September 13- October 5, 2014
Opening reception: Saturday September 13th, 2014
Brian James Priest & H. Cole Wiley
Wiley's most recent work investigates the way that technology, art, and people interact; specifically the relationship that develops between the viewer and the art. Priest main areas of investigation and inspiration have been natural phenomena and interdisciplinary science, resulting in hybrid installations comprised of sound, sculpture, performance and drawing.
Priest received his BFA from Herron School of Art and Design in 2004 and a MFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2007. He recently completed a two year-long position as Visiting Lecturer at California Polytechnic State University where he instructed Sculpture, Intermedia, and Art Theory. Wiley received his BFA at Louisiana State University in 2012. He currently lives in New Orleans, LA where he works as software developer and maintains his studio practice. Additionally he is the founder of Makers of NO, a weekly maker meetup in New Orleans.
Imen Djouini, Libya Development #5, hand pulled silkscreen on Rives BFK, 19" x 26", 2014
To Bear One's Threads
Imen Djouini (Algiers Algeria, b.1987) is a visual artist who lives in New Orleans. She is currently working on her Masters of Fine Art degree at Tulane University in Printmaking. After receiving her undergraduate degree in Painting and Art History from the Maryland Institute College of Art, she moved to France to teach English, then later to New Orleans to teach French. She is a current member of the Front art collective.
Her art work employs pattern inspired by her exposure to North African textiles as a young girl. She employs various processes of printmaking including silk screen printing and installation in order to explore repetition, the formal play of cultural symbology and its shift from one cultural reading to the next. Djouini’s work has been exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally.
Imen Djouini, Iraq Development #1, hand pulled silkscreen on Rives BFK, 19" x 26", 2014
Rooms 3 & 4:
Nicola Vruwink, Love is like a Bomb, 65" x 85", cassette tape and pins
A group show exploring the way that artists use language to recontextualize image and object.
featuring Bonnie Brenda Scott, Nicola Vruwink, Ken Shaw, Jamie Solock, Ben Skinner and Raquel Meyers
Bonnie Brenda Scott- http://bonniebrendascott.tumblr.com
Nicola Vruwink- http://www.nicolavruwink.com
Ken Shaw- http://www.artistkenshaw.com
Jamie Solock- http://www.jamiesolock.com
Ben Skinner- http://benskinner.com
raquel meyers- http://www.raquelmeyers.com
Ken Shaw, I Promise, 18" x 24", acrylic and oil on canvas
Cinema Babylon is a program of shorts by emerging artist who are exploring both the tropes and excesses of narrative form, and the unraveling structure of avant garde film. Influenced by filmmakers such as George Kuchar, Kenneth Anger, Lewis Klahr, and Ericka Beckman, many of these films remain unseen for being both too narrative and too experimental. This screening is an opportunity to showcaseworks that abandon the confines of narrative cause and effect for the tenuous logic of a dream.
With support from the Millenium Film Workshop in NYC, Cinema Babylon will tour across the United States in September 2014 in an effort to bridge together like minded film communities, and to spark a discourse about new young talent.
Works by: Rachel Maclean, Stephen Quinlan, Michael Bucuzzo, Lindsay Denniberg, Mike Olenick, Gina Marie Napolitan, and Christina Kolozsvary
Hosted by The Front and Antenna Gallery
Friday September 19th, 2014 Screening starts at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Q&A to follow
Rain Location: Antenna Gallery 3718 Saint Claude Avenue press-street.com/antenna
For more info visit surrealux.com/cinema-babylon