Go See: Tom Sanford and Amanda Browder Exhibitions in NY Opening Tonight & Friday!

April 7, 2011 · Print This Article

Some exciting news for fans of Tom Sanford and Amanda Browder of The Amanda Browder Show…both have new exhibitions opening in New York this weekend. Oh shit, I just realized Amanda’s show opens tonight — she will be unveiling a new, large-scale painted fabric piece! And New York is an hour later than Chicago! So those of you in NYC,  gotta get your asses down there NOW! Full deets for both shows below…

PAINTING WITH PICTURES 2

curated by David Gibson

Thursday, April 7th 2011 – Art Jail Space NYC -

7-10 PM

50 Eldridge Street, 6th floor

Featuring: Margie Black, Sarah Bliss, Marcy Brafman, Amanda Browder, Elisabeth Condon, Vince Contarino, Beata Drozd, Gabert Farrar, Sophia Flood, Alicia Gibson, Chambliss Giobbi, Rachael Gorchov, Susan Hamburger, Deb Karpman, Yuliya Lanina, Liz-N-Val, Paul Loughney, Cybele Lyle, Norma Markley, Christina Massey, Joel Morrison, Mary Murphy, Guy Nelson, Jeremy Olson, Steve Page, Leemour Pelli, Lilliana Pereira, Mary Pinto, Mark Po…wer, Grace Roselli, Hagar Sadan, Pierre St. Jacques, Meghann Snow, Claudia Sperry, Ginna Triplett

This exhibition explores the use of collage as an artistic medium, dissecting its impulses and agendas while providing a wide cross-spectrum of its usage in contemporary art. It addresses the role of material culture in mediating our shared view of reality, the notion of a borrowed aesthetic, and how specific visual agendas express differing cultural attitudes. It includes a variety of mediums and aesthetic agendas, presenting not only traditional collage, but works which establish a collage mentality in the liminal forms of photography, video, digital manipulation, painting, sculpture, printmaking, children’s books, commercial signage, portraiture, and others. In the end, it will posit collage as a cause, rather than a symptom, of both artistic style and generational meaning.

 

SICK!
April 8- May 31st
Misc.
Suite 702, The Fuller Building
41 East 57th Street, New York, New York 10022

Ion Birch, Steve Budington, Steven Charles, Steve DiBenedetto, Dawn Frasch, Aaron Johnson, Eddie Martinez, Tom Sanford, Peter Saul, Michelle Segre, Joceyln Shiipley, Kelli Williams, Jeremy Willis
Misc. is pleased to announce the opening of a new group exhibition, Sick!. This selection of works by 13 artists examines how artists give particular shape to abject feelings and fantasies. Surrealism, and later, nineteen-seventies postmodernism encouraged an active engagement between art practice and the unstable. The works in Sick! continue this dialogue by exteriorizing psychological tension as a crucial component in each artwork.
The exhibition aligns a fluid iconography, but it is the abject, or the sick, as cultural criticism, thoughtful structure and subtext that relates the work to each other.  Through a variety of methods, Sick! artists articulate personal interpretations about anxiety, clutter, suffocation, and other unpleasant feelings that suggest a fractured, but whole experience. Steadfast repudiation of the decorative and/or decorum ranges from malevolent to punch-drunk to pathos. This sensibility serves as a control-factor in a showcase of work that does not behave.
The artists are as at ease in blending categories of art history as they are with handling their visionary trajectories. In keeping with an overwhelming suspicion that human beings are as much propelled toward primordial, amorphous states as they are of achieving Organizational Man, these works have mastered their conditions by surrendering to that ancient urge rather than trying to escape it.–Elizabeth Sapperstein

Tom Sanford, Black Friday, 2008-2009, oil on paper mounted on wood panel.




