Thursday, November 3, 2011

Space Gallery show-Portland, Maine by a generous grant from the Berkshire Taconic Artist's Resource Trust, Space Gallery presents 'Gideon Bok Wall Drawing/Covers,' a solo painting and drawing installation show.  The show opens November 3 and will run until December 16.  The show will be an installation of 188 record paintings in three arrangements, and a large ongoing perceptual wall drawing of Space Gallery.

Over the course of the show the drawing will progress and change according to what is happening in the space, as I will be drawing the people and objects in the gallery (which is also a music/performance venue.)  There will be a public talk followed by a closing reception for the show on Friday, December 16 at 7:00 pm at the gallery.  The wall drawing is temporary during the run of the show; it will continue to change from day to day and will be erased and painted over at the end of the show.

Space Gallery is a non-profit alternative music and arts venue located at 538 Congress St. in Portland, ME. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

"Record Store" show at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, 208 Forsyth St. NY, NY. The show is up until October 8.

Top row: Bonnie Prince Billy and Matt Sweeny-Superwolf, Bob Dylan-Saved, T-Rex-The Slider, The Beatles-Revolver,. Big Star-#1 Record, Elliott Smith-Self-Titled, Bon Iver-For Emma, Forever Ago, The Beatles-Magical Mystery Tour
Middle Row: The Replacements-Let it Be, Bob Dylan-Blood on the Tracks, The Eurythmics-Savage, Bob Dylan-Self Portrait, P.J.Harvey-4 Track Demos, Liz Phair-Exile in Guyville, The Rolling Stones-Exile on Main St., Cat Power-What Would The Community Think?,
Bottom Row: Bob Dylan-Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, James Gang-Rides Again, Tom Waits-Rain Dogs, Sparklehorse-It's a Wonderful Life, Neil Young-Harvest, Sparklehorse-Good Morning Spider, Bruce Springsteen-Born in the U.S.A., The Pogues-Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash. 

Black, White, Grey Albums.

Top Row: AC/DC-Back in Black, Dangermouse and Sparklehorse-Dark Night of the Soul, Neil Young and Crazy Horse-Rust Never Sleeps, Black Mountain-In the Future
Middle Row: Jay-Z-The Black Album, Prince-The Black Album, The Beatles-The White Album, Dangermouse-The Grey Album
Bottom Row: Mike Ladd-Negrophilia, Pink Floyd-Dark Side of the Moon, The Flaming Lips-Dark Side of the Moon, Nick Drake-Pink Moon

1982 (albums released in the year 1982)

Top Row: Fear-The Record, Bruce Springsteen-Nebraska, Led Zeppelin-CODA, Pete Townshend-All the best cowboys have chinese eyes, Prince-1999, Willie Nelson-Always on my mind, Waylon Jennings-Black on Black
Middle Row: Pretenders-Pretenders II, The Clash-Combat Rock, Laurie Anderson-Big Science, J.J.Cale-Grasshopper, Adrian Belew-The Lone Rhino, Rolling Stones-Still Life, The Cure-Pornography
Bottom Row: Michael Jackson-Thriller, Kate Bush-The Dreaming, Talking Heads-Remain in Light, Van Halen-Diver Down, Talking Heads-The Name of this band is Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel-Peter Gabriel, Adam Ant-Friend or Foe

"Record Store" show at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, 208 Forsyth St. NY, NY. The show is up until October 8.

Top Row: Pink Mountaintops-Pink Mountaintops, Pink Floyd-the Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Pink Floyd-Wish You Were Here, Palace Brothers-There is no one what will take care of you, My Bloody Valentine-Loveless, The Magnetic Fields-Distortion, P.J.Harvey-Dry, Neil Young and Crazy Horse-Ragged Glory, Beastie Boys-Paul's Boutique, Bruce Springsteen-Darkness on the Edge of Town
Middle Row: R.E.M. Chronic Town, Dr. Dre-The Chronic, Beastie Boys-Hot Sauce Committee, Part II, OutKast-Aquemini, Public Enemy-It Takes a Nation of Millions to hold us back, Beastie Boys-License to Ill, Anti-Pop Consortium-Fluorescent Black, Mike Ladd-Welcome to the Afterfuture, Can-Ege Bamyasi Okraschoten, Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra-The Nubians of Plutonia, a Tribe Called Quest-The Low End Theory
Bottom Row: Anarchist Republic of BZZZ, OutKast-Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, The Last Poets-The Last Poets, Mike Ladd-Nostalgialator, OutKast-ATLiens, M.F. Doom-Mmm Food?, Infesticons-Gun Hill Road, Elliott Smith-Figure 8, Nas-Illmatic, Jimi Hendrix-Electric Ladyland, Johnny Cash-American IV: The Man Comes Around

"Record Store" show at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, 208 Forsyth St. NY, NY

