Thursday, May 31, 2007

Silverman Gallery, San Francisco/Los Angeles, June 1 and June 9, 2007

Silverman Gallery
2295 Third St. (corner of 20th)
San Francisco, CA 94107
415 255 9508

Jam Session and Closing of "With signs following" tomorrow, Friday
June 1, 2007 from 7pm on.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

windy wires, clickety clang of leaky pipes and distant whistles.

Bring your own instruments, battery or acoustic to jam with the

Next Weekend in Los Angeles:

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Photo: Courtesy of Job Piston

MAK Center Artists in Residence Barbara Wolff, Katharina Stoever and
Marc J. Cohen of Peles Empire Present:


June 9–July 3, 2007

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 9, 7-10 pm

Curated by Jessica Silverman

Vanessa Albury,
Christopher Badger,
Patricia Esquivas,
Job Piston,
Yuval Pudik,
Ben Shaffer

Mackey Apartments
1137-2 South Cochran Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90019

To schedule an appointment after June 9th, contact: 323-935-2278 or

Peles Empire is a London-based collaborative founded in 2005 that
explores historical architectural styles within contemporary social
surroundings. Named after a Romanian castle designed by the Viennese
architect Wilhelm Doderer in 1883, Peles Empire reproduces rooms of
this castle within their own domestic surroundings. The project in Los
Angeles is the fourth room of the castle to be re-created. Using
photocopies as wallpaper, they have layered a nineteenth century
baroque interior onto the modernist architecture of RM Schindler. This
re-creation is a site for social gatherings, art exhibitions, and
culinary experiments.

MAK Center for Art and Architecture
at the Schindler House
835 North Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069
323 651 1510 phone
323 651 2340 fax

part time at headlands - anyone?!

The Headlands Center for the Arts is looking for part-time, temporary help in their development office--most likely now through August. The position consists of managing the membership program (ask letters, renewals, thank yous etc.), overseeing donor special events and general departmental admin. work. Speaking from experience, it is a fabulous place to work, and could be a great gig for someone trying to build a development resume.

Please send anyone you think might be interested my way!



Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Jessica Silverman is a RAFTER - Jessica Silverman is an Art Rafter, part of a cutting-edge network of correspondants who are always on top of the latest, most exciting events in his or her fields of interest and who reports on them in an interesting and entertaining way.


the line of time and the plane of now

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Omega Man at TART

June 1 - 23, 2007
Opening Friday June 1st, 7-9pm

TART is pleased to present Jordan Essoe’s Omega Man, a poetic and provocative installation created specifically for TART. Use of whites and open space create a sense of raw, nearly devotional, silence. At once lyrically subtle and urgently visceral, this body of work places the struggle of the individual at its core, questioning the human condition operating inside [of] issues of political diplomacy and displacement.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Rail notes and updates

Silverman Gallery and TART:

June 1 - With signs following closing, 7 - 10pm
Omega Man, Jordan Essoe 7 - 9pm

We would like to suggest that you begin at TART and make your way down to Silverman as we will have a performance with the artist, Ben Shaffer around 9pm [please bring instruments: acoustic or batter operated, and take part in the jam session]

Silverman Gallery

June 8 - Slow Burning Lights, 10pm

All Rail members -
TART, Silverman, Ampersand and Ping Pong

June 15 - Steve Elliott opening at Ampersand, Jon Hittner opening at Ping Pong, TART open 6-8pm, POSTED1 and Look Boutique at Silverman Gallery - all 7 - 10pm
Silverman Gallery

June 22 - A cat with a thousand names - an event that is not to be missed.


Jan Van Woensel, Art in General, and Bloomberg proudly present:

About Travel and Melancholy

22 May 2007 - 31 August 2007
Exhibition Opens at Bloomberg


Art in General and Bloomberg have partnered to create exhibition opportunities for artists at the corporation's headquarters. HORIZON, featuring artists Vanessa Albury, Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock, Eric Van Hove, Paulus Kapteyn and Sufjan Stevens, and guest curated by Art in General's 2007 Curatorial Fellow, Jan Van Woensel, is the fourth exhibition organized by Art in General and held at Bloomberg?s corridors.

The HORIZON artists have used various media, from installation, photography, music, poetry, and drawings to create an exhibition about travel and melancholy. As a whole, the exhibition creates a journey for the viewer. Whether the work is about accidentally venturing to the wrong place in search of something, a sequence of images on a roll of film, the creation of an alter ego in order to reflect on the post-industrial landscape of Jersey City, or even the possibility of making a phone call to access the less visual works, each project contributes to the creation of a correspondence about travel from one place to the next.

HORIZON is organized by Art in General and sponsored by Bloomberg.

731 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Subway: 59th Street (N, R, W, 4. 5, 6)


Jan Van Woensel is an independent curator and art critic based in New York and Antwerp, and the founding director of the International Curators Program Antwerp. In 2002-2003 he was appointed as professor of Initiation in Contemporary Art at the ?Karel de Grote? Art University, while completing a Bachelor degree in Philosophy at Antwerp University.

Since 2003 he has curated numerous exhibitions internationally. He is currently working on a monographic exhibition with installation artist Kris Vleeschouwer at MoMA Shanghai, a project for a new movie on the Bauhaus by Sue de Beer at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp,
Belgium; as well as an exhibition at Sandroni Rey Gallery in Los Angeles, CA (2007). He is a contributing writer for ART, a Belgian magazine for contemporary art. In January 2007, he was appointed Visiting Lecturer and Senior Studio Professor at New York University, and has lectured and taught extensively.

