Attention! Come to Maine and be our artist in residence!
The A.I.R at the Doublet SHED offers emerging textile and/or wood craftspeople an opportunity to spend one month creating and sharing their process and work with the community of Midcoast Maine. For the months of July and August we are seeking applicants to take over the SHED. We will host one artist each month to make work, display work and engage with travelers, locals, viewers and potential clients. We are interested in all types of proposals and encourage artists to respond to the environment the SHED occupies. Due March 2nd by midnight. Follow link in bio for application process.
Support for AIR at Doublet SHED is provided by the @kindlingfund a grant program administered by @space538 SPACE Gallery as part of the Andy Warhol Foundation of the Visual Arts Regional Regranting Network.
"One of our favorite places to go on Henry's day off was the conservatory in Golden Gate Park. I was always fascinated by the exotic flowers there, and one year on our anniversary, Henry brought home an orchid for me. It took a few years for me to figure out how to get the damn thing to rebloom, but in the meantime he gave me a new one each year, and eventually I had quite a collection. Of course when Henry and I moved to one of the smaller ground floor units, I had to give away most of them, but I held on to one to make the new place feel like home."
-Rosa Liu (Popo)
6 more shows Thurs-Sun! Www.poposorchids.com for tickets and show times. .
Inês Marinho (27) is a photographer from Vila do Conde in Portugal. In January, she will arrive in Kristiansund to live and work for a couple weeks, as a part of our Artist in Residence project. Her work will end up in an exhibition during the Opera Festival in February – I am very excited about the Nordic Light artist residency, because it will allow me to live and work in a very different environment from the one I am used to, to get involved with a Norwegian town and its community, and to be a part of an important photography festival. Thus, it will be a great opportunity for my professional and personal enrichment, says Inês Marinho.
During the residency, she intends to play with the geography and topography of Kristiansund, in relation and connection to the geography of her own hometown. In this way, she will continue to explore a personal favorite theme: the relation between the human being and his environment. – With this approach, I intend to interpret and question the definitions of visual and life experience, says Inês Marinho.
We look very much forward to welcoming Inês to Kristiansund next year. During her stay, she will also conduct a workshop for high school students in the region.
The Nordic Light Artist in Residence project is supported by Møre and Romsdal County.
Leading into our second and final weekend for this run of Popo's Orchids, Popo shares with us how she met Henry:
"I met Henry at a little bakery on the corner of Grant and Jackson in Chinatown when I was 24. It's been closed for over a decade now, but I used to go there once a week for a fresh egg tart before my afternoon shift at the cafe. Henry went there often too, after his morning shift at the ship yard. We crossed paths there a few times before he worked up the courage to ask me out. It wasn't just his nerves, it was unheard of for a Chinese boy to ask an Italian girl out in those days. Our families hated it when they found out, but by then we were already falling in love. Within a year, we took ourselves down to city hall for a marriage certificate, and moved into a little apartment off Washington Square together."
-Rosa Liu (Popo)
"I'm here to collect black bodies" Looking forward to serve this Live Art experimental work, most importantly to make peace, heal souls and bring them home. The image was taken by @laqasha_southafrika @thusoleseli during the collaborative shoot we had. I will be working with them this year alongside other awesome artists. #Collective#Collaborative#Art#ArtistInResidency#Artist#shoot#Black#SouthAfrica
This week in NYC !!!!
Very excited about the first concert for women’s march in 2018!!
If you’re around NYC in this week, AWCANYC cordially invite you all!
My #new pieces, yaygara for #violin solo @kowstaaa and Beyond the Wall for #flute , #violin and #bass trombone will premiere by amazing musicians!
Current Showcase Project: @jazooyang_art
Materials series, 2016-2017
Solvent-free epoxy paints, found objects, paper, wood panel
Yang’s Materials series are an amalgamation of the diverse, the distant, and the disregarded. Formed of the lost fragments of urban life that Yang rescues before their inevitable disappearance – remnants of a building’s outer walls, scraps of wallpaper from an interior, the remains of antique tiles – these often silent, ignored objects are here magnified from the mundane, framed to acknowledge the immensity of the intimate.
Yet what we see in Yang’s works could easily have been taken from the space in which they hang. The chipped surfaces of wall will soon be smoothed and glossed over, removing any trace of its current state of decay. Yang’s works, however, show how the past, present and future are fused in the very materiality of these walls.