August 25, 2016

Tumbleweeds: Armstrong_#114

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acrylic on magazine page, 11” x 14”
Posted by Shark Roth at 11:11 PM

August 20, 2016

Resilience: Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia in the late 1990s at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents the work of photographer Ted Philips in the exhibit Resilience: Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia in the late 1990s.

Philips states,

In the 1990s a series of wars tore the former Yugoslavia apart. Horrors unseen in Europe since the Second World War left a diverse, multi-national country divided into ethnic enclaves. When I first came to Bosnia in the summer of 1996 the war in that country had been over for eight months and the healing and reconstruction was just beginning. People who had endured the deaths of loved ones and a way of life began to pick up and rebuild. The wars were not over and soon fighting flared in Kosovo. When NATO intervened in 1999, the government of Slobodan Milosevic began a massive campaign of ethnic cleansing to drive the Albanian majority out of Kosovo. As they poured into the refugee camps of Macedonia, I found people who reminded me of my neighbors, my co-workers, my family members. They were ordinary people living through extraordinary and painful times. When the fighting stopped, I went into Kosovo to document the destruction as well as the endurance of the people whose lives had been turned upside down.

A journalist and photographer, Phillips is a staff reporter at Newsday in Long Island. His work has been published in amNewYork, Time Out New York, The Daily Beast, The Washington Times, Architectural Record, New York Sun and other publications.

Resilience: Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia in the late 1990s runs through September 16 and is on view at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B, New York City).

Posted by Shark Roth at 03:09 AM

August 16, 2016

Analog AR: gorescarred

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collage, 11" x 8"
Posted by Shark Roth at 12:44 PM

August 13, 2016

Pop Stoppage Series: palms_#299

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Soda bottle labels and acrylic on paper, 11” x 17”
Posted by Shark Roth at 04:17 PM

August 06, 2016

Tumbleweeds: above_#113

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acrylic on magazine page, 11” x 14”
Posted by Shark Roth at 11:31 AM

July 31, 2016

Speleothems: forgot_#7

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acrylic on magazine page, 11” x 14”
Posted by Shark Roth at 06:56 PM

July 22, 2016

Analog AR: victory

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collage, 11" x 8"
Posted by Shark Roth at 02:54 AM

July 17, 2016

Pop Stoppage Series: mind_#296

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Soda bottle labels and acrylic on paper, 11” x 17”
Posted by Shark Roth at 02:27 PM

July 16, 2016

East Village in Motion at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents East Village in Motion: Paintings by Jake Nelson.

In works of kaleidoscopic complexity, painter Jake Nelson addresses the tangibility of memory in a transient world as he bids farewell to his eventful tenure in the East Village and the neighborhood’s vanishing landmarks and institutions.

East Village in Motion: Paintings by Jake Nelson runs through August 19 and is on view at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B, New York City). Throughout the duration of the exhibit Jake will frequently be found painting en plein air across the street in Tompkins Square Park.

image: Jake Nelson, Tompkins Jazz no. 2, 2016, oil on canvas, 54" x 66"
Posted by Shark Roth at 12:12 PM

July 01, 2016

May and June's Acrylic Palettes

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Posted by Shark Roth at 03:07 AM

June 30, 2016

Tumbleweeds: done_#110

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acrylic on magazine page, 11” x 14”
Posted by Shark Roth at 02:59 AM

June 20, 2016

Speleothems: livid_#5

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acrylic on magazine page, 11” x 14”
Posted by Shark Roth at 02:30 AM

June 13, 2016

Analog AR: date

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collage, 10.75" x 8.25"
Posted by Shark Roth at 02:11 AM

June 05, 2016

Tumbleweeds: space_#107

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acrylic on magazine page, 11” x 14”
Posted by Shark Roth at 03:17 PM

May 28, 2016

CatArt: Feline Aesthetic Ethology at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents CatArt: Feline Aesthetic Ethology.

Artists: Carolee Schneemann, Kitch, Vesper, La Nina, Rose McShane, Katkin Siobhan Meow, Jupiter “Joe Peters” Meow, Sir Kiwi Bristlewhiskers Meow, Knuckles Brohain Suzdal Meow, Cat, Ezmerelda, Mimi, Raul, Prima, Duetta, Quattrina, Cinquella, Chase Chivers, Samoa Moriki

Curation and Artistic Design: Ananya Mukherjea, Jeffrey Bussolini, Shark Roth, Al Huckabee, Ellie Irons, Siobhan Meow, Lissette Olivares

CatArt: Feline Aesthetic Ethology presents art made by felines - art fashioned in their singular idiom, reflecting their particular concerns and pleasures. This highlighting of cats engaged in the exploration and manipulation of materials challenges the notion that art-making is a uniquely human activity and intimates that human art-making found its genesis in the observation and imitation of animal behavior and enthusiasms.

This area of investigation, here newly coined Aesthetic Ethology, is in dialogue with Post-Humanism – a reappraising movement in philosophy that seeks to decenter the human and embrace the agency of other beings, systems and forms – and Ethology – the science of animal behavior. The installation’s accompanying texts situate the works in these fields of inquiry.

Legendary Feminist icon and artist Carolee Schneeman has long recognized the aesthetic behavior and self-integrated gaze of the feline. Here she offers images of paintings made by Kitch in 1957 and 1967, a photograph taken by Vesper in 1998, and premieres new assemblage, scatter, and toilet paper interventions by La Nina.

Other cat-produced works on display emanate from the collective in residency at the Center for Feline Studies: Cat, Ezmerelda, Mimi, Prima, Duetta, Quattrina, Cinquella, and Raul. CFS is a research facility initiated and operated under the auspices of Ananya Mukherjea and Jeffrey Bussolini. Here cats are studied in situ as they engage each other, their human subjects and the domestic environment. Observation has demonstrated felines taking part in processes of ordering, disordering, marking, and interaction that profoundly alter the lived environment and indicate intention, aesthetics, and gesture.

Mukherjea is a sociologist and gender studies scholar who has a long interest in human-animal interactions. She researches urban ecology, environmentalism, and infectious disease epidemics

Bussolini is a noted translator of continental Philosophical Ethologists, instrumental in introducing to the English speaking world the work of Dominique Lestel, Vinciane Despret and Roberto Marchesini.

The collection of portraits by Siobhan Meow, Samoa Moriki and Rose McShane represent a human/feline collaboration wherein the cats, as autonomous sitters, actively engage in interaction and social dialogue with the painter that forges the images we see. In this sense the paintings are the marked records of a material engagement in time, space, and affect in which the cats entrust the painters with the transmission of their unique personality and life experience.

Siobhan Meow is one of the original squatters of Umbrella House and still part of that vibrant social and political collective in the East Village. She has long and deep social roots with feline-kind and has a sustained artistic practice centering on collaboration with and depiction of cats.

Samoa Moriki is a Japanese born American outsider artist, Lower East Side punk musician and performance artist and co-founder and guitarist of The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black.

Rose McShane is a Cooper Union trained painter who turns a deeply social eye to animal portraiture, seeking to come to know the sitting subject and portray their unique personality and character as an interactive dialogue.

Chase Chivers, whose landscape photo here is the contemplative focus of Quattrina, is a skateboarder, painter and photographer. An East Village habitué recently relocated to London, his exhibits include solo shows at Ed. Varie and Adjacent To Life.

CatArt: Feline Aesthetic Ethology runs through July 1 and is on view at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B, New York City). The opening reception is Friday June 3, 6-8 pm and continuing offsite.

Posted by Shark Roth at 08:57 AM