WE* HAVE A SHOW IN BOSTON THAT OPENS FRIDAY! COME HANG OUT WITH US!!! (*Current cast plus recent dirtpals Olivia Horvath & Mimi Chrzanowski!!)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013
MILLS GALLERY, BOSTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
WITH A MUSICAL PERFORMANCE BY THE SECOND LINE SOCIAL AID & PLEASURE SOCIETY BRASS BAND
The Boston Center for the Arts presentsAbout, With & For,a group exhibition that brings together a diverse group of contemporary artists, builders, makers, musicians, performers and alchemists whose work deals with issues of utility, locality, and participation.
The work in this exhibition – much of it made in collective circumstances – articulates various aspects of Folklife, a term that broadly encompasses the many facets of self-organized creativity that express a collective identity. It is represented in this exhibition by activities and techniques ranging from boatbuilding to collective mending, parading, storytelling, and place-bound interactions with the built and natural environment. In this way, works in About, With & For go beyond canonical concepts of the contemporary art dialog.
Folk traditions are at once constant and changing vernacular expressions, grounded in the concerns and experiences of their makers. "This everyday creativity maintains an essential usefulness, informed by skills and ideas that are passed on informally and legitimized by the community who identifies with and participates in it," explains curator Juliana Driever. "Through an exploration of a folk ethos in 'social art' forms, one can see common strategies develop in response to the material, personal, social, and political conditions of everyday life; an attempt to make meaning from one’s surroundings through mutual creativity."
About, With & For features works by artists from New York and New England including: Matt Bua, Dirt Palace, Clare Dolan/Museum of Everyday Life, Fixers Collective, HONK! The Festival of Activist Street Bands, Mare Liberum, National Bitter Melon Council and Jeff Stark.
Alison had an excellent time at the opening of her and Julia Moses's show, DRY SOCKET. Thanks to everyone who came out to see it! If you couldn't make it then and still want to see the show, there will be open hours from 1-3 pm every Saturday in October at 186 Carpenter Street in Providence. There will also be a horror movie screening in the gallery on Saturday, October 5th at 7pm. Come eat snacks, drink a beverage and watch a scary thing with us! More details will be posted here (https://www.facebook.com/events/475324095899573/) soon!
Jieun has been making tiny sculptures, adding to her plant collection, and going to Six Flags!
Check it out: the bones of Jieun's Etsy shop are finally up! This is a work in progress and many more pieces should be listed in the next week or two, so be sure check back… www.etsy.com/shop/almanacforjune
She is busy working on the Dirt Palace Store Front Window, deep in neon orange, glow in the dark, hologram paper, skeletons, vortexes, and blacklight paint. Soon you can check it out when you're haunting the streets.
Holiday orders are in full swing, and Muffy is binge watching Cheers and printing daily.
There are lots of skimpy outfits that you have precious few days to wear!
For the BCA show opening on Friday Muffy is making one of those wooden things with holes cut out for you to put your head through and take a picture. It is based on greek vase imagery
She tried to find the word for the stick your face in the hole and take your picture things and was unable to find an one in the English language. There is a Scandinavian word for them however, which is tintamareski.
Just had a birthday, installed at the BCA, and got on a plane to Italy. ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
***DIRT PALACE LIBRARY HI-LITES***
MONTHLY PICTORIAL TREAT FROM THE DUSTY SHELVES OF THE DIRT PALACE FURTHERING THE QUEST TO SPREAD FUN LIKE GIN AND JUICE, MOSTLY GIN
Classic of the 90's (1995)...notable as first book that I remember ever coming across that had been printed on a Risograph. printing fairly mind blowing then and now below: page with 4 color printing & the copy of the squatters handbook that was folded inside the copy on our shelf
important techniques for ramming through a double vehicle stationary roadblock and the pros & cons of car armor.
the dirt palace is a feminist art collective located in the olneyville neighborhood of providence, rhode island. visit http://dirtpalace.org for more info! also: subscribe to our mailing list (only 1-2 mailings per month) also: buy zines and comics et cetera from our ETSY STORE!!!!!!!