NOVEMBER FILM SCREENING : JR’s ELLIS

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Picture Farm Gallery is proud to present ELLIS a film by the iconic street artist JR, the evening of November 14th 2015.

ELLIS awakens our collective memory, taking you back to the early years of Ellis Island through the experience of one immigrant.

Set in the abandoned Ellis Island Hospital complex and using JR’s UNFRAMED art installations, ELLIS tells the forgotten story of the immigrants who built America. It is the story of the ghosts of our countries past, the individuals who fled poverty, discrimination, and dictatorships, for a chance at a new life and eerily foreshadows the plight of those who currently seek the same opportunities and safety in this country and other parts of the world.

The short narrative film stars Academy Award Winner Robert De Niro, is written by Academy Award Winner Eric Roth, and is directed by the artist JR.”

 

The screening will coincide with the opening reception for Monia Lippi & Braden King’s photographic exhibition “At 36,000 Feet/ Not Stopping.

AUTUMN POP UP #2 : ANNA HARRAH 4 CORNERS

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Anna Harrah’s oil on paper work makes one conjure the distinct possibility that Kazimir Malevich and Albert Einstein had a love child who currently practices Tantric paintings.

Picture Farm Gallery is pleased to announce the opening reception for her 4 Corners  exhibition this Saturday, October 24th from 5 – 9pm.

“4 Corners is a figuration of time referencing undefined geometry terms and using the cube as a subject. Point, line, plane and set all define the parameters of inquiry.

‘Time does not move linearly, and from the four corners and literal paths that we take, we can often travel in time, experiencing things once past and altogether existing on the same plane in our sensory understandings.’

The body of work is an execution and exploration of color combination and surface tension, drawn from all things experienced, seen and forgotten. It’s a way to move through and on.”  – Anna Harrah

HOURS!

Saturday, October 24th
Reception 5pm – 9pm.

Sunday, October 25th
Gallery Hours 12 – 6pm.

Oct. 26 – Nov. 6th.
By Appointment.

 

 

Autumn Pop Up #1 : James Victore : October 17&18
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PF Gallery announces JAMES VICTORE EXHIBITION-IST, a one-weekend pop up exhibition representing the best of of the last 20 years of James Victore’s creative energy. The show includes one-of-a-kind ceramics, limited edition prints and posters and original hand painted surf and skateboards.

 

A long-time Williamsburg fixture, James has endured a long, storied and generous output of design ideas and groundbreaking conceptual think-throughs. His work has been exhibited twice at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and is represented in the permanent collections of museums worldwide including the Louvre in Paris and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. A monograph of his work titled, “Victore or, Who Died and Made You Boss?” was published by Abrams. He lives, loves and works with his wife and partner, Laura Victore in Brooklyn.”

 

“The best exhibition since Matisse”— The New York Times

 

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NIGHT OF NOIR AT THE WYTHE HOTEL

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PF Director Smriti Keshari presents “Night Of Noir” at the Wythe Hotel Cinema. Teaming up with Picture Farm Gallery and London-based film criticism journal Little White Lies, Smriti and PF Producer Arianne Culley are offering a weekly series of rare Noir films from around the world, followed by a discussion with expert critics about the creative and political context within which the film was made, bringing a deeper understanding of each film by focusing on direction techniques, sound, composition and camera movement.

Surprise guest speakers will be announced in the weeks before each engagement.

Please RSVP for this very special event!

THREE MINUTES WITH MARA CATALÁN

JULY POP UP : JIANCA LAZARUS

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Picture Farm is excited to announce a pop up exhibition and auction of the work of the photographer Jianca Lazarus. Her experiences in and out of the water, in rough and restive places and amongst some of the most interesting moments life has to offer make for amazing imagery. In a photographic orbit so often dominated by men, she has made a name for herself as one of the most exciting and ready photographers.

Her work goes up for public viewing on our walls Thursday, July 9th from 6 to 10PM. Please join us for libations, talk and the sort of camaraderie this neighborhood was once known for.

