It was equal parts electrifying and dizzying. A gaggle or three of children, their lovely art and parents on a rampage. Here are a few gifs that might just capture the unrestrained vitality.
1. Kiddy Mosh Banjo-tastic
2. Spill-o-rama Repeat-o-slop
3. After Party Latina Dance-a-thon
Recent gallery subject and professional collaborator Grant Cornett just created an astounding series of moving photo still video image title tableau vignette things for the New Yorker. Truly amazing work.
ORANGATANG(sic) opens this Friday night at 338 Wythe Ave. Featuring works from Bill Abdale, Steven Rose and Joanna Seitz.
The artists presented share an interest in the way that sensual aspects of the physical world penetrate the psyche through the eye. Their works use finely tuned imaging processes to focus on the traces, stains, and residues of this coupling rather than the act itself. ORANGATANG(sic), their collaborative book, hints at a bizarre ritual of self-imaging, set dressing, and food preparation: a synthesis of market-sensitive appetites and base animal desires.
Grant Cornett’s photos shift contexts gracefully between fictional illustration, editorial, and advertising, into the exhibition space of a gallery. I Stay Under Glass is a collection of photographs that span the years 2009 to 2013 and touch on the raw, lawless quality of his sensibility. Teenage cockiness overlap elegance and skepticism. These pictures feel like they live on the crest of incident; vaguely fictive, reactionary and mysteriously purposeful all at once.
Grant Cornett was born in 1975 in Dallas Texas. He now resides in Pine Plains, NY and works out of NYC. He has no formal education beyond high school, which he left in the 11th grade. He has been photographing in New York for 15 years and his work has appeared in The New Yorker, Time Magazine, NY Mag, NY Times, Wired, Esquire, Vanity Fair & Vogue, among others. He keeps his own account of things at thelivest1.tumblr.com
Originally from Ireland, Feargal Doyle now lives and works in New York. He moved to New York in 2012 via Thailand, where he and his family spent two years on a life transforming adventure. It was during this time that he turned to painting as his full time occupation and passion. Prior to that his career had been in architecture ‐ working for several years with New York based ‘starchitect’ Daniel Libeskind on projects in his native Dublin and in Berlin ‐ and in theatre where he worked as a set designer.
In his paintings, Doyle is guided by the intuitive embodied wisdom of the hand. His paintings depict memories of people, places and events through the lens of his own experiential understanding of the world. This intuitive style is complimentary to his experience of working in the methodical, concept driven world of architecture and is a means toward self understanding and to communicate in a more meaningful way.
Since the 1960s and 70s, artists have been intensely using their bodies in performance, video, and photography. This seminar will focus on the intersection of the body as used in the art object. We will discuss the body as a means of critiquing identity through the use of depictions involving humor, desire, and violence, among others.
This conversation-based class is open to everyone, no matter their knowledge, exposure, or participation with the art world. Artists discussed will be: Marina Abramovic and Ulay, Chris Burden, Erwin Wurm, Yoko Ono, Jennifer Locke, Laurel Nakadate, Nikki Lee, Ana Mendieta, Annie Sprinkle, Nao Bustamante, and William Pope.L.
L’Ecole Des Beaux Arts is a Brooklyn based, artist-run crafts & arts workshop. For the last few months Picture Farm Gallery has been offering its space on weekends to this neighborhood program, regularly providing an alternative to watching T.V., browsing the internet and feeling depressed about the weather.
New York, NY, March 4, 2013 — Picture Farm Gallery presents “Within Sight: Photographers for Recovery”, a group photography show curated by professional surfer and filmmaker Mikey DeTemple to launch March 14th, 2013 at the gallery’s space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
“Within Sight” showcases large scale photographic prints from several of the most dynamic surf photographers in the industry including donated pieces by Dane Peterson, Nick LaVecchia, Todd Glaser, Chris Burkard, Zak Bush, Ryan Struck, Matt Clark and Chris Pfeil. All works feature one of a kind, wooden frames crafted from reclaimed pieces of the now-destroyed boardwalk.
The disastrous effects of Hurricane Sandy are still a daily reality for numerous individuals and businesses decimated by the storm in October. “Within Sight” is born from the surf community’s desire to reinvigorate awareness and continued community support around this fact.
“As with so many other natural disasters, the attention span regarding the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy has been a woefully short one,” says Picture Farm’s Toddy Stewart. “Months have passed and media attention and public awareness of the plight of Sandy victims has waned- relief efforts are turning into recovery and rebuilding and now more than ever we need to get behind these projects or face possible calamitous results for those living in the wake of the disaster.”
Following Sandy the local and national surf community responded with fierce and rapid grassroots efforts – volunteering, organizing and donating to the relief cause in huge numbers. This energy and speed was borne out of an indelible personal connection to those coastal communities and the dire needs of friends and family that were affected.
An opening night party and silent benefit auction will be held on March 14th, 2013. All proceeds from the sale will benefit Waves for Water, (www.wavesforwater.org) a non-profit organization founded by former professional surfer Jon Rose and the charity’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Initiative that focuses on supporting individuals and businesses in New York and New Jersey surf-based coastal communities hardest hit.
