Sunday, May 9, 2010

Artist Brendan Carroll Kicks off our Second Season this Friday!


 In true salon fashion, the “G-Train Salon” exhibition series debuted in a living room in the Williamsburg Bank building. We have retained the intimacy of that experience through our collaboration with Urban Alchemist, the design collective, studio and boutique in Park Slope, Brooklyn. A roving, conversation-based exhibition series, the “G-Train Salon” is now proud to launch its second season with Jersey City’s own, Brendan Carroll. For his exhibition, “One Foot’s in the Grave—the Other’s on a Banana Peel,” Carroll transforms the space into a poignant receptacle of childhood memories/associations and imaginative musings using utilitarian materials such as gaffers tape, a Polaroid camera and a Remington Sperry-Rand typewriter. Please join us for the opening salon on Friday, May 14 from 7-9pm when Brendan leads a discussion with the audience about his work, his role in the Agitator’s Collective and other interesting talking points.

SCHEDULE

“One Foot’s in the Grave—the Other’s on a Banana Peel” featuring artist Brendan Carroll

Urban Alchemist Design Collective, 343 5th St. (off 5th Avenue)
Friday, May 14, 2010
7-9 pm (Artist Q & A at 8pm)
Refreshments provided by our sponsor Picada y Vino!


BIO
Brendan has exhibited his work at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY; Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ; Leubsdorf Art Gallery, NY, NY; NY Art Book Fair, PS 1 @ MoMA, Long Island City, NY; Center for the Book Arts, NY, NY; Cuchifritos Gallery, New York, NY; The Garage, Jersey City, NJ. His work has been featured in several periodicals, including The New York Times, Village Voice, Art Fag City, Art:21 Blog, and Time Out New York. He has participated in AIM 28 (Artist in the Marketplace) at The Bronx Museum of the Arts. He received his BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, in 1996. He cofounded Agitators Collective in 2006. Agitators Collective creates site-related installations in urban locales that have fallen into neglect or dereliction.
http://www.agitatorscollective.blogspot.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/agitator_aaa/

ORGANIZATION & SUPPORT
G-Train Salon at Urban Alchemist Design Collective is the latest installment by independent curators and salonières, Krista N. Saunders and Jill Benson. Promotional materials designed by Andres Medina. Wine provided by Picada y Vino wine shop.

4 comments:

  1. Your shows are always amazing! Can't wait to see Brendan's work. Great site redesign, BTW. -Lex

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