An Eight Night Event/Exhibition Series
November 29 – December 6th
Curated by Anthony Tino and Laura Blüer
Salonukah is the name given to the 2013 celebration of eight nights of multi-media and interdisciplinary art programming curated by Anthony Tino and Laura Blüer, at the Recession Art Gallery, from November 29th through December 6th. Underneath the backdrop of an all-inclusive, floor-to-ceiling, salon exhibition, Salonukah offers a unique gallery experience for each night, beginning with the unveiling of a Recession Art Salon.
Night 1 – 11/29| SALONUKAH OPENING RECEPTION | Recession Art is submitting all of our wall space to all artists who have shown in our previous exhibitions. Without premeditation, our walls will fill up piece-by-piece as artists bring with them, a maximum of two works, which they themselves have selected, transforming our gallery into a bricolage of styles, sensibilities and pricing. All works will be for sale, and will remain on the wall throughout our series.
Night 2 – 11/30 | THE WARDROBE/THRIFT PARTY | In collaboration with Bergen St’s pop-up store Anne Willi, the second night of our series highlights collectors, fashion enthusiasts, jewelers and makers of apparel. We will be hosting more of a thrift aesthetic in our space at 47 Bergen St including artists Katya Utsvitsy, Remy Kharbanda, Alexandra Townsend, Camille Suissa & Lauren Piven, Sei & Ki Smith, and new screenprinted t-shirts by Endless Editions. Be sure to head next door to the Invisible Dog for Anne Willi’s shopping party for 20% off all blue items, in the spirit of Chanukah, and hot cider.
Night 3 – 12/01 | DRINK AND DRAW | We’ll be supplying you with Schmaltz Brewing Co. He’Brews and several subjects for you to draw paint, or expressively respond to. If you feel that you may need some more instruction, no need to worry, because we will have various episodes of The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross playing in our gallery. We will also have several still lives arranged in the space and will be providing easels and some art supplies. What a great chance to meet that special someone.
Night 4 – 12/02 | CYBER MONDAY VIDEO SCREENINGS | The media is now calling the monday following “Black Friday,” the festive american tradition of waiting in line outside of major retailers to take advantage of enormous discounts, “Cyber Monday.” Our cyber monday consists entirely of video artists, and hopes to offer electronic over-saturation in all of the best ways. Video screenings will be taking place in the earlier part of the programming, and the event with conclude with performative video projections by Jonas Bers and Andrew Morelli. Our other video artists include JaeWook Lee, Miles Pflanz, Jody Wood,Velveteen, Rebecca Gaffney, Beyza Boyacioglu, Lizzy DeVita, Cortney West and Am Schmidt.
Night 5 – 12/03 | LIT NIGHT| The fifth night of our series highlights scholarly, literary and performative spoken word artists. Come drink some beer, and enjoy readings and spoken performances by BJ Dini, Mike Varley, Portuguese translator Eric Becker, Matthew Scott Gualco, German translator Anne Posten, and Ammiel Alcalay! Also grab a quick psychic reading by Frances Chang.
Night 6 – 12/04 | PERFORMANCE | We toyed with the idea of calling this event Performukah. Being Laura Blüer’s forte, Performance Night will consist mostly of artists who Blüer has worked with at the Bushwick gallery, Fitness Center for Arts and Tactics. These artists include Sindy Butz, Panoply Performance Lab,Miles Pflanz, Elinor Thompson, Jolie Pichardo, Ian DeLeon , Jody Wood and former Fluctuations guest juror Kyle Simon.
Night 7 – 12/05 | SOUND | The sound portion of our exhibition series presents artists who maintain a practice devoted to sound using the investigative process of the visual arts. Many of these artists also work in various media including traditional fine art. The artists included in the sound night of Salonukah include Spreaders, Rebecca Gaffney & Lazurite, Ogg Myst, and a collaborative performance by Kevin Dejewski and Anthony Tino
Night 8 – 12/06 | CLOSING PARTY | Come and celebrate the last night of Salonukah and see Ian Trask’s trash-art Menorah fully lit. More details to come.