Field Projects Gallery

www.fieldprojectsgallery.com
The Villains is a feature film exploring the effects of new media on society and the individual. A group of students form a political micro-collective in their shared apartment. They are on a mission to utilize the internet and new media tools to coordinate empowerment of the masses, personal engagement and direct democracy.

The film is a loose new media take on Jean-Luc Godard’s “La Chinoise”, which was a loose new wave take on Dostoeyevsky’s novel, “The Possessed.” Ultimately, it surveys ideologies of political change, revolution, violence and communal relationships through well-intentioned, but flawed characters.

You can now watch the full film online - check it out here! Also, head over to Animal to read more about the making of the film in their Artist’s Notebook series.

Next week marks the opening reception for two shows at Storefront Ten Eyck - Yale Sculpture 2014 and Nude Dudes. Yale Sculpture 2014 is, as you can guess, an exhibition of sculptors graduating from Yale’s MFA Program. Nude Dudes, in the project space, features René Smith’s stunning paintings of, well, nude dudes. Both are gonna be great shows, and we highly recommend checking them out. The shows run from April 18th-May 18th with an opening reception on Friday April 18th from 6-9pm. Storefront Ten Eyck is located in Brooklyn, a few blocks off the Grand St Stop on the L. For more information, head on over to their website.

Also of note - Deborah Brown, who owns and directs Storefront Ten Eyck, is the curator for Field Project’s Summer Open Call show! Make sure to submit before the deadline May 23rd! More information about submitting here

Above:

Lauren Halsey, put that on sum10.put that on evreethang you’ll never be unFunky again, 2013, mixed media, 16 X 25 feet 

and

René Smith, studio 2014

Xinyi Cheng, a graduate student at MICA who was featured in Show #17: Drunk Tank Pink, is having her thesis show at the end of the month! If you’re in the area, check it out - the show is up from April 25th to May 4th at the Decker Gallery. More info here!
Above: Xinyi Cheng, the Haircut, 2014, Oil on Linen, 36 x 40 inches

Xinyi Cheng, a graduate student at MICA who was featured in Show #17: Drunk Tank Pinkis having her thesis show at the end of the month! If you’re in the area, check it out - the show is up from April 25th to May 4th at the Decker Gallery. More info here!

Above: Xinyi Cheng, the Haircut, 2014, Oil on Linen, 36 x 40 inches

Some Instagram love from Thursday night!

Huge thanks to everyone who came to the opening of Caroline Wells Chandler - Homunculus. It was a fantastic atmosphere, and we hope that everyone had as great a time as we did (I think so!)

The exhibition is up till May 10th. Don’t miss it!

OPENING TOMORROW:
Greenpoint Terminal Gallery presents
DARK LIGHTWorks by Brian Willmont  Opening Reception 4/4 7-10 PM 
Brian is a painter, sculpture, and mixed media artist from Boston, now living in Brooklyn. His work was exhibited in our show #14, Trust In Me, and we can’t wait to see his new work.
Further info can be found on Facebook
More work by Brian Willmont at brianwillmont.com
OPENING TOMORROW:

DARK LIGHT
Works by Brian Willmont 
Opening Reception 4/4 7-10 PM 

Brian is a painter, sculpture, and mixed media artist from Boston, now living in Brooklyn. His work was exhibited in our show #14, Trust In Me, and we can’t wait to see his new work.

Further info can be found on Facebook

More work by Brian Willmont at brianwillmont.com

Caroline Wells Chandler : Homunculus 
Opening April 3, 6-8pm
April 3 - May 10th

Field Projects
526 W 26 Street, #807
NY, NY 10001

Caroline Wells Chandler : Homunculus 

Opening April 3, 6-8pm

April 3 - May 10th

Field Projects

526 W 26 Street, #807

NY, NY 10001

“Bompas & Parr’s Gherkin Chandelier” by David Lane and Jeremy Valender - NOWNESS

While gastronomically centered artworks are nothing new, I’m not sure I’ve seen anything quite like what has been done for The Gourmand, a food/art/culture journal based in London. Steering food-art far from the food-porn imagery with which we are all too familiar (however well crafted it may be), it takes an altogether whimsical take on the marriage of visual and edible. Case-in-point: this awesome film about the wonder and power (in watts) of the gherkin.



