Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
One of the artists in the film was Justin Canha and he was on hand with his father Briant Canha who followed Mr. Ricco with a special presentation of his own.
Diagnosed with autism at an early age, Justin began his artistic career at the age of 13 with the support of Arts Unbound, a New Jersey based non-profit organization dedicated to the artistic achievement of people with disabilities. Since the age of 15, Justin has been represented by Ricco/Maresca Gallery and in August 2006, Justin’s artwork was featured in Oprah Magazine. Aspects of his autistic and artistic life have been described in two recent documentaries, “Autism: A Different Way of Communicating” and “Sidecars.” In January 2008, Justin successfully made his world debut at the Outsider Art Fair in NYC and In April 2008, his artwork was shown at Art Chicago, the world-renowned international contemporary and modern art fair.
Since then, Justin’s family has been using his experience to educate and inspire others by presenting the trial and error techniques that they employed to first begin to communicate with Justin and then to develop his fruitful artistic career.
Thanks again to Roger Ricco along with artist Justin Canah and his parents Briant and Maria Teresa Canah for their participation. Thank you also to Mary Munsch and Emily Mason from The Cooke Center Academy and to REPUBLIC community relations coordinator and charity Director Jay Isch for for all of their time and efforts.
Photos by Sean McGurn
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Head over to A.I.R. Gallery Saturday, December 12th from 6-8pm for a special screening of films from:
On Saturday, December 12 from 6-8pm, A.I.R. Gallery will hold a screening, open to the public, of additional video works that augment the selections that comprise the month-long Mother/mother-* exhibition. The films screened on December 12th are a critical component of Mother/mother-*.
The films are:
Ilana Rein’s Julie, a documentary shot over the course of seven years and edited in 2008
Marie-Francoise Theodore’s Rebel in the Soul, a stirring narrative that traces the connection between a contemporary African-American artist and a Georgia sharecropper’s wife lynched in 1915
Emilie Upzak’s Weaning Gideon, documenting the physical changes associated with weaning
Ingrid Berthon-Moine’s Midriff, a short film comprised entirely of a close-in shot of a woman twanging her tampon string to music.
Mother/mother-* is a group exhibition curated by artist and 2008-2009 A.I.R. Gallery Fellow Jennifer Wroblewski. The exhibition is of works made by artists within the years immediately following a pregnancy or the birth of a child. The artists live and work in the U.S., Canada, Scotland, England, and Spain. For the purpose of the exhibition, the title Mother/mother-* also refers to father artists. "Mother" is the term that elicits the great frisson when uttered within the larger art culture.
For further information about Mother/mother-*, please read the press release<http://www.airgallery.
This event is free and open to the public!
111 Front Street, #228Directions: The F train to York St. (first stop in Brooklyn) Turn right as you exit the station, walk 1 block down hill to Front St. Turn left on Front St. and walk 2 1/2 blocks. Or take the A/C train to High St. (first stop in Brooklyn) and walk through Cadman Plaza Park and down Washington St. toward the water until you reach Front St, then turn right.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 6pm
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Wheelchair access to the building is through the 55 Washington Street entrance. Take the elevator to the 2nd Floor.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Samantha Katz of REPUBLIC Worldwide is heading to Art Basel Miami Beach today, to bring you updates on the world famous art fairs.
Attending for the second year, Samantha, as SUSHISAMBA's acting Art Director will be working on Graffiti Gone Global, presented by SUSHISAMBA. Taking place December 4-6th, 2009 during Art Basel Miami Beach. Curated by James and Karla Murray, authors of best-selling titles Store Front-The Disappearing Face of New York, Miami Graffiti, Broken Windows and Burning New York, the exhibition will feature a selection of work from today’s top street artists. This groundbreaking exhibition, set to take place in a 4,000 square foot venue in the Midtown Arts District, will be the largest of its kind in Miami. The opening VIP preview will take place on Thursday, December 3, 2009 from 7 PM to 9 PM at 3252 NE 1st Ave, Suite 101, Miami, FL 33127.
