TWO MOONS : MIKE NELSON & MATT CLARK

-It Doesn’t Not Work IV & Picture Farm Gallery is proud to present-

TWO MOONS : A NEW YORK SURF PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT

If you’ve spent any time surfing in the greater New York metropolitan urban center area you should acquaint yourself with two of the more luminous characters in the scene. Often quiet in their own ways their relationship with New York surfing is long and celebrated. Mike Nelson and Matt Clark are fixtures in the New York Surf scene,  documenting almost every swell between the two of them since 1990. Add to that the that both have recently bagged SURFER Magazine covers and the opportunity presents itself to witness the work of two surf photographers in the hard earned flow of observation and perspective.

Matthew Clark (b. 1983) is an American photographer born and raised in New York. Clark’s work explores his relationship with the ocean through intimate portraits of breaking surf with the intention of capturing something private,  personal, and unique about each wave. His photographs are the delicate, yet powerful, and capture elements of moving water and reflections of light in churning surf. The ability to capture these moments come from his expertise in water from a lifetime of surfing in New York and experience in the cold Atlantic water. His work was recently featured as the first ever image of a New York wave on the cover of Surfer Magazine and was awarded the 2nd Annual Follow the Light Foundation Grant in 2007 by Surfing Magazine.

Mike Nelson is a self taught photographer that has been capturing images of the surfing world for the past 20 years. Mike’s photographs have been featured in some of the largest editorial and advertising campaigns across the globe. Mike also  co-owns and operates unsound surf shop, a fixture in the Long Beach scene and can be found almost patiently waiting for the next major swell just like any shop grom.

Two Moons highlights the two contrasting styles of both Matt Clark and Mike Nelson. They can both be shooting the same swell, at the same surf spot with the same surfers and will come up with completely different results and points of view. Few photographers have as great of access as Matt and Mike do to some of the best surfers and surf spots in the New York/New Jersey surf world.

The Two Moons’ will enjoy an opening reception on Friday April 21, 2017 at Picture Farm Gallery in Brooklyn and is part of the annual It Doesn’t Not Work Surfcraft Design Symposium

Libations will be provided by Austin Eastciders

IT DOESN’T NOT WORK : EPISODE IV

That time of year is upon us here at the PF Gallery. That time of year when the inundation of emails with images of crazy surfcraft fills our inbox.

Picture Farm Gallery is pleased to announce (for the 4th time) the advent of the It Doesn’t Not Work Surf Craft Design Symposium Event of Champions.

IDNW is a surf craft exposition that explores the process of the art & craft of surf-riding design, the event aims to discuss these experimental shapes, work-in-progress projects and tried-and-true formulas. It is a time of conversation and camaraderie, good times and good razzing. Largely local to the Northeastern East Coast Coastal Neighborhood, IDNW is truly open to all geographic comers provided they can pay their own way.

The submission hotline is open.

MEDITATION SERIES AT PF GALLERY

because sundays are for rest . . .

we warmly invite you to join us for a series of late afternoon Spring meditations for moments of pause, breath & reflection.
 
Starting this Sunday,  March 19th 4-5:30.
 
Gatherings will consist of an introduction to the astrological and numerology forecast for Spring 2017, breathing exercises and observing your own light and deep breathing patterning and a warm up and down of movements of the Kundalini Yoga tradition. This workshop is designed for both the beginner and the advanced practitioner, those who are seeking an opportunity to slow down and take a moment of reflection and breathe and shed some of that Winter-ness.
 
*The first session will work to clear the first three chakras in the energetic body. We will explore themes of security, self-acceptance,  desire, creativity, personal power and commitment. 
 
*The second session will focus exclusively on the fourth chakra of the heart, known as the balance point between the higher and lower centers of the body. We will navigate the concepts of forgiveness, acceptance, and compassion for self and other.
 

*The third session will elaborate on the higher centers; chakras five through seven. We will explore topics of universal truth, intuition, and transcendence.

