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.
1. July 15 - August 5
Opening Reception: Sunday, July 15, 6-9 pm
An Opening Reception for Two Become One will be held July 15th from 6pm-9pm, and the work will be on display until August 5th.
Two Become One is a group exhibition from the RISD MFA program in Painting being exhibited at Wayfarers, Brooklyn. Nine artists have been gathered to present the textured landscape that snakes up and down the 2nd and 3rd floor stairwells of 62 Prospect Street in Providence.
All of the artists in the show push their subjects through an array of displays to produce entire systems of image making. They document these systems and display them in their studios to visually quantify and further prove their methods. What emerges from Two become One are distinct patterns of process and material. “In an emergent system complexity can arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple interactions.”
Two becomes One was curated by Wayfarers’ board members Joshua R. Edwards and Jesse James Arnold. Special thanks to Zach Seeger, whose breakfast burritos changed our lives.
curated by Wayfarers’ board members, Jesse Arnold and Joshua Edwards
2. Thursday, July 19th. Doors at 7. Showings at 8 and 10 (45 min showings)
The Problem Is Last Year
Record Release/ Music Video Screening of Dave Linnenbank’s new album
(including a video by Wafarers resident, Melissa S. Armstrong)
3. Saturday, July 28th. 7 pm $5
Wayfarers Film Series #1: Closer
Several wonderful films curated by the beloved Danny Powell
4. Thursday, August 2nd. 7 pm.
Acid Reflux: Season 4 Review of Acid Rain, Video Art Cable Access Show
Curated by Wayfarers’ newest member, Jerstin Crosby
(detailed blurbs to follow on all these events, but we thought you might want to mark your calendars… xoxo)