NYC Go See: Amanda Browder in “Out of Bounds” exhibition

January 31, 2011 · Print This Article

Artist and Bad at Sports podcastress extraordinaire Amanda Browder is participating in a project that sounds so good, I wanted to share. “Out of Bounds” is a new, permanent group exhibition installed at Barrier Free Living Transitional Housing Program. The exhibition was curated by Ryan Russo in conjunction with Art Connects New York, an organization devoted to making original artwork more available in non-traditional settings. Right on! This show will have its opening tomorrow night from 6:00 to 7:30pm at Barrier Free Living. If you’re in the NYC area, go on over, check out the art, and take the opportunity to learn more about the great organizations that worked in partnership to make this happen.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 1
6PM-730PM
BARRIER FREE LIVING, 270 EAST 2ND STREET, 4TH FLOOR

LIGHT REFRESHMENTS
GUIDED ART EXHIBIT TOUR BY PAUL FEUERSTEIN, Barrier Free Living  PRESIDENT/CEO

PERFORMANCE BY THE BARRIER FREE LIVING RESIDENT/STAFF RAISING VOICES CHORUS
Lead by chorus director Nancy Shankman

“This artistic self-liberation (of this exhibit) is consistent to the mission of individual empowerment that Barrier Free Living positively promotes among its consumers,” Ryan Russo (Excerpt from an article in BFL’s January Breaking Barriers Newsletter).

Please RSVP by calling Scott Hess at 212 677 6668 Ext. 177.

**Featured Artists: Aimee Burg, Marcy Chevali, Hannah Lamar Simmons, Michael Perrone, Amanda Browder, Rachel Frank, Mary Pinto, Angela LaSalle, Julie Egan, Andrew Prayzner, Socrates Marquez.




Future Phenomena

June 17, 2010 · Print This Article

Future Phenomena by Amanda Browder
Bad at Sports own Amanda Browder (the hardest working artist in designer glasses) unveils this Saturday June 19th a large-scale fabric sculpture that will blankets the façade of a Greenpoint, Brooklyn building.

The outdoor installation presented in partnership with the North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition (NbPac) will be presented to the public at 3pm on June 19th with a opening celebration roof party at:

The Ceeflat
988 Manhattan Avenue (at Huron)
Greenpoint, Brooklyn

We hope everyone can make it out to celebrate the work and hopefully a great beginning of Summer day.




Episode 247: ILSSA

May 23, 2010 · Print This Article

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This week: The third in the lecture series that was in conjunction with the Bad at Sports organized exhibition “Don’t Piss on Me and Tell Me it’s Raining”. Tom and Amanda talk to Bridget Elmer and Emily Larned of Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts.

Founded by two letterpress printers, Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts (ILSSA). ILSSA is a membership organization for those who make conceptual or experimental work with obsolete technology. Consisting of a Union and a Research Institute, ILSSA seeks to build community and create resources, promoting the creative re-use of discarded innovations and the values embedded within them. Since its inception in 2008, ILSSA has grown to over 100 members, including a social sculpture weaver, a clip art librarian, a blogger who posts in needlepoint, a designer/builder of vacuum tube electronics, and an heirloom farmer.

On this evening with the use of an overhead projector and a portable anachronistic sound system, the ILSSA co-operators will provide an overview of the organization, its activities and members, and the philosophy behind their collective interests.




Bad at Sports exhibition at apexart opens this week! With extra special guests!

April 3, 2010 · Print This Article

Over the past two months everyone at Bad at Sports has been in a frenzy preparing for the exhibition, “Don’t Piss On Me And Tell Me It’s Raining” at apexart in New York. The show was a bit of a last-minute golden opportunity, so details have been scarce, but we now have the full scoop on what’s in store, and it’s pretty awesome. (You can keep up with Meg, Duncan, Amanda, Tom and Richard throughout the show’s installation and opening events by following Bad at Sports on Twitter and the hashtag #basapex.) The exhibition features over 100 objects, images and ephemera that will serve as a visual complement to Bad at Sports’ considerable audio archives, submitted by Bad at Sports contributors and guests of the show, including:

