Serrah Russell – NEPO 5K DON’T RUN

NEPO 5k DON’T RUN is back and you are invited!

This year it’s all downhill and backwards. Starting at NEPO House on Beacon Hill and finishing in front of Kobe Terrace Gardens in the International District, participants will encounter nearly 5 kilometers of city streets populated with artwork, installations and performing artists. Finish-line show, MCed by Jake Stratton, will feature live music by Bavarian Village Band, multimedia show by Airport, DJ Never Leaves, performance by Seattle Butoh Festival, DAIPANbutoh dancers and Roz Band, storefront video installations, LxWxH pop-up store, food trucks and beer garden. Once again, expect the unexpected!

Date: Saturday September 8, 2012

Time:
Registration by Vis-a-Vis Society at NEPO House 2:30-4:00pm
Don’t Run 4:00-7:00pm
Finish-line show 6:00-10:00pm

Where:
Start at NEPO House on Beacon Hill (1723 S Lander Street, Seattle, WA 98144)
Finish in front of Kobe Terrace Park in the International District (S Main Street and Maynard Avenue S)

Participating artists:
Vis-à-Vis Society, Britta Johnson, Nathaniel Russell, Paul Komada, Lindsey Apodaca, MKNZ, Ruth Marie Tomlinson, Taylor Pinton, Matthew Hilger, Whitney Ford-Terry, Rumi Koshino, Joanna Lepore, Erin Elyse Burns, Graham Downing, Max Kraushaar, Virginia Wilcox, Hanita Schwartz, Meital Katz-Minerbo, Glenn Herlihy, Leanne Grimes, Brandon Aleson, Ken Turner, Serrah Russell, Sarah Galvin, Riley Christensen, Willie Fitzgerald, Maggie Carson Romano, Eric John Olson, Anne Blackburn, Lauren Max, C.M. Ruiz, Nicholas Nyland, Nat Evans, Chris Kallmyer, Aaron Asis, Anna Koosmann, Stephen Sewell, Julia Haack, Yé-Yé Collective, Fictilis, Kate Clark, George Rodriguez, Jose Bold, Chris Buening, Seth Damm, Keeara Rhoades, A K Mimi Alin, Allyce Wood, Andrew Peterson and meadow starts with p, Andy Fallat, Diana Falchuk, JD Banke, Eric E. Aguilar, NKO, Devon Midori Hale, Keely Isaak Meehan and Manifold Motion, Bryan Schoneman, Zack Bent, Jennifer Zwick, Rodrigo Valenzuela, Amanda Manitach, Alice Ghosti, Monica Mata Gilliam, Baso Fibonacci, and Seanjohn Walsh.

Curated by Klara Glosova, Sierra Stinson and Zack Bent.

What else you may need to know: this event is free to the public, with suggested donation of $5. Participants of all ages welcome, feel free to invite anyone and everyone you know, there is no maximum capacity! You are encouraged to take Light Rail to the start, NEPO House is located one block from Beacon Hill’s Light Rail Station.

Hope to see you there! And remember: absolutely no running!

nepohouse.org

NEPO 5K DON’T RUN is organized by NEPO House. NEPO House is an Associated Program of Shunpike.
This event is made possible by funding from 4Culture and the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. This program is also supported, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

The LunchBox Gallery – 2nd opening night of the “Summer Photo Show 2012” – Sept 8th!

Hello LunchBoxers!

We are pleased to invite you to the second opening night of the acclaimed annual group exhibition “Summer Photo Show 2012“, this September 8th from 7-10 pm (though we will be open since noon – 12pm). The show features the photography work of fourteen artists. The showcased pieces are a result of a call for entries oriented to national and international visual artists working in all styles of contemporary photography including any mixed-media art that utilized photography as one of its forms of expression. All photographic methods, formats, types and schools were welcomed.

In this show, The Lunch Box Gallery is exhibiting works of insightful conceptual ideas materialized through exceptional craftsmanship, which are intended to represent fascinating takes and points of view in photography nowadays. The thought behind the image of the artist is very important in this show, yet as important as the final visible result. The range of photography tendencies to be found in the exhibition is vast: from conceptual and documentary photography, to narrative photography, photo-essay, iPhoneography and photo-collage; touching on topics like obsessive-compulsive tendencies, the demystification of the “happily ever after”, performative images that play with childhood materials to reflect on how they determine us, or the mistreated young Muay Thai boxers from a Bangkok slum. They all convey on representing an individual concept and a very particular way of externalizing it.

