Thursday, March 24, 2011

Art Happenings: NYC: Thursday!

Two openings tonight, not to be missed! First, head up to Queens, Queens College Art Center. 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing, NY 11367 for a peek inside Looking for Home.

Looking for a Home is a work -in- progress installation which concerns the themes of consumerism and the culture of disposal, recalling environmental awareness in the realm of domesticity. For one month this installation will monitor and examine the rejection of household objects, which are often thrown away while still in usable condition.

This space is being populated with found furniture and domestic objects dumped on the streets of the New York metropolitan area. It will grow out of sidewalk finds that the artists make during their residency. The objects are cleaned, repaired and categorized; the progress is monitored and then documented. The resulting piece will be a fully or partially equipped living environment, depending on the luck of the findings.

The objects, which assumingly have been replaced by new commodities are, in Looking for a Home, kept relevant by the artists’ discovery. This site-specific environment reflects the state of abundance and rejection in the item‘s found location. While the sale of anonymously mass-produced household objects is encouraged by the supportive framework of fictional stories around the objects and designers, Looking for a Home focuses on the stories of the objects’ lives and their use, adding an enriching personal layer of a real story connected to specific people and their environment.

The public is encouraged to use this space as a working area, and to share thoughts/comments on the items. Since Looking for a Home is a work in progress, please follow its development on site and online here.

Open Studio at Queens College Art Center, Thursday March 24, 5-8PM of Marek and Kristyna Milde's installation project, Looking for Home.

Then head on down to the Lower East Side for Silent Noise Art Opening and Auction at Gallery Bar, 120 Orchard St. NY, NY.

Silent Noise is a silent art auction and party curated by Alexandria LaPorte and Chris Barreto, featuring the work of 25 emerging New York City artists. SilentNoise is a mixed medium show including photography, sculpture, illustration, painting, and mixed media.

Thursday, March, 24th at Gallery Bar, bidding from 6:30-10pm. All opening bids $50 or less.

At the SilentNoiseNYC Tumblr page you can preview the work that will be up for auction tonight.

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