New York, NY, March 4, 2013 — Picture Farm Gallery presents “Within Sight: Photographers for Recovery”, a group photography show curated by professional surfer and filmmaker Mikey DeTemple to launch March 14th, 2013 at the gallery’s space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
“Within Sight” showcases large scale photographic prints from several of the most dynamic surf photographers in the industry including donated pieces by Dane Peterson, Nick LaVecchia, Todd Glaser, Chris Burkard, Zak Bush, Ryan Struck, Matt Clark and Chris Pfeil. All works feature one of a kind, wooden frames crafted from reclaimed pieces of the now-destroyed boardwalk.
The disastrous effects of Hurricane Sandy are still a daily reality for numerous individuals and businesses decimated by the storm in October. “Within Sight” is born from the surf community’s desire to reinvigorate awareness and continued community support around this fact.
“As with so many other natural disasters, the attention span regarding the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy has been a woefully short one,” says Picture Farm’s Toddy Stewart. “Months have passed and media attention and public awareness of the plight of Sandy victims has waned- relief efforts are turning into recovery and rebuilding and now more than ever we need to get behind these projects or face possible calamitous results for those living in the wake of the disaster.”
Following Sandy the local and national surf community responded with fierce and rapid grassroots efforts – volunteering, organizing and donating to the relief cause in huge numbers. This energy and speed was borne out of an indelible personal connection to those coastal communities and the dire needs of friends and family that were affected.
An opening night party and silent benefit auction will be held on March 14th, 2013. All proceeds from the sale will benefit Waves for Water, (www.wavesforwater.org) a non-profit organization founded by former professional surfer Jon Rose and the charity’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Initiative that focuses on supporting individuals and businesses in New York and New Jersey surf-based coastal communities hardest hit.
“Community mobilization has been the success story of the recovery effort so far, neighbors helping neighbors and smaller grassroots organizations like Waves for Water taking a direct, hands on approach to relief and rebuilding,” DeTemple explains. “It is our hope that Within Sight will reinvigorate the energy of the surf community in continued support of Sandy efforts as we head into spring.”
About Mikey DeTemple
Mikey DeTemple is a New York native, professional surfer and filmmaker. Matt Pruett, editor of Eastern Surf Magazine, described Mikey this way: “Few surfers personify the essence of modern East Coast long boarding like Mikey DeTemple –classic yet rebellious, stylish but aggressive, competitive though utterly soulful.” Mikey has been an integral the East Coast’s surf scene since the age of 16, when he won his first pro contest and became a staple in the world of pro surfing. He has graced the covers of numerous worldwide surf publications and produced two of the best-selling surf films of the past several years.
Since Hurricane Sandy, Mikey has been constantly active in the relief effort, coordinating and participating in volunteer rebuilding efforts, hosting multiple events, donating artwork for fundraising purposes and using his high profile to keep attentions focused on the continuing needs of those affected.
About Picture Farm Gallery
Picture Farm Gallery was opened in response to what is perceived as a diminishing community vibe in the increasingly populated neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It looks to support local artists and concerns, giving month-long solo and group shows to friends, friends of friends, and friends of friends of friends during a season stretching from March to November. Picture Farm Gallery also acts as a community center for volunteer efforts for Hurricane Sandy relief and provides a creative space for local crafts people.
About Waves for Water
Waves for Water works on the front-line to provide clean water solutions to communities in need around the world. They work with world leaders and strategic partners who take a “no-nonsense” attitude toward making global change. Waves for Water is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 by former professional surfer Jon Rose and supported by Hurley International.
Within Sight is generously sponsored by Reef and Raen.
Saturday, February 23rd:
Analogue film photography 10:30- 11:30
How to use your digital camera 12:00-1:00
Textile printing class 1:30-3:00
Knot tying 3:30-4:30
Sunday, February 24th:
Lettering class 11-12:30
Blades Beauty Course 4:00-6:30
Saturday, March 2nd:
Make your own bows and arrows 11:00- 12
Textile printing class pt. 2 1:30-3pm
Sunday, March 3rd:
Indigo dye class 12:30-2:30
Saturday, March 3rd
Kadinsky artist’s series (kids) 10:30- 11:30
Picasso artist’s series (kids) 12:00-1:00
Make your own cleaning 2:00-3:30
Sunday, March 24th
Lettering class 11:00-12-:30
Picture Farm Gallery is excited to host LDBA classes starting January 20th.
