Thursday, November 20, 2008

Made in U.S.A.

Charles Beronio artist and new director of VertexList with Party City and Barak Obama
in my studio. The show will opens Saturday the 13th of DECEMBER 2008. I am thinking about calling the show Made in U.S.A.
See links for influence's
title only:) have to get to show
through Dec. 19th
The Rematerialization of Art Ed Halter
recent reading.
Crust by Lawrence Shainburg
Current interests: Freud psychoanalysis
Things with similar title:

also, Glomag performing at 8:00

Opening the same weekend John Giglio at artMovingProjects.


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For Immediate Release:

Aron Namenwirth: Solo Exhibition at vertexList

vertexList has the distinct pleasure to present “Made in U.S.A.”, a solo exhibition by artist and curator Aron Namenwirth.

A reception will take place on Saturday, December 13th 2008 from 7pm - 10pm, with the artist in attendance. The exhibition will be on display until Sunday, February 1st, 2009 (by appointment December 26st through January 8th).

Live performance by glomag at the reception, 8 PM.

Aron Namenwirth presents “Made in U.S.A.”, a series of meticulously rendered “pixel paintings” depicting current presidential figures (including a winner, loser, and lame-duck), as well as religious prophets and spiritual and cult leaders, and one international villain, along with several abstract works. “Made in U.S.A.” marks several years of diligent work by Namenwirth exposing the manufactured and fabricated reality presented by media production and representation of political figures as celebrities in the post-American era. The work reveals our televised reality as an atomized and reified dislocated abstraction. In other works, global mapping, satellite imagery, and landscape images are fused into a new genre of Cartesian landscapes. Seen as an accumulative process of negation, the renderings merge the tradition of painting with contemporary digital imaging in fragmentary grids that appear as frozen blurs. Namenwirth’s work certainly announces that New Media has become “now” media.

vertexList gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1pm - 6 pm, or by appointment.
We are located between Graham and Manhattan Avenues at 138 Bayard St. For more info
please visit our website or call 646 258 3792.
(rough cut) press release
These 7 paintings and one sculpture are concerned with the remateralization of technology,
Politics, Culture, Spirituality, and their convergence with Nature. They were made over the last three years using tape, wood, glue, acrylic paint, computer, and software. At Vertexlist for the second time Aron Namenwirth continues to play with pixels that result from blowing up digital imagery via the Internet. Some of these portraits become exposed while others remain abstract. Representational images of George Bush, Barak Obama, Osama Bin Laden, and Hillary Clinton become obvious at a distance or when one’s eye is squinted, the other paintings Extinction, Spirit Surfers, and Party City, are the combination of 4 or more images that when layered negate each other, much in the way competing radio stations on the air become static. The one sculpture is from a google map satellite blowup of Williamsburg, more particularly the areas occupied by artMovingProjects, McCarran Park and VertexList. Aron is interested in the codes of perception; just how much information is needed in order to create a recognizable image. How patterns generate associations, and how meaning is transferred through memory and experience.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Looks like I will be doing a solo show with VertexList opening Friday or Saturday, Dec.. 12th or13th 2008 so save the date. All I can say at this point is expect Paintings, nothing plugged in.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Cory Arcangel Adult Contemporary at Team Gallery

Photos: Aron Namenwirth from performance at New Museum last night. Basically the performance was Cory putting out (selling) a lot of ideas for new work to the sold out audience.
They were instructed to applaud the good ones and put down the bad ones, although he said ultimately he was going to do what he thought best anyway. He was very funny and reaching for the sublime that technology provides as default. His comments on lack of respect for film making and slowed down museum tour on tape elicited many giggles. If you can make the art crowd laugh that is quite an accomplishment. His show at Team is much better than the last one. The sculpture downstairs in which two computers sent out of office messages back and forth to each other is particularly excellent and seems least concerned with selling itself. Which is probably a good idea as Collectors may be saving what money they have left. this piece would be my choice if I had a room big enough to devote to it alone as was done to perfection at Team
No accounting for memory. I had a little post discussion about the event/show with Marcin Ramocki who affirms Cory a Modernist. I think that not true. While a master at taking ideas down to there basic foundations, Cory's real passions lie in the convergence of cheesy pop culture and personal taboo rule breaking. How do I get my parents pooch into the New Museum
- make him part of the performance. That the dogs tricks are lame all the better. With the death of Clement Greenburg so went the Death of Modernism and a good thing for it too. Behind every important art movement lies some great critic or critics/theorists hopefully New Media will find it's champions. If I could spell/think i might step up to the plate.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Voting for the first time

Anticipate long lines, we got to PS. 17 in Williamsburg Brooklyn around 8.00 and waited in the longest line since Disney Land. It made Jane sick to her stomach literally. People seemed unusually irritated. The couple in front of us were not in the book, they said it was their third time voting at PS. 17 and were given a sheet of paper and told their votes would be counted.
A pregnant woman who looked like she would give birth at any moment asked if she could cut the line, and was told no cutting by the woman with the book at the table and told to see some
invisible supervisor. I always wonder why when people go into the booth to pick there vote it takes so long. What are they doing in there? Must be picking their nose. I would not wait to the last minute to vote in this election.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Peter T. Church

(click on image to enlarge)
Photograph from Salisbury Yearbook 1981 (note I am behind David Brock having been knocked down to ground) Peter T. Church is not in the picture. I remember on graduation day he opened his diploma binder to find it empty. He and I were not having a good day. I called Salisbury this morning and talked to Lisa Duntz who informed me he was dead. No further information was available, although she said she would send out an email. He was my roomate and best friend. Any information about Peter's death, or his parents whereabouts would be greatly appreciated.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

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