‘Eric Leiser: HOLOGALACTIC’ Opening, video by Adam Tyson

‘Eric Leiser: Hologalactic’ to Occupy with Art (OAS), School’s Launch Aug 17, 2012

Featured to be among the first speakers to launch officially Occupational Art School (OAS), Eric Leiser will lecture on ‘new’ multidimensions reflected in the physical universe– using as a concretized example, ‘Eric Leiser: Hologalactic’, the artist’s Allthingsproject summer 2012 exhibition.

Lecture takes place @ BAT HAUS (Williamsburg), Friday, August 17, 2010, 6 – 9p, 279 Starr Street, Brooklyn, NY. Co-organizer and amazing instigator Paul McLean will provide introduction to OAS.

http://www.occupywithart.com/blog/tag/occupational-art-school

Thank you to all at Occupy with Art and BAT HAUS. Whether plazas, voting booths, churches, galleries, let’s Occupy our local institutions by gathering voices, asking larger questions, and being fully present !

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Yael Acher Performance, with Rob Warren Books & Records

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: 

Samuel W. Kho, Gallery Curator

All Things Project @ NCGV

626.757.5600

Sam.k.100@gmail.com

YAEL ACHER “KAT” MODIANO

MUSIC FOR SILENT CINEMA
FLUTE, EFFECTS, PREPARED ELECTRONICS

FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

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All Things Project is pleased to present Yael Acher “Kat” Modiano in a special, one-night performance of flute, effects, and prepared electronic tracks for cinema, on Friday, June 15, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

The film to be selected vis-à-vis Yael Acher’s music is among excellent examples of silent-era movies from 1920s Germany (Weimar Republic years) — a poignantly resonant historical period from a cinematic and cultural standpoint. Similar yet distinct from the role of the original film composer, Yael Acher as an award-winning, free jazz practitioner and a film aficionado responds in “real-time” to the time-based artifact of cinema from another era, produced no more than a century ago. These German Expressionist films were once censored as “degenerate” in the Nazi years, and it may be no coincidence that Yael Acher– as a cultural child of Israel, Denmark, and America– would be drawn to these same films as artistic material. The presentation becomes a multi-level appreciation and appropriation of cinematic wonder and drama.

Acher muses, “Each of these films from the silent era gives us the opportunity to experience people’s lives back then. We might realize that, in spite of the differences in times, little has changed fundamentally when it comes to matters of the heart or moral issues.”

More info on past shows, awards, cd releases of Yael Acher “Kat” Modiano can be found on www.modianomusic.net.

Rob Warren Books & Records (formerly Skyline Books) has partnered with Yael Acher and All Things Project for this special live performance. Of more than passing interest to music artist Yael Acher is the visual time-capsule represented by film: fashion style, architecture, interiors, the early automobile industry. Being such a fan of pop culture, Acher’s nickname “Kat” refers to “Krazy Kat”, the famous comic strip of George Herriman, of the same era. A selection of vintage books, art editions, and records– lovingly curated by bookshop dealer Rob Warren and All Things Project curator Samuel W. Kho– will be available during the performance for enjoyment and purchase. Most titles in this collection will relate to the evening’s performance. A portion of sales goes towards All Things Project to keep arts programming free and accessible in Greenwich Village.

Rob Warren Books & Records is an independent bookstore specializing in “books rare and well done”. In business since 1990, many remember the beloved shop as Skylight Books in its first location on 18th Street. Readers can peruse photography monographs, signed literary editions and various expressions of arts and countercultural ephemera. The shop is now located at 51 W. 28th Street, New York, NY 10001.

YAEL ACHER “KAT” MODIANO: MUSIC FOR SILENT CINEMA is the second official project presented by All Things Project in 2011, marking the fourth year as organized by Gallery Curator Samuel W. Kho. The gallery was launched with assistance from a matching grant and is sustained by many generous donors. All Things Project and its gallery are part of the Neighborhood Church of Greenwich Village (NCGV), a house of worship that supports cutting-edge visual practices, thoughtful lectures, as well as music and performances. More info at www.allthingsproject.wordpress.com and www.ncgv.net.

YAEL ACHER “KAT” MODIANO: MUSIC FOR SILENT CINEMA

Friday, June 15, 2012, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Doors open at 7:00 (Performance: approximately 95 minutes)

A discussion with artist and curator follows the performance.

