#throwbackthursday / #flashbackfriday

September 8, 2013

#THROWBACKTHURSDAY / #FLASHBACKFRIDAY opens Friday, September 13th, at Calico

Sure to be a fun show. I’m one of 10 artists showing current artwork paired with art from yesteryear. Come by the opening this Friday from 6-9 (67 West St. #206, Greenpoint, Brooklyn).

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Calico presents its first juried group exhibition:
“#throwbackthursday / #flashbackfriday”
September 13 – October 4, 2013
opening reception: Sept 13, 6-9pm
jurors: Scott Chasse, founder/director of Calico
and Hrag Vartanian, editor-in-chief & co-founder of Hyperallergic

This exhibit coincides with Greenpoint Gallery Night.

Throwback Thursday: When you put a picture from a “while” ago on your social media sites. –Urban Dictionary

Instagram™ and other social medias are flooded at the end of each week with “nostalgic” images featuring the hashtag notations “#throwbackthursday and #flashbackfriday”. These pics of our former selves sporting bad hair, tacky prom dresses, sitting on dad’s lap, or playing the oboe in high school band used to hide under the bed in an old shoe box. Their weekly resurrection has become money-in-the-bank in our online economy of “likes” and “shares”.

With “#throwbackthursday / #flashbackfriday”, Calico asked artists to consider these questions: As artists, are we as willing to share images from our potentially cringeworthy artistic pasts? Could the older work be a “younger, hotter” version of its modern counterpart? Perhaps there is an outright cohesiveness in one’s work that has withstood the test of time..?

After sorting through over sixty submissions, a group of ten artists were chosen based on the interesting relationship of old work vs. new work. The exhibit will feature both old and new, and invites the viewer to search for similarities, differences, trends, and departures.

Exhibiting artists include:  Eric Lee Bowman, Lauren Silberman, Marcia Cooper, Adams Puryear, Samuel Baumel, Stacie Johnson, Rachel Farmer, Thomas Buildmore, Mark Mann, and Charles Wilkin. 

Calico • 67 West St #206 • Greenpoint, Brooklyn 11222

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