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Saturday, September 22, 7pm
Join us for wine and conversation to launch Proteotypes’ new publication, Cryptozoo. In this handsome feuilleton twelve writers have undertaken to respond to twelve images from Erik Schurink’s “Cryptozoo” portfolio. With his mind on paradise, theme of a Proteus Gowanus show he was co-curating, he started to notice animals coming out of hiding as if summoned. They emerged from sidewalks, walls, and streets, from bits of industrial scrap, from wire window-grates, from rust stains and scuffings in dust, and posed briefly for his camera. [continue reading…]
Saturday, September 15, 7pm
This year, from September through July, we investigate the theme, Battle, starting with the exhibition, War of Words.
Battle and war metaphors “infiltrate” our lingua franca. They are used to explain all sorts of things from existential dilemmas (“inner conflict”) to health issues (“cells attack”), sports moves (“launch a blitz”) and politics (“the war on women”) to name just a few.
Is it possible that conflict is at our very core? Do we fashion our language to reflect and represent this conflict at every turn?
War of Words grew out of these questions and presents art, artifacts and books that explore ideas of conflict of all sorts as filtered through the not-so-precise lens of language.
Artists in the exhibition are Rosaire Appel, Stephanie Brody Lederman, Carrie Cooperider, Paula Gaetano-Adi, Steve Clay of Granary Books (presenting the collaborative works of bpNichol and Barbara Caruso), Ligorano/Reese, Anli Liu, Angelo Pastormerlo, William Powhida, Lance Rutledge, Reed Seifer, and Cody Trepte.
Also included are a myriad of artists and writers who have participated in the hive-mind project entitled “Yes or No.”
And, finally, a collection of artifacts and books will be on display to explore the topic further.War of Words was curated by Diane Bertolo in collaboration with Proteus Gowanus. Bertolo will be our guest blogger for the duration of the exhibition. Please visitProteoscope for words and images “triggered” by this exhibition.
Posted in Events on September 5, 2012 • Tagged angelo pastormerlo, anli liu, barbara caruso, battle, bpnichol, carrie cooperrider, cody trepte, diane bertolo, granary books, Lance Rutledge, ligorano/reese, paula gaetano-adi, reed seifer, rosaire appel, stephanie brody lederman, steve clay, war of words, william powhida