Gallery Aferro
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EVENT

Outside Over There


Dates:
Sat Sep 27, 2008 00:00 - Fri Sep 05, 2008

Location:
United States of America

Outside Over There
Fourth in the annual urbanism exhibition series curated by Emma Wilcox
September 27 - November 22, 2008
Opening Reception September 27, 7-10 PM
Gallery Aferro 73 Market St Newark NJ aferro.org

Alone and Together: Tintype Portrait Studio by Keliy Anderson-Staley
October 3 + 4th, 1-7 PM

Will Work for Food by KH Jeron
Bring a can of food to barter with robots. All proceeds to be donated to Newark food banks
Performance by artist October 23rd, 7 PM

Outside Over There
is an exhibition, as well as a food drive and a portrait studio. It is inspired by the signals traveling in the airspace of cities worldwide, and the ability of these signals to penetrate structures, by transmissions, codings and exchanges of ideology and consumer goods, interactions real and imagined, between more and less industrialized nations, including the cargo cult and the syndication of TV programming.

"I will not show…family vacation footage, fields of moving color or the birth of anything.”

From See TV, by Susan E Evans

Artists: Keliy Anderson-Staley, Mireille Astore, Martin John Callanan, Karlos Carcamo, Margarida Correia,
Susan E. Evans, Judith Hoffman, KH Jeron, Tamara Kostianovsky, Charles Huntley Nelson, Anne Percoco,
Dorothy Schultz, Jeff Sims, Peter Tuomey Jr, Tammy Jo Wilson

The impending end of nondigital TV has evoked for some class and cultural divisions within America. By repairing TVs with reed thatch from the NJ meadowlands, Anne Percoco suggests such divisions, as well as the complexity of a globalized economy. Charles Huntley Nelson’s video, Why Not on TV questions the presentations of African Americans on television in relationship to their actual history and present realities, and is narrated by an omniscient visitor who may be a space alien.

Photographer Keliy Anderson-Staley will be operating a tintype portrait studio in the gallery on Oct 3rd and 4th. Sitters can come solo or with a loved one. The sittings are free. A print of the image is $10. Made with the wet plate collodion process, the leading mode of photography in the 1850's and 1860's, the portraits echo downtown Newark’s past density of commercial portrait studio’s, while picturing the diversity of modern urban NJ.

For more information please contact Emma Wilcox ewilcox@aferro.org


OPPORTUNITY

Aferro Studio Residency for 2009


Deadline:
Mon Dec 15, 2008 00:00

Aferro Studio Residency
Now Accepting applications for 2009 artists in residence
Due December 15, 2008 (not postmark)
www.aferro.org

About Gallery Aferro:

Gallery Aferro is an artist owned and operated alternative space
founded in 2003 by Evonne M. Davis and Emma Wilcox. The mission of
Gallery Aferro is to bring cultural education and esthetic engagement
with contemporary issues to all people equally, and to create an
environment where artists can gather and share physical and
intellectual resources. We are working towards an arts community that
is available to everyone, without sacrificing quality of experience.

Founded in a converted factory building in the Ironbound, Gallery
Aferro was planned as a pilot project to be recreated in different
architectural forms, in multiple American cities.
The gallery is currently being run out of a donated 4 story building
in downtown Newark, NJ. We offer 12 exhibitions a year, featuring
local, national and international artists, a wide variety of events
such as
interactive public art projects, performances, talks, film screenings,
portfolio reviews and public usage based on the stated needs of the
community. We launched our residency program in 2006 and were one of
four nationwide recipients of a 2007 New York State Workspace
Consortium grant to improve it. A publishing line has been launched,
consisting of exhibition catalogs, original essays, and artist books.

About the Residency:

Several of the 06-07 Aferro Studio residents have commented that the
chance for informal networking with peers afforded by residency in the
building was one of the best aspects of their experience. Also
mentioned by residents consistently as a unique and valuable aspect of
the program was temporary ownership of a platform to interact with the
public.

Residents will be awarded a 1200-2000 sq ft studio for 6 months, with
24 hr access, access to visiting curators and other gallery directors,
a solo exhibition in our project space, and inclusion in an
end-of-program catalog highlighting their work over the length of the
residency. The current Aferro building can accommodate up to 5 artists
at a time. Artists will be selected on the basis of quality of work,
commitment to their field, and ability to interact positively with the
community at large. The program will aim for a mix of Newark and
non-Newark residents.