On view: vintage books, art editions, and records, from Rob Warren Books & Records

Admission is free and open to the public.


‘HOLOGALACTIC’ NEWS: Susan Joyce of Fringe Exhibitions!

NEWS !

We at Allthingsproject are extremely happy and honored to work with Susan Joyce of Fringe Exhibitions as co-curator for ERIC LEISER: HOLOGALACTIC (June 28- Sept 29).

Susan Joyce founded and directed Fringe Exhibitions in Los Angeles, and was responsible for organizing solo shows with a number of internationally-recognized artists: Eileen Cowin, Eduardo Kac, Survival Research Laboratories (SRL), MIT Media Lab Computing Culture, among others. You can learn about those artists and others, as well as Aleph-Null, the 2008 holographic exhibition of Eric Leiser, at www.fringexhibitions.com and www.fringexhibitions.blogspot.com.

Upcoming June 28th Opening

Upcoming June 28th Opening

Paradoxes in Simultaneity, 2012
Glass transmission holograms, TEA solution, and acrylic on canvas
36 in. x 36 in.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: 
Samuel W. Kho, Gallery Curator
All Things Project @ NCGV
626.757.5600
Sam.k.100@gmail.com

Susan Joyce, Director
Fringe Exhibitions
info@fringexhibitions.com

All Things Project is pleased to present ERIC LEISER: HOLOGALACTIC, a solo show by an emerging artist working in holographic painting and representation today, curated by Susan Joyce (Fringe Exhibitions) and Samuel W. Kho. This summer exhibition is in conversation with concurrent exhibitions at MIT Media Labs and New Museum’s “Pictures from the Moon 1969-2008/ Ghosts in the Machine”. ERIC LEISER: HOLOGALACTIC advances the technological sophistication of holography with matters related to science and theoretical physics, and realized as a large-scale installation, requires “real-time” viewer experience. In a complex process, the artist draws, sculpts, and then shoots sets of multiple exposure glass transmission holograms, intuiting organic, fluid forms. The sets of holograms are arrayed within an amorphous dark space analogous to how one senses sublimity and discovery in the night sky. The holograms function as windows into newly formed constellations of what is now conceived by humanity as a deeply interconnected, cavernous multiverse.

While engaging Spinoza, Bachelard, Deleuze, and other thinkers, Eric Leiser responds as an artist to the central contention that measured Time resists strict objectivity, that Time is understood as anthropocentric by definition. Additionally, the prescient, mid-twentieth century philosopher Henri Bergson specifically argues that Einstein’s Theory of Relativity fails to live up to its promise of a truer relativity, running counter to its own findings and blindly relying on old paradigms. In all this, the artist is looking for a lived understanding in which Bergson’s imagination can find true simultaneity alongside scientific evidence of a complex, multiversal world; an expansion of the photographic, the extra-dimensionality of ERIC LEISER: HOLOGALACTIC as paintings and environmental installation facilitates this grand vision. Also included in the exhibition are a series of framed glass holograms and a newly created short animated film depicting laser light and defraction.

During the 1970s, artists saw potential in holography as an experimental medium and began to collaborate with scientists to make their work. By the 1980s holography became a new force in the art world, used by artists Harriett Casdin-Silver, Doris Villa, and Eduardo Kac, among others. Eric Leiser is one of only a few young artists again extending the medium of holography today. In summer 20012, MIT Media Lab hosts the 9th International Symposium on Display Holography, which will include work by Leiser.

Eric Leiser is an artist, holographer, animator, filmmaker, and puppeteer, who studied at CalArts (BFA ’05, MFA ’07), and is based in New York City. His most recent solo exhibitions include Live With Animals in New York City, Fringe Exhibitions in Los Angeles, and the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Group exhibitions include Spencer Brownstone Gallery, Cabinet Magazine, Mass MOCA; with his experimental films shown internationally at museums and festivals such as the Victoria & Albert Museum (London), Thessaloniki Center of Contemporary Art (Greece) and ANNECY Film Festival (France). An installation at The Living Gallery in Brooklyn is being planned for Fall 2012.

