Today at Brooklyn Fire Proof Studio #411, AFH and the Society for the Prevention of Creative Obsolescence are hosting a Cake Social + Art Kill. We are celebrating Shane Kennedy's powerful wall painting array & our exodus from this iteration of AFHstudioBK. A selection of Paul McLean's DIM TIM series [SLAG Overflow] will be on view. The company, art and cake will be great. We will have beverages, but you can bring supplementals. There will be fans, open windows and A/C.
We had a really beautiful opening last night at GFS. Before everyone arrived, I had a moment and I took a few photos with the mobile phone cam. More will be forthcoming. Jez did some recording, played the ukulele, and in subtle ways produced a lovely gathering of fellow travelers. The good folks of STK did tremendous work over the past week to improve the center space, which emerged as the beautiful agora for the installation and reception. I added to the wall treatments in the project room, and Isham + Jez did a wonderful job presenting the digital prints and analog pieces. The music, beverages and company (and a few well-positioned fans, open windows and a floor A/C unit) contributed to a memorable evening of discussion about art, revolution, possibility, theory, OWS, representation, organizing and much more. Thank you to all who participated. - PJM
What a beautiful inaugural at Good Faith Space! Thanks to all, especially Jez & Wilson!
BOS2013 rocked! The weekend ended for us with the block party at Troutman and Scott, but the good memories from this year's Bushwick studio tour will roll on through the year, no doubt. The Society for the Prevention of Creative Obsolescence debuted at the 411 Brooklyn Fire Proof studio. Shane's wall painting was a game changer. I got to spend a couple hours there on Sunday, and the walk-thru traffic was consistent and strong, the crowds diverse and friendly. Most of the time I was situated at SLAG, which was swamped with guests both days. The timing of BOS2013 was perfect, relative to the "DIM TIM" exhibition. Many folks, like Eric Leiser, who weren't able to make the opening last weekend, visited during the tour. BOLD JEZ successfully launched the Novad Library at the entrance to Good Faith Space/STK (722 Metropolitan) on Saturday afternoon. Wilson Novitzki, whose "RELIABILITY" opens Monday, 6-3, dropped by to finish installing his photo exhibit, but took a little time to play a tune on BOLD JEZ's famed ukelele, while enjoying beautiful Williamsburg. The great company & fun at Pickthorn barely stopped all weekend. The out-of-this-world delish frozen, chocolate-covered bananas Rebecca Thom was peddling were just magic, and a great treat at day's end... - PJM
Hope to see you there!