Top Row: Dandy Warhols-Welcome to the Monkey House, The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Rolling Stones-Sticky Fingers, The Brian Jonestown Massacre- Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request, The Rolling Stones-Their Satanic Majesties' Request, The Brian Jonestown Massacre-Methodrone, Dandy Warhols-Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia, Sparklehorse-Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot, Bob Dylan-Knocked Out Loaded, Big Black-Songs About Fucking
Middle Row: Company Flow-Funcrusher Plus, The Last Poets-This is Madness, The Majesticons-Beauty Party, Funkadelic-Maggot Brain, Motorhead-Motorhead, David Bowie-Aladdin Sane, David Bowie-Low, Can-Tago Mago, Joni Mitchell-Blue, Iggy and the Stooges-Fun House
Bottom Row: Rolling Stones-Flowers, Neil Young-On the Beach, Neil Young-Time Fades Away, Neil Young, Tonight's the Night, Neil Young and Crazy Horse-Sleeps with Angels, David Bowie-Heroes, David Bowie-Lodger, Dr. John the Night Tripper-Gris Gris, Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band-Trout Mask Replica, David Crosby-If I Could Only Remember My Name

Saturday, August 27, 2011

'Record Store' at Steven Harvey's new space on the Lower East Side.

This will be a show consisting entirely of record paintings.  I think there will be about 200 of them in the show.  There will also be a satellite show at 2A, which is a bar on Second and Avenue A.  The show will run from September 7 until October 8, 2011.  The opening reception is Wednesday, September 7, 6 - 8pm with an afterparty (with DJ) at 2A Bar on Second Street and Avenue A. 
hrs: weds-sun, 12-6pm steven harvey fine art projects 208 forsyth street new york ny 10002 ph: 917-861-7312

Friday, March 25, 2011

Pink Moon show in NYC, curated by Steven Harvey.

 Press release for the show:  
Pink Moon, a group exhibition inspired by Nick Drake’s album.
April 2 – April 31, 2011, opening reception, April 2nd, 5-7pm. SHFAP/steven harvey fine art projects - 24 east 73rd street, 2nd floor, NYC, 917-861-7312, ( Tuesday through Saturday, 11 to 5:30

SHFAP presents Pink Moon, a group exhibition inspired by the final album of the English folksinger Nick Drake (1948-1974.) The exhibition includes paintings by Gideon Bok, Duncan Hannah, Kurt Knobelsdorf, Sangram Majumdar, Keith Morris, Stephanie Pierce and Stuart Shils, sculpture by Paul Villinski, music by D.M. Stith and Arborea and film by Chris Wilcha. The exhibition will also include Michael Trevithick’s original painting used for the album design of Pink Moon. The exhibition is accompanied by a pdf/catalog with an essay by Richard Peabody about Nick Drake’s Pink Moon album.

Pink Moon, Nick Drake’s final bare bones masterpiece of voice and guitar was released in 1972, two years before his premature death from an overdose of antidepressants. Often considered to reflect the young singer’s increasingly fragile mental state, it is a pop masterpiece, blending exquisite open guitar tunings with Drakes ethereal singing and abstract word pictures. Pink Moon is an album that speaks volumes to artists.

This exhibition was realized with the cooperation of The Estate of Nick Drake, who have encouraged the possibility of contemporary artists having an ongoing dialog with Drake’s work. The Estate lent Michael Trevithick’s original surrealist inspired painting for the Pink Moon album to the exhibition, allowing us the opportunity to see the original art for a seventies album design icon.

Among the contemporary works in the exhibition, Gideon Bok’s perceptually based painting "From the Morning" depicts his studio in Maine with motorcycles, musical instruments and record player . Multiple images of a copy of the Pink Moon lp cascade across the studio floor.

In The Summer of Love, Duncan Hannah portrays an upper class English idyll with a white shirted couple holding hands strolling by a lake by a castle.

As in a fairy tale, a barely visible moon shines through a high window onto Stephanie Pierce’s small grey cell-like room with bed. Kurt Knobelsdorf’s small densely worked paintings allude to moments in Drake’s family history. Stuart Shils, deep green/blue forest glade Way to Blue takes its title from the song on Drake’s Five Leaves Left. Sangram Majumdar’s lonely urban fullmoon peeks through an industrial window frame.

Black butterflies emerge out of a burnt black hole in Paul Villinski’s elegiac sculpture of an electric guitar. The exhibition’s soundtrack includes original music composed by Asthmatic Kitty recording artist D.M. Stith and songs by Maine based “psyche folk” duo Arborea, who will also perform a house concert in the gallery. Emmy award winning documentary filmmaker Chris Wilcha focuses his personal documentary sensibility on Pink Moon.

Pink Moon, the exhibition, explores hidden dimensions of connectivity in between music and art, and while doing so seeks to reconsider the resonance of a pop masterwork in contemporary terms.