 

Come to one or all three offerings and sit with our beautiful community and expose yourself to the magic and essence of you.
where?
Picture Farm
338 Wythe Ave
Williamsburg Brooklyn
when?
Sunday March 19th 4-5:30pm
Sunday April 2nd 4-5:30 pm
Sunday May 7th 4-5:30pm
how much?
Each session $35
Purchase all three for $80

 
About Marina Trejo

Marina Trejo has been studying movement and wellness since childhood, her young life permeated by dance, music, Pilates, Yoga and an unconventional childhood spent mainly on the beach in Southern California.  At JL Body Conditioning of Del Mar, CA, she apprenticed and began her first immersion of Pilates study under former Martha Graham dancer Julian Littleford from 1992 to 1993 . She began full time teaching at Astrid de Wild Studios in Santa Barbara, CA from 1993 to ’97. After relocating to New York, she would teach at Power Pilates from 2001- 2006, concurrently opening the Brooklyn Pilates studio happy now flat belly in 2003. In 2008 she relocated to Marina Trejo Pilates on the Southside of Williamsburg in Brooklyn.

Marina has continued her examinations of alternative modalities and holistic health, studying anatomy under Irene Dowd, receiving her 200 hr Yoga certification thru Om Yoga in 2004 and becoming a New York State Board licensed esthetician via the Christine Valmy school in 2011. She continues to study other movement modalities, bodywork and sacred teachings that inform her teaching. She has been featured in Vogue, NY Magazine and T Magazine. She resides in Brooklyn NY with her beautiful husband and 2 boys.

About Alejandro Lázaro

Founder and Meditation Advisor of UntoSelf, Alejandro is a certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher based in New York City. He specializes in creating personalized meditation routines for clients from all walks of life using a method of numerology as taught by Master Yogi Bhajan. Through one-on-one sessions, group workshops and retreats, Alejandro strives to be a mirror for your own personal growth and development in this life.

Learn more at  marinatrejo.com
2017 PICTURE FARM FILM FESTIVAL : MARCH 24-25-26 : THIS COMING WEEKEND

Picture Farm is proud to announce the 2017 edition of the Picture Farm Film Fest, with a program made up of: Global Environment Issues for the Local Audience, Black Voices in Independent Film, Defying Gender Identity Labels and Untold Stories of Struggle & Change from Around The World.

Opening night will feature the New York premiere of “The Memory of Fish” Friday, March 24th at 7:30 pm with a post-screening Q&A with director Jennifer Galvin.

Saturday March 25th we have show three distinct programs:

QUEER CITY begins at 1:30 pm, featuring shorts addressing Defying Gender Identity Labels.

LADIES WITH LENSES presents at 4:30 pm, featuring Films About Women Made By Women.

POSITIVELY BLACK at 7:30 pm with Black Voices in Independent Film.

Each program will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

Sunday March 26th we will present a shorts program followed by a closing feature:

Kicking off at 2:30 pm, OUR EARTH LIKE NEVER BEFORE with shorts tackling Global Environment Issues for the Local Audience.

At 6:30 pm our closing film “After Spring” will be preceded by “That’s Where War Became Personal For Me”

To reserve a seat, check out the Brown Paper Tickets page… 


Massive Thanks to Adorama, Explosion Robinson, Sprout Home, Zio Baffa wines, and Pabst Blue Ribbon who are helping make this festival far more interesting and delicious.

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FEBRUARY SHOW : EXIT LIGHT

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Picture Farm is proud to announce our first full show of the 2017 season, Exit Light, opening Friday February 3rd. The group exhibition celebrates the photography and study of the up and coming and otherwise-engaged.

Picture Farm Gallery, is the more passion-project face of Picture Farm Production, a commercial photo, video & content production company. The photographers in the show are culled from the photo assistants, assistant editors, producers and filmmakers who flatter our daily working life in so many other roles.

Picture Farm’s Cleveland Jones and Stefania Consarino have teamed up with the photo collective Gasoline to curate the show, which will be a silent auction on opening night with all proceeds going to the artists and to the World Food Program.

PICTURE FARM FILM FESTIVAL 2017 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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Now in its third year, Picture Farm Film Festival will be happening on the weekend of 3/24-3/26 2017

We are accepting submissions for short films addressing these topics:

• Films About Women Made By Women

• Global Environment Issues for the Local Audience

• Black Voices in  Independent Film

• Defying Gender Identity Labels

• Untold Stories of Struggle & Change from Around The World

We will review feature film submissions on a case by case basis. We accept Narratives, Documentaries, Animated Films, Experimental Works, Music Videos, and Teaser / Trailers.

