Archive for the ‘My Nuts’ Category

05.31 2009

Sketchy Stash

AHN|VHS is pleased to present an exhibition of sketch books by Bill McRight.

Primarily a printmaker working in linoleum block and silkscreen, McRight’s work is known for its extreme intricacy and for his bold, often absurd figures. These sketchbooks are McRight’s place for character and concept development, as well as impulsive composition. The figures in his books are drawn and redrawn with altered and increasingly exaggerated gestures and features, interspersed with pages of striking painterly abstraction and bursts of free associative text or overheard phrases. There seems to be a narrative at work, although the books leave no conclusion but to continue to another page. It is rare that McRight takes a figure directly from one of these books for use in a print; these forms are composed on impulse and are made to retain that immediacy. This looseness and experimentation with material and gesture is a surprising contrast to McRight’s rigid sculpting of forms in his prints and lino cuts in particular.

This is the first exhibition of the artist’s books since his 2005 MFA thesis exhibition at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

AHN|VHS will produce a limited edition reproduction of one of these sketch books concurrent with the exhibition.

Bill McRight is a printmaker working primarily in silkscreen and linoleum or wood block. In 2005 he received an MFA from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. His prints have been published by Cannonball Press. He lives in Philadelphia and is a current member of Space 1026.

AHN|VHS Gallery
319 A N. 11th Street 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
Friday, June 5, 2009
7:00pm – 11:00pm

05.15 2009

THIS SATURDAY AT THE PRINT CENTER + MFB BDAY BLOWOUT

Hi! Come by on Saturday to this and scope amazing books and zines and…

The Print Center
(1614 Latimer Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103)

Open Book
Saturday, May 16, 2:00-5:30pm
FREE and open to the public.

This event will bring together over two dozen artists presenting new publications. It will be a wonderful opportunity to collect books, meet the artists and have them personally inscribe their books. Participating artists and organizations include:
Andrea Baldeck
Katie Baldwin
Susan Bank
Ditta Baron Hoeber
Paul Cava
Common Press
Crown Point Press
Kip Deeds
Mandy Dunn
Angela Earley
Linn Edwards
Gallery 339
David Graham
Henry Horenstein
Bill McRight
Megawords
Douglas Mellor
Andrea Modica
Nick Paparone
Gregory Pizzoli
Mark Price
Stuart Rome
Laurence Salzmann
Space 1026
Emily Steinberg
Zoe Strauss
Andrew Jeffrey Wright

IT IS TRUE

Bonnie Brenda Scott turns into a teenager before our eyes on Saturday. Come celebrate at BRCM in SOKENZO. There will be noise bands obviously.

05.04 2009

HELP A GIRL OUT…

Vote for Kelley. She will hula hoop for cash money!

04.24 2009

FRIDAY @ PADLOCK

This Friday, April 24 join us for 4000 Flavors Volume 3 Zine Release Party from 8 – midnight.

4000 Flavors is a monthly-bi/monthly collection of short fiction compiled from independent writers around the world. Music and sound by Color Is Luxury (Charles Cohen + Tyler SNOWSTORM), Holy Ghost, and Swiveling Hooks. Browse and purchase zines in the gallery – music in the basement. Also on display in the gallery – ‘Momentaneousness’ – Snapshots by Emily Kovach. Donations will be collected for groups playing.

Padlock
1409 Ellsworth

04.17 2009

THIS MONDAY @ PIFAS

Dan Friel (of Parts and Labor)
Mincemeat Or Tenspeed (Worst band name of 2008 contender)
Social Junk (Get The Fuck Out!)
Cars Will Burn (cover set)

8PM
Donations
Monday 420
PIFAS
1712 North Second

04.10 2009

THIS SATURDAY @ PADLOCK

MOMENTANEOUSNESS
SNAPSHOT PORTRAITS OF PEOPLE PLACES and THINGS by EMILY KOVACH

Opening reception: Saturday April 11, 7

03.30 2009

YO – WHERE IS THIS BIG BOOTY CONVOY GOING?

… probably to Thom Lessner’s sweet new internet home page. Check it out!

Little known fact? – Thom Lessner is a famous egg painter.

03.29 2009

SYNESTHESIA @ THE PAINTED BRIDE

Synesthesia… a group exhibition opening April 3rd at The Painted Bride with a reception from 5 – 7pm.

Participating artists include: S. Damary Burgos, Roderic Coover, Matt Cue, Daniel De Jesus, Samantha Ernst, Art Fanega, Sofia Maldonado, Matt Neff, Mark Price, Dan One Polanco, Jacqueline Reis, Mario Rodriguez, John Schenk/Tantrum Tonic, Serendip, Daryl Raven Thompson, Shelley Thorstensen, Reade Vaisman, Michelle Wilson.

03.18 2009

THIS SATURDAY AT PADLOCK

Zines in the Gallery (bring yr zines for sale / trade / display) – Noise in the basement

FUCK SUNSHINE (Jewish Noise empire – from sunny SoCal.)
D FICTION (Birthday blow out)
MINCEMEAT OR TENSPEED (Still goth? – new double disc ‘ManifestWizard’ so out)
CARS WILL BURN (first show in 6 months! – all cover songs)

EARLY – 8PM Saturday March 21
PADLOCK – 1409 Ellsworth – South Philly

03.16 2009

R.I.P. Paper Crystalz

So Paper Crystals is coming down, but here’s some some flashy flash so it may live on the web FOREVER.

Thanks all for making it possible and especially Pageant Gallery, be sure to check out their next show!