The Studios
Studios range in size from 1200 to 2000 square feet. The studios are
strictly work only spaces. The studios are raw spaces with minimal
amenities. Artists who are accepted into the program must be prepared
to actively use their studio. 6-month slots are available beginning
Feb 23, 2009.

Artist Responsibilities
$200 a month per studio covers all utilities.

Eligibility
There is no residency restriction for applicants. Artists in any
media may apply. The building is not appropriate for welding and
other open flame activities. Please contact us with any questions
about your application, our space or what you might want to do with
your time at Aferro.

Materials for Application
A CV\Resume
Artist Statement
A proposal for what you would like to do with your residency/statement of need
Contact Information
Work samples: DVD (NTSC) or CD (any form of digital file we can read from a Mac)

Gallery Aferro
c/o Evonne M. Davis + Emma Wilcox
248 Sherman Ave #43
NY NY 10034 USA

www.aferro.org

info.aferro@gmail.com


EVENT

Biological Imperative at Gallery Aferro


Dates:
Sat Jun 14, 2008 00:00 - Tue May 27, 2008

Location:
United States of America

Biological Imperative
Curated by Emma Wilcox
With full color catalog

June 14-May 17, 2008
Opening Reception June 14, 7-10 PM

Screening July 12, 3 PM
WAX, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees

Structured around what the Tissue Culture and Art Project has called “cultural perceptions of life,” Biological Imperative freely mixes ideas of partial personhood, the possibilities of regeneration, multiples, fecundity, the semi-living, and the undead (things that just won’t die.) The exhibition posits linkage between disparate references such as (but not limited to) the undying popularity of the zombie genre, rabbit imagery, pirate radio and bioethical quandaries.

Elio Cacavalle’s MyBio Dolls are educational dolls informed by consultation with bioethicists, symbolizing possible biofutures, and allowing children to imagine narratives for scenarios such as human/animal organ transplants. Brandon Ballengee’s drawings of deformed frog specimens collected throughout the world also create a sense of the unfamiliar: some frogs have too many limbs, some too few.

In Jillian McDonald’s two-channel installation in the new media room, Zombie Loop, zombie and survivor are somehow the same, referencing the genre's implied life cycle. The endurance of radio signals in the atmosphere links Charlesworth, Lewandowski & Mann’s video work, Radio City to the theme of the undying. The piece is a record of journey via boat to an abandoned sea fort used by pirate radio transmissions in the 60’s. After an altercation that left one broadcaster dead, his wife rowed to sea and played “Strangers in the Night” as a memorial. CLM mimicked this action in 2006, playing the same song at high volume over the open water.

The fecundity or productivity of animals, namely rabbits and bees, inspired other works in the exhibition, such as those by Aganetha Dyck with Richard Dyck, and David Blair. Dyck’s Hive Scans are large-scale color prints made in collaboration with bees, via a scanner introduced into a beehive. David Blair’s full-length film WAX was created over 6 years with footage shot on site at actual nuclear testing facilities in the US, flight simulation software and archival footage. The convoluted story concerns a beekeeper’s transformation upon discovering that his bees communicate between the living and the dead, and raises questions as to the collective and individual value of life.

Artists: Andrea Aimi, Brandon Ballengée, Michael Betancourt, Ana Black, David Blair, William Brovelli, Charlesworth, Lewandowski & Mann, Elio Caccavale, Sean Capone, Steven Dressler, Eva Drangsholt, Tagny Duff, Aganetha & Richard Dyck, Lucia Fabio, Asha Ganpat, Daphne Gerou, Nora Herting,
Verena Kaminiarz, Jennifer Mazza, Jillian McDonald, Stephanie Metz, Lydia Moyer, Roger Sayre,
David Sherry, Laura Splan, Brian Spolans, Ajla R. Steinvåg, Naoe Suzuki, Delmira Valladares,
Maria Wallace

25% of artworks in the exhibition contain rabbit content.

For more information, please contact Emma Wilcox at ewilcox@aferro.org


JOB

Biological Imperative at Gallery Aferro


Deadline:
Tue May 27, 2008 14:00

Location:
United States of America

Gallery Aferro
73 Market St Newark NJ 07102
www.aferro.org

Biological Imperative
Curated by Emma Wilcox
With full color catalog

June 14-May 17, 2008
Opening Reception June 14, 7-10 PM

Screening July 12, 3 PM
WAX, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees

Structured around what the Tissue Culture and Art Project has called “cultural perceptions of life,” Biological Imperative freely mixes ideas of partial personhood, the possibilities of regeneration, multiples, fecundity, the semi-living, and the undead (things that just won’t die.) The exhibition posits linkage between disparate references such as (but not limited to) the undying popularity of the zombie genre, rabbit imagery, pirate radio and bioethical quandaries.