Photographers participating in the show include:

Sarah Tortora (Connecticut), John William Keedy (New York), Noah David Bau (Boston/Bangkok), Amy Leibrand (Ohio), Miranda Maynard (North Carolina), Lissette Schaeffler (Miami), Aimee Hertog (New Jersey), Dafna Steinberg (Washington DC), Ted Oonk (The Netherlands), Luisa Mesa (Miami), Troy Colby (Kansas), Ramesh Pithiya (Washington DC), Naimar Ramirez (Puerto Rico) and Tracy Thomas (California).

A few lines about the artists and their artworks…

Sarah Tortora (Connecticut) – Sarah’s photographs in this show address displacement by organizing unrelated objects within the frame, where the addition of an anonymous subject in these works further frustrates one’s ability to establish a narrative within the contents of the image; reminding us of our existence in a world of constant material experience and exchange. Her work explores the experiences of the product shot versus the object it depicts, where the product shot arguably fetishizes and idealizes the object to a greater extent than the object can ever achieve for itself.

John William Keedy (NY)- This visual artist is exhibiting three pieces from his intriguing series “It’s Hardly Noticeable”, which explores the complex and meticulous world of a character who is caught between an overwhelming drive to yield to his compulsions and an undeniable desire to blend in with those around him. The portrayed scenarios are the result of a man who struggles to reconcile himself with his differences and obsessions, attempting to find a balance. This series has become a performative way for the artist to indulge his own anxieties.

Noah David Bau (Boston/Bangkok) – He is participating in the show with “This Is My Body”; a series of portraits depicting young professional Muay Thai boxers at a training camp in Bangkok’s most notorious slum. His aim is to deliver the viewer to the intersection of adolescence, commerce, beauty, and brutality, photographing boys that have been orphaned or neglected and discarded, subjected to grueling workouts, brutal body punishment and trained to be merciless. Noah realized these boys are at once admired and unwanted, savage and forlorn, innocent and jaded, becoming inspired to create this series and illuminate these contradictions.

Amy Leibrand (Ohio) – Amy is featuring two pieces from her series “Tensional Perspectives”, which explores situations and conditions characterized by speculative future outcomes. Can we not escape the limitations that define our presence? By exploring the dynamics of boundaries and placements, one’s sense of identity dissolves, bringing about disorientation, but also the possibility of new perspectives.

Miranda Maynard (North Carolina) – “Manners” is a series of conceptual photographs that focuses on the body and food as intimate cultural symbols, and on play as a means of self- determination. Miranda’s work is a process of performing with childish materials and bright colors that were captivating to her in her childhood, but that nevertheless are relevant to a broader audience. She believes there is something infectiously exciting about seeing people playing with the materials they want to play with.

Lissette Schaeffler (Miami) – This photographer is featuring two pieces from her series “By The Hour”, which portrays the rooms of the typical “Pay by the Hour” motels in Miami. The artist incorporated the element of surprise, but never asking to see the rooms before paying for them; like having a rendezvous between the space and herself. What’s really behind this project is the artist’s personal need to discover if she could photograph the urban landscape as comfortably as she did her portraits; finding out she approached them very similarly, treating the rooms as sitters and ultimately becoming portraits of the space.

Aimee Hertog (New Jersey) – Aimee’s work explores what it means to be feminist in a post-feminist era through her series “Defying Gravity”. Starting with sculpture, the artist manipulates wedding gowns to explore the reality behind the myth of living “happily ever after”, and then superimposes them onto claustrophobic, two-dimensional, photographic landscapes. That is how her photographic narratives are created to reflect a disillusionment with contemporary society by emphasizing the dichotomy between “natural” and “artificial”, and highlighting the difficulty women have constructing and retaining their identities in a culture that favors traditional gender roles.

Dafna Steinberg (Washington DC) – Dafna is what you can recognize as an integral artist. Working in photography, video and mixed media, she brings us her complex photographic collages. Always fascinated by details and things in fragment, her series “Little Monsters” takes the spectator’s imagination in a different direction, allowing him/her to wander through different story lines. Her inspiration comes from dreams, the media and how she sees the world, utilizing magazine cut outs, vintage postcards and photographs of unknown people.

