Culture on the Cheap
FRIDAY: “Sew Draw”
I attach a press release for our next exhibition. It promises to be a stunner; both of these artists work at a prestigious gallery in Manhattan, and they should draw an interesting crowd. We’d love to get the word out to your readers.
Here’s a little information about the featured artists, Richie Lasansky and Allison Read Smith from the aforementioned press release:
Born in La Paz, Bolivia, while his parents were in the peace corps, Lasansky’s interest in drawing and art stems from an age when he could first hold a pencil. His parents being music and dance performers, he traveled around with them, constantly drawing everything he saw. For a while he thought his interest in animals would lead him to a career in science. After graduation from Hebron Academy, he studied biology at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., but upon graduation, moved to Iowa to study printmaking formally with his grandfather – Mauricio Lasansky. He spent eight years in this apprenticeship…
Allison Read Smith was born and raised in Memphis, TN and has lived and worked in NYC for the past twelve years.
Merging Southern storytelling with the more brisk pace of New York she has generated a body of work that uses pedestrian materials, such as newspaper, magazines, postal stamps, cardboard, and rubber. For this exhibition she relies mainly on roofing rubber to generate a cartoonish, malleable dark humor….
You can get (much) more information by pointing and clicking your way over the Pandemic’s web site. Check it out!
Opening Reception: November 12, 2010 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Brooklyn, New York 11211