Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space is thrilled to present Nom Nom Ohm: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Chandeliers, an installation by Jessica Segall that features two chandelier light fixtures powered by the unlikely source of produce. The antique chandeliers are illuminated using products bought from Essex Street Market vendor Viva Fruit and Vegetables. The pair of opulent chandeliers were rewired to use the unidirectional flow of electrical charge, or DC power, to collect all of their energy from the humble source of market-bought fruit.
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"Formerly we used to represent things visible on earth, things we either liked to look at or would have liked to see. Today we reveal the reality that is behind visible things, thus expressing the belief that the visible world is merely an isolated case in relation to the universe and that there are many more other, latent realities. Things appear to assume a broader and more diversified meaning, often seemingly contradicting the rational experience of yesterday…" – Paul Klee, Creative Confession (1920)
How We End: Fictions
Featuring stories by Hannah Schneider and images by Kate Stone
On View: July 15 - August 7
Opening Reception: 5 - 8p
Public Reading: 7p
"How We End: Fictions" is an installation of prints which accompany an illustrated book of short stories chronicling the romantic and sexual history of an unnamed and unreliable narrator. Featuring stories written by Hannah Schneider and images by Kate Stone, the collaboration and friendship between writer and artist create an openness of communication that invites visitors into a personalized space to reflect on the communication flounders involved with intimacy, break-up and heart break.
Join the Salon des Refusés team as an intern and gain valuable experience working at a gallery, organising a busy exhibition. Excellent opportunity to learn new, practical skills and to liaise with artists and art collectors at the Opening Reception and during the exhibition.
A placement with Salon des Refusés allows you to participate in a most exciting gallery and to work in a highly stimulating environment. A combination of both formal and informal learning opportunities will be beneficial for your future career.
No previous experience necessary of working in a gallery. During your placement, you will receive support from our team and a dedicated supervisor.
The placement will be located at SPACE in 129-131 Mare Street, London E8 3RH from 20 to 27 June 2016.
To apply for this placement, please email email@example.com with your CV and a covering letter. Please describe your skills and talents and what you are looking to learn during this internship.
Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space is thrilled to present on the subversion of opacity, a two-person exhibition of recent work by Arianna Carossa and Beatrice Glow, curated by Alessandro Facente.
Through site-specific installations, including sculpture and digital prints on silk, this exhibition considers the ways in which artists provide an indirect view of reality, representing it as a fictional mythology drawn from its facts, forms, or histories, but never reflecting them directly. Even as a fiction, this mythology is able, perhaps even more so, to reveal the original reality at its core; an inner essence not beholden to its usual context, interpretation or common understanding. Instead, the new work behaves as autonomous form; an expanded field that is both in balance and in tension with the one from which it has been originally generated.
Opening Reception: Friday, May 6 from 5-7p
On View: May 6 through June 5, 2016
Galley Hours: Tuesday -Sunday, 12-6p
Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space
Cuchifritos Gallery is pleased to present Denise Treizman’s first solo exhibition in New York, DelanceyLudlowRivingtonNorfolk. This recent body of work takes its starting point with the gallery’s neighborhood in mind, considering site-specificity in both the use of found materials, as well as the sentiment and spirit of the Lower East Side. Continuing and expanding upon her process-oriented and material-centric practice, Denise’s work conjures a sense of hopefulness and resourcefulness reminiscent of the area’s history.
Perhaps best known for her use of found objects, Denise’s oeuvre has an inherent sense of surprise that is shared by artist and viewer. Her intuitive process is led by a response to materials and a formal interest in the finished work. The rubbery sheen of a ball or grainy texture of sand can inspire a particular direction in her making. While the works might seem haphazard at first glance, Denise’s use of color, texture, and spatial relationships between objects are carefully decided through a process which is playful yet restrained. She takes the traditions of readymades and assemblage, and pairs it with her own unique perspective in which formal concerns meet an ephemeral or durational approach.
With a nod to the recent all-female exhibition in a male-run corporate space, Not a Champagne Life brings together the works of three emerging artists in a female-run independent gallery, and addresses the subjects of social order, gender equality and freedom of speech.
Not a Champagne Life features three-dimensional works by Emma Elliott, Penelope Harrall and Ian Wolter, and makes reference to the luxury lifestyles enjoyed by a privileged minority compared to the increasing burden of austerity on the majority of people.
The selected works combine strong figurative and symbolic elements with performance, sound and movement while commenting on the hidden metaphor of each respective medium: Ian Wolter’s busts implying status and authority; the assumption of aesthetic beauty in bronze as illustrated by Emma Elliott; while the items of feminine care at the core of Penelope Harrall’s work are generally expected to be hidden from view.
The launch event and private view on 21 April will include a live performance by Penelope Harrall, and the exhibition will be closing with a panel discussion on the artists’ respective approach to themes of social and political relevance on May Day, a date of pre-Christian significance more recently observed as Labour Day across the world.
