Archive for February, 2011

2011- 2012 McDermott Internships at the Dallas Museum of Art

February 26, 2011

The Dallas Museum of Art is now accepting applications for its 2011 –
2012 McDermott Internship Program. The Museum, through the help of the
Eugene McDermott Education Fund, will offer eight paid internship
positions-four in the Museum’s Education Department, and four in the
Curatorial Department-all beginning September7, 2011, and with a
duration of nine months. The application deadline is Friday, March 18,

Additional information and application instructions may be found online
<> .

Lisa Kays

Dallas Museum of Art

1717 North Harwood St

Dallas, TX 75201

T: 214.922.1814

F: 214.954.0174




Dac Coming Soon: dementia, monsters, and more!

February 26, 2011

*Monster Drawing Rally**
A live drawing event to benefit Dumbo Arts Center

Sunday, March 13, 2-7PM
Kids’ drawing station from 2-5PM

$10 / person, $20 / family (up to 2 children and 2 adults)

81 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Watch artists create work in-person and on the spot, then buy your
favorites to bring home! All drawings $50.
All proceeds from this event go to support DAC’s programming and operations.

Participating artists include: Leesa Abahuni, Lauren Barnett, Susan Bee,
Barb Choit, Pilar Conde, Jenelle Covino, Rodney Dickson, Emily Friend
Roberts, Mimi Gross, Tina Hejtmanek, Cathrin Hoskinson, Malia Jensen,
Patrick Keesey, L. Brandon Krall, James Leonard, Jen Liu, Marci
MacGuffie, Matt Magee, Jillian Maslow, Rachel Mason, Rebekah Maysles,
Tom Motley, Brian O’Connell, Greg Roth, Bill Roundy, Satyakam Saha,
Karin Schaefer, Jen Schwarting, Bob Sikoryak, Hedi Sorger, John Paul
Spencer, Tania Torres-Sanchez, Phil Vanderhyden, and Michael Wilson.
More artists coming soon!

The event concept, Monster Drawing Rally, was originally developed by
Southern Exposure in San Francisco.

*Code Flight
* *A musical tale of dementia and love
by Rachel Mason

Sunday, March 6, 7PM


30 Washington Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

In conjunction with the exhibition /Information Economy/, Rachel Mason
will present a rock opera about loneliness, schizophrenia, dementia,
superhuman feats, vikings, homicide, and working a day job in a nursing
home. Featuring original songs by Rachel Mason and live music by Neil
Benezra, Chris Carlone, Mark Golamco.

Rachel Mason spent several years working as a recreation therapist in
various psychiatric nursing homes in New York and wrote an album called,
"Code Flight" (the intercom alert for escaping patients). The songs are
inspired by characters invented and real. The first theatrical
experience of Code Flight will be held at the Dumbo Art Center and
includes live acting, music and video. The album will be available at
the performance.
**And don’t miss:

*1st Thursday Gallery Walk*: Thursday, March 4, 5:30-8:30PM. Mary Jeys &
Jesse Suchmann, creators of the Brooklyn Torch, a local currency
initiative, will be holding their second swap event: gallery visitors
are invited to bring an item or service for exchange. 111 Front Street,
Suite 212, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Janos Stone Catalog Release*: Saturday, March 6, 6PM. Catalog will
document Janos Stone’s exhibition /Any Sufficiently Advanced Technology
is Indistinguishable from Magic/
<>. 30 Washington Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Subsidized Law School Admissions Test preparation course at Brooklyn College

February 26, 2011

Interested in Law school? Take an LSAT prep course and get BC to foot some of the bill!
Take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity, beginning March 6, 2011.

Brooklyn College subsidizes The Focus Approach Law Review, a preparatory course designed and taught by a consortium of attorneys. The approach has proven to be effective in improving scores in reading comprehension — the segment of the LSAT in which BC students have historically earned lower scores that keep many of them out of Tier I law schools. The Focus Approach Law Review targets deep improvements in skills rather than test-taking strategies; as such it supports success in law school as well as improved LSAT scores.

The Focus Approach Law Review is a 60-hour program. Up to 25 qualified students are eligible for a $1200 subsidy, and pay at most $495 for the course; students who demonstrate financial need may attend for as little as $100.

The spring Focus Law Review at Brooklyn College begins on Sunday, March 6th and meets Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 4: p.m. until May 29. To participate, students must have participated in some aspect of the pre-law program and must apply for the course through the Magner Center.