“Community mobilization has been the success story of the recovery effort so far, neighbors helping neighbors and smaller grassroots organizations like Waves for Water taking a direct, hands on approach to relief and rebuilding,” DeTemple explains. “It is our hope that Within Sight will reinvigorate the energy of the surf community in continued support of Sandy efforts as we head into spring.”
About Mikey DeTemple
Mikey DeTemple is a New York native, professional surfer and filmmaker. Matt Pruett, editor of Eastern Surf Magazine, described Mikey this way: “Few surfers personify the essence of modern East Coast long boarding like Mikey DeTemple –classic yet rebellious, stylish but aggressive, competitive though utterly soulful.” Mikey has been an integral the East Coast’s surf scene since the age of 16, when he won his first pro contest and became a staple in the world of pro surfing. He has graced the covers of numerous worldwide surf publications and produced two of the best-selling surf films of the past several years.
Since Hurricane Sandy, Mikey has been constantly active in the relief effort, coordinating and participating in volunteer rebuilding efforts, hosting multiple events, donating artwork for fundraising purposes and using his high profile to keep attentions focused on the continuing needs of those affected.
About Picture Farm Gallery
Picture Farm Gallery was opened in response to what is perceived as a diminishing community vibe in the increasingly populated neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It looks to support local artists and concerns, giving month-long solo and group shows to friends, friends of friends, and friends of friends of friends during a season stretching from March to November. Picture Farm Gallery also acts as a community center for volunteer efforts for Hurricane Sandy relief and provides a creative space for local crafts people.
About Waves for Water Waves for Water works on the front-line to provide clean water solutions to communities in need around the world. They work with world leaders and strategic partners who take a “no-nonsense” attitude toward making global change. Waves for Water is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 by former professional surfer Jon Rose and supported by Hurley International.
The local lovely neighborhood craftslady extraordinaire Sara Moffat, who has been holding classes in the PF Gallery for the last couple months, is a feature today on Daily Candy. Her mission via L’Ecole des Beaux Arts is simply to provide a space for teachers and students to come together to learn handicrafts and artistic skills outside the normal “educational” environments. It’s a lovely, warm, inviting space she creates and we are proud to be part of it all.
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More on this last weekend’s classes here.
In November 2013 Yuri Shimojo will unveil a site-specific instillation of her travel diaries at the Picture Farm Gallery. But before that she is showing a collection of works at the Honen-in Zen temple in Kyoto, Japan in March. Friday the 22nd and Saturday the 23rd, she will be opening her home/studio for an intimate glimpse of her new works.
Picture Farm once again hosted L’Ecole Des Beaux Arts for a much anticipated class “Make Your Own Cleaning Products” led by Sacha Dunn. Sacha is the genius behind Common Good, an all-natural cleaning product company started in Brooklyn. We met years ago and have been big fans of each other ever since. Pictures of the class will be on these pages all week. The class was beautiful, calming, informative and smelled delicious. The next one will be in March!! Sign up here.
Sara Moffat showed up with her special brand of maniacal creativity masquerading as bubbly chutzpah to Picture Farm Gallery today, bringing in the Lindsay Robinson to teach us all how to indigo dye like the old-timey folks of yesteryear. Super fun, super educational. L’Ecole de Beaux Arts is relatively new to the neighborhood begat from the mind of someone relatively old to the neighborhood. Sara will be holding more classes at the PF Gallery in the future, namely next weekend when you can learn how to make your own household cleaning supplies. Sign up here.
Picture Farm Gallery is excited to host LDBA classes starting January 20th.
L’Ecole Des Beaux Arts offers artistic and skill-based classes taught by artists and tradespeople in the neighborhood and from around the world.
Classes and workshops are carefully selected, organized monthly, and kept small for an optimal learning environment.
Classes are available for purchase here!
In light of so many events this year, so much loss, so many emotional hits, it’s great to get people together in a big room and chat. That’s what happened last night at the Brooklyn Surf Flea at the Picture Farm Gallery. Lots of great people talking to other great people. Lots of people turning out to both do what they do while contributing a bit to recovery. And while the cold rain kept some at bay, heaps of people showed up to peruse the wares and soak up some space. Ceasar and Annie did an outstanding job organizing and managing the event, getting all the vendors together and making sure all the Lagunitas flowed like wine. As the recovery process slowly urns into a rebuilding process it will be important to keep the community energy up and activated.
The Picture Farm Gallery is grateful for the opportunity to provide a space for the Brooklyn Surf Flea Market happening this coming Sunday, December 16th. There will be music, drinks, good times and great shopping from 2 to 8 PM. If you’re in the neighborhood (or outside the neighborhood) come by to say hi and soak up the community. Antonio and I will be there puttering around, making trouble and selling the latest issue of WAX Magazine. This is a Sandy Relief fundraising event. A portion of all the proceeds are going to help the rebuilding needs of the aftermath, so come out and enjoy a leisurely Sunday afternoon that could do some good in our world.
There are a number of great local artists and products represented and selling their wares…