L’Ecole Des Beaux Arts offers artistic and skill-based classes taught by artists and tradespeople in the neighborhood and from around the world.
Classes and workshops are carefully selected, organized monthly, and kept small for an optimal learning environment.
Classes are available for purchase here!
In light of so many events this year, so much loss, so many emotional hits, it’s great to get people together in a big room and chat. That’s what happened last night at the Brooklyn Surf Flea at the Picture Farm Gallery. Lots of great people talking to other great people. Lots of people turning out to both do what they do while contributing a bit to recovery. And while the cold rain kept some at bay, heaps of people showed up to peruse the wares and soak up some space. Ceasar and Annie did an outstanding job organizing and managing the event, getting all the vendors together and making sure all the Lagunitas flowed like wine. As the recovery process slowly urns into a rebuilding process it will be important to keep the community energy up and activated.
The Picture Farm Gallery is grateful for the opportunity to provide a space for the Brooklyn Surf Flea Market happening this coming Sunday, December 16th. There will be music, drinks, good times and great shopping from 2 to 8 PM. If you’re in the neighborhood (or outside the neighborhood) come by to say hi and soak up the community. Antonio and I will be there puttering around, making trouble and selling the latest issue of WAX Magazine. This is a Sandy Relief fundraising event. A portion of all the proceeds are going to help the rebuilding needs of the aftermath, so come out and enjoy a leisurely Sunday afternoon that could do some good in our world.
There are a number of great local artists and products represented and selling their wares…
Glassy Brooklyn Beach Lava Girl Surf Merbags Local Surf School Rosel Patagonia
Toxic Surf Pallotta Photo Milton Carter York Surf Joseph Pfeiffer Hive Salt Surf
Loomstate Scotty Mike Ming Goldies Glide Surf Co WAX Mag Imaginary Surf Co
Paper Mag‘s write up on Christian Joy’s show at Picture Farm.
And coverage in Fashionista.
Due to the Frankenstorm, we are postponing Christian Joy’s opening until next week. It will be held same time, same place Friday, November 9th!
We are pleased to announce that Costume & Textile Designer, Christian Joy, will be bringing her Tokyo exhibit, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Shrimp?” to New York City! Picture Farm Gallery will be hosting the exhibition and will include an open bar, sponsored by Night of Joy and Figenza Fig Vodka Flavored Vodka as well as a live performance by Bubbles.
But why stop there? Be sure to join us for the after party at Night Of Joy with Jason P. Grisell of Bubbles will be DJ’ing dance cuts for the floor along with very special Guest DJ, Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs! Mark your calendars, folks! This is going to be a show for the ages!
Friday, November 9th
Fellow Garden Partier, Christian Joy speaks to Rolling Stone about all sorts of grooviness. Keep an eye out in November for a show of Christian’s amazing work to be on display at PF Gallery!!!
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2 (6 – 9PM)
Josh Damon Goldberg is an artist who loves to provoke materials. The work can be about science, math nature, balance, imbalance-all the dualities within the viewer preconceptions. Over the last 10 years it has evolved from a stringent study of singular elements to a more autobiographical sensory experience. The paintings themselves represent a vast array of emotions and visual splendor.
“My work is about taking the simplest ideas and exploring them to breathtaking extents. Take a single pen for instance, and pull it across a page; horizontally it is soothing, creating a horizon, vertical it creates a division peering out of the page. Cross the two and you create quadrants, a tension that repeats and networks again into cells. As the lines multiply, so does the effect and the readability, the images, or even narrative that it brings to mind. Dissecting a canvas with lines, bisecting and intersecting the picture plane, creating shapes within and beyond. Blurring the distinction of what is positive and or what is negative space. To create art about the instant interaction of material and artist that is focused and fuzzy all at once. “
COOL BEVERAGES PROVIDED BY SOUTH’S TRIBECA,
BROOKLYN BREWERY & VITACOCO
MUSICAL NOTES BY DJ FRENCHY
PICTURE FARM GALLERY
338 WYTHE AVE
btwn S. 1st & S. 2nd Sts
Exhibition will be on display thru August 31st
Gallery Hours are Monday-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm