NEW CITY GALERIE presents
QUINCY OWENS: PUT DRINKS ON ME
Opening reception Friday, November 7th, 5-9pm
Exhibit runs through January 27th
Best small shot:
Best large overhead shot: https://www.dropbox.com/s/
These functional miniature windows into the history of pop culture and my own personal preferences and tastes began like most things in my life- necessity. As an artist I do an above average job of collecting a wide variety of detritus. Those of you out there whom understand this eccentric expertise know that, like life itself, even collecting goes in cycles. A phase in this cycle is actually using said copious amounts of detritus before the inevitable and sadly mandatory purge must take place. Thus, the “coasters” were born, or more dramatically, saved from the trash bin.
I had rescued an unfair amount of quality woods a few years ago that sat by a (too large) pile of magazines and books people “thought I might want” from the past six or so decades. It was time to put up or shut up. I decided instead of putting all of these materials back in the trashcans they were already in or headed toward I could fiddle around with them and make some collages as practice for paintings.
That was in 2012. They didn’t speak to me as collages so I quickly decided to make all of them functional coasters with a thick coat of resin. Now, there are literally thousands of them and the original concept has spiraled beautifully out of control.
As an artist I like to ask questions much more often than I enjoy the time it takes to provide answers. I see the coasters as answers to so many of the questions that roll through my head while working on other pieces. Are they art? Yes. Does their functionality deter or amplify them? It definitely adds to their significance. What significance? They are a piece of me, my thoughts, tastes, beliefs, curiosities, criticisms of art, pop culture, and government. They are my capitalist endorsement, my branding, my “swoosh.” Am I okay with you putting drinks on them? Hell yeah. They are equally enjoyable as a piece of art on your wall or shelf but how often do you get to put your favorite drink of choice down on a piece of art while enhancing it? Exactly!
As artists we are called to bridge the gap between culture and beauty, sometimes literally as in the case of Janet Zewig.
Mount Tabor Ecumenical Centre for Art and Spirituality Lux inTenebris: Advent Encounters with Art 9-13 December 2014 Community of Jesus, Orleans, MA An Artist’s retreat set in the season of Advent, offering an opportunity to explore Art and the Incarnation with Msgr. Timothy Verdon, Director of the Office of Sacred Art, Florence, Italy and Dr. Filippo Rossi, Master Artist, also of Florence. Hosted by the Mount Tabor Centre for Art and Spirituality and held in the monastic context of the ecumenical Community of Jesus. The retreat will include lectures and slide presentations covering the topics of Art & Life, Art & Faith, Art & Prayer and Art & Communion. The retreat will also include quiet times for reflection, Monastic Vespers, graciously prepared meals, and accommodations provided at Paraclete Retreat House. Learn More: mounttabor.it/luxintenebris Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 508-240-7090
NURTUREart is pleased to present, Brain Scratch, curated by Chris Romero, and Featuring artists: Snow Yunxue Fu, Ryan Whittier Hale, Katie Torn, and Siebren Versteeg.
Drawing inspiration from Edwin Abbot’s Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, this exhibition seeks to discern a point where the digital and physical converge to create a harmonious new reality. The title itself alludes to the act of scratching one’s head in perplexity; the result is meant to alter our perception about what is and what may come.
Opening Reception: Fri. October 17, 7-9PM
October 17 – November 21, 2014
Featured image: Snow Yunxue Fu, still from The Gap 3, 2014. 3D animated loop and installation.
56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Hours: 12 pm to 6 pm Thursday through Monday
and by appointment: (718) 782-7755
If you are able, please check it out.
Here is Mako’s latest message:
“I just arrived in Grand Rapids to ArtPrize where “Walking on Water – Azurite”is exhibited as part of the competition. The host institution (Acton Institute) has done a marvelous job in installation, not only featuring Walking on Water, but a separate exhibit of Four Holy Gospels pages. I will speak tonight, and will have events throughout this week.
ArtPrize exhibits over 1500 artists and over 400,000 visitors! Crazy…
So, please announce widely, especially to anyone who may be traveling to see. Of course, they can see the work and vote for me (you have to be present to vote) But more importantly, it will be a wonderful example of Culture Care, a “best model practice” of how a city can be ignited by art!”
Check out the events page on ArtPrize to learn more about his lecture tonight:
If you were unable to join us in person at our latest Art, Love, and Beauty gathering last week, don’t worry. We recorded it!
Our next Art Love and Beauty gathering will be on October 30th at 8:00 PM. Our special guest is author Esther Meek. More information here:
Our Art, Love, and Beauty gatherings will continue this Autumn season with a special guest of honor and longtime friend of IAM, artist Laurie Lea. We will open up the evening with a special video from our India branch in Bangalore, Integrated Arts Movement. Following, Makoto Fujimura will interview Laurie Lea and then deliver a talk “On Beauty and Sacrifice.”
Laurie Lea’s art will be exhibited at the IAM NY space until October 9, 2014.
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