Maykr is an ongoing archive of blog posts dating from 2005 about art and artists around....but not limited to the Beacon, NY area.


Monday, November 28, 2005

Karlos Carcamo in Miami & NYC

Karlos Carcamo will be featured in two upcoming exhibits. First....
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
from 7 to 10 PM

in conjunction with the Art in America Party at MoCA

AMBROSINO GALLERY presents:

Betty Rosado
identity series - the Miami project
in gallery two, and

The Bermuda Triangle
curated by RAUL ZAMUDIO

featuring:
Atelier Morales, Bilk Van der Pol, Karlos Carcamo, Cleverson, Stuart Croft, Andrea Frank, Erika Haarsch, Scott Lifshutz, Emma McCagg, Yasira Nun, Edgar Orlaineta, Dan Perrone, Franco Mondini Ruiz, Rikko Sakkinen and Daniel Zeller
in gallery one and the project room.

Second....
“my mother the nazi” curated by raul zamudio
december 9 – january 7, 2006
opening: friday , december 9, 2006

The:Artist:Network:New York
424 broadway 6th floor
new york, new york 10013
(212) 431 1625

Spire Benefit Auction Details

Spire Studios: Quarterly Open Studios, Auction and Fund Raiser for Grace Smith House
Saturday, December 10 - Preview begins at 12pm - Auction 7-9pm

Pre-Previews will be held on:
Saturdays & Sundays beginning Nov. 26 - 12-5pm
Tuesday Evenings at 8pm

Spire Studios - 45 Beekman Street - Beacon, NY 12508 - 845.231.3275
Spire Studios will host a silent auction on Saturday, December 10th, in conjunction with its well known quarterly open studios, to benefit the Grace Smith House of Poughkeepsie. Benjamin Krevolin, Director of the Dutchess County Arts Council, will serve as host and auctioneer to sell over 100 art works donated by local artists. 100% of the proceeds will go to Grace Smith House, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides shelter and social services for victims of domestic violence. Its Executive Director, Judy Lombardi, will be in attendance to introduce visitors to the agency’s benefits.
Bidding for the “small works,” which include both emerging and well known artists from throughout the region, will begin at $50. The works will be on view at the studio’s galleries and bidding will begin on Saturday November 26th from 12-5pm.
Spaces for artists interested in donating work to the exhibit are still open. Please contact the studio for more information.

About Grace Smith House - www.gracesmithhouse.org

The mission of Grace Smith House, Inc. is to enable women and their children to live free from domestic violence through:
- Providing shelter and apartments, advocacy, counseling and education;
- Raising the consciousness of the community regarding the extent, type and seriousness of domestic violence; and
- Initiating and taking positions on public policies in order to provide options which empower victims of domestic violence

For a list of Participating Artists, please visit www.spirestudios.org





Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Rinnhofer represented at Pulse Miami



Angelika Rinnhofer's artwork will be represented by Paul Kopeikin Gallery at Pulse Miami from December 1-4.

Monday, November 21, 2005

bau 11: Hudson Paths, featuring Kathy Feighery & Matt Kinney through Dec. 4

bau 11: Highland Paths will comprise of two artists, Kathy Feighery, a founding member of bau and Matthew S. Kinney. Both Kinney and Feighery, through their work, seek to convey a unique interpretation of the Hudson Valley landscape that surrounds them. Kinney’s work derives from the ruminations and discoveries he makes out in nature. Animal tracks and vegetation find their way into his intricate, thoughtful sculptural pieces as well as his paintings and drawings. Kinney purposefully records the ephemeral in his work, asking the viewer to take another look at something nature has wrought that might otherwise have gone unnoticed. Feighery’s paintings and drawings are distillations of the dramatic landscape she has witnessed in the Hudson Valley. Her unpopulated work seeks to describe the berth of sky and vastness that can still be found in a very populated region.

Kathy Feighery




Matt Kinney

11.26.05 Dia Gallery talk: Johanna Burton on John Chamberlain



Saturday, November 26, 2005, 1pm

Johanna Burton, art historian and frequent contributor to Artforum magazine, on John Chamberlain


Dia:Beacon
Riggio Galleries
3 Beekman Street
Beacon, New York 12508

Gallery Talks at Dia:Beacon are a series of presentations that take place the last Saturday of every month at 1 pm and are free with admission to the museum. Focused on the work of the artists in Dia's collection, the one-hour presentations are given by curators, art historians, and writers, and take place in museum's galleries. Reservations are suggested. Please call Dia:Beacon at 845-440-0100 ext 44.

