Archive for October, 2009

Ed Coppola in ‘Skull’

October 22, 2009

Skull at Fairleigh Dickinson University Art Gallery, October 26-December 4, is having a group show including Brooklyn’s own Ed Coppola.  Opening reception Thursday, October 29 2:30-4:30.  Room 11, university hall


Clarity Haynes in ‘About Face’

October 22, 2009


Selections curated to turn around the viewer’s expectations of the human face in art. Whether obscured, distorted, psychologically askew, or oversize in scale, none of the works resemble traditional portraiture. Original contemporary paintings, photographs, sculptures and works on paper will be on display. Among the artists exhibiting in ABOUT FACE are Jeannine Bardo, Stephen Basso, Simon Dinnerstein, Anita Giraldo, Clarity Haynes, Kiseok Kim, Alexandra Limpert, Alex Pimienta, David Prifti, Stuart Shedletsky, and Larry Siegel.

November 4, 2009 – January 23, 2010
Opening:  Wednesday, November 4,  5:30 – 8 :30 pm
Gallery hours: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Call 718.833.9100 for events and schedule updates.
224 48 Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
Brooklyn, NY 11220

Graffiti Art and Public Space

October 16, 2009

Fine Line: Graffiti Art and Public Space – A conversation with Jacob Kimvall and Carlos Mare139 Rodriguez, Friday October 16 at 5:00 pm, Powerhouse books, 45 Main St. Brooklyn

Art Fair

October 16, 2009

For the past month Brooklyn Art department student Lindsay Roberts has been interning with the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) in downtown Brooklyn on a truly great project.
Verizon has donated the ground level of 395 Flatbush Avenue Ext to a temporary art exhibition from now until January.  NADA and the DBP, along with their trustee interns, have spent the last few weeks installing pieces from a whole slew of artists, this weekend is out official opening fair. After this weekend it will be open every week Friday- Sunday from 12pm to 7pm.
The following is the blog link for the project:

Brooklyn MFA Jac Lahav at the Jewish Museum, FL

October 15, 2009

Jac Lahav, MFA ’08, is having a solo show 48 Jews at the Jewish Museum of Florida.

October 20–April 4

Art Historians Research in Progress Seminar at the Grad Center

October 15, 2009

Research in Progress
A seminar series organized by the Ph.D. Program in Art History
CUNY Graduate Center
Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m    Room 3421

October 27           Prof. Nico Israel, Hunter College
Unnamable History: Smithson, Beckett, Spirals and Global Modernity

November 2         Prof. Sarah Wilson, Courtauld Institute of Art (NB : Monday)
Topic to be announced

November 10       Prof. Jennifer Ball, Brooklyn College
Subversion and the Ideal: Byzantine Monastics and their Dress

December 1         Prof. John Maciuika, Baruch College
Whose Schlossplatz? Architecture and the Conflict of Identities in Berlin’s Historic Center, 1945 – Present
December 17       Prof. Christine Mehring, University of Chicago (NB: Thursday)
Olympian Art: (Inter)national Proposals for Munich ‘72

All welcome – drinks served
Funding provided by the John Rewald Endowment of the Ph.D. Program in Art History

The Aurora Project

October 15, 2009

The Aurora Project
by New York Prize Fellows Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno
Gallery Talk and Closing Reception: Thursday, October 15, 2009, 6:30pm at Van Alen Institute

Please join us for a gallery talk and closing reception for THE AURORA PROJECT on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 6:30pm. Architects Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno (Future Cities Lab) will discuss the exhibition and present slides related to the intensive processes of research, design, fabrication and installation carried out prior to and during their fellowship residency at Van Alen Institute. The program is free and open to the public; the Van Alen Institute is located at 30 W. 22nd Street, 6th Floor.

The Aurora Project provokes reflection on our experience of climate-induced change in the Arctic. Hailed for both the technical skill evident in the fabrication of each piece, and the conceptual rigor with which Johnson and Gattegno mesh real-world data sets with techniques of aesthetic representation, the Aurora Project offers an expression of an imminent environmental condition in terms at once physical and abstract. Combining cutting edge materials and computation technologies with simple craft techniques—folding, sewing, casting, and soldering—the distinctive installation components draw out a seismic tension in the immediate, intimate experience of a dynamic yet distant natural system.

The exhibition, which closes Friday, comprises three related installations. “Aurora” interconnects the ephemeral qualities of the Arctic ice field with the dynamic behavior of its viewers, translating the shifting dimensions of the ice into an immersive system of flickering auroras and responsive luminescent skins. “Terra Incognita” is a map room consisting of original drawings, diagrams, and other materials that provide a view into how the Arctic region has been represented, claimed, and mythologized in the past and present. A smaller interactive instrument, “The Glaciarium,” engages visitors’ senses through the sight and sound of a melting ice core.

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Shock and Awe

October 15, 2009

Shock and Awe: The Troubling Legacy of the Futurist Cult of War

The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College

Wed. November 11, 4-8pm

A symposium on why modernists came to celebrate warfare: Emily Braun, Lynda Klich, Lucia Re, David Lewis, Maria Antonella Pelizzar, Ernest Ialongo, Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Laura Beiles, Robert Lumley, and Elihu Rose

Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Open Studios

October 14, 2009

EFA is having their annual Open Studios for studio members this week.
Opening Reception: Thursday, Oct. 15,  6:00-10:00pm
Open Studios: Friday, Oct. 16, 6:00-9:00pm
Open Studios: Saturday, Oct. 17, 1:00-5:00pm
Get There

Doug Schwab in “Humor”

October 14, 2009

Opening reception October 15

Gallery 364

364 72nd Street, Brooklyn, NY

come and see what everyone is smiling about!