Opening Reception: Friday, April 1 from 6-8p
On View: April 1 through May 1, 2016
Galley Hours: Tuesday -Sunday, 12-6p
Born in Puerto Rico and residing for decades in Chicago, artist Edra Soto has found many ways over the years to transplant forms of Boricua domesticity to a mainland context. With her GRAFT project, which has been realized in many Chicago locations, she focuses on elaborate screen-like porch enclosures known as rejas, ubiquitous throughout the island. For the installation at Cuchifritos, there will also be a takeaway newspaper in which various writers reflect on the complex colonial influences that brought rejas into being. The newspaper and the reja installed in the gallery window can be contemplated from seats modeled on San Juan’s bus shelters, another feature of the island’s unique architectural vernacular.
The Caribbean marks the starting point of modern Western incursions into this hemisphere, and is the place where indigenous and African populations toiled under and resisted white force, without significant white support. Yet Puerto Ricans, as incomplete American citizens, can seem to occupy a background place in conversations around immigration, history, and race. At a time when Puerto Rico’s crippling debt has forced difficult conversations about its ambiguous relationship with the U.S., in an election year that sees anti-Latino rhetoric running high, the way in which colonial history can disappear into the woodwork is made literal in Soto’s ornate yet understated installation.
Submissions are open now (11 March to 17 June 2016) on a first come first served basis. There is no selection process but we will have to stop accepting artwork once the gallery space has reached capacity.
Happenstance Gallery is again organising an exhibition of paintings, graphic and mixed media works, photographs, sculpture and prints rejected by the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. It is following in the tradition of the 19th century Parisian Salon des Refusés, when Napoleon let rejected works be exhibited alongside those accepted ones after artists protested the Salon jury’s rejection of 3000 works.
Unlike our Parisian predecessors, we are not protesting but assisting. We respect the Royal Academicians’ judgement and understand that exhibiting at the RA Summer Exhibition is a great honor and privilege, and that the RA walls are limited and a lot of good artwork has to be rejected.
We want those works to still be on show and to let the public judge which ones they like most of all, independent from experts’ decision. For this reason, every visitor to the exhibition will be asked to vote for three favorite pieces.
Salon des Refuses 2016 will be held at SPACE – a beautiful gallery in Mare Street, Hackney, East London. The exhibition will be open to public from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 June 2016.
Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with the artwork image (for admin), name and size. There is no selection process. All artworks are accepted provided they were submitted for the RA Summer Exhibition.
Sheffield Doc/Fest and Site Gallery are thrilled to announce a new commission opportunity to create a virtual reality documentary for the 2016 Festival.
With support from Arts Council England, we are offering £5,000 for an artist to truly innovate in the field of documentary-based interactive storytelling.
The selected project will premiere as part of Sheffield Doc/Fest’s Alternate Realities programme, at Site Gallery, 10 – 15 June.
Find out more and submit by Monday 14 March: http://bit.ly/DF16VRCommission
I am a Bulgarian London-based animation student planning on spending my Spring vacation (April-May) in Berlin and I want to be a part of a creative process. So in a few words I am offering assistance of any kind required for any sort of film/art project that might make use of my skills, which include film editing, animation, digital and traditional art. I am also up for helping with the organisation of any projects/events/festivals and I've got plenty of hospitality services experience.
If that sounds alright to you, drop me a message.
More than fifty magnificent pieces of jewellery will reveal their long history and striking beauty in a unique combination of pieces from the ancient times to the present day, coupling tradition to modern style.
Bringing together revival sculptures of astonishing elegance with ancient gems set as modern jewellery, we bridge the gap of time by accompanying imagination to inspiration, talent to skill, craftsmanship to art, by celebrating expression and design.
Emma Elliott was awarded 1st Prize at the 2015 Passion For Freedom Art Festival for her bronze sculpture Spin-Head while The Sacred and Profane was voted the People's Choice.
The 7th Freedom Gala Awards Ceremony at the Mall Galleries on 25th September was oversubscribed, and this follow up show provides a unique opportunity to examine Emma's winning entries and other recent works in a more intimate setting.
Private View from 6pm on Friday 4th December 2015
The Hawkhurst Vault, 240 Brick Lane, London E2 7EB
Exhibition continues throughout December:
Mon-Thu, 8am - 8pm
Fri, 8am - 9pm
Sat, 10am - 9pm
Sun, 9am - 8pm
Of Improvisation is an exciting threeday pop-up event which is located in the heart of East London. This event is based upon the premise that we are all improvisers.
Throughout this event ‘Improvisation’ is regarded as the essence of creativity, where the process of instantaneous creation will become as ordinary to us as breathing itself. It is a process as old as mankind itself, yet not exclusively related to the arts.
People are the very substance to this project. It aims to celebrate human uniqueness, it will encourage us to make better use of our innate ability to play, our ingenuity and our creativity.
Instead of remaining unconscious recipients of what is being presented to us, we are being invited to come along and become co-creators in this event. By participating in the completion of art works and engaging in open debates, we will have the opportunity to leave behind our passive role and will be encouraged to share own opinions and creative ideas.
Of Improvisation aims to bring art to life, to break down the barriers between the artist and the audience, art and the everyday. The participants will have the chance to enjoy interactive installations as well as multiple programme of workshops, performances, comedy, poetry, storytelling, discussions and more..