NIGHT GOT QUIET NOT QUITE LIGHT
Using his signature color palette, the shades of sky blue, turquoise, baby blue, dark red or burgundy, Jim Houser gives his work an innocent almost naive feel. The paintings narrate stories about moments, experiences and emotions from the artist?s life in an unique way, using both graphic elements and symbols, and literal words. Skateboards, books, fish scales, arrows, portraits, ramps, waves and written words, are some of his favorite elements, all presented in cluster like forms and are often created using collage, acrylic, found objects, wood or fabric, blurring the lines between flat images and sculpture by forming highly textured pieces.
Jim Houser was born in 1973 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the city where he currently resides. He is a self-taught artist and an honorary member of the Philly-based artist collective Space1026. His work explores the cadence of speech, science and science fiction, sickness and disease, plants and animals, time travel, ghosts, the art of children and the gravity of fatherhood, codes and code breaking, music and music making.
Houser’s collages, paintings and installations have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States, Europe, Australia and Brazil. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art. Recently, Houser released a vinyl record of instrumental music composed to accompany his installations.
Space 1026 proudly presents:
Drums Like Mchine Guns
The Dirty Cut
Doors open at 7pm
Show at 7.30pm
a night of stand-up, short plays, video, music, dance and whatever!
Videos by The New Dreamz!
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Doors 8pm / Comedy 8:30 – 10:00 / Dance Party 10:01 – Midnight
The Silent Barn
603 Bushwick Ave.
On display from May through August, FrameWorks Studio & Gallery presents II WAYS: New Works in Paper, a two-person exhibition exploring the dichotomy of paper as a medium and featuring a selection of new works by Philadelphia-based artist Mark Price and Philadelphia-trained, Scranton native, Joseph Opshinsky.
The exhibition runs May 3 to August 10. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday 11am – 6pm.
FrameWorks Studio & Gallery
2103 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
We will be screening the winners of the 2014 Haverhill Experimental Film Festival:
Saturday, June 7th @ 7:30p
1026 Arch St, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
H.E.F.F. on 95 is a curatorial venture down Interstate 95 showcasing the winning films of the 2014 Haverhill Experimental Film Festival.
The roughly 1.5 hour program will feature national and international contemporary work in avant-garde cinema. Including everything from VHS distortion, to 16mm animation, to experimental documentaries.
CLOSING RECEPTION for Consider again, that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. A selection of individual and collaborative work by Adam Lovitz and Patrick Maguire
Friday, May 30th
Douglas Fir ((( ♫ Mix ♫ ))) featuring Meek Mill, Mincemeat Or Tenspeed, David Lynch’s ‘Return Of The Jedi’
Commas Steady Coming ((( ♫ Mix ♫ ))) featuring DJ Rashad, Narwhalz Of Sound, 2 Chainz, Moon Bounce
Ladies Night ((( ♫ Mix ♫ ))) featuring Gobby, Noo Bap, Christina Mili, People Skills
New New ((( ♫ Mix ♫ ))) featuring Steve Moore, Unguent, Nicki Minaj, Profligate
Wet ((( ♫ Mix ♫ ))) featuring Migos, Perc, Charles Cohen, Joe Lentini