April 04 May 05, 2002
culture v. 1. to cultivate. 2. to grow living matter in a specially
prepared nutrient medium.
Glowlab is pleased to announce its first group show, featuring the work
of 14 artists, musicians and writers. The exhibition includes drawing,
painting, photography, mixed media, video and audio works.
A recent project of Brooklyn artist Christina Ray and musician Krou (Patrick
Krouchian), glowlab is organized primarily as an online space for presenting
the work of a changing selection of artists. Each season a new group will
be invited to show current projects in a spirit of experimentation and
collaboration. The idea is to provide the above-referenced nutrient
medium, or web-based location, and see what kind of creative culture
develops in it.
Open Lab includes work in a variety of media by artists from New York,
California, London, Tokyo and Valencia, Spain. Highlights include Tokyo
artist Chisato Saitous rice drawings on clear vinyl,
Heidi Codys fast-food signage-inspired mixed media work, Sharilyn
Neidhardts short black and white video Screen Test,
a humorous look the film audition process, and Spanish artist Roberto
Mollás graph paper drawings of computers and friendly aliens.
HOW TO LOCATE
An opening reception will be held in Williamsburg (Brooklyn) on Friday,
April 5th from 6 9pm, at 75 Roebling Street. The building is 2
blocks east of the Bedford stop on the L train, on the corner of Roebling
Street and N. 7th Street. The exhibition will be open Thursday April 4th
Sunday, April 7th 12 6pm, and by appointment thereafter.
ON THE WEB
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Brooklyn artist Heidi Codys digital print-based work, which
deals with grocery product graphics, elicits conscious recognition of
the pervasive nature of branding, marketing and advertising. She is currently
investigating abstractions of corporate logos and experimenting with different
forms of signage.
Lisa Creagh, living and working in London, uses a variety of techniques
to produce photographic images of figures appearing in ambiguous, almost
virtual, spaces such as underground passages and ghostly chambers.
Tokyos Goujinmaru Hayashi creates site-specific installations
that utilize magnets and kinetic elements. His work explores spatial perception
with delicate hand-made objects that often hover in space or travel across
Alexandra Huddleston lives in Brooklyn; her photographs balance
an observers perspective with an intimate look at daily life in
Cuba, where she has traveled extensively. For this exhibition she has
developed her own color prints of photographs taken in Cuba in December,
Brooklyn musician and glowlab co-founder Krou (Patrick Krouchian)
offers a selection of original audio recordings. His sometimes-melancholy
trip-hop and film-noir-inspired melodies can also be heard on the glowlab
Peter Lasell is a musician and visual artist; hell spin original
tracks at the opening reception and exhibit graphite works on paper, which
use an economy of line to describe an abundance of goods in a series entitled
Roberto Mollá lives in Valencia, Spain but travels and exhibits
frequently in Tokyo. His paintings, photographs and drawings on graph
paper incorporate video game graphics, pixelated images, alien creatures
and references to Japanese pop culture.
Sharilyn Neidhardt, a Brooklyn-based artist working in media including
painting, photography and video, presents her short black and white video
Screen Test, a humorous look the film audition process.
Nana Onishis work focuses on perceptions of beauty and the transitional
process leading to decay. Here she presents photographs of her mixed media
work juxtaposing fresh flowers and raw sausage. These photographs were
included in the 2001 Venice Biennales Markers banner event. Onishi
lives in Brooklyn.
Javier Piñón, a Brooklyn artist, brings to light tensions
in the masculine traditions of his combined Texan and Cuban background.
His paintings, drawings and collages portray the often violent interactions
of cowboys, boxers and matadors.
Glowlab co-founder and Brooklyn artist Christina Ray makes paintings,
photographs and text-based works. She combines these media in exploring
the perception of the self in space, from the mental landscape of memory
to the physical documentation of a street-corner.
The cutting and pasting techniques of collage direct California artist
Jim Ringleys painting process. He collects images which,
separated from their purposive contexts, become available to represent
his view of the world as a seemingly limitless arena of enigmatic beauty.
Tokyo artist Chisato Saitou creates delicate drawings
of airplanes, chairs, and other common objects by gluing individual rice
grains to clear vinyl sheets. She often creates floor-to-ceiling installations
that provide an engaging atmosphere of shadow-play and reflection.