Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Black Foliage

Curated by Matthew Craven




  
ARTISTS

AKIRA HORIKAWA
ALEJANDRO GUZMAN
ALEX EBSTEIN
ALEX LUKAS
ALLISON REIMUS
ANNA HOBERMAN
BEN BLATT
BENJAMIN EDMISTON 
BJORN COPELAND
BRUCE WILHELM
CAITLIN CUNNINGHAM
CASEY GRAY
CASEY JEX SMITH
CHRISTIAN HERR
CHRISTOPHER DANIELS
CODY HOYT
DENISE KUPFERSCHMIDT
DOMINIC PAUL MOORE
EMMA BURGESS OLSON
EMILY ROZ
ETHAN COOK
GINA BEAVERS
HWAN JAHNG
JAMIE FELTON
JIMMY BAKER
JOSEPH HART
JULIAN DURON
KORAKRIT ARUNANONDCHAI
LANGDON GRAVES
LAUREN SEIDEN
LEAH DIXON
LEIF LOW-BEER
LESSER GONZALEZ
LETHA WILSON
MIYEON LEE
MARK SENGBUSCH
MARK WARREN JACQUES
MATTHEW PALLADINO
MATT STONE
MICHAEL DOTSON
MINKA SICKLINGER
MORGAN BLAIR
NATALIA YOVANE
PAUL KONEAZNY
PAUL WACKERS
POLLY SHINDLER
RYAN BROWNING
RYAN DE LA HOZ
RYAN TRAVIS CHRISTIAN
RYAN SCHNEIDER
RYAN WALLACE
SAM ADAMS
SETH ADELSBERGER
SHAI ZURIM
SHARA HUGHES
STEVEN RIDDLE
SUSY GOETERS
TED GAHL
TIM HULL
TIMOTHY BERSTROM
THOMAS DELANEY
TM DAVY
TRISH TILLMAN
VICTOR PAYARES
WESLEY STOKES


NUDASHANK

405 W. Franklin Street
3rd Floor

BALTIMORE, MD



www.nudashank.com

Monday, September 24, 2012


Salvador Dali, Girls Back, 1926





Gerhard Richter, Betty, 1991

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pickle Surprise




Tom Rubnitz / Dynasty Handbag
Tuesday, September 25, 8:30 - 10:30
$7 suggested donation

White Columns
320 West 13th Street
(Enter on Horatio St. between Hudson and 8th Ave.)
New York, NY 10014 


PROGRAM:
Tom Rubnitz: Drag Queen Marathon, video, 5 mins., 1986
Made for TV, video, 15 mins., 1984
Pickle Surprise, video, 2 mins., 1989
Strawberry Shortcut, video, 2 mins., 1989
The Mother Show, video, 4 mins., 1991
Dynasty Handbag: The Quiet Storm (w. Hedia Maron),
video, 10 mins., 2007Eternal Quadrangle, video, 20 mins., 2012


Dirty Looks returns with a special Tuesday night screening of manic videos and camp performance, bringing together the work of Tom Rubnitz and Dynasty Handbag. Tom Rubnitz's zany infomercials and dessert tutorials from the 1980s feature prominent drag figures, likeRuPaul, Lady Bunny, and Hapi Phace. Equal parts subversion and candy colored pop, contemporary audiences continue to hum the mantra ("Hammmm") of Rubnitz's hilarious Pickle Surprise, which has scored over 1.5 million hits on YouTube to date. Dynasty Handbag,who is best known for her live media spectacles and performances, will participate in a rare screening of her single-channel video works, including the recently completed Eternal Quadrangle.



Over the course of the 1980s and up until his untimely death from AIDS in 1992, Tom Rubnitz captured the personalities and energy of the East Village scene in his loony, anarchic, and hallucigenically-colored short videos. Screwball TV broadcasts from an alternate reality, these videos take the form of cooking shows, music videos, or kids shows, featuring club kids like James St. James and Michael Alig, downtown artists like Ann Magnuson, and drag legends-in-the-making like RuPaul, the Lady Bunny, and Hapi Phace. As Amy Taubinwrote, Rubnitz's "glitter-dusted videos distill the sensibility of a generation of TV babies whose venue of choice was the Pyramid Clubrather than the Whitney Museum." Rubnitz and his demented TV takeoffs live on in the YouTube era, with the ever-popular Pickle Surprise racking up over a million views and inspiring fan remixes and remakes.



Called "the most outrageous performance artist in town" by Michael Musto and a "crackpot genius" by the Village Voice, Jibz Cameron has been performing as her oddball alter ego Dynasty Handbag since 2002. The Quiet Storm finds Dynasty Handbag deciding to take a vow of silence. She soon discovers that silence is golden, but the kind of golden that leads her into a vacuum of isolation and despair. Shot entirely on green screen using pirated internet photos as backdrops and in place of other actors, The Quiet Storm is both a dream and nightmare of contemporary video production. The recent Eternal Quadrangle finds Dynasty Handbag on a dating game show where she must choose between four contestants vying for a spot in her vast cosmic emptiness. The bachelors are: an aggressively ambitious professional golfer, a hard-luck stray dog, a disembodied brain, and, of course, the grim reaper himself. All have attractive qualities and perhaps sustainable methodologies for dealing with life, but must she choose just one? And why are these her only choices?


info from: Dirty Looks NYC

Harry Smith: String Figures

String Figures



Dates: 19 September – 3 November 2012
Location: Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn (map and directions here)
Gallery hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 12–6 pm (NB: closed October 6, 10, and 11)
Opening reception: Wednesday, 19 September, 7–9 pm

Alice Tippit



currently showing at Jancar Jones

Pig Party

Organized by Gina Beavers




Opening Friday, September 21st 7-9pm
New York City 83 Bowery 2nd Floor NY, NY

With works by: 
Alex Ebstein
Daniel Heidkamp
Daniel Rios Rodriguez
EJ Hauser
Fran Holstrom
Gina Beavers
Heather Guertin
Jerry Anastasio
Jesse Greenberg
John McAllister
Jory Rabinovitz
Joshua Abelow
Matthew Thurber
Melissa Brown
Michael Berryhill
Michael Mahalchick
Natalie Frank
Nathan Gwynne
Phillip Birch & Nolan Simon
Rebecca Bird
Rose Marcus
Ryan Schneider
Ryan Travis Christian
Saira McLaren
Sam Moyer
Scott Hug
Stacy Fisher


Tamara Gonzales
Timothy Hull
Tracy Thomason

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012