ERIC LEISER: HOLOGALACTIC is the third project presented by All Things Project in 2012, marking the fourth year as organized by Gallery Curator Samuel W. Kho. The gallery was launched with assistance from a matching grant and is sustained by generous donors. All Things Project and its gallery are part of the Neighborhood Church of Greenwich Village (NCGV), a house of worship supporting cutting-edge visual practices, thoughtful lectures, as well as music and performances. More info at http://www.allthingsproject.wordpress.com and http://www.ncgv.net.

ERIC LEISER: HOLOGALACTIC, Curated by Susan Joyce and Samuel W. Kho

Please inquire about preview opportunities ahead of June 28th. Opening & Artist’s Reception: Thursday, June 28, 2012, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Summer Gallery Hours: Friday and Saturday, 12:00 – 6:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted, or by appointment. Related lectures and film screenings TBA.

Admission is free and open to the public

Art:21 Screening. Thank you!

Some of us took a welcome break from FRIEZE week’s worth of work & activity, watching ART:21 “Art in the Twenty-first Century”, the PBS award-winning series on contemporary artists. Organized and curated by Morgan Riles (ART:21 Exclusives editor) and Adam Tyson (Art@Tekserve), the screening of selections from Season 6 was a nice party!

ARTISTS WE FEATURED :
-El Anatsui
-Ai Weiwei
-Tabaimo
-Glenn Ligon
-Sarah Sze
-Marina Abramovic
'History' : Marina Abramović (A video collaboration with Charles Atlas) © Art21, Inc. 2012

“History”, Segment: Marina Abramović (A video collaboration with Charles Atlas)
© Art21, Inc. 2012

We had much to chat about afterwards of course, especially after the slowly rising crescendo of the Marina Abramovic episode. As Gallery Curator at Allthingsproject, I thought that one episode especially took great advantage of the video-television medium and documentary format– representative of the best of ART:21!

Thank you once again to Morgan and Adam! And thank you beautiful audience!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: 
Samuel W. Kho, Gallery Curator
All Things Project @ NCGV
626.757.5600
Sam.k.100@gmail.com


SARAH CRUMLICH: LIFESCAPES
March 22 –  April 28, 2012


Momentary Expression: Gertrude, 2011
Oil on panel, 7 x7 in. 


All Things Project is pleased to present SARAH CRUMLICH: LIFESCAPES, paintings by the artist intently examining portrait and landscape traditions. However familiar shared natural vistas may be, certain human and topographical features are rarely discussed at length– even more seldom, carefully gazed upon. Our ‘scapes in life are lost on us on the way to . . . 

Certainly, All Things Project has many times presented humanity in its passionate extremes (Figure Us Fancy or Jonathan Cowan: After Your Revolution just to name two). In this exhibition, painter Sarah Crumlich steadies our attention towards the quieter in-betweens of life: to creases and wrinkles, on aged physicality, a slow-burning glow, a sustaining smile somewhere. The paintings, many intimate in scale, are another level away from the spectacularized, techno-geeky, youth-worshipping, buy-able landscape with which we are accustomed. So . . . Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go! 

Sarah Crumlich writes, “What I’ve come to call ‘Lifescapes’ affords a moment, an impression of a very precious fragment of time and knowing to be cherished.”
(More of artist at: www.psuchekaisoma.blogspot.com)

SARAH CRUMLICH: LIFESCAPES is the first exhibition presented by All Things Project in 2012, the fourth year for the gallery organized by curator Samuel W. Kho. The curatorial appointment is made possible by a generous grant from the Mustard Seed Foundation, matched by individual gifts. All Things Project and its gallery are part of the Neighborhood Church of Greenwich Village (NCGV), a house of worship that supports cutting-edge visual practices, thoughtful lectures, as well as music and spoken word performances. More info at http://www.allthingsproject.wordpress.com and http://www.ncgv.net.

Opening reception: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 22, 2012
(Artist’s talk with curator at 7:00 p.m.)

SARAH CRUMLICH: LIFESCAPES
March 22 – April 28, 2012
Gallery Hours: Fridays and Saturdays 12:00 – 6:00 p.m., or by appointment
Admission is free and open to the public

All Things Project @ NCGV
269 Bleecker Street 
New York, NY 10014 
(Between Sixth and Seventh Avenues)
(Subways A, C, E // B, D, F, V to West 4th ; 1 to Christopher St.)

626.757.5600/ 212.691.1770

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