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Parallax: Views of Contemporary Quilt Artists

UPCOMING EXHIBITION!


Opening reception: Friday, June 3, 2011 6-9pm at the Kunstler Gallery

Parallax: Views of Contemporary Quilt Artists, an exhibition curated by Pat Pauly, will be shown at the Kunstler Gallery at Booksmart Studio in Rochester, New York. More than 18 fiber artists embrace the concept of parallax view, where an object or idea is seen from two different perspectives. Many works have never been shown, and were specifically created for this exhibit.
In selecting works for this exhibition, Pat Pauly chose pieces that highlight the uniqueness of art quilts. Parallax presents a compilation of works that capture a theme through multiple viewpoints, perspectives and subjects. From Kathleen Loomis representing the two sides of the American Civil War, to dichotomic views of Lake Ontario as in Dorothy Caldwell’s “An Island, A Pond,” textile art proves a compelling, complex and expressive medium.

Featured artists include Belgian artist Jette Clover, Canadian artists Pamela Allen and Dorothy Caldwell, and American artists Terry Jarrard-Dimond, Nelda Warkentin, Dominie Nash, Sylvia Einstein, Kathleen Loomis, Judith Plotner, and others.


“Making her Exit” (detail) by Pamela Allen


“Coincidence Theory” by Shelley Brenner Baird

 

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Erika Heffernan- Re Learning to Learn

Coming in May we will be showing the work of Erika Heffernan In the Gallery Kunstler.

Re Learning to Learn is an explorative journey and celebration of how all individuals process and interpret information differently. Erika Heffernan’s multimedia installation includes video, photographic documents and sculpture that illuminate how we learn, comprehend, and interpret information, while questioning how we are taught and how we are expected to learn. The interactive nature of the show invites viewers to actively participate and contribute in collaboration with the artist allowing for the viewer to keep a part of the artwork. I encourage you to come out and participate in this exciting event.

Opening Reception:
May 6th • 6pm-9pm
Booksmart Studio
250 N. Goodman St.
Rochester, NY 14607

The show will run through the entire month of May if you can’t stop in for the First Friday opening reception.

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April Gallery Openings

This Friday we will be hosting two MFA thesis exhibitions that you will not want to miss!

In the Kunstler Gallery will be Karen Donnellan from the RIT School of American Crafts MFA glass Program
Her exhibition is titled: O
Her exhibition will feature sculptural installation work that uses all different types of materials ranging from wood to glass to paper.

In the Rochester Pin-Up gallery will be Jaimee Suzanne Lindvay from Visual Studies Workshop
Her exhibition is titled: Fragments: behaving as one
Her work will take form as a photographic installation made up of many different parts. It will definitely be a sight to see!

We at Booksmart Studio are very excited to host these two exhibitions. So please take the time to come check it out this coming Friday Night 6-9pm.

 

By |March 2nd, 2011|Categories: Gallery Shows|Comments Off on April Gallery Openings

Thinking About Summer: June 2011 exhibition announcement

PARALLAX: Views of Contemporary Quilt Artists

Opening Reception: June 3rd, 6-9PM

Parallax: Views of Contemporary Quilt Artists, an exhibition curated by
Pat Pauly, will be shown at the Kunstler Gallery at Booksmart Studio in
Rochester, New York starting June 1, 2011. More than 18 fiber artists
embrace the concept of parallax view, where an object or idea is seen from
two different perspectives. Many works have never been shown, and were
specifically created for this exhibit.

In selecting works for this exhibition, Pat Pauly chose pieces that
highlight the uniqueness of art quilts. Parallax presents a compilation of
works that capture a theme through multiple viewpoints, perspectives and
subjects. From Kathleen Loomis representing the two sides of the American
Civil War, to dichotomic views of Lake Ontario as in Dorothy Caldwell’s
“An Island, A Pond,” textile art proves a compelling, complex and
expressive medium.

Featured artists include Belgian artist Jette Clover, Canadian artists
Pamela Allen and Dorothy Caldwell, and American artists Terry
Jarrard-Dimond, Nelda Warkentin, Dominie Nash, Sylvia Einstein, Kathleen
Loomis, Judith Plotner, and others.

The exhibition will be running concurrently with Fiber Arts International 2011 that will be on display at Memorial Art Gallery May 1st-July3rd.


Terry Jarrard-Dimond “Evidence”


Dominie Nash “Stills From a Life #34″

 

By |February 15th, 2011|Categories: Gallery Shows|Comments Off on Thinking About Summer: June 2011 exhibition announcement

“Washington to Washington” Catalog Edition Book & Edition Prints

Last Friday we had our “First Friday” opening for both “In Habitation” juried Exhibition and “Washington to Washington” by Joel Wellington Fisher. The Opening came together beautifully and we had a great turnout! Thanks to all of you who came out to be a part of it, and for those of you who may have missed the opening the work will be up for the remainder of January so you have plenty of time to come check it out. Also on Friday we released a Catalog Edition book to accompany the Washington to Washington Exhibition The Book Includes many of the 26 images we currently have on display as well as a few extra Images from the series that were not a part of the final exhibition edit. The book is an edition of 50 and is hand bound in a hardcover pamphlet binding style. All 50 copies are signed and are available for purchase here. SOLD OUT! They’re going pretty quickly so be sure to get your copy.