Eric Van Hove was born in 1975 in Guelma, Algeria. He was educated in Cameroon, Belgium and Japan, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Art, E.R.G. in Brussels, Belgium. He studied traditional calligraphy under Japanese master Hideaki Nagano and is currently a PhD
candidate of the Tokyo Geidai University of Fine Arts and Music. He has been based in Tokyo, Japan since 2001; and has exhibited internationally. Having made displacement his studio, he is in perpetual movement; residencies in 2006 include Kolin Ryyna:nen, Karelia, Finland; MIDBAR Mitzpe Ramon, Israel; Paradise Art Center, Tehran, Iran; Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emirates; Lijiang Studio, Yunnan, China; while that same year he lectured in ten countries including the West Bank.

Paulus Kapteyn was born in 1970 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He grew up in Manhattan. In 1999 he graduated from the New School University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, where he majored in Art History and Literature. In 2004 he received a Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University School of Art in New York City. In 2005 he had a solo show at Art in General.

Vanessa Albury was born in 1978 in Nashville, Tennessee. Before settling last year in Brooklyn, New York, Albury lived and was educated in various southeastern US cities and abroad. Albury has exhibited her work throughout the United States and internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Charleston City Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina and Nan Boynton Gallery in Tallahassee, Florida.

Stephan Apicella?Hitchcock received his Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College in 1991 and his Master of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1996. He has exhibited at the Shanghai Zendai Moma, the Kunsthalle Exnergasse in Vienna, the Nuart Scandinavian Art Festival in Norway, and the Armory show in New York City. He has lectured about his work at Harvard University and the Whitney Museum of American Art, and was also a resident in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's WorldViews studio residency program at the World Trade Center in 2000.


This Friday at Orchard

Orchard presents:

A conversation between Felicity D. Scott, Assistant Professor of Architecture at Columbia University, and artist Martin Beck, addressing issues of exhibition systems, administrative logics, spectatorship, and their relationship to minimalism and conceptual art.

Friday, May 25, 6:30 PM, The conversation is part of Martin Beck’s exhibition The details are not the details, currently on view at Orchard.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Sounds Like It

You are cordially invited to the opening of 'Sounds Like It'. A series of interventions by Johanna Hällsten taking place simultaneously at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (UK) and Kunming Institute of Botany (China). Exploring notions of translation between; language, objects and the senses -using sound, photography, text, and live video streaming.

Opening Event: Friday 25th of May, 1-4pm in the Chinese Hillside at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Funded by Arts Council England and Loughborough University

Friday, May 18, 2007

Come On Pilgrim

Dear Friends,

This Sunday May 20, 2007 is a good day for a pilgrim. Come experience two events related to Laura Mott's roaming exhibition, Come On Pilgrim ( Come On Pilgrim is Laura's thesis exhibition as part of Bard college's CCS program. At 2:00pm travel to the Trailside Nature Museum in Cross River, New York where you can take a short hike to the Leatherman Cave with historian Dan DeLuca who will discuss the history of the Hudson Valley folk icon the Leatherman with the artist James Walsh. More below. 5:00pm continue on up the Hudson to Tivoli where artist Robert Bryn will perform "In Honor of St. Francis Academy" a speech delivered from the bow of a row boat on the Hudson river, as it slowly advances towards to opposite shore.

Please let me know if you want to come and we will arrange a ride for you.

Best, Anthony Marcellini and Laura.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Public Art - Photography!


I'm managing a project that I thought might be of interest to you or
others whom you may know. The commission calls for up to three
photographers to each create a portfolio of work that deals with
sustainability and recycling. The images will be used as part of a
public service campaign and a set of original prints will be included
in the City's permanent collection. The estimated budget per artist is
$35,000. Would you please pass it around? The web link is:

Should you have any questions, please feel free to call me directly.

all best,

Rebecca Blume Rothman
Public Art Project Manager

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Red Without Blue

Film Arts Foundation presents:

Red Without Blue by Brooke Sebold, Benita Sills & Todd Sills (2006, 77 min, video)
Wed, May 16, 7:30 pm Yerba Buena Center for The Arts
701 Mission St. at Third Street, San Francisco, CA

In 1983, Mark and Alexander Farley were born just minutes apart as identical twin boys. Twenty-three years later, Mark is apartment hunting with his boyfriend in San Francisco, and Alex is living as a woman named Clair. A heartbreaking but optimistic look at the tribulations of growing up gay and transgender in rural Montana and maintaining strong family bonds in the face of adversity.

Mark Oliver Farley was included in four nights, four performances at TART.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

SNP wins

The separatist Scottish National Party defeated Labor, emerging as Scotland’s biggest party in regional elections on May 3 and ending a half-century of Labor’s dominance there.

- this stands as an anti Tony Blair vote, an anti-war vote. The Scots as always vote for justice.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

GBE Majuscule Installation Shots/Anne Colvin

left to right: Anne Colvin, Liron Lupo, Sari Carel

Ohad Meromi, Anne Colvin

Anne Colvin, Sari Carel, Liron Lupo

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

The Gulch

One of the most exciting aspects of majuscule, the show I am currently in at GBE was the inclusion of writer David Means, who has been called "one of our most talented younger writers" by The New York Times. He writes short stories - dark, intense and very evocative.

The curator chose one of his stories which she had personally been inspired by, The Gulch and created a small hard-back book with an image from each artist's work in the show illustrating the pages. The book was given out at the opening; a remnant from the show, a project from the show, it lives on.

David cluched his book proudly at the opening. I told him how I had read some of his stories from one of his books assorted fire events on the flight over after I had taken a homeopathic relaxant - enhancing the somewhat surreal and visceral reading experience. He thought that was pretty funny!

It was nice having his presence there, a different kind of touchstone far removed from the art world, New York and it's attendant 'events'.

- Anne Colvin.