- December 23rd, 2011
Archive for the ‘ Exhibits ’ Category
President Obama was recently in NYC and dined at Red Rooster, Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s latest venture in Harlem.
Images from Wok The Dog series is regularly featured in Marcus Samuelsson’s Blog, Food and People.
In a silly game of 6 Degrees of Separation, Ms Grosso is now only 2 degrees away from President Obama!
Fez, Morocco – City of Fairy Tales is the most recent entry. To see more here:
A brief Except from the Blog Entry:
The sand colored city of Fez, Morocco appears to be a city out of fairy tales. The city seems like it never quiet entered the modern century much less the 21st. There are still vendors selling coal. And one butcher shop in the medina that sold Camel.
I’ve always thought that Camels were expensive and highly prized by the Arabs and seeing the camel head outside the butcher shop with the camel hoofs on the ground was certainly a shock.
I wish I spoke French or Arabic better to ask about the taste, cost and selling of camels in Arab culture.
February 24, 2011
In dating and in love, the common advice is always: “It will come when you’re not looking for it.”
I think the foundation of this idea is true and it applies to all things in life, not just love. But I would like to make a slight alteration to this idea. Events, people, love, and success appear when you’ve made space for it in your life.
Last fall I started an unconventional art gallery with my long time friend, fellow artist, Kesha Bruce. We started to promote the work of an amazing roster of artists and started having conversations as gallery directors and art dealers. All of sudden I am no longer an artist in search of a gallery. My head space changed and shifted and I no longer felt the burning need to sign on with the perfect gallery.
When you’re searching for love, a career break, a baby, or any of those normal human desires, your need for it can take over. The need grows larger and larger and before long, there is no room for the very thing you want most. All the spaces are occupied by the need. This is ironic given that we perceive the need as an emptiness, a lack of something.
With the creation of Baang and Burne Contemporary and a clear vision on how I am to proceed forward with my artistic career, I contracted. I became a heavier mass while taking up less space, trading 50lbs of cotton for 50 lbs of gold so to speak. Then all of sudden, I was offered an exhibition by an amazing gallery in SoHo, NYC.
The thing we desire the most cannot appear until we are ready for it and when we’ve made room for it.
Will you make some room on your calendar and join me at the opening reception for “Sustain” photographic works from my epic series Wok the Dog at HousProjects.
31 Howard St, 2nd FL
March 4, 2011
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PS. Interestingly, both Kesha Bruce and Michael Kirchoff (another amazingly talented artist on B+B’s roster) were both offered great exhibition opportunities within 3 months of the formation of B+B. The burning desire went away and we all made space in our lives for other things.
To own a limited edition print of “Number 14, Casablanca, Morocco, 2010″
hous projects is proud to present “Sustain” a solo exhibit of works from Charlie Grosso’s epic series “Wok the Dog.”
The exhibit opens the first week of March to coincide with Armory Week in NYC.
31 Howard St
March 4-April 16
Opening Reception: March 4 7-10pm
“Light, Shangri La, China 2007″ one of the most popular and iconic image from the ongoing series WOK THE DOG has been selected for ArtBridge, a first-of-its-kind Chelsea based non-profit public arts organization that beautifies neighborhoods and communities by transforming overhead construction scaffolding into larger-than-life canvas for the work of local emerging artists.
ArtBridge 2010: In Plain Site is the organization’s second collaboration with historic Chelsea building, London Terrace Gardens. Curated by a team of some of the most important voices in contemporary art, architecture and design, the show opens on November 11, 2010 and features the work of 25 emerging to mid-career artists working in a variety of mediums.
Nov 11, 2010, 6-8pm
London TerraceGarden Concierge Area
New York City—Baang and Burne Contemporary is pleased to present Everyday, an art event showcasing the recent works of New York artist Charlie Grosso and Los Angeles artist Todd Squires. Everyday is the second in a series of Baang and Burne’s signature one-night-only art events where artists and collectors are invited to attend small intimate gatherings where they have the chance to not only personally meet and talk with the artists, but to slip on a pair of white cotton art handling gloves and actually hold, touch, and admire works of art up close.
The work in Everyday highlights how what is normally considered common place can become the unexpected or even extraordinary. In both of these artists’ work, the familiar is transformed and infused with both drama and mystery; the final result is imagery that is both haunting and beautiful. In Squires’ mixed-media paintings, single, crushed objects are blended into monochromatic panels of intricately sprayed or blown paint which makes them appear to be fossils of the urban landscape. These ordinary, discarded objects such as burned-out light bulbs are transformed into dramatic and remarkably beautiful compositions. Grosso’s on-going photographic series “Wok
the Dog” takes something as simple as food markets from locations around the world and uses them to address and raise questions about the most fundamental parts of the global food chain. Through her examination of the common subject of food, she generates a greater cultural dialogue about the effects of industrialization and consumerism.
Baang and Burne Contemporary was created with the intent of providing an innovative way of bringing artists and art collectors together, especially newer collectors who are often deterred by the high intimidation factor of most contemporary art galleries. The gallery takes its name from a cold-war era espionage term used to describe covert demolition and sabotage operations, altering the spelling slightly in a tongue in cheek reference to prominent art galleries that use the names of their well-known directors.
