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Tuesday, October 25, 2011




SPECIAL ONE WOMAN PERFORMANCE @ 443 P A S:
Jill Pangallo

Wedsday, November 16th, 2011. 7:00pm
Jill Pangallo is is an artist best known for her funny and disturbing performances that deal with identity and mass culture. Born in Baltimore and raised in Southern California, Pangallo received a BFA in Communication Design from Parsons School of Design and a BA in Psychology from Eugene Lang College. In the years following, she spent her days working at a major advertising firm in New York City and her nights performing on the downtown club and cabaret circuit. In the fall of 2005, Jill relocated to Austin to pursue an MFA in studio art at the University of Texas, which she received in May of 2008. She performs and shows nationally as the collaborative duo, SKOTE, which she co-directs with Alex P. White. As one-half of the performance duo, the HoHos (with Cathy Cervenka), she performs with long running NYC show, Losers Lounge, as well as at the annual Stevie Nicks tribute event, Night of 1,000 Stevies. Additionally, she is a founding member of the Austin Video Bee, a multimedia video collective that seeks to promote experimental and innovative work by underrepresented artists. For her project Nohegan Jill received an ArtsReach grant from the University of Texas in 2007 and an Idea Fund grant in 2011. In 2008, the City of Austin’s Art in Public Places program, in conjunction with the 2009 Texas Biennial, awarded her a Temporary Outdoor Projects grant. In 2010 she participated in Dixon Place’s Performance Works-In-Progress series and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture residency program. Pangallo lectures around the country and has taught performance, video and digital production at the university level. She lives and works in New York City.

​www.jillpangallo.com/

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

E. Tracy Grinnell and Christian Hawkey

Please join us for readings by E. Tracy Grinnell and Christian Hawkey, in conjunction with the exhibition: Conjurer, by Rachel Bers
Thursday September 29th, 6pm-9pm









E. Tracy Grinnell is the author of Helen: A Fugue (Belladonna Elder Series #1, 2008), Some Clear Souvenir (O Books, 2006), and Music or Forgetting (O Books, 2001), as well as the limited edition chapbooks Mirrorly, A Window (flynpyntar press, 2009), Leukadia (Trafficker Press, 2008), Hell and Lower Evil (Lyre Lyre Pants on Fire, 2008), Humoresque (Blood Pudding/Dusie #3, 2008), Quadriga, a collaboration with Paul Foster Johnson (gong chapbooks, 2006), Of the Frame (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2004), and Harmonics (Melodeon Poetry Systems, 2000). She is the founding editor and director of Litmus Press.

"Poetry approaches the limits of interiority where subject and object, interior and exterior, here and there are constituted in the intense lapses of prepositions, conjunctions, articles and other relating words towards the abstract injunctions of grammatical becoming...By the play of more and less formal elemental intentions appearing to unfold and unfolding to disappear, Grinnell maintains the mobility of perpections, sensations, ideas and memory shards where one might otherwise "see" prehensively, foreclosing the open. Beyond theory per se and literary mannerism are lived words the located remnants of actualities, desires, potentia. Where experience touches experience "these locations are history. When words evidence lived duration rupture/is rapture."

—Thom Donovan on Some Clear Souvenir









Christian Hawkey has written two full-length poetry collections: The Book of Funnels (Wave Books, 2005) and Citizen Of (Wave, 2007); four chapbooks: Hour Hour (Delirium Press, 2005), Petitions for an Alien Relative (Hand Held Editions, 2009), Ulf (Factory Hollow Press, 2010), and Sonette mit Elizabethanischem Maulwurf (hochroth verlag, 2010); and the cross-genre book Ventrakl (2010, Ugly Duckling Presse).

"Your words, Trakl, and yours, Ignatz, have found me, but you have not. What is this other language? Furthermore, what is this loss with which it confronts us? At once tribute and tributary to a larger body of work, it appears that translation is, like poetry itself, only the beginning of understanding the remote worlds that beckon. Or, as Henri Michauz put it (in a translation by Richard Sieburth) in the epigraph that begins Hawkey's Ventrakl: "Grasp, traslate. And everything is translation at every level, in every direction."

—Quinn Latimer, on Ventrakl (Frieze Magazine)





Thursday, August 25, 2011

Rachel Bers: Conjurer

Rachel Bers
Conjurer
2010
colored vellum on paper
48” x 32”

Rachel Bers: Conjurer
September 8, 2011 - October 7, 2011
Reception for the artist: Thursday, September 8, 6-8 PM

4 4 3 P A S is pleased to announce Conjurer, an exhibition of recent work by Rachel Bers. Using botanical illustrations as a point of departure, Bers creates idiosyncratic biomorphic tableaux out of collaged colored vellum. Fantastical flora and fauna interact according to an intimate logic that suggests a narrative but leaves viewers free to draw their own conclusions.

