COLE BARASH : “SIX GIRLS SIX CITIES” BOOK RELEASE, MARCH 6 2015 6-10 PM

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SIX GIRLS SIX CITIES BEGAN AS A CONCEPT I SIMPLY COULDNT GET OUT OF MY HEAD, SOMETHING I COULDNT SLEEP ON. LAST YEAR I TOOK THE GAMBLE: SIXTY ROLLS OF FILM, A ONEWAY TICKET AROUND THE WORLD, AND A BLIND SHOT AT MAKING SOMETHING UNIQUE.

I WAS LOOKING TO CREATE A SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS THAT JUXTAPOSED A GIRL TO A CITY: A HUMAN TO A PLACE. MY PLAN WAS TO PHOTOGRAPH A GIRL IN STUDIO, ON FILMAND THEN REEXPOSE THE SAME ROLL WHILE EXPLORING EACH CITY ON FOOT. SIX GIRLS AND SIX CITIES, TOKYO, MOSCOW, LONDON, SAO PAULO, PARIS, NEW YORK, AND NOT KNOWING WHAT WOULD HAPPEN. NOTHING WOULD BE PREMEDITATED EVERY COMBINATION HAD TO BE BY CHANCE

BY COMPOSING MY SUBJECTS IN DOUBLE EXPOSURES ON A SINGLE ROLL OF FILM, I HAD FOUND AN ORGANIC WAY TO CAPTURE THE COMPLEX UNITY OF INDIVIDUAL AND ENVIRONMENT. WHILE EXPLORING THE SUBTLE TENSIONS CIRCULATING BETWEEN PSYCHE, CONTEXT, TEXTURE, AND POPULATION, I WAS ALSO DISCOVERING NEW ELEMENTS OF AN URBAN LIFE IN WHICH I HAD BEEN LIVING FOR YEARS

AS A RESULT OF CREATING THIS SERIES, I FEEL THAT I HAVE BECOME MORE DEEPLY CONNECTED WITH MY MEDIUM. SIX GIRLS SIX CITIES EMBODIES A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF PROCESS AND CONTENT THAT OPENS DOORS FOR EXCITING NEW FORMS OF EXPRESSION. AS AN INDIVIDUAL, I HAVE BEEN BROUGHT INTO CONTACT WITH MY ENVIRONMENT BY A RADICAL SENSE OF UNITY; A CONNECTION THAT, IN A WAY, ONLY THESE PICTURES CAN REALLY DESCRIBE.

– COLE BARASH

FEBRUARY POP UP : APOTHEKE TRUNK SHOW

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THE 2015 PICTURE FARM FILM FESTIVAL

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The Picture Farm Film Festival is back! Join us on February 7th and 8th for films, discussion, popcorn and beer.

This event is free and open to the public. Feel free to come and go as you please throughout the day.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7th

2:00pm: Opening Reception

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3:00pm: SHORTS / HELP!

Crystal / Chell Stephen
Here / Susan Barry
Lady Secrets / Lori Damiano
Neighbors / Brandon Boudreaux
Keys, Money, Phone / Roger Young
Tondo / John Ortiz
Down In Flames / William J. Stribling
Q&A to follow with participating directors

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5:30pm: SHORTS / PAST & FUTURE

Dear Lucas / Winnie Cheung
The Race of Gentlemen / Mark Foster
Permission / Thomas Emmet Ashton
T’s World / Ramon Bloomberg
Body / Christopher Baker
Toñita’s / Sebastian Diaz & Beyza Boyacioglu
Q&A to follow with participating directors

Stolen Moments

8:00pm FEATURE

Stolen Moments: Red Hot & Cool / Earle Sebastian
Q&A & Reception to follow

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8th

3:30pm: Bar Opens

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4:00pm: SHORTS / GOOD INTENTIONS

