Monday, September 24, 2007
An "exhibition of art made from salvaged materials" curated by Emily C-D
ABOVE: Abu the Flutemaker gets down // instruments made out of bedposts and other found articles.
Greenwich Village and Soho immediately comes to mind once inside the H & H Building on West Franklin Street. No longer are you in downtown Baltimore on a Saturday night. But instead the arts district of the Lower East Side. Step inside the old school, graffiti covered elevator, push the button for the third floor and welcome to the Whole Gallery. Tonight is the opening for All That Remains, curated by Emily C-D. Far from your typical art show, tonight’s featured artists are displaying pieces made from salvaged materials that most would not think twice about before discarding.
The creativity put into the pieces, which ranged from instruments, paintings and Abu the Flute maker’s inventive “First Bass Harp” is crazy. Tony Smith, the man behind the homemade violins, guitars and banjos made of turtle shells, string, some chord and wooden boxes couldn’t have put it any better when he said, “Nothing old is useless when you can add six strings & tune it to a chord & sing a song.” Not to be mistaken these pieces can actually play as the instrument that it is emulating.
In fact, the music acts of the night “the band Frontier Dentists” and “Abu the Flute maker” used a few to entertain the crowd.
The theme of the night was all about expressing talent using everyday items in ways no one would have thought. But no one seemed to have a bolder message in their work than Rachel Bradley with her “Hell Boxes”. Too intense to explain and too complex to describe, the most obvious issues however, Ms. Bradley touched on were sex, masturbation and cunnilingus. Enough said.
Saturday night was definitely all about creativity and having an open mind.
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Objects of Adoration, curated by Rachel Bradley, explores the modes and techniques of exaltation from medieval and renaissance era religious art as they influence and inform art today. Inspired by the relics of the churches in Italy and Northern Europe, Objects of Adoration brings together five artists from across the US to contemplate the need to destroy reality in order to worship its image, transforming a bone into an artifact or a celebrity into a saint. Participating Artists include: Marc Burckhardt, Luca Dipierro, John Grider, Chehalis Hegner, and Nicholas Kashian. (MAP)
Monday, September 10, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Sahlman Helwaser Art Gallery
547 west 27th street, 5th floor
new york, ny 10011
This will definitely be a good show . To find out more about these guys check out this youtube post. For images of works by Baltimore natives CHRIS STAIN and
BILLY MODE check out the SB flickr page.