Thank you all who were amazingly generous and donated to our Kickstarter Event. Without you we would not have been able to fund “Artificial Turf” at the Peanut Gallery in Chicago. Be sure to come to our Opening March 15th from 6p- 10p. Below is the an image of the Postcard we will be advertising our exhibition , which was designed by Randi Stella (who is currently a First Year Grad from the Photography Dept.) And Now For a very Special THANK YOU to our Major Sponsors:
Barbara C. Roche
Krunal K. Patel
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As part of the 8th annual street festival Art In Odd Places Paul Shortt walked along 14th Street in New York City holding an enlarged seven-foot “no photos” symbol that implies a prohibition on photography and questions the constant surveillance of public spaces.
Here is a recent interview with Paul about the performance: http://www.artinoddplaces.org/after-aiop-model-artists-steve-rossi-and-paul-shortt-discuss-their-experiences/
Ben Grosser’s latest work, Facebook Demetricator, debuts as part of the Netart exhibit at the Prospectives ’12 International Festival of Digital Art. Facebook Demetricator is a web browser addon that removes all metrics from the Facebook interface. Under its influence, the site no longer foregrounds how many friends you have, or how much people like your status. Instead these numbers are stripped away, inviting you to try the system without these things, to enable a network society that isn’t dependent on quantification.
The festival is being held at the University of Nevada, Reno, from October 18-19th, 2012.
Ben Grosser has a one-night solo show at SpaceCamp Gallery in Indianapolis this Friday, August 3, from 7-10p. SpaceCamp is a small gallery in Indy’s Fountain Square Arts District, housed in the Murphy Arts Center (also home to the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art). Grosser will show his installation Speed of Reality. The show is curated by Flounder Lee.