Sunday, May 17, 2009

Opening and after party

Nellie Bridge

Brad Kahlhamer and Parlor Grand

After the Goldrush Installed

Tom Sanford, Gina Magid and Jim Lee

Gina Magid, Neil Young, Jim Lee

Tom Sanford. After the Goldrush poster. Oil & fake gold on paper.

Gina Magid. Soaring Hawk with Chains. Oil paint, metal beads on wood.

Jim Lee. Untitled (Rust White and Blue).

Nellie Bridge, Jim Lee and Justin Craun

Justin Craun. Party. Oil on canvas.

Jim Lee. Untitled (the Morning Comes). Acrylic, flashe and foamcore on cardboard.

Nellie Bridge. Oyster Bed. Watercolors and poem.
Nellie's Poem:

Oyster Bed

I closed my eyes because I was sick of the world

and opened them

and it hurt to see

the frame of a mirror

so closed them again

and wished to become a barnacle sticking onto the back of a pickup truck heading out.

Or if it delivered oysters

I could have been stuck to one of the broken shells in the bed.

We turned sideways and there was a one-dimensional darkness

and I was on the grass in another place.

The first things I notice are many streaks in the sky. The birds are very hot. So hot that

their bodies and breath leave misty trails everywhere they just were. A flock of

swallows over a pond can create a patch of fog.

What if there was nothing to take care of, for example, your teeth.

We had dreams of stimulation in the Authentic Living City.

Aaron Spangler, Sculpture Park, Woodcut.

Adrian Meraz. Night Spell: Cliff Agent. Wood, cardboard and string.

Anke Weyer and Adrian Meraz

Mamie Holst, Alisha Kerlin, Holly Coulis and Anke Weyer

Holly Coulis. Sky. Oil on canvas.

Alisha Kerlin. Where the Local Cats Go to Worship. 4 polaroids.

Alisha Kerlin, detail.

Mamie Holst. Landscape Before Dying (Toward Exiting #3). Acyrylic on canvas.

Gina Magid and Brad Kahlhamer

Brad Kahlhamer. Kelsey. Watercolor on paper.

Gina Magid. Soaring Hawk. Oil paint, pastel on board.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

After the Goldrush

106 Green will open its inaugural exhibition, After the Gold Rush, on May 16th. The opening reception will be from 5-8 pm.

Originally inspired by an apocalyptic screenplay by artist and actor Dean Stockwell, After the Gold Rush, Neil Young’s third solo effort, is an epic record encompassing love, loss, social critique, and a tragic American landscape. Most of the album was recorded in Young’s make-shift basement studio during the spring of 1970, in the late days of the Vietnam war and the dawn of a decade of economic tumult. The songs shift in theme and musical genre, and depict visions from the medieval to the extraterrestrial in service of what appears to be an apocalyptic end, but with a hint of redemptive optimism. The album was met with lukewarm reviews. Rolling Stone then dismissed as ‘dull’ what it now calls a ‘masterpiece’.

While none of the work in this exhibition is based on Mr. Young’s music, perhaps it reflects something of its spirit. With varying strategies and media, the artists offer meditations ranging from the interpersonal to the epic; most capturing a north American angst that is both interwoven with the past and undeniably contemporary. Much of the work depicts a sort of cosmic spirituality where urban, rural, interior, and technological landscapes merge; and at its core offers a challenge and possible alternatives (however small) to the excesses of the Bush era boom.


Nellie Bridge Jim Lee

Holly Coulis Gina Magid

Justin Craun Adrian Meraz

Mamie Holst Aaron Spangler

Brad Kahlhamer Anke Weyer

Alisha Kerlin

* with hand painted exhibition poster by Tom Sanford

Opening followed by after party at Coco66 with a performance by Brad Kahlhamer's Parlor Grand. Coco66 is located at 66 Greenpoint Avenue.