Exhibiting artists include: 131 Projects (Argentina), Aiko Nakagawa (Japan), Armogedon 2057 (Armenia), Billi Kid (Colombia), Crome (Miami), Cycle (NYC), David Cooper (NYC), Doze Green (NYC), Ewok One 5MH (NYC), Flip (Brazil), Ghost aka Cousin Frank (NYC), Jana Joana (Brazil), Lady Pink (Ecuador), Nina (Brazil), Shiro (Japan), Smael (Brazil), Sofia Maldonado (Puerto Rico), Suiko (Japan) and Vitché (Brazil).
Reaching beyond the typical white walls of an art fair, SUSHISAMBA has commissioned Miami-based architect HOX (Douglas Hoekzema) to design a sprawling, Brazilian-inspired favela structure for Graffiti Gone Global. HOX’s exhibition design consists of interlocking components of wood and steel that may be detached and sold as separate units, some of which will bear a signature graffiti piece. In addition, custom furniture designed by the several of the participating artists will be available for purchase.
In addition to producing and underwriting previous exhibitions such as GINZATROPICALIA, SUSHISAMBA has commissioned site-specific street art in SUSHISAMBA restaurants throughout the country. The recently opened Sugarcane Lounge in Las Vegas, NV features work from Graffiti Gone Global’s Brazilian artist “FLIP” Felipe Yung.
Bringing art to SUSHISAMBA is something that is a natural evolution in our whole concept and experience. We would only call upon the best talent to execute a dream that was sparked with the inception of Art Basel.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
words by BBG, (Brooklyn Vegan) photos by Sam Marble
Cave In, Narrows, and Trap Them completed a short tour of the east coast as part of Cave In's first trek in close to four years. The band was also touring off of Planets of Old, which dropped earlier this year in limited vinyl, and will be released on CD with an accompanying DVD in the new year. Culled from their first reunion show in Boston, the DVD features live footage of the entire show. Dig on a taste of that here.
The show also marked the first East Coast date for supergroup Narrows, which features Dave Verellen of Botch, as well as members of Unbroken, Some Girls (which featured Wes Eisold of Cold Cave), and many others. For Trap Them, it was their first NYC show since pummeling NYC with Napalm Death, Coliseum, Kataklysm and Toxic Holocaust.
More pics from the Brooklyn show below...
Saturday, November 21, 2009
"Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring-ting-tingling, too. Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you..." Is it too early for some Holiday Cheer? I must say I am a fan of a good holiday song. If you're not ready for the sleigh ride, you should be ready for a Subway ride into DUMBO and a visit to the Farmani Gallery. There is so much to see and do.
Before you enjoy some turkey and stuffing, visit us for the final days of "New York Visions 1940's-50's," a joint exhibition of Photo League photographers, Fred Stein & Erika Stone, which ends this Sunday. Or you can hop on and off the art bus for Brooklyn's smART gallery hop. Lastly, ring in the New Year with our final show of 2009, "Let's Get Lost" photography by Jim McHugh.
The crowds have deemed New York Visions 1940's-50'sone of our most charming shows. Both Stein and Stonecapture New York at its element. From the Bowery Beautiesto the quintessential views of Harlem, Central Park and theBrooklyn Bridge, these iconic images stand the test of time.
For anyone who appreciates vintage New York imagery, this is a perfect way to add original prints to your art collection or perhaps consider giving one as a gift. Each print is black and white and printed on archival museum quality paper. A mix of vintage and modern prints are available, all signed and editioned on the verso. Prices begin at $400.
The show ends at 6PM Sunday, November 22, but we will continue to hold some of the prints at the gallery through the end of the year. For more information or to get jpegs of the work please email us email@example.com.
Art blogs are a-buzz over the second year of Brooklyn'ssmART gallery hop happening this weekend.
We will be participating by opening the gallery on a Sunday from 1-6PM with the rest of the wonderful art spaces at 111 Fronts St. and in the DUMBO neighborhood. We provide light beverages and fantastic and affordable art.
Bring your artistic sensibility and your holiday spirit, this will be the place to get all your holiday shopping done!