Ted Oonk (The Netherlands) – The artist is exhibiting two images from her series “The too-aesthetic database”, a series of non-fictional photographs on her sister Pim who has Down Syndrome. Ted’s work stem from a fascination and discontent that she has in relation towards the way we deal with matters that deviate from the norm, and how imagery contributes to the way we stigmatize. Aesthetic, poetry and intimacy play a great part in her work as well as awkwardness and the pained, providing another kind of perfection which becomes a challenge to keep up with in this image-ruled world.

Luisa Mesa (Miami)- Luisa is renowned by her mixed-media collages that also incorporate illustration, drawing, photography, painting and digital manipulation. The artist interprets our reality as the manifestation of an invisible force that animates it, where life is not flat but full of layers beneath the surface. Luisa introduces old portraits into her work, juxtaposing the old and the new and ‘giving them life’ in a contemporary setting, thus allowing them possibilities they may have never had.

Troy Colby (Kansas) – Trough his series “The Return”, Troy reflects about how in all the midst of the modern advances, we are losing ourselves daily to this life that has lost touch with just being human. We struggle to maintain, control and advance over nature, even in beauty. As age creeps up we do everything to fight it and try to withhold the process from taking place, yet at some point we start to come to an area of acceptance and peace. We have to either put faith in what is to come, or just do not have any more fight left in us. This is the point where we are returning back to where we came, an earlier condition or place; and that’s what is revealed in Troy’s images.

Ramesh Pithiya (Washington DC) – Ramesh creates photographs, sculpture, and site-specific installations that explore how we rely on photography to provide our memories of personal experiences, to frame our understanding of who we are, and to shape and preserve our collective memory of historical events. Inspired by our instinct as archivists, gathering and sifting through the documents and objects, his work documents temporary still life structures that combine political, social and personal material within sculptural compositions; bearing witness to experience how used things or how things can be used in another context, which find their relationship in our daily life.

Naimar Ramirez (Puerto Rico) – Her work presents questions about identity and its relationship to images, reflecting on the dichotomy between what is seen and what is projected through the creation of masks. As intermediaries between the wearer and the outside world, the masks strive to show some ways in which individuals are represented, and how much ‘truth’ can be communicated through this depiction; also, how we re-create ourselves in response to our context by manipulating our own image. Working with what seem to be wearable, interchangeable pieces like free magazines, the viewer can feel as though they can pick and choose what they need, or would like to be like, making of the image/identity a usable object. At the end, Naimar works with a general approach to the way our self-image is informed by outside events and propaganda.

Tracy Thomas (California) – Well-know iPhoneographer, each of Tracy’s montage pieces are shot and edited entirely on an iPhone4; a device that for sure has provided her wings to the whimsical, sometimes bizarre and oft-times humorous alter-ego buried deep inside her. By combining the old with the modern element, Tracy juxtaposes photographs taken prior to the 1940’s with her own shot background elements, reflecting on the contents of the leftover creative imaginings of her childhood mind, bringing to life interesting characters of her dreams.

 

The Lunch Box Gallery

310 NW. 24th St. Miami, FL 33127
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http://www.thelunchboxgallery.com

Fictional Eyes: The Dreams of Reason” photography show at The Lunch Box Gallery

Miami, FL – The Lunch Box Gallery, in conjunction with contemporary art webzine from Spain, Area Zinc, are pleased to announce the new exhibition Fictional Eyes: The Dreams of Reason, showcasing the photographs of 8 artists who have been previously published in Area Zinc. The opening reception is on May 12th, 2012 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at 310 NW. 24th St. Miami, FL 33127.

After a rigorous selection process, a body of works have been chosen that convey the idea of photography as an exercise for the imagination. All the pieces in this show reveal fictional situations, scenarios, objects and even narratives that defy not only the way we see and associate the elements that surround us, but as well challenge the limits of photography as an art form. The artworks confront the traditional idea that a photograph reflects reality, and they also deal with the diversity of outside influences that photographers have incorporated into their images when utilizing other methods of creation and techniques that weren’t necessarily there in the original take.