Elio Cacavalle’s MyBio Dolls are educational dolls informed by consultation with bioethicists, symbolizing possible biofutures, and allowing children to imagine narratives for scenarios such as human/animal organ transplants. Brandon Ballengee’s drawings of deformed frog specimens collected throughout the world also create a sense of the unfamiliar: some frogs have too many limbs, some too few.

In Jillian McDonald’s two-channel installation in the new media room, Zombie Loop, zombie and survivor are somehow the same, referencing the genre's implied life cycle. The endurance of radio signals in the atmosphere links Charlesworth, Lewandowski & Mann’s video work, Radio City to the theme of the undying. The piece is a record of journey via boat to an abandoned sea fort used by pirate radio transmissions in the 60’s. After an altercation that left one broadcaster dead, his wife rowed to sea and played “Strangers in the Night” as a memorial. CLM mimicked this action in 2006, playing the same song at high volume over the open water.

The fecundity or productivity of animals, namely rabbits and bees, inspired other works in the exhibition, such as those by Aganetha Dyck with Richard Dyck, and David Blair. Dyck’s Hive Scans are large-scale color prints made in collaboration with bees, via a scanner introduced into a beehive. David Blair’s full-length film WAX was created over 6 years with footage shot on site at actual nuclear testing facilities in the US, flight simulation software and archival footage. The convoluted story concerns a beekeeper’s transformation upon discovering that his bees communicate between the living and the dead, and raises questions as to the collective and individual value of life.

Artists: Andrea Aimi, Brandon Ballengée, Michael Betancourt, Ana Black, David Blair, William Brovelli, Charlesworth, Lewandowski & Mann, Elio Caccavale, Sean Capone, Steven Dressler, Eva Drangsholt, Tagny Duff, Aganetha & Richard Dyck, Lucia Fabio, Asha Ganpat, Daphne Gerou, Nora Herting,
Verena Kaminiarz, Jennifer Mazza, Jillian McDonald, Stephanie Metz, Lydia Moyer, Roger Sayre,
David Sherry, Laura Splan, Brian Spolans, Ajla R. Steinvåg, Naoe Suzuki, Delmira Valladares,
Maria Wallace

25% of artworks in the exhibition contain rabbit content.

For more information, please contact Emma Wilcox at ewilcox@aferro.org


OPPORTUNITY

Open Call for Curatorial Proposals for Gallery Aferro


Deadline:
Wed Oct 15, 2008 00:00

Location:
United States of America

Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, USA
www.aferro.org

Open call for Curatorial Proposals for mid 2009
Main Gallery (ground floor)
New Media Room

Due October 15, 2008
NOT a postmark deadline

Proposals can be for either space, or for both.
Curators should email or mail the following:

1) A curatorial statement with a description of the new proposed
exhibition and an explanation of their idea.

2) Work samples for proposed artists: These could be Slides, DVD
(NTSC) CD (any form of digital file we can read from a Mac) VHS or
Digital Prints.
There is no minimum or maximum number of images to include. If new
work will be created for the exhibition, send images of their past
work.

3) Curator's CV/resume. Examples of past curated shows including
images and press if reviewed. Curator's statement about these past
exhibitions.

Please feel free to stop by the gallery during gallery hours to look
at the space. Main gallery is 19 x 200 feet. New Media room is 19 x
80 feet.

Gallery Aferro will send out show cards and press releases to its
mailing list. We expect a hands-on approach at the gallery. The
curator is expected to be in NYC/NJ area to make arrangements with the
artists prior to the installation week. The curator is expected to be
at the gallery throughout the full week of installation and the
curator and artists involved in the exhibition are responsible for
installation of the artwork.

We exhibit work we feel strongly about, regardless of your education
or exhibition history, but you must include this information. If we
select your work we will want this information right away for
promotional purposes.

Do Not refer us to your website without ALL the other required
material. We will review the listed material first, without it we will
not visit your site.

Please mail all submissions to:

Evonne M. Davis + Emma Wilcox
Gallery Aferro
248 Sherman Avenue #43
New York, N.Y. 10034

You may email your submission as well

Send to:

submit.aferro@gmail.com