Current hours at Dia:Beacon are 11 am to 4 pm, Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). The museum is easily reachable via Metro-North Railroad (the MTA's Hudson Line station in Beacon is within walking distance of the museum). Trains leave Grand Central Terminal for Beacon every hour. Full schedules are available on the MTA’s website at http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us/. The museum is also reachable by major roadways. Driving directions are available on Dia's website at http://www.diaart.org/dia/visitor/index.html.

This series is made possible through the generosity of The Dyson Foundation, The Karan-Weiss Foundation, and Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust.

A portion of November admissions will be donated to Museums Helping Museums: A National Relief Effort for the Gulf Region.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Happenings @ Chthonic Clash 11.19.05

At The Chthonic Clash on Saturday,
Opening Reception for Protest photographer Adrian
Eisenhower: 6:30-8pm
 Provocative and insiteful photographs on view
documenting various protests in New York and
Washington against the War in Iraq, by Cold Spring
artist and explorer Adrian Eisenhower.
www.foreversafari.smugmug.com. Enjoy refresments and
meet photographer Adrian Eisenhower and perhaps get a
chance to discuss with him his experiences being a
part of the growing anti-war movement as a protestor,
artist, and documentarian.
Music by Trevor Exter 8pm $5 Cover.
Trevor's windswept voice and unusual sidekick, a
beat-up cello, take you on a journey into the
less-traveled corners of roots and rootlessness.  From
Brooklyn to Berlin, Britain, Brazil, Buenos Aires and
back, this runaway visits us with a sexy original
sound and songs. He practically violates the cello as
he sings, whispers and screams an imaginative
repertoire of instant classics.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Flow Closing Reception Nov 20

Flow: Navigating the Super Paradigm at Collaborative Concepts closes Nov 20

Closing Reception: Sunday, November 20th, 4 - 7pm
Exhibition walk-through and talk with participating artists.


Performance by Nelsons Electric Chair Cuts - http://chaircut.com

Nelsons "Electric Chair Cuts," satirizes the notion that we are all only a haircut away from possessing a sense of authenticity that distances us from the crowd. He straps a willing accomplice into a chair, and with a pair of amplified scissors attached by wires to a power-pack on his back, attacks the unruly mane of hair. By theatricalizing the "performance" of a haircut, Nelson suggests that the codes of individuality as filtered through fashion, are just that -- theater. In Nelson's knowing hands, the boundary between the external and the internal shed their dichotomous nature, becoming a single route to a reinvestigation of the self.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Call to artists (though not exclusively artists) for ornaments at bau.

Jennifer Mackiewicz and Angelika Rinnhofer invite you to a pot luck and tree decorating party at Beacon Artist Union.

Please help us decorate a Christmas tree for the children’s ward at Vassar Hospital. Create a Christmas ornament, bring it together with a dish or some "Christmas Cheer".
Friday, December 16, 2005 at
bau

161 Main Street in Beacon. The party goes from 7-9.
Make a difference in a child’s life this Christmas. Donate a toy or an ornament. Or both.



Please RSVP by December 10 to arinnhofer@yahoo.com or jmackiewicz@diaart.org
We look forward to seeing you at bau!

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Stephanie Diamond at ParaSite


ParaSite @ The Iron Fish Trading Company Presents:

Stephanie Diamond
Passing the Baton
Nov 12th - Nov 27th, 2005

*Opening Reception Saturday Nov 12th, 4 - 7pm.

New York City-based photographer Stephanie Diamond's use of photography is unique, as it employs a means to an end, and not an end within itself. Her process is equally as important as her final product. Passing the Baton, opening on Saturday, November 12 from 4 - 7pm, displays Diamond's archive as a sculptural photo installation alongside her mother's massive cookbook collection/archive.
Also on display will be Diamond's on-going photographic series, Food.
A family portrait in a sense, the duel archives demonstrate the similarities between Diamond's photo archive (a personalized system that stores over 80,000 photographs that range from images of her grandparents, childhood images, college images, to Diamond's current images), her processes for creating images, and her mother's cookbook archive; which personifies a method of meticulously marking down, in her cookbooks, all the recipes she has ever used. This seemingly inherited tradition of documenting within the Diamond family was only recently discovered by Diamond when her mother began to clean out and store her cookbooks.
The endless parallels are striking between Diamond's own creative process, and her mother's obsession with recording the food that she cooked. Diamond's series Food references this direct correlation between mother and daughter. Food features a diverse range of cuisine and provisions that Diamond has consumed and documented for the past few years. Whether the images convey a half-eaten birthday dinner or a melted, unappealing piece of chocolate, this series displays an ironic reality that is both humorous and disturbing. In the gallery, Food is displayed on walls, alongside both in a large vitrine located in the center of the gallery.



