Art Opening | Saturday, May 4th, 2019. 6–8PM
"How We Are Likely to Feel When Our Needs Are Being Met"
Reading | April 24th, 2019. 7PM
From "I'm Just the Drummer"
Art Opening | April 6th, 2019. 6–8PM
"All Good All the Time"
Paintings and drawings by Mike Zimmerman
Reading | March 28th, 2019
Ed Askew, Dylan Angell, Jaye Bartell
Ed Askew is a painter and singer-songwriter who lives in New York City. Born in Stamford, Connecticut, he moved to New Haven to study painting at Yale Art School in 1963 and took up, more or less, permanent residence there until leaving for New York in 1987.
After graduating from art school in 1966, Askew was called up for the draft. Not feeling particularly enthusiastic about going to war at age 26 (the Navy tried to convince him that he should apply for officer training!), he looked for a teaching job and found work at a private prep school in Connecticut. It was while teaching he started making songs; he also acquired his Martin Tiple at this time. "I must have written 25 songs that semester; all of the material on Unicorn and possibly some stuff on Little Eyes."
The singer-songwriter moved to New York for a few months n 1967 where he met Bernard Stolman of ESP Disk', who offered him a contract. Between 1968 and 1986, Ed lived, mostly, in New Haven; doing occasional shows with his band, and later doing solo shows there.
Around 1987, Ed moved to New York City, where he continues to write and record songs, and occasionally perform.
Dylan Angell is a North Carolinian who is currently based in Queens, New York. In 2016 he released the book, An Index of Strangers Whom I Will Never Forget A-Z, via his Basic Battles Books imprint. He has collaborated on two books with photographer Erin Taylor Kennedy; 2017’s I'll Just Keep On Dreaming And Being The Way I Am and 2018’s Beyond the Colosseum. He has been published in Fanzine, Fluland, Parhelion, The Travelin’ Appalachians Revue and Sleaze Magazine.
Jaye Bartell was born in Massachusetts, has lived in Asheville, NC and Buffalo, NY, and currently lives in NYC. He releases music through Sinderlyn Records, including Loyalty (2015) and Light Enough (2016), and In a Time of Trouble a Wild Exultation (2017). He was especially active with poetry in Asheville and Buffalo, during which times he released several books independently and through House Press.
Art Opening | February 27th, 2019
"A NEW WHIRLED ORDER"
Works by STO LEN
Feb 28 – March 28
Subverting the techniques of suminagashi (or floating ink), Sto uses this ancient Japanese printmaking process to create floating paintings on water using oil paint, natural debris, and even pollutants found in the waterways of New York and beyond. These "tsunaminagashi" works are printed directly from the surface of water, creating ghostly imprints that contain both natural abstractions and anthropogenic residue. Colorful interventions on found paper, maps, Vietnamese war posters, wood and fabric create a magical cartography that remaps the global while worlding new worlds into being and unmaking the colonial universe. It is printmaking as visual incantation; a pictorial spell for the uncertainty of our future.
More at stoishere.com