Todd Squires comes to his subjects from an intense interest in film and cinematography. His work combines photography, digital art, film, and mixed media. His collaborative project with artist Raymond Pettibon on the book Faster, Jim was presented at the Getty Research Institute exhibition The Artist Turns to the Book and belongs to the permanent collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Born in Taipei, Taiwan; Charlie Grosso is a Chinese American woman with a male Italian name. Her photographic work revolves around the themes of home, food, sex, and personal narrative. She is best known for her photographs of food markets and street scenes in East Asia, Europe, South America and the Middle East. Her series “Wok the Dog”, a photo expose of food markets around the world, has been widely exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, Cuba and across Europe.
Baang and Burne Contemporary will be hosting a series of one-night-only events in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles through 2012.
Please join our mailing list on the contact page to be informed of the next Baang and Burne Contemporary private art event.
Featuring works by 34 international artists and writers, The Gihon River Collective presents COPY0909, a group show opening Sept 9, 2010 at Chepstow Corner.
Innovatively teaming with the Vermont Studio Center, Artist/Curators Chutima Kerdpitak(Nok), Christy Symington ARBS and Erin Lee Benson address the aim of artists supporting artists. The Gihon River Collective aims to reinforce the sense of community and partnership that was first established as all the international artists shared a residency experience at the Vermont Studio Center last fall. Community building is an essential part of an artistic career and integral to artists development.
Amongst the group there is a cavalcade of international awards, prizes and honors, reviews and publications, exhibitions in prominent galleries and museums and educators in renowned institutions. These include First Alternate Prix de Rome, Guggenheim Fellow in Sculpture and Drawing, 2003 Venice Biennial, Public’s Award Winner for PX3 2008, Laval Virtuality Award nomination, Dewar Arts Award to list a few.
Furthering the goal of community building and artist supporting artists, the exhibition will also hold a Small Works Fundraiser, the proceeds benefiting a UK artist or writer to attended a VSC residency.
Sept 9, 2010, 6-9pm
133-137 Westbourne Grove,
Notting Hill LONDON W11 2RS
Panel Discussion Chaired by Cameron Cartiere:
Sept 14, 2010, 7-9pm
Westbourne Grove ArtSpace
Westbourne Grove (corner of Ledbury Road)
London W11 2RW
For more information on The Gihon River Collective, COPY0909 and Small Works Fundraiser, visit:
From top left to right:
Chicken with Bound Feet, Sihamoukville, Cambodia, 2008
Raising Child On Top of a Chicken Cage, Guangzhou, China, 2006
Absentminded, Sihamoukville, Cambodia, 2008
Butcher Aganist Orange Wall, Havana, Cuba, 2010
“I have been shooting Wok the Dog for 13 years now, 15 countries / 55 cities down with another 25 to go. It is exciting to pull together a collection of works that spans both Asia and Latin America and see how all the images fit together, complimenting and contrasting one another. The series continues to reinforce my belief that we are connected by more than that which divides us. ” – Charlie Grosso.
EXHIBIT STRESS INDEX, HAVANA, CUBA
A Two person exhibit featuring works by Cuban Painter Aluan Arguelles and Chinese American Photographer Charlie Grosso.
11 images from WOK THE DOG will be on view for Stress Index. Stress Index,
Fabrica de Arte Cubano, Pabexpo, Playa, Habana
Opening Reception: Sept 11, 2010 at 7pm
“In the markets in Cuba, all the butchers wear green scrubs, a uniform of sorts issued by the State. The immediate connection to doctors and surgery the green garment evokes is unmistakeable. In a way, these butchers are performing surgery of a sort, perhaps just with a different kind of precision and attention to details. ” – Charlie Grosso.
Featuring works by:
Yornel Martínez, Darwin Estacio, Alejandro Campins, Aluan Arguelles, Adriana Arronte, Michel Pérez (Pollo), Hamlet Lavastida, Glenda Salazar
Charlie Grosso, Dennis Peña Karina Izquierdo, José Ángel Vincench, Otari Oliva, Hanoi Pérez, and Paula Valero
The Exbiit is on view at: Studio Theatre Vivarte (Centro Comercial Plaza Carlos III, esq.Retiro. The Havana)
Opening Reception: Friday July 23, 2010 / 7:00 pm.
From the Curator:
Emerged from the dialogue between friends, “State of SATS” means be alert, awake, aware, real transformation, timeless state of this infinite.
We want to expand an intention which mediates the exchange open and frank in a context of participation, examine where we are and where
we want to go, promoting creative thinking and meeting at a climate where different branches of knowledge, understanding of diversity as our greatest wealth.
The meeting will take place over three days with exhbits and lectures reflecting on the more recent work in various fields of knowledge and
culture in general, fine arts presentations, concerts, audiovisual presentations, performances.
All work focus Cuba and the future.
From left to right:
Nap, Havana, Cuba, 2010
Butcher Against Orange Wall, Havana, Cuba, 2010
Butcher, Walking Away, Havana, Cuba, 2010
“Once Were, San Gil, Colombia, 2010″ has been honored with awards of merit at the Central Pennsylvan Festival of the Arts, Images 2010 Exhibit.
Central Pennsylvanian Festival of the Arts began in 1967 sponsored by Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture. The work in Images 2010 was chosen by Dan Mills, Director of the the Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University. The reception is sponsored by Nittany Bank.
Image 2010 Exhibit is open and on view at the Robeson Gallery at University Park Campus of Penn State through July 11. 2010.