Year 3, Exhibition 4
ANTHONY VITI, SPANK BANK 2018

Exhibition Dates: February 02nd – 28th, 2018 
Opening Reception: Friday, February 02nd, 7:00-9:30pm

Art During the Occupation Gallery is PROUD to welcome you to artist Anthony Viti's solo exhibition, "SPANK BANK 2018," a continuation and re-exploration of his wildly evocative series of paintings made from moving blankets. Earlier work from this series was first shown in 2015 at Leslie Lohman Project Space.

Artist Statement: In addition to the shift of prevention strategies, there is the growing movement to criminalize non-disclosure of HIV status, creating more stigma and more hurdles to talk about HIV. Within the narrowing social space for all to take responsibility for risk, I’ve chosen to give full disclosure in my work, where I explore the erotic identity of HIV positive sero-status as an act of defiance and pride. In my current work Spank Bank, I want to spur thought about sex, HIV, and its place in our lives. In this series, I work with packing blankets, whose original purpose is protective. They are soft and pliable. I would often use them in sex play. They cushioned hard surfaces and absorb fluids you might encounter during sex. These images are culled from cruising sites, manipulated in Photoshop, projected on to the blanket, then rendered by cutting the outer surface exposing the inner stuffing. Surface and interior, legibility and illegibility, objectification and cooperation that circles around notions of of vulnerability, risk, desire and a future.

Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick


(formerly Christopher Stout Gallery, New York)

119 Ingraham Street
Ground Floor Main Gallery in the Brooklyn Fire Proof Building
Brooklyn, New York 11237
Metro Stop: L Train, Morgan Street Stop 

Gallery Hours: Friday and Saturday Noon-6:00pm, Sunday 1-5pm, and also by private appointment.

 


Year 3, Incubator Project
Eric Gottshall with Juecheng Chen and Adriana Norat, HELMET MINDSETS

Exhibition Dates: January 28th – 29th, 2018 
Nightly 1 Hour Performances: 8:00-9:00pm

Art During the Occupation Gallery is PROUD to welcome you to HELMET MINDSETS, a two-night avant-garde expositions of helmets and sounds as interpreted by:

Eric Gottshall, Multimedia Artist
Juecheng Chen, Conceptual Countertenor

Adriana Norat, Composer

and performed by Debbie Mausner, Chava Lansky, Lexie Thrash and Juecheng Chen...

Through a unique combination of singing, sound design and augmented reality, the artists and perfomers of HELMET MINDSETS will reveal a universal expose of humanity in the face of authority.
The countertenor voice and special helmets (F.A.C.E. UNITS), will simultaneously react to impressions of authority in a sonic environment. Each helmet (F.A.C.E. Unit) presents an entirely unique set of observational constraints. Each party will manifest in the bellow societal archetype.

Act I: Self-Righteous: Through a series of mirrors, F.A.C.E. Unit “Voyeur-Vision” forces the wearer to stair unabashedly at their own genitalia, whilst only allowing a very small opening through which to view the rest of his/her/their surroundings.

Act II: Passive: Through a single angled mirror, F.A.C.E. Unit “Foresight” forces the wearer to stair at only the small patch of ground encircling his/her/their feet.

Act III: Activist: Through a series of fiber optic cables/microphones linking the fingers of two wearers to the helmet face of the wearer three, F.A.C.E. Unit “Group Vision” directs light, color, movement, and sound to the central helmet wearer.


Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick


(formerly Christopher Stout Gallery, New York)

119 Ingraham Street
Ground Floor Main Gallery in the Brooklyn Fire Proof Building
Brooklyn, New York 11237
Metro Stop: L Train, Morgan Street Stop 

 


Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick is a not for profit contemporary art space showing subversive and difficult work. We delight in serving as a platform for discourse on work that is challenging to authority paradigms, feminist, queer, anti-establishment, hyper-aggressive, mystic, and/or joyously sexual.

Our gallery was launched in 2015 by Christopher Stout who serves as gallery founder and director.

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Art During the Occupation Gallery, Bushwick

(formerly Christopher Stout Gallery, New York)

119 Ingraham Street
Ground Floor Main Gallery in the Brooklyn Fire Proof Building
Brooklyn, New York 11237
Metro Stop: L Train, Morgan Street Stop 

Gallery Hours: Friday and Saturday Noon-6:00pm, Sunday 1-5pm, and also by private appointment.

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