Friday
Sep222017

Cunt Quilt & Stitch n Bitch at AIR gallery 

Beyond the Bed Covers

Opening October 13 6-8pm

Show Runs 10/12-11/12/2017

AIR gallery 155 Plymouth Street Brooklyn, NY 11201

https://www.airgallery.org/exhibitions/beyondthebedcovers

Public Programs
October 21,  2-6pm: Stitch n Bitch
Coralina Rodriguez Meyer

November 4, 4-6pm: The Last One
Documentary tracing the history and growth
of the The AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Beyond the Bed Covers

featuring  Rachel Farmer, Kim Fox, Ariel Jackson, Luke Haynes, Coralina Rodriguez Meyer

Faith Ringgold,  Jessica Skultety and images from the 1987 AIDS quilt exhibit in Washington, DC.

Curated by Laura Petrovich-Cheney

October 12 - November 12, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, October 13, 6-8 pm Public Programs October 21, 2017, 2-6pm Stitch and Bitch Coralina Rodriguez Meyer Novembre 4, 2017, 4-6pm The Last One Documentary tracing the history and growth of the The AIDS Memorial Quilt. Beyond the Bed Covers A.I.R. A.I.R. GALLERY | 155 Plymouth St. | Brooklyn, NY 11201 | airgallery.org | info@airgallery.org | (212) 255 6651 | Wed - Sun 12-6pm The gallery is wheelchair accessible.

Beyond the Bed Covers, examines how quilts and quilting have evolved beyond their cozy functionality, to be an expressive art form constructed of a variety of materials practiced by all gender forms. Included in this exhibition are artists whose quilts push the boundaries of materiality, personal expression and political statements. The American quilt is typically a three-layered stitched textile, combined by the process of sewing those layers together. Quilts have long been considered utilitarian objects made to provide warmth.

Before sophisticated heating systems they were even Faith Ringgold, Bitter Nest #3: Lover’s in Paris, 1998 Featuring Rachel Farmer, Kim Fox, Ariel Jackson, Luke Haynes, Laura Petrovich-Cheney, Coralina Rodriguez Meyer, Faith Ringgold, Jessica Skultety and images from the 1987 AIDS quilt exhibit in Washington, DC. Curated by Laura Petrovich-Cheney used to cover doors and windows that were not sealed well enough to keep out the elements. Over time, quilts have transcended their function beyond bed covers. Quilts are points of expression and cultural identity for the maker, both art and cra. The process of cutting and piecing together bits and pieces is part of the quilt narrative. Simultaneously the narrative of the quilt becomes a story about the time period in which it was made, the people who made it, and the prevailing zeitgeist.

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Stitch n Bitch

 Saturday October 21, 2-6pm AIR gallery 155 Plymouth Street Brooklyn, NY 11201    https://www.facebook.com/events/933632100146032/

Commemorating Domestic Violence Awareness month, we will create the next Cunt Quilt at AIR gallery in Dumbo on Saturday, October 21 from 2-6pm.

The Stitch n Bitch program gathers feminists volunteers around NYC to build solidarity, account for our bodies, and hold our governing bodies accountable through a National Underwear Audit. Participants will Stitch n Bitch their way to a creative, intersectional feminist future by pinning down, sewing up and sharing stories over quilt-craft. Inspired by communal quilters such as Faith Ringgold, Gee's Bend women, Visual AIDS and feminist artists like Ana Mendieta; we will create a unified identity for the next Cunt Congress. The underwear on stained bedsheets flag/quilt will be flown at Gender and Domestic Violence awareness events around NYC in partnership with Sanctuary for Families NYC. https://sanctuaryforfamilies.org/ 

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 

Installation photos courtesy of ©2017 Christopher Alzapiedi




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.