 

 

The use of technology, digital manipulation, 3D design, illustration, collage, graphics tablet, among many others, indeed transform the image to become “something else”, taking the shape of oneiric expressions and illusions that unleash conceptual and personal imaginations. Nevertheless, even though many of the images reveal nonexistent places, forms and circumstances, they all depart from elements of real life taken with a camera, and at the end, they may become verisimilar to the eye of the beholder thanks to the mastery in merging all the elements together; just like a dream that feels real when dreaming it. Pre-conceived techniques during the taking of the photograph as well as in post-production, become the set for the visual trap, making the impossible, possible.

Awe, curiosity, open conclusions and unlimited meanings arise from the sometimes unconnected imagery that we observe, stimulating the individual appropriation of the photograph by giving the connotation each viewer wants to assign. Here, concept and technique together omit the laws of reason, entering into the dreams of those who create with fictional eyes.
Photographers participating in the show include Sandra Torralba (Spain), Stefano Bonazzi (Italy), Christopher Lee Donovan (USA), Michel Rajkovic (France), Serrah Russell (USA), Kaveh Hosseini (Germany), Polly Chandler (USA), Alba Tenas (Spain).

Fictional Eyes: The Dreams of Reason will be opened to the public on Saturday, May 12th from 6:00pm during the popular Gallery Walks, at 310 NW 24th. St. Miami, FL 33127 (Wynwood Art District). Nevertheless, the gallery will be open that same day since 1:00pm.

More about Area Zinc: Founded in 2007 in Spain, this internationally renowned webzine is directed by Andres Vargas. More than 30 thematic editions have been published throughout the years, showcasing the artworks of more than 1,000 artists from all around the world. Area Zinc has been successfully giving voice to all mediums which include illustration, painting, sculpture, photography and more, always focused on representing the latest tendencies of these art forms. For more information, please visit http://www.area-zinc.com

The Lunch Box Gallery
310 NW. 24th St. Miami, FL 33127
http://www.thelunchboxgallery.com

Fund raising : Proyecto Infancia and Nyumbani: Photography workshop in Kenya

PROYECTO INFANCIA (childhood project – www.proyectoinfancia.com) is a non-profit organisation that conducts photography workshops for children in underprivilegied parts of the world. We have been carrying out workshops since 2006 in countries as diverse as Chile, Algeria, Brazil, Colombia, India, Kosovo and Cambodia, among others.

To endow the workshops, Proyecto Infancia uses different funding sources, including donations of second-hand photographic equipment, sale of photographs at ad-hoc exhibitions, like the one we conducted in partnership with the Red Cross in Madrid, last year.

We are going to develop this year, our so far biggest workshop ever planned, with more than 120 orphan kids having HIV/AIDS in Nairobi – Kenya, members of Nyumbani Foundation.

We do really need your collaboration to buy all the materials required to make this workshop. Become one of our sponsors, making a donation from 10€ and you’ll receive in return one of the photographs made by children in our workshops!!!

We will use the payment platform that provides Amigos de Nyumbani on its website www.amigosdenyumbani.es/colabora/haz-un-donativo/

You¡ll be able to make the donation by bank transfer or using your credit card and/or by paypal by filling out a form at Amigos de Nyumbani’s website.*

*READ CAREFULLY: It is essential that in the box “Apellidos” (last names) you indicate “Childhood Project“. In this way, we will know who to contact to confirm the photograph that you want and to report on the time and type of shipping of photographs.

More information on how to make the donation at www.area-zinc.com or contacting us by email at info @ proyectoinfancia.com
Thank you very much!!!

Proyecto Infancia & Amigos de Nyumbani

Art Paris Art Fair

Art Paris Art Fair, the Springtime fair for Modern and Contemporary Art in Paris

 

From March 29th to April 1st, 2012, Art Paris Art Fair brings together 125 international galleries and editors under the majestic glass dome of the Grand Palais. The 2012 edition is a turning point in the evolution of the fair, bringing a new focus, a new team and new events.

New Ambitions for 2012: Promoting European Artistic Scenes
Art Paris Art Fair has set about exploring the diversity of contemporary creation throughout Europe. The general sector will offer an international overview of the arts in the 20th and 21st centuries, while a series of platforms will turn the spotlight on a European city or region to highlight a particularly vibrant energy of a specific decentralized art scene.

Art Paris Art Fair is also launching a European Creative Design Sector under the title «Séries Limitées », as well as a VIP programme for collectors called « Springtime in Paris». In addition a programme of talks will be initiated in the Grand Palais.