Jim McHugh is our final photographer for 2009! Opening on Thursday, December 03, 2009 with an evening reception from 6-8:30PM, for his series"Let's Get Lost," an homage to Los Angeles and the photographer’s grandfather Jimmy McHugh the legendary songwriter who wrote the melody for this evocative, timeless standard of the same title. Jimmy McHugh also wrote “I’m in the Mood for Love,” “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Baby" and many other songs from the Great American Songbook. Jim McHugh photographs the Los Angeles of that era.
McHugh's exhibit will feature selections from his vast portfolio of iconic architecture and landscapes of Los Angeles. McHugh's artistic vision captures a noir-like sensibility, using his eye through the camera lens to give the audience a unique way of looking at these old standards among the "city of angels."
McHugh has shown in the United States and Internationally, most recently in Paris, with his exhibit "L.A. Skies." Much has been written about McHugh's photography. Barbara Isenberg, author of "Conversations with Frank Gehry" wrote, "Jim McHugh captures a Los Angeles in a simpler time. He evokes in these luminous, elegant photographs the Los Angeles of our memories."
Of "L.A. Skies," Joseph Giovanni, writer of Art and Architecture for the New York Timeswrites, "McHugh specializes in the city hiding in plain sight. His establishing shots are the Art Deco pre-WW II buildings of L.A. - Collectively this group of images creates an armature of elegance that was once perhaps the rule but now escapes our modern consciousness."
Jim McHugh will be at attendance for the opening and he will also be available on Saturday, December 05, from 1-6PM at the gallery for "Artists Open Forum" to answer questions and discuss his work.
For information on any exhibits or events in the newsletter, please contact the Farmani Gallery firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-578-4478 or visitwww.farmanigallery.com.
The Farmani Gallery is located at 111 Front St., Ste. 212, Brooklyn, NY in the DUMBO neighborhood between Washington and Adams St. By subway take A or C to High St., F to York St. or 2 and 3 to Clark St. Station. Gallery hours: Wed. – Sat.: 1 – 6PM. Information: www.farmanigallery.com email@example.com or ph# 718-578-4478
It was a remarkable night beginning with an interactive gallery hour featuring work by Edward Hopely, Jason K Tallon, Brian Van Remmen and a journal by Robert Snyderman that documented his journey across America.
Once in full swing, the evening transitioned into one uniquely memorable reading after the other by poets Aldrin Valdez, Khephran Riddick, Peter Ford, Davey Vacek, Katie Przybylski, Lonely Christopher, Robert Snyderman, Marissa Forbes, Brian Van Remmen, and Jason K Tallon.
REPUBLIC wants to thank all of the readers and participants, especially the jazz group Me & Him and DJ Jeffrey Tonnesen for keeping the good vibes rolling on late into the night.
We also want to thank the READ foundation and Bar On A for their time and efforts.
Way Of The Word anthology Vol.1 Edition 1, which includes work by the poets from the event along with many others from around the nation is still available for purchase.
To purchase limited edition copies of Way Of The Word Vol.1 Edition 1 please contact Marissa Forbes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 443. 528. 6761 for more information. The anthology will also be available soon at www.republicworldwide.com.
Thanks again and stay tuned for upcoming events and future REPUBLIC projects or leave comments and questions by adding yourself to our mailing list. Simply write email@example.com.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Save The Date! Wednesday November 11, 2009
REPUBLIC Worldwide Presents:
WAY OF THE WORD
It is in the spirit of language arts that on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 REPUBLIC presents the first installment of its recurring “Way of the Word” program at Bar On A, 170 Avenue A (between 10th and 11th) in Manhattan.
WAY OF THE WORD is a unique evening of art, poetry, performance and music by emerging artists in the New York poetry world.
Visual Poets include: Edward Hopely, Brian VanRemmen and more
Slam poets: Khephran Riddick and Aldrin Valdez
Traditional poets: Davey Vacek, Katie Przybylski, Marissa Forbes, Peter Ford, and three founding members of a Brooklyn based poetry group called The Corresponding Society—Lonely Christopher, Robert Snyderman, and Jason Tallon.
Musical performance by Me & Him
Doors open at 7pm with a visual and interactive gallery hour for the artists, poets, and guests before the readings begin at 8pm.