Stephanie Diamond received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design 1997, and her MA at New York University, 2003. Diamond has had a solo exhibition at Cuchifritos Gallery in New York City in 2005 and Galeria Sin Titulo in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2004. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center; The Studio Museum in Harlem; Contemporary Art Center in Vilnius, Lithuania; Art in General; and Artists\' Space. Diamond has been an artist-in-residence at M + M Projects in San Juan Puerto Rico; Art Omi; The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture; and P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center.

Directions:
Train - Metro North Hudson River line to Poughkeepsie. Get off at the Beacon stop (Dia: Beacon). Walk toward north end of platform and up the hill to Main Street. Driving - Route 9D to Beacon, I-84 West to Exit 12 (Beacon), I-84 East to Exit 11 (Beacon).

Passing the Baton will be on view at ParaSite Art Space located at The Iron Fish Trading Company 167 Main Street, Beacon, NY, from November 12th through November 27th, 2005. For further information please contact gallery director Karlos Carcamo at 347-531-6111.






Alison Moritsugu exhibiting in Boston

Reflective Landscape I, 2005 Oil on 38 sourwood sections, 35 x 37 x 2 1/4 inches


Alison Moritsugu
Natural Perspectives


JUDY ANN GOLDMAN FINE ART

14 Newbury Street Boston, Massachusetts 02116 (617) 424-8468
www.judygoldmanfineart.com
November 9 - December 3
Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 5pm
Reception: Saturday, November 12, 3 - 5pm



Klienzahler reading at Dia:Beacon 11.6.05

August Kleinzahler
Sunday, November 6, 2005, 2 pm


Dia:Beacon
Riggio Galleries
3 Beekman Street
Beacon, New York 12508

August Kleinzahler’s books of poetry include A Calendar of Airs (1978); Storm over Hackensack (1985); Earthquake Weather (1989); Red Sauce Whiskey and Snow (1995); Green Sees Things in Waves (1998); and Live from the Hong Kong Nile Club: Poems 1975-1990 (2000). The Strange Hours Travelers Keep (2003) received the 2004 Griffin International Poetry Prize. He has written essays and criticism for The London Review of Books, Threepenny Review, Sulfur, and the San Diego Reader. Kleinzahler is the recipient of awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation (1989), the Lila Acheson–Reader’s Digest Award for Poetry (1991), and an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1996). In 2000 he was awarded a Berlin Prize Fellowship. Kleinzahler has taught creative writing courses at Brown University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, as well as to homeless veterans in the Bay Area. He lives and works in San Francisco.
\r\nTickets for the reading are $15; $10 for students and seniors; $3 for members.\r\nTickets include museum admission. Reservations are suggested--please call\r\nDia:Beacon at 845 440 0100 extension 44 to reserve tickets. Current hours at\r\nDia:Beacon are 11 am to 4 pm, Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesday and\r\nWednesday). The museum is easily reachable via Metro-North Railroad (the MTA\'s\r\nHudson Line station in Beacon is within walking distance of the museum). Trains\r\nleave Grand Central Terminal for Beacon every hour. Full schedules are\r\navailable on the MTA’s website at http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us/. The museum\r\nis also reachable by major roadways. Driving directions are available on Dia\'s\r\nwebsite at http://www.diaart.org/dia/visitor/index.html.
\r\n
\r\nThe Readings in Contemporary Literature series invites writers working in a\r\nvariety of literary genres to read from their recent work at Dia:Beacon and to\r\nparticipate in a four-day residency in the city of Beacon. As part of the\r\nresidency, participants create new work by directly responding to Dia’s\r\ncollection and their experience of visiting the museum. Readings in\r\nContemporary Literature are made possible through the generosity of the Dyson\r\nFoundation, the Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation, and Louise Riggio.
\r\n
\r\nA portion of November admissions will be donated to Museums Helping Museums: A\r\nNational Relief Effort for the Gulf Region.
\r\n\r\n

