Monthly Archives: May 2011

station923 presents: June exhibition and fireside film screening

Flood/Light

New work by Lindsey Glover

June 23 to July 7th, 2011

Opening reception: Thursday, June 23rd, 5-8pm

Fireside film Screening: At dark.  Hosted by Hugues Barbier, programmer at the Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival

Danger: Diabolik
Mario Bava 1968
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John Phillip Law (Barbarella) is the stern-faced title character, a sexy sneak thief in rubber bondage gear who steals millions in gold, outwits the police and still finds time to frolic with his miniskirted girlfriend (Marisa Mell).
The best adaptation to date of the eponym comic book, Danger: Diabolik stands as a master piece of Italian pop.
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shapes of things

(photo by Rachel Philipson.)

Check out my review of Josh Sperling’s multi-Gimme exhibition (which I blogged about in the previous post) in this week’s  Ithaca Times.


compliance

With Arcades Project (which was a smashing success if I do say so myself – pictures coming soon!) now out of the way – I can return my attention to scoping out other happenings, shows and events of interest with regards to the local, regional and global art scene.  As for the local,  Ithaca artist Josh Sperling recently mounted an ambitious new show which takes place at all seven  Gimme Coffee locations during the month of May.  Titled Compliance, this new series combines government regulated Hazardous Material labels arranged in intricate patterns.  These objects are meant to invoke a stark contrast between the beauty of the overall composition and the dangerous content that these labels represent.


ithaca post

The Ithaca Post published David Pollock’s review of Stephen Poleskie’s film The Bird, which will be screening at Arcades Project on Friday, May 6th. You can read his review And Your Bird Can Sing at the Ithaca Post.

The Post Editors also published a short Q&A with Arcades Project, a follow-up from Luke Fenchel’s article. The Book As Art Object is published on the Ithaca Post.


Spring Writes & Arcades Project on the Cover of the Ithaca Times

Read “Arcades Project, Finger Lakes Literary Festival Promotes the Written Word” by Luke Fenchel in this week’s Ithaca Times.


For Sale at Arcades Project: Alphabet of Alphabets

“If I live long enough, one day there will be a whole alphabet of alphabets,” says Arcades Project bookmaker and vendor Elizabeth Whitehouse, whose one-square-inch hand-sewn books explore the implications of individual letters. Each letter offers a suggested instruction, and each book is 64 pages, sewn in four sections, bound with a gray cloth cover, and covered with a printed book jacket. Born and raised in South Africa, Elizabeth came to Corning with her husband and three children in 1984 after ten years in Europe. Primarily a book binder, restorer, author, and dealer, Elizabeth says she has long been “on the shadowy fringes of the art world where craftspeople reside,” with creative endeavors that include writing, knitting, crochet, needlework, book illustration, papermaking, printmaking and miniatures. On May 6, visitors can meet Elizabeth and browse and buy her books at Arcades Project.


Slop Art at Arcades Project

 Slop Art is an expression distribution company based in Portland, Maine. Nearly 90,000 of the most recent shopping catalog were given away and inserted into home-delivered newspapers. Brian Reeves, co-founder of Slop Art, sent us a few of the last copies. The next edition and the new SlopLand Effluence Express™ will be part of the second Arcades Project on May 6th (more info here). Stop by Arcades Project early to pick up your own copy or check out the catalog simulator.