The CorinthPark warehouse will be open on Saturday, Nov 20 as a part of the Cedars Open Studios tour. ART CRIME SCENE is one day only installation of 'work' by vandals, Dallas PD and area graffiti artists.
FuNcTiOn: An Art Happening
Wow. What an event! The day began with the Cedars Open Studio Tour and as bus loads of people arrived, Oliver Bradley was busy fabricating his sculpture as a live performance piece that would be operational and ready to be skated on by the evening event. As the day drew on, we were so excited to greet newcomers to the space and interact and inform the public that the CorinthPark space is an experimental art venue where all creative ideas are accepted. By the evening, the crowd gathered around Blixaboy, Ishi, and Ascites, for a series of high-energy performances. Ishi was at peak form and whipped the crowd into a spontaneous dance party. Please check out the new Artists page for pictures of each artists work at the show. I would like to give a special thanks to the FuNcTiOn show artists for all of their hard work and creative energy and to Herschel Weisfeld and Sarah Jane Semrad for having the creative vision for such a unique artistic experience the likes that Dallas has never seen.
Oliver Bradley is hard at work...
Skate-able sculpture!! Where else are you going to see this in Dallas? We are so excited to see this beast assembled on Friday. So much work for one day, I hope everyone reading this pops by; your eyes and minds are what we need to make this worthwhile! -SH
Lest you think this show is all austere art, check the video below from local sensations ISHI! Legendary Dallas musician, DJ, and promoter Wanz Dover will also be playing as Blixaboy, and two noise artists will also be gracing us with their soundscapes this Saturday. Keep tuned to this blog for all the exciting updates! -SH
Scott and I had the pleasure of meeting VET at the CorinthPark space this week. VET is a recent recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts Award, and worked on a collaborative multi-disciplinary performance and exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art. Once she had a good look at the site, she was able to give us some hints of details to her installation idea. I love that she is so focused on using recycled materials for creative purposes. Please check out this prolific Dallas artist. She is a native Texas artist who incorporates recycling awareness and arts education within her projects and residencies. Her affiliations include the Texas Commission on the Arts, North East Texas Library Systems, City of Dallas Neighborhood Touring Program, City of North Richland Hills, Dallas Independent School District, Dallas Museum of Art, Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Children's Museum, Irving Art Center, Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District, A.R.T.S. for People, Junior Players, Young Audiences North Texas/Big Thought, Young Audiences Houston, Young Audiences Northeast Texas, Youth Services Council, Good Shepard Episcopal School, Booker T. Washington School of Visual and Performing Arts and numerous other local arts organizations. VET received her Bachelors of Arts and Performance at the University of Texas at Dallas. She currently teaches and exhibits throughout the state of Texas.
Herschel, Sarah Jane, Scott, and I met with the artists for the FuNcTiOn show this weekend and were blown away by the range of creative ideas that each artist had dreamed up. Oliver Bradley brought a model of a 24' x 8' skate ramp in the shape of the infinity symbol. He and another professional skateboarder will skate on the structure continuously throughout the evening. Cathey Miller never fails to spark my curiosity with her unique vision of the Planet of Cathedonia. (www.cathedonia.com) She is creating an entire room scene around a theme of "lesbians in space." I can't wait to see what comes of it! Diane Sikes, Education Director at the Dallas Contemporary, is creating a site specific work out of vintage books. She is incredibly talented and extremely on point in the Dallas art scene. Jonathan Brooks is bringing a series of paintings to the event that will add a much needed 2-dimenional element to the show. Everyone began to scope out which spot they want for their piece. There is so much possibility here!
Let's Get This Started:
Well, Scott and I are gearing up to meet with our amazing list of artists this week. I am really looking forward to hearing some of the wonderful ideas that they have come up with. For this years' show, we wanted to expand on the namesake of the past two events, BASE, and PRIMER. So we thought and thought, and came up with the name, FUNCTION. We were so pleased to find how many different meanings and usages it had. Not only does it include mathematical, and grammatical elements, but it can also be used as an expression of purpose and social gathering. We loved the idea of giving this broad range as a starting point for our artists, and a way to open up as many avenues of creative thought for them to build on. As a participant in last years' show, I am most looking forward to seeing how the artists react to all of the massive space they have to work with. Some of the more daring dreams come to fruition when you have the freedom to spread out.