Opening: Justin Cooper “thin lines” solo show at beta pictoris gallery

JUSTIN COOPER
“thin lines”

March 16 – April 14, 2012

opening Friday, March 16 (6-9pm)

“Thin Lines” is an exhibition by New York based artist Justin Cooper that explores lines from multiple perspectives. Through drawings, performance and sculptural objects, lines are deconstructed, dissected, tossed around, laughed at, and playfully abstracted. His work is very fluid, moving between mediums and emphasizing their connections by blurring the ‘thin lines’ that separate seemingly disparate practices.

Cooper says of his work:
My work is located in these liminal spaces and positions, dangling precariously between the hinged and unhinged. A relentless cross-pollination of media within my practice marks a restless search for these lines in both formal and conceptual manifestations. Whether drawn, spoken, or objectified, the lines contain an energy that is both earnest and utterly deadpan.

New York based artist/magician/comedian Ross Moreno will be joining Cooper for a performance entitled YETI AND FIREBUSH at the opening reception:
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Opening: Jan 27, Matt Wycoff “variations” at Beta Pictoris Gallery

This is going to be a great opening!


Matt Wycoff  

VARIATIONS  

 January 27 – March 3, 2012  
opens Friday, January 27  (6-9pm)

beta pictoris is pleased to announce the opening of VARIATIONS, New York based artist Matt Wycoff’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.  Over the past ten years Wycoff’s work has covered a wide range of conceptual, stylistic and material approaches. 

VARIATIONS  brings together four major works from this period, two text pieces from 2006 and 2007, and two large-scale abstract paintings from 2011.  The works on view are drawn from what appear to be two visually and conceptually distinct bodies of work.  The exhibition is less about the differences between the works, however, and more about the experience of the viewer as they find the underlying themes that tie them together.

In classical music the term variation has come to mean the repetition of a musical theme with modifications of melody, rhythm or harmony.  Wycoff offers his variations in a similar spirit.  Wycoff’s main themes of identity and perception appear and reappear throughout the exhibition as they shift and change in relation to ideas such as poetry, beauty, order, abstraction, death, disaster, monumentality, color and time.  These shadings allow for a depth of experiences.  The works question the distance between the personal and the universal, confuse notions of chaos and order and use the art historical meanings of expressionism, minimalism, pop and conceptual art as tools for building a new aesthetic framework.  As an artist, Wycoff is both drawn toward and skeptical of earlier artistic attempts at universalism and deeply informed by discussions that emerged in the 1970s, 80s and 90s such as the blurring of boundaries between painting, sculpture and installation, and dialogues about deconstruction or pluralism.  Wycoff’s VARIATIONS ask the viewer to reconsider their preconceptions about artistic style, and focus on the ways in which form and content build structures of meaning.

Opening Thursday Night: PHANTASM

Join us Thursday the 27th at dusk for PHANTASM, an art show presented in the dark. Bring a flashlight and a friend and discover dark themed artwork from some of Birmingham’s favorite artists. Costumes are encouraged!

Thursday, October 27 · 6:00pm – 10:30pm
213 24th Street North
Birmingham, AL

Featuring the darkest artwork of:
Daisy Winfrey
Doug Baulos
Alicia Roden
Paul Cordes Wilm
Jennifer Wallace
Jonathan Purvis
Kara Hall
Sean Pathasema
Byron Sonnier
Merrilee Challis
Olga Mendoza
Veronique Vanblaere
Wes Frazer
Rebecca Davis
Brian Francis
Aaron Lockhart
Sarah Heath
James Edward Williams
Sara Cannon
Bo Hughins
Beth Ragland
and
John Lytle Wilson

 

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=234573536598000

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

Opening: “the Figure” 21st street studios – October 21

21st Street Studios presents the Figure
group exhibition opening October 21, 2011, 6-10 pm

exhibiting artists include:

Sara Graden Armstrong, Catherine Cabaniss, Jean Cecil, Amy Crews, Elizabeth Farr, Tia-Simone Gardner, Barbara Hirschowitz, Emily Johnson, Angela Karen, Hunter Prewett, Leah Thornton

21st street studios
109 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard
Birmingham, Alabama

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The End & Means: Works by April Livingston and Joe McCreary at Lite Box

At Lite Box Gallery: Opening Friday, April 8th at 6:00 p.m., The End & Means is a sculptural exhibit, fulfilling the MFA requirements at UA for graduates April Livingston and Joe McCreary. Dealing with themes of her own personal mythology, Livingston aims to inspire the viewer to “question form, assemblage, and the importance of material.” Livingston was born in Mobile, Alabama and received her undergraduate degree from University of New Orleans/University of Mobile and completed a post baccalaureate certificate in painting at S.A.C.I. while studying in Florence, Italy. McCreary’s sculpture deals with the deconstruction of everyday objects, calling into question the importance of the individual components that make up a form. Humorous in their approach, McCreary’s choice of objects is largely autobiographical. McCreary holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and has been an Artist in Residence at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark for the last ten years. Join us in celebrating with Joe and April!

