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Strange Bedfellows

One of our very own founders of Field Projects, Jacob Rhodes, is currently in the show Strange Bedfellows, curated by Blair Murphy and organized by the Washington Project for the Arts. This is a group exhibition, which features artists whose work represents intimacy in many different and unusual ways. “Strange Bedfellows will explore the way proximity to others–whether physical, emotional or intellectual—shapes our individual identities, civic life, technological development, and physical spaces.”

 The show will take place from October 17 – November 23, 2014. It is located at the Kaplan Gallery, VisArts at Rockville 155 Gibbs Street
Rockville, MD 20850.

 http://www.wpadc.org/exhibitions

Sherin Guirguis 
www.sheringuirguis.com

"We can recognize ornament in works from all times and places, but its nature and meanings change." - Jonathan Massey, Atmospheric Conditions of the Interior. 

Sherin’s work balances between raw fluidity and absolute controlled precision. The balance between the two in our lives is an important one to be recognized and eventually realized. Even the uptight let loose from time to time only to remember why they live the way they do.  Coming to peace with one another’s natural extremes is essential to basic social survival. Distinguishing our own versions of fluidity vs. control in our lives and understanding how to manage each is powerful.  In the end, it’s only the real that we ask from ourselves and others. 
Sherin Guirguis 
"We can recognize ornament in works from all times and places, but its nature and meanings change." - Jonathan Massey, Atmospheric Conditions of the Interior. 
Sherin’s work balances between raw fluidity and absolute controlled precision. The balance between the two in our lives is an important one to be recognized and eventually realized. Even the uptight let loose from time to time only to remember why they live the way they do.  Coming to peace with one another’s natural extremes is essential to basic social survival. Distinguishing our own versions of fluidity vs. control in our lives and understanding how to manage each is powerful.  In the end, it’s only the real that we ask from ourselves and others. 

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Abstractions and Its Discontents, curated and directed by artist Deborah Brown, is going to take place from October 23-November 23, 2014, at the Storefront Ten Eyck Gallery, located in the thriving art community of East Williamsburg/Bushwick. Deborah Brown curated Field Projects’ last open call exhibition, ‘Momento Mori.’ She features many artists in this show whom she found through our open call, including Maureen Meyer and Brian Guidry (shown above). The show contains pieces from several emerging and mid-career artists. 

French Paradox: From October 23-October 26, 2014, there will be also be an international exposition of artworks and art galleries in and around Bushwick called Exchange Rates. The Storefront Ten Eyck Gallery will be hosting La Couleuvre, a Paris based gallery, featuring the work of artists Katerina Christidi, Frederique Licuien, Philippe Richard, and Christophe Robe.

Be sure to stop by and if you can, take advantage of the awesome opportunity to walk around the Bushwick art community during the Exchange Rates exposition.

Here is the Storefront Ten Eyck website for gallery times and further information: http://storefrontteneyck.com

Located at: 324 Ten Eyck St. Brooklyn, NY 11206 

ABSTRACT MUSIC

The New England Journal of Abstract Music is now accepting submissions for their Spring 2015 inaugural issue. This will be a print-only forum with work of all forms that advances musical or music-critical inquiry.

If you are interested in submitting your work, email submissions@nejoam.org, or write to The New England Journal of Abstract Music, P.O. Box 471, Portland, ME 04112.

Check out their website for more info! http://nejoam.org

Approximate proposal deadline: November 15

GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Deadline October 16

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Hey!! chashama, an organization that utilizes unused property to display work in NYC, is offering a $10k grant opportunity! The artist needs to produce an interactive installation that encourages recycling

PURPOSE: Educate and inspire viewers to take actions to divert 70% of their waste from the landfill.

  • chashama will give a $10,000 grant to a selected artist.
  • $5,000 for materials.
  • Installation costs will be covered.
  • Artwork must be installed and ready to go by 4/15/15
  • Installation will be up until June 2015.


Deadline: October 16. 

Application & Details here!

Tom Kotik 
Music can imply the infinite if enough things depart from the norm far enough. Strange “abnormal” events can lead to the feeling that anything can happen, and you have a music with no boundaries. - Morton Feldman, American composer. 
Blue Fender by Tom Kotik takes us to it’s bare, raw place.  It’s empty and melancholic, hopeful and lonely, quiet and pulsing at once.  The absence of the amp asks what else is absent in our lives?
We search for new forms to establish relationships with ourselves and the city that surrounds us.  Becoming hyper-aware of the power an object can have in our lives and it’s impact when absent. 
Realizing the weight of it’s memory may be more precious in the end. 

Tom Kotik 

Music can imply the infinite if enough things depart from the norm far enough. Strange “abnormal” events can lead to the feeling that anything can happen, and you have a music with no boundaries. - Morton FeldmanAmerican composer. 

Blue Fender by Tom Kotik takes us to it’s bare, raw place.  It’s empty and melancholic, hopeful and lonely, quiet and pulsing at once.  The absence of the amp asks what else is absent in our lives?

