say." - Otis Houston Jr. (A.K.A. Black Cherokee)

"Baby, I'm not always there when you call, but I'm always on time. And I gave you my all, now baby be mine!" - Ashanti / Ja Rule

Damn you time! And the warships of fashion. I will be my own timekeeper and that way always ready! Be mine! Get physical. Get spaced out. Dismantled this place. Lost in thought and color, and stain, and mess, in construction, in color, in time, ON TIME. Lets get lost! These artists are not afraid to go way over there. Their art is the tether that allows for the trip. The artist can to lose it, to forget it, get beyond and through and away and follow objects back down to the ground, like a breadcrumb trail. The art is the evidence, the result and the fact of these explorations. No matter how far they go, these things are back here on time. We are lucky to have them all together, now in one place.

These artists make us bigger and braver people. Some of this work we know intimately. As students and colleagues of Dona Nelson, we have been intimately influenced (startled, intrigued, entranced) by her painting for over a decade. For ten years we have commuted past Otis Houston's studio and stage under the Triborough Bridge. His daily practice teaches us what art is suppose to be. Five years ago, Agathe brought potatoes in a spare tire nest to CANADA. To this day she continues to make free sculpture for the next Pepsi generation. Come meet me in the belly of your Whale! Ms. Lily Ludlow introduced us to Sadie Laska who is a drummer and a painter. Her intensely physical paintings in sand and goo are made with brush, stick and sponge. They are from the streets: tar and gum. Cave with the lights off, drip drop. Katherine Bernhardt (who introduced us to Chris Martin) can't be stopped still. Her strong and vulnerable paintings keep the faith (an now keep the time too). Make it! ! Make it YEs YEs! Joe Bradley asked us to look at the paintings of Joan Brown: where pattern meets painting and spirit is clearly in gear. We haven't been the same since. Her insistence is on her own way, which reminds us of Chris Martin who paints whatever he likes better than most. His works are funk driven and lost and full of painting explored. Close your eyes and let's go, keep digging, deep earth mining. Dig deeper, fry higher. Be Brave!

"If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, and yet make allowance for their doubting too! If you can wait and not be tired by waiting or being lied about, don't deal in lies! Or being hated, don't give way to hating, and yet don't look too good nor talk too wise! If you can meet with triumph or disaster and treat those two impostors just the same!" - Dr. Bronner

CANADA is located at 55 Chrystie Street between Hester and Canal Streets in New York City. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 12 to 6 PM. For more information, please contact the gallery at 212-925-4631 or at gallery@canadanewyork.com

Twin, Twin III

Twin, Twin III, curated by Matt Freedman

5-8pm on Friday, September 11

Location: 10-20, 45th Rd. 2nd floor, Long Island City, NY 11101, tel: (917) 847 8613, a short walk from the E, V, 7 and G trains. There is a map and more information at www.bigandsmallcasual.net.
The show is up for one weekend only, and gallery hours are noon til 6, Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 Sept.

Meredith Allen; Michael Ashkin; Mike Ballou; John Berens; Leslie Brack; David Brody; Ken Butler; Luisa Caldwell; Mary Carlson; Robert Chambers; Cece Cole; Caroline Cox; Jane Dickson; Carol Diehl; Jane Fine; Barbara Friedman; Barbara Gallucci; Daniel Georges; Ken Green; Laurence Hegarty; Lisa Hein; David Henderson; Douglas Henderson; Clara Hess; Faten Kanaan; Nina Katchadourian; Jerry Kearns; David Kramer; Julia Kunin; Lenore Malen; Shelley Marlow; Douglas Paulson; Eung Ho Park; Ann Pibal; Katherine Powers; Carol Saft; Julia Schwadron; Bob Seng; David Shapiro; Judith Shea; Ward Shelley; Barry Sigel; Sonita Singwi; Tim Spelios; Greg Stone; Jude Tallichet; Anne Thulin; Hanne Tierney; Rachel Urkowitz; Daniel Wiener; Charles Yuen

Matt Freedman's "Twin Twin III, Artists Edition" is the first show of the new occasional exhibition space, Big & Small/Casual Gallery in Long Island City, near PS1. In this, the third incarnation of his evolving "Twin Twin Project", Freedman has invited artists familiar with its history to contribute pieces of their own work that evoke in them a spontaneous recollection of the events of September 11, 2001, similar to the effect of Freedman's collection of tower-like objects.