Ben Sisto: Used Books
March 7 - 16, 2014
Opening reception: Friday March 7, 2014 7 - 10 PM
Opening hours: Sat March 8, Sun March 9, Sat March 15, Sun March 16, 2014. 10 AM - 6 PM
Good Work Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by Ben Sisto.
Taking nods from Conceptualism, and with a fondness for free culture and secondary markets, Ben Sisto’s work cuts —sometimes literally— through years of canonical figures from art history up to the present. The punningly descriptive title Used Books explains both the collected works’ methodology and sources: all materials on display have been purchased second-hand via online retailers (Albris, Abe Books, etc) and local shops (The Strand, Book Thug Nation, Spoonbill & Sugartown, etc).
More info at the Good Work Gallery page
A month-long pop-up arcade curated by Bryan Ma for Babycastles
Presented by Ace Hotel New York with support from The Armory Show
The gallery at Ace Hotel New York
20 W 29th Street, New York, NY
Opening reception March 6, 6-8pm
Free and open to the public daily, 24 hours
Art Video Games in China is an investigation into works by Chinese game designers that attempt to break the norms and subvert the mainstream narratives of the Chinese video game industry through works focused on personal expression and values. At the invitation of Ace Hotel New York, works curated by Bryan Ma will be installed into playable upright arcade cabinets designed by Babycastles featuring bold, one-of-a-kind paint jobs by local New York artists.
You approach the grand study table at Ace Hotel on March 8 2014 and are handed a multi-sided die. Looking up, you notice 200 copies of 16 unique stories. Each page is 5.5” x 8.5”. The stacks are neat. Uniform. As instructed, you roll the die 8 times, and, with each roll add one work to your collection.
Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder
7PM, Thursday Feb 20, 2014
All ages, free & open to the public
Ace Hotel New York, Boardroom
20 West 29th St, New York, NY 1001
Collaborators since 2000, Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder unite the rich traditions of the experimental film and the multi-modal sensibility of expanded cinema that emerged in the 1960s, in which the moving image was woven into the labile space of performance, sound and audience interaction. Their larger body of work explores this interstice between avant-garde film practice and the incorporation of moving images and time-based media into the museum and art gallery.
Park & Parcel
Watercolor paintings by Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder
February 5 - 28 2014
The Gallery at Ace Hotel New York
20 W 29th St, New York NY 10001
Reception February 5, 6p - 8p; Open 24 hours / day
Created in early 2013 by Brooklyn-based artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder, the works - rarely seen by the public - were originally produced in conjunction with the duo’s installation of a walk-in camera obscura in Madison Square Park. With both the camera obscura and these works, viewers are presented with a new way of viewing one of New York’s most historic neighborhoods.
More info on the Ace Hotel website
This Feb acehotel New York — nice mix of old pals from Boston and newer pals from The Apple. Free and open to the public.
Midtown, New York City
24 BY 36 is 36 artists producing 24 works overnight at Ace Hotel.
12 solo artists and 12 collaborative duos hotel-camping in New York.
We’ve invited a handful of artists to storm the castle, prompted with poems, scores, instructions, drawings, and scraps. We provide the room, the bottle of wine and the foundation-year-stile Art Bin full of charcoal sticks and kneaded erasers. And then we get out of their way.
It kicked off last week with a collaborative effort by Sto and his invited accomplice Asha Man. The two laid down a tarp, made an alter, tons of small works around said-alter, got nude, body-painted, evoked some spirits and in the end, made us a drawing.
Tonight we’re posting up with JD Samson.
Minimalist Transit Authority, 2013
'88 Jordan, leaping from the free throw.
♛ ⚑ ✦ working nonstop on new work for this… excited to “announce” my baby solo show at Ace Hotel New York, opening Dec 5. please come “vibe” ♛ ⚑ ✦
More info from the Ace Hotel calendar:
Morgan Blair’s brightly colored, hard edged amorphous forms and patterns suggest hypothetical scenarios in which personal and pop culture references interbreed to form optical absurdities. In this solo exhibition at Ace Hotel New York, site-specific murals are paired with recent paintings.
Blair’s recent works have appeared city-wide, from the pages of the New York Times to the awning ofSilent Barn, on skate decks and recently, on a cement mixing truck in collaboration with Andrea Bergart.
Blair earned a BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design in 2008 and is based in Brooklyn, NY.
Join us for an opening reception on Thursday December 5th from 6pm-8pm