time: A SUITE of DRAWINGS by Deborah Stein for here projects
AN EPHEMERAL DESIGN GALLERY DURING NYCXDESIGN CO-HOSTED BY ASHER ISRAELOW STUDIO, ESKAYEL, HART, HERE PROJECTS, AND PATRICK WEDER DESIGN.
OPEN MAY 16 - 23, 2018 FROM 11 - 7PM @ 718 BROADWAY, NY, NY 10003
JOIN US FOR THE OPENING RECEPTION MAY 15TH, 2018 FROM 7-10PM.
Skylab 2017, LAVillita Residency, New Mexico
I spent the summer of 2017 at La Villita Ranch and Mergirl Farm in the Rio Grande Valley, exploring, studying and translating ideas of meetings and relationships in the open New Mexico landscapes into repeat images on organic crepe silk. Because silk is touchable, moveable, and wearable, The Skylab Series played with ideas such as how can one embody the universe as the universe embodies you, what is the feeling of sky on the body and other such transactions between ideas of solidity, fluidity and vapor in a big vast busy world. Those works led me to new ideas and explorations of how mountains may feel and what air looks like and how changing ideas into images and breaking those images into the ethereal can break down our heartbeats into rhythms worth listening to.
I was honored to be asked to create a logo (left) for a new project by Eh-den Perlove and Lily Claire Nussbaum, former colleagues form the NYC Chapter of the Women's March on Washington. They had given me an image of the very first American flag, a raw tattered example of woven linen in faded red and royal blue.. I wanted to create a raw ink drawing, made up of young loosely connected but slightly different letter forms evoking 18th c. handwriting, proudly trying to be formal but imperfect, and maybe like that flag or the young project of America, bursting with ideas yet to evolve. Out of ten examples given, this is the one they chose. America 101 curates series of discussions and panels that explore the history and present state of our nation and what it means to be involved in continued active resistance. For more info about their work, visit their website here.
UPSTANDERS, May, 17 -June 11, 2017
UPSTANDERS, is part of the LIC OPEN at the FACTORY LIC
My work "We are the Storm and the Horizon: A New Vision for America" will be on view in this exhibition.
"The relationship between the universe of humanness with awe at the inner order and untamed chaos of nature is a long and complicated one. This past election cycle and trends in the American drift have tested protocol, balance, and the limits of the individual and national psyche in difficult and often oppositional ways. The response to the chaos is large, our desire for results is intense. We take and are taken on by different fronts driven by fast-moving political and social storms but patience to learn and heal, by nature, can be slow evolving. Rebecca Solnit aptly wrote, "Disaster is a lot like revolution: disruption and improvisation, and an exhilarating sense that anything is possible." In creating invisible atmospheres, storms and paintings of stopping points in time within landscapes, this group of drawings became an ongoing dialogue or exploration of the idea that hope and grief live on the same plane and the outcome of our future lives inside that.
WE ARE NOT BORDERS, Crowns and Jewelry by Deborah Stein in collaboration with Maria de Los Angeles.
"Jesus, Moses and Mohammed were refugees. In honor of the immigrant tradition that built this Republic composed of a populace escaping religious or economic horrors in their homelands—in turn decimating the original North American Indian population—and in front of a decidedly neo-fascist political moment in our history affecting much of the world, WhiteBox opens it’s democratic nonpartisan traditional doors to a Valentine’s Day celebration of cultural immigration, Government labeled “illegal.” This illegal movement composed of over eleven million laborious human beings, working jobs ranging from the menial but necessary jobs, to the cultural, academic and high tech industries, pays taxes and gets little in return.
Partial proceeds of exceptional sale of fashion garments and accessories, will benefit a Downtown Sanctuary center, TBA.
Valentine’s Party with open mic, DJ, live music, performances and lots of love at WhiteBox to follow.
Photos by George de Castro Day