Playtime / Hamad Al-Tourah
The Ballad of Lo Man Willie / Derin Thorpe & Peter Zusman
Kumeyaay / Dylan Verrechia
W8 / Rik Cordero & Dion Sapp
Ask / Agnes Bolt & Arthur Jones
The World Is As Big Or As Small As You Make It / Rachel Grady & Heidi Ewing
Are You Jewish? / Josh Wolff
Off The Line / Patrick Burns Jr.
Public Square / Rachel Grady & Heidi Ewing
Q&A to follow with participating directors

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6:30pm: SHORTS / FILM FATALES

Side Effects / Traven Rice
Elvis Loses His Excess & Other Tales From The World’s Longest Yard Sale / Riley Hooper
Trapped Girl / Beth Spitalny
Surf / Janice Biggs
Kids On Gender / Jasmine Pitt
Roses In Winter / Joanna Bowzer
The Birdman / Jessie Auritt
Q&A to follow with participating directors

PICTURE FARM
338 Wythe Ave
btwn S. 1st & S. 2nd Streets
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

A very special thanks to our generous sponsors!
Fast Ashley’s 
& Bronx Brewery

 

TEETH WILL BE PROVIDED : PF GALLERY’S JANUARY SHOW FEATURING MATTHEW LUSK

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Picture Farm is proud to present Teeth Will Be Provided, new works on canvas by Matthew Lusk.
It is his second exhibition with the gallery.

Originally conceived as studies for larger installations, the works on exhibit are drawings that consist of chalk and charcoal on flat black canvas panels salvaged from an earlier exhibition at the Goethe Institut that the artist designed and built. The visual vocabulary of this crazed goup of drawings will seem familiar to cosmopolitan types; all of the images have been lifted and altered from cartoons that originally appeared in the New Yorker. Though all of the pieces deal with physical spaces as their subject, their wrecked and wracked human inhabitants make these more than proposals for physical built environments. They function as surreal and perverse Public Service Announcements; promotional materials for decadent contemporary existentialism.

The exhibition title comes from a fabricated tale of Christ that struck the artist as joke with especially New Yorker qualities:

“Truly I tell you, in no one in Israel have I found such faith.  I tell you, many will come from east and west and will eat with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, while the heirs of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” 

A disciple asked, “But Master, what of those who have no teeth?”   

And Jesus replied, “Teeth will be provided.”

The exhibition opens Friday, January 9 with a reception from 6-10 pm.
(A small, bespoke bar has been built by the artist for this purpose.)

A special musical performance will take place on the 24th of January featuring Dana SchecterLynn WrightAlgis KyzisPete Simonelli, and Vincent Signorelli.
Doors open at 7 PM.

A closing reception will take place on Saturday the 31st.

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The Make-shift, Last-Minute PF Holiday Good-Time

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Tonight at Picture Farm Gallery HQ : a lovely evening with this incredible artist, and a few lesser, if enthusiastic lights! Picture Farm Gallery will be presenting Yuri Shimojo‘s latest year-long mural in our narthex vestibule antechamber of honor and art from State Of Wonder.

It’s an informal event to celebrate community and the changing from the Year of the Horse to the year of the Sheep/Ram/Goat! Stop by 338 Wythe Ave 6-9ish. Bring a bottle of wine and we’ll order pizza or somethin’.

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UPCOMING JANUARY SHOW : M.LUSK COMMENTARIES

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We received a sneak peak of sculptor/collagist/memoirist/cartoonist Matthew Lusk’s work-in-progress for his upcoming January presentation at teh PF Gallery. Stay tuned for exact dates for both the reception and a series of salon happenings he will be curating.

NOVEMBER SHOW : EARLE SEBASTIAN CURATES “RAW – DOCUMENTARY FASHION IMAGES FROM AFRICA”

The Picture Farm Gallery is very excited to host this show curated by Earle Sebastian. The imagery is potent and timeless and serves as a striking comment on the meeting place of fashion, identity and contemporary Africa.

 

 

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OCTOBER 30 : PERSONAL TRUTHS POP UP EXHIBITION

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A BLAST FORM THE SUMMER PAST

TWO MINUTES WITH ERIC T. WHITE