We search for new forms to establish relationships with ourselves and the city that surrounds us.  Becoming hyper-aware of the power an object can have in our lives and it’s impact when absent. 

Realizing the weight of it’s memory may be more precious in the end. 

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Both founders of Field Projects will be exhibiting in IMPROVISED SHOWBOAT, a great one night only studio show in Williamsburg, Brooklyn TONIGHT. Other artists in the show include Katherine Bradford, Jim Butler, JoAnne Carson, Caroline, Wells Chandler, Travis Fairclough, Nora Anne Fantry, Gaby Collins-Fernandez, Susanna Heller, Christopher Joy, Julian Kreimer, John Micoff, Lisa Sanditz, Didier William and Brenda Ziameny. Improvised Showboat is a curatorial venture from Lauren Britton and Zach Keeting.

 

Katherine Bradford’s Studio                                                                

119 North 11th Street 

Brooklyn, NY 11249

 


Friday September 26th / 7-9PM

Hope to see you there! :)

I was lucky enough to meet one of the artists at the BRIC Biennial last Friday. Jenna Spevack created an audio installation that takes place in a reclaimed wood outhouse in the gallery. 

As I stepped into Insideout House, sounds of nature began to fill my ears and run through my body. The viewer was not just asked to sit in the outhouse but to make a small drawing of the experience. The drawings were then hung outside of the walls on clothes pins!

This extra step really allowed the viewer to become a part of the piece. It allowed artists and non artists to be as free as they want as they blindly drew their experience. There was a direct correlation to the freedom of drawing and the freedom of nature. As one sits in the outhouse, you are forced to stay in the present moment, without distractions, without worries, and to really embrace the meditative moment. 

Amazing Elissa Levy edition, will be available in the Field Projects Flat File starting next week! @ellelvy , #sewnprint #flatfile #artprint

Amazing Elissa Levy edition, will be available in the Field Projects Flat File starting next week! @ellelvy , #sewnprint #flatfile #artprint

Studio visit with the lovely @ellelvy ! Her new print with FP launches next week! #elissalevy #limitededition #stuidvisit

Studio visit with the lovely @ellelvy ! Her new print with FP launches next week! #elissalevy #limitededition #stuidvisit

Cat Del Buono

www.catdelbuono.com

Artist Cat Del Buono featured in Show #4: Minutia Militia is currently exhibiting a 20 monitor installation focusing on domestic violence titled, Voices at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago now through October 30th. 
 
Del Buono began interviewing women at The Lodge, a shelter for victims of domestic violence in Miami months ago.  She records close up encounters of victims recounting their stories of domestic abuse. Viewers are first overwhelmed with 20 individual stories looping at once until stepping in closer to listen. Once face to face with a victim the intimacy and bonding begin, our hearts go out to these victims and the search for justice and the healing begins.  Each video gives a face, voice and identity to a subject that is often kept behind closed doors.  Voices gives permission for these stories to be told and heard. 
"In 2014, we still have issues with this epidemic, and I will call it an epidemic because it’s ongoing and I don’t see it slowing down at all," she said. "The whole project stems from my whole experience witnessing abuse, so it’s of personal importance as well. It was interesting listening to these women speak about what was the final straw, or how they got out of the situation, how they want to help other women get out…That is important stuff to know." 
 
 
Woman Made Gallery
685 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL

Brooklyn Live talks about the BRIC Biennial and reveals Jean Shin talk about her work that will be presented in the opening TONIGHT!

BRIC will be presenting 27 artists in their 2014 Biennial TONIGHT at 7PM. Just as we do here at Field Projects, these exhibitions will present the work of emerging and mid-career visual artists. What’s unique about this show is that it caters to artists working in downtown and adjacent areas in Brooklyn! The show represents a wide range of mediums such as sound, painting, installations, photography, sculpture, and performances. 

Hope to see you there!

Opening Reception for BRIC Biennial: Volume I, Downtown Edition
September 19, 2014 · 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Gallery at BRIC House
FREE

"But sometimes one has the sense of a paradoxically asynchronous contemporaneity—the strange tug of more than one time and place."   - Raqs Media Collective
 
We find ourselves multi-tasking ourselves into ADHD by our own free will, living our lives hypnotized by the familiar glow.  
 
David Abecassis painting whispers quietly to let go of our prescribed overload and go back- to stay back.  

During that storm and we were cold.  
All night feeling free and alone.  
Talking till the morning becomes old.  

"But sometimes one has the sense of a paradoxically asynchronous contemporaneity—the strange tug of more than one time and place."   - Raqs Media Collective

 
We find ourselves multi-tasking ourselves into ADHD by our own free will, living our lives hypnotized by the familiar glow.  
 
