Sunday
Aug062017

Stitch n Bitch at Bronx Museum 

The inaugural Public Privates Stitch n Bitch convened on Friday August 4, 2017 at the Bronx Museum of the Arts for a free night of performance alongside other fierce femme performers.

A fist full of women gathered to create the Q3 Cunt Quilt in solidarity near the home of the historic Black Panther Ministry of Information Office, almost half a century after the Panther 21 was acquitted for conspiracy to blow up the Bronx Botanical Garden and police headquarters. The neighborhood's palette continues to change with rebranding of the "piano district" by developers, and casts an uncertain shadow on a rich cultural history captured by the museum. 

#underwearaudit received it's inaugural institutional donation at the #stitchnbitch. To continue the efforts influential women like Shirley Chisolm began- as the first poc woman to run for president, the Underwear Audit will be collecting worn out women's drawers until there is a woman in the whitehouse. 


Bronx Museum AIM Biennial Performance Night

Friday, August 4, 6:00pm - 10:00pm 
First Fridays! A Night of Performance Art by AIM Artists

Join us for an evening of happenings by select AIM Artists. Music by DJ Asho. This event is held in conjunction Bronx Calling: The Fourth AIM Biennial. Performances throughout the Museum. 

In performance: Setare Aerashloo, Francheska Alcantara, Amanda Alfieri, Milcah Bassel, Sophia Dawson, Sara Jimenez, Estefaní Mercedes, and Coralina Meyer

Free admission and cash bar. 
Kids Art Table begins at 6:00pm
Museum exhibition tours begin at 6:30pm

Monday
Jul172017

Cunt Quilt at Bronx Museum AIM Biennial 


Cunt Quilt at Bronx Museum AIM Biennial 
FIRST LOOK PREVIEW OPENING Friday, July 21 5pm-7pm agrandy@bronxmuseum.org
SUMMER SEASON PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE Thursday, July 27, 6pm-8pm

Bronx Museum 1040 Grand Concourse Bronx, New York 10456

BRONX CALLING

Now in its fourth cycle, Bronx Calling: The Fourth AIM Biennial features the work of 72 artists from the 2016 and 2017 classes of the Bronx Museum’s renowned Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program. AIM provides professional guidance to New York-based emerging artists through a series of intensive seminars that address the practical concerns of establishing a sustainable artistic practice. The exhibition is organized by Christine Licata, director of community and public programs, The Bronx Museum of the Arts; Aylet Ojeda, associate curator of contemporary art, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana; and Heather Reyes, independent curator.

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PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Seyi Adebanjo, Constanza Alarcon Tennen, Francheska Alcantara, Amanda Alfieri, Setare Arashloo, Sabrina Barrios, Milcah Bassel, Laura Bernstein, Leo Castaneda, Kiran Chandra, Jesse Chun, Clare Churchouse, Maya Ciarrocchi, Lionel Cruet, Craig Damrauer, Sophia Dawson, Rose DeSiano, Luba Drozd, Carrie Elston Tunick, Dolores Furtado, Dhanashree Gadiyar, Ivan Gaete, Ana Garces Kiley, Pablo Garcia, Dakota Gearhart, Michelle Gevint, Naima Green, Uraline Septembre Hager, Kathie Halfin, Bang Geul Han, Amber Heaton, Robert Hernandez, Chika, Sara Jimenez, Merritt Johnson, Dominika Ksel, Stephanie Lindquist, Tammy Kiku Logan, Lulu Meng, Estefani Mercedes, Coralina Meyer, Kyle Meyer, Joiri Minaya, Pablo Montealegre, Shayok Mukhopadhyay, Jasmine Murrell, Zahra Nazari, Christie Neptune, Brandon Neubauer, Ana Penalba, Nestor Perez-Moliere, Anna Pinkas, Gustavo Prado, Elise Rasmussen, David Rios-Ferreira, Sarah Sagarin, Annesofie Sandal, Giovana Schluter, Kristine Servia, Dustina Sherbine, David Shrobe, Tiffany Smith, Vered Snear, Rachel Sydlowski, Mikolaj Szoska, Adrienne Tarver, Rosemary Taylor, Heryk Tomassini, Ekaterina Vanovskaya, Alisha Wessler, Doohyun Yoon, Jayoung Yoon

Thursday
May042017

Uterine Cul de Sac at Informality NYFA Gallery opening

NYFA Gallery opens Informality

Thursday, May 4 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM

NYFA’s newest exhibition, Informality, will be on view in NYFA Gallery starting Thursday, May 4, and will showcase works by 2016 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Finalists. The exhibition is curated by David C. Terry, director and curator, Grants and Exhibitions. The opening coincides with DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk, a monthly neighborhood event where galleries are open from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM with special events and receptions.