\r\n\r\n
To\r\nunsubscribe from Dia News, please reply with "unsubscribe" in the\r\nsubject line.
\r\n\r\n
",1] ); //-->

Tickets for the reading are $15; $10 for students and seniors; $3 for members. Tickets include museum admission. Reservations are suggested--please call Dia:Beacon at 845 440 0100 extension 44 to reserve tickets. Current hours at Dia:Beacon are 11 am to 4 pm, Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). The museum is easily reachable via Metro-North Railroad (the MTA's Hudson Line station in Beacon is within walking distance of the museum). Trains leave Grand Central Terminal for Beacon every hour. Full schedules are available on the MTA’s website at http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us/. The museum is also reachable by major roadways. Driving directions are available on Dia's website at http://www.diaart.org/dia/visitor/index.html.

The Readings in Contemporary Literature series invites writers working in a variety of literary genres to read from their recent work at Dia:Beacon and to participate in a four-day residency in the city of Beacon. As part of the residency, participants create new work by directly responding to Dia’s collection and their experience of visiting the museum. Readings in Contemporary Literature are made possible through the generosity of the Dyson Foundation, the Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation, and Louise Riggio.

A portion of November admissions will be donated to Museums Helping Museums: A National Relief Effort for the Gulf Region.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Controversy in Wappingers

This arcticle appears today in the Poughkeepsie Journal.
The press release for the exhibit is here.

I'm partial to the quote from
Maeghan MacDougall: "The painting also rips off Michelangelo's 'Pieta,'" As if this adds insult to injury, and someone should nail the artist for plagiary.....or imagery infringement.

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Protesters see red on exhibit

By Erikah Haavie
Poughkeepsie Journal




Rosary beads in hand, a dozen adults gathered on the floor at Dutchess Community College Tuesday to ask for "reparation of the sin of blasphemy."
With heads bowed, they knelt before the oil painting, "Magdalene Mourning Her Lover," which depicts Mary Magdalene holding a fallen Jesus Christ.
The controversial painting by Ecuadorean-born artist Hugo Bastidas is part of an art exhibit celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at the college's Mildred I. Washington Gallery.
Participants in the vigil described the painting as an insult to the Christian faith.
"You would not mock the Dalai Lama. You would not mock the God of Islam. You would not mock the God of Judaism. You will not mock my God," said Salt Point resident Helen Westover, one of the vigil organizers.
While she doesn't expect the painting to be taken down, Westover said she hopes the vigil will get people thinking.
"The time of Christian-bashing without consequence is over," she said.
'Publicity stunt'
Milan resident Maeghan MacDougall saw the piece when it was on display at a New York City art gallery.
In a phone interview prior to the vigil, she called the piece a "publicity stunt."
The artist is cashing in on the popularity of "The Da Vinci Code," a book that alleged Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married. The painting also rips off Michelangelo's "Pieta," the marble statue in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, she said.
"He's made a mark because he's going to trash something that's sacred to millions of people," MacDougall said. "This degrades art."
Bastidas could not be reached for comment.
College spokeswoman Ann Winfield said he's studying in Paris.
The college has no plans to remove the artwork, Winfield said.
"We cannot censor it. To pull it would stifle academic and artistic freedom," she said.
The college invited Bastidas and two other artists to display their work for the exhibit. No college funds were spent to pay the artists, Winfield said.
She said there are many different ways to interpret the piece.
"There was great love in their relationship on many levels," said Winfield, also a Catholic. It "could just as easily refer to the platonic and spiritual love for Christ."
The exhibit continues through Nov. 15.
Erikah Haavie can be reached at ehaavie@poughkeepsiejournal.com

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Spire Studios' Halloween Party

Spire Studios hosted its 2nd annual Halloween Party on Oct 29. The party started late, unusually so, but once it got going, it kept going until the final few resident artists still there had to usher everyone out, and catch an early breakfast before hitting the sack.

Curry Mendes as Pumpkin Head

Peter Iannarelli, the jovial accident victim or a Split Pea

Projection of the film, Hannah House, provided by Monkey Angel Studios.


Angelika Rinnhofer as Clara Bow and Kathy Feighery as Angelika Rinnhofer.


Sonya Roy, and Mason