David Abecassis painting whispers quietly to let go of our prescribed overload and go back- to stay back.  
During that storm and we were cold.  
All night feeling free and alone.  
Talking till the morning becomes old.  
Field ProjectsAmy Pryorwww.amypryor.com "Landscape everywhere in the world is a construct of human beings- whether through human ascription to it of mythological creation, or through physical actions by the humans themselves.. Whatever the difficulties of recognizing such special sites from the archaeological record- all societies in the past would have recognized, as do all societies in the present, some features of their landscapes (if not all of the earth) as special.” -Peter Ucko, ArchaeologistAmy Pryor’s suggested constructive landscapes confront us with what is superficial. They remind us not to trust the surface, acknowledging the layers slowly making their way to the top. Often we encounter what seems to be an apparently beautiful and meaningful relationship only to pull back the layers and discover the dark and ugly truth. It hurts and every time, it gets just a little more shocking until we are forced to become numb. Everyone and everything has the potential to harm. We leave it the blissful, naively innocent to keep the world hopeful. Amy’s work asks us if we are the best person we can be- to ourselves, each other and the landscape that we all share for daily survival.

Field Projects
Amy Pryor
www.amypryor.com 

"Landscape everywhere in the world is a construct of human beings- whether through human ascription to it of mythological creation, or through physical actions by the humans themselves.. Whatever the difficulties of recognizing such special sites from the archaeological record- all societies in the past would have recognized, as do all societies in the present, some features of their landscapes (if not all of the earth) as special.” -Peter Ucko, Archaeologist

Amy Pryor’s suggested constructive landscapes confront us with what is superficial. They remind us not to trust the surface, acknowledging the layers slowly making their way to the top. Often we encounter what seems to be an apparently beautiful and meaningful relationship only to pull back the layers and discover the dark and ugly truth. It hurts and every time, it gets just a little more shocking until we are forced to become numb. Everyone and everything has the potential to harm. 

We leave it the blissful, naively innocent to keep the world hopeful. Amy’s work asks us if we are the best person we can be- to ourselves, each other and the landscape that we all share for daily survival.

Debra Broz
http://www.debrabroz.com/

Artists Tal R & Jonathan Meese described a collaboration exhibition at Statens Museum for Kunst, titled Mor (Mother) as a nod to the mother figure.

"The mother sows the seeds of everything. She creates life; something the two of us (men) cannot do. Everything begins with the mother and everything has a mother. Even objects have a mother." 

Debra Broz’s ceramic Twin Persians is made from chotchkies that have been dissected and  made whole again. The works are seamless like they were meant to reflect an abnormality in nature all along.   
 
 When encountering the work, we consider when and who made the original, where were they sold, who bought them and why?  What moved them to collect ceramic cats, what did their cats think of the miniature cats that sat frozen in time? Did the collector proudly display them in a china cabinet for all to see and remark on how large the cat collection had grown to?  At what point did this prized collectible find it’s way into a thrift store where Debra Bronz picked it up and carried back to her studio to destroy and recreate. 

If these objects could speak, imagine the stories they would tell us of their original collector.  Was the original ceramic cat once given to a young girl who cherished and dusted it regularly until she grew too old to care for it and ultimately herself?  Did no one want to love and dust grandmother’s old ceramic cat anymore and ultimately packed it up for donation? Did they not see or feel what she did every time she looked at it from across the room?  How long did it sit on the shelf at the thrift store with endless comments like, “Oh my grandmother used to collect those”. 

It takes artists like Debra to feel the weight of these objects and nurture them back into existence, only to be collected and cared for again. 

Debra Broz

http://www.debrabroz.com/

Artists Tal R & Jonathan Meese described a collaboration exhibition at Statens Museum for Kunst, titled Mor (Mother) as a nod to the mother figure.
"The mother sows the seeds of everything. She creates life; something the two of us (men) cannot do. Everything begins with the mother and everything has a mother. Even objects have a mother." 
Debra Broz’s ceramic Twin Persians is made from chotchkies that have been dissected and  made whole again. The works are seamless like they were meant to reflect an abnormality in nature all along.   
 
 When encountering the work, we consider when and who made the original, where were they sold, who bought them and why?  What moved them to collect ceramic cats, what did their cats think of the miniature cats that sat frozen in time? Did the collector proudly display them in a china cabinet for all to see and remark on how large the cat collection had grown to?  At what point did this prized collectible find it’s way into a thrift store where Debra Bronz picked it up and carried back to her studio to destroy and recreate. 

If these objects could speak, imagine the stories they would tell us of their original collector.  Was the original ceramic cat once given to a young girl who cherished and dusted it regularly until she grew too old to care for it and ultimately herself?  Did no one want to love and dust grandmother’s old ceramic cat anymore and ultimately packed it up for donation? Did they not see or feel what she did every time she looked at it from across the room?  How long did it sit on the shelf at the thrift store with endless comments like, “Oh my grandmother used to collect those”. 
It takes artists like Debra to feel the weight of these objects and nurture them back into existence, only to be collected and cared for again.