Curated by Rico Gatson
August 5, 2011 – September 18, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, August 5, 7-10PM
SHOW EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 18!!!
1673 Gates Avenue, Bushwick, Between St. Nicholas and Cypress
L or M train to Myrtle/Wyckoff
Open Sundays, 1-6pm
per-son-age / persenij (noun) A person (often used to express their significance, importance, or elevated status)
Per-son-age is an exhibition of videos in which the artist is the primary performer. Historically artists such as Bruce Nauman, Adrian Piper, Hannah Wilke and Nayland Blake to name a few, have performed in “person” in their videos. This exhibition presents video where the artist is central to the work, serving as translator or interpreter of the world in which we live. The artist’s actions reveal process, depict rituals, express something profound or abstract and expose systems at work.
Marc A. Robinson
Opened in October 2009, Famous Accountants is a Bushwick gallery that has been written about in the Art in America, New York Times, Brooklyn Rail, L Magazine, Village Voice, New York Press, Time Out New York, BushwickBK, Hyperallergic , Bloggy, and Brooklyn Based. Shanna Maurizi: Unidentified is Famous Accountant’s thirteenth exhibition.
1673 Gates Avenue
L or M train to Myrtle-Wyckoff stop
Open Sundays from 1 to 6 PM and by appointment.
For information, please email: FamousAccountants@gmail.com
We had an awesome visit with James Kalm!
Check out the video here.
Be sure to catch Drippy – there are just a couple of short weeks left.
We’ll be open this Sunday from 1-6pm. The closing reception is Saturday, January 16th from 6-10 pm and the final day of the show is Sunday, January 17th. *Be sure to stop by for a special surprise at the end of the day.
DRIPPY is a collaborative project-type show created by Ben Godward and Famous Accountants (Ellen Letcher and Kevin Regan). It was made on-site, in the Famous Accountants dungeon. Each of the artists played his/her part, like a band. The parts combine to form a whole but also remain distinct. Famous Accountants is pounding out the beat (the blood dripping down the walls) and Ben Godward, like Diamanda Galas, is wailing like a banshee on top of that, spilling his guts all over the floor. Awesome.
Please join us at the closing reception:
Saturday, January 16, 6-10pm.
Refreshments will be served.
DRIPPY’s last day:
Sunday, January 17.
*Be there for an EOD surprise.
We overheard some great quotes about the show:
“Where Willy Wonka came to die”
“Care Bears barfed all over the place”
We had a fantastic time on Saturday and we’re looking forward to seeing more of you on Sundays from 1-6 and at our closing party in January (TBD).
Famous Accountants is pleased to announce a closing reception for their inaugural exhibit “Twenty-Three” on Sunday, November 22, 2009 from 4-7PM. There will be drinks & snacks (and coffee and talking) and we’d love to see you!
Famous Accountants (described by Hyperallergic as “Pocket Utopia’s underground stepchild“) is a shared work/studio and gallery space in Greater Bushwick run by artists Ellen Letcher and Kevin Regan. Their concept for the space is “gallery as sketchbook.” Their inspiration for opening Famous Accountants is Austin Thomas and her concept of the perch. Thomas ran the recently-closed Pocket Utopia: “a relational exhibition, salon and social space” housed in a renovated storefront space on Flushing Avenue.
The inaugural show, “Twenty-Three” features work by both Letcher and Regan. Over the course of 2 months, the two artists visited the studio separately and together, composing a dialogue of works. The show features a combination of previous pieces as well as site-specific collages, found images, words and objects.
1673 Gates Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385
Open Sundays from 1-6PM and by appointment.
One more big thank you to Hrag Vartanian!
Check out his photo collage of Famous Accountants show “Twenty-Three” – it is absolutely amazing. (Best viewed at maximum size.)
We were so thrilled that Hrag Vartanian could make it to our opening reception for “Twenty-Three!”
Pocket Utopia’s underground stepchild, the Famous Accountants gallery opened last night during the “This Beat is Sick” Bushwick gallery festival. Expect great things and check out Jeremy Sapienza’s post about Brooklyn’s newest alternative space.
Check out his great post on Hyperallergic.
Also check out this video interview Vartanian did with Kevin Regan at Pocket Utopia’s Finally Utopic show.