Applications for Art Paris Art Fair 2012 are now open. http://www.artparis.fr/

Exhibitor access
In order to obtain your personal login and password to apply please contact :

Jérémie Thomas : P:+33 (0) 1 56 26 52 13 – Email : jthomas@artparis.fr
Valentine Lecétre : P:+33 (0) 1 56 26 52 34 – Email : vlecetre@artparis.fr
Applications will be reviewed by the selection committee whose meeting is scheduled for 4th November 2011.

Practical information
Art Paris Art Fair
March 29th – April 1st, 2012
Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris
Professional Preview (by invitation) Wednesday March 28th, 2012, from 2pm to 6pm
Opening (by invitation) Wednesday March 28th, 2012, from 6pm to 10pm

Opening hours
Thursday March 29th, 11.30am – 8pm
Friday March 30th, 11.30am – 10pm
Saturday March 31st, 11.30am – 8pm
Sunday April 1st, 11.30am – 7pm

Admission: 20 € /10 € for students and groups
Catalogue: 20 €

Info

March 29th – April 1st, 2012
Professional Preview (by invitation) Wednesday March 28th, 2012, from 2pm to 6pm
Opening (by invitation) Wednesday March 28th, 2012, from 6pm to 10pm

Address

http://www.artparis.fr
Art Paris Art Fair
Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris
France

Contact

contact@artparis.fr
Phone: +33 (0) 1 56 26 52 13
Fax: +33 (0) 1 47 55 19 31

Bruised – by Thaweesak Srithongdee

Thavibu Gallery is pleased to present the art exhibition Bruised with new acrylic paintings on canvas by Thaweesak Srithongdee.

Having previously engineered a spurious race of Adonic, pectoral defined, super-beings that played with perceptions of body image, Thaweesak or Lolay as he is better known, expands his fascination with the human condition to question our existence and ultimate survival. Bruises and scars bear the physical trace of individual fallibility, but they also provoke assumptions as to the history and determiners behind such inflictions.

Thaweesak Srithongdee is 41 years old and one of Thailand’s most internationally recognized artists. He is well known as a painter and illustrator, but has recently also ventured into video and producing sculptures. He has participated in numerous exhibitions in Thailand and abroad, including a residency at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Japan in 2005, the Fukuoka Triennale, in the 2009 Jakarta Biennale, Indonesia and the 2010 Busan Biennale, Korea.

BRUISED

17 September – 15 October
by Thaweesak Srithongdee (Thailand)

You are kindly invited for the opening of the exhibition on Saturday 17th September 2011 at 17:00 (5 pm) at:

THAVIBU GALLERY
The Silom Galleria Building,
Suite 308, 919/1 Silom Rd.
Bangkok 10500
Tel +66 (0) 266 5454

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16th ART Innsbruck – call for applications

16th ART international fair for contemporary art Innsbruck – ART Innsbruck

NEW for exhibitors – The ART Innsbruck PREMIUM-PACKAGE for perfect luxury!

Try the all-round carefree package for all, who don’t want to care about more extras. Save time and money. All inclusive – all for one price!

All information on our homepage http://www.art-innsbruck.at

Date: 24th – 27th February 2012

Location: Fair hall D (former hall 4), south entry, ing.-etzel-strasse

Presented will be international fine arts of the 20/21st century, mainly after 1960 – paintings, works on paper, original graphics, sculptures, editions, photography, new media

Exhibitors: Galleries and art dealers from 8 – 10 nations

Particular emphasis 2012: paintings, photography after 1960

Curated special exhibitions: Young Art, Russian Art and special exhibition with renown artists

With the ART Innsbruck you’ll find an ideal platform and a precise art-interested public, who is willing to spend their money on a high-class gallery programme.

Info

24th – 27th February 2012; Opening: 23rd February 2012 (preview: 5.30 pm, grand opening: 7.30 pm)

Fine arts from the 20th & 21st century – focus after 1960

3 curated special exhibitions (Young Art, Russian Art and renown artists)

Registration deadline 31st October 2011

Contact

info@art-innsbruck.at
Johanna Penz
Phone: +43 (0) 512 567101
Fax: +43 (0) 512 567233

Address

http://www.art-innsbruck.at
ART Innsbruck
Gutenbergstrasse 3
A 6020 Innsbruck
Austria