Carol Becker, Britton Bertran, Temporary Services, Adam Brooks and Mathew Wilson, Ivan Brunetti, Tom Burtonwood, David Coyle, Death by Design, Elizabeth Chodos, Miguel Cortez, Tony Fitzpatrick, Rob Davis and Michael Langlois, Jeremy Deller, Lisa Dorin, Jim Duignan, Dan Devening, Cody Hudson, Jason Dunda, Fendry Ekel, James Elkins, Anthony Elms, Pete Fagundo, Mary Rachel Fanning,Tony Feher, Rochelle Feinstein, Pamela Fraser, Liam Gillick, Helidon Gjergji, Michelle Grabner, Dylan Graham, Madeleine Grynsztejn, Sarah Guernsey, Terence Hannum, Anni Holm, Brian Holmes, Astrid Honold, Christopher Hudgens, Meg Onli, Amanda Browder, Tom Sanford, Duncan MacKenzie, Christian Kuras, Ben Tanner, Scott Hug, Richard Holland, Carol Jackson, Paddy Johnson, David Jones, Alex Jovanovic, Atsushi Kaga, Mark Staff Brandl, Vera Klement, Peter Saul, Gregory Knight, Monique Meloche, Leo Koenig, Chad Kouri, Steve Lacy, Caroline Picard, Jose Lerma, Laura Letinsky, Kerry James Marshall, Ed Marszewski, Eric May, Dominic Molon, Anne Elizabeth Moore, David Morgan, Julian Myers, Gavin Turk, Liz Nofziger, Jamisen Ogg, Neysa Page-Lieberman, Trevor Paglan, Raymond Pettibon, John Phillips, Allison Peters Quinn, Lane Relyea, Lawrence Rinder, David Robbins, Thomas Robertello, Julie Rodriguez Widholm, Elvia Rodriguez, Nathan Rogers-Madsen, James Rondeau, Marlene Russum Scott, Alison Ruttan, Dan S. Wang, Stephanie Smith, Deb Sokolow, Scott Speh, Chris Sperandio, Lisa Stone, Shannon Stratton, Randall Szott, Christine Tarkowski, Tony Tasset, Tracy Marie Taylor, Ron Terada, Philip von Zweck, Hamza Walker, Chris Walla, John Wanzel, Chris Ware, Oli Watt, Tony Wight, Anne Wilson, Jay Wolke, InCubate, Curtis Mann, Michael Velliquette, Clare Britt, Shannon Stratton, Damian Duffy, William Conger, M N Hutchinson, Mark Francis, Annika Marie, the artists of Blunt Art Text, and more.

The exhibition also features three related exhibition talks, all of which are free and open to the public.  They’ll all be rebroadcast on upcoming episodes of Bad at Sports’ podcast, for those of you not able to catch the events in NYC.

Jeffrey Deitch in conversation with Carlo McCormick

Thursday, April 8, 6pm. On the eve of Deitch’s departure from New York, Carlo McCormick will talk to Jeffrey Deitch about his time and legacy as one of the most visible, dynamic and controversial players in the New York art world.

Painters/Painting

Wednesday April 28th, 6pm. Tom Sanford will moderate a panel of five other painters who will talk about painting, including: Kamrooz Aram, Holly Coulis, David Humphrey, Dike Blair and Deborah Kass.

Emily Larned Introduces Ilssa

Tuesday, May 18th, 6pm. Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts is a membership organization for those who make experimental or conceptual work with obsolete technology.


You can download the exhibition brochure, which features a conversation between co-founders Duncan MacKenzie and Richard Holland about the history of Bad at Sports, here.


Last but not least, the all-important details on the opening reception! This Wednesday night!

Don’t Piss on Me and Tell Me It’s Raining

Organized by Bad at Sports

Opening: Wednesday, April 7th 6-8pm

apexart
291 Church Street
New York, NY 10013