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Opening 6/16: Re-Covering @ Untitled Gallery (MCR), 6/17: AUDiNT @ Art in General (NYC)


Creativity, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, 2011, glitter, neon and gel pen on vellum and paper, glitter foil on board, acetate, paper, ribbon, wood, 4.25 x 7 x 0.75 in / 11 x 18 x 2 cm

Creativity, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, 2011, glitter, neon and gel pen on vellum and paper, glitter foil on board, acetate, paper, ribbon, wood, 4.25 x 7 x 0.75 in / 11 x 18 x 2 cm

6/16: Preview for Re-Covering at Untitled Gallery, Manchester, UK
June 17–July 31
Preview: Thursday, June 16, 6-9pm

I re-designed the cover of Mihaly Csizkzentmihalyi’s Creativity—the form doubles as a creativity test—for this group show in Manchester, UK.

Curated by Mike Chavez-Dawson, Re-Covering is an exhibition of works by 40 local and international artists who redesign the cover of an influential book onto a reclaimed piece of oak from school libraries. Displayed on an installation of shelves, the works are standard paperback size (110mm x 178mm x 15mm).

Artists: David Shrigley, Billy Childish, Harry Hill, Magda Archer, Robert Casselton Clark, Laurence Lane, Mike Chavez-Dawson, Jane Chavez-Dawson, Monica Biagioli, Brian Reed, Lisa Slominski, Mr&Mrs, Andrew Bracey, Lee Machell, Paul Cordwell, Richard Healy, Nick Jordan, John Hyatt, Naomi Kashiwagi, Bren O’Callaghan & Mandy Tolley, Paul Stanley, Kai-Oi Jay Yung, David Alker, Ben Cove, Stratton Barrett & Peter Wankowicz, Cecilia Wee, Jake Geczy, Roisin Byrne, Christine Wong Yap, Ludovica Gioscia, Julie Hammonds & Kit Hammonds, Jason Minsky, Mark Haig & Sarah Perks, Ed Barton, Daniel Staincliffe, Margaret Cahill, Contents May Vary, Elizabeth Leeke, The Centre of Attention, Steve Hawley, Lee Campbell, The Confraternity of Neoflagellants & BABEL Working Group, Nicola Dale.

Concurrent programming includes The Reading, a multiple writers’ residency that will be projected live across multiple screens in Manchester including Cornerhouse, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, CUBE, Chinese Arts Centre, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester Art Gallery, Whitworth Art Gallery, and The Reading Room Collection, MMU Library.

Opening 6/17: AUDiNT’s Dead Record Office @ Art in General, NYC
June 17–July 23

I helped out with the build in this immersive audio installation. Unfortunately I won’t be there for the opening (which is probably going to be Friday night, 6-8pm; double-check first!), but it is shaping up to be a really neat show. If you haven’t been to Art in General, go check them out! I think they have a great space and do really interesting shows, and it’s actually really easy to get there, just off Canal Street.

AUDiNT, short for “Audio Intelligence” is a collaborative, research team comprised of artists and scholars Steve Goodman, Toby Heys and Jon Cohrs. Their upcoming exhibition, Dead Record Office, explores the historical and fictitious relationship between sound and warfare.

MacArthur B Arthur, 4030 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA


San Francisco

Through July 16
Stephanie Syjuco: Raiders!
Catherine Clark Gallery

Through July 30
Ranu Mukherjee: Absorption into the Nomadic and Luminous
Frey Norris Modern & Contemporary

Through June 26
Metric: Dana Hemenway and Anthony Ryan; Curated by Jessica Brier
Park Life Gallery

June 17–July 23
Opening Friday, June 17, 6-8pm
Chromaticism: Elijah Burgher, James Chronister, Richard Kent Howie, Cybele Lyle; Curated by Liz Wing
NOMA Gallery
[Super bummed to miss the last day of Ryan Thayer‘s gadget photograms]

