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Open House, Open Studios 13 August

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This month Open House, Open Studio will be showcasing the work of our two current resident artists; Borden Capalino and MV Carbon. Join us for a surreal, experimental and unique interactive experience with these two Brooklyn based artists. Our resident band People Get Ready will also be hosting a listening party in their recording studio where you will able to sample the sounds of their up-and-coming album first hand. In our main gallery and upper gallery, Jene Highstein's Early Works long-term exhibition will be on show.

Borden Capalino's Ballyjamesduff consists of three tracts of production; Knock-offs of the iconic Alexander McQueen Armadillo shoe, WW2 style foxhole radios, Ceramic portraits commission via the Casual Encounters section of Craigslist. His work has been described as akin to forensic surrealism. It deals with materiality, repurposing, retrofitting, and ultimately the life of objects. Capalino is a visual artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. His 2013 exhibition activities include appearances at at Frieze NY, Derek Eller Gallery, and Eli Ping Gallery. Capalino is represented by Ramiken Crucible.

MV Carbon's Beyond the Dimensional Slope is a reactive environment that incorporates video, sound and hand made objects. Carbon will test the physical qualities of the space and install the receptive objects. Carbon is a Brooklyn based interdisciplinary artist and composer who is recognized for her autonomous approach to music and performance. She uses magnetic tape, sculptural sound objects, field recordings, hand-built circuitry, projection, and reactive mediums in her performances and installations. Experiential situations are a significant component to her work as she embraces the immediacy of the situation at hand.

Brooklyn-based People Get Ready are known for creating unique performance experiences or multi-sensory mixtapes that are a “melding of independent music and contemporary dance” (New York Times). They have a distinct ability to re-define what a band is, to blur boundaries, and to forge continuing creative bonds with the formidable list of artists whose paths they've crossed. Their music and performance pieces have been presented in places like The Kitchen, Death By Audio, New York Live Arts, Glasslands, Baryshnikov Arts Center, BAM, Watermill Center and many other art houses in and outside of New York.During PGR's residency in Clocktower Gallery's new recording space, the band intends to capture the immense sonic landscapes they are known to create through the interaction of dancing bodies and analogue technology. Using these sounds as source material they'll be crafting songs for a new album produced by Greg Saunier of Deerhoof.

This event takes place at The Clocktower Gallery in Tribeca. The event starts at 6pm, no admittance after 7pm. Photo ID is required to enter the building.

Borden Capalino, Ballyjamesduff

Borden Capalino is a visual artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been described as akin to forensic surrealism. It deals with materiality, repurposing, retrofitting, and ultimately the life of objects. His 2013 exhibition activities include appearances at at Frieze NY, Derek Eller Gallery, and Eli Ping Gallery. Capalino is represented by Ramiken Crucible. The residency project consists of three tracts of production: 1) Knock-offs of the iconic Alexander McQueen Armadillo shoe. 2) WW2 style foxhole radios. 3) Ceramic portraits commission via the Casual Encounters section of Craigslist. The series of objects will come together in the form of a catalog printed on reassembled shredded paper, found in the Clocktower Building's 108 Leonard St. trash room. His studio and project artifacts will go on view mid-July.
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MV Carbon, Beyond the Dimensional Slope

MV Carbon is a Brooklyn based interdisciplinary artist and composer who is recognized for her autonomous approach to music and performance. She uses magnetic tape, sculptural sound objects, field recordings, hand-built circuitry, projection, and reactive mediums in her performances and installations. Experiential situations are a significant component to her work as she embraces the immediacy of the situation at hand. Concepts are developed based on the environment and situation in which they will occur. The deviation of space is assessed and used as a source for the work. Participant’s actions affect the outcome of the pieces though reactive mediums, sound recordings, and physical interaction.
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