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Exchange Rates Brooklyn New York

Exchange Rates Brooklyn New York
An International exposition of artworks and art galleries in and around Bushwick Brooklyn NYC

23 – 26th October 2014 12- 6pm daily

Something for the Weekend, Sir?
Sadie Hennessy and Julia Riddiough
@ Fuchs Projects

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Artist Event and Film Screening: 11th October 2014

A Brooks Art Residency Programme
Artist Event and Film Screening: Saturday 11th October 2014

A Brooks Art is delighted to present an artist event and film screening that coincides with the inaugural A Brooks Art residency project based in Marfa West Texas: Parallax Shifts: In Search of Imagined Landscapes by Sam Nightingale. The artist will talk about the residency in Marfa, show work in progress and screen a special Spaghetti Western film at the Resort Studios Gallery in Margate.

The artist residency, which takes place close to the border with Mexico, is an area of significant frontier history: charged with myth, fantasy and visual representations that the era of Spaghetti Western films sought to imagine and disrupt. Spaghetti Western films were made in the deserts and foothills of Spain and Italy, but conjured or imagined the landscape of the American West: a frontier where anything could happen. These films depicted a poetic vision of the West: morality was certain, and where the good, the bad and the ugly would battle! Join us for drinks and an evening at the wild frontier!

Details:
Saturday 11th October 2014
6pm – 8pm Private View & Meet the Artist
8pm – 9.30pm Special Film Screening: an artist selected Spaghetti Western!
Resort Studios, The Pettman Building, 50 Athelstan Road, Cliftonville, Margate.

 

 

 

 

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Art Licks Weekend Special Events and Live Performances

A Brooks Art is delighted to present live performances that coincide with the exhibition of Something for the Weekend, Sir? specialty acts that are as diverse as they are unusual, at the private view after party.

A very special appearance from actress, cabaret artiste and comedienne Myra DuBois
Acid tongued, funny to the bone‘ (Time Out).
Plus a selection of songs from The London Welsh Male Voice Choir /Côr Meibion Cymry Llundain, founded 1902.

Private View
Thursday 2nd October 2014
6 – 9pm Private View
A Brooks Art/Offsite-Gallery at Vic The Barbers
185 Grays Inn Road
London WC1X 8UF

Live Performances and After Party
Thursday 2nd October 2014
9.15pm – 10.15pm live Performances
London Welsh Centre, 157-163 Grays Inn Rd,
London WC1X 8UE (5 mins from gallery)
Special appearances: Featuring Myra DuBois and The London Welsh Male Voice Choir

Exhibition Art Licks Weekend
Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th October 2014
12noon – 6pm
A Brooks Art/Offsite-Gallery at Vic The Barbers
185 Grays Inn Road
London WC1X 8UF
www.abrooksart.com
www.offsite-gallery.com

Exhibition continues until Saturday 11th October 2014
Monday to Friday 11am-18.00pm

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Residency Blog Live

THE MARFA/MARGATE PROJECT 2014/2015

We have launched the A Brooks Art Residency blog. See it here!

British artist Sam Nightingale is the current artist in residency in Marfa, West Texas. During the residency Nightingale is working on a new body of work entitled Parallax Shifts: In Search of Imagined Landscapes. This project builds on his practice that enlivens cinematic spectral spaces, this time engaging with the legacy of the ‘Western’.

You can follow what Nightingale is up to on the residency blog, which he is regularly updating during his time in West Texas.

Find out more about Parallax Shifts: In Search of Imagined Landscapes.

The A Brooks Art residency offers a period of investigation and artist production to support Nightingales’ new work that will be shown and exhibited at the Resort Studios gallery in Margate Kent on October 11th 2014 and hosted on the A Brooks Art website.

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A Brooks Art Selected for Art Licks Festival Weekend

A Brooks Art Selected for Art Licks Festival Weekend
2- 5 October 2014

A Brooks Art is proud to be selected for the second Art Licks Festival Weekend 2014 and will be presenting Something for the Weekend, Sir? by artists Sadie Hennessy and Julia Riddiough. This new work is a site-specific project shown in a London Barber Shop.

For this three-day event, young galleries, not-for-profit projects, artist-run spaces and independent curatorial projects will be open to the public with special events and exhibitions of work. The Art Licks Weekend represents galleries and spaces that are risk-takers and have set themselves up on their own initiative often with little or no funding, and the programmes are exciting, relevant and innovative.

For more information see Art Licks website.

