Join us this Friday September 16th for the opening of our new mural “Rise and Grind”, by Drea Cofield. The New York based artist conceived the mural to address notions of intimacy, and more particularly the idea of scaling up works initially conceived as expressive yet confidential experiences. With this piece her intention is to shift towards a more composed, graphic, and physically immersive encounter for the viewer. “Rise and Grind” is both a private confrontation and a larger visceral exploration for passersby.
“It’s bacchanalian and violent and altogether human.”
Cofield’s work involves figures interacting – or pointedly not interacting – in other worldly landscapes. Bodies are sleeping or dead, facial expressions and gestures are enacted incongruously with violence and spectacle. Cofield explores the challenging language of allegory to see, experience and feel.
Opening event: Friday September 16th, 6.30pm-10pm
On view until: Friday October 28th
Support independent films, especially Shah Bob, which is opening this weekend in both Los Angeles and at the Iranian Film Festival in San Francisco. The film, by my good friend Babak Shokrian, concerns:
Willard Morgan & The Ideal Orkestra
Workshop Performance of Project:
Sunday September 13th 8:30-9:30pm
at Bowery Poetry Club
(308 Bowery, New York, New York 10012)
Join us for a Q&A after the performance with the creators.
RSVP on Facebook
Project: Sweat Shop Boogie
a journey through space, time, and Will Morgan’s closet, fashion as a weapon, a shield, a seduction, and finally, as an addiction to cheap rags that enslaves the Third World and imperils the planet… An hysterical haberdasher’s tale of global dandyism in rap, spoken word, indigenous, and improvised orchestrations.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH
6-9PM at IDEAL GLASS
DOORS OPEN AT 6 / PERFORMANCE AT 8
Join us as we celebrate the end of Ayakamay’s residency at Ideal Glass. Her final live production at the gallery will include the premiere of her latest piece, as well as a display of recently completed works. Ayakamay’s new documentary debut on NHK World Asian Dreamers program is premieringon cable networks worldwide.
-FOR MORE INFO OF Ayakamay-
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 2ND
RADIO “SAM ROBERTS SHOW”
XM 103/Sirius 206 and on SiriusXM On Demand
Details on Sam Roberts Show
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4TH-
NHK WORLD TV “ASIAN DREAMERS”
Art Gave Me Strength: Ayakamay
Details on NHK WORLD
The Marilyn Violet Foundation (MVF) is a family services and wellness non-profit created by my good friend Melissa Jackson in honor of her grandmother Marilyn Violet Jackson (1934-2013), a woman who gave in ways which laid the groundwork for strong lives. This year the Foundation is sponsoring their first annual Project Backpack, where, on September 1, they’ll be donating school backpacks filled with enough school supplies for a year to the Broome Street Academy Charter High School, as well as “wellness” backpacks for the homeless youth at The Door, NYC.
Donations are currently being accepted for this wonderful endeavor. And volunteers are needed to help assemble the backpacks – which will take place at Ideal Glass on Tuesday, August 25th.
For more information on donations and volunteering, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting tonight and every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights (from dusk to midnight) until September 6th, Ideal Glass artist-in-residence Ayakamay will be performing her “MIMIKAKI” character – with each performance being unique and one-time-only. And as a special bonus, tonight and tomorrow night NHK World (Japan’s largest broadcasting organization) will be filming a documentary about Akayamay. So come on and spend a summer’s night at Ideal Glass – and check out the new mural, pictured above!
JULY 31st – SEP. 6th Dusk to Midnight
Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
SUN SEP. 6th 7PM – 10PM
In honor of the upcoming New York Fashion Week/Men, let me present for your viewing these videos focusing on the fashion scene that I created along with my Ideal Glass team: Days of A Dandy, Silks and Satins, and Sweatshop Boogie. Each video is part of an episodic narrative of the upcoming Sweatshop Boogie production. Enjoy!
Silks and Satins is selected for the Newfilmmakers Spring Festival 2015 at Anthology Film Archives.
NEW FILMMAKERS NEW YORK
WEDNESDAY JUNE 24TH 7:15PM
Tickets: $6 at the door
at ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES
32 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003