AROUND TOWN: Exhibition at Transfer Gallery, “APOPHENIA”

ALMA ALLORO || APOPHENIA

Location: Transfer Gallery, 1030 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Exhibition Dates: January 4 through January 25, 2014
Gallery Hours:
Saturdays 2pm to 7pm and By Appointment
Contact: 
transfer.gallery@gmail.com || directors@transfergallery.com
Exhibition Publication: Download Here (PDF, 15 MB)

Text and image(s) from their website:

Apophenia /æpɵˈfiːniə/ is the experience of seeing patterns or connections in random or meaningless data.

Apophenia is a collection of works by Alma Alloro exploring the possibilities — and limitations — of an artist’s aura in a digitally-oriented world. The exhibition consists of a series of hand drawings and animations, installed alongside a machine that manually creates animation. Alloro’s works invite the viewer to simultaneously experience both the animation itself alongside the exposed analog apparati that produces it.

Alloro’s meticulous hand drawings make manifest the notion of repetition, a yearning for the infinite. Within the patterns that emerge, however, individual fragments of the animation reveal their lack of continuous identity — a tacit acknowledgement of the imperfections of the human hand.

Meanwhile, a kinetic machine generates colorful spinning surfaces broadcast via closed-circuit television. This screen — part of a device intended for the reading of printed matter, and which once helped Alloro’s late grandfather compensate for his low vision — becomes a site of color and motion. Says Alloro:

In its afterlife, the device exposes a ubiquitous short sightedness, rendering users of every generation blind to other potential (mis)uses of technology.”

With Apophenia, Alloro considers the kinds of aesthetic effects that still lie beyond the scope of digital practice: what can be made with bare hands that can’t be made with a computer? And further, what new means still belong to the realm of tradition, yet embrace new potentials made possible by the digital?

ALMA ALLORO (b. 1982, Tel Aviv) is a contemporary retro-futuristic artist living and working in Berlin. Her work spans a variety of media, including drawing, sculpture, and music composition and performance. She has shown with The Store in Berlin, P8 Gallery in Tel Aviv, Furtherfield Gallery in London, Spacebar Gallery in Linz, and Eigenheim Gallery in Weimar.

Alma studied fine art at the Midrasha School of Art, Beit-Berl, Israel, and received her MFA in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies from Bauhaus-Universität in Weimar, Germany.

More info at AlmaAlloro.com

APOPHENIA

TONIGHT: Drink and Draw!

at The Living Gallery

from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

TONIGHT

Every Wednesday we have a Drink & Draw event!

We provide drawing materials: pencils, charcoal and paper
(Feel free to bring your own supplies if you like!)

We provide a model and drinks, and sometimes we have live music, or poetry as well!

If you would like to perform or model email us @ thelivinggallery@gmail.com

Drink and Draw 2013

RSVP on the Facebook Event!

PS: Don’t forget about Jennie Penny’s Drawing 101, happening from 4:00pm to 6:00pm today, too!

TODAY: Join us for Drawing 101

Drawing 101

Learn the use of line weight, value, contrast, composition, perspective, recognition of positive
and negative space, building shapes, learning the human figure, composing still lifes and more!

Open to all levels — from absolute beginners to seasoned artists who may want a refresher!

Donation based (Suggested donation $15)

We have some basic materials, but feel free to bring your own.

Help us keep the creative mind alive and join us for a lesson in the arts with this drawing class!

Hope to see you all there!

Instructed by Jennie Penny
email: thelivinggallery@gmail.com or jenniepenny105@gmail.com

Drawing 101

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AROUND TOWN: Opening Reception TONIGHT at Robert Henry Contemporary, “Structural Tendencies”

Robert Henry Contemporary

“Structural Tendencies” by Mike Childs

Exhibition Dates: January 3 through February 2, 2014
Location: 56 Bogart St. Brooklyn, NY 11206
Gallery Phone: (718) 473-0819
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Sunday 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Contact: http://www.roberthenrycontemporary.com/contact

Opening Reception: January 3, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm

Left (2012) Mike Childs

Mike Childs
Left, 2012
Acrylic on canvas
30″ x 40″

(Image Source)

Here is their press release:

Mike Childs’s paintings attempt to create an internal order through space, color, and line, looking outward into the world for connections. His work has always been fundamentally abstract, however this latest imagery attempts to take that work one step further removed from identifiable representation.

In 10 new paintings (acrylic on canvas) and drawings (graphite on paper) included in Structural Tendencies, he concentrates on creating and juxtaposing shapes and patterns occurring in man-made structures with those formed in nature by bees, spiders and other animal builders. Childs says, “The urban, architectural environment which held sway in my earlier work is now being coupled with that of the natural world.”

While still allowing to be read as something related to the seen this new work pushes the boundaries of recognizable space. In subtle changes of colors, structure, and pattern these paintings fade, breakdown, and deteriorate, and in so doing, liberate and confine the spaces of his compositions in unanticipated and unexpected ways.

Intensive looking is integral to Childs’s studio practice and a prerequisite for viewing his work. His process of deconstruction and juxtaposition broadens the possibilities of meaning and experience of space and intensifies the activity of looking. On the second, third and subsequent viewings each composition reveals something new…some color or shape unnoticed before.  It is through careful analysis and patient observation that the internal order of his work slowly becomes evident.

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TONIGHT: Drink and Draw! And Open Mic!

at The Living Gallery

from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

TONIGHT

Every 3rd Wednesday we link with Art Lovher LLC!
Here is what is in store: http://artlovesher.com/december-artlovher/

Every Wednesday we have a Drink & Draw event!

We provide drawing materials: pencils, charcoal and paper
(Feel free to bring your own supplies if you like!)

We provide a model and drinks, and sometimes we have live music, or poetry as well!

If you would like to perform or model email us @ thelivinggallery@gmail.com

Drink and Draw 2013

RSVP on the Facebook Event!

PS: Don’t forget about Jennie Penny’s Drawing 101, happening from 4:00pm to 6:00pm today, too!

TODAY: Join us for Drawing 101

Drawing 101

Learn the use of line weight, value, contrast, composition, perspective, recognition of positive
and negative space, building shapes, learning the human figure, composing still lifes and more!

Open to all levels — from absolute beginners to seasoned artists who may want a refresher!

Donation based (Suggested donation $15)

We have some basic materials, but feel free to bring your own.

Help us keep the creative mind alive and join us for a lesson in the arts with this drawing class!

Hope to see you all there!

Instructed by Jennie Penny
email: thelivinggallery@gmail.com or jenniepenny105@gmail.com

Drawing 101

RSVP on the Facebook Event!

TONIGHT: Drink and Draw!

at The Living Gallery

from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

TONIGHT

Every Wednesday we have a Drink & Draw event!

We provide drawing materials: pencils, charcoal and paper
(Feel free to bring your own supplies if you like!)

We provide a model and drinks, and sometimes we have live music, or poetry as well!

If you would like to perform or model email us @ thelivinggallery@gmail.com

Drink and Draw 2013

RSVP on the Facebook Event!

PS: Don’t forget about Jennie Penny’s Drawing 101, happening from 4:00pm to 6:00pm today, too!