ZERO, INFINITY, AND THE GUIDES by Erin Carmody

ZERO, INFINITY AND THE GUIDES

http://www.erincarmody.org

Opening: January 14, 2012 7-10

Closing: January 28, 2012 7-10

 

 

The year is 2012 and it is time for humanity to see itself clearly.  Come celebrate the New Year and Erin Carmody’s first one-woman show in Manhattan! Erin is a set theorist studying the infinite cardinals at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her vibrant and geometric paintings express the intricacies of her mathematical cerebrum.  Eight figures of archetypes- including a portrait of the artist- embody the human form in a deistic fashion; all while representing the phases of the moon. Another set of work uses solely primary colors and geometry to accurately portray the notions of infinities and nothingness. An internal, universal voice is expressed, and shares with viewers the paradox of truth. Oil paint stretches across the canvas as the artist’s mastery of numbers is equated with her mastery of the brush.

 

 

 

Walk-in hours from 1-4 daily

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Contact the curators

(908) 603-7517

(646) 704-4450

Co-Curated by

Jessie Mac

And Ama Birch

 

Where Am I Exhibition

A Gathering of the Tribes Presents

WHERE AM I?

To inquire about the sculpture work visit us Friday- Sunday from 1-5, or make an appointment Monday-Thursday with the curator at 9086037517.

The tactile experience of sculpture works by

-LYNNE MAYOCOLE – BOB CLYATT – HEATHER WESTON – ILENE GODOFSKY – JOAN FINE-

Opening Reception: FULL MOON. Friday, 11/11/11. 8-11PM

Tribes Gallery: 285 East Third St. Between Ave C and D. LES.

November 11-Janurary 5, 2012

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PAPER VIEW : Ga Hae Park / Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

July 12, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

PAPER VIEW, A Show of Works on Paper

September 3 – September 24

Opening reception, Saturday, September 3 from 6 to 9

Poetry reading on opening night, September 3 at 7pm : Jeffrey Cyphers Wright and Ga Hae Park

Poetry reading Saturday, September 24 at 4pm : Jeffrey Cyphers Wright and Star Black

Gathering of the Tribes, 285 East Third Street (Between Ave C&D)

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Ga Hae Park, “Light drawing, Rhythm and color”, 2011, 16x20inches, cut paper, ink.

Two Artists Using Paper in Powerful New Ways

The legendary East Village salon space, Gathering of the Tribes presents a show of evocative and innovative works on paper by Gahae Park and Jeffrey Cyphers Wright. Both artists cut, paint and glue to achieve oppositional results.

Gahae Park combines traditional painting techniques with a sculptural vision. By cutting small windows into paper she creates meditative layers. The results can read like an advent calendar in which each window opens to reveal a picture inside. These visual poems resemble musical scores while questioning notions of notation, purity, linearity and repetition.

A Korean native, Park received an MFA in painting from Pratt and has been in 10 solo shows and scores of group shows. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, Sculpture Magazine, NY Arts and Chelsea Now. She has received grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Edward F. Albee Foundation and was a resident at Art Omi.

Jeff Wright collage mixed media 5x7 "Fairy Mine"

Jeffrey Cyphers Wright, "Fairy Mine" 2010, 5x7 inches, mixed media

Jeffrey Cyphers Wright is best known as a poet. He is also a “master collagist,” according to the East Villager. Wright’s collages incorporate conventional materials like antique paper and everyday ephemera with emblematic materials from his East Village base. Graffiti, rock and roll stickers and cartoon iconography provide inspiration for dynamic compositions that exude pop flair and calligraphic wonder.

Wright studied with Allen Ginsberg at Brooklyn College where he completed the MFA program in Poetry. He is the author of 11 books of verse. His artwork has been included in several group shows. He had a solo show at AC Projects in Chelsea in 2010. From 1987 to 2001, he published Cover Magazine, the Underground National. Currently he edits Live Mag! Several of his performances can be viewed on Youtube.

“Also featuring a piece by Laura Traynor titled, “Splat!”. Laura Traynor is currently a student at the University of Arts London.

Funded By a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation.

Inflorescence of Sparkling Evil * July 16

Inflorescence of Sparkling Evil

July 16th – August 6th

Opening Saturday July 16th 7pm- midnight, including performance
$5 at the door, refreshments provided

Artists: Alexcalibur, Charles Allen, Katherine Bauer, Roman Chikerinets, Brendan Coyle, Amanda Curtis, Nathan Gwynne, Michael Mallis, Janina McCormack, Mikey McParlane, Katie Torn.

“Inflorescence of Sparkling Evil” is a group exhibition, which explores themes of cultural decay and the resurgence of the primitive within a technologically advanced society. Confronting the fragmentation and alienation intrinsic to the contemporary world, the artists featured in the exhibit envision works that variously reflect the transformative and life-altering potentials of technology. Acknowledging the individual’s dispossession of any immediate contact with material reality, the works presented can be considered testimonies to the existence of a separate space, an abstract surface born at the limits of technological invention, where the ciphers of a new mythology come into form.

Although the featured artists work in different media, and emphasize different aspects of traditional art, they all share in confronting the complexity of the world with a stark simplicity—a maneuver which has less to do with minimalist uniformity, and more with making a satirical attack on the grandeur of our industrialized society. As the title suggests, a sense of irony qualifies the works gathered in “Inflorescence of Sparkling Evil.” The discordant themes which clutter our culture are turned back on themselves, like an elaborate game of mirrors; and the resulting images are both larger than life and pathetic—a homage to the absurdity surrounding us on all sides. The overall result is something like laughter born of tears: the genuine reaction of the ingénue.