Click here to submit

December Pop Up Oroboro Sale

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November Pop Up : “Silhouettes”

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Picture Farm Gallery is proud to announce our November neighborhood artisan pop-up for November…

Today, denim whisperer Merica Lee and ceramic artist Erin Clancy announced “Silhouettes”, a one-day shopping event on Sunday, November 13th at Picture Farm Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  

The collaborators are teaming up to produce the one-day pop-up, which will feature new product lines from both designers.  Lee will be selling a pair of her coveted bell-bottom jeans customized by embroidery star Sophie Lockhart, along with additional one-of-a-kind trousers treated with airbrush and ice-dye.  (Standard Merica Lee jeans retail for $325, and one-off collaborations will be $425.)

Clancy has just completed an assortment of stoneware featuring raw texture, hand-painted patterns, and gold luster.  Inspired by the color and forms of the Spanish and New York landscape, the new home and tableware collection will retail from $25 – $100.  Floral studio Huntress will create ikebana-style flower arrangements inspired by Clancy’s pieces, and will have bouquets available for purchase as well.

Clancy and Lee began collaborating last year, when Lee launched her eponymous denim line with an unmissable, butt-boosting silhouette sewn from raw 14 oz. denim in classic blue.  When Lee added a white denim option to her collection, Clancy created a series of one-of-a-kind beads to adorn the laces on the jeans’ rear.  Each stoneware bead is hand-rolled, cut, formed and painted.

ERIN LOUISE CLANCY is a visual and ceramic artist based in Queens, New York.  She utilizes traditional practices to celebrate the home, daily rituals, and the urban landscape, and believes beauty resides in everyday objects.  Erin creates limited edition collections for the home, as well as commissioned work for coffee shops and restaurants (including Cafe Grumpy, Diner, and Tygershark).  erinlouiseclancy.com

MERICA LEE, drummer for the rock outfit Naked Heroes, based her signature style on a treasured pair of heavyweight, sailor-style dungarees.  Made in New York City’s Garment from nearly indestructible raw Japanese denim, the jeans have been called “magical” and “butt-changing” by Lee’s rapidly growing base of devotees, which includes Parker Posey, model Jamie Bochert, and androgynous style icon Andre J.  mericalee.com

HUNTRESS is a Brooklyn-based floral studio inspired by wildly opulent equatorial designs, spirit of place, a mood or feeling in time, cross-cultural savoir-faire, the tropics, botanical exploration, and natural oddities. Founded by Alicia McDole, the company specializes in weddings, events, private installations, and floral styling.  huntressbotanica.com

Sunday, November 13th
12 – 6 PM
Picture Farm Gallery
338 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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SEPTEMBER PIN-UP : CAMILA FALQUEZ “BODY OF WORK”

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We are proud to announce photographer Camila Falquez is presenting a pin-up show at Picture Farm Gallery.

Ms Falquez has travelled the world shooting for L’Officiel Mexico, VEIN Magazine, Hermés, The Sartorialist, Garance Dore, Harpers Bazaar, Esquire, Fashion TV, Nice Things, Grazia Magazine and ICON Magazine.

BODY OF WORK outlines some her personal vision of human form,“…examining the ephemeral nature of body movement. Our physical relationship with the environment is one expressed by motion, she says through her photography…” as covered in an article about the show featured in WILD Magazine.

Visual excerpts of this work were also recently highlighted in VICE Magazine’s “New Generation of Photographers In Columbia” feature.

Doors open at 7PM at the PF Gallery space at 338 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn NY, 11249

 

 

AUGUST POP UP : PAUL COLT

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Picture Farm Gallery is proud to present the imagery of Paul Colt in the gallery space for a one week pop up starting this coming Saturday night.

Mr. Colt has been described as “local zen master of the Lower East Side, a painter and veritable raconteur from some nightmare dreamscape involving Melvin Van Peebles, Gil Scott Heron, Henry Miller, and Louis-Ferdinand Céline.”

And while many don’t know his real name (some say Chavis, Colt, Seale…his alias assumed to avoid heat from his days in the Black Liberation Army) his outside-inside art, his anti-Symbolist hagiography matched with his outsized persona offers a glimpse into a creative mind seldom experienced.

Paul Colt Opening Reception
August 27th 6PM to 9PM
Picture Farm Gallery
338 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, New York