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

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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

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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

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

 

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