DREA COFIELD

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Project, Uncategorized
Drea Cofield’s New Mural “Rise and Grind”
Opening Reception on Friday September 16th at 6.30pm
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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

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Shah Bob premiere

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015 in Daily, Project

Shah-Bob2Support 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:

At 40, the road less traveled is narrowing for Bob who struggles to write his next screenplay while dealing with eccentric tenants, unclogging drains and collecting rents, for his father’s business. But when his father falls ill, Bob decides to change and embrace the legacy of his family and culture for the first time. He even finds himself falling in love with a Jewish Iranian ‘princess’ from the community. But can he really change?
Check it out if you’ll be on the West Coast!

 

 

 

Workshop Performance of Project: Sweatshop Boogie

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015 in Music, Project

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Willard Morgan & The Ideal Orkestra
Workshop Performance of Project:
“Sweatshop Boogie” 

Sunday September 13th 8:30-9:30pm
at Bowery Poetry Club
(308 Bowery, New York, New York 10012)
Admission Free

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.

Playwright & Composer: Willard Morgan / Art Direction & Costume Design: Uta Bekaia / Musical Arranger: John Sully / Videoscapes: Ayakamay Komatu / Producer : Marie van Eersel

Ayakamay “A Celebration” at Ideal Glass

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Daily, Project

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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

Donations and Volunteers Needed!

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in Daily, Project

mvf_logoThe 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 melissa@marilynvioletfoundation.org.

 

MIMIKAKI at Ideal Glass

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015 in Daily, Project

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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!

Performances
JULY 31st – SEP. 6th Dusk to Midnight
Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

Special Event
SUN SEP. 6th 7PM – 10PM

Details on Ayakamay website

The Rise of Sneaker Culture

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in Daily, Music, Project

Screenshot 2015-07-30 13.27.04Don’t miss the fantastic exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum – now until October 4th. (I’m a little bit obsessed with sneakers too – as the above still from Sweatshop Boogie shows.)

Willard Morgan Presents

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Daily, Music, Project

1391764_10152288740816978_963187620_nIn 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!

Cell Life in Cuba

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Project, Travel

WillCellLifeContinuing my on-going adventures in Havana with a new photo for my upcoming Cell Life in Cuba book!

Newfilmmakers Spring Festival 2015

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Project

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Silks and Satins is selected for the Newfilmmakers Spring Festival 2015 at Anthology Film Archives.

NEW FILMMAKERS NEW YORK
SPRING FESTIVAL
WEDNESDAY JUNE 24TH 7:15PM

Tickets: $6 at the door

at ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES
32 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

New Filmmakers New York

Silks and Satins from Ideal Glass on Vimeo.