Vertex on the Verge

Long devoted to contemporary technology art in its many forms, Williamsburg Brooklyn's half-decade-old Vertexlist Gallery promises much more in the future: the exhibitor recently announced a "new 5-year plan of growth and development," now under the auspices of gallery director Charles Beronio, who takes over the reigns from founder Marcin Ramocki. To kick off its next phase, Vertexlist is hosting the exhibit "New Blood," which promises to "probe" the "the empty, vacant, and vacuous nature" of contemporary existence, featuring an array of work by Double Happiness, Lance Wakeling, Jeanne Verdoux, Sergio De La Torre, Sujin Lee and Sasha Dela. The event launches with on September 13th with "Given to Want," a live performance by the funny, fantastic and sometimes frightening artist Nao Bustamante. - Ed Halter