Additional information about The Focus Approach is available from their web site at

Interested students should contact Shannon Murray at or in 1303 James Hall as soon as possible.

da Centotto: A Priori Considerations for an Opening — Friday, 25 February, 6-10pm

February 26, 2011


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*Consider a conch shell. Consider its form. *
*Consider its interior, perlaceously adorned.*
*Consider that an organism once called it home, that self-made place. *
*Consider it an archival veneer, the self-protective lining of its space.*
*Now consider that we archive ourselves for survival.*
*Ourselves in our representational shells anthropo-archival.*

Come to Centotto this Friday, 25 February, to consider this all anew at the
opening of
*Ruminations Anthropocentric, or Conchogenies
a *simposio* exhibit about selves and shells and knelled bells and you.

Further details for Friday *here <>* and below.

*Grazie, a presto,*


[image: Ruminations.Volantino.jpg]

Centotto :: galleria [simposio] salotto
250 Moore Street, #108
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Archie Rand Exhibition

February 26, 2011

Had Gadya: Paintings by Archie Rand

FREE Opening reception Thursday, March 17th, 5:30 pm -7:30 pm

Noted painter Archie Rand explores the many verses of this ancient Passover song in a provocative series that offers playful riffs on forgotten Jewish painting traditions. This exhibit runs in The Borowsky Gallery March 6 – May 8, 2011





"He is arguably the best known, most important, the most imaginative, and the most prolific…as well as the artist most willing to take risks….He became the most creative and outspoken proponent of a Jewish-themed art in America….He has articulated in both words and images to a greater extent than anybody else a loose-jointed attempt to assure the viability, visibility and continuity of this art". -Matthew Baigell, Images, 2009

"This is it. This is the one exhibition that you must see if contemporary Jewish art matters at all. Archie Rand has been bravely creating radical Jewish art for the last twenty years, challenging both the contemporary art establishment and the purveyors of Jewish culture. It is time .for the Jewish public to take note and acknowledge the accomplishments of the foremost creator of Jewish art working today. Our cultural future depends on it". – Richard McBee, The Jewish Week, 2004 –

MARCH 6TH -MAY 8TH, 2011


Susan dessel’s work in A.I.R. Gallery’s 9th Biennial. Please join me at the 3/3 OPENING.

February 26, 2011

<A.I.R. Gallery’s 9th Biennial>

Susan Dessel, MFA Brooklyn ’06, will be among the artists

Curated by Alexandra Schwartz March 2 – 27, 2011

Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 3, 6 – 9 p.m.

Performance of “Dress for Today #2” by Ari Tabei at 5:30 p.m.

Artist susan c. dessel “Haiti, no.3 (Tribute to Fabienne Jean) 2010 ©


FOR MORE INFORMATION please contact gallery director Kat Griefen

At 212.255.6651 or or visit

The A.I.R Gallery 9th Biennial is made possible by funds from The 2010 JPMorgan Chase Regrant Program, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council Inc.



Wheelchair access to the building is through the 55 Washington Street entrance. Take the elevator to the 2nd Floor.

Directions: The F train to York St. (first stop in Brooklyn) Turn right as you exit the station, walk 1 block down hill to Front St. Turn left on Front St. and walk 2 1/2 blocks. Or take the A/C train to High St. (first stop in Brooklyn) and walk through Cadman Plaza Park and down Washington St. toward the water until you reach Front St, then turn right.

Header Image: Photo by Meghan McInnis. Artwork Shown: Sally Curcio, Limited Edition, 2004

Forward email <>

susan c. dessel
cell: 917-817-4964
web site:

desselstudio (#409)
44-02 23rd street
long island city, ny 11101-5072

GC Medieval Studies Conference March 4

February 26, 2011

The Sixth Annual Pearl Kibre Medieval Studies Conference at the CUNY Graduate Center on Friday, March 4, including a talk by Curator Melanie Holcomb at 2 pm in Room 9204/5:

Betwixt and Between: Archaeological Treasures and the East/West Divide

This talk will discuss the phenomenon of treasure both as a social practice in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages and as a construction of modern scholars, art dealers, museums and others. It will examine how buried assemblages of precious objects have been used by scholars in the past to define and demarcate boundaries between the Byzantine East and the Roman West. It will in turn explore how new approaches to such treasures can help us imagine the late antique/early medieval world as one in which creativity and communication trump regional divides.

Dr. Melanie Holcomb is a curator in the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her most recent exhibition was Pen and Parchment: Drawing in the Middle Ages, which examined the aesthetics, uses, and techniques of drawings before the Old Masters. Though that exhibition spanned the ninth through the fourteenth centuries, her first and greatest love is the Early Middle Ages—the topic of a recent course at The Graduate Center.

This talk will be part of the Sixth Annual Medieval Studies/Pearl Kibre Medieval Study Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, made possible with the generous support of the MSCP, DSC, and Art History and Comp Lit departments. The conference will be held in GC room 9204/5 from 10 am to 4:45 pm. The event is free, and all are welcome to attend.

