My work in "LEAVE HOME" being set-up. Picture from my phone.
Here's a better-lit image of the skyline drawing.
I included this so you can get a better idea of how big the silhouette paintings are. I think about 2' x 5'.
And last but not least, I think my favorite part. Some multimedia pieces I did of New York scenery and owls. They were set up in a little black room in between the main room and the back/bar area. The image is a little washed out because the light was shining directly on the pieces. I may try to shoot these again for my "professional" site... GASP! Summer project.
Featuring Works By LAUREN DENITZIO CRISTY ROAD KATE WADKINS TAMARA WAITE-SANTIBANEZ
And MUSIC By LITTLE LUNGS LAURA STEVENSON FATAL ERECTION
@ DEATH BY AUDIO MAY 15TH, 2009 - 8PM - ALL AGES! 49 S. 2nd ST. BROOKLYN, NY
LEAVE HOME Binds varying linear structures with the sparkling connections between our souls and our soil. Home is dissected. As Brooklyn slowly transgresses into a development landmine, we hold on to the purity of bricks, concrete, our soil, our urban breeding ground, and the spurts of nature which trickle inbetween. Our identities, and our connections to our home, vary as much as our artistic renderings; but in the end converge into a collective act of visual chaos.
Originally from the concrete depths of New Jersey; Lauren Denitzio seems to have spent a lifetime fervently investing her creativity in punk rock. Aside from being the guitarist/vocalist for The Measure [sa] (New Brunswick, NJ), Denitzio has been creating artwork, of varying visual degrees under the moniker Black & Red Eye, using thoughtful linework, an eccentric and beautiful use of patterns, and textures foreign to atypical art supplies.
Through her art and writing, Cristy C. Road blends social principles, sexual deviance, mental inadequacies, and her Cuban, punk, and queer identities. Her preferred medium is Micron Ink pens, Sharpies, and Chartpak markers. Although, coloring techniques range from Markers, Fluid Acrylic, and occasional digital color for most commissioned work. Her obsession with making art accessible began when publishing GREEN’ZINE in 1996. This snowballed into years of illustrating for punk bands, magazines, non-profit organizations, and more. In the last five years Road has released Indestructible, an illustrated novel about adolescence, Distance Makes the Heart Grow Sick , a book of postcards, and Bad Habits, her most recent illustrated novel about healing, self-change, and irresponsibility, and partying hard.
Often blurring feminist theory and art practice, Kate Wadkins is interested in the historical connection between women and birds. When she’s not drawing, Kate plays bass in Cheeky and works with For the Birds, a feminist collective and distro, curating DIY music and art shows and other creative feminist cultural happenings. She also writes for Maximum Rock’n’roll and Feminist Review.
Creating work under the studio heading No Guts No Glory, Tamara Waite-Santibanez is a printmaker and illustrator. Rooted firmly in DIY ethics and aesthetics, her work is created with as little help from computers or electric presses as possible, in an effort to adhere to a traditional printmaking practice and printmaking's history as a democratic art form. When not creating gross-looking flatstock and other ephemera, Tamara spends her time at the Stolen Sleeves Collective and singing for an all-female hardcore band, Zombie Dogs.
Lauren, Cristy, Kate and Tamara all reside in Brooklyn, and tend to run into eachother every weekend.
For any requests or inquiries, please contact: LEAVEHOMESHOW@gmail.com
Tonight is the final exhibition for The Sketchbook Project Volume 3. It is hosted at Chicago Art Source Gallery in Chicago, IL. The opening is from 6:00-9:00pm. The exhibition will be on display through June 20th.
As much as I was pretty removed from this project and its 2,784 other artists, I did get to check out the whole thing at 3rd Ward in Brooklyn and it was a pretty great event. If you're in Chicago, you should definitely check it out!
Another note: my dear friend Aimee Lusty - whom I used to live with and majorly helped smooth out my senior thesis ideas (all while laying down some serious Darger knowledge) - has JUST BEGUN blogging for the Marcel Duchamp World Community online. I think it's pretty rad. Congrats Aimee!