Saturday, April 11, 2009

¡ V E R S I O N !

TheSPACE L.I.C. presents:

(L.I.C. Colossus)
The Space’s proposal for the Long Island City Colossus will include sketches, models, a timeline and a budget for building a giant sculpture off the shores of Queens. The LIC Colossus is to be built in the image of the mythical Colossus of Rhodes: a giant human form emerging from the depths of the East River. However, unlike the traditional image of a Colossus, this male figure will be built only from the waist up, creating a design that can only be seen at low tide. The colossus will serve as a reminder of Long Island City’s foundation as an industrial fortress and transmit across the waters ever growing artistic and cultural strength in New York City’s other city.

(World Tour)
60’s Berlin. 70’s São Paulo. Perpetual Detroit. Often, cities in destitution double as underground cultural epicenters. Can this phenomenon be cultivated in the neglected inner-city? Municipalities like Amsterdam and Buenos Aires think so; we do too. The Space proposes an around the world art tour to share our skills in many a city. Taking cues from our successes in Queens, Chashama’s example in Manhattan, and the Phantom Gallery Network in Chicago, artists-cum-activists will work city-by-city holding rogue exhibitions, performances, and workshops. Artists will land in a city and collaborate with civic planners, institutions, and real estate companies to secure vacant properties for artist’s work and community outreach in underdeveloped/ unattractive areas. Working with local artists will be key in ensuring cultural exchange and sustaining program momentum once touring artists have left. Artists will work to demonstrate that waiting real estate can be utilized by artists in the interim, thereby creating community-level incentive for public and private development. The US would serve as the launch pad; dream itinerary would include fringe areas in Mexico City, Moscow and Marrakech. Exhibited materials will include a personalized plans for international cities with maps focusing on particular areas of each metropolis.
Audacity of Art Show:
Opening Reception April 24th. 7pm.
CoProsperity Sphere
Somewhere South Morgan
Bridgeport Chicago USA

Building things in which to stay/live/meditate/ascend. Sans architectural know how, avec many a skilled artist.
Through May 3rd.
Benton House Gymnasium
Lot 3052 S Gratten Avenue
Bridgeport Chicago USA

This is Brandon Schreck's artwork. You will see good art like this at said event. Plus! Learn all about what it is we do so well: reclaim underutilized properties in the (holy) name of art (itself).
April 25th 26th.
Benton House Bridgeport.

Participating Artists & Etceteras:
Michael T Rea, H. Mathis, Daan Sampson, Charles Vinz and Ilana Percher, Ken Camden, Thunderhorse, Benjamin Fumke, Chris Smith and Joseph Cornell, Jeremy Tubbs, Amanda Walters, Aron Gent, Beth Wiedner, Faiz Razi and Jim Duignan (the Stockyard Institute), Marissa Perel, Chelsea Culp, Ed and Rachael Marszewski, SPACE L.I.C. Collective, Sara Weis, Shelter Corps, Cole Robertson, Molly Roth, JT Rogstad, Sonnenzimmer, Gregory Calvert, Rod Hunting, Chad Kouri, Derek Dietrich-Muller, Mark McGinnis / Country Club, Chris Roberson, Steve Walters / Screwball Press, Liz Tapp, Angee Lennard / Spudnik Press, Rebecca Rakstad / No Coast, Emily Clayton, Dan Grzeca, Ezra Claytan Daniels, Jen Farrell / Starshaped Press, Daniel MacAdam / Crosshair, Bill Mackey, Jay Sebastian, Michael Genovese, Gabriel Villa, Dominic Fortunato,Brian Wallace, Amanda Brinkman, Susan Morelock, Lucy Parker, Joel Kuennen, Benjamin Pearson Jared Ray, Maureen Burns, Jorge Mujica,Kathleen Tieri and Wade Tillet, Paul Sargent, Peter Skvara, Martin Morse, Garret Munski, Ena Kumar, Adrianne Goodrich, Anthony Bianco, Theodore Boggs, Eric Siegel, Nick Bahr, Brian Wallace, Dara Benno, Brian O'quinn, Bryan Rautenberg, Ben Noetzel, Au Fait Collective , James Payne, Rachel Boccamazzo, James Ewert, Ron Ewert, Scotty Davis, Justin Goh, Vincent Finazzo, Ellen Kirk, Shelter Corps, Art Shanties, Marissa Perel,Chelsea Culp, Kill Memory Crash, Old Fake, New Canyons,Dave the Lightbulb Man,Stephanie Burke, Elise Goldstein, J+J+J, Lite Polite, Thirne Brandt, Annie Heckman, Lauren Sleat, Karen Voltz , Elizabeth Wade, Erin Whitman, Shannon Benine, Stephanie Burke, Jonathan Gitelson, Mayumi Lake, Kathleen Belew, Jeremiah Chiu, Renata Graw,Windbreaker, Lagrange Point, Albert Stabler and Paul Nudd ($heart), The Benton House, Green Lantern, Alan Moore, Spoke, Antenna, The Space LIC, Reuben Kincaid, Art Shanty Projects, Hui-min Tsen, Marc Arcuri and Ellicott, Joe Baldwin, Laura Miller, Casey Smallwood, Marc Moscato, Hale Ekinci, Michael Coolidge, Andi Sutton and Anne Elizabeth Moore, Grant Newman, Sarah Kenny, Ashly Metcalf, Ray Emerick Studios, Trendbeheer, ChicagoArts, Aaron Delehanty, Jeriah Robert Hildwine, Doug Smithenry, James Jankowiak, Nicholas Schutzenhofer, Pillars and Tongues, Judson Clairborne,Thin Hymns, Jeoren Kuster, Niels Post, Wesley Groves, Robert Konow, Anna Cerniglia, Phil Mulloy, Shoval Zohar, Krisma Music, Magnus Aronson, Waverly Films, Daren Rabinovitch, Mark Osborne, Irena Knezevic, Anthony Elms, Kristina Schopper, Matthew Dunn, Eileen Cohen (Poof), Chris Harris, Shannon Beal, Ellen Schneiderman,  Brandon Alvendia, Miranda July and Miguel Arteta, Shoval Zohar, Matthew Silver, Agnes Starczewski and others.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Contemplating the Monster...

... or monsters at this month's First Friday. Our own personal psychological traumas, but nicer.

Opening reception this Friday, April 3, 7-9pm
25-17 41st Avenue, Long Island City, 11101
at Fardom Gallery

Works by:

Eileen Cohen
Matt Dunn
Chris Harris
Jeff Kim
Marcus Romero
Kristy Schopper
Brandon Schreck
Luke Schumacher
Aleks Zelenina