(Also amazing is the photo essay from the current issue, A Synaesthetic Sunday Roast, also featured on NOWNESS:)

This really shouldn’t make me hungry. But it does.

Reminder:

Only TWO MORE DAYS to come see Show #18
Richard Hart + Tom Kotik

The current exhibition has been a big success, with particular thanks to everyone who came out for the opening, and to those who came during Armory Week and the Open Studios Chelsea tour.

Closing day is Saturday, March 22nd.

Check out DISown at the Red Bull Studios (220 W. 18th Street). It closes April 6th! 

“DISown – Not For Everyone,” is an art exhibition posing as a retail store. Or maybe it’s the other way around. As Karl Lagerfeld for H&M is a diffusion line for fashion, DISown is a diffusion line for art. Set as an examination of taste and consumerism, DISown presents a new model for cultural critique. Presenting products from over 30 world-renowned artists including Ryan Trecartin, Jon Rafman, Bjarne Melgaard, Amalia Ulman, Telfar and Hood By Air (HBA), DISown will be featured in a retail installation by artist Lizzie Fitch. Art collective DIS and curator Agatha Wara present the month long exhibition, starting March 6th at Red Bull Studio New York.

Had an incredible time at the “Logical Guesses” opening at Driscoll Babcock last night. If you didn’t get a chance to go to the opening, make sure you stop by and check out their artwork.
http://www.driscollbabcock.com/

Photo by: SciArtinAmerica 

Had an incredible time at the “Logical Guesses” opening at Driscoll Babcock last night. If you didn’t get a chance to go to the opening, make sure you stop by and check out their artwork.

http://www.driscollbabcock.com/

Photo by: SciArtinAmerica 

ALUM AND ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: LAUREN BRITTON

(We mentioned Lauren as having a show at SUNY Purchase the other week, but a proper post is in order)

Lauren is a young painter who is already getting well-deserved recognition. A senior at Purchase, her work has already been shown at Weeknights Gallery (Now Associated Gallery in Bushwick), Redhook Exhibition Space in DUMBO, Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, The Forum Art Space at SUNY Purchase, and will soon be exhibiting at Associated Gallery (more information about that when we get it!).

Lauren’s newest work is the framework for ”SHIFTER”, at Gallery 1989, Larchmont, NY, now through March 20th. 

This is 1989’s Inaugural exhibition as a gallery, and I think it sets a promising tone for the space as a promoter for great emerging artists. 

About this work (bolded for emphasis):

‘SHIFTER’ […] include[s] icons created by the painter to communicate an experience of the bodily on both large canvases and smaller pieces. The term ‘shifter’ is commonly applied to the deictic nature of personal pronouns. When specifying identity, perspective and context influence implications throughout discourse. The kind of ‘she’ that a drag queen is, is not congruent with the kind of ‘she’ that an identified woman is.

[…]Britton’s works evoke the bodily through color and texture, making many references to body parts, without naming them[…]

Painting about the feeling of what it is like to be in a transitioning body, Britton’s choice in medium reflects the notion and feeling of plasticity; the elasticity of skin, the stretchy plastic-­‐paint, the compression shirts and plastic cocks commonly used for body modifications in the queer/trans experience.

Visit Lauren’s website 

Visit Gallery 1989’s Facebook for more information.

Mossless in America: Carl Gunhouse | VICE United States

Check out this interview with artist/curator/critic and friend of the gallery Carl Gunhouse! 

What are your thoughts on photography on the internet?
As for the sheer number of images overwhelming the medium, which every photo panel seems to devolve into nowadays, I think it’s silly. Writers aren’t complaining that the number of emails on the internet is somehow overwhelming their medium. I think if you can’t tell the difference between art and your friends’ instagram, then you’re probably lacking some basic understanding of the medium.