Drink specials from 7 to 9pm provided by Bar On A
A short event anthology, featuring poets from the show and around the nation will be available for purchase online and at the door.
Portions of the proceeds will be donated to Reading Excellence and Discovery(READ), a foundation that promotes literacy by pairing qualified high school tutors with elementary students who demonstrate below grade level reading skills.
For more information about “Way of the Word,” R.E.A.D. or REPUBLIC please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com / call 443. 528. 6761 or 917. 478. 7513
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Other festivities include a COSTUME CONTEST, RAFFLE PRIZES, HORROR MOVIE SCREENINGS and MORE
COSTUME GUIDELINES: Be Creative. Have fun. Go with the theme: Back from the Dead.
Norris Church Mailer, Jennifer VandenBosch, Karen Odyniec, John Buffalo Mailer, ElizaBeth Taylor, Stephanye Dussud, Miriam Velasquez...
Admission is $25.
For more info on halloweenfest, go to www.halloweenfestnyc.weebly.com
Proceeds will benefit undiscovered brooklyn (ubk), an initiative aimed at building a collective of young artists who want to further develop their talent and work on original productions they help create from scratch.
Learn more at www.undiscoveredbrooklyn.com
Monday, October 26, 2009
Your prayers for a food blog created and maintained by two painfully handsome, polished young gentlemen have been answered. The two blindingly chiseled chaps we speak of are ourselves; Devon "does this camera make me look fat?" Knight and Jason "is that my finger or the sausage?" Isch.
Their name is complicated but the mission is simple: seek out interesting corner stores, bodegas, "Deli/Grocery's" etc. and create gourmet dishes from their unique wares. Delicious delicacies derived from disparate delicatessens? (They sure love our alliterations.)
Cornerstore Restaurateur is their illegitimate brain child, a child spawned from countless scribbled-on bills, receipts, overdue student loan notices and, of course, a handful of inebriated arguments between its creators.
The boys aim to use your suggestions as their compass, so, if you have any bright ideas on where they should go/what they should cook (or if you just want to say hi) don't hesitate to drop them a line!
Here are two of my favorite dishes:
Handmade Ravioli with a stuffed Zucchini Floret
Cinnamon Yorkshire Pudding Sundae
REPUBLIC is very proud of this endeavor and you should check out the site and give the recipes a try. You won't regret it.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
We look forward to working with the high school children on an up-coming art event, so check back for more information.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
for a two-month studio residency
culminating in a solo show at Under Minerva Gallery
EVENT: ArtBattles Artists compete for a solo gallery show
DATE: Thursday, August 27th, 2009
TIME: 10:30 PM Door/ 11:00 PM Start
LOCATION: (Le) Poisson Rouge | 158 Bleecker Street
(btwn Sullivan and Thompson)
PRICE: $10 Advanced/ $12 Door
Join us as Ben Angotti, Leif McIlwaine, Kevin Ragnott and Lexi Bella paint live with the hopes of winning a solo show at Under Minerva Gallery. The 4 talented artists will have 3 hours to paint while top DJs spin allowing the crowd to connect to the art, the artists and the music at this exciting art party. In the end, the crowd will vote for their favorite artist both determining the winner and helping launch the career of one of these promising artists.
Doors open at 10:30 PM on Thursday, August 27th at (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street NYC.
ArtBattles, at the forefront of New York City's live art movement, has been helping artists connect to the public. Like jazz musicians, these painters grab their instruments and attempt to entertain and inspire the world around them. The live audience enhances and energizes the work of the artist while the crowd feels a personal connection to the piece. The artists in this battle were selected based on their noteworthy style, personality and influence on NYC’s Live Art scene.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Pig Destroyer (A little too loud for this mic?)
For more pics click here
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
REPUBLIC's charity organizer, Jay Isch guest bartended during the event's 2 hour open bar while the other REPUBLIC members informed Public House guests about Cooke Center for Learning and Development and STIMU-A's new clothing line. Our staff photographer, Sean McGurn posted himself inside the bar to capture the buzz, while Allison Joyce set up professional lights and snapped some great shots outside.