hey— thanks so much if you came out to the seasonal exorcism this weekend. hope you got some good demons. but don’t take your coat off just yet — we’ve got this amazing thing happening tomorrow (tuesday, 12/18) at 8. 3 speakers, plus a surprise so badass, we’re not even allowed to mention it!
thanks for coming out to the opening of romper room last night!
fine art, fine conversation and
finely finally, battery-powered flashy things.
(photo by wf member lauren jantz)
October 14 - November 4th, 2012
Opening reception Sunday, October 14th 7-10pm
Wayfarers presents an exhibition of painting, drawing, sculpture and writing by Jerstin Crosby, Cyrus Egon, Siobhan McBride, Clayton Schiff, Polly Shindler and Bradley Wood.
ROMPER ROOM is co-curated by Renee Delosh and Craig Hein, both artist members at Wayfarers.
Here is our noble attempt at a press release and for this we are very sorry. All art can be seen essentially as a form of ‘play’. It may masquerade as something much more austere, frame itself in a political context, or claim to give a deeper understanding of humanity. Ultimately though, its value comes out of its frivolousness. The artists in this show make work that is explicitly playful, whether through treatment of subject matter or else as part of their creative process.
Bradley Wood’s canvases give us a window into the imagined lives of his wealthy neighbors, lampooning their leisurely extravagance with rich brushstrokes. Siobhan McBride also paints versions of reality in her interiors, landscapes and still lives. She looks inward to how the sleeping mind interprets and connects fragments, creating fictions through flashes of memory.
Clayton Schiff’s interest in perception, logic and repetition takes shape in his aerial views of maze-like, imagined landscapes. The primitive, abstract forms in Polly Schindler’s paintings possess a balance of restraint and spontaneity, creating forms that feel as if they can be read like forgotten symbols.
Whether through his distilled, black and white drawings or his childhood memoirs, Cyrus Egon reveals the comedy that can exist in simple objects and truth-telling. Jerstin Crosby’s sculpture examines the vastness of the universe and the incomprehensibility of death through the lens of a pizza.
Please come to our show as we have worked very hard at having it. Bye TTFN word count 345 not counting 345 not counting 345 not counting 345 not counting 345 not counting
Wayfarers is located at 1109 Dekalb Avenue between Broadway and Malcolm X Boulevard in Brooklyn, NY just three blocks from the Kosciusko J station.
The gallery is open to the public from 12pm-6pm on Saturdays and Sundays and also by appointment.
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Dreams, and Other Places
New paintings by Charlotte Evans
On view September 9th - October 7th
Opening reception Sunday, September 9th, 6-9pm
Newly arrived in New York from London, Charlotte Evans, in this unfamiliar environment, turned for images to places once visited, known and remembered. After almost a year here, though, the known is now being combined with the not yet known, prompting fresh ideas, fresh imaginings…
Where once she would paint people and places just seen - China, Vietnam, Canada, Brazil, Italy, home in England - now, something subtly different informs her work.
Her process has changed too. Each image is envisioned, layers of things are remembered (imagined and real), rapidly noted down and drawn again and again to be eventually developed into small paintings or gouaches. Colour has always been an important part of the narrative, but drawing has become more important than ever before.
Dreams, and Other Places is, (are) a synthesis of all this, memory and imagination too. We all dream of somewhere other, somewhere that exists only in the mind’s eye, where emotions are heightened - happiness, melancholy, yearning…. These are the best places of all.
Open studios and more, September 8-9
In conjunction with the Go,Brooklyn studio tour, several Wayfarers members including Melissa S. Armstrong, Renee Delosh and Craig Hein will have their workspaces open to the public during the weekend of September 8 and 9.
Studios will be open 12-6pm both days, with extended hours on Sunday until 9pm, during the reception for Charlotte Evans’ exhibition, Dreams, and Other Places. From 7:30-9pm there will also be a short, repeating performance for a very limited audience by George Ferrandi in her studio.
LAST CHANCE to see Sap, Straddle and Joy
This upcoming weekend is your last chance to see the work of Ana Lieberman, Celeste Pfau and Hannah Wides as curated by Lena Takamori at Wayfarers.
It’s Labor Day weekend, but the gallery will be open normal hours on Saturday and Sunday from 12-6pm, or else by appointment to email@example.com, attention of George Ferrandi.
Sap, Straddle and Joy
This Sunday, August 12, 7-10pm at Wayfarers, 1109 Dekalb Ave. between Malcolm X and Broadway:
Wayfarers presents an exhibition of painting, installation, sculpture works by Ana Lieberman, Celeste Pfau and Hannah Wides. Stroking, germinating, and whittling the works into the world, this show unabashedly emphasizes the joy and lust of art making. Much like an invasive Japanese vine, a balloon blown taught, or the elastic nature of a young cat’s body, these artists propose unfamiliar manifestationsof power, strength and generous pleasure.
One may expect to experience a combination of works that are reminiscent of a twig-legged bird standing atop a tree stump, carpeted in green moss – or - dried leaves and old buds float in an inflatable swimming pool under the thick-barked sapping tree – or – a thick, cylindrical stack of pancakes leaning to one side, black juices from the mulberries running down the sides and puddling on a delftware plate.
Sap, Straddle and Joy is curated by Lena Takamori, a peer to the artists and a pal within the Wayfarers community.
Works will be on exhibit August 12th – September 2nd
Gallery hours Saturday and Sunday 12 – 6 pm.