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A Brooks Art Residency Programme

THE MARFA/MARGATE PROJECT 2014/2015

Sam Nightingale
Parallax Shifts: In Search of Imagined Landscapes

This September 2014 British artist Sam Nightingale will participate in a three week long residency in Marfa, West Texas – in a traditional adobe structure built to offer creative engagement with the rich cultural history of West Texas and the High Chihuahuan Desert in a remote natural landscape.

The artist residency, which takes place close to the border with Mexico, is an area of significant frontier history: charged with myth, fantasy and visual representations that the era of Spaghetti Western films sought to imagine and disrupt. During the residency Sam Nightingale will go in search of the landscape imagined in the Spaghetti Western to make a new body of work that will build on his practice that enlivens cinematic spectral spaces. Nightingale will explore these imagined landscapes – sites of indeterminacy – through a process of artistic experimentation: journeying into the desert, exploring ghost towns that no longer exist (or ever existed) and making interventions into the landscape to reveal parallax shifts.
Read more about the project.

The A Brooks Art residency offers a period of investigation and artist production to support Nightingales’ new work that will be shown and exhibited at the Resort Studios gallery in Margate Kent on October 11th 2014 and hosted on the A Brooks Art website.

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Whitstable Biennale Satellite Film Screening

Whitstable Biennale Satellite Film Programme
7- 9pm Friday 6th June 2014
Kent & London
The Boat Shed,
Keams Yard
Whitstable, Kent CT5 1BU

See the new work ‘Clip Cut Gel’ by Julia Riddiough amongst other emerging artists films at the Whitstable Biennale Satellite screening programme.

Artworks and venues are woven into the fabric of Whitstable, in the halls and huts, shops and bars, the alleyways and oyster beds, the working harbour and on the steep shingle shoreline of Whitstable. Come along and See!

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/WhitstableSatellite
www.juliariddiough.com

Online art project announced: ‘Clip Cut Gel’

A Brooks Art is delighted to announce the first of a new series of A Brooks Art online art projects for 2014 hosted on the A Brooks Art website.

Clip Cut Gel by artist Julia Riddiough is an ongoing series of artworks that are presented on the A Brooks Art online space and also in local high street barber shops in Kent and London. These new works by Riddiough consider what it means to be a man today; caught in an undefined and contradictory state this work explores masculinity from a range of perspectives.

The artist film ‘Clip Cut Gel’ tells the story of three men portrayed in the male hairdressing magazines the artist has collected from the 1980’s onwards. The portraits reveal amplified masculine characteristics; drawn from male stereotypes that we see in the visual language that surrounds us everyday; intentionally inverting male anxiety by injecting humour and anecdote. ‘Clip Cut Gel’ plays with the way the male is looked at and builds it into a spectacle itself. Here the image of the man is seen as passive and raw material for the active gaze of the spectator as another structure of representation.

Events

The film Clip Cut Gel and the accompanying photographic series can be seen online at A Brooks Art and at the following events:

  • Whitstable Biennale Satellite: 31 May – 15 June 2014  (details here)
  • Folkestone Triennale Fringe Open: 30 August – 2 November 2014 (details here)

Look out for event updates and information about Clip Cut Gel including the artist book and the Barber Shop live performances on Facebook and Twitter.

 

A New Year and a new direction

A Brooks Art has been privileged to be able to stage projects that have been described as truly provocative and meaningful. Our programme drew new audiences to East London showcasing the value of art and the role it can play in transforming lives. After two years of delivering this work we are now in the process of evolution. Our future aims will span overseas artist residencies, online and virtual projects, UK regional creative enterprises as our physical space in London closes.

A Brooks Art is a space of continual transformation, engagement and action. Working with artists to develop unique opportunities for critically challenging collaborations. Art holds the key to unlocking the collective imagination and engaging our society. So make the change with us and follow our new ventures and progress!

We would like to thank all our artists, collaborators and supporters to date who have been extraordinarily generous and really made this and our future projects possible.

Finally look out for the new fascinating documentary film about artist Jonathan Gabb and his practice by filmmaker Darya Antonovna Papko coming soon to A Brooks Art!

To catch up and grab updates please follow us at:
www.abrooksart.com
@abrooksart
www.facebook.com/abrooksart

To see our full programme of exhibitions shown at A Brooks Art between 2012 – 2013, please click here.

 

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Artist Talk: Opera Rose by Jonathan Gabb

7th November 2013 6.30pm – 7.30pm

An evening talk with artist Jonathan Gabb where he will talk about his work and walk through the site-specific installation and sculptures that make up the exhibition Opera Rose at the former victorian florist shop that is now a gallery. This talk will be an opportunity to hear about the inspiration and concepts at the core of Gabb’s art practice.

This event is free but booking is required.  Book Tickets