1. Gallery House Spring Show 2013

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    Catherine Howe "Recent Paintings & Unique Prints from the Proserpina Series", and other works from Gallery House artists. Public Opening: April 6, 2013 at 2:00 -- 5:00 p.m Exhibition runs from April 6 -- May 25, 2013 Howe had her first exhibition in New York at White Columns in 1987. While in Buffalo she served as the Curator of Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (1984-88), a legendary artist-run space started by Cindy Sherman and Robert Longo. Arriving in New York in the meat packing district in 1989, Howe became an Associate Director of White Columns until 1995. She emerged as an artist while in this creative non profit milieu in the early 90's along with such artists as John Currin and Lisa Yuskavage—artists also interested in painting a new figuration. Currently she is the Faculty Chair -- Graduate Painting & Drawing at the New York Academy of Art and a full time artist. Her paintings have been exhibited extensively in solo shows internationally and appearing in numerous prominent publications that include Art in America, Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, Artforum and The New York Times. Having previously painted figurative works Howe's female figures began to give way to a "purer way of making paintings where the forms emerged more spontaneously". What results is semi-abstraction work yet they are distinctly Howe's painterly touch. Each of the works are highly luminous, textured and richly hued in colouration. Influenced by Dickinson's poetry of ecstatic nature and mystery of the physical world this selection of works exhibit encaustic layers of heavy florals, light, champagne and slathering of suggested animals or hidden imagery. Other Artist Include; Ray Caesar, Joe Fenton, Anita Kunz and Brian Richer

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    • Brian Richer I Gallery House

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      Brian Richer - Project Statement - Marble with Fluorescent Tube Marble with Fluorescent Tube - the initial creation of Castor Design's Science and Humanities Division - takes everything from technology, to minimalist sculpture, to the conventions of art history and curatorial practice as its inspiration. Based in part on the experiments of inventor Nikola Tesla, this sculpture falls somewhere between the realms of engineering and of fine art. the Marble with Fluorescent Tube's wirelessly powered bulb is simultaneously mundane (insofar as it calls to mind dreary workplace environments) and beyond immediate comprehension, as if taken directly from a science-fiction novel or film. The base upon which the bulb sits presents a similar contradiction: its form makes reference to the work of such minimalist sculptors as Donald Judd and Carl Andre; yet it is executed in marble, a material closely tied to the history of figurative sculpture. About Brian Richer Born in Sudbury, Ontario Canada - Richer is interested in the intersection between art and technology, an area which he explores through a branch of Castor Design (a Toronto-based design which Richer runs with Kei Ng) entitled Science and Humanities Division. Richer's work blurs the line between the practicality of engineering on one hand, and the indulgence of fine art on the other.

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      • CASTOR IS FRENCH FOR BEAVER | Carling Acthim & Lana Mauro

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        CASTOR IS FRENCH FOR BEAVER is a Semifinalist in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. View more Semifinalist films at https://vimeo.com/groups/focusforwardfilms/albums/6362. Multidisciplinary design firm, Castor is known for recontextualizing discarded materials. Three of their most iconic designs are lights repurposed from items most people intend for the trash - the Tube Light from used fluorescent tube lamps; the Tank Light from expired fire extinguishers; the Invisible Chandelier from piles of assorted burnt out light bulbs - all of which are the subject of this film, CASTOR IS FRENCH FOR BEAVER. We meet and observe the team of Castor’s small Toronto operation - first fabricator Darryl Mahoney on his journey to pull together the pieces that make up the Tank Light, followed by partner Kei Ng's description of how a seemingly ugly item has beauty in a restored context and finally Brian Richer, founding partner and principal designer, who explains the philosophy behind finding new use in the most un-reusable items on the planet. Produced + Directed by: Carling Acthim + Lana Mauro Cinematographer: Max Chin Additional Filming by: Amos LeBlanc Story Editor: Adrienne Reid Edited by: Pete O’Hara Sound Recorder: Finlay Brainwaite Sound Mixer: Andy Fench Original Score: James Shaw Graphics: Carolyn Atyeo

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          Multidisciplinary design firm, Castor is known for recontextualizing discarded materials. Three of their most iconic designs are lights repurposed from items most people intend for the trash - the Tube Light from used fluorescent tube lamps; the Tank Light from expired fire extinguishers; the Invisible Chandelier from piles of assorted burnt out light bulbs - all of which are the subject of this film, CASTOR IS FRENCH FOR BEAVER. We meet and observe the team of Castor’s small Toronto operation - first fabricator Darryl Mahoney on his journey to pull together the pieces that make up the Tank Light, followed by partner Kei Ng's description of how a seemingly ugly item has beauty in a restored context and finally Brian Richer, founding partner and principal designer, who explains the philosophy behind finding new use in the most un-reusable items on the planet. Produced + Directed by.....................................................................................................Carling Acthim + Lana Mauro Cinematographer...................................................................................................................................................Max Chin Additional Filming by....................................................................................................................................Amos LeBlanc Story Editor.....................................................................................................................................................Adrienne Reid Edited by.............................................................................................................................................................Pete O’Hara Sound Recorder......................................................................................................................................Finlay Braithwaite Sound Mixer........................................................................................................................................................Andy Fench Original Score by..............................................................................................................................................James Shaw Thanks to.............................................................................................................................................................The Internet

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          • CASTOR IS FRENCH FOR BEAVER

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            Castor’s work has been described as a cross between Guy Maddin and Larry Clark with a side of Stompin’ Tom Connors. They are interested in the middle ground between high design and ribald yokelism.

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