“Born in Johannesburg in 1979 and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, Jianca Lazarus learned to surf at Glen Beach and picked up her first camera at 16. She combined the two at her home breaks, but also on adventures to Kommetjie and J-Bay – because any surf trip in South Africa is an adventure. South Africa was wild enough, but wanting further adventures, Jianca packed up moved to New York City in 1996 when she was 17. Fresh out of high school and fresh off the boat, a girl with a funny accent in the big city, Jianca found work in the production side of the Film and Event industry in NYC.

 Jianca landed like a leopard in New York, finding her feet pretty quickly and working on the production side of music events like The Village Voice Siren Music festival, and also numerous TV commercials and music videos. Established in New York and with plans to travel and shoot, Jianca chose to completely focus on shooting photography professionally in 2007. 

 With four group shows and three solo shows under her belt, she now roams the world like a bedouin photographer, dividing her time between New York, Hawaii, along with quick trips to El Salvador and wherever else catches her fancy. Raised in the split culture of South Africa, Jianca is fascinated by the world’s cultures on land and at sea, from deep water surfing in El Zonte to the dusty colorful streets in the township of Guguletu. Being a complete free spirit self- taught she captures vibrant dynamic use of color and the truth no matter how bad or good it can be and shows with clarity facets of life that the world often regard with blind eyes.”

 

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JUNE SHOW : VISUAL CLAVE AT PICTURE FARM GALLERY

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Following on the footsteps of Mara Catalan’s photo show, Picture Farm Gallery continues on the theme of neighborhood archivism, presenting Pablo Yglesias’ “Visual Clave : 50 Years of Latin Album Cover Design.” In partnership with the Bronx Music Heritage Center, PF Gallery will be displaying the visual references and groundbreaking compositions that defined the look and feel of Salsa music, a distinctly Nuyorican creation with origins in our own neighborhood of Williamsurg, Brooklyn.

“This exhibit explores the evolution of Latin music album cover art over the last 50 years, paying critical attention to issues of identity and aesthetics through depictions of Hispanic people and cultures, with an emphasis on historical context and the unsung graphic artists who helped present Latin music — and its attendant socio-cultural themes — to the world. Visual Clave’s premise is that the record jacket is not just an ephemeral mass-produced object to be relegated to the trash heap of a bygone era, but rather a unique 12 by 12 inch window onto a culture’s soul.”

As we are presenting this show in Brooklyn with the BMHC in the Bronx, there will be two distinct openings.

BROOKLYN OPENING: Saturday, June 6th, 5-9pm
PICTURE FARM GALLERY
338 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg,BK, NY
BRONX OPENING : June 5, 2015 – 5:00 PM
Bronx Music Heritage Center Lab
1303 Louis Niné Boulevard, Bronx NY

To find out more about this event, check out the Facebook Event page…

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“Time To Give” Raises $14k for Nepal Relief

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Yvonne Gonzalez had had the wonderful idea of turning our annual Mi Escuelita children’s art celebration into a fund raising event for Nepal and did so to maximum effect, raising $14,000 for Helter Shelter. It was an incredible day of performance and generous family time in the gallery space. Massive thanks to Yvonne and all the Mi Escuelita teachers and parents who made the event beautiful and effective.

More about this event here…

 

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NEPAL FUNDRAISER & CHILDREN’S ART SHOW POP UP MAY 16th

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Mi Escuelita is hosting a charity auction in the Picture Farm Gallery space as part of their annual PF Gallery Children’s Art Show.
Saturday May 16th starting at 11 AM.

Local artists, photographers, designers & restaurants have donated for this great cause, of which all proceeds with go to HelsterShelterNepal,  an organization that provides tents to families who have no homes. HelterShelterNepal are also working on longer term Sanitation and Water Pump Projects for areas damaged by the earthquake.

If you can contribute please email yvonne@miescuelitabrooklyn.com

Please join us for this great community day filled with art, music, food and drinks.

MAY FILM SCREENING : HANA INOCHI

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