Conference Schedule:

9:30-10:00 — Registration and coffee (room 9204/5)

10:00-11:15 — Geographical Frontiers (room 9204/5):
Thomas Carlson, “Community Self-Concepts and Social Diversity From Trebizond to Tabriz”
David Heayn, ” The Gate between East and West: Cilicia and Isauria”
Clare Wilson, “Substantiating the Power of the Khan in Thirteenth-Century Mongolia”

11:15-11:30 — Break

11:30-12:45 — Scholarly Frontiers (room 9204/5):
Ethan Zadoff, “Where East Meets West: Some Thoughts on the Interpretative Turn of the Babylonian
Talmud in Northern France and Germany During the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries”

12:45-2:00 — Lunch (room 5409)

2:00-2:15 — Introducing “Sententia: The Pearl Kibre Medieval Review”, Ethan Zadoff (room 9204/5)
2:15-3:15 — Keynote: Melanie Holcomb, “Betwixt and Between: Archaeological Treasures and the East/West Divide” (room 9204/5)

3:15-3:30 – Break

3:30-4:45 — Byzantium as a Frontier (room 9204/5):
Alice Lynn McMichael, “Star Followers: Faith and Conversion in Early Christian Depictions of the Magi”
Joy Partridge, “Appropriation and Annotation of Byzantine Reliquaries in the Stavelot Triptych”
John Massey, “Patriarch and Papacy: The Struggle for Stability on the Italian Peninsula in the Long Eighth Century”

4:45 — Reception (room 5105)


The Meier Bernstein Art Library Hours for Spring 11

February 16, 2011

Mondays, 11-6
Tuesdays, 9-6
Wednesdays, 9-6
Thursdays, 9-6
Fridays, 9-5

A great place to study! There are computers, a scanner, text books and a small art library – and it’s got great atmosphere.

da Centotto: A Closing, a Beating, an Opening, a Debriefing

February 16, 2011

da Centotto*

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Rich and plentiful are today’s various announcements, yet I promise
descriptive brevity for all and sundry:

*Friday, 18 February 2011, 6-10pm*

Please join us for the closing of *Portfolio x Appunti: Zane
*the current Centotto exhibit whose rubbery metaphors and latex-friendliness
are the most recent topics of examination at *33
*, A.L. McMichael’s blog of art, art history and other things

Coinciding with Beat Nite, a latter-eventide tour of Bushwick art spaces
organized by Jason Andrew and Norte Maar, this closing party will be only
one of many events attracting your presence on Friday. More details and a
map are available here <>.

*Friday, 25 February 2011, 6-10pm*

Challenge February’s unique brevity by joining us once more this month for
the opening of *Ruminations Anthropocentric, or Conchogenies
Anthropo-Archival <>,
*a rather deeply anthropophilic *simposio* exhibit featuring Jim Herbert,
Thomas Micchelli, Matthew Miller, Don Pablo Pedro and Adam Simon.

And speaking, once more, of brevity…

*… ci vediamo venerdì!*
A presto allora,


Centotto :: galleria [simposio] salotto
250 Moore Street, #108
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Hybrid Life Forms Group Exhibition curated by Jiyoun Lee-Lodge

February 15, 2011

Hybrid Life Forms Group Exhibition

Opening Reception: Saturday February 19th, 7-9pm
Open hours on Sunday, February 20th: 12-6pm
Feb 19th & 20th, 2011
Curated by Jiyoun Lee-Lodge
Location: 174 Franklin St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY

Artists: Linda Bernal, Aidan Sofia Earle, Benjamin T. Edmiston, Megan Hays,
Gregory Hayes, Jiyoun Lee-Lodge, Rachel Meuler, Hector Madera-Gonzalez,
Colette Robbins, Ingrid Staats, Jonathan Torres

Hosts: Candace Goodrich, Lau Gallico, Giancarlo Romero

600/3×9 Project presents Hybrid Life Forms, a group exhibition of emerging
artists curated by Jiyoun Lee-Lodge. Utilizing material and form, the works
of these artists respond visually to rapid globalization, advancing
technology and each, in their own way, seek to describe the shock waves that
occur at the intersection of the present and future. The question of
hybridization is addressed in these works as if material and concept were
DNA, allowing the artists to willfully create their own particular

1) Linda Bernal:
2) Aidan Sofia Earle :
3) Benjamin T. Edmiston :
4) Megan Hays :
5) Gregory Hayes :
6) Jiyoun Lee-Lodge :
7) Rachel Meuler :
8) Hector Madera-Gonzalez :
9) Colette Robbins:
10) Ingrid Staats:
11) Jonathan Torres