Bay Area

June 18 to September 17
Zombie-Proof House
Anthony Discenza, HalfLifers (Torsten Z. Burns and Anthony Discenza), Suzanne Husky, Inka Hoots (Joshua Short and Joel Dean Stockdill), Packard Jennings, Robin Lasser and Adrienne Pao, Whitney Lynn, Julio Cesar Morales, Lucy Puls, and Carol Selter.
di Rosa, Napa, CA

Through July 1
Steven Barich: Zen with a Kickstand
bayVAN/Branch Gallery
, 455 17th St. Suite 301, Oakland, CA


t_xt_rt @ jenkins johnson (nyc), procedural @ macarthur b arthur (oakland)

I'll show think good thoughts / fortify good attitudes (above) and Unlimited Promise in this promising group show featuring text-based art.

I'll show think good thoughts / fortify good attitudes (above) and Unlimited Promise in this promising group show featuring text-based art.

Opening Thursday, May 5: T_XT_RT @ Jenkins Johnson Gallery

T_XT_RT highlights the connection between artists and writers, visual art and written word, and author and audience through a wide variety of mediums ranging from interactive electronics to neon signs, drawings, paintings, photography, sculpture, installation, and spoken word.

Artists: Jeremy Bert, Samantha Boudrot, Brian Dettmer, Tim Etchells, Claudia Goulette, Cody Hoyt, Mena Kamel, Glenn Ligon, Jack Pierson, Burt Ritchie, Felandus Thames, Leonie Weber, Christine Wong Yap, and Samson Young.

Two readings accompany the exhibition. Reading I will feature Susan Brennan, Will Edmiston, Adam Fagin, Evan Kennedy, Jesse Seldess, and Stacy Szymaszek. Reading II will feature David Buuck, Tom Comitta, Monica de la Torre, Julie Patton, and Kim Rosenfield.

May 5–June 25, 2011
Opening Reception: Thurs, May 5, 6-8pm
T_XT_RT reading I: Thurs, May 19, 6pm
T_XT_RT reading II: Thurs, June 2, 6pm
Jenkins Johnson Gallery
521 W. 26th Street, 5th Floor (between 10th & 11th)
New York, NY
Gallery hours: Tue–Sat, 10am–6pm

Plus: If you haven’t yet seen The Black Portrait at Rush Arts Gallery (or maybe you went to the opening and it was so crowded you would like to revisit it), the exhibition continues thru May 21, and it’s just across the street from Jenkins Johnson. Please get in touch if you’d like an artist like me to walk through the shows with a visitor like you.

Procedural  Curated by Jackie Im and Aaron Harbour May 6th – 29th, 2011

Opening Friday, May 6: Procedural @ Macarthur B Arthur

I always welcome experimental opportunities, so I was thrilled when the curators asked me to participate. I sent instructions inspired by experimental psychology, and can’t wait to see how the project takes shape, especially alongside such a killer line-up of artists.

Procedural is an exhibition of instruction-based works. Thirteen artists were invited to create new pieces in the form of instructions to be performed and fabricated by the curators, Jackie Im and Aaron Harbour. The resulting works are both products of the artists’ hand and their conceptualizing process, as well as representing the series of decisions made during production, in this case by Im and Harbour. The visible hand of the curators in each work directly implicates the curator as not just a supervisor but also as a collaborator. Procedural reflects on and questions the importance of the individual artists’ hand versus concept and explores artwork as a collaboration between artists, curators, fabricators, and audience.

Artists: Miguel Calderón, Chris Cobb, Anthony Discenza, Maggie Haas, Kelly Lynn Jones, Mads Lynnerup, Julio César Morales, Marco Rios, Trevor Shimzu, Chris Sollars, Charlene Tan, Kara Tanaka, and Christine Wong Yap.

Curated by Jackie Im and Aaron Harbour.

May 6–29, 2011
Reception: Fri, May 6, 7–10pm
MacArthur B Arthur
4030 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA.
Gallery hours: Sundays, 1-5pm and by appt.