Friday, September 28, 2012

Chinatown Autumn Moon Artmageddon

Tomorrow, after the no doubt spectacular debut of the rescheduled-back-to-Saturday-afternoon Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour, I will be heading east to Chinatown for two separate but equally cool happenings during the citywide Artmageddon as well as the Autumn Moon Festival - the first being the opening of The Small Loop Show curated by China Adams for the Fellows of Contemporary Art.

 The Small Loop Show is a miniaturized recurrence of the acclaimed Loop Show at Beacon Arts last winter, and features sculpture, painting, video, and collage by Miyoshi Barosh, Christian Cummings, Amy Drezner, Mark Dutcher, myself, Anne Hieronymus, Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor, Robert Larson, John Luckett, Nuttaphol Ma, Stephen McCabe, Dane Picard, William Ransom, Don Suggs, Christine Wertheim, Alexis Zoto, and China Adams.

My contribution is a tiny new chapter from my ongoing experimental collage graphic novel The Cryogenic Angel, entitled A Wandering Menstrual Eye. Here are the first two verses - you'll have to come to the show to see how it turns out. The Small Loop Show opens in the FOCA Exhibition Space located at 970 N Broadway, Suite 208 (on the second floor of the dilapidated Mandarin Plaza) Saturday, September 29th, 2012 at 6pm and runs through November 24th 2012.

 Simultaneously, I will be presenting my legendary Moldy Slide Show for the first time in several years, as part of Translucent Travels: An Evening of Slide Show Travelogues at Automata on Chung King Road. The Moldy Slides were extracted, cleaned and painstakingly sorted from a cache of thousands found in one of many dumpster-loads of material purged from the home of a bona fide hoarder in Edendale after torrential rains sogged his hoard a few years back. One is also on view as a giant backlit transparency in the Illumination group show at The Prospectus at the PDC.

The slideshow is constantly evolving, but this iteration will include the classic soundtrack featuring Christian Cummings, possibly playing live musical saw. Other presenters include Ursula Brookbank, Moira MacDonald, Julianna (JP) Parr, and Sara Velas plus Don Suggs' Picture Machine on view in the gallery window. Don Wildman of the Travel Channel is the guest Master of Ceremonies, and attendees are invited to bring their own 35mm slides for projection. Everything happens Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 8 PM. Tickets are $10, seating is limited. See the Automata site for further details.

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