The Introducing Series
Tim Fite Introduced by Stephanie Pereira
This event took place on October 26th 2012
The Introducing Series is an initiative that creates a platform for emerging artists to be formally introduced by an advocate of their art and future career. Twice a month a new artist will be presented by their champion and will have an exemplary piece of work exhibited at The Window at 125.
To accompany the piece in the window space, a celebration of each artist and the formal introduction will take place in the form of a conversation between the champion and artist during an invitational evening. They are posted in its entirety every two weeks here on Vimeo and on rogersmithlife.com
Tim and I met in college, years ago. Back then, he was my mentor, teaching me about art, and also the RA at my dorm, keeping me out of trouble. Tim can only be described as someone who is constantly making: books, collages, paintings, drawings, videos, prints (upon prints upon prints), music and merch for his various bands. During college he was signed to Lava/Atlantic, and more recently to ANTI. So his main gig thus far has
been music (which is exceptional). Through music, Tim has continued to make visual work pushing the boundaries of his live performances with a multi-media show that employs Keynote, drawing, storytelling, sing-alongs, a light-up boombox sculpture and one smart laptop. The thing about Tim is that anyone who knows his work, is excited about it. Those of us "in the know" have commissioned animations, broadsides, prints and even a Ketubah or two; we have bartered for things we could not afford; booked him shows whenever we had one to book (and extended those shows when they did so well); and collected his drawings, prints and paintings from the internet and from his living room. We have told our friends about him, and co-opted his brilliance for our own ends. Tim, quite simply, is an incredible artist. I am "introducing" him, simply so that you may share in the joy of his work, and engage him in your own creative efforts.
- Stephanie Pereira
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to rogersmithlife.com/art/the-introducing-series
Series Creator Danika Druttman
Video by John Birdsong
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