Monday, August 31, 2009

Fountain Studios: Under the Same Shadow

UPCOMING Sept 5th to Oct 3rd/////////Owen Rundquist and Alex DeMaria//////Under the Same Shadow

Fountain Studios is pleased to present Under the Same Shadow, a collaborative exhibition featuring the work of artists Alexander DeMaria and Owen Rundquist. DeMaria and Rundquist explore the place of ritualism and the occult in a pop context. For the exhibition the two artists have created a multi-media sculptural installation. By referring to ancient ritualistic structures and incorporating elements from a variety of pre-Christian belief systems, the past and present inform one another in this piece through the lens of subculture. The work also includes a sound element composed by the artists, making direct reference to the world of extreme heavy metal. By removing this piece of cultural phenomena from its conventional setting and placing it in an atavistic environment, the artists effectively travel full-circle, returning popular culture to a place of extinct ritualism and bringing a pop sensibility to ancient practice.

Alex DeMaria

Owen Rundquist

Fountain Studios
604 Grand Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11238

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Whitney's Biennial


For Immediate Release

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Brooklyn, NY – Thirty-Seven Artists are participating in the 2009 Whitney’s Biennial, opening at 70 Greenpoint Avenue (c.r.e.a.m. projects) on Friday August 28, 2009 from 7-11 PM, running through Sunday August 30, 2009. Gallery hours are 12-6 PM.

The 2009 Whitney’s Biennial is an interdisciplinary group exhibition, taking place in an unoccupied commercial space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The exhibition re-envisions the ubiquitous Biennial formula by personalizing the institution, paring it down to a single person. Whitney is the proverbial Every Artist, the flesh-and-bone actor laboring under the shadows of giants. This is her Biennial.

The exhibition explores the dubious notion of the comeback and opens days before the release of Whitney Houston’s new album. In a moment when the entire world is waiting to see if and when the economy will recover, the artist is in need of a new strategy.

The participating artists are widely diverse — from those who have exhibited in major museums such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, to the graffiti artist, to the underground filmmaker, to the recent MFA graduate. All have been asked to meet on common ground, outside of the white cube, to create new works for this show.

The 2009 Whitney’s Biennial is organized by MaryKate Maher, Martha Mysko, Elise Rasmussen and Davida Nemeroff.


These are the artists selected for the 2009 Whitney’s Biennial:

Anna Rosen

Austin Shull

Carrie Schneider

Chelsea Knight

Christine Sun Kim & Jacob Shamberg

Davida Nemeroff

Douglas Boatwright

Elise Rasmussen

Fia Backström

Jesse Harris

Joey Whiteley

Joshua von Brown

Julia Kennedy

Kara Walker

Kelli Thompson

Kotama Bouabane

Leidy Churchman

Martha Mysko

MaryKate Maher & Oliver Jones

Mauricio Salgado
Michael Berryhill

Michael Farmer

Mira Dancy

Paul Heyer

Per Billgren

Peter Harkawik

Roe Ethridge

Roshani Thakore

Samara Golden

Shawn Kuruneru

Tony Romano

Tuomas Korpijaakko

Valerie Piraino

Victoria Cheong

William Kidman

Opening August 28th, 7-11PM
Free Limo Rides, courtesy of Whitney
After Party: Coco66 (68 Greenpoint Avenue), 11PM – 4AM

Special performance by Castlemusic on Saturday August 29, 2009 at 8:00 PM

The Still Collective

In The Woods: Aretha Aoki

We Are Weather: Vanessa Anspaugh

Saw this incredible show August 19 at the Blue Barn at Bramble Hill Farm in North Amherst.
More dance to come soon from these two remarkable talents.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Surf and Turf

Last May's video collage triptych from a larger whole