ALL NEW WORK by David Foss, Don Kaiser, Heather Rachel Phillips, Henry Bermudez, Jon Manteau, Michelle Marcuse, Nic Coviello, Raphael Fenton-Spaid, Robert Solomon and Vincent Romaniello
SAGE REUNION TOUR
BLAM Projects Brooklyn
Opening reception: 6 to 9pm, Friday, October 7
Show runs through October 30, 2016
Hours: 11am to 6pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
BLAM Projects 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206
The Sage Reunion Tour will bring together 10 of the original members, each showing how their work has evolved since their Philadelphia project space closed in 2009. A variety of media are planned including: painting, sculpture, photography, performance, banners and video.
About Sage Projects
In late 2008 a group of Philadelphia artists organized visits to each other’s studios. Many of the artists enjoyed the tours and other artist’s work so much that they wanted to take the group a step further.
The perfect opportunity to form a cooperative came in early 2009 when the US economy crashed leaving many small businesses in dire straits. A team of business leaders in a popular tourist area, known as South Street, put out a call asking for arts groups to occupy vacant storefronts, cost free, in the hopes of bringing life back to the area. That’s when David Foss, artist and director of DaVinci Art Alliance, and Vincent Romaniello applied for and got the green light on a 2,000 sq ft, two story, empty storefront.
During the run of Sage Projects over 250 artists, musicians, filmmakers and other artists were given the opportunity to share the space and to bring their work to a wider audience.
Conceptual Punk-a-Rock-a-Billy-Blues ensemble MagicCarpet ManCave w
performing both original compositions and covers during the opening reception on Friday,
October 7, between 6-9pm during the exhibition reception.
As a mixed race artist Heather Raquel Phillips takes her experience of marginality to
create spaces for bodies using personal story telling and attempted acrobatic feats. Phillips, along with musicians Meg Widholm and Mike Woloszczuk, will be performing on Saturday, October 22, at 8pm during the Exchange Rates expo.
Shadow Overcome by Memory plus No Logic in Line, Michelle Marcuse
“Part of 2016 was involved in my making work for the 39th Wind Challenge Exhibition. My preparation was over 18 months and the show opened in September. It will be up till November 2nd. I exhibited with Amber Johnston and Brian Richmond.” – Michelle Marcuse
“HOUSE Gallery 1816 has kept us busy, we have had some good shows up until June. After a summer hiatus, we are set to start up again. POST 2016 east side….and our November show will be with Erik Ruin. http://erikruin.com/
Henry Bermudez is off to Peru October 1st for a solo exhibition in Lima. He will spend 2 months there on research for a project. Maybe i will get to visit him in November. We will both exhibit at BLAM in Brooklyn. It is a reunion with other SAGE artists from Philadelphia, some of them you probably know. BLAM has a counterpart gallery in Los Angeles. My images of the Challenge show were photographed by John Carlano.” – Michelle Marcuse
Thank you to Michelle Marcuse for the content of this post.
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