Also Opening Friday: “a violent thought of love in” group show beta pictoris gallery’s raumZWEI

a violent thought of love in” beta pictoris gallery’s raumZWEI

 opening reception Friday, October 28 (6-9pm)

webs, doilies, dots and grids : patterns of comfort

Peter FOX (NY)
Deborah KARPMAN (AL)
Shana ROBBINS (GA)
Susanna STARR (NY)
Matt WYCOFF (NY)

October 28 – December 3, 2011

facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=148159158615297


Opening Friday: Shana Robbins “Come in – Out of the Darkness” solo show at Beta Pictoris Gallery

DONT MISS THIS!!!!!!

MULTI-MEDIA / MULTI-SENSORY PERFORMANCE AND EXHIBITION OPENS FRIDAY OCTOBER 28, 2011 (6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.)

Sound collaboration with ALBERTO ROMAN

Shana Robbins is an Atlanta-based artist whose work integrates concepts of “feminine” power, natural and supernatural phenomena, and experimental body movement into a multi-media / multi-sensory exhibition. One-time performance, Snakesandlace, will debut at the show’s opening, Come In—Out of the Darkness, on Friday October 28, 2011 @ 6:00 P.M. This five-hour endurance driven piece incorporates a 17-foot lace installation for which Robbins collaborated with the Shipibo women of the Peruvian Amazon. During her collaboration, Robbins learned the Shipibo women’s unique stitching and patterns that represent communion with healing forces within their handmade works of art. Elements of body movement are also incorporated in the performance in reaction to the sounds, scents, and patterns of her experience with the native people.

In this exhibition, Robbins includes multimedia pieces — from lace, mirrors, sound, crystals, video, sculptural installation, woven and hand-stitched textiles, to photographs and works on paper. Viewers will encounter mannequins dressed in hand-fabricated costumes for characters known as “Tree Ghost” and “Axis Mundi.”
These garments are worn by Robbins in performances—some for the public, others done for the camera and the natural environment—in Iceland, Mexico, New Mexico, and rural Georgia.
“Ronin”, a painting inspired by her experience in the Amazon jungle with the Shipibo people, portrays the spiritual visions of the “Cosmic Anaconda” as it radiates and forms intricate patterns within Shipibo songs and visions. Snakesandlace performance will debut one-time only at the opening on Friday October 28. The installation will remain until the show ends on December 3, 2011.

Robbins has exhibited her work or performed at Las Vegas Contemporary Arts Center; Monkey Town, Brooklyn; Mobius, Boston; BECA gallery in New Orleans; Rowan University Gallery, New Jersey; and Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta. Robbins exhibited her solo performance/exhibition, Supernatural Conductor, in 2010 at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and will be included in the forthcoming Biennial publication (book) entitled Noplaceness: Art in a Post-Urban Landscape in 2011.

show goes from Friday Oct 28th at 6:00pm – December 3 at 9:00pm

beta pictoris gallery

2411 Second Avenue North (between 24th and 25th Street)
Birmingham, AL

facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=125844540852199
al.com write up: http://blog.al.com/mhuebner/2011/10/cultures_healing_rituals_to_me.html

black and white write up: http://www.bwcitypaper.com/Articles-i-2011-10-13-243978.113121-At-the-Galleries.html#123

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Friday and Saturday: Birmingham Artwalk 2011

Don’t miss Birmingham’s own artwalk!!! Support your local artists!

Ten years ago, a small group of artists, residents and businesses in the Historic Loft District came together with a good idea – to showcase local art in a way that encouraged people to experience downtown Birmingham in a new and exciting way. With the support of a few visionary investors, Artwalk was born. The first year featured less than 60 artists in a handful of locations. A decade later, Artwalk has grown into a popular destination street festival showcasing more than 120 artists throughout a vibrant neighborhood of residential, retail and entertainment establishments.

