Monthly Archives: September 2011

shed paintings

Many thanks to all who came out for the opening reception of Sean Montgomery’s Shed Paintings. A great night was had by all. If you weren’t able to make it to the opening but would like to see the show before it closes on Sept 29th, please schedule an appointment by e-mailing

Here are some images from the event:


from top: Shed Paintings; the artist with his work; Carolina Osorio Gil, Chris Oliver and 2 others; Shaianne and John; outside at the opening

opening postponed

Dear Friends,

Due to the pouring rain, tonight’s opening reception will be postponed to tomorrow, Friday, Sept 16th from 5 to 8pm.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and we hope you can make it out tomorrow.


opening on thursday

Sean Montgomery

Shed Paintings

Artist’s Reception: September 15 from 5-8pm

On view by appt September 15 – 29, 2011

Ithaca-based Canadian artist Sean Montgomery continues his investigations on notions of masculinity, specifically its representation through Canadian iconography in an exhibition of small scale paintings.


Western Based Abstraction


acrylic and gorilla glue on canvas


call for applications: Arcades Project

It’s that time again..

Arcades Project: December 2, 2011


Deadline for applications: First round due October 3, then rolling as space allows

What: Arcades Project is a curated event featuring artists, designers, and independent presses. Our Spring event, which is part of the annual regional literary festival Spring (W)rites, was founded by visual and literary artists in Ithaca, and was primarily concerned with reconsidering the idea of text, writing, the book, and where these all intersect with shopping and the marketplace. The December event will incorporate these elements but will shift its aesthetic focus to the poem of display in an effort to create a gift economy that highlights elements of chance and play. As such we are featuring gamers, games, and video art as well as book arts, and strongly encouraging applicants to include a well-thought out artistic design that describes how to display their wares.

Arcades Project 2011 was held on the Commons on the first Friday in May to coincide with Gallery Night. This event featured up to 20 vendors and artists and drew up to 1000 viewers and shoppers. Publishers and art book vendors reported making hundreds of dollars in profits from art work and book sales, and many sold out the stock they brought.

When: Friday 4pm-9pm Friday, Dec. 2 coinciding with Gallery Night (hosting over 2,000 visitors)

Where: Ithaca, New York (The Commons)

Who: Arcades Project is looking for proposals from visual and literary artists to sell their wares, create installations, screen videos, or conduct interactive games/performances. If you have any questions, please email emailarcadesproject at gmail dot com

Participants may apply to sell art objects, books, journals, zines, dvds, or games. It is recommended that items be priced under $50. During the event, visitors can purchase items and meet the authors/designers/artists behind the work.

Artists are invited to propose installations, performances, or video screenings. Proposals that connect to related themes (like the gift economy, games, or books) are welcome, but are not required. Some financial support for materials or travel expenses may be provided.

Organizers and Co-Founders: Karen Brummund (artist), David Pollock (writer/publisher), Wylie Schwartz (art critic/curator), Danielle Winterton (writer/publisher)

Click here for downloadable applications and more info about Arcades Project.

This Wednesday at IC

The Department of Writing at Ithaca College has posted the lineup for their Fall 2011 Distinguished Visiting Writers Series. There are some phenomenal writers coming, and we are very fortunate to have this going on right here in Ithaca. Check out the full schedule here.

The first one is this Wednesday, Sept 7th:

Amitava Kumar

Public Reading
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
7:30p.m., Clark Lounge, Campus Center




Amitava Kumar is the author of several works of non-fiction and a novel. His latest book, A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb, was described by The New York Times as a “perceptive and soulful” meditation on “the cultural and human repercussions” of the global war on terror. Kumar is Professor of English at Vassar College.

Read more about Kumar’s work here.