Drive-By Projects will open it’s 2014 season with Bridge, an exhibition including Allison Bianco’s panoramic print Mantunuck!, photographs from Kevin Thrasher’s Brown’s Island Series, and Lisa Young’s inkjet print series Bridge.
Lisa Young’s series of eight prints feature bridges cut from travel postcards and collaged onto blue backgrounds. Removed from their setting, the floating structures are decontextualized, and so act as metaphors for in-between, liminal spaces.
Mantunuck!, Allison Bianco’s three-part intaglio and screen print, depicts an arching rainbow as it spans a monochromatic depiction of an eroding beachfront village. Stressing horizontality and the passage of time, Bianco’s print is more about a heroic act of bridging than bridges themselves.
The hulking structure of a defunct bridge provides an ominous play structure in Kevin Thrasher’s Brown’s Island photographs. Focusing on the relationship between frolicking swimmers and the obsolete behemoth, Thrasher explores human vulnerability in the shadow of our industrial past.
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81 Spring Street, Watertown, MA
2 DEBROSSES STREET (b/w Hudson + Greenwich Streets)
See work or find ticket information here: cueartfoundation.org
My work has been included in the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts 15th Annual Art Auction Curated by Plug Projects. Should be a ton of great work at this venue!
724 South 12th Street, Omhah, NE
Saturday, October 15th
Find ticket information here: http://www.bemiscenter.org/
I am very pleased to have “Gross” selected from the RISD Faculty Biennial for continued display at the President’s House, Rhode Island School of Design, for the 2013-2014 academic year.
My work Lyra Angelica will be on exhibition as part of Balls to the Wall, a group exhibition with Appau Junior Boakye-Yiadom, Matt Browning, Tim Davis, Leah Dixon, Dario Escobar, Leo Fitzmaurice, and Nina Katchadourian at DODGEgallery.
From the DODGEgallery press release: “Balls to the Wall explores the intersection of art, labor, athleticism, humor and the body. Seemingly opposite, art and sport collide, expressing the physical and mental demands of the body and spirit.”
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DODGEgallery | 15 Rivington Street | New York, NY 10002 | DODGE-GALLERY.COM
On View: July 11 – August 16, 2013 | Opening Reception July 11, 6 – 8
Tony and I had a fantastic visit with Deborah Bright on Cape Cod. From the top: Deborah’s Cabin in Eastham, our view from the bedroom (Minister’s Pond), Tony and I at the beach, and the waves we contemplated. I love the beach in the mist, and the lobster rolls and great company made for a splendid time. Thank you Deborah, for being a super host!
When I read the below facebook post by Scott Lapham this morning my heart was filled with joy. Scott is one of the first friends I made in Providence, and I have followed his work, both as an artist, and as a leader at AS220, for many years. I find a great deal of wisdom in his words. That he can trace his own circuitous path, and find, from a place of hardship, the ability to give to others is something really valuable.
Being a firm non believer in fate, I still do believe in mystery. It has been a mystery to me how a kid who really got the snot beat out of him on a reglar basis ended up teaching photography to incarcerated juveniles. It is also a mystery how I have found myself mentoring so many young men when the whole idea of manhood has been such a confusing and negative topic for me since I was aware that the idea even existed. When I learned that we were having a son I groaned at the vision of him enduring the agression and bullshit I had to growing up as a guy. I would like to thank the Alchemy program for working with the male students and staff at the AS220 Youth program for walking us through the metaphors of ancient myths and how they pertain to growing up as a guy in an urban neighborhood today. How cool it would have been to have had a similar experience when I was young (even though my neighborhood was woods and fields)? My son will be better off for it. Last night, when I couldn’t sleep I imagined the Boston Marathon bombers having their isolation, aggression and energy channeled at an earlier age toward society and not against it. I don’t pretend to know everything, but I do know it is possible they could have benefitted from experiences like this too. We know how it turns out for those who don’t. Thank You Alchemy, Kwame, Shelton and Kwame and all the he-ros, her-ros both students and staff at AS220 Youth. – Scott Lapham