 

Event Info

1731 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203

April 8th, 2011
6:00PM – 9:00PM

Opening: “First Impressions” at Lite Box Gallery in Young & Vann Building

Opening reception, Friday, January 14, 2011, from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

From the Lite Box Website:

Lite Box Gallery will exhibit this show from January 14 through February 26 in the ArtFolk space at the Young & Vann Building in downtown Birmin…gham, Alabama. The show will be one of the largest exhibits of its kind in the state, featuring more than 30 Alabama artists who are exploring the increasingly popular medium of printmaking. Featured artists include many of Alabama’s most talented printmakers as well as emerging artists.

Printmaking can take many forms, from colorful screenprints and bold block prints to the delicate lines of intaglio and the nostalgic look and feel of letterpress. Visitors to “First Impressions” will see examples of each type of printmaking and gain insight into the different artistic processes, including the new frontier of digital printmaking. In addition, weekly workshops, demonstrations, and artist talks will enable the public to experiment with printmaking and make their own art pieces. Upcoming classes are listed at http://liteboxgallery.wordpress.com/upcoming-classes-and-demos/.

Artists include:

Justin Banger
James Cormier
Michelle Ray
Debra Riffe
Bethany Moody
Rebecca Munkachy
West Finlayson
Tenisha Hicks
Michael Swann
Jane Marshall
Brandon Oswalt
Lauren Faulkenberry
Suzanne Sawyer
Helga Mendoza
Cathy Wright
Sarah Marshall
Aaron Drew
Drea Zacharenko
Rebecca Reynolds
Chris Bisset
Mimi Boston
Shelleigh Buckingham
Ashley Lindsey
Scott Stephens
Kathy Baty
Patrick Mayton
Jill Marlar
John DeMotte
Scott Fisk
Timarie Fisk
Jeremy Markham
Charles Buchanan

UAB Art Lab Opening: Currency Part 1: Modes of Expression

Carl Fudge

Image courtesy Carl Fudge and Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York. It is Komposition Z by Carl Fudge.

Thursday, January 6 · 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Artlab at UAB
900 13th Street South
Birmingham, AL

The first of two exhibitions exploring trends in contemporary printmaking. Part 1 focuses on abstraction across print media, and features works by Polly Apfelbaum, Laura Berman, Carl Fudge, Kevin Haas, Karla Hackenmiller, Gunilla Klingberg. Co-curated by Derek Cracco and Brett Levine.

you can find the facebook event here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=147252025324696

art lab at UAB facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=46964882683

Opening: LITE-BRITE art show at Lite Box Gallery August 13th

lite boxLite-Brite is a pop art exhibition curated by John Lytle Wilson, featuring the work of:
Kelly Boehmer, Merrilee Challiss, Aaron DeYoe, Matthew Dutton, Janae Easton, AJ Fontanilla, Linda Hall, Felix Jackson Jr, Adrian Scott, Brian Spolans, John Lytle Wilson, Daisy Winfrey, and Andy Winn.

An array of vivid art will transport the gallery into a wonderful, adventuresome tour of pop imagery. The exhibit will be on view from Friday, August 13th, through Friday September 30th, with an opening reception on Friday the 13th of August, 2010, at 5pm-10pm. Free refreshments and drinks will be served.

Visitors are also invited to enjoy a special performance from local indie band Delicate Cutters at 9pm (donations accepted).(http://www.myspace.com/delicatecutters)

John Lytle Wilson’s own work stems “from the power of images…. exploring consciousness, free will, and mortality.” Wilson is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College and earned his MFA at Florida State University, where he also served as Artist in Residence at 621 Gallery in Tallahassee, FL. http://johnlytlewilson.com/

Lite Box Gallery @ Pepper Place
2825 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35233
205.716.1665 gallery – 205.913.5284 appointments