Equally playful, her soft sculptures are flexible and can be made to hold different positions both on and off the wall. Begun as gestural line drawings, they are transformed into stuffed fabric forms that, like the collages, recall living organisms but exist in a realm that is distinctly their own.

In all of her work, Bers employs a vibrant palette to evoke domestic and biological excess - and possibility.

Bers holds and MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BA from Brown University. She has exhibited her work at Vox Populi in Philadelphia, Muskat Studios in Boston and the Reanimation Library in Brooklyn. More work can be seen at her website at www.rachelbers.com.



Rachel Bers
Fata Morgana
2010-2011
colored vellum on paper
30” x 22” and 30” x 20”

Rachel Bers
Anteater Fantasy
2011
collaged silkscreened paper
12” x 9 “
















Rachel Bers
Darling Seedling
2011
collaged silkscreened paper
12” x 9 “

Rachel Bers
Embodied Drawing 2
2008
vintage fabric, armature wire, wool

Rachel Bers
Embodied Drawing 3 
2008
vintage fabric, armature wire, wool

Rachel Bers
Embodied Drawing 1
2008
vintage fabric, armature wire, wool

Rachel Bers
Encounter 1
2009
collaged pantone paper
13" x 9"

Rachel Bers
Encounter 2
2009
collaged pantone paper
13" x 9"

Rachel Bers
Encounter 3
2009
collaged pantone paper
13" x 9"

Rachel Bers
Encounter 4
2009
collaged pantone paper
13" x 9"

Rachel Bers
Family Portrait
2011
collaged silkscreened paper
12” x 9 “

Rachel Bers
Maroon Embrace
2011
collaged silkscreened paper
12” x 9 “

Rachel Bers
Moondrop
2011
collaged silkscreened paper
12” x 9 “

Rachel Bers
The Incubating Eye
2011
collaged silkscreened paper
12” x 9 “
 
Rachel Bers
Amphibious Creation Myth
2011
colored vellum on wood
48" x 36"

Julian Talamantez Brolaski, CAConrad and Kimberly Lyons

Thursday August 25th, 7pm
Please join us for readings by Julian Talamantez Brolaski, CAConrad and Kimberly Lyons, in conjunction with the exhibition: Shapeshifters, curated by Laurel Sparks

















Julian Talamantez Brolaski is the author of gowanus atropolis (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011) and several chapbooks. Advice for Lovers is forthcoming from City Lights in Spring 2012. Brolaski lives in Brooklyn where xe is an editor at Litmus Press and plays country music with Juan and the Pines (http://www.reverbnation.com/juanandthepines ). New work is on the blog hermofwarsaw.

On gowanus atropolis:

"Aspirate all h's and brace to meet Sludgie, 'erstwhal' of the Gowanus, displaced echolocator through a lush verbal wildering of neologisms, hot archaisms, and barbed portmanteaus. Brolaski finds the 'herm' in 'hermunculae' and puts the 'gee' back in 'ambigenuity.' The tongue hasn't sounded this flexed and full since Chaucer lapped up Romance, but these damesires sing instruction with their fishairs: one 'ynvents a grammatical order' so to 'speke englysshe/polymorphously.'"

- Rodney Koeneke














CAConrad is the recipient of a 2011 Pew Fellowship in the Arts. He is the author of A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon (Wave Books, 2012), The Book of Frank (Wave Books, 2010), Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006), and a collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock titled The City Real and Imagined (Factory School, 2010). The son of white trash asphyxiation, his childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. Visit him online at http://caconrad.blogspot.com/.

On The Book of Frank:

"CAConrad continually speaks up, speaks out, and speaks frankly, forcing a re-evaluation of culturally pervasive notions about what constitutes normative gender, sexuality, and domesticity. But The Book of Frank is not a polemic, exactly; rather, in a mode reminiscent of John Berryman's Dream Songs, Conrad's sequence of untitled, short poems catalogs via the character of Frank the aftermath of the archetypal events of life: birth, childhood, independence, sexual awaking, marriage, parenting and death. These events are not narrated so much as given an absurdist, allegorical spin - part Kafka, part Jungian imagery, but always clearly articulated...At once charming and frightening, The Book of Frank will certainly take the top of your head off, and it might just replace it with something better."

