The Arcades Project team (including yours truly) is excited to announce that we will be holding the next installment of Arcades Project at Standard Art Supply and Souvenir, located at 308 E. Seneca St next to The Shop. The event will take place on Dec 2nd during Gallery Night from 5 to 9pm and will offer holiday shoppers a chance to peruse and buy affordable, original works of art and literature with a variety of indie crafts, oddities and curiosities.
I visited the space again this past Friday for the new show that is up – a collaboration between Roti, the French Muralist I wrote about in a previous entry as well as an English artist who calls himself MEAL – who exhibited a series of drawings and paintings in their unique style of street art as well as one intriguing and inventive work of sculptural assemblage made from paint cans and other bits and bobs, and included a series of abstract paper multiples which stretched from the east wall, up to the ceiling and back down to the piece, making the art space and gallery space indistinguishable – a very Daniel Buren early 1960s dawn-of-conceptualism kind of institutional critique which was invigorating to see at a local gallery.
Plus where else other than in art do you see an Englishman and a Frenchman working so nicely together – exciting to have it all happening here in Ithaca. Not to mention the mural created by the duo on the east wall outside the gallery is another scintillating addition to Ithaca’s public art offerings.
Beginning this Thursday Standard Art Supply and Souvenir will be open 10-7 THURS- SAT Sun 10-5 Tuesday & Wed 12:30-7. Closed on monday. Definitely stop by and check this show out.
I am excited beyond belief to have this space as part of downtown Ithaca’s gallery offerings, and especially that we will hold our next Arcades Project there.
So please save the date!
Arcades Project Showcase
art books + book arts + small presses + editions + multiples + games
December 2, 2011
location: Standard Art Supply & Souvenir, 308 E. Seneca St., Ithaca
5pm – 9pm
Arcades Project is an experimental marketplace of literature, art, and design, where local and regional independent presses, makers of art books and editions, conceptual artists, and indie craft vendors will convene to offer visitors an alternative and thought-provoking shopping experience.
Participants include: Barbara Adams, David McNamara, A-Jump Books, Stockport Flats, Alexander Derwick, Louise Felker, Comet Skateboards, Preacher’s Biscuits, Lauren Valchuis, Essay Press, Ben Altman, Werner Sun, Kaleb Hunkle, Josh Sperling, and Essays and Fictions