Saturday, 23 April 2011

"Identity Theft" New public art installation by Leon Reid IV

"Identity Theft" depicts a 14ft sculpture of a cat burglar creeping on a Brooklyn rooftop pillaging a social media profile picture as often used to symbolize identity on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Inspired by a recent robbery in his own building complex, Reid decided to place the concept of theft in a 21st century context, whereby personal information is often more vulnerable than personal property.

To view more images of this work click here: >>
This installation is part of Leon Reid IV: A Decade Of Public Art


On view until May 8
Pandemic Gallery
37 Broadway (btwn Kent and Wythe)
Brooklyn,NY 11211

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Coming Up: Monica Canilao

Monica Canilao: See No Evil

“What's Lost Is Safe” A solo exhibition by Monica Canilao (Oakland, CA)

May 6- July 31, 2011

Join us for the o
pening reception: Friday May 6th 6-10pm {Artist will be in attendance}

HELP WANTED:
If you are interested in donating materials to this exhibit please
read this.

Sky High Gallery is pleased to welcome Monica Canilao in her first solo exhibition in Milwaukee entitled “What’s Lost Is Safe”. Monica will be building an elaborate nostalgia based site-specific installation. It is a follow up to her 2007 collaboration with photographer Mike Brodie (Thee Polaroid Kidd) at Paper Boat Gallery. Four years later, the wildly prolific Canilao’s career is taking off as she finds herself splitting her time between her studio and art based travel. “What’s Lost Is Safe” will feature modified antique parlor portraits enshrined in collections of natural and human-made objects she will be scavenging locally from Milwaukee’s forgotten places. In the manipulation of her orphaned portraits, gender and identity is blurred, redefined and made fluid. Monica’s compositions seamlessly meld the old and new: stained paper, discarded fabric, even tea bags and bones combine with her hands to take part in breathing new life. Canilao and her crew will be working around the clock for five days building and scavenging onsite leading up to the opening. Monica’s staggeringly beautiful, almost haunted work reminds us that everything built is made up of things in a phase of decay.

We will be documenting and blogging the installation progress, stay tuned and follow curator Faythe Levine's twitter feed for updates @faythelevine

Press Release available here.

Monday, 18 April 2011

On Display now!


Thanks to everyone who braved the torrential rains and came out Sat. Night for the opening of
Leon Reid: A DECADE OF PUBLIC ART
the show will be on display till Sun. May 8th

View Inventory HERE

The Artist explains his work

"Identity Thief" 14' Sculpture Installation on the roof of Pandemic

"Identity Thief" 14' Sculpture Installation on the roof of Pandemic
(photo by Luna Park)

See photos of the Install HERE




Sunday, 17 April 2011

Jerzy @ 1305!






Jerzy Barankiewicz
new clay works

Opening Final Friday, April 29th join us @ 1305 for a reception with the artist from 6- 11 pm.
Can't make it to the opening?- the gallery will start new regular hours Thursdays and Fridays, 12-4 & Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5.

Jerzy Barankiewicz is a San Diego via Poland transplant to Cincinnati, having moved to the Queen City 7 years ago to work as the Director of Clinical Research at the Molecular Research Center Inc., of Cincinnati.

Although he started making ceramic work 40 years ago in Poland, his career as a scientist put a halt to his artistic ventures. It was after moving here to our city that Dr. Barankiewicz started working in clay again.

His work is greatly influenced both by his own collection of clay sculpture and native crafts from around the world, and by what seems to be a natural interest in folk art. Much of his work reflects an interest in folk art made in the midwest in the 19th and 20th centuries by European immigrants and their descendants. In other bodies of Jerzy's work his interest in Native American pottery and symbolism is readily at hand.

Somehow despite what would seem to be an intensely busy and focused career, Jerzy, or Jurek as he is often called, finds time to be a prolific and visionary clay artist. He is a joy to be around, both charismatic and accented, and my only complaint would be that he has simply too much good work to choose from! It is a real pleasure to have Jerzy Barankiewicz and his amazing clay work in the gallery for the 6th anniversary of openings at 1305 Gallery.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Lost is Found

Paul Compton and Priscilla Ambrosini's beautiful new show opened at Hand Held on Thursday eve. Each piece in the exhibition was created from found materials, cut offs and lost objects: pieces of card, small broken tins and tiny bottles and discarded pieces of fabric and lace were the inspiration for this eclectic yet harmonious body of work.

As part of the exhibition Paul and Priscilla worked on a series of 'exquisite corpses' which meld the styles of both artists. A fascinating experiment where each artist tried to guess the other's intention with some mythical and magical results.

Tiny books reside inside miniature tins and a series of images are messages in minuscule bottles. Portraits are presented in found frames.

Both artists have created a series of zines for the exhibition which will be on sale in the gallery through out the exhibition and beyond.














Thursday, 7 April 2011

Stacey Rozich: recap

We will be sad to see Stacey Rozich's work go on April 17th, but equally happy knowing that many of the pieces from her solo show found new homes. If you are near Milwaukee and haven't had a chance to see this body of work by the Seattle based painter I suggest you high-tail it down to the shop before you loose your chance.

You are also welcome to join us for the closing reception Gallery Night, Friday April 15th the gallery will be open late until 10pm. Starting at 6pm we will have assorted snacks and bevies to lure you in, but the paintings are the real treat. Stacey has gotten some great write-up's about this show if you are interested in reading more about her work.

Review via Print Shop Forever: Art in Milwaukee: Stacey Rozich

Interview by Cortney Heimerl: From Somewhere in the Middle of Wisconsin

Interview by Lonnie Turner: Art City Asks

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

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Thanks to all who came through and made El Celso's Closing and Keely's Birthday Party so EPIC!!!!

BIG JENGA!


BOXHOCKEY!