- Noah Eli Gordon, The Boston Review












Kimberly Lyons is the author of several books of poetry including Phototherapique (Ketalanche Press/Portable Press, 2008) and Saline (Instance Press, 2005). Rouge, a new collection of poems, is forthcoming from Instance Press. Her poems have recently appeared in the magazines New American Writing, Peaches and Bats, and Peepshow/Poetry (online). She is the publisher of Lunar Chandelier Press.

On Saline:

"Again and again, a mindful image is cut out of the background of the world and then placed over another context, while the hollow shape left in the the background is filled in by an image from a new context...In this regard, thought steals back and forth between objects and words, revealing a world of firefly details that comes close to descriptive hallucination...a plethora of bright, irrational bloomings, radiant insights."

- Charles Borkhuis, The Poetry Project Newsletter

Monday, July 11, 2011

Shapeshifters

























Oliver Wasow
Duster
2007
20 x 16"
Color inkjet, 2/3


Oliver Wasow
Smoke and Wing
2007
20 x 16"
Color inkjet, 2/3


Barbara Takenaga
Angel (Little Egypt), State II
2007
Lithograph
24 x 20 inches
Published by Shark's Ink, Colorado


Barbara Takenaga
Angel (Little Egypt), State I,
2007
Lithograph
24 x 20 inches
Published by Shark's Ink, Colorado


Erica Svec
Untitled
2007
Gouache on paper
22.5x15


Erica Svec
Untitled
2007
Gouache on paper
22.5”x15”


Jane South
Untitled
2011
Handcut & folded paper, ink and acrylic
19” x 28” x 4”


Jane South
Rust Fragment
2007
Handcut & folded paper, ink and acrylic
18” x 16” x 12”


SKOTE
nightbird: OOH/COO
2011
Silkscreened Mirror; edition of 5
20” x 26”


Kanishka Raja
KR29
2011
Oil on prepared paper
22” x 60”


Diana Puntar
My Madeleine.... Up in smoke
2010
Beer can, synthetic wood, paint


Diana Puntar
My Madeleine.... Up in smoke
2010
Beer cans, synthetic wood, paint
11 total, dimensions variable


Jill Pangallo
footstand
2010
archival ink jet print
30" x 23"


Vera Iliatova
Untitled (Pink Light)
2009
Oil on canvas
12” x 12”


Sue Havens
Chunky Stripe
2010-11
Acrylic on plaster, acrylic medium, polystyrene
18” x 24” x 6”


Sue Havens
Pink Criss Cross
2007
Watercolor, paper, archival glue
10.5” x12” x 2”


Michelle Handelman
Twins Examining, from the project This Delicate Monster
2004
digital c-print mounted into plexiglas,
20" x 16", ed. 3/5


Michelle Handelman
Red Flutter, from the project Cannibal Garden
2000
digital c-print mounted into Plexiglas
40" x 40" ed. 1/5


Angelina Gualdoni
Mise En Scene
2009
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
24” x 20”


Angelina Gualdoni
Constructive Interference
2010
Oil and acrylic on canvas
20” x 18”


Katy Fischer
Domes
2010
cut paper and glue on paper
9.5 x 13"


Katy Fischer
17 Things
2010
gouache, cut paper, gold leaf, and glue on paper
13" x 17"


Adriana Farmiga
HG-7
2011
archival C-print
16” x 20”


Adriana Farmiga
Tennis Balls
2010
Watercolor on Arches
22.5” x 30”


Angela Dufresne
Dog on Porch with Girl on its’ Back
2010
Oil on panel
20” x 22”


Angela Dufresne
Audubon Cover of Albrecht Durer Bunny
2010
Oil on Panel
14” x 20”


Cecilia Dougherty
Untitled (The Fourth Space)
2010
Archival Inkjet Print No. 6
24" x 36"
1 of 1


Shoshana Dentz
pile 7
2010
oil on canvas
18” x 18”


Shoshana Dentz
pile 8
2010
oil on canvas
18” x 18”


Juan-Carlos Castro
Untitled
2011
digital prints on vellum, tape in various widths and materials including clear plastic, black and white paper and aluminum; acrylic, sharpie pen
47.5”x45”


Nicholas Buffon
Midnight Garden
2008
ball point pen on paper
3 7/8” x 4 1/16”


Nicholas Buffon
untitled (grey mass)
2008
ball point pen on paper
4” x 4 ½”


Michael Berryhill
Mantis
2011
Oil on linen
18” x 20”


Michael Berryhill
Uggle Duggle
2011
Oil on linen
18” x 20”