Artwalk, scheduled for Friday September 9, 5-10 p and Saturday, September 10, from noon-6 pm. and will showcase regional artists in the unique setting of Birmingham’s downtown loft district, using the architecturally rich environment of area businesses to attract visitors to a one-of-a-kind festival. What began as a modest art tour through the emerging loft district has become a highly anticipated, must-see annual event drawing more than 15,000 people downtown and showcasing more than 170 artists and performers. Area businesses host the artists, offering a fresh, exciting way for the public to experience art— and Birmingham.

The mission of Artwalk is to

• To promote Birmingham’s regional artists with an emphasis on introducing emerging artists; and
• To promote Birmingham’s downtown loft district as a viable economic and residential neighborhood.

The family friendly event is FREE to the public and will feature 3 entertainment areas, a KidZone on Saturday, multiple opportunities for food & drinks and more than 100 artist displays all within 9 city blocks. Wander the loft district on Morris, 1st & 2nd Avenues North between 22nd and 25th Streets to take it all in. Be sure to visit our new pedestrian avenue on Morris with our Main Stage and more than 20 artists on the sidewalks.

Visit www.birminghamartwalk.org for more info.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=113985412035922

Friday: “It’s not my first time” solo show by Joel Ross at beta pictoris gallery

beta pictoris gallery is excited to invite you to this amazing IL-based artist’s first solo show with the gallery.

JOEL ROSS

It’s not my first time

September 9 – October 22

opening reception Friday, September 9 (6-9pm)

new works on paper and photographs

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=204108906316143&ref=nf

Friday: raumZWEI “Is that (a) painting ?!” group show at Beta Pictoris

check out beta pictoris gallery’s raumZWEI

Is that (a) painting ?!

a group show with works by

Peter FOX (NY)
John BANKSTON (CA)
Florian HEINKE (Germany)
Clayton COLVIN (AL)
Matt WYCOFF (NY)
Mario TREJO (IL)
Bonard HUGHINS (AL)
Sara CANNON (AL)
Derek CRACCO (AL)
Jonathan GANN (AL)
Lee PIECHOCKI (MO)
Larry Jens ANDERSON (GA)
John FIELDS (AL)
and
Susanna STARR (NY)

September 9 – October 22, 2011

opening reception Friday, September 9, 6-9pm
with a live music performance by Birmingham Ensemble Opera Sextronique

beta pictoris gallery’s raumZWEI
2411 Second Avenue North (between 24th and 25th Street)
Birmingham, AL

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=170629933013912

FRIDAY OPENING: “pulp” group show, works on paper/ works with paper – beta pictoris gallery

This show is going to be absolutely incredible. If there is ever a show to go to this summer in Birmingham, this is it. Please come out and show your support to the Art Community and the many talented artists in this show!

“pulp” , works on paper / works with paper
July 29 – September 30, 2011
opening Friday, July 29 @ 6.00 pm
(live music performance by opéra sextronique!!!)

beta pictoris gallery

2411 Second Ave N
Birmingham, AL

with works by :
larry jens anderson
john bankston
doug baulos
jarrod beck
shana berger and
nathan purath
cecilia biagini
jürgen böheimer
sara cannon
johnny coley
bethany joy collins
clayton colvin
justin cooper
n. dash
john fields
jonathan gann
monique given
deborah grant
valerie green
jonathan hicks
pregrine honig
bonard hughins
deborah karpman
claire lewis evans
aaron lockhart
srdjan loncar
tameka norris
amy pleasant
rashid qandil
babs reingold
shana robbins
joel ross
suzanne sawyer
ellen siebers
kol solthon
vasile troian
matt wycoff
and
john waters

 

facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=187442747941585

 

 

 

 

A New Royal Family of Wild Nobility ART OPENING // Boutwell Studios

A New Royal Family of Wild Nobility ART OPENING

Intriguing!!! Facebook Event:

Friday, June 24 · 5:00pm – 8:00pm

From the private collections of Mmmlles. Merrillee Challiss, Megan Kimber, Andrea Paschal, Jennifer Wallace & Daisy Winfrey

Being an Exhibit of artifacts, writings and art concerning the Enfants Violents, a previously undiscovered society of Wild Children living unsupervised by any Living Adult.

Boutwell Studios
2917 Central Avenue
Homewood, AL