Also available for purchase are print editions for three of the photographs from the exhibition. Each photograph is available in an edition of 25 with edition numbers 1-10 being available for individual sale and edition numbers 11-25 available for purchase in a collector set of three prints in a portfolio envelope. Here are the three images in the edition.

 

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“Washington to Washington” by Joel Wellington Fisher

Coming in January along with our “In-Habitation” Exhibition we will be showing a series of photographs by Joel Wellington Fisher entitled “Washington to Washington”. This series deconstructs distinctly American landscapes of significance to the D.C. Sniper shootings that took place in 2002. Fisher’s landscapes show seemingly mundane spaces that give a feeling that something has gone terribly wrong and in a post 9/11 world this work is a look into fear and terror in our recent history that hits close to home and has become a common element in today’s society.

Tacoma Washington

Bowie, MD, Location of Shooting Victim # 20

We are very excited to show this body of work along with our “In-Habitation” exhibition which is focused on looking at different aspects of the American landscape and the cultural society within it.
We hope you can all make it out for the opening!

Gallery Opening will be January 7th from 6-9pm

 

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Recap of November Gallery Shows

We had a great turnout at our openings for “A Life Reviewed: George Eastman Through the Viewfinder” and “Eat a Peach”  last Friday!  Thank you to everyone who came!  If you missed the show it will be up in the galleries at Booksmart until January.

The Galleries looked great! Both Emma and Lisa worked hard all week to get everything together by Friday.

November Gallery Openings!

The First Friday of November will consist of two different shows in both of our galleries.

Gallery Kunstler will house Emma Powell’s work “A life Reviewed: George Eastman through the Viewfinder”.  The Rochester Pin Up Gallery will house Lisa Adamucci’s work “Eat a Peach”.   Emma and Lisa are both current graduate students at Rochester Institute of Technology and both galleries will be showcasing their thesis work here at Booksmart Studio.

 

A life Reviewed: George Eastman through the Viewfinder”

Photographs by, Emma Powell

A life Reviewed: George Eastman through the Viewfinder” is an exhibition of photographs that look back on the life of Kodak’s founder George Eastman. The show consists of 25 color photographs by Emma Powell that cover different facets of Eastman’s life and legacy. This work serves as both photographic biography as well as an artistic gaze into the past.  “I wanted to find a way to look back in time, through a window into the past, to visualize temporal distance,” Powell said. “I needed a turn-of-the-century device that could speak to the technological advancements of the industrial revolution. I needed a time machine. Instead, I used cameras.”

Eat a Peach”

Photographs by, Lisa Adamucci

” I have to be a mean son of a bitch so you kids don’t miss me when I’m gone.”  My father didn’t bother to explain this comment as I sat in the passenger seat waiting for some gesture to indicate that he was just kidding. I stepped out of his truck, smiled, and watched him go.

For the past three years I have been developing a project that focuses on the members of my immediate family and each individual’s relationship to our small southern New Jersey peach farm.

Growing up, I never gave the farm much thought, treating it as a place where my family lived and nothing more. Being a girl excused me from doing just about anything one could think of on the farm. Almost daily one of my brothers: Carmen, Tony, Tommy, or Mikey would vehemently demand my parents to answer the same incriminating question, “But why doesn’t Lisa have to do anything?” When I was five, my dad pretended to spank me just so my four brothers could listen from the other side of the bathroom door: he would clap his hands together while I pretended to cry.

When I began photographing the members of my family the farm took on a life of its own, like a long-lost family member I wanted to get reacquainted with. I became more curious about the business, history, and daily routines of the farm. I wanted to understand it, to uncover the reason for its allure. And now, it has captured me as well, becoming a near obsession.

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A Life Reviewed: George Eastman through the Viewfinder” & “Eat a Peach”

Opening receptions
Friday, November 5th, 2010
6-9PM

Gallery Kunstler & The Rochester Pin Up Gallery
(inside Booksmart Studio)
250 North Goodman St.
Rochester, NY 14607

www.booksmartstudio.com

Emma Powell
info@emmapowellphotography.com
www.emmapowellphotography.com

Lisa Adamucci

lisaadamucci@yahoo.com

By |October 25th, 2010|Categories: Gallery Shows|Comments Off on November Gallery Openings!

“The Worst is Yet to Come”- The Unfortunate Decay of Communication & Culture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE WORST IS YET TO COME
The Unfortunate Decay of Communication & Culture
New works by Mark Penxa and Don Pendleton

1975 Gallery, in conjunction with BookSmart Studio’s Gallery Kunstler, presents THE WORST IS YET TO COME,collaborations between Don Pendleton and Mark Penxa, two artists/designers highly regarded for their work in the skateboard industry with companies including Alien Workshop, Element, DC Shoe Co., and Girl skateboa…rds.

THE WORST IS YET TO COME explores the modern decay of interpersonal communication and a culture in overall decline. Both artists will be in attendance.

THE WORST IS YET TO COME
September 3 – 25, 2010

Opening reception
Friday, September 3, 2010
6-9PM

1975 at Gallery Kunstler
(inside Booksmart Studio)
250 North Goodman St.
Rochester, NY 14607

For more information:
www.1975ish.com
www.theworstisyettocome.net

Artist Sites:
www.elephont.com
www.markpenxa.com

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