Informality
Opening Reception & First Thursday Gallery Walk: Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
Exhibition Dates: May 4 - September 1, 2017
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM; First Thursdays of every month (except January and July), 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
Location: NYFA Gallery, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Opening reception is free and open to the public.

Exhibiting artists include: 

Coralina Rodriguez Meyer (Finalist in Architecture/Environmental Structures '17)

Jennie Allen (Finalist in Playwriting/Screenwriting ‘16) 

Walter Dundervill (Finalist is Choreography '16) 

Alex Escalante (Finalist is Choreography '16) 

Anthony Gatto (Finalist in Music/Sound '13, Fellow in Music/Sound '16) 

Koosil-ja (Finalist is Choreography '16) 

Jennifer Williams (Finalist in Photography '16) 

Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong (Finalist in Architecture/Environmental Structures '16)

 

Uterine Cul de Sac (Manifest Destiny for the City of Today for Feminine Urbanism)
Vintage suitcase, plastic mannequin, astroturf flocking, sandpaper, dish sponge, acrylic paint, gel medium, cardboard, plastic model houses and figurines 
2013
8"x26"x52"
Uterine Cul de Sac is a suburban development resembling 19th c. ship-in-a-bottle souvenirs crafted during colonial manifest destiny. A female mannequin is stuffed into traveling salesman vintage suitcases. At closer inspection, welcoming organs form miniature houses with fallopian tube swimming pools.

 

 

 

Thursday
May042017

Q2 StitchnBitch Underwear Audit & Tax March #CuntQuilt

Thanks to the generous underwear donations, marches, strikes and secrets revealed by women internationally,the Q2 Stitch n Bitch created a new Cunt Quilt for the Tax March in Philadelphia. Carried during the protest on April 15th, 2017, the Cunt Quilt Liberty Bell met it's match in front of Independence Hall. Hundreds of protesters gathered in solidarity for economic justice and democratic transparency while most Americans filed their tax returns. The Cunt Quilt is accounting for our bodies, and holding our governing bodies accountable!
Sunday 4/9/17, the Q2 Stitch n Bitch gathered a group of Women for Self-Carefree Solidarity Sunday in Greenpoint, BK from 11am-4pm. In preparation for the Tax March in the City of Brotherly Love, we sewed a new #CuntQuilt during a brunch in my salon. In cozy clothes, we boozed, snacked, face-masked and pinned-down the next pattern for a protest flag in the form of the Liberty Bell. We'll continue fighting for the same basic, human rights our grandmothers fought for! Collecting our loincloths reveal secrets, shared shame, and stories of self-reliance.
Saturday 4/15/17 the Cunt Quilt visited the Betsy Ross house in Philadelphia, after the Tax March. Flapping in front of it's origin story, the new flag drew onlookers questioning it's significance and the meaning of the Betsy Ross flag. After being dragged through a loincloth washing demo performed by a Ross house slave, the Cunt Quilt was quickly dismounted from it's spot beneath the star-spangled banner when a museum docent evacuated us from the premises. 
Sunday
Apr022017

Cunt Quilt at a Day Without a Woman Strike

A wind-whipped Wednesday afternoon, several thousand women and I marched through Manhattan towards Trump tower after a stirring speech from WMW leaders at a Central Park South rally. As a contract laborer, I balanced the day without pay against larger political intents to send a symbol to my employers, and the media about women's sacrifice. While many women didn't have the luxury to protest, we bore their message on our backs with the Cunt Quilt meat sheets flapping in the wind during the march. Jezebel's Ellie Shechet observed the airing of grievances at the rally on March 8th- International Women's Day- in NYC:

"As the speeches ended and the crowd began to lurch westward toward Trump International Hotel, the artist Lambastic, dressed in a red suit and a Peruvian waq’ollo mask, kneeled next to a sheet plastered with dirty women’s underwear. “It’s part of a national underwear audit,” she said, explaining that the Cunt Quilt project solicits underwear to sew into anti-Trump protest banners. “It’s basically a call for women to give me your poor, your tired, your huddled drawers yearning to breathe free.”

We're Not Gonna Sit Down Jezebel March 9, 2017 Ellie Shechet